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Workforce Development Assistant Trainer

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Health and Medical Services

Posting Number: req10544

Department: Family and Community Medicine

Location: UAHS - Tucson

Address: 1030 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712 USA

Position Highlights

The Workforce Development Assistant Trainer will implement programs to recruit, train, prepare, and certify eligible community members to become recovery-oriented peer support specialists and family support specialists, as well as provide ongoing services to support them in developing the competencies needed to provide person-centered, strengths-based recovery services in a variety of settings. Training programs include the Recovery Support Specialist Institute, the Parent and Family Support Specialist Institute, Family Wellness Planning, Advocacy, Recovery-Oriented Integrated Care, etc.

This position requires certification as a peer support specialist eligible to provide peer support in the state of Arizona.

This position requires demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Bilingual English-Spanish required.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Facilitate recovery-oriented didactic and experiential trainings for individuals seeking certification and/or apprenticeships as Recovery Support Specialists, Family Support Specialists. Assist in adapting curriculum to meet the needs of different populations and service areas.
  • Assist in gaining access to communities (e.g. members of American Indian and members of rural communities) and assisting in the development and maintenance of collaborative relationships with community partners, gatekeepers, and stakeholders for recruitment and implementation of training programs.
  • Assist with candidate recruitment, selection, orientation, assessment, evaluation, ongoing support, and follow-up processes.
  • Complete required documentation in compliance with CSA certification, RBHA and AHCCCS requirements, such as progress notes, monthly summaries, assessments, incident reports, etc, maintaining CSA certification requirements, including required trainings, TB clearance, etc.
  • Collaborate with team members and colleagues for program development, implementation, coordination, and continuous quality improvement.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience required.
  • Certification as a peer support specialist eligible to provide peer support in the state of Arizona required.
  • Bilingual English-Spanish required.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Outreach and Community Engagement

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $14.85 - $19.23

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Cmty Outreach

Job Function

Outreach & Community Engage

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Cheryl Glass |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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