The Trainer will focus on complex manufacturing and safety training, as well as incorporation of soft skills, using a prescribed curriculum and modifies the training as appropriate. This position initiates and maintains ongoing contacts and relationships with identified community-based employers to develop training programs for participants in accordance with employer needs. Support adult individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be successful in manufacturing operations which will translate to numerous industries. Need to be highly organized (excellent time management) and able to work well independently and as part of a team. Must be able to develop collaborative relationships with employers and have the skills to navigate diverse business cultures. Need strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to interact effectively with diverse stakeholders. Need strong analytical skills and be a creative problem solver.
SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide individuals with developmental disabilities with the necessary training and development activities needed to perform their jobs with the highest level of effectiveness and efficiency.
- Conduct an analysis of the current training programs, identify improvements and coordinate enhancements.
- Provide guidance and training to staff to facilitate appropriate manufacturing and safety techniques with individuals including SQF.
- Update training manuals as needed.
- Model appropriate techniques related to implementation of curriculum.
- Working with habilitative team, provide suggestions on strategies and practices to improve service delivery.
- Train staff how to develop goals that are measureable using evidence based curriculum and practices.
- Works closely with the Partners with Industry staff to develop manufacturing training for individuals receiving services.
- Collaborate with Job Developer to identify job opportunities in the community what will be feasible and within our capacity including identification of skills necessary to successfully accomplish those jobs. As needed, the Trainer will accompany the Job Developer to employer visits to determine employer needs, and adapts the curriculum to train to meet these needs.
- Completes all required documentation ( discovery items for better determination of interests).
- In conjunction with habilitative staff, identify supports and adaptations as needed.
- Understand each individual’s needs and develop vocational objectives designed for the work site.
- Attend meetings as requested.
- Maintain confidentiality and follow Agency policies for protecting the health, safety, and well-being of individuals.
- Facilitate communication with employers.
- Serve as a link between the agency and community.
- Attend Program staff and in-service meetings as required.
- Attend professional development workshops as required by supervisor.
- Must be sensitive to the cultural diversity of others and facilitate trusting relationships and partnerships with individuals, families, community members, and co-workers.
- Complete necessary paperwork to meet Holy Childhood, federal and state regulatory requirements, and subsequently to maintain the appropriate clearance.
- Other duties may be assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Candidates for this position will have: the ability to demonstrate, and provide examples of continuous personal development and improvement; person centered approach; excellent communication skills (verbal and written); Problem solving skills, strong organizational skills and the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks/projects. Must be able to lift, push, and pull 50lbs. Candidate must have the ability to become and maintain an agency approved driver status. Must have a valid NYS driver’s license with daily access to insured personal vehicle to transport self and/or individuals as necessary. Must be able to obtain SQF Practitioner Certification and maintain certification for duration of employment.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor degree in a Human Service field preferred. High School Diploma or GED required. Two years of previous experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities in a supported work environment. Evidence based training curriculum experience preferred. Proven ability to provide support and guidance to supervisors who write and oversee goal development for individuals receiving services.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Rochester School of the Holy Childhood, Inc., does not discriminate against applicants, students and other individuals on the basis of an individual's actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, religious practice, national origin, ethnic background, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation (the term "sexual orientation" means heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, or asexuality), political affiliation, age, marital status, military status, veteran status, disability, domestic violence victim status, arrest or conviction record, genetic information, health condition, or any other basis prohibited by New York state and/or federal non-discrimination laws in its programs and activities.