YWCA of Western Mass. TB/AD YouthBuild Academic Instructor in Springfield, Massachusetts
The YWCA of Western Massachusetts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women. We do this through a variety of services that support all people who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault or intimate partner abuse, strengthen relationships between parents and children, and build skills for employment and self-sufficiency. Expectations of all employees: In the performance of essential and general job responsibilities, all YWCA employees are expected to: Demonstrate commitment to the YWCA's mission and principles of trauma-informed work. Represent the YWCA in a professional and competent manner to participants, community members, organizational partners, and others. Perform quality work within program guidelines and deadlines. Work independently while understanding the need for communication and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations. Maintain professional behavior and strict confidentiality. Position Purpose: YouthBuild provides the opportunity for out of school youth and young adults 17-24 to achieve their educational goals through the achievement of their high school credential which will enable them to pursue their career goals. The YouthBuild Academic Instructor provides classroom based instructional services and individual Adult Basic Education (ABE) support services. This individual will teach YouthBuild Participants basic skills (reading, writing, math) and HiSET preparation by utilizing a curriculum and applying a variety of instruction methods and resources. Qualifications Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in education or related field. A minimum of 3 years (5 years preferred) teaching experience or group facilitation experience. Experience and/or ability to teach mathematics, science, social studies, reading comprehension and writing to those who have non-traditional learning styles and learning disabilities. Familiarity with the TABE, GED/HiSET, and other standardized assessment tools A minimum of 3 years working with adolescents and young adults ages 18 to 24 Ability to lift up to 40 pounds. Responsibilities Teach pre-HiSET and HiSET courses to young adults (17-24) and provide group and individual instruction to students utilizing a variety of hands-on teaching methods to a student body that is diverse in academic abilities. Methods may include, but are not limited to, guest speakers, field trips, group projects, and research projects. Coordinate academic support with YWCA tutors. Review student IEPs and other education-related documents from prior educational institutions and provides reasonable accommodations. Coordinate an accommodation plan and ensure delivery with other instructor(s). Participate in program activities and field trips. Coordinate the TABE assessment at pre-determined intervals. Assess and share results with program staff and students. Assess students? preparedness to take the HiSET. Coordinate testing dates with YouthBuild Program Supervisor and Vocational Instructor(s). Assist with facilitation of Individual Development Plan and Individual Transition Plan. Assist with planning of and participate in program orientation. Communicates with all YouthBuild staff regularly regarding student progress. Meet with 100% of assigned students face to face at a minimum once monthly to assess goals, progress or barriers to achievement. Perform other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor or designee. EEO STATEMENT It is the policy of YWCA of Western Massachusetts to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.