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University of Arkansas

Statewide Safety Organized Practice Trainer - (Arkadelphia, Monticello, LR)



$45,000.00 - $48,000.00


Full Time

On Site


Arkadelphia, Arkansas, United States

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Type of Position:

Professional Staff - Support

Workstudy Position:


Job Type:


Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:


Institution Name:

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a metropolitan research university that provides an accessible, quality education through flexible learning and unparalleled internship opportunities. At UA Little Rock, we prepare our more than 8,900 students to be innovators and responsible leaders in their fields. Committed to its metropolitan research university mission, UA Little Rock is a driving force in Little Rock's thriving cultural community and a major component of the city and state's growing profile as a regional leader in research, technology transfer, economic development, and job creation.

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MidSOUTH - Tina Paxton

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Summary of Job Duties:

The Safety Organized Practice Trainer is responsible for the training delivery of Safety Organized Practice, Structured Decision Making, or other contracted training initiatives for identified Division of Children staff and stakeholders. The Statewide Safety Organized Practice Trainer will work with the Safety Organized Practice Training Coordinator, MidSOUTH training staff, DCFS staff, University Partnership staff, and other stakeholders to coordinate and facilitate the statewide training, professional development, and ongoing sustainability of Safety Organized Practice in Arkansas. This position is directly responsible to the Safety Organized Practice Training Coordinator. This is a full-time annually renewed grant-funded position. Extensive travel is required. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.


Required Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus one (1) year of professional experience with children and families;
  • Professional Experience in mentoring, teaching, or training.

Preferred Education and/or Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field;
  • Professional Experience with child maltreatment assessments;
  • Experience and training in curriculum development and training delivery;
  • Experience presenting to large groups.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Provide statewide training of DCFS contracted training initiatives for identified Division of Children, staff, and stakeholders;
  • Provide coaching of Safety Organized Practice when requested;
  • Attend Training of Trainers, DCFS mandatory training, and continuing education workshops when relevant to the position.


  • Work collaboratively with MidSOUTH training staff, DCFS staff, University Partnership staff, and other stakeholders;
  • Attend quarterly Regional Team Meetings to discuss DCFS initiatives and training when requested;
  • Attend quarterly academic partnership meetings;
  • Participate in DCFS workgroups when requested.

Record Keeping and Maintenance:

  • Maintain a monthly record of training activities and staff/university partnership contacts;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Ability to travel extensively in the state, which will include overnight stays;
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include nights and weekends;
  • Possess exemplary public speaking and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to use customer service initiatives for clients and the campus community;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to meet multiple program deadlines, and manage multiple tasks;
  • Experience using Microsoft Office;
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and dependable transportation;
  • Ability to maintain a monthly record of contacts;
  • Knowledge of the Arkansas Child Welfare System;
  • Ability to train others.

Salary Information:

$45,000 - $48,000

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s), Writing Sample

Optional Documents:

Additional Information:

Please upload all required documents in the "Resume" attachment section of your application (before hitting the submit button), if you want to be considered for this position.

Recruitment Contact Information:

Tina Paxton; Child Welfare Process Coordinator;

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site [Register to View] target="_blank">[Register to View]

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Substance Abuse Testing

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

Constant Physical Activity:

Sitting, Standing

Frequent Physical Activity:

Driving, Standing, Talking, Walking

Occasional Physical Activity:

Lifting, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion

Benefits Eligible: