WorkReady Facilitator

INSTRUCTOR ANNOUNCEMENT

Position Title: WorkReady Course Facilitator

Duration: 15 Weeks (Starting Sept 2017)

Pay: Course Rate: Negotiable (Based on Funds Available)

Post Date: Until a suitable candidate is hired

Application: Send letter of interest, resume, and list of two current references to:

Ashland Town Manager
P.O. Box 910
Ashland, ME 04732

Summary: The Town of Ashland seeks qualified candidates for the position of WorkReady Course Facilitator. WorkReady is a 60-hour credential program designed to help individuals identify and address the motivations and challenges that prevent them from being employable. WorkReady increases a job seeker’s awareness of desirable characteristics and reinforces appropriate workplace behavior.

Qualifications:
1. Demonstrated organizational skills
2. Demonstrated communication skills
3. Comfortable with technology, including the Internet and E-mail
4. Detail oriented
5. Experience applying adult learning theory and philosophy
6. Experience working with business owners and employers
7. Positive and caring attitude
8. Ability to work collaboratively
9. Willingness to travel
10. Follows through on tasks
11. Able to relate to program staff and participants

Description of Duties:
1. Collaborate with Ashland Adult Education, Ashland Economic Development Committee, and other workforce partners to identify guest speakers and interviewers.
2. Collaborate with Adult Education staff as needed to ensure appropriate applicant follow-up occurs.
3. Compile a list of local community resources/agencies for reference or referral.
4. Send thank you notes to guest speakers, local employers, interviewers, and others who provide assistance in the facilitation of the course.
5. Model all elements of the training including but not limited to punctuality, honesty, loyalty, willingness to work with others, ability to handle conflict in a non-confrontational manner, appropriate business dress, and good personal hygiene.
6. Assess trainee performance using a triangulated approach including classroom performance, observations and conversations, standardized testing, and portfolio assessment.
7. Conduct a pre-training assessment and orientation, as well as an individual interview with each applicant prior to the first session.
8. Document and discuss with each trainee his or her individual performance on the work readiness competencies.
9. Help individuals identify and address motivations and challenges that prevent them from being employable.
10. Inform applicants of the expectations of the program such as attendance, punctuality, participation, and appropriate behavior.
11. Complete and sign WorkReady Contract with each trainee who is accepted into the program and follow up with a welcome letter.
12. Facilitate the 60-hour WorkReady course using the WorkReady Curriculum.
13. Ensure credibility of the credential program state-wide by upholding the seven WorkReady standards required for certification.
14. Complete Instructor online training to facilitate the program prior to class start date.
15. Candidates with area businesses background and trades industry experience are encouraged to apply.

**In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. **