Make a difference as an Eckerd Connects Project Bridge GED Instructor. Eckerd Connects' Project Bridge provides transitional services to boys and girls ages 11-21 reintegrating back to their home communities from residential commitment programs. Through an innovative partnership with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), Project Bridge works to increase post-placement stability of youth through transition coordination from residential placement. Our at-risk youth need an instructor who believes and cares about them and their success. If you are a person who's interested in this population, you get to be part of making a difference. It's a big day for both the student and the instructor when a student passes a GED test. Project Bridge GED Instructors work students to create personalized learning plans to strengthen academic skills. Whether to help a student earn a GED certificate or strengthen a youth's academic skills for work, Project Bridge GED instructors help at-risk youth pave a pathway to stability and success. Join us on our mission to "Provide and share solutions that promote the well-being of children, young adults, and families in need of a second chance."
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*This position will travel between multiple locations.
The GED Instructor position provides program specific instruction to participants with a primary emphasis on excellence in classroom teaching. Staff is expected to demonstrate and maintain competence in each of the areas outlined below.
Education: Bachelor's degree in education or a Bachelor's degree in a related field. At least one year of work experience in coaching, training, or teaching small/large group instruction is preferred. Classroom teaching experience educating at-risk youth population a plus. Experience teaching GED test prep skills also preferred. Teaching Certificate preferred, but not required.
Experience: At least one year of successful teaching, coaching, or training experience preferred. One-year experience supervising or leading other teachers also a plus.
Skills: Supervisory, analytical, excellent verbal and written communication, self-motivation, collaborative, resourceful, flexible, creative, objective, interpersonal skills initiative, problem solving, decision making, organization, planning and critical judgment skills. Basic skills instruction, development and use of learning and media centers required. Ability to learn and utilize various instructional technology software programs and equipment required. Experiential and special education, and supervisory knowledge a plus.
Physical Demands: Requires extended periods of walking/sitting/standing; Depending on the assigned program/facility, position may also occasionally expose incumbent to working outdoors for extended periods of time, and exposure to the elements; Incumbent may occasionally lift/move up to 25 pounds. Must be free of communicable diseases as defined by state and to the extent that knowledge is attainable under the law.
Other: Must interface effectively at all organization levels, commitment to professional standards and personal development; must meet state criminal background check requirements.
Travel: Must be able to meet requirements for Eckerd's Auto Insurance and be able to drive for business purposes. Must have appropriate and valid state driver's license.
Eckerd wants your career to be as rewarding as possible. We provide our employees with numerous opportunities for growth, education, advancement, and the chance to contribute to business objectives. We offer competitive salaries and an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
* Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
* Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance
* Voluntary term life insurance
* Paid short-term and long-term disability
* Professional group liability insurance
* 19 days of Paid Time Off the first year
* 8 paid holidays
* Flexible spending accounts
* Retirement savings plan with employer match up to 5%
* Mileage reimbursement
* Cell phone plan discounts
* Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
* Employee Referral Program
* Flexible work schedules
* Employee Wellness/Well-Being program