Richmond Hill, New York
Outreach Development Corp.
This senior-level trainer ( Addiction Studies) teaches in the OTI CASAC program and Outreach University and occasionally provides training for external agency customers. The Senior Trainer assists in evaluating program applicants, provides advisement for OTI students, places students into internships, helps students to find employment, and conducts internship supervision. (This position is hybrid: in-office and remote work; 3 days in-office, 2 days remote possible.) Supervised by the OTI Director.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Teaches students in OTI CASAC training program, Outreach staff in the Outreach University program, and staff in external agencies that contract with OTI, virtually and in-person. Reviews student assignments.
Conducts interviews and evaluations of program applicants and provides feedback to the administrative team and Director. Serves on and participates in the Admissions Committee.
Provides advisement/academic counseling to OTI students referred by the administrative team and Director.
Conducts weekly internship group supervision of OTI student interns. Provides supervision of the OTI Internship Consultant.
Places OTI students into approved internships and assists students who need help finding employment. Seeks out and maintains relationships with OASAS-licensed agencies and Outreach program directors to secure appropriate internships/employment possibilities for students, develops inter-agency agreements, monitors students’ performance as interns through regular communication with the internship site supervisors and students, and troubleshoots any difficulties in the placement.
Creates and modifies curriculum as needed to meet customer and agency needs. Submits new courses to OASAS for approval.
Assures compliance with OASAS and SED regulations and policies related to training and staff development and any requirements related to grant funding.
Assists in evaluating the effectiveness of training courses and programs and modifies them as needed to maximize their efficacy.
Assists the Director in promoting OTI services and represents OTI in the community.
Qualifications: Experienced trainer with a minimum of 5- year’s experience working in an educational setting related to the provision of behavioral health educational curriculum is preferred. At least three years clinical experience in behavioral health is required.
Certificates and Licenses: A master’s degree is required and a CASAC is desirable.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
Understanding of OASAS requirements for CASAC and staff training. (Familiarity with OMH requirements is a plus.) Excellent training, writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills. The ability to manage difficult situations with composure and flexibility and to work effectively with diverse populations and personalities. Competency using electronic teaching platforms. A professional demeanor and the ability to model congruence with ethical codes of professional conduct is a must.
Knowledge and skill in motivational interviewing and other evidence-based practices in behavioral health is strongly preferred.
Must be able to travel locally throughout the city and metropolitan area, and in the tri-state region.
! Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully and maintains confidentiality.
! Interpersonal Skills – Maintains confidentiality, remain open to others’ ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things.
! Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations and demonstrates group presentation skills.
! Written Communication – Edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information.
! Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities and uses time efficiently.
! Quality Control – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.
! Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
! Attitude – Maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner so that you get along with clients, co-workers and supervisors, while achieving performance expectations.
! Dependability – Consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.
! Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures and uses office equipment and materials properly.
! Policy and Procedures – Is aware of and consistently complies with agency Policies and Procedures as defined in the Employee Handbook and Policy and Procedure Manual.
! Commitment to Agency Mission and Values – Employee behaves in a manner that is consistent and respectful of the agency’s mission and values.
All members of the OTI Team, the clinical and executive management at Outreach, and with OTI students and customers.