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Success Coach, Adult Education Instructor, Workforce for HomeBase

CAMBA's Workforce for HomeBase Program is seeking (2) Adult Education Instructor/ Success Coaches to work as part of a team rolling out an innovative new model of service. CAMBA's HomeBase Program provides case management and essential services to at-risk individuals and families in Brooklyn and Staten Island to prevent homelessness.  Individuals and families receive services that help them overcome problems with public benefits, housing, education, health care and other issues that could impede their ability to maintain stable households. To decrease the likelihood of clients experiencing another housing crisis in the future, our new workforce model will offer our clients an opportunity to begin working on getting ahead with the assurance they will continue to get by in the interim. We will support clients in identifying their own goals for personal success and partner with them to improve their presentation skills as competitive job applicants, secure employment and assess potential career pathways and access educational and vocational training opportunities to gain skills in their field of interest in order to ultimately advance their employment options and earning power. ​

Essential Duties:

Assist clients to identify and achieve realistic goals, exploring their unique processing styles and ingrained habits/beliefs, as well as creating actionable steps to meet their goals.

Partner with clients to improve areas of personal development including: executive function concerns, time-management, motivation, stress management, and decision-making Familiarize students with career, educational and training resources, developing a timely career track congruent with students' chosen pursuits.

Provide classroom instruction on relevant subjects (i.e. Goal setting, Personal finances and budgeting, Job search skills, Career path planning, etc.)

Research new materials and methods of instruction to keep curriculum current and relevant.

Ensure lesson plans meet core program & course objectives.

Prepare and distribute instructional materials for classroom/homework use.

Manage the classroom effectively to maximize client learning.

Prepare, distribute, and interpret periodic written assessments of clients' progress, including clients' learning portfolio.

Document and track client progress in case file and/or database

Manage and maintain all program related data and records.

Communicate with CAMBA colleagues, etc. regarding apparent barriers to client success (e.g., child daycare needs, possible health/housing issues, etc.) 

Refer clients to services to assist clients in eliminating barriers to success.

Maintain daily client attendance records and forward daily sign in sheet to appropriate staff members.

Conference clients' cases with appropriate staff to ensure progress/ compliance.

Provide weekly reports regarding completion of trainings, tasks and outcomes.

Coordinate with other CAMBA personnel and with outside organizations regarding next steps in clients' progress toward their goals.

Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reports.

Maintain professional relationships with clients and client confidentiality.

Practice Universal Precautions/Standard Protocol & Procedures.

Comply with any and all Federal, State, City and CAMBA security and privacy polices intended to protect the security and privacy of individually identifiable health information.

Tasks may be modified, expanded and/or assigned over a period of time.

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Bachelor's degree and one year of applicable experience and/or equivalent experience

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Experience in adult education and career exploration - teaching style must be hands-on, interactive, and participatory (not lecture based).

Working knowledge of coaching and motivating - guiding individuals through the stages of change leading to new behaviors and habits.

Working knowledge of NYC workforce development, educational, vocational training and financial literacy programs.

Familiarity with NYC public benefits and housing subsidies.

Experience in communicating and working successfully with people from a broad range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds

Ability to multi-task and to work a flexible or alternative workweek schedule based upon program needs.

Excellent oral and written interpersonal communication, organization and computer skills; high energy and enthusiasm to work with adult students and propel them toward success; ability to design and implement innovative programs with a strong attention to detail. 

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