Southwest Key Programs Inc.

  • Spanish GED Instructor

    Location US-TX-Austin
    Posted Date 1 month ago(6/15/2018 11:49 AM)
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  • Job Summary:

    The goal of the GED program is to give adult learners the level of knowledge students graduating from high school will have. The Spanish GED Instructor is responsible for teaching four core subjects (reading, writing, math, science, and social studies) through lesson plans to adult learners with varying academic levels. The GED instructor is responsible to integrate reading and math skills in the curriculum to help students meet the necessary goals that will allow the GED student to pass the government-created test at the end of the course. This position requires a strong commitment to helping adults succeed and to help them develop leadership and professional skills. The position requires regular evening hours and occasional Saturdays. Bilingual, bi-literate in Spanish/English is required.

    Essential Functions:

    • Provides initial academic assessments to identify participant's learning styles.
    • Instruct adult students on material encompassing math, science, English/Spanish, literature and social studies in order to earn the GED.
    • Create, submit lesson plans and modify accordingly throughout the year to help students prepare and study for GED exam.
    • Monitor participants' needs in order to remediate educational deficiencies, by assessing individual student progress and adapting curriculum and lesson plans to the needs of the students.
    • Conducts regular assessments and tracks the academic progress of student readiness to take particular GED exams, and coordinating with test providers around testing dates and scores.
    • Assist the Adult Services Coordinator in the evaluation and progress of the GED program, by coordinating plans and activities to promote the most effective instructional program goals.
    • Help students to register to take the GED exams.
    • Assist in the coordination and implementation of orientation activities during class enrollment periods and of graduation activities and regularly grade entry level placement tests and regularly monitor the student’s progress.
    • Ensures that participant records with documentation of attendance and other relevant information as required by SWKey and the program-funding source.

    Other Functions:

    • Attend all organizational required trainings
    • Maintain a safe, clean and hazard-free work area
    • Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field
    • A minimum of two years of experience teaching basic skills to high school students, young adults, or adults
    • Experience in creative curriculum planning and development
    • Bilingual/bi-literate in English/Spanish
    • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in written form.
    • Bilingual/bi-literate in English/Spanish
    • Demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships with diverse populations
    • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
    • Maintain consistent attendance and punctuality
    • Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned
    • Employee is required to work an average of 25 hrs/week

    Physical Demands:

    Must be able to read, write, and communicate both verbally and in written form to express and exchange ideas. While performing the responsibilities of this job, the employee must be able to access all components of work station and other office equipment. Frequent typing, writing, bending and twisting. Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds.

    Work Environment:

    General office environment with moderate noise. This position requires travel to program locations as needed. A busy environment with many unscheduled interruptions. Frequent computer use at workstation for extended periods of time. Public contact position requiring appropriate business apparel.


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