• Trainer

    Job Locations US-WI-Brookfield
    Human Resources
    The Richardson School
  • Overview

    The Richardson School is now accepting applications for a Trainer position at our Brookfield location!


    The Richardson School provides a year-round school option for local districts to access for children with special needs. Typically these children have been dual diagnosed with developmental or neurological disabilities and emotional, behavioral or mental health disorders. The Richardson School serves children with a range of intellectual disabilities, including those who are non-verbal. We serve children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, pervasive developmental disorders, learning disabilities, neurological impairments, behavioral disorders, speech and language impairments, genetic disorders, seizure disorders and other neurological disabilities. Children with developmental disabilities, as well as multiple medical conditions, including sight or hearing impairments, are also carefully considered for services, depending on other diagnostic features.


    Join a school that truly provides the individualized attention that is required for students having significant special needs!


    The Trainer develops, implements, evaluates and coordinates staff orientation, training and continuing education programs for the agency.  Instructional content, activities, and teaching methodologies impart the knowledge needed by employees to succeed in their roles and provide a therapeutic environment for students.  Maintains training records and a system for tracking compliance as outlined in licensing regulations.


    • Identifies, develops, delivers and evaluates training programs for school staff that: orientate new staff; address identified training needs; provide new knowledge and skills for position advancement, change in technology etc.; fulfill training requirements of the School, funders, districts, and licensing regulations and overall contribute to staff’s ability to provide an academically therapeutic environment.
    • Incorporates information gained from Instructional Aide Supervisor, Education Curriculum Coordinator, Day School Director and others. Performs regular analysis of job requirements for alignment of course content and learner information.
    • Provides classroom and on-the-job staff training in both formal and informal settings to staff, demonstrating a variety of instructional strategies for learner and performance effectiveness. Responds appropriately to learner feedback and tailors instructional methods and learning activities in response to specific learner characteristics. 
    • Demonstrates knowledge of student characteristics, behavior management techniques, and educational approaches to enable development of training programs that meet training needs and goals. Assists in ensuring that all staff have knowledge and information to effectively succeed in their roles and contribute to a positive effective learning environment.
    • Evaluates learning activities and training effectiveness through various assessment activities designed to measure participant perceptions and transfer of learning within the workplace. Reviews and revises instructional content as appropriate.
    • Manages the learning environments: consistency of training programs, quality of delivery, licensing requirements, timelines and deadlines, and record-keeping standards.  Coordinates and communicates the staff training timelines, schedules, and program requirements to management staff.
    • Documents participation in training programs and enters attendance information into the agency recordkeeping system. Works with management to gather documentation and track compliance with training requirements.
    • Consults with the HR Manager about training and educational issues; curriculum design, instructional delivery, evaluation and revision of training programs. Contributes data and information regarding training materials and supplies for annual budget and manages purchases throughout the year to remain within budget.
    • Actively pursues personal professional development by reading and attending workshops, seminars, etc. on latest approaches to instructional design, delivery, adult learning principals, and content related to student needs. Incorporates new knowledge into work activities as applicable and shares new knowledge with department, leaders and employees as appropriate.
    • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships within and between all departments.

    • Conducts self in positive, respectful and collaborative manner in accordance with the ORP Beliefs and Behaviors demonstrating proactive actions and decision making that facilitate supportive work relationships and a healthy and safe environment for the students and staff. Uses only School approved behavior management and behavior education techniques in interactions with students and fully cooperates with staff in delivery of therapeutic interventions when these are deemed necessary.
    • Functions within legal, licensing, School, and professional standards in maintaining a therapeutic and educational environment for students. Reports per policy any suspected student abuse, whether physical, sexual, or mental/psychological.   
    • Complies with and positively reinforces with others: Company’s Mission Statement; expectations outlined in Company Handbook, policies and procedures; vehicle operations manual/student transport guidelines; Company’s commitment to maintaining the confidentiality of students & staff.

    We are an equal opportunity employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.


    • A Bachelor's Degree in Education, Human Services or Human Resources preferred. 
    • 1-2 years experience in the areas of training development, training presentations and staff development ideally within a similar setting preferred.
    • Ability to assess, research, plan, present and evaluate staff training and development initiatives.
    • Demonstrates good judgment and an ability to make quick decisions and solve problems.
    • Remains calm under pressure and maintains self-composure/self-control in times of high stress or when others are excited.


    We are an equal opportunity employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.


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