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Current Job Openings at JVS

 

Welcome to Jewish Vocational Service's job page

 

 


It is our goal to provide and support a work culture that encourages diversity, facilitates understanding of perceptions, and builds a cohesive work environment. We are fully committed to providing opportunities for professional employee growth within the Agency through ongoing recruitment strategies, educational opportunities, skill identification and enhancement, opportunities for promotional advancement, skill utilization regarding program and service development and ongoing evaluation of services and policies. see more

JVS provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify Margaret Chapin, HR Specialist at 617-399-3236 mchapin@jvs-boston.org, or Lee Ann Bennett, HR Director at 617-399-3121 lbennett@jvs-boston.org. TTY number is 617-451-1496. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

We appreciate your interest in working for Jewish Vocational Service. Available positions are listed below.


 

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Career Coach-Transitions to Work

Bilingual Career Navigator - Secure Jobs Partnership

Career Navigator – Pharmacy Technician Training Program

Career Navigator – Career Solution, Boston

Career Navigator – Career Solution, Allston & Brighton

Vice President Human Resources

College and Career Coach

Executive Assistant

Anticipated Opening ESOL Instructor - Part-time

Notre Dame AmeriCorps Opportunities at JVS

Career Coach – Transitions to Work


Jewish Vocational Service seeks a Career Coach who provides job readiness trainings to individuals with disabilities that focus on basic skills needed to obtain employment in the community. The Career Coach provides on the job training and pre-employment job readiness skills to program participants. The career Coach provides trainings and information to employer partners regarding working effectively with individuals with disabilities. The career Coach is responsible for developing strong job leads and job placement assistance to program participants. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated skills as a Career Coach/Job Developer to initiate and sustain collaborative working relationships with a variety of businesses in the greater Boston area.  This individual must have a strong knowledge about issues related to individuals with significant barriers to employment. The Career Coach is part of a larger JVS team that supports employment, training and education needs of clients and employers.   


MINIMIUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:    


o    An understanding of job development and job placement required.
o    Experience in marketing and outreach strongly desired.
o    1-3 years of experience in workforce development or related field required.
o    1-3 years of experience in working with individuals with barriers to employment desired.
o    Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills required.

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED:  BA/BS in Human Services, Business Administration or related field.
                
JVS CULTURE:  JVS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities.  By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, JVS will better serve our local communities and continue to provide quality services.

 

Bilingual Career Navigator – Secure Jobs Partnership


Secure Jobs Partnership is a regional collaboration aimed at demonstrating a replicable model for connecting homeless families to career ladder employment and for improving coordination of services among the local housing/homelessness and workforce development systems. The Bilingual Career Navigator is responsible to develop strong job leads, provide high quality career counseling, training, and job placement assistance to designated job seekers.  The Career Navigator initiates and sustains collaborative working relationships with a variety of businesses in the greater Boston area.  This individual must have a strong knowledge about issues related to individuals with significant barriers to employment.

 

MINIMIUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:    


o   1-3 years of experience in workforce development or related field required.
o   1-3 years of experience in working with individuals with barriers to employment strongly desired.
o   Demonstrated experience creating and maintaining professional business relationships relevant to employment of others preferred.
o   Bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Haitian Creole required; bicultural preferred
o   Knowledge of community resources and web-based resources preferred.
o   Experience working with homeless and/or at risk families highly preferred.
o   Outstanding interpersonal, customer service and organizational skills required.
o   Experience providing case management preferred.
o   Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment required.
o   Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills required.

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED:  BA/BS in Human Services, Business Administration or related field or five plus years of equivalent experience

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:


o   Frequent meeting with clients and employers
o   May be requested to work outside of scheduled hours as defined by the needs of the department
o   Frequent travel by public transportation to employer locations
o   Will attend occasional off-site meetings with partner organizations in and around the greater Boston area

                                                               
JVS CULTURE:  JVS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities.  By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, JVS will better serve our local communities and continue to provide quality services.

 

APPLICATION:  Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@jvs-boston.org.  Please indicate in your cover letter the resource where you saw this listing.  Women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

Career Navigator – Pharmacy Technician Training Program

 

Jewish Vocational Service seeks a Career Navigator in its Building Your Career as a Pharmacy Technician Training Program. This position’s primary responsibilities are to create, strengthen, and sustain relationships with local pharmacies that lead to hires of our program graduates, the marketing and preparation of our students to the pharmacies for interviewing, and the curriculum and instruction of the professional development class. The ideal candidate can build relationships with employers and students with equal comfort and enthusiasm, is passionate about transitioning low-income Bostonians into middle-skill jobs, and enjoys working in a fun and professional environment.

 

MINIMIUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:    


o   1-3 years of experience in workforce development or related field required.
o   1-3 years of experience in working with individuals with barriers to employment strongly desired.
o   Demonstrated experience creating and maintaining professional business relationships relevant to employment of others preferred.
o   Knowledge of community resources and web-based resources preferred.
o   Outstanding interpersonal, customer service and organizational skills required.
o   Experience providing case management preferred.
o   Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment required.
o   Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills required.

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED:  BA/BS in related area (Employment Coaching/Career Counseling, Human Resources, Psychology, Social Work, or Education) or at least 4 years’ experience.

 

JVS CULTURE:  JVS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities.  By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, JVS will better serve our local communities and continue to provide quality services.

 

APPLICATION:  Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@jvs-boston.org.  Please indicate in your cover letter the resource where you saw this listing.  Women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

Career Navigator – Career Solution, Boston

 

Jewish Vocational Service seeks a Career Navigator as part of both the Career Solution Professional Services team and the larger Career Services team to deliver innovative, high quality job search coaching (including employment assessment, resume preparation, interview prep, social media training, workshops), and job placement assistance (including e marketing and outreach to employers, job development, placement, follow –up) for professional-level job seekers.

 

MINIMIUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:    


o   4 years of experience in the workforce development/ job search/career coaching/recruiting/ field with excellent knowledge of coaching tools and strategies.
o   Knowledge of web-based job search resources and techniques required.
o   Experience in recruitment, job development desired.
o   Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills required.


   
EDUCATION REQUIRED:  BA/BS in related area (Employment Coaching/Career Counseling, Human Resources, Psychology, Social Work, or Education) or at least 4 years’ experience.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:


o   Although based in Boston, this staff person may be deployed to satellite sights west or south of Boston 2-3  times per month;
o   Available one early evening per week for client appointments.

 

JVS CULTURE:  JVS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities.  By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, JVS will better serve our local communities and continue to provide quality services.

 

APPLICATION:  Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@jvs-boston.org.  Please indicate in your cover letter the resource where you saw this listing.  Women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

Career Navigator – Career Solution, Allston and Brighton

 

Jewish Vocational Service seeks a Career Navigator to work collaboratively with the Harvard Ed Portal team to deliver innovative, customer-focused, and technology-driven career services to job seekers. The navigator, in collaboration with the team, will assist job seekers from diverse backgrounds and levels of experience to conduct successful job searches and obtain employment. Specifically, the Career Navigator will: provide high quality workshops that incorporate best practices in adult education and training; integrate and advance the use of technology in the job search and application processes; provide 1:1 career coaching; and develop relationships with area employers to understand staffing needs and create employment pipelines. This position is located at the Harvard Ed Portal in Allston, MA.

 

MINIMIUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:    


o   4 years of experience in the workforce development/career coaching/recruiting/ field with excellent knowledge of career coaching tools and strategies.
o   Knowledge of web-based job search resources and techniques required
o   Exceptional level of computer/technology proficiency including ability to complete on-line job applications and maintain accurate records of services provided in databases
o   Experience in marketing and outreach desired.
o   Familiarity with career ladders and professional advancement preferred..
o   Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills required.
o   Bilingual speaker a plus
   
EDUCATION REQUIRED:  BA/BS in related area (Counseling, Human Resources, Psychology, Social Work, or Education) or at least 4 years’ experience.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:


o   Position requires an alternative work schedule of 11:00am -7:00pm Tuesday and Thursday and 9:00am -5:00pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
o   Frequent meeting with clients and employers
o   May be requested to work outside of scheduled hours as defined by the needs of the department
o   Frequent travel by public transportation to employer locations
o   Will attend occasional off-site meetings with partner organizations in and around the greater Boston area

                                                               
JVS CULTURE:  JVS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities.  By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, JVS will better serve our local communities and continue to provide quality services.

 

APPLICATION:  Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@jvs-boston.org.  Please indicate in your cover letter the resource where you saw this listing.  Women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.


 

Vice President Human Resources

 

JVS seeks a Vice President Human Resources to be responsible for directing all of the people functions of the Agency in accordance with Agency policies and practices, regulations and administrative rulings of governmental organizations and other regulatory and advisory authorities and organizations.  The VP of HR will also be responsible for the strategic human resource planning to provide the Agency with the best people talent available, continuing to position the Agency as an optimal employer.    

The VP of HR holds responsibility for Organizational Leadership, HR Functional Leadership, HR Communication and Training and Development.   As a strategic partner, the VP of Human Resources serves as a consultant to management on human capital related matters, which may include staffing, employee productivity, base compensation, workforce planning, performance management, succession planning, professional development, employee engagement and retention.

 

SUMMARY:

 

o    In partnership with senior management, lead organization development.
o    Develop and ensure execution of staffing strategies, Human Capital development, succession plans and resource planning to identify, attract and nurture talent.  
o    Lead agency Diversity and Inclusion Committee to include strategy, metrics, and actions plans.
o    Lead Compensation Management, coordinating the participation to salary surveys, developing policies and guidelines, owning and leading the salary review process.
o    Lead Performance Review processes and management of compensation system.
o    Design and execute a strategic vision and training program to meet the agencies professional development needs.
o    Working in conjunction with the Finance Department and Payroll to plan, manage and execute on a budgeting process for all personnel costs.
o    Ensure that the company complies with all applicable laws and regulations concerning fair employment practices, employee health and safety, employee relations, other compliance related programs; stay aware of evolving government influences on management policies and practices and planning accordingly for changes in regulations.
o    Directly oversee HR Generalist.

 

MINIMIUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

 

o    10 years of experience in a senior level Human Resources position, in a fast paced, high growth, mulit-service organzation with over 100 employees.
o    Exceptional knowledge of federal and state employment law.
o    Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
o    Successful track record in organizational design and development, employee relations, Diversity and inclusion, compensation and benefits, employment, HRIS systems and employee training and development.
o    Excellent Microsoft Office suite skills.
o    Successful track record in leading large multi-year organizational change efforts through proven employee communication and engagement strategies.
o    Experience in HR strategy development in a growing agency.
o    Ability to motivate, train, faciltitate, lead, and organize employees agency-wide.
o    Strong sense of collaboration, responsibility, accountability and enthusiasm.

 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

A Masters Degree in Human Resources/Business, or equivalent experience.

 

JVS CULTURE:  JVS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities.  By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, JVS will better serve our local communities and continue to provide quality services.

 

APPLICATION:  Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@jvs-boston.org.  Please indicate in your cover letter the resource where you saw this listing.  People with disabilities, people of color, women, veterans, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

College and Career Coach

 

o    Are you an experienced, creative, passionate and effective educator/coach looking to assist adults completing their high school academic requirements?
o    Are you knowledgeable about the many paths adults can take once they have a high school degree, and eager to help new graduates embark upon them?

 

……if so, this could be a great opportunity at Jewish Vocational Service for you to inspire, teach and cultivate students' academic and life skills.

Operating under the JVS core values of Learning, Partnership, Quality, Respect and Social Justice, the College and Career Coach plays two distinct but related roles on the Adult Diploma Program team.  Position serves as the primary coach to the Adult Diploma Program students who are closest to graduating or have recently graduated, ensures that college and career readiness is integrated throughout the ADP program, and provides college- and career-specific workshops to ADP students. As coach, promotes persistence and provides assistance to students with barriers to attendance; meets with students to update them on their academic progress; and assists students in navigating their next steps such as furthering their education and/or training as well as job placement and advancement.  The college and career coach is also involved in participant discipline issues and implementing corrective action. Coach creates a plan with each senior and tracks their progress to make sure they are on course to complete their academic requirements within their designated schedules, and prepares and schedules students for spot checks. The coach staffs the “seniors” tutoring lab, ensuring that students and volunteers log in, are appropriately matched, and receive appropriate support as tutors and as students.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:


o    Three years’ experience in college and career counseling, problem solving and crisis management with students with varying needs or related experience required.
o    Two years of experience teaching or tutoring adult secondary education-level adult learners from diverse cultural, linguistic, and educational backgrounds with multiple barriers to success or related experience required.
o    Familiarity and experience with Accuplacer, FAFSA, Pell Grants and all related financial aid required for higher education.
o    Familiarity with educational, training, and support resources and community colleges in the Boston area a plus.
o    Microsoft Office proficient with strong data entry skills required.
o    Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
o    Excellent follow through skills.
o    Effective time management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and accurately.
o    Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with a diverse group of clients at all levels of the organization

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED:  BA/BS in Education, Human Services, Counseling or other relevant field strongly preferred, MA/MS a plus.

 

JVS CULTURE:  JVS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities.  By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, JVS will better serve our local communities and continue to provide quality services.

 

APPLICATION:  Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@jvs-boston.org.  Please indicate in your cover letter the resource where you saw this listing.  People with disabilities, people of color, women, veterans, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

Executive Assistant

 

o    Do you handle all situations with professional capacity and diplomacy?
o    Do you enjoy interacting with all levels of an organization?
o    Do you want to be part of an organization that values the diversity of its clients and staff?

 

Jewish Vocational Service seeks an Executive Assistant as the administrative face of the Executive and Administration offices, performing administrative duties requiring initiative, independence and confidentiality for the CEO, COO and Administration team.

 

Provide administrative support to the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Operating officer, including but not limited to: maintaining CEO’s schedule; arranging travel including booking hotels and rental cars; completing conference registrations; arranging meetings and appointments; editing and preparing reports and correspondence; effectively triages phone calls and accurately records and forwards all phone messages; serves as contact person for senior staff.  Assist CEO and Chief Development Officer in maintaining Board relations.  Manage meeting logistics, take and distribute Board and Executive Committee meeting minutes, maintain accurate records of meetings, develop and maintain an annual calendar of Board and Board Committee meetings, events, and subsequent communication, effectively coordinate communications between staff and the Board, coordinate Board committee meeting scheduling, and oversee mailings. 

 

MINIMIUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:  

 
o    Highly proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint);
o    Outstanding organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail;
o    Previous similar administrative experience;
o    Confident self-starter; ability to prioritize, juggle multiple assignments and follow-through;
o    Ability to troubleshoot and implement systems that contribute to an efficient working environment;
o    Willingness to work under pressure and with short notice deadlines;
o    Strong interpersonal and  written and verbal communication skills;
o    Ability to work effectively with peers, Board of directors, senior staff, volunteers, and public;
o    Ability to take ownership of a process; to use problem solving skills to resolve issues;
o    Ability to manage confidential information


   
EDUCATION REQUIRED:  
BA/BS or equivalent experience.

 

JVS CULTURE:  JVS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities.  By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, JVS will better serve our local communities and continue to provide quality services.

 

APPLICATION:  Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@jvs-boston.org.  Please indicate in your cover letter the resource where you saw this listing.  People with disabilities, women, veterans, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

Anticipated Opening ESOL INSTRUCTOR - Part-time

 

Jewish Vocational Service seeks an experienced ESOL Instructor to develop and deliver customized ESOL courses designed to raise the level of English fluency as it relates to participants' work and professional development. Assists students in obtaining the language skills needed to perform successfully in the workplace. Creates and delivers contextualized instruction designed to ensure that participants have the most relevant language and communication skills needed in the workplace, as identified by both the employer and the participants. Develops and modifies contextualized curriculum and daily lesson plans for courses, delivers classes to participants, evaluates the academic progress of individual students on a scheduled basis, tracks outcomes, creates documents for submission to their Supervisor, funders or evaluators, and attends strategic meetings with the PCL Incumbent Division team.

 

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

 

o 2-5 years of ESOL teaching experience with adults;

o Interpersonal, communication and organizational skills;

o Strong written and oral communication skills;

o Presentation and facilitation skills;

o Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills;

o Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with a diverse group of clients at all levels of the organization;

o Knowledge of adult learning theory;

o Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.

 

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Education or related field required.

 

SPECIAL WORK CONDITIONS: This is 6-12 hours per week. Hours and schedule yet to be determined. Access to reliable transportation.

 

APPLICATION: If interested and qualified, please forward your cover letter and resume to resumes@jvs-boston.org. Please indicate in your cover letter the source where this ad appeared. People with disabilities, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

Notre Dame AmeriCorps Opportunities at JVS

 

Interested in helping others and making a difference?  Join Jewish Vocational Service and the Notre Dame-AmeriCorps (NDA).  JVS and NDA believe that education is the fundamental tool in the struggle of the poor for human dignity self-esteem and self-determination.  JVS and NDA seek to build community among members as well as the people served by reaching out across culture and class.

 

JVS has fantastic opportunities through the Notre Dame AmeriCorps Program that provide a living allowance and educational reward.  Successful candidates will subsequently apply to the Notre Dame Mission Volunteers (NDMVA) AmeriCorps program.  For more information on AmeriCorps, visit www.ndmva.org or call 419-532-6864.


o    Benefits
o    Education Award to pay off student loans or for future education
o    Living allowance of $12,350
o    Healthcare and childcare
o    Student loan forbearance


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JVS, Refugee Services Program

NDMVA AmeriCorps - Vocational Case Manager/Instructor

 

POSITION: Vocational Case Manager/Instructor---AmeriCorps


REPORTS TO: Dana Dyer, Career Coach   


SECONDARY SUPERVISOR: Jessica Cirone, Manager of Refugee Services

 

POSITION SUMMARY:


The Vocational Case Manager/Instructor is responsible for providing case management, career counseling and training assistance to designated low income, refugee and immigrant participants in the Refugee Services department. They are also responsible for leading one of our VESOL (Vocational English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes and assisting with workshops/trainings as needed.  This individual will gain knowledge about issues related to resettled refugees and political asylees and be committed to assisting them to obtain economic self-sufficiency through job search and training strategies. Works collaboratively with the Refugee Services staff to identify participants’ barriers to employment and address them, with the goal of creating opportunities for individuals that will lead to successful job placement, retention and career advancement.

 

If interested, please contact Dana Dyer at ddyer@jvs-boston.org or Jessica Cirone at jcirone@jvs-boston.org  or 617-399-3271 for more information.

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JVS, Refugee Services Program
NDMVA AmeriCorps – Instructor/Career Coach

POSITION: Instructor/Career Coach---AmeriCorps


REPORTS TO:  Hannah Surowitz, Lead Career Coach   


SECONDARY SUPERVISOR: Jessica Cirone, Manager of Refugee Services

 

POSITION SUMMARY:


The Instructor/Career Coach is responsible for providing career counseling and training assistance to designated low income, refugee and immigrant participants in the Refugee Services department. They are also responsible for leading our Level 2 Vocational English for Speakers of Other Languages (VESOL) classes and assisting with workshops/trainings as needed.  This individual will gain knowledge about issues related to resettled refugees and political asylees and be committed to assisting them to obtain economic self-sufficiency through job search and training strategies. Works collaboratively with the Refugee Services staff to identify participants’ barriers to employment and address them, with the goal of creating opportunities for individuals that will lead to successful job placement, retention and career advancement.

 

If interested, please contact Hannah Surowitz at hsurowitz@jvs-boston.org or 617-399-3215 for more information.

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JVS Adult Diploma Program

NDMVA AmeriCorps – ADP Program Tutor/Teacher

 

POSITION:    ADP Program Tutor / Teacher -- AmeriCorps          

         
REPORTS TO: Barbara Garner, Manager, Education                    

    
POSITION SUMMARY:  The ADP Program Tutor / Teacher works collaboratively with the Education Team to provide educational services to Adult Diploma Program students. The Tutor / Teacher oversees the ADP drop-in tutoring labs, provides one-on-one tutoring to students, substitutes as needed, teaches a weekly class, and provides organizational support to the ADP program. The ADP program enables adults seeking high school diplomas with a classroom-based education and support that enables them to fulfill the requirements for the Boston Public Schools’ Adult Diploma.

If interested, please contact Barbara Garner at bgarner@jvs-boston.org or 617-399-3330 for more information.

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JVS Skills Program and Business Services Department
NDMVA AmeriCorps
Business Services and Skills Department Assistant (Shared position)

 

POSITION: Business Services and Skills Department Assistant


REPORTS TO SUPERVISOR  SKILLS DEPARTMENT:  Shereen Russell-Ahmed, Manager, CNA training
REPORTS TO BUSINESS SERVICES DEPARTMENT:  Beth Butterfoss, Director of Workforce Training

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

SKILLS DEPARTMENT:


Lunch Bunch Coordinator:  During lunch time, sit with limited English speakers and encourage them to make small talk about their weekends, families, home countries, etc. so they are prepared for this experience in the workplace.  Explain relevant boundaries around sharing in the workplace. Introduce relevant vocabulary and correct grammar mistakes.  Enforce English only workplace expectations. Create and implement games and activities that focus on improving students’ English skills. Provide individualized attention to students requesting and showing signs of needing additional assistance (i.e. class work, homework, study skills).

Assistant Computer and ESOL Instructor:  Assist & teach limited English speakers basic computer skills, such as keyboarding, identifying windows and the task bar, and creating documents.  Create e-mail accounts and teach students to send an e-mail with an attachment.  Demonstrate basic internet exploration and the skills needed to complete an on-line job application.  Develop exercises and activities to teach students to create a basic spread sheet in excel with a simple formula. VESL speaking and listening activities leader: lead class in pronunciation, reading, and comprehension exercises.  

Job Search Club Coordinator:  Assist students in the process of applying for jobs by searching job postings for relevant positions, writing resumes and cover letters and reviewing for accuracy.  Assist students in completing on-line and written job applications.  Practice interview questions and test taking strategies and coach students on making follow-up phone calls to employers.  Contact graduates to collect employment data, and enter into data system and communicate to team members.  Prepare students for CNA state exam by becoming familiar with the clinical skills and creating and leading games and activities.  Assist and answer questions as students demonstrate skills.  Find, compile, and distribute sample CNA state exam practice questions.  
JTA Administrative support:  Support Coalition by updating membership database and, making follow-up phone calls

Administrative Assistance: Assist the outreach intake specialist with intake assessments (following directions). Updating, creating and leading additional assessments to screen applicants. Entering and updating data into ETO. Actively communicating with team and assisting with progressive discipline.

 

BUSINESS SERVICES DEPARTMENT:


The AmeriCorps member will be paired with an experienced JVS instructor.  This will be a mentorship position, allowing the member to grow his/her skills around the areas of curriculum design, instructional methodology, contextualizing to workplace situations, knowledge of adult learning, and introduction to assessment.


0    The instructor will gradually give the member more and more classroom responsibilities, and the member will at times be asked to teach independently.
0    The instructor will meet regularly with the member and give them ongoing feedback on their teaching and curriculum design.
0    Actively learn about the employer site and how this information informs our curriculum design
o    Assist with administrative needs of each classroom including printing, copying and collating of classroom materials.
o    Evaluate student progress on a regularly scheduled basis
o    Communicate with the instructor and Manager of Workplace Education regarding any concerns that may impact the student’s progress in the classroom
o    Support the mission and philosophy of the Business Services team
o    Work collaboratively with and encourage collaboration between team members to ensure performance goals for department are met
o    Attend and actively participate in staff meetings and team-based projects
o    Provide assistance to fellow team members when needed or when course load is below established minimums
o    Perform other duties as requested.

 

If interested, please contact Shereen Russell-Ahmed, Manager, CNA training, srussellahmed@jvs-boston.org or 617-399-3211.
Business Services Department: Beth Butterfoss, Director of Workforce Training, BButterfoss@jvs-boston.org or 617-399-3283.

 



 

 
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