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Work Readiness Instructor

Phipps Neighborhoods

Program: Phipps Neighborhoods, in collaboration with Hostos Community College and Montefiore Medical Center, is designing a Career Network Program for young people ages 18 to 26 to begin careers in the allied health services sector. Working closely with Hostos to develop the academic, classroom- based preparation required, coupled with hands-on internships and experiential learning at Montefiore Medical Center, Phipps Neighborhoods will support young people in exploring and identifying health care professions that would otherwise be inaccessible to them. Hostos Community College and Phipps Neighborhoods will collaborate to build a Career Exploration class to expose young people to various employment opportunities in the medical center. Montefiore Medical Center will provide on-the-job training, including job shadows and mentors, that is tailored to the specific needs of out of school youth so as to create a clear pathway to employment.

Position Overview: The Work Readiness Instructor will teach our Career Network participants work related skills that will poise them to acquire and sustain a career-oriented job. Working closely with an interdisciplinary team of Career Coaches and a Career Navigator, the Work Readiness Instructor will help build and teach a curriculum where students can explore their skills and career options, and prepare for employment. In addition, the Instructors will facilitate an online contextualized career exploration curriculum where students can explore their skills, career options in the healthcare field. This is an exciting opportunity for an educator who wants to engage young adults and help them choose and prepare for a meaningful career!


•Work with Program Manager, an internal working group and external partners to develop a curriculum for career exploration and work readiness.

•Support all outreach, recruitment, orientation and training activities geared toward program participants.

•Assist in intake process including reviewing and verifying participant’s information, interviews and document collection for enrollment in program.

•Monitor participants’ compliance with attendance and progress. Report any individual student issues to Career Coach.

•Work with young adults in the acquisition and enhancement of work-related basic and occupational skills in preparation for employment and/or college.

•Develop classroom and on-the-job training that will engage participants while supporting increased knowledge and learning about basic workplace skills and content specific expertise.

•Ensure every student has a portfolio with pertinent materials for employment.

•Act as the on-site supervisor in his/her classroom and be responsible for the quality of the program being presented, student discipline, classroom maintenance, safety, and the security of all individual and supplies at their disposal.

•Facilitate online career development curriculum in a computer lab.

•Oversee students during activities at partner facilities including Montefiore and Bellevue.

•Help to prepare manuals and course material and lesson plans with learning objectives clearly defined and exercises illustrating the point of the training unit.

•Maintain appropriate classroom documentation and enter data appropriately and accurately.

•Inspire young adults to live up to their potential and get on the path to self-sufficiency!

•Performs other duties as assigned by Program Manager.


•Bachelor’s degree in psychology, education, social work or other appropriate field preferred.

•At least 2 years of workforce development and youth development experience.

•Some experience in teaching or facilitating classroom activities.

•Strong communication skills-written and oral.

•Must enjoy working with at-risk young adults and have a strong initiative to work in a team.

•Intermediate in Microsoft Office suite, Windows applications, internet and email required, experience with SalesForce helpful.

•Spanish a plus.

Please forward your resume and cover letter in one document outlining your skills and experience to with subject line “Work Readiness Instructor.”

About Organization:
Phipps Neighborhoods is a multi-service nonprofit, established in 1972, providing a comprehensive network of educational, work-readiness and community development programs to more than 10,000 children, teens and adults each year in targeted communities across the Bronx and Manhattan. These programs include: Head Start and Early Head Start, after-school, summer camp, literacy and ESOL, pre- GED, college prep, work readiness, resident support, and adult/family programs.



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