The Instructor will teach out-of-school youth ages sixteen to twenty-four in education classes to prepare them for the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) Test and the General Educational Development (GED) Test. This is a contractual position at approximately eight hours per week.
- Organize and develop curriculum framework for Pre-GED Math and Language Arts classes aligned with the 2014 GED test;
- Prepare lessons and activities to reinforce students’ understanding of the academic concepts presented in the Steck-Vaugh GED textbook series;
- Administer CASAS test to assess students’ grade level;
- Administer GED Ready practice test;
- Instruct individually and in groups, using critical pedagogy methods for a diverse group of students;
- Facilitate engaging class sessions that emphasize a student-focused and team-based learning environment;
- Ensure that classroom approach has direct correlation with workforce development goals;
- Employ a wide range of instructional strategies that accommodate different learning styles, IEPs, and 504 educational plans;
- Develop positive relationships and maintain regular contact and communication with students;
- Monitor students’ progress and maintain complete and accurate progress reports of youth;
- Develop positive relationships and maintain regular contact and communication with staff, coordinating education and employment-related information, referral and services, keeping informed of relevant services available;
- Complete all other duties as assigned by the program manager and;
- Adheres to all LAYC personnel policies.
- Bachelor’s degree in Education, Human Services, or related field ;
- Experience in teaching, tutoring, or providing educational services to youth;
- Knowledge of local community resources related to the needs of youth;
- Working knowledge of GED 2014 content;
- Working knowledge of CASAS competencies and other educational assessments;
- Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with persons of diverse educational, cultural and economic backgrounds;
- Ability to demonstrate creativity and originality in designing and implementing programs for diverse youth populations;
- Ability to effectively organize work, determine priorities and complete assigned duties with minimal supervision;
- Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills including public speaking, facilitating groups and presenting workshops, as well as the ability to effectively compile, analyze and present statistical data and other program information;
- Ability to effectively conduct individual and/or group educational activities;
- Communicate effectively with staff and youth;
- High levels of initiative, flexibility and organizational skills.
- Flexible, energetic, positive individual with commitment to youth development in a high quality, respectful environment;
- Ability to relate to culturally diverse population.
This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 10 lbs. May require the ability to travel locally and/or regionally.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.