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High School Equivalency Instructor
Rochester, New York - United States
Posted Date - 04/11/17, Respond By - 04/19/17

Program:                    Health Professions Opportunity Grant

Location:                    49 Stone Street

Position:                     High School Equivalency Instructor          

Hours:                        37.5 hrs/wk, 52 wks year

Salary Range:            $29,692 - $40,000 annually

Salary Grade:            11


Summary of Responsibilities:


Under the direction of the FSSD Educational Services Coordinator, the High School Equivalency Instructor (HSE Instructor) assists in implementing activities in educational program services and instructional activities for the Department. This position provides instruction/guidance to adult program consumers in both classroom and individual settings. The High School Equivalency Instructor works closely with DYCS staff to help consumers create Educational Development Plans that identify desired academic and vocational goals and the steps necessary to achieve self-sufficiency.


Qualifications/Education and Experience:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree required in Education, Adult Education/Literacy, Educational Planning, Public Administration, Economic Development, Human Services or related discipline. Professional Teachers Certification preferred. Must be knowledgeable of local, State and Federal HSE regulations/testing procedures.

  • Experience: Requires minimum of two (2) years’ successful teaching/ educational instructional experience, preferably with adults; High School Equivalency exam (HSE) teaching experience preferred; requires experience in administering/interpreting TABE assessment & standard basic educational placement test, proficiency exams, related educational assessment & diagnostic indicator tools. Previous experience in teaching (blended learning), training, counseling, or testing environment preferred. Must have excellent classroom management skills; experience managing volunteers/tutors is a plus.

  • Requires excellent public speaking, presentation and facilitation skills; knowledge of group dynamics, consumer engagement, integration activities and team building strategies preferred; must have ability to develop and present educational/vocational preparation workshops; assist in coordinate scheduling and implementing all classroom training, educational sessions and supplemental FSSD informational sessions/special events to consumers/general public.

  • Requires strong interpersonal and customer service skills; enthusiasm, sensitivity and ability to work with diverse individuals/groups from diverse back-grounds, in a variety of settings with a particular understanding of the issues relating to special needs populations. Must have good understanding and sensitivity of related issues faced by individuals/families moving from dependence on public assistance to independence/self-sufficiency.

  • Requires excellent organizational, planning and analytical skills; requires flexibility and ability to work in fast-paced environment; good administrative, record keeping, attentiveness to details and ability to multi-task.

  • Requires excellent communication skills, oral & written; experience in preparing and disseminating marketing, informational & educational materials/announcements and related communications for consumers preferred. Ability to interpret and present on program activities/ data/reports; and conducts public presentations and training sessions as assigned.

  • Ability to develop effective working relationships at all levels within the organization; ability to assist in developing and maintaining effective partnerships with community, business, financial, educational organizations and other sectors of the community both public and private.

  • Requires proficiency in use of all Microsoft Office products; ability to assist in developing and managing assigned program data base systems; maintains consumer information; proficient in computerized software for educational purposes. i.e.; testing and self-assessments; analyzes and interprets consumer progress in meeting program outcomes; ability to complete input and documentation in preparing reports, presentations and announcements on consumer/program status in meeting goals. Experience in CAP 60 preferred.

  • Bi-lingual capabilities preferred: English/Spanish.

  • Requires the physical health and physical capability to work in an office and also a classroom setting.

  • Requires a valid NYS Driver’s License, and access to reliable transportation.

  • Requires ability to work evenings.



  • Experience
    2 Years
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