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Adult Basic Education & ESL Specialist

El Programa Hispano Católico, Gresham, OR, USA

Job - Education

Close Date: 11/14/2024

El Programa Hispano Catolico (EPHC) is a culturally specific organization providing an interrelated range of services and programs to advance racial equity and social justice through the power of our Latinx culture, community and self-determination. EPHC's vision is a thriving Latinx Community living to our fullest potential.

The Community Works Project (CWP) is a 6-agency collaborative project providing job preparation and placement services to Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) participants who are participating in Job Opportunities Basic Skills (JOBS) program. CWP is located on-site at the Department of Human Services (DHS) East County Family Service Center. The Adult Basic Education and ESL Specialist facilitate and coordinate most of the program's basic education and ESL workshops and works with clients one-on-one to prepare them to enter GED and ESL programs at crediting institutions.

Develop, maintain and regularly update adult basic education curriculum.
Facilitate fun and interactive workshops to engage participants in their own development.
Facilitate both GED-preparation workshops on topics such as basic math and reading, as well as English classes for English Language Learners.
Establish and maintain regular and effective communication with Workforce Specialists responsible for customers' participation in JOBS program to ensure their access and support navigating program and other community resources and services.
Work collaboratively with CWP Life Skills Specialist to incorporate live skills development component into program overall job readiness and skill building activities.
Effectively utilize Community Works' partners to leverage resources to remove participants' barriers to employment opportunities and increase their chances to become self-sufficient.
Bring understanding of El Programa Hispano Catlico and targeted community to ensure wrap around service options for CWP customers.
Participate in trainings and meetings to ensure project out-comes achievement.
Maintain accurate, complete, up-to-date documentation of participant activities, progress and outcomes.
Track and report attendance of all participants in each class.
Adherence to El Programa Hispano Catlico policies and procedures.
Participate in trainings and coordination meetings as requested by Supervisor.

Must be bilingual (Spanish/English) and bi-culturally competent.
Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing in Spanish and English.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Education, instruction, Social Services or a related field required.
Experience providing instruction to groups of adults and coaching individuals in need of adult basic education and working in a multi-cultural social services environment.
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement curriculum.
Understanding of the barriers and opportunities faced by adults engaged in TANF/JOBS program.
Intermediate proficiency in all programs of Microsoft Office; experience with data entry and management required.
Experience and ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic diverse environment.
Demonstrate judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential matters.
Must be able to organize and prioritize work, be proactive, take initiative, follow through, and simultaneously manage multiple priorities to ensure goals are met in a timely manner. High attention to detail required.
Willingness to learn new skills and take on new responsibilities.
Strong analytical and strategic problem-solving skills.
Ability to work well in team setting, as well as independently; be flexible and adapt well to different dynamics in a fast paced work environment.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, which could include some evenings or weekends.
Ability to support organizational and program specific mission and goals.
Ability to lift 40 pounds.
Must have driver's license, ability to obtain automobile insurance at levels required by agency (100/300/100). Frequent driving in the Tri-County area required.
Satisfactory results from civil, criminal and motor vehicle background check required.
COMPENSATION: Starting pay range is $17.00/hr. Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience. Competitive benefits package, including: 100% employer paid health insurance (employee portion), disability, life insurance, paid time off, 12 paid holidays, retirement plan, free parking and more.

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