Teacher/Trainer

Goodwill Industries of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM
Job Description: Teacher/Trainer

Position Summary: The GoodSkills Teacher/Trainer coordinates and executes the GoodSkills training program. The GoodSkills training program focuses on teaching the skills sets that will enable individuals to enter and/or reenter the workforce in their area(s) of interest(s) and by preparing individuals for the workplace environment. Examples of training are: employment basics, resume preparation, interview skills, how to get and keep a job, dress for success, computer literacy, financial basics, GED prep., etc.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all-inclusive.

* Adherence to the attendance and punctuality policies of Goodwill.

* Exhibit excellent customer service skills as related to your position.

* Curricula development and execution, schedule and track planning and documentation to support program services.

* Retail skills training oversight and documentation to support program services.

* Markets and obtains referrals for services in sufficient numbers to support training programs.

* Provides training to program participants, monitors progress and provides intensive training in problem areas.

* Develops, implements, coordinates and performs administrative duties for training program and GED pre-test classes.

* Ensures GoodSkills program meets or exceeds established requirements.

* Coordinates and follows policy, practices and procedures as outlined by GINM program outcomes.

* Maintains accurate records and documentation through narrative, statistical and financial reporting to meet GINM, Funder and CARF standards; prepares departments monthly reports.

* Solicits person served satisfaction data and suggestions for program improvement at least semi-annually. Report same to Services Directors.

* Conducts intakes, orientation, documentation and referrals as appropriate.

* Builds effective linkages and positive working relationships with community partners, service providers and collaborating agencies.

* Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops.

* Ensures HIPAA compliance.

* Responsible for the safety of all persons served under his/her supervision.

* Implements CARF standards into all programs and follows professional ethics as set in the Code of Conduct/Business Ethics policy.

* Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.

* Performs other incidental and related duties as required and assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

* Knowledge of organizational practices, policies and procedures and compliance with same.

* Knowledge of and compliance with all safety policies and procedures.

* Knowledge of applicable federal, state, county and local laws, regulations, and requirements.

* Knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

* Knowledge of outreach services and activities, funding agencies, and community health care and vocational services.

* Skill in operating various word-processing, spreadsheets, and database software programs.

* Skill in gathering, analyzing, and organizing information.

* Skill in working effectively under pressure.

* Ability to plan, create, implement, and evaluate training programs for efficiency and effectiveness.

* Ability to drive safely and efficiently.

* Ability to travel around Albuquerque metropolitan area and outlying areas around the state.

* Ability to exhibit excellent customer service skills.

* Ability to read, write, and understand English.

* Ability to carry out instructions in verbal and written format and communicate effectively in verbal and written format.

* Ability to interact and maintain good working relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities.

* Ability to work extended hours and various work schedules.

* Ability to maintain confidentiality.

* Ability to work independently and demonstrate time management skills.

* Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to use hands, fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; see, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit, walk, and stand. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and lift/move up to 25 lbs and may occasionally be exposed to outside weather conditions. Exposure to behavioral problems and other risk situations that may require crisis management and other techniques to protect self and client. Specific vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and depth perception. Travel as required based on caseload, scope of work.

Minimum Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and or abilities required for the position. Individuals must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug test. Individuals must have a valid New Mexico drivers license, liability insurance, insurability under the agency insurance carrier, dependable vehicle and a clean driving record.

* Bachelors Degree in social services, education or related field.

* Three to five years instructional and/or teaching experience.

* Ability to acquire CPR and First Aid certification.

* Bilingual preferred.

This job description is representative of the general nature of the requirements necessary to successfully perform the essentials functions of this position. If requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an otherwise qualified individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Goodwill Industries of New Mexico reserves the right to modify or revise the duties of this job position at any time to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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