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Simulation Facilitator (33855) (Extended)

Northern Illinois University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 10, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Human Development & Family Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary

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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Training support for Department of Children and Family Services ( DCFS ) personnel
—Provide training to support the preparation of DCFS Investigators, as well as DCFS and private sector Intact and Permanency staff in the classroom for the simulation education experience and work collaboratively with DCFS and University Foundations training facilitators to synthesize information learned in classroom as into skill based experiential learning.
—Support field trainers or other Office of Learning and Professional Development trainers (if and when utilized) in the classroom as needed, modeling classroom management and delivery of content.
—Coordinate with personnel from the Center for Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning related to the facilitation of virtual simulation scenarios

Facilitation of simulated learning
—Provide coaching, support, and debriefs with learning participants during residential, mock medical/multi-purpose lab, and courtroom simulations, such as:
o Modeling examples of strengths based feedback
o Ensuring learning participants’ skills are reflected on in a safe learning environment
o Reviewing learning participants’ concerns and discussing organic questions in the moment
o Ensure learning participants utilize and adhere to rule and procedure
o Modeling examples of suggested phrases to complete investigative or casework process
o Modeling examples of how to address safety concerns and how to mitigate

Simulation Environment Manipulation
—Prepare/stage residential labs, mock court room, 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, DCFS, and stakeholders in providing input as it pertains to the relevance and mission of the CPTA and the Department’s ongoing use of simulations.
—Scouting, planning and implementation of “pop-up” simulation scenarios (outside of the Simulation and Training Center)

Other activities
—Endorse and educate the community and outside interests on the mission and goals of the workforce development partnership with DCFS and the mission of the University.
—Attend other DCFS trainings as identified by the Office for Learning and Professional Development.
—Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Required Qualifications (Civil Service)

  1. Any one or any combination of the following types of preparation:

A. credit for college course work comparable to that leading to a major in social work or one of the social or behavioral sciences
B. progressively more responsible social service/counseling work experience at a paraprofessional level under qualified supervision
that totals 1.0 unit according to the following conversion rates:
  • 120 semester hours (or Bachelor’s degree) of “A” = 1.0 unit
  • three years of “B” = 1.0 unit
Amounts of education and experience less than those listed above should be converted to decimal equivalents of 1.0 unit and added together when computing combinations of the different types of preparation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  1. working knowledge of human nature
  2. ability to interview individuals to determine their physical, social, and/or possible psychological needs
  3. ability to organize, prepare, and maintain records, reports, files, and correspondence
  4. ability to obtain services necessary to meet participants’ needs
  5. ability to establish effective working relationships with program participants and staff

Specialty Factors (Civil Service)

1. Demonstrated professional work experience in child protection investigations and child welfare.

2. Demonstrated professional work experience teaching, training and/or facilitating in a social service or university environment.

Preferred Qualifications (Civil Service)

1. Bachelors degree from an accredited university in human services

2. Masters degree in social work or related field

3. At least 4 years combined direct experience in child protection investigations and child welfare.

4. Two years of university teaching experience, or previous trainer/facilitation experience

5. Proven ability to work collaboratively as a team member with individuals from diverse backgrounds

6. Cultural and linguistic competence

Minimum Required Qualifications (SPS)

Additional Requirements (SPS)

Preferred Qualifications (SPS)

Physical demands/requirements

Appointment and Compensation Details

Appointment and Compensation Details

Anticipated Appointment Start Date

Anticipated Appointment End Date

Percent of Staff Year


Standard hours


Hourly Rate or Semi-monthly Pay Rate


$4,583.34 per month

Earn Type


Application Procedure

Application Procedure

Application Procedure

· Out-of-state candidates must establish Illinois residency within 180 calendar days after start date.

· Fully complete the Education and Work History sections of the application. Be specific on your entire work history, including employment dates and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position; however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of experience.

· If you have education and/or training in excess of what is required, we encourage you to upload your unofficial transcripts.

· After the posting has closed, your submission will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the classification, including any specialty factors associated with this particular position.

· Please monitor your e-mail for further information regarding your application. Emails will be generated from and . Please add these emails to your address book to ensure timely delivery of any future communication.

· We STRONGLY recommend that contact information used in your online profile be personal use, not professional/work information: personal email address, home address and phone numbers. The information that you provide is used to make contact on search updates, department referrals and interviews, etc. We must be able to relay sensitive and important information in a way that protects your privacy concerning job search activity, now and in the future.

· The exam format for this position is a Credentials Assessment. A Credential Assessment is a rating by the Human Resources Office of an applicant’s/employee’s education, experience and special credentials/qualifications (licenses, etc.). In order to determine an appropriate rating for each examination, a review of a résumé, cover letter, university/agency official employment application, college transcript, copies of license/certification and any other relevant material may be required.

· Required documentation noted in the posting, such as a driver’s license, licensures, or certifications MUST be uploaded with your application materials.

· If eligible for Veteran’s Preference Points, DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256 paperwork, reflecting an Honorable Discharge MUST be uploaded to this application in order to receive the maximum eligible points on the Civil Service examination.

· After testing of all qualified applicants has been completed for this position, the names with the top three (3) scores will be referred to the hiring department for interview.

· Click on IT Technical Associate for more information including salary ranges, typical duties, minimum acceptable qualifications, and testing requirements.

· Please click on Human Resource Services – Benefits for detailed information about Northern Illinois University’s benefits package.

· Employment is contingent upon your passing a criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Special Instructions

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EEO Statement Summary

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230

Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form . For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity ( AAEO ) at .

Safety Information

NIU provides annual reports on campus security and fire safety. Read the Annual Safety and Security Report. Contact the Ethics and Compliance Office at 815-753-1649 for a hard copy.
Read the Fire Safety Report. Contact the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at 815-753-0404 for a hard copy.

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of at least 3 References
Optional Documents
  1. Military Discharge Documents ONLY (DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256)
  2. Other #2
  3. Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
  4. Transcripts #2 (unofficial with official required at hire)
  5. Transcripts #3 (unofficial with official required at hire)

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * If applicable, have you attached a copy of your DD214, DD215, NGB22, or DD256 for consideration of Veterans Preference Points? The copy submitted should reflect the status of discharge in order to be considered.
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  2. * What is the highest level of education that you have earned?
    • High School/GED
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctoral Degree
  3. * Do you possess professional work experience in child investigations and child welfare?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or résumé. (“See Résumé” is not an acceptable response.)

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you possess professional work experience teaching, training and/or facilitating in a social service or university environment?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or résumé. (“See Résumé” is not an acceptable response.)

    (Open Ended Question)

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