Adult Learning Lead Teacher

Philadelphia, PA, USA Req #476
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Job Description

Job Title:  Adult Learning Lead Instructor

Department Name

Education & Workforce Development

Program Name  

Adult Learning

Project HOME Site 

HLCCTL

Reports to (Position Title)

Adult Learning Training Coordinator

Job Classification (FT, PT, on-call)

PT

Physical Requirements

Lift 20 pounds; walk or stand for periods of time

FLSA Status (Exempt, Non-Exempt)

Non-Exempt

Hours Per Week

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THE MISSION OF PROJECT HOME

The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.

Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of services comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. We address the root causes of homelessness through neighborhood-based affordable housing, economic development, and environmental enhancement programs, as well as through providing access to employment opportunities; adult and youth education; and health care.

Project HOME is committed to social and political advocacy. An integral part of our work is education about the realities of homelessness and poverty and vigorous advocacy on behalf of and with homeless and low-income persons for more just and humane public policies.

Project HOME is committed to nurturing a spirit of community among persons from all walks of life, all of whom have a role to play in making this a more just and compassionate society.

 

THE VALUES OF PROJECT HOME

The work of Project HOME is rooted in our strong spiritual conviction of the dignity of each person.

We believe that all persons are entitled to decent, affordable housing and access to quality education, employment, and health care.

We believe in the transformational power of building relationships and community as the ultimate answer to the degradation of homelessness and poverty.

We believe that working to end homelessness and poverty enhances the quality of life for everyone in our community.

We believe that the critical resources entrusted to us to achieve our mission must be managed honorably and professionally.


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Job Summary

 

Project HOME's Adult Education program is hiring a part-time trainer/teacher to lead Customer Service trainings that include introductory workplace computer skills. Curriculum and lesson plans are provided.

 

The training goal is to prepare Project HOME residents, alumni, and community members for living wage employment (to get it and keep it). The Customer Service training is an 8-week 3-hours-a-day course with a focus on front desk and receptionist employment. The first four weeks teaches everyday workplace computer skills and the second half covers customer service.

 

Trainings are currently remote/online and will move to both in-person and online as soon as late summer. Online classes may have as many as 15 learners and in-person classes as many as 23. The Lead Teacher is supported by an Assistant Teacher in the class.

 

The Lead Teacher position is an opportunity to support the efforts of some of Philadelphia's most vulnerable residents, as they work towards achieving their employment goals. In addition to being supported by teachers in the class, learners will be supported by an Employment Specialist, the Training Coordinator, and case management.

 

Hours are 20 -30 hours per week, Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain a welcoming, engaging, and cooperative classroom environment 
  • Implement daily lessons and facilitate student acquisition of the skills needed to obtain employment
  • Foster each student’s investment in learning the course materials and provide individualized supports to complete the course
  • Follow up with students between classes to answer questions and to develop connections with students that promote consistency in attendance and confidence to complete assignments and the course
  • Instruct in a manner that develops students’ confidence in their abilities
  • Observe and manage classroom dynamics and maintain an engaging and orderly classroom
  • Lead class discussions on topics related to course content 
  • Collaborate with Assistant Instructor in delivery of lesson plans and activities
  • Maintain accurate daily attendance
  • Assist with recruitment and retention of students 
  • Participate in required professional development program and staff meetings

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience working with individuals who have had significant barriers to employment, including history of homelessness, incarceration, substance use disorder or mental health issues
  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 2 years’ experience facilitating group trainings and/or classroom instruction
  • Enthusiastic, nurturing, and adaptable approach to teaching
  • Excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational, planning and classroom management skills
  • Experience working with adult learners
  • Experience planning/facilitating lessons
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and basic computer skills such as internet searching and completing online forms

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Customer service experience

 

Project HOME is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

 

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The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, youth, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.  Join us!  Project HOME has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity for all staff and applicants for employment.  Employment decisions including, but not limited to, hiring selection, performance evaluation, administration of benefits, working conditions, associate programs, transfers, position changes, training, disciplinary action, compensation, and separations are made without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), creed, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, domestic partnership status, ancestry, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, family status, age, mental or physical disability (including AIDS or HIV-related status), atypical heredity cellular or blood trait of an individual, genetic information or refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA