Senior Programs Facilitator/Trainer

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Community Corrections
201 W Superior St
Fort Wayne
Community Corrections
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Open until filled

This position is offered a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, which includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision and more
  • Generous paid time off and holidays
  • Retirement plan with up to 5% matching

This position is full-time, nonexempt, classified and Not Covered (at-will) as defined by The Board of Commissioners of the County of Allen Employee Handbook.

Hours vary and are assigned; 40 hours/week, including overtime as required
Some evening and weekends required

Under the direction of the Clinical/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Coordinator, The Senior Programs Facilitator / Trainer oversees the training of new Programs Facilitators and assists in the development and implementation of programming in the evidence-based cognitive behavioral programs to ensure the integrity of facilitation of those programs in all facilities.


  • Trains new Program Facilitators in the delivery of adopted CBT curricula and guides staff in the implementation of new CBT curricula.
  • Facilitates the placement of all referred and internal participants in appropriate programs and completes necessary paperwork to ensure participants understand program goals, requirements, and objectives. 
  • Oversees the implementation of evidence-based CBT programs for all supervised and unsupervised participants and recommends to the Clinical/CBT Coordinator evidence-based program materials for consideration for use in the classroom, reviews and updates forms utilized and develops new materials as directed.
  • Works cooperatively with the Programs Section Chief to research new evidence-based programs and/or information to update and improve current programs in use and assists in the development of policies and procedures for each program.
  • Facilitates at least one class regularly, provides coverage for Program Facilitators as necessary and is certified in all Clinical/CBT Division curricula.
  • Attends regular Clinical/CBT Division staff meetings and schedules regular in-house evidence-based training at staff meetings on relevant topics.
  • Must be able to work during hours most conducive to target population, which includes Monday through Friday, some nights, and Saturdays, as scheduled.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned, including overtime as required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Psychology, Social Work, Education or related field and three years’ experience in legal terminology, court processes and/or adult teaching
  • Knowledge of various theoretical approaches to adult education including cognitive, behavioral, and cognitive motivational theories
  • Ability to train facilitators in CBT and other evidence-based practices
  • Knowledge of CBT curricula and evidence-based practice
  • Knowledge of adult learning strategies
  • Knowledge of criminal justice system operations
  • Strong leadership and teaching skills
  • Ability to be certified in Indiana Risk Assessment System (IRAS) Instrument Training/Application
  • Ability to be certified in Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)
  • Ability to be certified as a trainer in various CBT curricula
  • Ability to be certified as a Thinking for a Change (T4C) facilitator trainer
  • Ability to be certified as a Reasoning & Rehabilitation (R&R2) facilitator trainer
  • The agency subscribes to the National Institute of Corrections’ Eight Principles of Effective Intervention (EBP), must be able to complete required Correctional EBP training programs and demonstrate competencies that focus on empirical recidivism risk reduction strategies
  • Working knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral and Social Learning Theory
  • Strong computer skills and the ability to use Microsoft Office and other job-related software
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to use overhead projectors, DVD players, teleconferencing equipment, and other technological equipment


The Senior Programs Facilitator / Trainer works in office and classroom environments with frequent contact with potentially dangerous, violent and abusive program offenders convicted of various misdemeanor and felony offenses on a daily basis with the ability to move around freely, but frequently sitting, requiring some bending, kneeling, lifting up to forty pounds, reaching over head and pushing and/or pulling loads.  Very frequent typing including proofreading and attention to detail, monitoring equipment and detailed inspection is required.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). Accordingly, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, age, disability or medical condition, national origin, and veteran status, and all other categories protected by federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.