Learning and Development Specialist, Allied Family Network

Mental Health Partnerships

Job title: Learning and Development Specialist, Allied Family Network

Company: Mental Health Partnerships

Job description: Learning and Development Specialist, Allied Family Network


The Learning & Development Specialist (L&D Specialist) provides all aspects of training, group facilitation, and coaching to external service providers, and MHP staff. The L&D Specialist delivers recovery and trauma-informed courses to MHP Staff, program participants, provider agencies and employers, and other community members, including but not limited to the MHP Certification programs (Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) and CPS Supervisor (S-CPS), the WRAP series (Seminar I and II), continuing education courses, and professional development courses. The L&D Specialist also ensures good and proactive communication about learning and development issues within MHP as well as with external partners and stakeholders. This position is also responsible for coaching activities with assigned constituencies (individuals and Stakeholder Meetings as described below).

The position is located at 833 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, with a hybrid in-office/work from home schedule, Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. As an MHP employee, you will have access to the following benefits:

  • Generous Paid Time Off (Up to 44 paid days off per year!)
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance Effective on Day 1
  • No Cost Life and Disability Insurance
  • Supervision hours towards clinical licenses available!
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • No Cost Employee Assistance Program
  • Retirement Plan with Annual Discretionary Employer Contribution
  • Employee Referral Bonuses
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Continuous Growth & MHP Sponsored Training Opportunities


  • Provides psycho-educational training (related to parenting support, neurodevelopmental concerns and mental health) to parents in Philadelphia and surrounding counties.
  • Provides ongoing educational group facilitation for pre-existing educational support groups.
  • Provides informational support to group participants or acts as liaison between participants and mental health resources and/or Program Manager. Helps those participants reach the right person.
  • Assists in networking/marketing with existing resources and generates new connections to grow course and educational group participation. Responds to inquiry about groups and classes.
  • Collaborates with Program Manager to develop strategies for marketing or presence in the community.
  • Delivers full range of MHP training programs, professional development activities and performance solutions using experiential adult learning techniques.
  • Other duties as assigned to fulfill MHP’s mission.


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Psychology, Social Work, Human Services, Education, or related field and three years of related experience or an Associate’s Degree and ten years of related experience required.
  • 3 /10 years’ experience as a classroom trainer/organizational facilitator/instructional designer (including internships and volunteer work) or some combination of the above.
  • Experience developing and facilitating trainings in an adult learning setting.
  • Experience facilitating training virtually in a remote environment.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Behavioral Health system in Pennsylvania. Experience in other states an asset.
  • Must possess computer skills to perform job duties including desktop computing, e-mail, time sheet management, electronic health records, internet research, etc. and the ability to learn software applications relevant to your position. Computer proficiency and technical aptitude with the ability to utilize and produce reports on Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.
  • Knowledge of Learning Management Systems (Canvas preferred) and virtual meeting platforms such as Google Meet and Zoom.
  • Strong skill sets in oral and written communication, interpersonal relationships and teamwork, attention to detail, customer service, cultural competence, time management, autonomy, problem solving and organization.
  • Must be able to modify interpersonal approach to fit the style/needs of others to build and enhance strong working relationships.
  • Must be able to interact with others in a way that invites dialogue, mutual learning and shared meaning.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

***Effective November 15, 2021, all new employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before beginning employment with MHP. Reasonable accommodations will be considered for those with qualifying medical or religious exemptions.***


  • Sit at a desk with ergonomically appropriate equipment.
  • Stand for up to 8 hours per day, up to 5 days in a row.
  • Lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Set up of training room including the physical demands of arranging tables, setting up AV and other training equipment and materials.
  • Ability to perform the essential job functions while meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards safely and successfully with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Frequent talking and listening. Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly and accurately; possible exposure to loud and/or vulgar language and hostile gestures, given participant mental health diagnoses and challenges.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance and be available for flexible work schedule, including 1-2 evenings per week expected on a rotating basis depending on when courses or support groups are held.
  • Some of a Learning & Development Specialist’s time is spent in community settings; must be able to travel within the community that may not be handicap accessible: walking, drive agency vehicles, and/or take public transportation depending on the needs of the program.
  • Remain awake during entire shift, including break times.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform their essential job duties.

We strongly encourage people of color, members of the LGBTQIA community, veterans, parents, and individuals with disabilities to apply. MHP is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team! If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.


Mental Health Partnerships (MHP) seeks to empower individuals with mental health challenges to live full and satisfying lives, based on their specific needs and choices, all while remaining connected to their families, friendships and communities.

MHP offers over 40 services throughout the Greater Philadelphia region and beyond, including Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania, and select locations in the state of Delaware.

Expected salary:

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Job date: Tue, 07 Mar 2023 07:55:05 GMT

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