Access and Engagement Trainer (Family Services)

Location Cleveland, OH 44114
Date Posted June 08, 2021
Job ID 7696
Employment Type Direct Hire
Scion Nonprofit Staffing ( is leading a search for an Access and Engagement Trainer for our client, an amazing organization that focuses on supporting caregivers and adoptive parents throughout the state of Ohio! This is a wonderful opportunity to join an increasingly impactful growing nonprofit that works with the child welfare system, located in Cleveland, Ohio. This is a direct hire, full-time opportunity!

Our client, a nonprofit organization, founded in 2005 is firmly rooted in the belief that childhood is a fundamental right and every day a child spends in foster care is a day in crisis. Our client's mission is to develop partnerships that transform beliefs, values, and actions to achieve permanency for all children in the shortest time possible. If you have a background in child welfare, public health, or health and human services and want to join forces with an amazing organization that is making a positive impact, then please apply today!

Position Description
The Access and Engagement Trainer is responsible for general family finding and program-specific trainings. This position is directly responsible to the Program Manager and will help shape learning and engagement for all partners and Ohio’s PCSAs (Public Children Service Agencies). It is critically important for the Trainer to stay informed on relevant family finding practice updates and maintain a strong knowledge base of Ohio revised code and administrative code as it relates to child welfare practice.

Overview of the Program
This specific program is a specialized short term intervention developed by the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition. The program utilizes the strategies of diligent searching and relentless engagement to identify potential connections, supports, and kinship placement options for children entering into foster care. As with all of our programs, we embrace family to be defined as biological, adoptive, foster, and all other kin and persons who have meaningful relationships with the child and the family of origin; such as neighbors, coaches, and life-long friends. We believe all children have caring and capable extended families that are willing to help raise their kin. With the right tools and engagement, families can be united together to support one another through kinship care.

What You Will Be Doing
- Supporting training of Family Finding values, skillsets, and strategies
- Leading and assisting with the development of new training content
- Collaborating with internal and external experts for curriculum development
- Building relationships with community partners and engaging them in training opportunities
- Mentoring external partners through modeling, consultation, collaboration, and coaching approaches
- Providing program-specific trainings
- Attending meetings, trainings, and growth opportunities as requested
- Assessing and providing feedback to program, as well as partner agencies, regarding employee engagement of training material
- Building and maintaining relationships with organization and partner agency staff
- Documenting and accurately tracking attendance at trainings
- Collecting and summarizing pre/post-test knowledge checks and trainer evaluation forms to be submitted

What You Have to Offer
- Bachelor’s Degree and experience in working in child welfare, social services, academia or government settings
- Minimum of three (3) years training experience and ability to train others
- Knowledge of the Ohio child welfare system

- Experience using Microsoft Office and ability to maintain a contact log spreadsheet
- Ability to travel in state which may include overnight stays up to five nights at a time
- Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include nights and weekends
- Exemplary public speaking and interpersonal skills
- Ability to use customer service initiatives to work with partner agencies

- Ability to work independently
- Ability to meet multiple program deadlines, and manage multiple tasks
- A valid driver’s license and dependable transportation
Must be able to pass a background check

Compensation and Benefits
A rewarding career and generous salary (DOE) plus a full and robust benefits package including health, dental, vision, retirement with a 3% employer match, a generous amount of paid time off plus an additional 8 floating holidays!

How to Apply
For immediate consideration, please submit your resume and letter of interest here:

About Our Firm
Scion Nonprofit Staffing is an award-winning staffing firm. Over the past few years, our firm has had the pleasure of successfully assisting hundreds of local employers. No matter the requisition or size, our track record and recruitment process has made us one of the top recruitment firms nationwide. Additional information about our firm and success can also be found online at, or in the 2010-2020 Business Times list of top staffing firms.

Scion Staffing is an equal opportunity employer and service provider committed to not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief. We are committed to the principals of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and for the candidates we represent.

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