Senior Training and Technical Assistance Specialist NPP

Child Abuse Prevention Center    North Highlands, CA
Job Description

Nurturing Parenting Programs (NPP) are family-centered, trauma-informed, evidence-based curricula designed to “build nurturing parenting skills as an alternative to abusive and neglecting parenting and child-rearing practices.” NPP teaches positive parenting behaviors with the goals of reducing recidivism in families receiving child welfare services and stopping the intergenerational cycle of child abuse and neglect.

The Senior Trainer and Technical Assistance Specialist is responsible for research, design, development, and facilitation of trainings related to NPP (e.g. NPP Philosophy, NPP Prenatal, NPP Infant/Toddler/Preschool, NPP Parents with School-Age Children, NPP Parents & Teens, NPP Fathers, and NPP Families with Special Needs, etc.). The Senior Training and Technical Assistance Specialist provides training and technical assistance locally, regionally, and statewide to a variety of family support professionals, child abuse prevention and treatment professionals, and their community partners. Training topics may include, but are not limited to: Strengthening Families™ framework, parenting education, five protective factors, father engagement, cultural proficiency, case management, home visitation, and cross-sector collaboration. Additionally, the Senior Training and Technical Assistance Specialist provides coaching and feedback to members of the CAP Center (CAPC) training team and Birth & Beyond partners, and assists in the development, delivery, evaluation, and continuous quality improvement of training and technical assistance services and products. This position requires extensive training experience and may require some travel throughout California.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Training Delivery

  • Conduct local, regional, and statewide trainings in-person and/or online as needed for Birth & Beyond AmeriCorps members, Birth & Beyond partner staff, family resource center staff, community partners, child welfare agencies, and other external organizations. Training will be primarily focused on the Nurturing Parenting Program curriculum.
  • In conjunction with the Training Program Manager, develop, update, and revise training curricula and materials in accordance with NPP best practices and Healthy Families America (HFA) Best Practice Standards.
  • In conjunction with the Training Program Manager, develop and maintain a positive and consistent working relationship with Dr. Stephen Bavolek, the author and developer of NPP.
  • Conduct re-fresher and fee-for-service training as needed.
  • Create and assemble training materials, as needed, including, but not limited to, needs assessments, project plans, purpose statements, surveys and evaluations, reports, and other tools for ensuring successful outcomes.
  • Ensure class participants complete assessments, evaluations, and sign-in sheets.
  • Evaluate and debrief all training sessions and provide follow-up support to training attendees as needed.
  • Communicate with staff, partners, and trainees to assess opportunities for improvement and contribute to ongoing training quality improvement process.
  • Co-Facilitation, Coaching, and Modeling

  • Work collaboratively with Birth & Beyond Family Resource Center partners to co-facilitate parenting workshops at sites, as needed.
  • Provide on-site coaching and modeling to Birth & Beyond AmeriCorps members and other Birth & Beyond staff, as needed, on implementation of NPP curriculum.
  • Coach and collaborate with other CAP Center Training and Technical Assistance Specialists to increase the quality and delivery of all trainings, help develop and support training objectives, and incorporate appropriate principles and learning styles.
  • Other Training and Facilitation

  • Coordinate and facilitate training activities, presentations, workshops, meetings, conferences, and services as needed.
  • Engage in required professional development activities to maintain organizational certification with Family Nurturing Center; complete necessary activities towards national NPP certification.
  • In conjunction with the HFA Senior Training and Technical Assistance Specialist, provide on-site training, coaching, and modeling to Birth & Beyond AmeriCorps members and other Birth & Beyond staff, as needed, on integration of NPP with the HFA framework.
  • Data Collection and Report Writing

  • Collect, analyze, and interpret data from tests and evaluations for continuous quality improvement and grant reports.
  • In conjunction with the Training Program Manager, assist in the writing of reports for grant partners and funders on a quarterly basis.
  • Internal and External Collaboration

  • Conduct additional trainings as needed for family service workers, childcare providers and other professions in the child and family service field. Trainings include, but are not limited to: Domestic Violence, HFA Wraparound Topics, Infant Safe Sleep, Child Development, Facilitation Skills, Nurturing Parenting Program, etc. Coordinate with Training Team on training calendar.
  • Assist Training Team with training preparations including room set up, preparing materials, etc.
  • Attend and participate in external and internal CAP Center meetings and committees as needed.
  • Work collaboratively and maintain positive working relationships with Birth & Beyond Collaborative, First 5 Sacramento, Department of Child, Family, and Adult Services, AmeriCorps, Department of Human Assistance, and other funders to ensure successful achievement of grant deliverables.
  • Work collaboratively and positively with other CAP Center program teams, including but not limited to, AmeriCorps programs, other CAP Center trainers, Strategies 2.0, the Birth & Beyond program, and all other CAP Center staff, providing support as needed.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with other child abuse prevention and family support/strengthening agencies statewide and locally.
  • Other Duties

  • Acquire and enhance knowledge of existing, new, and emerging trends through research, conferences, and participation on committees, as appropriate.
  • Attend and participate in on-site and off-site meetings and committees as necessary.
  • Assist with special projects including, but not limited to, grant proposals, reports, and special events.
  • Attend conferences and conduct outreach to promote training as necessary.
  • Provide support to agency-wide projects, as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications:

    Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Psychology, Social Work or related field from a four-year college or university required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of seven years of related relevant experience including, but not limited to, curriculum development, training or instructional delivery, and collaborating with others on trainings.
  • Experience with developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships with public agencies and community-based partners required.
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of child abuse prevention, child development, parenting education, family strengthening, the child welfare system, and foster youth issues
  • Experience implementing home visitation and parent education programs preferred.
  • Certification and/or experience with the Nurturing Parenting Program preferred.
  • General Knowledge

  • Knowledge of child abuse prevention field, social services and/or child welfare services required.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
  • Knowledge of family strengthening and parenting education.
  • Solid research skills and instructional savvy to create and present clear and effective instructional content.
  • Must have excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Intermediate knowledge of and proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to operate office equipment such as fax machine, postage meter, copy machine, etc.
  • Basic mathematics including addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.
  • Ability to maintain a professional and confidential work environment.
  • Organizational Ability

  • Ability to develop and maintain record keeping systems and procedures.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks in an efficient manner.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to adapt easily to change.
  • Ability to be a self-starter.
  • Communication and Relationship Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships, both internally and externally.
  • Ability to perform in a team.
  • Ability to work with individuals and teams with diverse backgrounds.
  • Able to deal with highly emotional people in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Ability to effectively coordinate and facilitate meetings and trainings.
  • Analytical Skills

  • Excellent problem identification and resolution skills.
  • Ability to deal with complex situations and to collaborate effectively with personnel in order to provide timely and effective problem resolutions.
  • Ability to adapt presentation of curriculum to meet the needs of the target audience
  • Physical/ Psychiatric Requirements:

  • Must be able to report to work on a regular and reliable basis.
  • Ability to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 20 pounds.
  • Able to deal with stressful situations.
  • Other Qualifications

  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule, which may include day, evening, night, or weekend hours.
  • Must possess a valid California Driver’s License, a reliable automobile, and auto insurance.
  • Must be able to travel between sites and to offsite events as needed, including some overnight travel.
  • Must pass a Criminal History check consisting of: DOJ and FBI checks as well as a search of the National Sex Offender Public Registry Website (NSOPW).
  • Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

    The Child Abuse Prevention Center

    Attn: Human Resources

    4700 Roseville Road

    North Highlands, CA 95660

    Fax: 916-244-1905

    Job Type: Full-time


  • delivering training: 7 years (Required)
  • NPP program: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

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