The Training Specialist I ensures employees are effectively
trained in the core and specialty competencies required for their
position. This includes all aspects of instructing and facilitating
employees at all levels of the organization in New Employee
Orientation, specialized or targeted training, local training,
retraining, and employee development. Knowledge of training
procedures and techniques, of adult learning/education principles,
practices, and interpersonal relations, as well as skill in
instructing others are required. Serves as a liaison between the
training department and other unit/departments. Assists in
developing and/or revising competency based curriculum in Core and
Specialty Classes as well as a variety of other topics, as needed.
Works as a team member to conduct Needs Assessments and Program
Assessments, as needed. Demonstrates professional manner and
communication skills suitable for public speaking as well as
excellent interpersonal skills. May require a driver's license.
Works under close supervision of the Competency, Training and
Development (CTD) director, with minimal latitude for the use of
initiative and independent judgment. Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a
specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule,
extended shift, and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave
policy and performs other duties as assigned.
Conducts facility and agency core and specialty competency-based
training including orientation, refresher, and local training
requirements using approved training curriculum and procedures,
audiovisual equipment, and practice models as appropriate in order
to train skills and develop employees. Evaluates employee
competencies and skills as outlined in policy and/or course
Documents class attendance and participation as outlined in the
departmental policy using rosters, class assessments, and
performance checklists. Ensures all required documentation meets
performance criteria and is accurate. Ensures records are ready for
routine monitoring by the CTD Director and by outside parties
during external reviews and that they meet performance
Conducts post-orientation (on-the-job) training assessments once
new employees have been trained in the residential setting, when
needed, and completes required documentation.
Demonstrates an awareness of safety and infection control
practices to ensure safe work experiences. Maintains department
equipment per guidelines so that equipment remains clean and in
good repair. Reports any problems with equipment in a timely
Conducts needs assessments and program assessments to determine
training sufficiency and areas for improvement.
Conducts self in a professional manner by following agency
policies and procedures in all communication with coworkers,
individuals, and the general public to assure quality of services
Maintains employee training record data and follows information
security protocols in order to maintain the confidentiality of
Performs other duties as assigned to ensure completion of
Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively
participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the
agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or
Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may
require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
- Knowledge, or ability to gain knowledge, of how to work with
persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- Knowledge of training procedures/techniques and adult education
principles and ability to apply these in curricula and learning
- Skill and ability to provide effective and interesting
instruction to large groups and in one to one situations.
- Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and
written) with people with diverse backgrounds at all levels of the
- Ability to teach and demonstrate skills related to assigned
courses such as CPR, Ukeru, Safe Use of Restraints (SUR), and
- Ability to support approximately 55 pounds in order to properly
train how to properly and safely lift a person.
- Ability to assist in evaluating, developing, and revising
- Ability to use Windows based programs such as Word, PowerPoint,
- Ability to operate basic office equipment and audio/visual
- Ability to work both within a team environment and
- Ability to demonstrate good judgment and serve as a model for
others in demonstrating the mission and values of HHSC.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Must possess valid Texas driver's license or obtain it no later
than 90 days after hire date. Applicants with an out-of-state
driver's license must provide an original certified driving record
from the state of driving licensure. Eligible driving record
required based on HHSC Fleet Management policy. Initial Selection
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university
with major course work in human resources, business administration,
education, communication, journalism, technical writing, or a
related field is generally preferred.
Experience providing services to persons with developmental
disabilities in a large institutional/residential setting and/or
paid experience facilitating/conducting competency based training
to employees or adult learners in a classroom or on-the-job
Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary
guidelines which are typically made at or near the minimum of the
Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check,
pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the
Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aide,
Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct and HHS OIG List of
Excluded Individuals/ Entities. Males between the ages of 18 - 25
must be registered with the Selective Service. All state supported
living center employees are subject to random drug testing.
Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The
position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours.
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered
for employment at a state-operated facility.All new hire candidates
will be required to receive COVID-19 medical screening (nasal test)
as part of the due diligence process.
Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection
criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this
position may include: 46Q, MC, 340, 4341, 3N0XO, 4C0X1, 68X, 230X,
MED10, 4C0X1, 42SX, 42A, YN, 0111, 3A1X1. All active duty military,
reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if
qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas
State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.
HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation
with you on your first day of work.
I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),
HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the
hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a
disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line
application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at
1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need
accommodation to participate in the interview process, please
notify the person scheduling the interview.