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Training Specialist

Programs & Services – St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Department Programs & Services
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

At Aurelia, our focus is capacity development, coaching and mentoring – providing the guidance and skills needed for self-sufficiency. We strive to facilitate a safe and supportive change process, holding space for communities while they develop the skills and capacity to grow and thrive. We are currently seeking a Training Specialist to join our team in St. John’s.

The primary function of the Training Specialist is to support Child and Youth Care capacity development projects undertaken by Aurelia. The Training Specialist will analyze training requirements, develop training plans and materials, and effectively present training courses to adult learners using a developmentally appropriate and trauma informed approach. The Training Specialist also has the responsibility of coaching and mentoring child and youth care workers, supervisors and management staff in direct care settings to ensure the development and integration of holistic programs that meet the needs of the client organization and respective governing bodies. Significant travel is a requirement of this position, with an estimated 35% - 50% of scheduled work hours away from home.

 Summary of essential job functions:

  • Provide education and training to support capacity development projects, including facilitation of training and workshops, and direct coaching and supervision of CYC practitioners and managers
  • Be responsible for ensuring training reports are submitted to Aurelia Senior Management and Executive team
  • In coordination with the Senior Program Specialist and Executive team, review overall project workplans and budgeting for field activities
  • Review project reporting schedules, templates, and requirements, and guide the client’s leadership team in their fulfillment of these requirements
  • Provide feedback and mentoring to CYC practitioners and management team to help them develop their project management, team leadership, logistics planning, reporting, and systems capacity
  • Perform other duties, relevant to the position, as necessary

 Minimum requirements:

  • Post-secondary degree, or minimum of 3 years post-secondary with commensurate work experience in a CYC-related practice setting
  • Familiarity with the academic literature and background of best practice Child and Youth Care
  • Familiarity with and empathy for the issues currently facing Canada’s Indigenous peoples
  • Fluency in English, including strong English writing skills
  • Strong knowledge of office procedures and practices
  • Keen attention to details
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Resourceful, flexible, able to multitask and manage workload-related stress
  • Proven organizational and time management skills
  • Self-awareness, cultural competence, and an understanding of the importance of self-care

The best person for this role will have 2+ years’ experience in a management/supervisory role and holds a CYC degree, diploma or certificate. You will have documented technical expertise in education; such as, direct teaching experience, program management and administration, curricula development, direct training, and/or capacity building. It is considered an asset if you have certification as a trainer/educator/facilitator in any of the following: Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), Parent Resources for Information Development and Education (PRIDE), Response Ability Pathways (RAP), Children And Residential Experiences (CARE), and/or other related programs.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, preference will be given to those who are of First Nation, Inuit, or Métis heritage.

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  • Location
    St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Department
    Programs & Services
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
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