Training Assistant

Training Assistant
Performs entry-level training work. Maintains refresher training records and compiles reports on training programs. Maintains student registrations and coordinates training locations for refresher and specialty classes. Presents courses during new employee orientation and refresher sessions to ensure compliance with minimum training requirements and competency on the job. Assists in development of curriculum and preparation of other training materials related to staff training and development. Other duties as assigned. Works under close supervision with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Prefer experience working directly with a developmentally disabled population.


Essential Job Functions:
Attends Work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

Conducts facility training including new employee orientation, refresher training, and continuing education using approved training curriculum and procedures, audiovisual equipment, and practice models. Assists by teaching PMAB, CPR, ANE, and Defensive Driving. Prefer experience as a platform trainer or teaching experience, cirriculum development. Able to lift, bend, stoop, kneel, and extend arms and legs.
Performs complex file management. Manages incoming paperwork, filing, copying, and storage.
Will maintain employee training record data, including but not limited to: posting of completed training into PeopleSoft Training Information Management System (TIMS), running training data reports, entering employee training assignments and maintaining employee training files. Skill in the use of standard office equipment and software.

Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.



Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Experience working with persons with developmental disabilities.
Knowledge of training procedures and techniques; of adult education principles, practices, and techniques; of the group process, group dynamics, and interpersonal relations; of instructional and/or curriculum design; and of program areas to be presented.
Demonstration of excellent interpersonal and communication skills, orally and in writing.
Ability to work flexible schedule- primary schedule -2-10PM, also may work nights, weekends or additional time
Ability to communicate with courtesy, professionalism and compassion.
Ability to teach adults
Ability to handle multiple projects.
Ability to teach and demonstrate skills related to CPR, PMAB, lifting, etc. Preference to certified instructors.
Ability to use Windows based programs such as Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
Ability to work both within a team environment and independently
Ability to squat, bend, stoop, kneel and stand.
Ability to lift and carry at least 15 lbs
Ability to formulate learning objectives; to create and evaluate training objectives, requirements and effective of delivery; and to communicate effectively; and to assess training.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
Skill in creating, editing and replicating video productions.
Skill in the development of training materials, and policies/procedures.
Skill in operating basic office equipment , assembling and managing audio-visual accessories and equipment.
Skill in spreadsheets and databases.
Skill and ability to provide effective and interesting instruction to large groups and in one to one situations.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Must possess valid Texas driver’s license or obtain it no later than 90 days after hire date. Applicants with an out-of-state driver’s license must provide an original certified driving record from the state of driving licensure. Eligible driving record required based on HHSC Fleet Management policy.


Initial Selection Criteria:
Experience in training work. Skill in file management. Computer proficient. Graduation from high school. Course work towards or Bachelor’s degree preferred. Valid Driver's License.


Additional Information:
The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the minimum of the salary range.

Some flex time, overtime, evening/overnight and weekend work may be required.

Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aide, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct and HHS OIG List of Excluded Individuals/ Entities. Males between the ages of 18 – 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.

All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to Random drug testing.

Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours.

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.

Req #438433

MOS Code:
Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 46Q, MC, 340, 4341, 3N0XO, 4C0X1, 68X, 230X, MED10, 4C0X1, 42SX, 42A, YN, 0111, 3A1X1. For more information see the Texas State Auditor’s Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.


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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.