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The Arc Pikes Peak Region

Training Specialist

  • Location

    Colorado Springs, CO
  • Posted On

    January 12, 2023
  • Job Type

  • Category

  • Experience Level

    2-5 Years
  • Education Level

    Not Specified
  • Salary


Job Description

As a Training Specialist, regular interaction with I/DD employee is to be expected. Build relationships to learn where there are professional gaps and where employees have skills to offer The Arc-PPR. Motivating employees is an important part of the job, helping employees learn to navigate the social aspects of the workplace. Work closely with employees and Arc-PPR staff to identify areas for improvement or training needs. Responsible for coordinating group training sessions when needed to improve employee production in similar areas. Provide advocacy for children and adults participants with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to ensure their rights are protected, their needs are met, and their wants are heard.  Ensure that (I/DD) participants are receiving fair and just treatment and equal representation.  Maintain confidentiality with (I/DD) participants and The Arc’s business both inside the office and in the community.


Work in Collaboration with Office/Communications Manager for the smooth operation of the Front Desk, the communication with our customers and use of Arc-PPR facilities.

Plan and Implement Employee training strategy with multiple employees
Assess professional strengths and weaknesses of employees
Discover what motivates employees and assist them in utilizing that motivation in the work place
Assist employees with I/DD excel in their job functions


Identify the needs and resources required for children and/or adults referred by themselves, parents/guardians, community member, case managers, social workers or school personnel and determine the need for an advocacy specialist.
Assist (I/DD) participants, and when appropriate their family/guardian/friends, in developing individualized supports for advocacy.
Assist (I/DD) participants by representing their interests in a variety of settings (i.e., the judicial, DD services sector, education systems and the community at large).

Participants and Community Education:

Provide information and education to others in the service sector and the community about the individual rights of people with intellectual and developmental and related disabilities.
Serve as a role model to others in the community around the issue of respecting those with I/DD disabilities.

How to Apply

Send Resume and Letter of Interest to – Wilfred Romero, Executive Director

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed on Disability Scoop.