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Training Specialist-Residential in New York, New York at The Jewish Board

Date Posted: 3/8/2019

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Job Description


The Rita Markus Training Specialist, under the direction of the Rita Markus Institute Director, will be responsible for training milieu and direct service providers working with children, adolescents, adults and clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Jewish Board programs.  The Training Specialist will also work with the larger MKSEI team to develop educational materials and provide training and support for non-residential programs as a secondary role.


  1. Create and deliver training packages to milieu and direct service providers (within The Jewish Board and within the larger social service/mental health community) in Adult, Adolescent and Child residential programs.

  2. Create and deliver training packages in crisis de-escalation, safety in the field, mental health diagnosis,recovery oriented practice, substance use assessment & intervention, cultural competency, health literacy, engagement, and/or trauma informed care.Specific trainings include: Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), Sanctuary, and CPR.

  3. Create and deliver training packages in other areas relevant to client care and behavioral health services.

  • Case, Team, and System Consultations

    1. Provide clinical and system consultations to support competency and ensure integration of training into daily agency practice, with a focus on site-based supervisory development and practice improvement strategies including sustainability planning, outcomes monitoring, and quality improvement support

  • Development of Materials

    1. Create training tool kits and fact sheets to support centralized and site based learning

    2. Contribute to webinar creation

  • Participation in other MKSEI endeavors such as

    1. Training Evaluation

    2. Crisis consultation


  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work or related mental health field preferred.

  • Documented evidence of excellent training skills

  • Availability to work during set Jewish Board training times and travel to training sites necessary, along with capacity to train within The Jewish Board standards

  • Knowledge and skills in the area of cultural competency training is required

  • Strong verbal communication skills, ability to work collaboratively with staff at all levels of the agency

  • Organized with an ability to work independently to complete projects

  • listening and problem solving skills

    Skilled decision-maker and project manager that works proactively in an outcome-focused environment


  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience working with Child/ Adolescent Residential, Adult Housing, and/ or clients with developmental disabilities is a prerequisite

  • Fluency in Spanish is useful