Job Readiness Traning Instructor

Posted by on October 28, 2005

The Achieving Independence Center is a joint initiative of the Department of Human Services, the Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation, the Philadelphia Youth Network, Arbor Education and Training, Inc., and other organizations to assist youth aging out of foster care to become self- sufficient as adults once they leave the child welfare system.

ARBOR, Inc. is seeking a Job Readiness Training Instructor for the Achieving Independence Center.

TO APPLY CONTACT: Ronald Spander, [email protected].

Job Summary: Provide classroom instruction to Achieving Independence Center (AIC) members in Core, Experiential I and Experiential II Job Ready Training Skills workshops or classes; group and one-to-one tutoring. Educate staff and members on resources related to job readiness training and assessments. Facilitate processes to ensure that members and staff have access to resources related to job readiness. Assess member’s level of job readiness based on classroom interaction, performance, observation, utilization of assessment tools; provide feedback to members and staff. Work collaboratively with AIC teams and related partnerships to advance the goals of AIC members and strengthen the Philadelphia workforce infrastructure for youth transitioning from care.


— Effectively and creatively, present curricula. Evaluate the effectiveness of curricula, modify curricula as needed to meet the needs of members
— Provide classroom instructions to AIC members in basic, intermediate and advance job readiness training, and assess pre employment/job readiness maturity and share information with identified partners.
— Facilitate assessments and tests for members and document attainment of competencies.
— Conduct group participation activities to build self-esteem, enhance motivation to complete training, and improve communication skills and job related skills.
— Provide individual and group counseling related to vocational exploration, goal setting, and problem-solving;
— Work collaboratively with business partnership specialists, coaches, technology team and other partners in preparing members for job readiness and advancing the goals of members.
— Provide and receive feedback to and from business partnership specialists, coaches, and other AIC partners regarding members, employment processes and Employers.
— Work collaboratively with Job Developer and Community College of Philadelphia staff to prepare members for job readiness — Maintain time and attendance records for members attending AIC workshops, classes, groups and tutoring.
— Document participants progress via the AIC database, continued services case review meeting and other forums as required.
— Facilitate process for linkage of resources related to life skills and job readiness.


— Knowledge of Employers’ needs in Greater Philadelphia area and the ability to translate those needs into training and preparation of AIC members to meet the needs of the workforce and the needs of the members in career development.
— Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
— Organizational skills and time management skills
— Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of curriculum
— Ability to relate well with youth and young adults
— Ability to work well in teams.
— Culturally sensitive, enthusiastic, ability to motivate, sense of humor.
— Know basic principles of group work and facilitation, conflict resolution, and behavior management
— Ability to maintain boundaries appropriate to role with members.
— Ability to consult and involve members in a variety of participatory roles.
— Ability to challenge values and attitudes of either youth or adults in a positive and supportive manner.
— Awareness of commonalities and differences among youth.
— Creative and innovative in presenting information

— B.A. /B.S. in Business , Education, Social Works, Liberal Arts and two years of experience in teaching/training or facilitation with an emphasis on workforce, employment and career development; or
— At least two years of post-secondary education and six to eight years of experience in training/facilitation with an emphasis on workforce, employment and career development.

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