Systems of Care CANS Trainer

Center for Improvement of Child & Family Services, Portland State University
Portland, OR

This training position will work with the Systems of Care Institute (SOCI) Training and Consultation Team to develop and implement a training and consultation plan specifically focused on administering the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS). CANS is a multi-purpose tool developed for children’s services to support decision making, including level of care and service planning, to facilitate quality improvement initiatives, and to allow for the monitoring of outcomes of services. In addition, the incumbent will provide training and consultation to support implementation of Wraparound at the local/regional level. Position requires work with program staff, community partners, sponsor staff, and internal/external groups. In addition, the position will attend project related meetings to ensure smooth operations and clear communication with sponsoring agent.
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Trainer (Trauma Informed Care)

Washington, DC
DC Child and Family Services Agency
  • Works as a Trauma Informed-Care Trainer in the Child and Family Service Agency Child Welfare Training Academy (CWTA), Office of the Deputy Director for Planning, Policy, and Program Support (ODDPPPS), The Trauma Informed-Care Trainer is a licensed clinical social worker who will provide trauma-informed education to social workers, resource parents, and other child welfare and non-child welfare professionals.
  • Conducts pre-service and in-service training classes that focus on competency based, trauma informed training, and job skill application, the principles of adult learning, and are consistent with the Child and Family Services Agency's (CFSA) policy and best practice methodology. 
  • Assesses the CFSA workforce training needs and the design, delivery and evaluation of trainings that promote trauma- informed, evidence-based or best practices supporting recovery and resiliency.
  • Delivers trauma focused training in various classroom formats, using relevant training materials such as guides, handouts, class exercises or assessment tools based on a variety of instructional strategies, aids, policy, standards and practical application.
  • Collaborates with the  Program Manager, CWTA trainers, or other assigned subject matter experts to develop a trauma informed training curriculum. Reviews course evaluation summaries and  develops curriculum plan with Program Manager on course revisions as needed.
  • Assists in the development with and revision of training curricula; leads in the development and revision as required.
  • Develops task-based performance orientated course curricula and lesson plans, designed to achieve maximum participant development and task competencies.
  • Expands and/or modifies training material and course content to address the diversity and proficiency levels of participants.
  • Conducts course work training based on a variety of instructional strategies, aids, policy, standards and practical application.
  • Prepares written and demonstration instructional material which incorporate a variety of material, visual aids and media.
  • Utilizes agency policy and guidelines to evaluate, measure and document participant/student progress through written examinations or developmental activities.
  • Monitors participant/student progress and consults with program staff to access the nexus between instruction and subsequent job performance.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of the information relative to performance results of training and future training recertification dates as required of social workers.
  • Recommends administrative and operational proposals for new instructional programs, workshops, seminars and classes to meet standards for CFSA guidelines.

A master's degree in social work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education. At least one year of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.  Candidates who are certified in Trauma-Informed Care and Counseling are preferred.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

Licensure Requirement: DC  Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) ;a DC Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) is preferred. (Must supply a copy).


Salary Range:  $80,220- $103,368

Please apply on-line:
Candidates can also contact Karimah Stallworth, HR Specialist @:
Phone: 202-727-3847   Fax: 202-727-4831

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