Posted: Nov 22, 2017
Department: Community Coordination
Responsible for assisting learners in setting goals, developing and implementing education and career plans based upon those goals, and monitoring students’ progress. Provide one-on-one advising to students to help them overcome the linguistic and educational barriers that stand in their way of skills development, job promotions, or further education. Work with Program Coordinator and teachers to develop and document a curriculum unit on goal-setting and integrate career planning, employment, and work readiness skills into existing curriculum. Co-facilitate career and education readiness workshops and goal-setting sessions with teachers at each site, in which every student develops an education and career plan that identifies career, academic, and personal goals, along with potential barriers, strategies for overcoming those barriers, and available resources. Provide the information, support, and guidance students need to reach their identified career and education goals such as assisting students with resume-writing, filling out job applications, and practicing interview skills. Enroll new students. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in education or in related field with one to three years of experience working in ABE/ESOL program. Business experience is a plus. Certification in BEST Plus 2.0 and TABE CLAS-E Reading/Writing preferred. Thorough knowledge of job training resources, career centers, higher education programs, and job market in the Boston area is highly desirable. Ability of “goal setting” with students and action plans with identification of barriers or steps toward/completion of the set goals. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
Please note: this position is part-time for twelve (12) hours per week.
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