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Adult Education Instructor, Broadway House Women's Shelter

CAMBA operates five single adult homeless shelters and one single adult drop-in center, funded by New York City Department of Homeless Services.  Each shelter offers clients a supportive, structured, therapeutic, safe, and drug-free facility.  Homeless (often mentally-ill and substance-abusing) men and women are provided with comprehensive services to stabilize their condition in order to successfully transition into permanent and/or supported housing. The Broadway House Women's Shelter located in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn serves 165 women, approximately 37 of whom are MICA. CAMBA's Opportunity House (COH) located in downtown Brooklyn serves 62 men. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  The person filling this position is expected, under general direction, to: (1) research and develop instructional materials and lesson plans; and, (2) instruct adults in academic and/or nonacademic subjects in order to develop and/or enhance their employment skills; including the following:

  • Research new materials and methods of instruction to keep curriculum current and relevant.
  • Ensure lesson plans to meet core program & course objectives.
  • Personally assess and test each client's level of ability and prepares students to explore learning opportunities and persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Prepare and distribute instructional materials for classroom use.
  • Conduct classes, workshops and demonstrations, in a group setting or individually, to teach principles, and methods/techniques in various subjects (i.e., basic English language skills, life skills, workforce entry skills, computer skills, etc.).
  • Manage the classroom/computer lab effectively to maximize client learning.
  • Prepare, distribute, and conduct periodic written assessments of clients' progress.
  • Document and track client progress in case file and/or database
  • Manage and maintain all program related data and records.
  • Market the program in order to recruit participants, including the computer literacy programs.
  • Communicate with Engagement Supervisor, Recreation Coordinator, Employment Specialist, etc. regarding apparent barriers to client success.
  • Assist clients to write and/or revise/enhance their resume.
  • Refer clients to other onsite or external services to assist clients in eliminating barriers to success.
  • Maintain daily client attendance records and forward daily sign in sheet to appropriate staff members.
  • Midway through each course may conference clients' cases with appropriate Supervisor, Case Manager, etc. to ensure client engagement and success.
  • Provide weekly reports regarding completion of trainings, tasks and outcomes.
  • Maintain and update pertinent documents to clients' learning portfolio.
  • Coordinate with other CAMBA personnel and with outside organizations regarding next steps in clients' progress toward their goals.
  • Prepare reports on clients' attendance and progress, as required.
  • Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reports.



  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) and one year of applicable experience and/or equivalent experience
  • Teaching style must be a combination of hands-on, interactive, and participatory based teaching and lecture based teaching.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with shelter populations.
  • May be required to become First Aid/CPR certified.
  • May be required to become certified in overdose prevention.
  • Bi-lingual preferred. 


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