Posted 3 months ago

Purpose: This position teaches and aids students through a program to become certified nursing assistants, certified caregivers, and assisted living managers.

Category: Intermittent; Non-exempt, Hourly

Reports to: Caregiver Training Institute Administrator

Compensation: Starting at $30.23 per hour (Dependent upon relevant education, experience, and preferred qualifications).

Major Duties & Responsibilities:
• Provides instruction virtually and in a classroom setting.
• Evaluates and documents student’s progress in competency through observation, assessment, and testing.
• Monitors class attendance, and proctors exams, and ensures student completion of required assignments.
• Prepares and maintains records accurately and in a timely manner.
• Establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicates those objectives to students.
• Adapts teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs, abilities, and interests.
• Observes and evaluates students’ work to determine progress and make suggestions for improvement.
• Instructs students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
• Utilizes technical expertise to complete all assigned tasks with an emphasis on quality and timeliness.
• Builds and maintains a cooperative working relationship with others.
• Attends and actively collaborates with others at all scheduled meetings and trainings.
• Works independently and collaboratively with others with minimal supervision.
• Ensures that work adheres to local, state, and federal governmental regulations, and other applicable rules and requirements.
• Uses virtual collaboration platforms to perform work as necessary (e.g. Zoom or Teams).
• Participates in individual and team meetings, huddles, trainings, and scheduled events.

An equivalent combination of education and experience related to the position may be considered.
• Some college or an Associate degree with coursework in Education, Communications, Nursing, or a closely related field; A Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
• Must have an active Registered Nurse (RN) license in good standing.
• At least three (3) years of experience in direct care; four (4) years is preferred.
• At least one (1) year of experience in a supervisory capacity with CNA’s; two (2) years is preferred.

Additional Qualifications:
• Must have reliable transportation.
• Must successfully obtain and maintain AZ Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance and Central Registry background clearance.
• Maintain a satisfaction rating of no less than 75% based on student class evaluations.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
• Knowledge of professional caregiving principles and practices.
• Ability to adapt instruction/support to students’ differences in learning styles, strengths, and demonstrated needs.
• Ability to demonstrate a commitment to the vision, mission, and values of Pima Council on Aging and its family of non-profit companies.
• Ability to effectively communicate with, receive information from, and convey information to others.
• Ability to effectively instruct individuals and large groups and manage a classroom.
• Ability to facilitate a positive and inclusive environment for all students.
• Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions.
• Ability to manage time, organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines, and follow up on work assignments with minimal supervision.
• Ability to professionally represent the organization and work harmoniously with diverse populations including staff, clients, and providers.

Schedule, Post of Duty, & Travel Requirements:
• Variable hours including days, evenings, and weekends based on class schedules.
• This position is located at the CareGiver Training Institute (710 South Kolb Road, Suite #4, Tucson Arizona 85710).
• Remote work is not available.
• Occasional travel is required between PCOA locations.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including:
• Employees working at least thirty (30) hours per week are eligible for medical, (PPO and HDHP with or without an HSA) dental, and vision benefits. Employees working at least thirty-seven and a half (37.5) hours per week are eligible for additional voluntary life and AD&D, as well as long- and short-term disability benefits.
• Regular, full-time employees receive fourteen (14) paid holidays, twenty-one (21) days of vacation, and fifteen and a half (15.5) days of sick leave. Part-time employees receive a prorated amount of time off depending on the number of hours worked.
• A bilingual pay differential is available to employees in a bilingual-eligible position upon receiving an acceptable score on a fluency examination.
• Employees are immediately eligible to contribute and are vested in a 401K plan upon hire.
• An employee wellness and employee assistance program are available to support the health and wellness of all PCOA employees and members of their household.
• In-house training and professional development opportunities available.

About the CareGiver Training Institute
The CareGiver Training Institute (CGTI) is a nonprofit training school offering post-secondary educational programs for Certified Nursing Assistants, Certified Caregivers, and Assisted Living Managers. Since 2003, CGTI has educated thousands of individuals to provide quality care to elderly and disabled persons. The mission of CGTI is to be the leader in healthcare education by elevating standards in training, inspiring excellence in our students, and positively impacting our community. The organization, a subsidiary of Pima Council on Aging (PCOA), plays a critical role in developing a strong healthcare workforce in southern Arizona.

Our Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity:
At the CareGiver Training Institute and Pima Council on Aging, we don’t just accept differences – their importance is one of our key values. We are committed to building a team that serves the community by representing a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, skills, and abilities. As an equal opportunity employer, we support diversity, foster equity, and are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible environment for all.

To apply for this position, please download and complete our job application using this link. Please submit your completed application along with supporting documents below, send it to, or fax to 520-675-4820.

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