Instructor - Home Care Aide Trainer - Lakewood, Washington -

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Lakewood , Washington, 98498

  • Employer: Pierce College
  • Profession: Other
  • Specialty: Other
  • Compensation: $25 - $35/hour

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SALARY: Depends on Qualifications
OPENING DATE: 10/03/19
CLOSING DATE: Continuous

This recruitment is to establish an applicant pool for future vacancies. Individuals will be contacted as vacancies occur. Please note: The essential functions, required qualifications and special requirements and/or conditions of employment have been updated as of 07/14/2021.

NOTE: This position requires occasional long distance teaching assignments in Washington state.

Invista Performance Solutions (IPS), a partnership of Northwest Colleges, has new training opportunities and is seeking to hire an instructional facilitator with dynamic, engaging presentation skills and knowledge of practices for delivery of Home Care Aide courses onsite and online in Washington state.

This position will share your experience and passion for providing home care. Conduct training using highly interactive, activity-based curriculum designed to develop the professional skills, knowledge and performance of long-term care workers. Sessions include skills demonstrations, group discussions, role plays, team presentations, and other participatory activities. This position requires strong classroom management skills and confidence in explaining care-related concepts and procedures as well as modeling professional and leadership behaviors.

Please note: The Training Partnership strongly advises that instructors, and those who will be in classrooms, be vaccinated for COVID-19 as well as any other vaccinations that the Training Partnership deems necessary for the safety of learners and instructors.

Those instructors who are not vaccinated due to ADA, Title VII, or personal choice are required to adhere to Training Partnership Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements while delivering training. PPE requirements include medical grade masks, face shields, and gloves at all times. In addition, a gown is required when in less than six feet contact with caregivers. For example, when in close contact for skills demonstration. PPE provision is the responsibility of the network.

Contractors are required to maintain vaccination status of instructors for Quality Assurance purposes. Training Partnership will conduct periodical audit of vaccination status and PPE adherence. These classroom visits to determine compliance may or may not be announced in advance.

Please visit our website at for more information about our services.

Essential Functions
Facilitate training using activity-based curriculum intended to develop the professional skills, knowledge and performance of long-term care workers in their jobs as a Home Care Aide.
Work with individuals of diverse backgrounds and experience levels and must be comfortable managing differences in opinion and perspective.
Facilitate the curriculum according to published Instructor and Student guides.
Observe and evaluate student work to determine progress, provide feedback, and make suggestions for improvement.
Manage student behavior to maintain a productive, positive, and safe learning environment.
Administer written or oral performance tests as required by the curriculum.
Maintain accurate administrative records, such as attendance and test scores.
Manage classroom materials and room set-up.
Participate in ongoing paid professional development, including but not limited to conference calls, one-on-one coaching, in-service days, and peer observations.
Always model professional behavior and exemplary customer service.
Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:
High School diploma or equivalent.
One year of direct care experience.
Have one hundred hours of teaching adults on topics directly related to the home care aide training; or be willing to participate in a minimum of 40 hours of co-teaching with a qualified instructor.
Special Requirements and/or Conditions of Employment:
Must submit status of COVID-19 vaccination, and if vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination. If unvaccinated, must wear required program PPE and follow program safety protocols in all classroom environments.
English language proficiency required.
Must possess a current, valid, unrestricted driver's license.
Must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel to designated sites in Washington state.
The successful candidate must consent to and pass a criminal background check after a conditional offer of employment.
Must be willing to take the new Home Care Aide Certification Exam within 6 months of hire.
Be at least 21 years of age.
Not had a professional health care, adult family home, boarding home, or social services license or certification revoked in Washington state.
Must use the detailed Instructor Guides and Student Materials exactly as designed, and attend the Instructor Training course to familiarize yourself with the new training content, materials, and approach.
Flexibility in scheduling is required to meet the needs of the department.

Must also meet one of these requirements:
Have a Community Instructor Code from Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).
Have an associate degree in a health field and six months of professional or caregiving experience within the last five years in an adult family home, boarding home, supported living through Division of Developmental Disability (DDD) per chapter 388-101 of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC), or home care setting.

Have a high school diploma, or equivalent, and one year of professional or caregiving experience within the last five years in an adult family home, boarding home, supported living through DDD per chapter 388-101 WAC, or home care setting.

Preferred Qualifications:
One year experience with long-term care in a home care setting.
Meets the requirements to work as a registered or licensed practical nurse, certified nurse assistant, long term care worker, or related professional.
Bilingual in English/Spanish, English/Korean, English/Vietnamese, or English/Lao preferred.
Experience with ESL/ELL students.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to select and apply instructional techniques appropriate to the situation.
Good active listening skills, including giving full attention to others, taking time to understand, asking appropriate questions, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Excellent customer service and motivational skills.
Highly organized with good attention to detail.
Possess excellent classroom management skills.
Demonstrated experience teaching individuals from various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Demonstrated experience developing curriculum which addresses cultural diversity.
Commitment to innovative instructional approaches such as cross disciplinary or team teaching.
Excellent verbal, written, and oral communication skills.
Ability to inspire and assist adult learners gain competency in content area.
Flexibility to adapt teaching to student learning styles.
Skill in building and maintaining internal/external customer satisfaction.
Ethics and integrity, and sound professional judgment.
An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace.
Strong interpersonal skills to interact with a diverse population, both within and outside the college.
Skill in using data and information to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form conclusions and make decisions.

Application Procedure:
To be considered for this position, applicants must include the following items in their application package (in order listed) and complete the online application profile at

Letter of formal application that addresses how your experience and education qualifies you to perform the assigned responsibilities. (Cover Letter)
Detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience. (Résumé)
Unofficial copies of all college and university transcripts (official transcripts required prior to hire for the successful candidate). International transcripts must include a foreign transcript evaluation. For a list of approved credential evaluation services visit: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application process; official transcripts required prior to hire. (Transcripts)
A list of at least two professional references with names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted in lieu of a list of professional references. (References)


Lakewood, Washington , 98498

Employment Type



$25 - $35/hour


Pierce College

Date Posted

Aug 31st, 2021

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