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Training Specialist II
Job Code:2021-335
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Summary of Responsibilities:

The Training Specialist II is a full-time 3-year position, grant funded by the state of Alaska Department of Health and Human Services. 

  • The purpose of the grant is to provide residential providers agencies with effective and efficient training programs in order to ensure quality care and treatment for Alaska youth in care.  
  • This position requires extensive travel throughout the state of Alaska. 
  • The responsibilities of the Training Specialist II include, but are not limited to the following: (1) conducting training needs analysis and preparing and presenting reports, including the quarterly reports, year-end reports, logic models, and grant proposals (such as continuation grant proposals) (2) design, development, and implementation of competency-based training using mutli-media approaches, (3) Facilitating training, using the principles of adult learning, in classroom and individual coaching settings. Training topics include but are not limited to: MAB, RCYCP, GateKeeper, FASD 101/201, and Mandt. (4) Developing evaluation and survey instruments to measure effectiveness of training and return on investment. (5) Collaborating with various providers, state agencies and the university system to ensure training needs are identified, met, created, revised, and implemented with the support of agency/university staff.  
  • The Training Specialist II is expected to complete responsibilities independently, to seek supervisory consultation as needed, and to abide by all safety rules and regulations of the facility. 
  • The responsibilities of the Training Specialist II are carried out according to AK Child & Family policies and the mission of AK Child & Family and its philosophy of care.
  • Assumes additional duties as assigned*

*All positions at AK Child & Family may have responsibilities altered during the course of employment due to agency imperatives.

"AK Child & Family practices the Sanctuary Model which is a non-hierarchical, highly participatory, trauma-informed and evidence-supported whole culture approach, which helps the organization function in a safe, democratic and socially responsible manner and thereby provide effective treatment for clients and the community. We expect all of our employees, families and students to learn, understand and implement this model as part of their daily responsibilities and commitment to the culture of this agency."


Benefits are available to both Part-Time and Full-Time employees!

Health Benefits:

  • Medical, Pharmacy, Dental, & Vision – with HRA!
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Account
  • Group Life and AD&D
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program

Other Benefits:

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) - 13 hours/month in 1st year and then increases
  • 2 Floating Holidays/year
  • 6 Observed Holidays: double-time pay for working on the Holiday
  • Bonuses: Longevity & Referral
  • Educational Support Program


  •  $39,873.60 - $43,555.20 per year
  • Bonus in the amount of 1.5% of annual salary after successful completion of 6-month Intro Period and another at the 1-year anniversary.
  • Annual raises are based on the annual budget and not guaranteed each year.

Supervision and Coordination of Services:
  • The Training Specialist II reports directly to the Training Coordinator and is a member of the Training Department.
  • The Training Specialist II collaborates with a variety of staff across the agency, as well as with other agencies.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • The Training Specialist II must demonstrate the ability to manage complex training projects and must have an extensive knowledge of the training process i.e.: adult learning, training design and facilitation.
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft office suite.
  • Demonstrated skills in interdisciplinary teamwork in addition to excellent skills in written, interpersonal and oral communication are essential.
  • The Training Specialist II must have basic knowledge of statistical processes and will be expected to become competent at using a computer-based data management and analysis tools (such as SPSS).
  • A strong knowledge of the English language, with the ability to produce technical materials, written reports (such as logic model) and to communicate effectively with professionals from both rural and urban settings face-to-face, in writing, or on the telephone. 
  • The Training Specialist II must demonstrate basic knowledge of provision of care and treatment of emotionally and or behaviorally disturbed youth including, but not limited to: discipline, teaching skills and meeting basic needs.

Education and experience:

  • Minimum of Bachelors Degree in education, psychology or a related field from an accredited school is required.  
  • The Training Specialist II must have a minimum of 3 years experience in training design and delivery. 
  • Must have experience working with children and adolescents: preferably in a residential setting

Physical Demands:
  • The Training Specialist II must have the ability to work for extended periods of time at a computer terminal, to lift books and equipment weighing up to 30 pounds, to work at machines and tables 44” high, to work in file cabinets 55” high, and to operate a vehicle in the state of Alaska. 
  • Must be able to travel a minimum of 5 days per month.