Career Pathway Instructor (30 hours per week)

Chicago, IL

CBU Status:                       Union 

Basic Function:

Reporting to the Workforce Development Program Manager, the Career Pathway Instructor (30 hours per week) provides contextualized classroom instruction that includes Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, use of and Mathematics to Health Care Career Training participants. The Instructor also provides guidance to students on their options for advanced training; assists with the development of the curriculum, recruitment, enrollment, testing, retention, and transfer to advanced training.

Position Responsibilities:

Instructional:

  • Provides classroom instruction for adult learners that integrate Reading, Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Math to prepare students for the entry into vocational program, community college, or career track in healthcare.
  • Administers and scores Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) tests to participants to track success.
  • Create, update, and instruct utilizing curriculum that reflects ABE/ASE content standards using a variety of instructional methods, materials and techniques that meet the learning needs of the adult learners 
  • Adapt and contextualize lesson plans for a multilevel classroom, providing individualized support for participants if needed.
  • Incorporate digital literacy, college and career readiness, Career Foundations, and/or industry specific content into curriculum.
  • Advice and counsel students regarding course requirements, expectations, and progress throughout the program, creating an Individualized Education Plan to help students track their goal completion in the program.
  • Create a positive learning environment where students are encouraged to think and act creatively
  • Document student attendance and report inconsistencies to the Program Manager and conduct consistent follow up with participants to drive retention and engagement.
  • Attend professional development events in compliance with ICCB guidelines and adapt teaching practices based on change in educational pedagogy. 
  • Participate in regular Erie Neighborhood House department, curriculum meetings, task forces or committees

Administrative:

  • Assists with student outreach, orientation, testing assessment, screening, registration, retention, and follow-up.
  • Assists with PTS program planning, coordination, and delivery of services to ensure that program outcomes are achieved.
  • Provides relevant information (including intakes, exams, daily attendance sheets, etc.) to Program Manager to ensure that all data reported timely and consistently externally and internally.
  • Coordinates with partner training organizations to ensure successful transfer of students to vocational training.
  • Assists the Workforce Development Manager with program proposals.
  • Networks and helps build partnerships with community organizations and institutions.
  • Work with referral partners, community partners, Chicago Public Schools, and other community organizations to recruit participants.
  • Attend recruitment events monthly, such as college and resource fairs, to advertise programs offered by the Workforce Department. 
  • Refer participants to other services within the agency and track the use of these services.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Health Care, or related field and a minimum of two years’ experience in adult education (ABE or ESL) preferred.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of adult learners.
  • Bilingual – Spanish and English required.
  • Commitment to social justice and sensitivity to the assets and challenges of a diverse group of adult learners.
  • Flexible Schedule to work between the West Town site (1347 W Erie Street) and Little Village (4225 W 25TH Street.)
  • Knowledge and understanding of the contextualized curriculum development and general education principles of instruction and classroom management.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret student test scores (TABE) and reports.
  • Ability to develop individual and classroom learning objectives and assess students’ progress towards them.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, on-line systems and other software
  • Strong leadership skills that promote innovation, growth and retention
  • Skilled in project management, the ability to meet deadlines, and solve problems creatively.
  • Ability to develop rapport with individuals across multi-cultural backgrounds and with faculty, staff, and members of the community

Hourly Compensation: $18.00, 30 hours per week, plus excellent benefit package                              

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