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Fedcap Work Readiness Instructor - Per Diem in New York, New York

What it means to work at Fedcap

The Fedcap Group is a family of companies that provides programs and services that changes the lives of persons with barriers. We help individuals move toward independence as valued members of their communities and in the workplace. Fedcap was one of the first vocational rehabilitation programs for the physically disabled in the United States and has broadened its services to address many more people who are marginalized. An organization started in 1935 by three World War I veterans who came home from war and could not find work because of their injuries, has become a vibrant organization where the opportunities are endless. Fedcap employees take pride in their work and enrich the lives of others. We are each a part of a team that makes a difference every day and provides the "Power of Possible."

Purpose of the Position:

The Work Readiness Instructor is responsible for coordinating training functions, developing curricula and delivering training to youth young and adults' participants in various programs. Provide supervision and support at individual student worksites.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for facilitating life skills and work readiness training

  • Develops life skills and work readiness training curriculum

  • Facilitates life skills and work readiness groups and philosophy
  • Consults with vocational evaluation and employment services staff regarding curriculum and training needs
  • Supervise the measurement and recording of client responses to motivational techniques and criticism, as well as organizational ability, perseverance, attendance, punctuality, flexibility, interpersonal skills, work habits and communication skills
  • Plans and develop materials needed for each class using textbooks, handouts, workbooks, web- based resources
  • Gives assignments to job seekers attending classes and track performance/progress with position of interest and critical competency form completion
  • Assess client's vocational interests, abilities, strengths, weaknesses, aptitudes, behaviors and functional limitations by administering and scoring a battery of tests and vocational evaluation tools
  • Maintains a clear written calendar of classes that will be taught weekly as well as monthly rotational schedule
  • Writes weekly case notes for each job seeker, highlighting topics reviewed, participation, and progress towards job readiness, to be completed Fridays COB
  • Attends evaluation and training team meetings weekly and provides feedback to Job Developers pertaining to job seeker employment
  • Organize hiring fairs as well as presentations from hiring managers for job seekers on a quarterly basis at minimum
  • Visit worksites and support employers
  • Provide work readiness instruction on weekends and after hours in multiple boroughs
  • Assist with internship placement and career exploration services
  • Complete, track and monitor all ACCES-VR documentation requirements (including reports)
  • Required to work with other program during off season as needed and directed in multiple boroughs
  • Willing to work weekends or available to work a flexible schedule

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of or experience in job development, human resources or employer relations
  • Knowledge of rehabilitation field
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in adult education, education, human relations, psychology, social work or related field and/or combination of education and experience

  • Must have experience in workforce development

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