The Skills Training Specialist will provide integrated English language instruction for adult learners as part of a new skills training program designed to prepare immigrants and refugees for careers as Licensed Nursing Assistance. S/he will recruit and assess potential students; plan lessons and develop learning materials; and instruct an integrated ESOL and “softs skills” course. In addition to classroom instruction, the Skills Training Specialist will provide one-on-one “coaching” for refugee clients who are seeking to develop and advance toward specific goals financial and career goals.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Support logistics planning and curriculum development for an integrated ESOL/Licensed Nursing Assistant training course
- Recruit LNA training participants through presentations at career centers, community-based organizations, and training vendor fairs
- Assess applicants’ eligibility for training programs by verifying work authorization documents, conducting interviews, and administering/scoring written and oral English tests.
- Teach integrated ESOL and “soft skills” classes and evaluate student progress.
- Support the development and revision of curricula for training programs; create lesson plans, and assess lesson plan success.
- Provide individualized job readiness counseling for clients upon their completion of training program courses.
- Provide individualized coaching to additional clients with an emphasis on career, educational and financial success.
- Represent the organization at meetings, conferences and events.
- Contribute to program data collection following contractual guidelines.
- Provide ongoing support and supervision to workforce development interns and volunteers.
- Participate in professional development opportunities as appropriate throughout the year.
- Attend staff meetings.
- Perform all other duties assigned by supervisor.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Healthcare, Education, or related field; Master’s Degree in Education and/or TESOL preferred.
- Minimum of 2 years of adult teaching or tutoring experience, preferably with immigrant populations.
- Previous experience in or exposure to healthcare sector strongly preferred.
- Strong counseling/advising skills required.
- Strong computer skills required.
- Excellent organizational, verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to prioritize duties in a fast-paced environment.
- Proficiency in additional languages a plus.
- Candidate must have dedication to the human rights of refugees, immigrants, and asylees.
- Highly self-motivated, able to work in a team and independently.
- Bilingual/bicultural candidates are encouraged to apply.