Adult Education Intsructor Youth Specialist

Employer
Goodwill Easter Seals of the Gulf Coast
Location
Blackmon Trailer Park
Posted
Jan 23, 2021
Closes
Jan 26, 2021
Ref
1950824135
Job Role
Other
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







MISSION CONTRIBUTION:



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







FUNCTION:



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.



Qualifications



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



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* 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.







EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:



* 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.







PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:



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

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







CRITICAL PERFORMANCE FACTORS:



* 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







WORKING CONDITIONS/HAZARDS:



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



EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/VETERANS/DISABLED

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