Full Time – Support Skills Instructor

Commonpoint Queens

Organization Description: 
Commonpoint Queens (Samuel Field YM&YWHA) Opportunity Youth Programs at Commonpoint Queens consist of educational, employment, and wrap-around services for NYC youth ages 16-24. The department provides GED classes, vocational training, career and college readiness, and case management services.

Location: Bronx

Position Description:
Commonpoint Queens is seeking to hire a Support Skills Instructor for our Opportunity Youth Programs at our Bronx location. The Instructor is responsible for facilitating Support Skills classes for youths in our GED and Vocational Training programs. These classes include, but are not limited to: resume and work readiness prep, college information and applications, SEL, career explorations, financial literacy, and health. The Support Skills Instructor is also required to coordinate with outside providers to put together workshops, field trips, and invite guest speakers. In addition, the Support Skills Coordinator will ensure that cohorts in the Opportunity Youth portfolio obtain industry-based credentials through our various partners as well as from in-house training. In addition to classes, the Support Skills Instructor will also schedule one on one time to support youth with preparing for their GED or Vocational Training exams. The Support Skills Instructor will report to the Director of Education

Reports to:
Director of Education

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
Develop sector-based training materials including to but not limited to career exploration, work readiness, college readiness and other support skills activities. Instructors will be able to use a combination of group activities, contextualized and experiential learning, discussions and role-plays and outsourcing.

Knowledgeable in the facilitation of credential training such as: Microsoft Office Certification, the National Retail Federation Credential, ServSafe, Security Guard, among other credentials for career path development.

Produce individualized Work and Career Readiness packets for all cohorts in the Opportunity Youth portfolio based on their goals, interests and vocational training paths.

Liaise and coordinate partnerships with businesses and community agencies for the delivery of support skills classes, guest speakers and industry-focused one-ticketed events.

Work with participants taking GED exams for one on one or small group tutoring sessions.

Work with participants taking Vocational Training exams for one on one or small group tutoring sessions

Work with the Director of Education to plan community events & field trips relevant to areas of study

Attend all relevant meetings, trainings, agency and funding events as needed

Responsible for other duties in the needs of the program(s), the agency and or responsibilities assigned by Supervisor.

Develop, organize, and track participant work to meet internal and funder compliance requirements.

Candidate Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree preferred

Knowledge of Trauma-Informed Care and Deescalation Practices preferred

Minimum 3 years of classroom management experience

Minimum 3 years of demonstrated experience in providing work readiness and/or industry recognized credential instruction, and direct youth development services.

Knowledge of educational/vocational programs for youth, labor market trends and opportunities for youth.

Knowledge of GED exams and study skills preferred.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to outreach and engage young people in the educational and career development process

Ability to work well under pressure,meet deadlines and practice sound judgment.

Show professionalism, punctuality, and dedication in order to demonstrate best practices to students and peers.

Experienced working with MS Office, primarily Excel, Word and PPT, knowledgeable in Google applications, primarily in Sheets, Docs, and Slides.

Proficient in Computer navigation as well as PDF.

Experienced working with DYCD-Workforce contract and PTS preferred.

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Monday through Friday, 35 hours per week, occasional evening and weekend hours as needed

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Application Info:
To apply: send resume and cover letter to Alyx Maglio, Director of Education Bronx – amaglio@commonpointqueens.org