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ESOL – Teacher (Evenings)

Wellspring House, Inc. has been offering free ESOL classes to adults in the Gloucester and Cape Ann community for over 20 years. The majority of the classes meet at the Sawyer Free Library in Downtown Gloucester, Massachusetts. The primary goal of the program is to meet the language learners where they are and to tailor design a program to meet their needs. Whether the learners are new to the English language or more proficient; the program is designed to assist the individuals to achieve their goals which could range from mastering the language, to Higher Education, to a new career. The program is designed to act as a bridge to a number of Wellspring’s Education programs with the ultimate goal of supporting 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 an experienced Adult ESOL teacher to instruct in a program based out of the in Downtown Gloucester. The program will meet two nights/week from 6:00 pm – 8:00pm. The class will run from during the late Spring/Summer 2018 with potential of extension. The class will be tailored to a Beginner level student (SPL Levels ranging from 1-3.)

Responsibilities:

  • Plan lessons and curriculum based on the learning needs of multi-skill level and culturally diverse students.
  • Experience contextualizing; relevant and practical curricula to the needs of working adults emphasizing the core skills: Speaking, Listening, Writing, Reading, and Grammar.
  • Experience working with language learners with limited English proficiency.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for effective classroom management that enhances student learning.
  • Attend regular Education staff meetings during each session, as appropriate.
  • Attend pre-session and post-session planning meetings.
  • 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 to help develop connections to other programs to benefit the student’s ultimate educational and vocational goals.
  • Coordinate tasks for and manage activities of Wellspring’s volunteer tutors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required-Master’s degree preferred.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of another language other than English, preferred but not required.
  • Minimum two years of experience ESOL.

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

Medical Office Procedures Instructor

Wellspring Community Education is seeking a part-time Medical Office Procedures Instructor to teach Medical Office Procedures in the MediClerk Training Program. The MediClerk Training Program prepares students for entry-level administrative positions in the health care field. Each 15-week session includes six job shadows and a two week internship along with classes in Medical Terminology, Medical Office Procedures, Introduction to Computers, Business Communications, Medical Keyboarding, and Goals/Job Search. Classes meet Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm in Highland Hall at 55 Highland Ave. in Salem (on the campus of North Shore Medical Center.)

The Medical Office Procedures Instructor is responsible for teaching 45 classroom hours per session. Upon completion of the course, participants in the WCE MediClerk Training Program will have a working knowledge of basic Medical Office Procedures to be successful in entry-level administrative medical assistant positions. The course includes universal hospital and doctor office procedures from making appointments, signing in new patients, billing and coding patient records related to diagnostics and billing, and familiarity with the UB-04 and CMS-1500 billing forms mandated amongst the Commonwealth of MA insurance providers. The position reports to the Director of Job Training Initiatives.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare for and teach approximately 4 class hours per week for fifteen weeks
  • Attend one-hour staff meetings each week during the 15-week session
  • Conduct a mid-session evaluation of student participation and mastery
  • Submit mid-session student evaluations to the Coordinator of Job Training Initiatives
  • Submit final grades (Pass/Fail) to the Coordinator of Job Training Initiatives
  • Attend graduation ceremony each session for 1.5 hours
  • Attend a pre and post-session staff meeting for 4 hours total each session
  • Establish and maintain contact with a health care employer to include at least one meeting annually to discuss curriculum

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Teaching experience with adults
  • Professional experience in Medical Office Procedures
  • Approval as an Instructor by the Division of Professional Licensure
  • Understanding of issues facing low to moderate income adults who attend the program

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Professional demeanor
  • Self-organized
  • Familiarity with adult learning theory
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to get along with a diverse population
  • Strong commitment to the mission of Wellspring House

Email resume and cover letter to: WCEcareers@wellspringhouse.org No phone calls please. AA/EOE

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

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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