1199 Training and Upgrading Fund

1199 Training and Upgrading Fund

PCA Orientation and Training Coordinator

Covering Connecticut

Job Title: PCA Orientation and Training Coordinator
Reports to: Executive Director
Employment Status: Full time exempt
Compensation: $50,000/year; includes generous benefit package
Some travel required within the State of Connecticut

To Apply
Email letter of interest and résumé to:

Steve Bender, Executive Director
1199 Training and Upgrading Fund

Statement of Job Purpose:
The 1199 Training and Upgrading Fund, a labor/management training program for healthcare workers, is seeking to hire a full-time Coordinator. This position, based in Hartford, CT, will work collaboratively with the 1199 Training Fund Executive Director to manage a statewide orientation and skills enhancement program for approximately 9,500 unionized Personal Care Attendants (PCAs).

Primary Functions:
The PCA Orientation and Training Coordinator is responsible for the overall management of the Training Fund’s orientation and training program, which includes:

  • Mandatory Orientation sessions and Voluntary Trainings
  • New program development (cohort classes such as CNA Training; ESL classes; others to be determined)
  • Other functions to be determined

Duties and Responsibilities:
Mandatory Orientation

  • Set monthly PCA New Orientation schedule (time, locations, etc.) that meets needs of PCA workforce in locations throughout Connecticut
  • Assign trainers to each orientation and coordinate schedules with union organizers
  • Oversee the enrollment process and ensure that each PCA has received significant amount of outreach in a timely fashion (email, text, phone)
  • Provide appropriate reporting and tracking of PCA attendance to Fiscal Intermediaries and others
  • Create weekly and monthly reports using Salesforce database and Excel, and ensure that all are submitted on time

Voluntary Training

  • Implement ongoing training program and research new training topics to implement, based on needs and interests of PCAs and consumer-employers
  • Oversee the enrollment process
  • Provide appropriate reporting
  • Evaluate instructors and training programs for quality and cost effectiveness

Supervision and Staff Development

  • Supervise and evaluate Enrollment Specialists
  • Supervise and evaluate Orientation Facilitators
  • Organize and facilitate refresher courses for Orientation Facilitators


  • Work with Training Fund Executive Director to insure that expenses are kept within the allocated budget
  • Work with Training Fund Executive Director and other stakeholders to explore, design, and implement Career Ladder opportunities for PCAs
  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, preferably in education, counseling, non-profit management, human services or related area.
  • Experience working with people with disabilities a plus; knowledge of the Independent Living Movement a plus; experience working with healthcare workers a plus
  • Three years’ experience preferred in workforce development, adult education, non-profit management or union work; experience with Case Management a plus
  • Knowledge of career and educational pathways for frontline healthcare workers
  • Knowledge of adult education principles and best practices
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications, leadership and teamwork skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently; attention to detail
  • Experience working in teams and in supervising and evaluating staff
  • Proficiency in Word Processing, Excel, Outlook and database systems
  • Valid State of Connecticut driver’s license and reliable, insured vehicle
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends

The 1199 Training Fund is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, and people with disabilities, are encouraged to apply. People with experience as a healthcare worker are encouraged to apply.

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