Education Specialist

Albany, NY - Posted on: Tuesday 10/21/14


To assist project team in conducting various activities related to the development of continuing professional education programming for professionals working with foster care and at-risk youth aged 14-21.

Duties include:

  • Deliver training using standard methodologies
  • Develop materials, concepts, and strategies for use in consultation/training activities
  • Function as a strong team member to ensure consistency of services
  • Participate in regional and statewide youth leadership activities
  • Assist with evaluation and reporting




  • Bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a USDOE, or an internationally recognized accrediting organization in Social Welfare, or a related field
  • Experience in child welfare and/or juvenile justice including service delivery to adolescents
  • Demonstrated proficiency with oral and written skills
  • Applicant must address in their application their ability to work with a culturally diverse population
  • Ability to deal with multiple priorities/competing deadlines in a team setting
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer use, specifically Microsoft products
  • Ability to travel throughout New York State regularly to deliver training and attend meetings, and the ability to lift 40 pounds
  • Candidates selected for a final interview will be asked to give a presentation on an adolescent related issue


  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in NYS child welfare practice, including the provision and/or supervision of life skills development and adolescent services to adolescents in foster care
  • A broad knowledge base in areas of adolescence, human sexuality, and foster care systems
  • Experience in developing curricula and delivering training
  • Knowledge of adult education theory and providing consultation
  • Knowledge of recent federal and statewide child welfare initiatives

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Please send a copy of resume and a cover letter to Professional Development Program, Room UAB 412, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222 or e-mail here, specify job R14-53