Work Readiness Instructor - Harrison, NJ
Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and Northern NJ, Inc. - Harrison, NJ

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General Purpose:

The work readiness instructor will plan and teach job readiness/job search classes to job candidates (adults with disabilities) enrolled in Rehabilitation placement programs. Instructor monitors consumers progress, writes detailed notes and advises Job Developers when candidates are ready for job seeking.

Essential Functions:
  • Teach classes and conduct role plays and workshops on literacy and work readiness topics such as internet job searching, how to complete job applications, discussing criminal history at interviews, mock interviewing, resume writing, networking with others, etc.
  • Plan and develop materials needed for each class using textbooks, handouts, workbooks, information from the Internet, and other sources.
  • Give assignments to consumers attending classes and track performance/progress with material.
  • Maintain a clear written calendar of what classes will be taught each week, and rotate classes each month.
  • Write a weekly case note for each consumer who attended, highlighting what topics were reviewed, how participatory was the consumer, and the consumer’s progress towards job readiness.
  • Completes all case notes in a timely manner as per the case note compliance procedure. All case notes for the week need to be completed on Fridays by COB and forwarded to the appropriate Coordinator along with the weekly report.
  • Survey each consumer at least once about their satisfaction with the classes.
  • File case notes as needed.
  • Attend evaluation and training team meetings weekly and give feedback to Job Developer(s) on which consumers are ready for work, and relevant information about job seekers.
  • Outreach to business community for guest speakers.
  • Assist consumers to write resumes.
  • Create handouts, assign homework, and keep samples of work completed for consumer charts
  • Submit a weekly report summarizing who attended classes, topics covered, and any networking or job development activities done.
  • Attend all rehab and staff meetings as required.
  • Learn about CARF requirements and assure that programming and case notes are compliant.
  • Handle other tasks as assigned by the Coordinator of Evaluation and Training.
Q ualifications/Basic Job Requirements: .

· BA in Education required and a Teaching Certificate preferred.

· Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) required.

· Minimum of two years experience working with job seekers preferred.

· Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and familiarity with internet and database applications.

· Must be a highly organized self starter, Excellent organizational and administrative skills.

· Ability to interact and communicate effectively. Excellent verbal and written communication skills .

Scope of Responsibility & Positions Supervised:

This position does not supervise others but is a critical member of the Job Placement Team.