This position is responsible for creating an environment favorable to learning and personal growth of students enrolled in the adult basic education setting, establishing effective rapport with students, assisting students with overcoming challenges that impede learning, assisting students in making educational, occupational, and personal decisions that hold promise for their personal fulfillment as mature and responsible men and women and establishing quality relationships with parents and other colleagues. This role requires daily interpersonal contact with a wide variety of internal and external constituencies, along with excellent organizational and time management skills. Employee will need to exercise sound judgment, adapt readily to changing situations, and perform detailed work independently with minimal supervision.
OVERALL PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITY:
The primary and most important overall responsibility of all employees is to provide service in a pleasant, helpful, and effective manner to our students and other members of the College community.
Collaborates with department members and/or the Compliance, Assessment and Research team to support planning, assessment, data collection and reporting for continuous improvement of the college.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Works in cooperation other instructors under the direction of the Director of Adult Basic Education and Job Foundation and to maintain continuous and professional operations
Works collaboratively with administrators, teachers, parents, schools and other agencies
Assists principals, administrators and teachers with understanding alternative education and making appropriate referrals for student placement
Interprets adult basic education and job foundations instruction to the staff, parents and the community
Works with faculty, school counselors, and administrators to identify students in need of adult basic education and job foundations
Develops a process to transition identified students into the adult basic education and job foundations program and provides transitional support for students entering, exiting or re-entering the program
Develops programs of study that meet individual needs, interests and abilities of students
Coordinates employment opportunities and training opportunities for ABE students
Develops strategies for helping students prepare for and transition to post-secondary education, including workshops pertaining to financial aid and scholarship applications, college entrance processes, and tutoring or mentoring projects
Works with faculty, counselors, administrators and parents/guardians to establish educational and behavioral goals for identified students including strategies for improving student achievement and behavior
Schedules and attends meetings (i.e., parent/teacher meetings, etc.) for the purpose of gathering and disseminating information, as well as to provide training to parents/guardians
Responsible for group dynamics in an advisory capacity
Advocate for, and on behalf of, students and families
Effectively models, instructs and assists students socially, academically and psychologically to be functional citizens after graduation
Serves as a representative for the adult basic education and job foundations program and advocates for the needs of individual students
Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities
Perform other related duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree required
New Jersey licensure in one of the following areas preferred: secondary teaching, student services, or administration.
Minimum of three (3) years of experience in counseling, teaching, and/or guidance in an organized secondary education program.
Skills/Abilities /Knowledge /Other Requirements:
Ability to teach at the pace of students and be able to work with students one-on-one or in large or small groups
Ability to communicate effectively with students from different cultures, socioeconomic and educational backgrounds
Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel or the Google equivalents for completing lesson plan and attendance forms
Teach to skill deficits as outlined by state mandated assessment test and prepare to students to pass the High School Equivalency exam
Provide effective classroom management
Use the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) for Adult Education
Integrate Workplace readiness skills and digital literacy instruction in all classes
Knowledge of alternative education opportunities in the State of New Jersey
Establish and maintain relationships with the community to contribute to the educational value of student
Ability to analyze, develop, implement, and track alternative education plans and strategies
Maintain a positive, cooperative and mutually supportive relationships with the administration, instructional staff, students, parents, and representatives of resource agencies within the community
Comply with all College policies and procedures as well as relevant federal, state and local rules, regulations and policies