Job Title: Clinical Training Specialist
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Jackson, MI, US
Job Description:
General Summary:
LifeWays’ Clinical Training Specialist plans, organizes, and coordinates onboarding of new employees within the Clinical Care Division. This position plans, develops, implements, and conducts ongoing trainings across clinical programs and other partners (law enforcement, first responders, provider network, etc.) to increase skill and knowledge level within the mission, vision, and values of LifeWays.
Essential Functions:
Promotes an environment conducive to learning.
Provides onboarding and ongoing trainings in person and virtual to employees in the Clinical Care Division including but not limited to evidence-based practices, navigation of the electronic medical record (EMR – LEO), clinical documentation, and other clinical concepts.
Organizes onboarding packets for new employees in the Clinical Care Division, including training logs, onboarding schedules, competency checklists and other necessary documents,.
Assists in developing, implementing, and evaluating agency wide clinical training plan consistent with best practices. This plan will outline agency needs, requirements, and structure for the provision of clinical training and supervision, including supervised licensing hours.
Conceptualizes and creates training and development solutions such as classroom learning material, e-learning modules, job aids, and other resources as needed.
Conducts and coordinates a variety of training sessions, workshops, and seminars in alignment with LifeWays’ core values and strategic goals and with the use of various training programs, methods, instructional tools, and delivery strategies. Incorporates teaching aids and materials such as handbooks, multimedia visual aids, computer tutorials, etc. Presents courses and seminars independently and with co-workers. Coordinates training schedules and facilitate training sessions accordingly.
Prepares course feedback and evaluation tools to measure the effectiveness of courses. Periodically evaluates and reports on the outcomes of training sessions, overall effectiveness, success, and return on investment . Maintains records of trainee progress and achievements. Maintains a database of training materials as well as a reference library on training films, books, and other course materials.
Tracks clinical trainings provided to staff.
Develops and implements 90-day reviews for new employees in the Clinical Care Division.
Reviews documentation submitted by staff to ensure they comply with competency standards.
Provides clinical supervision to limited licensed staff, interns, and others as needed, assigned and within scope.
Supports implementation of evidence-based practices by participating in cohorts as appropriate.
Obtains and maintains various trainer status by completing necessary trainings and ensuring compliance with requirements to keep trainer status. Examples include but are not limited to: LOCUS, CAFAS, PECFAS, DLA20, CIT, Mental Health First Aid.
Provides ongoing monitoring of competencies through chart reviews, observation and other means to identify training needs within the Clinical Care Division.
Promotes teamwork by developing team building and learning opportunities.
Provides feedback to supervisors on staff competencies and collaborate on the development of performance improvement plans as needed.
Able to work at both Jackson and Hillsdale sites as required to ensure needs are met.
Assists in preparing for internal and external audits.
Required Education/Certification/Licensure:
Master’s degree in Human Services field with appropriate licensure with the State of Michigan.
Ability to be credentialed as a Mental Health Professional according to Michigan PIHP/CMHSP Provider Qualifications.
Must have reliable transportation
Preferred Education/Certification/Licensure:
Master’s degree in Human Services field with full licensure with the State of Michigan.
Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC).
CAFAS and PECFAS Train the Trainer Certification.
Certification and/or training in evidence-based practices such as Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (including trauma-focused), etc.
CPR, AED, and First Aid Training.
CPI Training or equivalent.