TRAINER in Cañon City, CO at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 9/26/2018

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Job Description


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Equal Opportunity Employer.

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree.  If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.



  • Develops and conducts staff orientation, development, and required on-going training programs, documents training for inclusion in the human resources training database and monitors compliance with licensing regulations related to the training function

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The following statements reflect responsibilities and competencies necessary to describe the core function of this position.

  • Develops, schedules, and provides orientation training for all new staff, completes the orientation checklist and ensures informationis entered into the training database.
  • Ensures that all staff training files are maintained in accordance with the requirements of the licensing / regulatory authority.
  • Develops and implements new staff orientation training and professional certification training plans.
  • Develops and delivers pertinent and required on-going training programs for all Southern Peaks Regional Treatment Center operations and assists with other regional training initiatives.
  • Monitors all staff training hours to ensure compliance with mandated standards.
  • Coordinates in-service training for staff. Must work a variety of shifts.
  • Develops and implements training activities for new programs under the direction of the Assistant Facility Director and the Facility Director. Updates training activities as required to reflect licensing / policy changes.
  • Assists the Program Manager with on the job training of supervisors and milieu staff, spends time on the units observing and providing feedback to administrative staff.
  • Maintain current certification as an American Heart Association Trainer and SCM trainer.
  • Complete in-service training to meet the requirements for continued personal and professional self-development.
  • Participate in staff meetings by sharing observations and recommendations regarding the administrative office, facilities and staff relations to identify and resolve problems and function as a unified team.
  • Maintain confidentiality obtained through job duties regarding employees, vendors, residents, outside agencies, etc., so that sensitive information is only given on a "need to know" basis.
  • Comply with Cornell Corrections’ policies and work rules as described in the company Employee Handbook, and respond positively to directives from managers and supervisors in a cooperative spirit to ensure conformance to company standards.
  • Adhere to Cornell Corrections’ attendance policy; work overtime as required, to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Comply with company safety rules; take appropriate corrective action to ensure work is performed in a safe manner and without injury to self or others.
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of staff in a manner that promotes a team spirit and a sense of cooperation.
  • Support and promotes the Sanctuary Model and its Commitments



Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and one (1) year experience in training and/or residential care; or a combination of education and experience as approved by facility director.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must pass background check and drug test