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Introduction to Computer Skills and Keyboarding – Teacher Job Description Summary

Wellspring House, Inc. offers free classes for adults to improve skills, prepare to take the HiSET or GED exams, meet the requirements for college entry, and navigate the job market. The goal of Wellspring’s Education programs is to support students in achieving living wage employment. Courses are taught in a supportive environment by faculty and tutors who provide individual assistance to each student.

Wellspring House seeks a Computer Skills and Keyboarding Teacher to teach a basic computer and keyboarding course within Wellspring’s integrated Adult Learning Initiative (ALI) curriculum. Each ALI Program session runs for eight weeks, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm. The computer course comprises approximately 16 hours/week of the full ALI curriculum.

This position reports to the Adult Education Coordinator.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach, according to the principles of universal design for learning, Computer Skills and Keyboarding classes as scheduled each week during the session. Emphasize skills useful in daily office, professional, or academic settings including Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook, file management, troubleshooting routine computer and printing problems, and learning how to obtain information through help screens and general use of the internet.
  • Introduce students to computer technology, including hardware, software terminology, and Internet use.
  • Plan lessons and curriculum based on the learning needs of multi-skill level and culturally diverse students which prepare students to pass the HiSET or GED examinations and/or enhance basic education skills.
  • Implement a variety of instructional delivery methods that include group and individualized instruction that help students make learning gains. Rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Refer students to other Wellspring programs as appropriate.

Required Qualifications:

  • Expert knowledge of computers, including Microsoft Office Suite, Internet use, and computer hardware and software.
  • Minimum three 3 years experience teaching computer skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with adult learning theory.
  • Self-starter with excellent organizational skills.
  • Sensitivity and ability to work well with a diverse population.
  • Strong commitment to the Wellspring House mission.
  • Even-tempered and courteous under pressure.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate.

Please email resume and cover letter to: jobs@wellspringhouse.org. No phone calls please. AA/EOE

Computer Skills for Career and School – Teacher Job Description Summary

Wellspring House, Inc. offers free classes for adults to improve skills, prepare to take the HiSET or GED exams, meet the requirements for college entry, and navigate the job market. The goal of Wellspring’s Education programs is to support students in achieving living wage employment. Courses are taught in a supportive environment by faculty and tutors who provide individual assistance to each student.

Wellspring House seeks a Computer Skills Teacher to teach Computer Skills for Career and School within Wellspring’s integrated Adult Learning Initiative (ALI) program two nights/week from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Each ALI class session runs for 11 weeks.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach, according to the principles of universal design for learning, Computer Skills for Career and School classes as scheduled each week during the session. Emphasize skills useful in daily office, professional, or academic settings including (and not limited to) Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook, file management, troubleshooting routine computer and printing problems, and learning how to obtain information through help screens and general use of the internet.
  • Introduce students to computer technology, including hardware, software terminology, and Internet use.
  • Plan lessons and curriculum based on the learning needs of multi-skill level and culturally diverse students which prepare students to pass the HiSET or GED examinations and/or enhance basic education skills.
  • Make students aware of other Wellspring House Community Education programs that might meet their needs.

Required Qualifications:

  • Expert knowledge of computers, including and not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, internet use, and computer hardware and software.
  • Minimum three years experience teaching computer skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with adult learning theory.
  • Self-starter with excellent organizational skills.
  • Sensitivity and ability to work well with a diverse population.
  • Strong commitment to the Wellspring House mission.
  • Even-tempered and courteous under pressure.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate.

Please email resume and cover letter to: jobs@wellspringhouse.or. No phone calls please. AA/EOE

Director of Community Education

Wellspring House, Inc. seeks a Director of Community Education to provide leadership for the development and management of Wellspring’s adult education programs including English Language Learning (for youth and adults settling in the U.S. from other countries); Adult Learning Initiative (adult basic education and college preparatory coursework), & the Wellspring Education Resource Collaborative (an individualized career and educational advising service).  Wellspring’s education programs are based on principles of universal design for learning, with the goal to facilitate the development of creative, reflective learners. The Director collaborates with local non-profit, educational, and business partners to ensure that Wellspring’s students have opportunities to be successful while pursuing their education and career goals. The Director ensures that the organization’s adult education programs are aligned with Wellspring’s mission and strategic goals to realize measurable results in meeting pressing needs of the local community. The Director is a member of a 6-person Senior Team that takes collective responsibility for the smooth and successful operation of a well-established, 35-person organization.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience working with and understanding the needs of adult learners who have struggled academically
  • Demonstrated ability to lead programs that are supportive environments where youth and adults successfully pursue self-directed learning and expand and deepen their creative, reflective thinking and problem solving skills
  • A facilitative leadership style that fosters active participation of all team members
  • Master’s degree in adult education or related field, or commensurate work experience in adult education or related field
  • A minimum of three years of experience in a management role including staff supervision

Desired Qualifications/Competencies:

  • Ability to lead a team towards a lofty vision with patience, humor, and integrity
  • Excellent communication skills – written and oral
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Team player

Please email resume and cover letter to:  careers@wellspringhouse.org  No phone calls please.  AA/EOE

Overnight and Weekend Shelter Staff – Per Diem

Wellspring House, Inc. is expanding its per diem staff for occasional coverage of weekend and/or overnight shifts at our family shelter in Gloucester. Wellspring has eleven regularly scheduled evening/overnight/weekend shifts every week. The purpose of the per diem pool is to provide a consistent, reliable team of substitute staff members to fill in during vacation, sick time, and other open shifts. Job duties include general supervision of up to 5 families residing at the shelter, ensuring that families are in compliance with shelter guidelines, and maintaining security and order for the facility. We especially seek applicants who have prior shelter and/or residential experience. In addition to being able to maintain professional boundaries, excellent communication and problem-solving skills are a must. High school diploma or equivalent required. Some college preferred. CPR/First Aid Certification required. Pay rate ranges between $11/hour – $16/hour, depending on the shift that is being covered. Overnight shifts are considered ‘asleep’, but staff members must be available to readily respond to the needs of Wellspring House, Inc. and shelter families as necessary during the overnight hours. The per diem position is non-benefitted.

Please email your cover letter and resume to: jobs@wellspringhouse.org. No phone calls please. AA/EOE

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