- Teach HSE class for 17-24 year olds who have had criminal justice involvement
- Provide instruction in Social Studies, Science, English Language Arts, Math, and Writing.
- Support students’ development as readers and writers; teach reading strategies and provide regular, meaningful writing activities
- Develop learner-centered, participatory lessons, using relevant materials and a project-based approach.
- Create engaging instructional strategies and lesson plans in both math and/or literacy, including group instruction and one-on-one tutoring.
- Evaluate student progress using standardized assessment tools and in-class assessment.
- Maintain attendance and assessment data in Friends’ agency-wide database; enter regular notes on student progress.
- Conduct assessments for prospective students – including TABE tests, and informal reading inventories when appropriate;
- Using TABE scores, informal assessments, school transcripts, and educational history, help prospective students consider their educational options (i.e., regular diploma track, HSE track, etc.)
- Help plan and participate in student orientations;
- Make referrals to other programs as appropriate;
- Meet with parents, Probation Officers, and other referring agencies
- Participate with the rest of the Education team in program planning and evaluation
- Three-five years’ experience teaching in adult literacy/HSE education;
- Experience working with at-risk youth or justice involved youth;
- Strong interpersonal skills, cultural competence, and an understanding and belief in strengths-based youth development philosophy are needed to succeed in this position.
- A sense of humor, integrity, flexibility and a profound commitment to the youth we serve;
- Individuals with prior criminal justice involvement are encouraged to apply
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to John Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org.