Westover Job Corps Academic Instructor -Reading Instructor in Chicopee, Massachusetts
Westover Job Corps Position: Academics Instructor FLSA STATUS: Exempt - Full Time Primary Position Objectives Prescribes individual and/or group lessons designed to assist students in overcoming specific difficulties in mathematics and reading. Provides instruction to students enrolled in Reading, Mathematics, Workplace Communications, Employability Skills, Health Education, Driver\'s Education or HSD/HSE. Conducts and manages academic classes. Brief Description of Duties Performs as an instructor in a regular classroom setting, presenting instruction in the area of Reading, Mathematics, Workplace Communications, Career Success Standards, Health Education, Driver\'s Education or HSD/HSE. Endeavors to promote a positive and desirable atmosphere within the classroom setting, ensuring maximum student motivation. Maintains a high degree of discipline within the classroom in order to ensure maximum learning. Establishes a high degree of student/instructor rapport. Works directly with the career tech instructors in coordinating curriculum development. Utilizes all possible curricular resource available at the Center. Makes adequate preparation for classroom. Maintains students\' personal folders, recording personal data, including test scores, evaluations, incident reports, achievement awards, and any other pertinent information concerning students. Records attendance in CIS. Participates in ESP\'s (evaluation of student performance). Evaluates student employee\'s performance in academics and career success standards (CSS). Provides regular feedback to student employees regarding appropriate CSS. Works toward meeting performance standard goals, learning gains, HSD/HSE, trade completion, and career technical certification. Perform other duties as assigned. Effective Communication Presents information both clearly and concisely and regularly confirms correct interpretation of information. Very high standard of communication skills both written and verbal for the presentation of facts and ideas. Shows professional non-verbal body language and actively listens to others. Organization of Work Action oriented. Demonstrates the ability to handle several projects simultaneously with decision making, flexibility, and problem solving. Implements the key principles of time management, task allocation and priority assignment in addition to personal organization. Shows attention to detail and ability to complete work with the highest level of accuracy and efficiency. Continually seek ways to improve employment service provided via development of professional skills and personal growth. Professionalism Demonstrates professional interpersonal skills when interacting with others. Abides by Serrato Corporation\'s Healthy Workplace Environment Policy. Acts as a team player and builds professional relationships with coworkers to achieve goals. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Power Point, Outlook, and Excel. Computer Literacy with basic computer functions, email, internet, and basic programs such as Adobe Acrobat. Strong knowledge of subject area of instruction and academic teaching practices. High level of communication, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills. High level of ability to motivate, inspire, and train students effectively. Experience Minimum of one to two years related experience in education. Education:Bachelor?s degree in education from a four-year college or university and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. Certified, licensed, or accredited in the state in which the Center is located or is accredited by a professional trade organization.(RO may waive if Center is unable to hire certified or licensed instructors, but candidates must pursue certification.) Valid State Driver\'s License.