Training Curriculum Developer Job at Birchwood School, Richland, SC

  • Birchwood School
  • Richland, SC

Job Description

Job Responsibilities

If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference and you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of South Carolina's youth, consider joining the dedicated people of the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

It is the mission of the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) to impact and transform young lives, strengthen families, and support safer communities through targeted prevention and rehabilitation.

Under limited supervision within the Office of Professional Standards, Training and Certification area, serves as the lead for training and curriculum development needs for the agency. Responsible for development and coordination of staff development and training programs for agency staff with special emphasis on ensuring compliance and standards are identified and met. Assists in the training of other direct care staff in the agency as needed or required; Assists in conducting needs assessments and other quality assurance measures as necessary.

Designs and develops training curricula, lesson plans, and related materials focusing on performance and promoting an effective learning environment.

Develops and designs curriculum applying instructional design learning methods, strategies, modalities, and delivery methods.

Evaluates existing curriculums and help integrate or adapt new technology into digital formats.

Responsible for monitoring training delivery to ensure compliance with standards.

Conducts thorough assessments of current curricula and training materials, identifying areas for improvement and enhancement.

Documents quality assurance activities, creates audit reports, reviews formal and informal training evaluations, and makes recommendations for improvement based on research and best practices.

Administers written and practical assessments to evaluate trainees' performance.

Communicates expectations and provides feedback to assist employees with performance improvement, professional development, and skills/competency development.

Reads, analyzes, and interprets the SCDJJ policy manual.

Writes content, reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

Excellent grammar, punctuation, and spelling skills.

Effectively presents information and responds to questions.

Conducts training and staff development needs assessments by collecting information and data related to training staff.

Delivers Security and Operation Basic Training to all newly hired employees.

Delivers yearly re-certification training for the Security & Operations and Community Services Division.

Obtains and maintains training certifications for Safe Crisis Management, First Aid, and other mandatory training.

Stays informed of trends in instructional methods and educational technology.

Performs other related job duties as assigned.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

A bachelor's degree and relevant program experience.


Requires knowledge of applicable training principles and practices, especially pertaining to adult learners which is necessary for effective curriculum development.

Knowledge of research methods and techniques for the development of lesson plans and curricula for conducting formal and informal training sessions.

Ability to conduct conferences, lead discussion grounds, stimulate participants in the learning process.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Ability to analyze training and development needs.

Knowledge of juvenile justice system required.

Works closely with the training division managers to develop, plan, deliver, and coordinate all trainings for assigned area.

Works effectively under general supervision having scheduled performance reviews (EPMS) in accordance with agency policy and other training quality assurance checks.

Employee must have professional interaction with internal/external customers.

Employee must be able to work in an environment with incarcerated youth without restrictions.

Ability to be mobile with limited sedentary duties.

This position performs job duties relating to the custody, control, transportation, or recapture of youth within the jurisdiction of the Department of Juvenile Justice, and the employee may have direct and indirect contact with youth within the jurisdiction of the Department of Juvenile Justice. Training applicable to these duties will be provided.

Routine travel throughout the state possible.

Note : If any Agency Requirements are listed above, applicants must also meet those requirements to be considered for the position. Salary may vary depending on experience and qualifications. Candidates must present documentation of their attainment of a college degree(s) at the time of the interview.

Documentation must be an official or unofficial copy of the college transcript or a Letter of Verification of Degree from the institution's Registrar's Office. If the candidate selected for the position provided an unofficial copy, it must be replaced with an official copy on or before the HR processing date.

Preferred Qualifications


A bachelor's degree and five years of experience with instructional design, curriculum development or related field. Experience conducting employee training and curriculum development experience preferred w/ experience in Learning Management Systems (LMS).

Special Requirement: Successful completion of the agency's Training of Trainers within nine months of hire and other applicable certifications as required.

Additional Comments

The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice offers an exceptional benefits package for FTE positions that includes:

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Health, dental, and life insurance
  • 15 days annual (vacation) leave per year
  • 15 days of sick leave per year
  • 13 paid holidays
  • State retirement plans and deferred compensation programs
  • Discount Programs such as TicketatWork and WeSave
Applications are incomplete if you fail to answer all supplemental questions, education, and work history. Incomplete applications are not referred to hiring managers. Applications are accepted until 5:00 p.m. on the stated closing date.

You will be asked to provide a certified transcript if selected for a position requiring a degree. A background investigation will be conducted that may include but is not limited to, criminal records, driver's license, and child abuse registry prior to an offer of employment. Additionally, a medical examination and drug testing may be required. Please provide an explanation for any gaps in employment. A resume may be attached to your application but not substituted for completing the work history section of the application.

Benefits for State Employees

The state of South Carolina offers eligible employees generous benefits, including health and dental insurance; retirement and savings plan options; and paid vacation and sick leave. Plus, work-life balance programs such as telecommuting and flexible work schedules are available to employees of some state agencies.

Insurance Benefits
Eligible employees may enroll inhealth insurance , which includes prescription coverage and wellness benefits.Other available insurance benefitsinclude dental, vision, term life insurance, long term disability and flexible spending accounts for health and child care expenses.

Retirement Benefits
State employees are also offeredretirement plan options , including defined benefit and defined contribution plans. Additionally, eligible employees may elect to participate in theSouth Carolina Deferred Compensation Program , which is a voluntary, supplemental retirement savings plan offering 401(k) and 457 plan options.

Workplace Benefits
State employees may also be eligible forother benefits , including tuition assistance; holiday, annual and sick leave; and discounts on purchases, travel and more.

Note: The benefits above are available to most state employees, with the exception of those in temporary positions. Employees in temporary grant and time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some or none of these benefits as benefits are associated with each position type. For these positions, contact the hiring agency to determine what benefits may be available.


I understand that the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice is an equal opportunity employer. DJJ does not discriminate in hiring, promotions, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, or other employment aspects based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, or national origin. Any acts you feel are in violation, please get in touch with the Office of Human Resources, 220 Executive Center Drive, Columbia, SC (803) 896-5607.
  • Yes
  • No


I understand that the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice's School District also does not discriminate in any programs or activities based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age. The following offices have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the school district's nondiscrimination policies: Title IX - Inspector General's Office - 220 Executive Center Drive, Columbia, SC 29210-5427 - Ph: 803-896-9595; Special Education Office, 220 Executive Center Drive, Columbia, SC I have read and fully understand DJJ's position concerning the law.
  • Yes
  • No


I understand that SCDJJ will not hire or promote anyone who may have contact with residents and shall not enlist the services of any contractor who may have contact with residents who have engaged in sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility juvenile facility, or other institution (as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997); has been convicted of engaging in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described above.
  • Yes
  • No


How did you hear about this position?
  • SC Government Website (
  • Career Fair
  • SC Works
  • DJJ Employee
  • Other


If you answered "DJJ Employee" to the previous question please list employee's name.


If you answered "Other" to the previous question, please let us know how you learned of this position.


Do you have a valid driver's license?
  • Yes
  • No


Are you at least 21 years old?
  • Yes
  • No


Do you have a bachelor's degree and relevant experience?
  • Yes
  • No


Do you have at least five years of experience with instructional design, curriculum development or related field?
  • Yes
  • No


Do you have experience conducting employee training and curriculum development and experience using Learning Management Systems (LMS)?
  • Yes
  • No

Required Question


State of South Carolina


Department of Juvenile Justice


P O Box 21069
4900 Broad River Road, Building 2007
Columbia, South Carolina, 29221-1069



The language used in this document does not create an employment contract between the employee and the agency. This document does not create any contractual rights or entitlements. The agency reserves the right to revise the content of this document, in whole or in part. No promises or assurances, whether written or oral, which are contrary to or inconsistent with the terms of this paragraph create any contract of employment.

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