Adult English Language and Literacy (AELL) is the direct service provider of ESOL and adult literacy instruction for the Library. Professional teachers facilitate free instruction to adult patrons in reading, writing, speaking, and listening from a 0 to 8th-grade level in both in-person and online classes. Instruction is offered in 3, 10-week cycles and 1, 4-week summer cycle. The Intake Advisors recruit new students, determine eligibility through testing and interview, and monitor attendance, and student retention. Intake Advisors follow up with students to identify barriers to participation and encourage continuation in the program.
We are looking for someone we can count on to:
- Case management and regular communication with students
- Outreach and relationship building with internal and external partners for program referrals
- Introduce students to various Library and city services in helping students achieve their long term goals, and remove barriers to program participation
- Conference with students on job readiness topics
- Orient new students to basic digital literacy and online learning platforms
- Stay abreast of Library strategic priorities and initiatives
- Maintain regular attendance at city and state professional development workshops
- Student retention and persistence in program participation resulting in higher measurable skill gain
- Student registration and intake processes ensuring a positive patron experience
1 month, this person will:
- Recruit, assess, and place students
- Regularly communicate with absent students to identify and eliminate barriers to program participation
- Receive or maintain certification in Best Plus and TABE administration
- Enter data into program and Library databases (ASISTS and Google Drive)
- Coordinate localized information sessions
- Coordinate with both external and internal partners to provide workshops to a diverse population
- Analyze data and run reports that will influence future programming choices
- Provide case management services to students including running information sessions, organizing the intake appointment process including assessment (Best Plus and TABE), NRS goal setting, and placement in a class, or referral to an outside agency; monitor student progress, daily follow up with students who have an attendance problem to encourage continuation in the program
- Input data for students into the agency database in a timely manner, which includes client personal contact information, assessment results, attendance, and educational and employment outcomes.
- Test all students at the end of each cycle
- Maintain paper record files for each student as per NYSED requirements
- Conduct outreach
- Connect adult students with needed and available community resources. Follow-up with clients and agencies as appropriate to document use/success of referral.
- Provide workshops on using technology, orientations to library services, etc.