LAYC’s Digital Pathway Program (DPP) is the Latin American Youth Center’s job readiness program for out-of-school youth, ages 18-29. We offer job readiness and life skills training, job placement services, IT certification, computer instruction, GED preparation, and holistic support services. Our goal is to provide youth with the necessary skills and credentials to obtain and retain meaningful employment. This is a part-time position scheduled to work up to 30 hours per week.
The IT Instructor will be responsible for the planning, instructional, and administrative aspects of the IT course and incorporating IT learning principles into the GED classes with the goal of helping youth pass IT certification exams. The instructor will also assist with curriculum development and implementation for all instructors including the Job Readiness Instructor and tutors. Under the supervision of the Workforce Programs Manager, the IT Instructor will use the Positive Youth Development Model, a strengths-based approach, to lead the DPP team in building an enjoyable and stimulating learning environment for youth.
- Create a classroom environment conducive to the intellectual, social and emotional development of students.
- Develop and refine conceptually based and student-centered Informational Technology curriculum.
- Relate content to students’ lives through a social justice lens.
- Provide instruction catered to students with varying proficiencies to help them pass the IT certification exams.
- Implement best practices in maintaining learner persistence for disconnected youth.
- Lead collaboration efforts with GED instructor for IT integrated instruction in GED subject courses.
- Maintain accurate records of student performance and outcomes through progress reports and one-on-one meetings.
- Assist students with setting academic goals and help students track and modify goals though process reports and one-on-one meetings.
- Deliver STEM-oriented instruction through personalized learning methods.
- Attends professional development and training related to Information Technology programs and methodologies, staying abreast of current research.
- Employs a variety of instructional techniques, instructional media, and performance assessments, which guide the learning process toward curriculum goals and student learning.
- Uses technology to promote learning, creativity, and collaboration.
- Organizes, develops, and coordinates special IT career events/
- Teaching according to the educational needs, abilities, and achievement of the individual students and groups of students.
- Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress, attainment, and behavior of one’s students.
- Ensuring the safe custody and optimum use of technology and all equipment normally used by oneself during lessons and sees to its regular servicing and maintenance.
- Bachelor’s degree in IT or a related field or a combination of IT certifications and work experience.
- At least 1 + years of experience in teaching IT at a high school setting or a post-secondary adult education setting.
- Proficient in Microsoft Suite and certified in at least one advanced IT certification: compTIA+, compTIA Network, and compTIA security.
- Equivalent combination of experience and education.
- Knowledge of, and ability to work with disconnected youth populations.
- Experience in working with students from diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, academic, and disability backgrounds.
- Willingness and ability to work independently and collaboratively, and to take on additional responsibilities as needed.
- A positive attitude and genuine interest in providing quality instruction to program participants.
- Complete criminal, TB and child abuse and neglect clearances.
- Complete drug tests on a yearly basis.
- Ability to obtain CPR and First Aid certifications.
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.