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Fedcap Job Readiness Instructor in Boston, Massachusetts

We are immediately hiring a Job Readiness Instructor in Boston, Massachusetts! Join us at the Community Work Services (CWS) for an exciting career. MUST be vaccinated against COVID-19. Required to provide documentation during Onboarding process Mission: To help people who face barriers to work obtain employment and achieve self-sufficiency through innovative job training, placement, and support services www.cwsnewengland.org. Community Work Services (CWS) was founded in 1877 as the Cooperative Society of Visitors Among the Poor of Boston to provide services to the poor of Boston and address the roots of poverty through employment, education, and housing improvements. Its founder, Annie Fields, is said to have been a transitional figure in the development of a professional social-service network. Mrs. Fields hoped to apply business principles and efficiency to benevolent activities and charity work. Today CWS provides job placement, training, and support services in the Boston area. Community Work Services joined The Fedcap Group in 2013 Job Title: Job Readiness Instructor Location: Boston, Massachusetts FLSA Status: Exempt Position Type: Full-time Position Summary: To prepare program participants (adult and youth) for competitive employment in the community by teaching soft skills in a classroom setting. Topics include appropriate workplace behavior, communication, conflict resolution, interviewing, resume development, and labor market trends and information. Essential Job Functions: Job Readiness Instruction: * Responsible for the instruction of participants in job readiness training using the existing curriculum. CWS/Fedcap has several job readiness curriculums available including Get Ready! and Power of Possible which focus on individuals identifying their strengths and personal branding. * Assist with the development of written lesson plans based on the existing curriculum; update curriculum to ensure that skills being taught continue to meet the labor market demand. * Responsible for facilitating workshops for high school students with disabilities in their transition from school into adult life- job exploration counseling, work readiness, self-advocacy and mentoring, and post-secondary counseling. * Life Skills - Leads small group discussion and activities on topics such as health and wellness, civic pursuits, current affairs, academic and financial literacy, nutrition, problem-solving, and others. * Administer written, oral, and/or practical tests, based on inclusion standards, related to the curriculum. * Assist with recruitment of eligible Pre-Employment Transition Services students. * Evaluate the student's progress in the job-readiness class including the ability to comprehend, perform and retain information, report assessment to Case Managers, Training Instructors, and Management Team. * Report attendance and progress utilizing the Efforts to Outcome (ETO) software in accordance with accreditation standards. * Contribute to job development activities including, but not limited to, resume writing, interview skills, and developing job placement leads. * Participate in agency and team meetings and functions. Workforce Development Team Support- * Assist with recruitment of candidates for the training program and participate in assessment, matriculation, graduation, and graduate support activities. * Conduct assessments and relay feedback to the Workforce Development team regarding participant progress. * Support and mentor trainees utilizing a positive and encouraging approach. * Assist WFD with placement assistance including developing internship sites and employment partnerships prior to and during a job search. * Assist with quality assurance and CARF Accreditation Process. * Perform other related duties as assigned by Supervisor. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities. Education and Experience: * Associates degree with at least three years of experience in workforce development * Bachelor's Degree in human services or related field preferred. * Experience with curriculum development and teaching experience strongly preferred. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Equal Opportunity Employer Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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