Job Openings:

Computer Skills for Career and School

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 Computers 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.

The computer curriculum for ALI includes but is not limited to teaching Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email, and responsible computer use.

This course can count for three credits at North Shore Community College for students who master the skills. This position reports to the Director of Community Education.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach, per 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.
  • Attend Orientation, Graduation, and other events as appropriate and specified in advance.
  • Ensure that computer course hours and curriculum meet requirements for NSCC credits (3).
  • Provide accurate and timely transcripts meeting NSCC requirements so that eligible students receive college credits for the course.
  • Plan lessons and curriculum based on the learning needs of multi-skill level and culturally diverse students to prepare students to pass the HiSET or GED examinations and/or enhance basic education skills.
  • Plan and prepare relevant and practical class lessons and monitor students’ performance.
  • Implement a variety of instructional delivery methods including group and individualized instruction to help students make learning gains. Rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Responsible for effective classroom management that enhances student learning.
  • Attend weekly Education staff meetings during each session as appropriate.
  • Attend pre-session and post-session planning meetings.
  • Correct, grade, and return student work promptly; complete individual student evaluations.
  • Model behaviors that are appropriate for professional and educational settings in terms of dress, punctuality, treating others respectfully, etc.
  • Coordinate efforts on students’ behalf with other Wellspring House staff, such as the Outreach and Enrollment Coordinator and WERC colleagues.
  • Make students aware of other Wellspring House Community Education programs that might meet their needs.
  • Coordinate tasks for and manage activities of Wellspring’s volunteer tutors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Teaching experience with adults, utilizing adult learner theories
  • Understanding of issues facing low to moderate income people in addition to diverse populations
  • Expert knowledge of computers, including Microsoft Office Suite, Internet use, and computer hardware and software.
  • Minimum three years of experience teaching computer skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Self-starter with excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong commitment to the Wellspring House mission.
  • Maintain an even temper and be courteous under pressure.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate.

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

Maintenance Manager

Wellspring House, Inc. seeks a Maintenance Manager for 12-15 hours/week for three buildings located in Gloucester.

Responsibilities include:

  • Performing minor repairs and maintenance.
  • Proactive assessment and communication of property issues.
  • Regular communication with colleagues (i.e. Manager of Special Projects (Property), Director of Finance & Operations, and other key colleagues regarding property issues.
  • Supervising the work of outside contractors for major repairs.
  • Routine on-call coverage for property emergencies.

Desired Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Seeking 5+ years of experience in property management and maintenance.
  • Ability to execute physical demands for lifting and repairs.
  • Comfort and experience with typical maintenance equipment including ladders, power tools, and hand tools.
  • Excellent time management and communications skills.
  • Residing within 15 minutes of property locations is preferred.

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

Weekend House Manager

Wellspring House, Inc. seeks a Weekend House Manager to provide general supervision of up to 5 shelter families at the shelter, ensuring the families are in compliance with shelter guidelines, maintaining security and order of the facility, and supervising completion of designated chores. This position is every weekend: 9am – 9pm Saturdays, and additional mandatory Holiday coverage on a rotating schedule. It is considered ‘asleep’, during the overnight hours, but must be available to readily respond to the needs of Wellspring House, Inc. and shelter families as is necessary. 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. Competitive Pay Rate.

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

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

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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