Adult Education Intsructor Youth Specialist

Goodwill Easter Seals of the Gulf Coast
Blackmon Trailer Park
Jan 23, 2021
Jan 26, 2021
Job Role
Job Description

TITLE: Adult Education Instructor/Youth SpecialistDATE WRITTEN: 10/2020

DEPARTMENT:Educational ServicesSUPERVISED BY: Education Division Director

SUPERVISES: Volunteers / StudentsSTATUS: FT Hourly, non- exempt


To meet the mission of the agency by providing services for people seeking education, workforce training and/or career advancement opportunities.


To provide adult education instruction and workforce training and employment opportunities in accordance with the requirements of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act funds.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:(must be able to perform these functions, with or without a reasonable accommodation).

* Provides world class customer service including effective communication with internal and external customers.

* Performs intake, administers and interprets appropriate placement and diagnostic tests for incoming students

* and informing them of Goodwill services.

* Conducts an initial eligibility assessment for potential YES participants identifying barriers as established by WIOA Guidelines.

* Schedules and oversees the final eligibility process in cooperation with Southwest Alabama Partnership for Training and Employment (SWAPTE).

* Develops with student academic and career goals to be included on the plan of instruction, outlining the necessary steps for successful completion.

* Conducts pre/post tests to measure students progress in alignment with Alabama Adult Education State Assessment Policy.

* Provides small group academic remediation for adults with varied skill levels, from basic literacy to GED preparation.

* Instructs, guides, and assists students in preparing to pass all 4 GED modules, effectively utilizing GEDReady practice test results, and the GED Test registration process.

* Administers ACT WorkKeys NCRC Assessments to appropriately leveled participants in adherence of the Alabama Community College Systems state goals.

* Develops and uses lesson plans aligned with College Career Ready Standards integrating instruction and learning experiences that are interactive and relevant to workplace environments.

* Arranges youth participation in internal and external job readiness activities and trainings, and makes referrals to opportunities provided by partners

* Seeks out and secures training opportunities including internships, job shadowing, apprenticeships, and work experiences with employers, labor unions, and training institutions.

* Contacts local employers to determine possible job openings.

* Meets with participants individually at regular intervals to review academic and workforce progress, make adjustments to POIs, and document college/career activity/progress.

* Implements career exploration tools and strategies individually and in groups.

* Provides on-going job coaching and career counseling, and reviews job performance as reported by supervisor.

* Maintains participant files keeping them up-to-date and adhering to confidentiality standards.

* Inputs demographic data and necessary participant updates in Goodwill database in a timely manner.

* Enters weekly participant attendance into the AAESAP database, and informs data entry specialist of any changes in student class schedule, location, or enrollment status.

* Accurately tracks progress and performance of participants in order to demonstrate compliance with outcomes established by SWAPTE, ACCS, and Goodwill.

* Assists the Director of Educational Services in the training and recruitment of volunteer tutors, as necessary.

* Develops and maintains instructional and reinforcement materials for students and tutors.

* Stays current on adult education, workforce development, special population issues and best practices by participating in on-going training and professional development activities including seminars, conferences, in-house training and through personal research.

* Stays informed of community, agency, and program information through inter-office communications, and attendance at staff meetings.

* Participates in a variety of community awareness and fundraising activities which promote the program, agency and/or the funding source under the direction of supervisor.

* Acts as a positive role model for students in all aspects of professional performance.

* Observes all safety procedures and personnel policies.

* Regular attendance, as outlined in Goodwills policy, is required.

* Other duties as assigned.


SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:(these are required to enable job holder to perform the essential functions of the job).


* Must be able to interact cordially and productively with a variety of people.

* Must be able to market Goodwill and explain the mission to the general public.

* Ability to use general office equipment including computer keyboard by touch.

* Must possess good organizational and time management skills.

* Must be able to keep information confidential.

* Must be able to read, write and communicate clearly in English.

* Must be able to maintain an effective working relationship with, and among employees and students.

* Must be able to take initiative and make decisions with little supervision.

* Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.

* Ability to function in a hectic work environment with occasional periods of high stress.

* Must be able to take initiative, make decisions and work well with little supervision.

* Must be dependable and reliable, following class schedule with few or no schedule adjustments.

* Must have access to reliable transportation in order to work at various work locations, including some disadvantaged areas of our territory.

* Must obtain and retain First Aid/CPR/AED certification and respond toand manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergencyat the worksite according to Goodwill Safety Policies & Procedures.

* Must have a valid drivers license for at least 3 years, liability automobile insurance and be insurable through the agencys insurance carrier.

* Must be at least 21 years of age.

* Must pass a drug screen, including random drug testing as required by the Drug Free Workplace policy.


* Bachelors degree in education or content related field required with two years of teaching/training experience preferred.

* Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

* Experience working with people with barriers to obtaining and maintaining employment preferred

* Proficiency in English, grammar, spelling and math required.


* Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time.

* Must be able to use hands, fingers and wrists, repetitively, using a computer keyboard.


* Customer Service and Image

* Student retention and expansion of services

* EFL or Grade level gains

* GED attainment rate

* Other performance measures specified by funders

* Positive relationship with referral sources, community partners and/or funders

* Knowledge of education and/or special population attributes

* Accuracy of data entry, file maintenance and reporting


Adequately lighted and ventilated building. Regular travel between program locations and occasional travel throughout local area.


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