CLACKAMAS COUNTY

CLASSIFICATION NO. 719
Established: 01/05
FLSA: Non-Exempt
EEO: 2

LONG-TERM CARE INSTRUCTOR

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

Under general direction, to provide classroom training on topics pertaining to long-term care, aging, support services for seniors and related issues; to coordinate the services of adjunct instructors; to monitor and evaluate program delivery; and to do other work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Social Services Division within the Department of Human Services provides case management services and client advocacy assistance to the County's low income, elderly and disabled residents through the Community Action Agency (CAA) and the Area Agency on Aging (AAA). The CAA agency serves a diverse client population through energy assistance, emergency housing, rental assistance, landlord-tenant issues, and volunteer services programs. The AAA agency coordinates the provision of services to elderly and disabled residents, including administration of service contracts with senior centers and other County-wide service providers.

The Long-Term Care Instructor is used within the Social Services Division of the Department of Human Services to develop, deliver and coordinate training for adult care home personnel, client-employed providers and agency staff on basic caregiving, aging and other related topics.

The Long-Term Care Instructor differs from the Pre-Admission Screening Nurse, which provides individual assessment, care planning and evaluation. It also differs from the Employment Training Specialist and Instructor classifications which provide training related to the development of job skills.

TYPICAL TASKS

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Provides classroom instruction for established training programs, including Basic Caregiver Training required for Adult Care Home personnel, Supporting Seniors in Your Community survey course, and Aging Issues Forum presentations.
  2. Develops new curriculum and revises existing classes and training materials to best serve targeted populations.
  3. Recruits, trains and facilitates services of adjunct instructors; provides in-class assistance; facilitates planning/evaluation meetings with instructors and agency staff; coordinates class schedules; serves as back-up instructor; retrieves and returns all rented/borrowed training aids.
  4. Provides consultation to agency staff and affiliates regarding service delivery issues or problems; provides training to agency staff and affiliates on a variety of long-term care topics; monitors and assigns work of clerical staff.
  5. Maintains current knowledge of program requirements, statutes and regulations on client services; serves as emergency back-up for pre-admission screening function, including providing recommendations for appropriate level of care, acting as liaison in transfers of care and providing consultation to hospitals and long-term care facilities.
  6. Compiles and submits statistical data, program information and recommendations as requested by state and local governing agencies and organizations; attends local and state meetings and represents agency as needed.
  7. Participates in Clackamas Training Consortium and other collaborative associations to plan and deliver community based education and training services.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Working knowledge of: Principles and practices of classroom instruction; basic principles and practices of curriculum development; policies and procedures pertaining to Adult Care Homes; community resources for the elderly and disabled; lesson plan methods and techniques; recordkeeping techniques; principles and techniques of supervision; office procedures, practices and equipment, including computers and software applications.

Skill to: Format and utilize effective techniques in delivery of training content; prepare and present written and oral presentations effectively to both individuals and groups; develop new curriculum; evaluate effectiveness of training programs; coordinate delivery of training by multiple instructors; prepare and maintain accurate and legible records; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with adjunct instructors, providers, agency staff and other community organizations.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Must successfully pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check.

Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.

MINIMUM RECRUITING STANDARDS

Any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.