Human Resources

Employment And Training Work-Site Trainer


  An employee in this class directly supervises and instructs a physically, mentally, emotionally or developmentally or economically disadvantaged participant in a local Employment and Training program at an assigned work site.  While supervising the participant, the Employment & Training Work-Site Trainer also provides emotional support and reinforces good work habits, informs them of vocational strengths and weaknesses, and where necessary, refers them to an Employment and Training Counselor or other appropriate staff member.  May perform routine clerical as well as manual labor tasks.  The work is performed under the general supervision of the Senior Employment & Training Counselor with leeway permitted for independent judgment in the day-to-day duties.  Does related work, as required.

Supervises participant at work-site, supervision includes assigning participant tasks to be performed, instructing participant of skills needed to perform tasks, and evaluating participant's work performance;
Encourages participant to develop good work habits;
Discusses evaluation with participant in order to praise good work habits and to correct poor work habits with the goal of motivating participant to complete the employability plan;
Develops community work-sites;
Documents work projects completed;
May perform duties involving filing, microfilming, copying, collating, and helping participants access information on computer job bank;
May perform routine clerical tasks;
May perform duties involving painting, sanding, cleaning, tree trimming, maintenance of buildings and grounds, lifting, bending, carrying, and use of chain saws and other power equipment;
May transport workers to work sites.
The above examples of duties are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

FULL PERFORMANCE, KNOWLEDGE , SKILLS, ABILITIES AND/OR PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Good knowledge of the common practices, tools, terminology, and safety precautions of the applicable field; working knowledge of environmental, cultural and personal factors influencing the behavior of physically, mentally, emotionally, developmentally and economically disadvantaged individuals; working knowledge of community organizations and human services agencies serving the disadvantaged; ability to plan, instruct and supervise the work of others in an applicable field; ability to express oneself effectively both orally and in writing;
ability to understand oral and written directions; good judgment.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by and employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee constantly is required to stand; walk, and use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee operates a motor vehicle.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Graduation from high school or possession of an appropriate equivalency diploma recognized by the New York State Department of Education, AND EITHER:

  1. Completion of twenty-four (24) semester hours at a regionally accredited or New York State recognized two or four year college or university;
  2. One (1) year of full-time, paid experience involving supervision or training of employees.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR APPOINTMENT AND CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT:  Possession of an appropriate valid New York State Driver's License.

Competitive Classification
Non-Competitive (Part-time)