Residential Trainer

Posted on: February 19, 2024
This position is located in: Chamberlain

Summary of Position

The Residential Trainer oversees the training program for Residential Staff. This position is responsible for the
instruction of houseparents in order for them to successfully meet the responsibilities of their role. The
Trainer provides oversight to and implements the training curriculum. This position requires working evening
and weekend hours. This is an exempt, year-round position.


Reports to the assigned Residential Director

Core Responsibilities

 Supports and models the Catholic Mission and the Native American Culture that are the foundations of
St. Joseph’s Indian School.
 Empowers Residential Staff to be able to promote a reclaiming environment for the students through
the Circle of Courage.


1. Implements the training curriculum for Residential Staff; both current employees and new staff.
2. Provides oversight to a comprehensive, multimodal training program and curriculums that adhere to all
standards set forth by the Council on Accreditation. In addition, meets the learning styles/needs of
staff, facilitating hands-on learning and training experiences.
3. Accurately evaluates and records staff achievement and progress through written evaluations and
observations; communicates this to Residential Administration.
4. Exercises discretion and appropriate judgment to be a positive role model for youth and fellow staff
members at all times and in all aspects of programming.
5. Develop cohesive relationship with other trainer(s) and houseparents; collaborates with all Residential
6. Works with Residential Administration in assessing and fulfilling the training needs of all Residential
Staff, while maintaining a high level of compliance with SJIS policies, procedures and accreditation
7. Serves as a member of the residential On Call Team which includes evening and weekend on-call
8. Leads New Staff Orientation and assists Residential Administration with All Staff Orientation. This
includes the facilitation of identified curriculums – Crisis Prevention Intervention, Life Space Crisis
Intervention, etc.
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9. Assists with break homes as well as break transportation and supervision as requested.
10. Displays dependability, flexibility and availability when faced with change and a willingness to assist
staff members or programs as needed or requested by supervisor.
11. Completes other duties as required by the assigned Residential Director.


 BA preferred
 Residential experience required
 Must possess strong computer skills
 Ability to become accredited in relevant child care certifications
 Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
 Must possess strong verbal skills and be comfortable with public presentations
 Desire a self-motivated team player with an energetic and enthusiastic personality
 Desire to learn about the Native American culture
 Must be able to communicate the mission of St. Joseph’s Indian School

Physical Demands

 Uses both hands and wrists repetitively for prolonged periods
 Driving is required
 Some supervision may require standing for prolonged periods


Expectations of Hours Worked

 Monday through Friday with some evenings and weekends to ensure staff are receiving work time
evaluations/observations for their continued improvement in their role as a HP.
 On call rotation increases need for evening and weekend hours
 Year-round position
 At least 40 hrs/week