This position is fully funded by sponsored funds and will report to the Curriculum Supervisor and will be located off campus at the Minnesota Child Welfare Training Academy, which is two miles north of the St. Paul Campus.
The Simulation Program Specialist (Education Program Specialist 2, 9745S2) is a 100% FTE University employee positioned in the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) at the School of Social Work. CASCW has joined the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) in a joint project to co-create and operate the Minnesota Child Welfare Training Academy, under the umbrella of the Minnesota Child Welfare Workforce Collaborative. The Simulation Program Specialist serves as a critical member of the integrated teams of DHS and the University. This position is responsible the development, implementation and maintenance of Simulations for the Minnesota Child Welfare Training Academy. The Simulation Program Specialist will provide support in the establishment and ongoing operations of the new Minnesota Child Welfare Training Academy.
Program Management (35%)
Advise Academy staff and external stakeholders on best practices for human simulation curriculum development and implementation
Lead and develop human simulation case materials with content experts
Collaborate with M Simulation-the department that provides simulation training to programs, colleges, and campuses across the University of Minnesota-to support the recruitment efforts (e.g. standardized/simulated clients) ensuring a diverse pool in terms of race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation and identity, and all other relevant demographics needed to represent diverse populations
Partner with the Educational Technology Innovations staff to support integration of digital technologies in simulations
Partner with Academy Evaluation and Credentialing staff to Develop benchmarks to assess learner competency for human simulation events
Synthesize recruitment files to streamline database containing demographic information to facilitate future recruitment and casting of human simulation events
Training Development and Implementation (40%)
Manage large- and small-scale human simulation events from conception through completion
Identify-with other team members- training requirements that fulfill educational objectives, learning competencies and program requirements
Support the Curriculum and Training teams within the Academy in the integration of simulation into courses.
Train standardized clients, educators, and other simulation participants in collaboration with M Simulation faculty and staff members
Lead development and synthesize human simulation resources to support learners, Academy staff, standardized clients and all stakeholders
Manage all Academy large- and small-scale human simulation events occurring onsite and virtually annually
Utilize simulation spaces for formal and informal practice situations
Work with e-learning designers to platform curriculum for virtual simulation, when appropriate.
Collaborate effectively with subject matter experts in simulation design and development
Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement (20%)
Observe standardized clients training team to program standardized clients with feedback on performance and provide timely, effective feedback to support performance goals; this includes providing guidance to standardized clients on how to most effectively provide constructive feedback
Use an evidence-based approach to drive quality in human simulation programming
Collaborate with the Evaluation and Credentialing Unit on development and maintenance of Simulations as part of credentialing processes throughout
Minnesota and to develop evaluation measures for Academy simulations experiences.
Other Duties as Assigned (5%)
Participate in bi-weekly supervision.
Participate in Academy meetings, including full staff meetings and
Curriculum Workgroup meetings (as scheduled).
Participate in other meetings and/or activities as assigned.
Advanced degree in a relevant field (education, theater/performance, communication, social service), with at least 4 years of experience, or a BA/B with at least 6 years of relevant experience in simulation work with standardized clients or simulated/standardized patients (SPs)
Demonstrated experience with simulation education design and implementation for adult learners
Established commitment to diversity and cross-cultural communication
Demonstrated relational skills, involving collaboration, teamwork, and consultation
Consistent communication skills, both written and verbal
Technical writing skill, including experience in Microsoft Suite and Google
Experience managing projects or equivalent role in a social service simulation program
Experience in face-to-face teaching or training
Experience with research and publication related to simulation methodology
Experience in recruitment and preparation of participants in the Standardized Client Program
Child welfare or social service experience
Understanding of state/tribal social services
Internal Number: 341811
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