Self Direction Education and Training Coordinator

Self-Direction Education and Training Coordinator


To assist in the creation and training of Self-Direction information and regulations to anyone supported or interested in AIM’s Self-Direction program. To be a change agent, building a program and staff of person-centered professionals that can work together to help people reach their “Power of Potential.” Ensure professional training, certification and retraining is provided for all AIM Services Inc. employees. To provide education, training, and support to current AIM Services Inc. staff. Periodic training and support to current employees, as necessary.  

Status: Hourly


  • Bachelors Degree preferred, High School Diploma/ GED required.
  • Minimum of 3 years working in the field of Intellectual and Developmental disabilities.
  • One year managerial/supervisory experience preferred.
  • Previous training experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel.
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License acceptable to Agency Insurance standards preferred. Maintain valid insurance and provide insurance card if you use your own vehicle.
  • Knowledge of OPWDD Regulations. 
  • Willingness to maintain a 40 hour/week flexible schedule

Physical/Cognitive Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate in a way that “draws an audience”; creates dynamics in communication methods and situations that encourage positive change and has the strength to challenge the “status quo”.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form. Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with a keen ability to prioritize and multi-task. Detail oriented.
  • Well-developed team skills, unquestioned integrity, and the experience, confidence and presence to effectively handle interpersonal relationships and sensitive issues. 
  • Ability to exhibit/maintain a professional, kind, courteous and patient manner at all times.
  • Sitting and/or computer use for extended periods of time.
  • Bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling as needed in the workplace. 
  • Demonstrated interest/ability to facilitate the personal outcomes of Individuals’ receiving services.
  • Knowledge and professional skills to meet the changing needs of individuals served, the Agency, and workforce.

Responsible To: Self-Direction Supervisor/ Director of Staff Development/ Designee

Leadership Core Competency:

Respectful: treats everyone with courtesy and compassion recognizing individual uniqueness and needs. Displays honesty, integrity and humility. Makes difficult decisions with empathy.

Responsible: accepts accountability for their own actions and the actions of others. Holds others accountable. Puts the interests of the organization above their personal interests. Is personally invested in the success of the organization.

Builds Partnerships: values and builds a collaborative culture and spirit. Willing to learn from others. Moves others to take action. Pro-actively resolves conflict. Follows through in a timely manner. Anticipates and solves problems promptly with flexibility and creativity.

Commits to Service Excellence: focuses on the needs of the individuals. Constantly reassesses processes, procedures, principles, searching for improvement opportunity. Improves performance by introducing unique and leading-edge concepts. Encourages good ideas from staff. Defines and puts into action, Best Practices. Sets and achieves high standards of performance. Challenges the status quo.

Develops People: Inspires and challenges others to reach their full potential. Celebrates the accomplishments of others. Effectively provides feedback to staff and colleagues, including the timely completion of staff’s annual performance evaluations. Recruits and retains exemplary staff. Understands and applies all agency policies.


Essential Functions:

To provide virtual and on-site education (as needed), training, support, and mentorship to anyone supported by the Self-Direction Program. 

To consistently communicate training successes and concerns with leadership.

Promote individualized supports and experiences, ensuring people’s hopes, dreams, and values are priority. Cultivate a culture in which the choices, beliefs, and values of all the people we serve are celebrated.

Work as a team with the common goal of putting people first, while building partnerships and exercising social capital 

Promote creative thinking, positive approaches and assisting the individuals to reach their own “power of potential”. Instill in the employee the excitement to do the “right thing”.

Assist in designing and/or modifying general trainings and materials.

Assist in current and complete documentation of education including matrixes and certification for all employees.

Assist in establishing education standards, policies and procedures to assure maintenance of credentials and staff development.

Other Functions

Any and all other duties requested by supervisor.

Salary Description
$23.00- $28.00