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New and Experienced Worker Trainer

Date Posted:  Jun 20, 2022
Requisition ID:  366364

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


Hire Salary:

This position typically hires at the minimum salary of $42,328


About the Department of Child Services:

Mission:  The Indiana Department of Child Services leads the state’s response to allegations of child abuse and neglect and facilitates child support payments. We consider the needs and values of all we serve in our efforts to protect children while keeping families together whenever possible.

Vision: Children will live in safe, healthy and supportive families and communities.

Values: We at the Indiana Department of Child Services empower our team, in collaboration with state and local partners, to make decisions in the best interest of every child in our care by embracing:

  • Respect for all
  • Racial justice
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • A culture of safety
  • A commitment to continuous improvement

About the Job:

Staff Development Trainers provide classroom knowledge to DCS staff so that every staff member has the tools and the knowledge to fulfill their role within DCS to the best of their ability.  This is accomplished by providing relevant, quality and practical training sessions for DCS staff persons and providing feedback and support to the local county offices.  Additionally, through research and experience, staff development trainers become subject matter experts when new curriculum is needed and provide additional insight to weave the DCS  Mission, Vision and Values throughout the DCS training.

A Day in the Life:

  • To provide, at a minimum, two multiple day training sessions per month in identified subject matter, usually at one of the trainine centers throught Indiana.
  • To follow established curriculum, arrive on time for all classess with needed material and resources, and provide quality training as measured by customer satisfaction surveys. 
  • To provide content expertise, through research and experience to curriculum writers on topics identified for curriculum development.
  • To research workshop content in area of expertise and provide updated information in written report form to the Supervsior with recommendations for improvements annually.
  • To participate in seminars/workshops to enhance training delivery as well as maintain knowledge of up-to-date best practice information related to classes both within the current course schedule as well as those identified to be devleoped.
  • To provide logistical support as needed for regional training centers including maintaining a calendar, scheduling equipment, and ordering supplies.

What We're Looking For:

  • Six (6) years work experience in program coordination; development; implementation; or accredited college training in a related field.
  • Extensive knowldege of Child Development, Child Welfare, family systems or related behavioral health topics.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Extensive knowldege of Child Development, Child Welfare, family systems or related behavioral health topics.
  • Instructional classroom experience utilizing a standard curriculum.
  • Ability to work idependently and problem-sove unexpected barriers with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to promote teamwork by working with other Staff Development members to achieve established goals.
  • Oral and written communication skills so that ideas are expressed clearly and effectively and written documents are both comprehensive and logical.
  • Ability to provide positive feedback as well as address concerns with trainees and local office staff as appropriate.
  • Candidates must have the ability to travel statewide overnight to deliver modules that last from 2 to 4 days.
  • It is preferred that candidates have a college degree from an accredited school in the areas of social work psychology, counseling, or related field.
  • It is required that candidates have 2 years experience within the Department of Child Services as a Family Case Manager or Supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans;
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities;
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave; 
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave;
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Education Reimbursement Program;
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Referral Bonus program;
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program; 
  • Free Parking for most positions;
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access;


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis