Talent Development &amp; Training
Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Training Specialist 2 (Mental Hygiene)
Promotion: one year of permanent competitive service as a Training Specialist 1 (Mental Hygiene).
Open Competitive: Bachelor’s degree in a human services field and three years of experience in developing and delivering classroom training involving the concepts and techniques of care for individuals with mental illness or developmental disabilities in a mental hygiene setting.
One year of permanent service in a title eligible for transfer via Section 70.1 or 52.6 of the Civil Service Law.
Duties Description PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Develops and presents training courses in an agency’s training program.
• Identifies and assesses specific training needs by observing and reviewing agency programs and by discussing staff and program requirements with program managers.
• Develops a training program to meet identified needs by determining course content, method of presentation and space and equipment requirements, and obtaining training materials and resources.
• Prepares proposals for training programs utilizing funds provided for in State and employee negotiated agreements, and for Managerial/Confidential training.
• Facilitates training courses by obtaining outside instructors or personally conducting courses and selecting audiovisual teaching aids.
• Reviews outside instructors’ lesson plans to ensure consistency with course outlines and training objectives.
• Prepares lesson plans for those courses conducted personally and/or by other instructors, ensuring content will meet training objectives.
• Evaluates training courses with questionnaires, review of work reports, or supervisory evaluation.
Informs employees and program managers of available training and educational opportunities.
• Prepares and disseminates training announcements and information concerning educational opportunities.
• Provides specific information and course applications for those employees who may have a direct interest in a training course.
• Selects employees for training courses and educational opportunities based on relevance of courses to employee’s work, agency priorities, budgetary restraints, and class size.
• Assists program managers and supervisors in developing on-the-job training programs that will optimize performance
• Reviews on-the-job training programs with supervisors to optimize required learning opportunities for employees.
• Recommends specialized training courses to correct problems or to familiarize staff with new programs, policies, or procedures.
• Provides fiscal and administrative oversight for training-related contracts by assisting with contract development, including solicitation and administration of requests for proposals.
• Provides technical assistance in developing and updating training policies, and updates training manuals using appropriate resources and with assistance and review by supervisors.
• Maintains web-based learning management system within an agency to record compliance and analyze training needs.
** This position also involves the assignment of AOD (Administrator On Duty) periodically.
Training Specialists 2 (Mental Hygiene), develops and delivers major segments of institution and community training programs to improve the knowledge and abilities of those caring for and treating individuals with mental illness or developmental disabilities in institutional and community settings.
Serves as the overall assistant to the training manager of an institution, facility, or region. Supervises professional and paraprofessional training staff and/or support staff.
Additional Comments APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter and résumé to:
DDSOO 4 – Hudson Valley
Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 470
7 Wilbur Road
Thiells, NY 10984
Phone: 845-947-6000, Option 3, Option 5
Please reference the above EOA #22-011R in all correspondence.
• As of 10/21/2021 all OPWDD employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to mandatory weekly testing for COVID-19.
• The assignment of PS&T employees will be made in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between PEF and Hudson Valley DDSO regarding the posting of job vacancies. Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
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• All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
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• Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office at (518) 473-4785 or Email at email@example.com to obtain information and RA forms.
• OPWDD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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