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Program Training Specialist

Boys & Girls Aid

Join a dynamic, high quality, fast paced nonprofit organization committed to positively impacting the lives of children in need for 125 years. 


Part-time 20 hours per week with benefits.

  • Develop, coordinate, implement and present all trainings for potential and current foster parents and potential adoptive families.
  • Design and update curriculum focused on child welfare, child development, family dynamics, special needs, applicable theories and interventions. 
  • Ensure evaluation of trainings, including the creation, distribution, and analysis of results/outcomes of trainings offered.
  • Design and present agency staff trainings as requested and negotiated with Agency Program Supervisors.
  • Maintain and update training schedule for agency.


Job Knowledge:Master's degree in related field preferred; or a Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university, and 3-5 years of experience working in Social Service with applicable knowledge of the Department of Human Services Child Welfare System, Foster Care, and Special Needs Adoption.  Must have knowledge of adult learning theory and its application in a training setting.  Ability to demonstrate competence in delivering trainings/facilitating groups.  Demonstrated understanding of culturally responsive practices when providing services to culturally and socio-economically diverse groups.


Additional Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be able to develop high quality materials and use multi-media equipment with little to no assistance.
  • Must have advanced skills in using relevant computer software programs including but not limited to Micro Soft Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Must be able to track data and evaluate information.
  • Must be able to write reports & develop training materials (written, visual, computer based).
  • Must communicate effectively with diverse audiences, co-workers, and community partners
  • Must demonstrate competency dealing with diverse audiences.
  • Valid driver’s license, personal automobile liability insurance, and acceptable driving record.


  • Occasional overnight travel throughout the state.
  • Frequent evening and weekend work.
  • Sitting at computer, keyboarding, on a regular basis.
  • Must occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.


Job # 11-24.  Position open until filled.  Submit Employment Application (required) and Applicant Notice & Request for Information forms (email preferred) to [email protected], or Boys & Girls Aid, 018 SW Boundary Ct., Portland, OR 97239. Visit our website at www.boysandgirlsaid.orgfor job description, pay range and application materials. 


We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based upon disability.