Simulation Facilitator- School of Social Work, Office of Workforce Development
University of Illinois

Urbana, Illinois

Simulation Facilitator- School of Social Work, Office of Workforce Development

(Extended through 03/24/2023)

Located in Chicago, IL

Job Summary
The Simulation Facilitator is responsible for providing coaching, support, and training before and during the simulation experience to child welfare staff, inclusive of new and veteran investigators, placement workers, and intact workers.
Duties & Responsibilities

Provide training to support the preparation of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS) Investigators, as well as IDCFS and private sector Intact and Permanency staff in the classroom for the simulation education experience and work collaboratively with IDCFS and University, Foundations training facilitators to synthesize information learned in the classroom as into skill-based experiential learning.
Provide coaching, support, and debriefs with learning participants during residential, mock medical/multi-purpose lab, and courtroom simulations, such as:
-Modeling examples of strengths-based feedback
-Ensuring learning participants' skills are reflected on in a safe learning environment
-Reviewing learning participants' concerns and discussing organic questions at the moment
-Ensure learning participants utilize and adhere to rule and procedure
-Modeling examples of suggested phrases to complete investigative or casework process
-Modeling examples of how to address safety concerns and how to mitigate
Support field trainers or other Office of Learning and Professional Development (OLPD) trainers (if and when utilized) in the classroom as needed, modeling classroom management and delivery of content.

Other Requirements
Prepare/stage residential labs, mock courtroom, and mock medical/multi-purpose lab for simulations.
Assists the Simulation Logistics Coordinator, Lead Simulation Facilitator and the Associate Director in ensuring actors are in place and learning participants complete all simulation experience tasks.
Work collaboratively with University partners, IDCFS, and stakeholders in providing input as it pertains to the relevance and mission of the Child
Protection Training Academy (CPTA) and the IDCFS's ongoing use of simulations.
Endorse and educate the community and outside interests on the mission and goals of the workforce development partnership with IDCFS and the mission of the University.
Attend other IDCFS trainings as identified by OLPD.
Perform logistical functions as needed (camera operation and video editing)
Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in human services. One year direct service experience in child protection investigations and/or child welfare.

Preferred Qualifications
Master's degree in social work preferred.
Two years of university teaching experience, or previous trainer/facilitation experience is preferred. Four years in human services preferred. Combined direct service experience in child protection investigations and child welfare preferred.

Appointment Information
This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the posting closes. Salary is commensurate with experience. The minimum of the salary range for this position is $60,000. Immigration sponsorship is not available for this position.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information
Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on March 24, 2023. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify .

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal , or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing .

Requisition ID: 1014103
Job Category: Education & Student Services
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