Education and Career Advisors
Requisition Number:2019-ET/Y-006
Department:Education, Training and Youth Services
Employee Type:Regular w/ Temporary Date
Hours Per Week:35

Job Responsibilities:
Responsible for assisting learners in setting goals, developing and implementing education and career plans based upon those goals, and monitoring students’ progress. Provide one-on-one advising to students to help them overcome the linguistic and educational barriers that stand in their way of skills development, job promotions, or further education. Work with Program Coordinator and teachers to develop and document a curriculum unit on goal-setting and integrate career planning, employment, and work readiness skills into existing curriculum. Facilitate career and education readiness workshops and co-facilitate goal-setting sessions with teachers, in which every student develops an education and career plan that identifies career, academic, and personal goals, along with potential barriers, strategies for overcoming those barriers, and available resources. Provide the information, support, and guidance students need to reach their identified career and education goals such as assisting students with resume-writing, filling out job applications, and practicing interview skills. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Job Qualifications:
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in education, social sciences or related field with one to three years of experience working in ABE/ESOL program required. Business experience is a plus. Certification or willingness to be certified in BEST Plus 2.0 and TABE CLAS-E Reading/Writing required. Thorough knowledge of job training resources, career centers, higher education programs, and job market in the Boston area is highly preferred. Bilingual skills required, preferably in Spanish. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.