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Education & Job Readiness Coordinator (Bilingual)

Felton Institute San Francisco, CA

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: dental, medical, vision,
Job Description: Education & Job Readiness Coordinator (Bilingual) Family Support Services Children, Youth, Family and TAY Division - San Francisco Agency Overview Founded in 1889, the Felton is the oldest nonsectarian, nonprofit social-services provider in the City and County of San Francisco and Bay Area. Rooted in equity, our mission is to transform quality of life and promote social justice to accelerate community led change. Our vision is to drive positive and sustainable community led change where all have equitable access to innovative, high-quality, evidence-informed services. Division DescriptionThe Children, Youth, Family and Transitional Age Youth services Division (CYFTAY) offers an array of services to low-income and underserved clients with multiple challenges and abilities: Infants, toddlers, and preschool children, including those with special needs. Youth: including transitional age youth, pregnant| parenting teens and youth in the foster care system. Families: including low income, immigrant, monolingual, and homeless populations. The CYFTAY division offers multidisciplinary programs including Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention| Inclusion, Family Support, Mental Health Services, Health, Nutrition, Wellness and Parenting Education Programming. Program Description Felton’s Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting Program (TAPP) and the Young Family Resource Center (YFRC) are city-wide programs targeting pregnant and parenting teens under the age of 24 years old. Felton’s TAPP/YFRC provides comprehensive family support services to include: case management and educational services for pregnant and parenting teens under the age of 24 years old. TAPP/YFRC staff help ensure that these teens have access to all available health, education, and social services for which they are eligible, regardless of whether they are in school. Focusing on the reduction in second births to teenage parents, academic enrollment and school retention of pregnant and parenting teenagers, reduction of low birth-weight babies, and reduction in risk behaviors, TAPP/YFRC also provides a myriad of support services, including child development education, parenting education, childcare support services, nutrition, health education, job readiness, mental health programs, relationship violence prevention, and postsecondary academic counseling. These support services are provided at TAPP /YFRC as “one-stop” resource center services provided on site or are facilitated through longstanding partnerships with other youth-serving agencies. Brief Job Description The Education & Job Readiness Coordinator plays a vital role in our mission of supporting young parents complete their high school education and pursue a postsecondary education/career technical education and access employment opportunities. The Education & Job Readiness Coordinator will facilitate/instruct GED classes, as well as create, lead and implement individualized student learning plans and behavioral action plans to ensure student’s GED attainment. He/she will maintain academic student data, maintain program’s curriculum, and provide professional development to the PT GED Facilitators as needed. He/she will be expected to work a flexible schedule and work Tuesday/Thursday evenings and on Saturdays or as needed to support program’s needs. He/she manages the program’s enrollment and provide instruction twice a week in our GED preparation program. He/she is responsible for providing high quality individualized classroom instruction in our weekly GED preparation program. Along with being a vital member of our YFRC program he/she will provide educational and career advisement and workshops to our clients to support our family support program goals and family support performance measurements and the needs of our families. Our Education & Job Readiness Coordinator needs to be familiar with Bay Area community college systems and SF career education pathways. Needs to not only have experience working with k-12 students and first-generation college students but most importantly have a desire to support this population of youth. *Being fluent in Spanish is required for this position. Education & Career Readiness Coordinator’s Role: The coordinator will support our family support clients with their transition into a postsecondary education by:On-going weekly drop-in counseling session for our clients on career planning and postsecondary education advisement.Support clients with resources during their transitions into higher education.Support our client's Individual service plans related to their educational and career and technical education goals.Provide one-time workshops around career and postsecondary resources available to our young families.Facilitate our REACH program curriculum to prepare our students with career and postsecondary education readiness skills.Support, collaborate and maintain our postsecondary partnerships.Parent Engagement awareness and support to access community resources. GED Preparation Program Role As the Education & Job Readiness Coordinator you are responsible for teaching our GED preparation program you are primarily responsible for supporting our students with academic support to prepare them to take their GED exam. The GED Instructor will:Contribute to student recruitment and enrollment by knowing program eligibility to promote the program within CYFTAY division and larger community. Support and attend all outreach events, and outings to increase enrollment, retention, and attainment rates.Contribute to student retention by creating positive rapport and have strong communication with students to increase retention and attainment rates.Compile and maintain student academic activity records; maintain GED teaching resources and complete other administrative tasks for the academic success of the student and project compliance.Provide and implement a GED curriculum on site two days a week (M & W 4-6pm), 2 hours each day of live instruction, which includes a series of individual client assessments in math, science, English and History for this curriculum.Provide self-centered classroom instruction in all areas of GED, inclusive of but not limited to, Math, Writing, Reading, Social Studies, Science, Computer Skills, Test Taking Skills and Critical Thinking Skills, as appropriate and relevant to each student.Provide self-centered/small group instruction to improve basic skills and literacy in Reading, Writing and Math as it relates to GED Preparation and as appropriate for each individual student.Implement the GED curriculum with students that are Bi-lingual or Monolingual in English or Spanish.Develop and maintain the existing curriculum in math, science, history, and Language ArtsSupport in outreach recruiting appropriate clients to participate in the GED program.Track attendance, tutor sessions and academic progress of each GED student weekly and submit to the Program Director each week.Maintain an on-site folder on each student including:Academic Support NeededAcademic plan, which subject to start on, timeline, etcProjected Test taking dates (expected)Registration and receipt of test paymentsCompleted curriculum dates (begin & end)Exam resultsRevisions to test prep/exam schedule, if neededSubmit a report to the Program Director, of GED Successes and Challenges experienced each month.If necessary, provide documentation and reports as requested or needed for the program’s success, sustainability, and growth. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in education, Human Services, Social Work, Psychology or with related field or work experience teaching Vocational/GED curriculum. Familiarity with GED exam and the academic content within this exa Knowledge of test taking strategies and computer adaptive test administration Must have working knowledge about GED testing, GED core curriculum, GED GA policies, and adult education/learning theory. Ability to assess participants’ learning needs and develop learning plans. Ability to teach and tutor all areas of the GED. Familiar with Bay Area community college systems and social service systems Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with adolescents and their families. Ability to provide individual and small group instruction Demonstrates attention to detail, ability to follow directions and interpret policies and procedures to ensure compliance, ability to prioritize projects and follow through deadlines Strong organizational skills, Time management skill, interpersonal skills Experience working with underserved, minority youth, Spanish speaking populations Experience working with youth 16-24.Bilingual required (English/Spanish) Additional Information: Division: Children, Youth and Family Position: Full-time Company Description: Agency Overview Founded in 1889, Felton Institute (formerly Family Service Agency of San Francisco) has a 131-year history of innovation in services for vulner­able children, families, and adults. Felton’s mission is to respond to human needs with cutting edge social services and treatment that combine the best social science research with cultural sensitivity, a deep respect for the consumer, and a commitment to social justice. With over 40 programs in 11 languages at sites throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and surrounding counties, our comprehensive array of services reaches across all racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic lines. At the heart of our work is the belief that individuals and families in crisis must have access to services and resources to help them build on their inherent strengths and develop self-sufficiency. Felton offers a dynamic, challenging, and supportive work environment where staff is encouraged to increase their skills and enter new domains.

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Agency Overview Founded in 1889, Felton Institute (formerly Family Service Agency of San Francisco) has a 131-year history of innovation in services for vulner­able children, families, and adults. Felton’s mission is to respond to human needs with cutting edge social services and treatment that combine the best social science research with cultural sensitivity, a deep respect for the consumer, and a commitment to social justice. With over 40 programs in 11 languages at sites throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and surrounding counties, our comprehensive array of services reaches across all racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic lines. At the heart of our work is the belief that individuals and families in crisis must have access to services and resources to help them build on their inherent strengths and develop self-sufficiency. Felton offers a dynamic, challenging, and supportive work environment where staff is encouraged to increase their skills and enter new domains.

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