Training and Development Specialist

Missouri MENTOR   Saint Louis, MO   Full-time     Social Service
Posted on May 31, 2024
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Training and Development Specialist

Mentor Community Services, a part of the Sevita family, provides community-based services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Here we believe every person has the right to live well, and everyone deserves to have a fulfilling career. You’ll join a mission-driven team and create relationships that motivate us all every day. Join us today, and experience a career well lived.

Training and Development – Training Specialist
Do you want a job that uses your expertise in training and makes a positive difference in the lives of individuals? If you have experience in training development and delivery involving various modalities, join us as a Training Specialist. In this role, you will design, develop, implement, and conduct employee training programs in support of field operations. You’ll use your professional judgment to determine which modalities work best for a given subject.

  • Identify training needs and develop and implement training programs to address those needs; conduct regular reviews of program operations to make sure that training programs comply with established standards, licensing requirements, and internal operating practices 
  • Deliver instruction using multiple modalities such as one-on-one, classroom, teleconferencing, web-based training, and computer-based training 
  • Determine the most appropriate and effective modality for each subject/area of expertise 
  • Collaborate with other internal training experts and HR on training program delivery 
  • Create and assist with implementation of changes to training in adherence to additions/updates of regulations as needed 
  • Monitor, evaluate, and record training activities and program effectiveness; ensure ongoing feedback of training programs and modify programs as needed 
  • Participate in team meetings, staff meetings, and program office meetings 
  • Ensure that the training curriculum for subjects such as CPR, medication administration, and first aid meet local, state, and/or federal training requirements 
  • May assist manager in the supervision and evaluation of trainer performance and refer trainers to classes for skill development; may facilitate training for Mentors 
  • Evaluate and assist with the design of training materials such as manuals, handouts, course exercises, and visual aids 
  • Maintain training materials that are contemporary with licensing requirements, policies, procedures, and accepted medical practices 
  • Confer with management and staff to identify specific skill/knowledge gaps, training objectives, work situations, and changes in policies and procedures 
  • Collaborate with management, internal training consultants, and HR to identify additional training needs for new staff as required 


  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Three years of related experience preferred 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed above may be substituted for the above education and experience requirements 
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task to meet deadlines 
  • Excellent communication skills to manage relationships 
  • A reliable, responsible attitude and a compassionate approach 
  • A commitment to quality in everything you do 

Why Join Us?

  • Full compensation/benefits package for employees working over 30 hours/week 
  • 401(k) with company match 
  • Paid time off and holiday pay
  • High impact work with meaningful outcomes 
  • Career development and advancement opportunities across a nationwide network 

Location: Onsite

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Sevita is a leading provider of home and community-based specialized health care. We believe that everyone deserves to live a full, more independent life. We provide people with quality services and individualized supports that lead to growth and independence, regardless of the physical, intellectual, or behavioral challenges they face.

We’ve made this our mission for more than 50 years. And today, our 40,000 team members continue to innovate and enhance care for the 50,000 individuals we serve all over the U.S.

Sevita is committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. We are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace that values and respects the unique talents, experiences, and perspectives of our employees and the people we serve. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets