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Per Diem Certified Trainer 

Think:Kids is looking for a Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) Certified Trainer to join our team! This a per diem, fully remote position with a flexible schedule. The primary responsibilities of the Trainer are to provide training and coaching in the CPS approach to parents, caregivers, and professionals across a wide variety of settings. Trainings and coaching take place primarily via videoconference but may require occasional travel for in-person training.   

This is a great opportunity for a passionate CPS Certified Trainer to apply their expertise on a large scale, gain professional development in both CPS and best practices of training and education, and collaborate with a team of people dedicated to the mission of helping youth succeed. CPS Certified Trainers who fit any of the following criteria are especially encouraged to apply: 

  • Bi-lingual Spanish speaker 
  • Experience with marginalized communities 
  • Experience working in schools 
  • Interest in equity & inclusion initiatives 
  • Available to provide services on nights and weekends 

Job Expectations 

Training & Coaching 

  • Lead virtual and/or in-person CPS Essential Foundations (Level 1) and Advanced Concepts (Level 2) trainings at least twice per year. These trainings are open to the public and serve multi-disciplinary professionals who work with and treat youth with behavior challenges. 
  • Lead virtual CPS Parent/Caregiver Classes at least twice per year. These multi-session classes are offered to parents around the world.  
  • Serve as a substitute for virtual CPS Coaching sessions as needed. These coaching sessions are conducted for small teams of staff at client organizations around the world.  


  • Submit weekly timesheets on time and according to program guidelines. 
  • Submit travel expense reports in a timely fashion and abide by all hospital travel expense policies. 
  • Facilitate the completion of training evaluations and other online surveys at the end of trainings as required. 
  • Follow all training and coaching tracking procedures and respond to e-mail in a timely manner. 


  • Optional but recommended: Attend Trainer Team and All Staff meetings (currently scheduled for Thursday’s at 11am ET). 
  • Assist with certification program activities as needed. This may include but is not limited to application reviews and preparation and/or leading of professional development webinars for the CPS Certified Community. 
  • Assist with program-wide Equity & Inclusion initiatives which, depending on the employee’s relevant experience, may include supporting language translation projects, supporting individuals within our community who come from marginalized backgrounds, outreach activities, etc.   
  • Maintain CPS Certified Trainer status through proper completion of all recertification requirements, with the exception of the annual fee which will be covered under your employment. 
  • Other CPS teaching-related duties as needed. 


  • Active CPS Certified Trainer, required. 
  • Bachelor’s degree, required; Professional license in psychology, social work, counseling, or education preferred.  
  • Fluent in English, required; Fluent in Spanish, a plus. 

Core Competencies 

  • Demonstrated expertise and understanding of the CPS approach. 
  • Demonstrated expertise in training others in the CPS approach. 
  • Excellent presentation and public speaking / training skills. 
  • Ability to address a wide variety of audiences with varying levels of exposure to the CPS approach and varying cultural backgrounds. 
  • Excellent interpersonal/communications skills. 
  • Exceptional organizational skills, especially with respect to:
    • Managing responsibilities and priorities across multiple jobs (if working a part- or full-time job in addition to this per diem role) 
    • Calendar management 
    • Responding to e-mail in a timely manner 
    • Tracking and documentation 
    • Comfort with videoconference (Zoom) and online survey technology
    • Experience using Microsoft Teams is a plus  


$40 to $48 per hour, commensurate with experience. This is a non-benefits eligible position.  

To apply 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to with the subject line “Per Diem Trainer Application.” 

Please also submit a recording of yourself describing how Plan B pursues all five goals of intervention. The recording should be no longer than 10 minutes.  

Candidates living outside of the United States or in one of the following US states and territories are not eligible to apply:

  • Wyoming 
  • North Dakota 
  • Puerto Rico 
  • U.S. Virgin Islands 
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