LAYC’s Workforce Investment department provides services to out-of-school youth ages 16-24 through its Workforce Investment for Successful Employment (WISE) program. WISE offers job readiness (JRT) and life skills training, job placement services, retail certification, computer instruction, GED preparation, and support services. The program aims to equip youth with the skills and credentials needed to obtain and retain meaningful employment and/or enter postsecondary education. The bilingual Job Readiness Instructor will prepare participants to pass the National Retail Federation Foundation (NRFF) Certificate in customer service and prepare and implement a comprehensive job readiness curriculum that prepares students for employment.
- Organize, develop, and implement curriculum for the NRFF and JRT classes
- Provide individualized and group instruction utilizing various teaching methods to accommodate different learning styles and students with IEP’s.
- Develops academic plan for each student, identifying goals and means to achieve them
- Works closely with the Job Developer to provide feedback on participants’ preparation for employment and internship opportunities
- Works closely with WISE team members to provide comprehensive services outside of the classroom
- Assist with recruitment, enrollment, overall retention, and marketing of WISE program'
- Administer assessments to gauge students’ grade level
- Develop positive, ongoing relationships with youth and families
- Document student progress in a timely manner in LAYC’s performance management system Efforts-to-Outcomes, and submits monthly program reports
- Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, contests, and other experiential activities
- Attend professional meetings, conferences, and workshops to improve professional competence
- Attend staff meetings and take an active role in organizational activities
- Develop positive relationships with other LAYC program staff and maintain communication to identify resources, best practices, and professional development opportunities
- Bachelor’s degree in education, human services, or related field
- At least two-years experience working with at-risk youth populations
- Any combination of training and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties as described
- Strong communication skills, both written and verbal in English and Spanish
- Willingness to work some nights and weekends
- Complete medical, background, criminal and child abuse clearances
- Computer proficiency, ability to use electronic spreadsheets as instructional tools
- Experience in working with students from diverse cultural, ethnic, socio-economic, academic, and disability backgrounds.
- Knowledge of and experience in using student learning outcomes to promote student learning.
- The willingness and desire to work independently, as well as collaboratively, and to take on additional responsibilities
- A positive attitude and an earnest interest in providing quality instruction to our program participants
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.
Send cover letter and resume to Ana Hageage, Workforce Investment Director at