GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
Under the direction of the Manager – Youth Services, the Facilitator implements curriculum in the areas of career and post-secondary preparation as a classroom instructor and provides opportunities and resources to students to develop career readiness skills by performing the following duties:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Designs and delivers Youth Services (YS) curriculum as guided by Manager – Youth Services.
Generates syllabi for assigned classes in accordance to school administration standards and with guidance from Manager. Prepares learning targets and outlines for courses following Goodwill curriculum guidelines and/or program requirements.
Implements YS curriculum as either Teacher of Record or Resource Specialist.
Instructs students using audiovisual aids and other materials to supplement curriculum presentation.
Conducts and/or coordinates training associated with career and workforce readiness, post-secondary education, employment search, professionalism, and volunteerism.
Encourages youth participation in Goodwill support programs, including but not limited to, mentoring, Student Advisory Council, and summer programming.
Monitors student progress and meets with students to assist with academic and personal development, and involves appropriate school staff and parent/guardian when needed.
Assists with coordination of work site tours, community activities, job shadows and job and internship placement opportunities for youth.
Develops partnerships with community organizations and connects youth to resources in the areas of career and workforce readiness, mentoring, tutoring, scholarship search, post-secondary preparation, leadership training, and other areas to support success in school and/or the workforce.
Identifies goals and strategies in concert with school priorities to better serve the needs of students preparing for productive professional lives.
Coordinates and delivers summer-based Youth Services programming to ensure continuity of mission objectives throughout the year, unless unpaid leave option is taken.
Collects and maintains accurate and timely reports of student information and data for evaluation needs and progress reports.
Utilizes data provided by the PME department with manager oversight to monitor progress towards YS annual goals.
Surveys counselors, teachers, administrators and students. Delivers pre- and post- program tests to students. Evaluates results to provide data for program outcomes and satisfaction of program.
May be expected to meet additional requirements, such as collecting and/or providing additional data, maintaining participant files, administering and/or completing different surveys, or completing monthly timesheets, related to particular programs or funding sources.
Maintains knowledge of principles, practices and objectives as related to the youth population, post-secondary education, case management, public assistance and support, as well as program evaluation and outcome measures in relation to the delivery of Goodwill Youth Services programs.
Participates in awareness events in conjunction with Back-to-School Night, Spring Resource Fair, 9thGrade Parent Night, and College Friday to encourage student and family engagement with education and the school community.
Promotes internal and external programs benefitting the youth population among the student population, faculty, administration, and within the local community using various creative mediums to reach intended audience.
Acts as a case manager in response to student crises and refers student to available internal and/or external resources to address needs.
Actively generates referrals to Goodwill and partner programs and recruits volunteers, mentors, and interns from the community.
Attends school administration and community meetings and acts as a spokesperson for Goodwill Youth Services programming.
Performs any other duties as required or assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s (B.A.) degree mandatory in related discipline and minimum of 1 year experience associated with the delivery of human services to a youth population; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR FUNDS, PROPERTY and EQUIPMENT
Employee is responsible for any technology or Goodwill property used in the normal course of employment will be under the safekeeping and the responsibility of the employee to maintain in good working order.
Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the school community. Ability to write speeches and program promotional materials for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to act as a spokesperson for Goodwill programs at various school and community events.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts applicable to job responsibilities.
CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of MS Word word processing software, MS Excel spreadsheet software and MS Outlook contact management systems. Employee should have an understanding of CiviCore and case management software. Understanding of Infinite Campus and Naviance is preferred.
Employee must be able to utilize audio/visual equipment and various forms of technology resources to facilitate curriculum in the classroom environment.
CERTIFICATIONS and LICENSES
Current Colorado substitute teacher authorization is required. A Secondary Education credential issued from the Colorado Department of Education is preferred. Employee must have a clear Colorado driver’s license to drive on Goodwill business. Must pass background check.
No supervisory responsibilities
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Employee will spend a majority of time working in a school and/or classroom environment. However, employee will travel to corporate headquarters and Goodwill event locations where environmental conditions may vary.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Travel between offices is approximately 15%.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and taste or smell.