Staff Development Specialist

Therapeutic Alliance, LLC

Manassas, VA 20110

Posted 6 days ago

Job Description

Company Overview

Therapeutic Alliance LLC. is a private mental health agency offering professional mental health counseling throughout Virginia. We strive to provide culturally sensitive counseling services to children, adults and their families in several languages. Therapeutic Alliance is a licensed provider of Intensive-In-Home (IIH), Mental Health Skill Services (MHSS) and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA).

Job Summary

Looking for an opportunity to shape the professional capabilities of mental health professionals throughout the state of Virginia? We are looking for a sharp, energetic Staff Development Specialist that can design, implement and facilitate clinical and corporate trainings. The Staff Development Specialist will utilize strategic planning, data collection and analysis, and new initiatives to increase the effectiveness of current training modules, implement new ideas, and increase professional learning opportunities for current and future Therapeutic Alliance employees. The Staff Development Specialist will need to be knowledgeable in clinical skills trainings and basic new hire orientation processes, as well as exhibit the ability to ensure that all Therapeutic Alliance employees comply licensing regulations and guidelines. Share your passion of public speaking and teaching to help our employees reach the peak of their potential! We can offer a competitive pay package, full and comprehensive benefits, a company vehicle, and more!

Responsibilities and Duties

+ Collaborate with agency leaders to develop and maintain the annual staff development plan that addresses the agency?s values and priorities. Recommend goals and outcomes, evaluate the effectiveness of the plan activities, and implement improvements and regularly reports on the plan.

+ Plan, schedule, and track participation in all programmatic trainings. Develop a master calendar for programmatic trainings to include monthly, quarterly, and annual staff development opportunities based on agency- wide mandated trainings, contract specific trainings, and required regulatory trainings.

+ Monitor, report and produce records for programmatic staff development and certification compliance. Ensure training and testing of staff members are documented according to agency practice and contractual/regulatory requirements.

+ Assist with procurement of qualified training instructors with the organization who can conduct the Required Program Services Trainings. Assist staff members who can become subject matter experts and trainers with instructional design and presentation skills (?train the trainer?).

+ Develop and deliver ABA and IIH/MHSS trainings for classroom & virtual settings which will include lecture, discussion, visual aids, and participatory group activities. Travel to training sites throughout the state as assigned and scheduled.

+ Co-design and deliver, with program clinical directors, development for clinical staff, including but not limited to HIPAA, mandated reporting, and clinical care/treatment approaches.

+ Support department-specific development initiatives across the agency. As necessary, research and propose cost effective means to achieve education and development objectives. Serve as a resource for trainings available in the community that meet agency needs and requirements.

+ Continually assess staff development needs across the agency critical to support the professional development of all employee. Interface with program leadership, as well as staff, to identify training challenges and/or gaps in services and strategize training solutions.

+ Measure progress and effectiveness of training through feedback and gathering data through observation and testing. Prepare comprehensive analysis and reports of data and identify recommendations to improve.

+ Assist in the coordination and delivery of New Employee Orientation and Training for program staff. Work with HR to develop a consistent, formal on-boarding process for new programmatic staff. Ensure coordination of a variety of training calendars across the agency and sites.

+ Maintain up-to-date knowledge of best practices in mental and behavioral health services, case management practices, and clinical care approaches for persons served and provide updated to leadership. Conduct research on emerging trends related to topics. Establish and maintain a training library for employees and clinicians. Highlight and disseminate best practices agency wide as directed. Collaborate with program leadership throughout the agency to ensure training is effectively reinforced.

+ Assist program departments with updating and/or creating training manuals specific to each program or department based on agency and contractual expectations.

+ Manage meeting and training logistics, including meeting room reservations, A/V equipment and conferencing setup, and catering as required.

+ Support the department as needed with other Quality Assurance and Compliance activities.


+ Master?s degree in related field (Social Work, Psychology, Human Resources, Organizational or Training Development, etc.) with a minimum of 3 years of related job function or industry experience in the fields of mental and behavioral health, and/or training and education.

+ Licensed Mental Health Professional - Eligible (LMHP-E) status in the state of Virginia is a significant plus.

+ Knowledge of mental health services, health care and behavioral health regulatory compliance in the context of staff training and development required.

+ Experience delivering trainings within a mental health or social service setting preferred.

+ Experience managing and or coordinating an agency wide training program required.

+ Experience designing and developing training materials required.


+ Strong and clear presentation, interpersonal and communications skills

+ Proven ability to set clear goals, uses action plans and prioritize

+ Problem solving and needs assessment

+ Use of judgement in adapting broad guidelines to achieve desired results

+ Ability to exercise independent judgement within accepted practices and make appropriate recommendations as needed

+ Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive

+ Strong project management and time management skills; highly organized and detail- oriented

+ Critical thinking, with a high level of initiative, motivation and enthusiasm

+ Proficiency in data collection, analysis, evaluation and reporting

Benefits and Perks

+ PTO, Medical, Dental and Vision health insurance, 401k retirement plan, Credit Union, Pet Insurance, AFLAC, and more!

+ Very competitive pay package.

+ Travel Reimbursement.

+ Company vehicle.

+ CEU opportunities, License Supervision, Continued Education allotment, and more!

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