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Resource and Adoptive Parent Training Coordinator

Date Posted:  Jan 15, 2022
Requisition ID:  253001

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. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.



The starting salary for this position is $27,040 annually. 


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:

This position serves as a field based Resource and Adoptive Parent Training (RAPT) Coordinator working as a professional assistant for the Staff Development unit serving as a liaison for pre-service and on-going resource parent training throughout Indiana's 18 regions.  Maintains training calendars for regions and coordinates all logistics related to training for assigned regions.  This includes numerous on-going  trainings and new resource parent trainings per month.  This position will report to the RAPT Coordinator Supervisor.

A Day in the Life:

  • Provides information to prospective/current foster parents related to all resource parent trainings (including classroom trainings, on-line trainings, CPR/Universal Precautions/First Aid trainings); maintain registration for all individuals wishing to attend resource parent training provided by DCS; obtains from Resource Parent Trainers and/or contract trainers information regarding attendance at trainings and coordinates with Regional Foster Parent Specialists to ensure that records are accurate and are recorded in MaGIK.
  • Assists with all logistical requirements related to training within one week of the request including securing locations, arranging for or making copies of needed handouts; assisting with providing needed equipment such as LCDs, DVDs, etc., also provides other assistance to trainers as requested and completes any other related duties to ensure that all scheduled trainings are going well.  This will include assisting with maintaining the regional training calendar and providing information to the supervisor so that a master training claendar can also be prepared.
  • Assist with arranging for special speakers at trainings such as law enforcement officers, car seat safety specialists, Health Department speakers, current foster parents, former child welfare youth etc., as requested  by the RAPT Supervisor and/or the RAPT Trainer.
  • Assists with videoconferencing set-up and webinar set-up as requested.
  • Handle all routine departmental activities daily with reasonable and ordinary requests processed within 48 hours (meeting room requests, travel vouchers, IRS, payroll, supplies).  Person processes mail daily and distributes and/or responds as appropriate.  All special requests requiring additional approvals are processed within 3 working days. 
  • Person will prepare other documents (letters, charts, reports) requested (one business day if designated an emergency).
  • Assist with enrolling and registering parents in training courses
  • Organize training equipment and locations.
  • Assist with preparation of manuals and training materials.
  • Prepare minutes of designated meetings (with appropriate format and quality)  and will review and distribute within one week of the meeting.
  • Monitor Website for regional training related issues and make suggested modifications/changes as appropriate.  
  • Person will perform other related duties as requested.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.

What We're Looking For:

High school diploma or equivalent

What You'll Need for Success:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Knowledge of the basic skills and abilities related to administrative management and performing the duties outlined above; including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Ability to obtain working knowledge of utilizing videoconfernecing equipment and other computer realted technology within a reasonable time frame.
  • Ability to analyze and prioritize requests focusing on excellent customer service.
  • Ability to effectively respond to all agency requests made regarding training, both from internal and external partners.
  • Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships  with all internal staff, field staff (primarily regional Foster Parent Specialists) and prospective or current resource parents.
  • Ability to manage several tasks at one time, prioritize according to guidelines provided by the RAPT Supervisor, and complete tasks within established timelines.

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) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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