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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 12:04 AM


Action for Child Protection

New York, NY, United States Part Time

Recruitment Announcement: Child Welfare Trainers/Facilitators

ACTION for Child Protection is a national training and consulting organization.

Our focus is on providing high quality education and technical assistance services directed at improving case practice and decision making in child welfare programs.

ACTION is recruiting individuals to facilitate learning programs in collaboration with the Administration for Children’s Services’ (ACS) Workforce Institute (WI) at one or more of the ACS WI’s locations in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and/or Staten Island.

The ACS WI is a state-of-the-art professional development institute that strengthens skills and provides support to child welfare and juvenile justice frontline staff as they strengthen and support New York City’s families and children.

Through partnership with the City University of New York, the ACS Workforce Institute offers professional learning initiatives that move beyond the classroom to enhance skill development for new and seasoned ACS and provider agency staff.

Examples of learning programs for which facilitators are being recruited include:

Building Coaching Competency

Advanced Coaching (Skill Refreshers)

Building Coaching Competency for Senior Administrators

Motivational Interviewing: Strength Based Engagement

Motivational interviewing:

Engaging Families with Repeat Involvement in the Child Welfare System

Motivational Interviewing: Engaging Girls and Young Women

Motivational Interviewing: Engaging Fathers

Safety and Risk: Investigation, Synthesis, and Assessment

Engaging Parents with Cognitive and Other Developmental Limitations

Case Review for Managers: Synthesizing Information

Child Sexual Abuse: Protective Strategies

Using Case History to Inform and Strengthen Practice


Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or related field

Child welfare training experience

Sensitivity to and experience working with diverse cultural and linguistic populations
Minimum of 2 years of public and/or private agency experience working within a child welfare or juvenile justice system

Live in or in close proximity to New York City

Preferred Skills:

Facilitators must be able to independently deliver learning programs; follow developed curricula; demonstrate strong communication, group engagement, group facilitation, and time management skills related to covering all required material.

Ideal candidates will have experience working from a coaching mindset, from a strengths based perspective, with cultural humility and with expertise in trauma informed practice.

For further information about this consulting opportunity, please submit your resume, a cover letter summarizing your experience and expertise, the number of days for which you are available in an average month, and a list of three references that can speak to your learning program facilitation skills to:


Trainers will be paid a daily fee as ACTION Professional Associates (required to sign Professional Associate agreement) for each day of training provided.

No per diem or travel expenses as trainers must be local.

Theresa Costello

Executive Director

ACTION for Child Protection


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