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Training and Development Specialist

San Jose, CA

Job Type:

Full Time

About the Role

The Training and Development Specialist will be the primary Trainer in Therapeutic Best Practices and Evidence Based Practices for over 200 BWC employees and will coordinate and track training to ensure compliance with requirements from agency policies and procedures, Santa Clara County Behavioral Health, State Community Care Licensing, CA Code of Regulations and more. The Training and Development Specialist designs, implements and provides individual, on-line and group trainings; networks and collaborates with other agencies within the community to supplement the agency training offerings; and addresses emerging training needs.

• Master’s Degree in social work, psychology or counseling plus 2-4 years’ relevant experience developing, implementing and providing trainings. Licensure (LMFT, LCSW, LPPC) or experience with staff development in the areas of child/adolescent behavioral health, transitional aged youth, or related human services field desired.
• Experience working for Medi-Cal Behavioral Health program is highly desired.
• Experience working with culturally diverse youth and families require

• Required to be fully vaccinated with booster against COVID-19 (if eligible or agree to receive booster at the time of eligibility)

•        Create, administer and deliver training programs for new employees and continuing education for current employees that support their professional development
•  Provide culturally competent and responsive trainings with specialized focus on the populations we serve such as foster care youth, probation youth, homeless youth and families, LGBTQ and ethnically diverse clients
•  Provide Training in Evidenced Based Practices and Promising Practices that include:
o  Trauma Informed Care
o  Mental Health First Aid
o  Motivational Interviewing
o  CRAFFT – alcohol and drug screening assessment
o Transformational Care Planning (TCP)
o Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI)
o CANS – Child & Adolescent Needs and Strengths assessment
o RISE – LGBTQ evidence based practice
o 7 Challenges – drug & alcohol treatment program

• Participate in the design, implementation, and tracking of individualized staff training plans and coordinate outside agency trainings for all staff working cooperatively with Program Directors and Supervisors.

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About the Company

Bill Wilson Center is a nationally and regionally recognized leader for providing services to at-risk youth and families. Our agency -- from our executive team to our line staff -- is committed to improving the lives and conditions of the people we serve. We provide direct services to more than 3,500 children, youth, young adults and families in Santa Clara County. BWC provides services that meet the cultural and linguistic needs of our whole community. We value our unique ethnic diversity as well as the LGBTQ community and non-able body community. Join us and become a difference maker at Bill Wilson Center! Find out more at

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