- Coordinate the day-to-day operations of the Literacy Zone, ensure program targets are met, attend program meetings, and maintain community partner relationships which will lead to participants’ success/next steps and information sessions for pathways out of poverty.
- Conducts a comprehensive ESOL and educational/vocational assessment to develop a plan of service to meet participants’ needs (approximately 100 clients per year). Provide intensive one-on-one and/or small group services to participants and their families including counseling and advising participants on their career, academic, and social service needs. The goal is to link them with resources that would move them out of poverty.
- Able to plan events and coordinate community events based on the Literacy Zone target (goal is to meet and/or exceed program targets)
- Identifies post-secondary transition programs and assists foreign-born participants to become familiar with the American workforce, post-secondary youth and adults to earn their high school diploma, improve their English skills, and improve their reading and writing skills and succeed in post-secondary education, apprenticeship programs, or training.
- Assist with program outreach, recruitment, information sessions, assessments, orientations, and goal setting.
- Communicate effectively and collaborate with key staff and instructors to ascertain barriers that specific participants may be experiencing that prevent them from meeting their educational needs.
- Collaborates with and refers participants to various community partners for wrap-around services including health literacy, financial literacy, and more.
- Researches and assists participants in acquiring related supportive services such as computer literacy, transportation, public assistance, and childcare.
- Facilitates and/or coordinates various workshops/information sessions.
- Attend community partner meetings and attend bi-monthly case management team meetings.
- Maintains case notes by documenting client’s goals, outcomes, and goals using the ASISTS database.
- Monitors participants’ progress and follows up frequently.
- Performs other tasks deemed necessary to assist in achieving service and programmatic goals.
- Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field; relevant experience in adult education (ESOL or HSE)
- Strong awareness of the barriers facing adult learners looking to integrate workforce, technology, and academic environment.
- Relevant experience in counseling individuals and/or facilitating informational sessions
- Must have a good knowledge of the available educational, training, and employment resources.
- Good knowledge of labor market trends and requirements and the skill, abilities and experiences required in a wide variety of occupations.
- Initiative and resourcefulness; tact and courtesy; Good judgement and problem solving ability
- Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Google Drive, Outlook, Social Media
- Able to travel to various program sites throughout the week and work alternate Saturdays, evenings, and day shifts
two Saturdays a month 10-4
Must be willing to travel and work from various library branches within the Literacy Zone target area.
*Complete 14 hours of professional development per year.
This is a grant-funded opportunity through June 30, 2024, with the possibility of renewal based on work performance. Contracts are renewed annually based on performance. The work week is 35 hours per week at $50,000 per year salary.
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