Workforce Instructor
Indianapolis, IN 
Posted 24 days ago
Job Description

Working with us takes a certain kind of person; we want someone who identifies with our values and is willing to challenge themselves both personally and professionally. We seek employees who are passionate about serving and making a difference in the lives of others.

Eckerd Connects provides Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) services through contracts with the U.S. Department of Labor and local workforce boards, partnerships, and strategies to provide and create a career pathway for youth, adults, and dislocated workers. Training services include occupational skills training, customized training, on-the-job training, incumbent worker training, and transitional employment opportunities. We provide youth with development, academic instruction, career & technical education, and access to the 14 WIOA Youth Elements. We establish and develop relationships and networks with large and small employers and their intermediaries as well as develop, convene, or implement industry or sector partnerships.

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Position Concept
The Workforce Instructor position provides individualized and program specific instruction to participants with a primary emphasis on excellence in classroom instruction. Staff are expected to demonstrate and maintain competence in each of the areas outlined below.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for prescribing standardized lesson based upon individual participant needs and will deliver instruction in an environment conducive to the learning experience, including supervision of participants and assessment of participant skill levels in order to assist them with reaching the goals established in their ISS and IEP.
  • Deliver face to face, contextualized, and interactive instruction based upon individual participants' identified Career Pathway in accordance with the program model.
  • Utilizes contextualized learning materials related to in demand Career Pathways on a regular basis.
  • Engage in professional development opportunities as prescribed by his or her supervisor.
  • Utilizes effective classroom management skills; assist, advise and counsel a diverse student population with regard to program policies and standards while demonstrating sensitivity to student needs and circumstances.
  • Performs routine follow-up with participants as it relates to education and employment.
  • Responsible for periodically administering orientation sessions and providing participants with the necessary program information.
  • Supervises participants during work-based projects or work experience activities.
  • Required to attend training on counseling techniques in order to further assist the participant population.
  • Responsible for filing and maintaining thorough, accurate participant records, including assessments, assignments, tests, reports, performing data entry and other program related information as required.
  • Conducts case management sessions and maintains case notes as required by the funding source.
  • Will maintain communication with program and partner staff in order to outline individual participant progress toward meeting goals established in the ISS/IEP.
  • Must be familiar with the Local and Regional Plans and will shape instruction to meet the demands of individual student needs as well as local and regional workforce strategies.
  • Participate in local Business Service Team meetings and other meetings related to integration and delivery of contextualized learning as it relates to local and regional workforce development strategies.
  • He/she assists the management staff in dealing with the day-to-day operations of the site as assigned.

Position Specifications
Education: Bachelor's degree, from an accredited College or University preferred. . Global Career Development Facilitator certification preferred.
Experience: One year of work experience in business or educational field; or experience working with the at risk population strongly preferred. Previous experience working as an Instructor/Teacher is preferred.
Skills: Analytical, excellent verbal and written communication, self-motivation, collaborative, resourceful, flexible, initiative, problem solving, decision making, organization, planning, creative, objective, interpersonal, and critical judgment. Basic skills instruction, development and use of learning and media centers, experiential and special education. Ability to learn and utilize various instructional technology software programs and equipment.
Physical Demands: Ability to maintain position for extended periods of time while assisting students. May occasionally lift/move up to 25 pounds.
Other: Must meet state criminal background check requirements. Must be able to meet requirements for Eckerd's Auto Insurance and be able to drive for business purposes. Must have and maintain an appropriate and valid state driver's license.

*This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties that may be performed by a person so classified.

Make more than a Living, Make a Difference

We provide our employees with numerous opportunities for growth, education, advancement, and the chance to contribute to business objectives. We offer competitive salaries and an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:

Health, Dental and Vision Insurance | 19 days of Paid Time Off the first year | 11 paid holidays | Retirement savings plan with employer match up to 5% | Flexible spending accounts | Paid short-term and long-term disability | Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance | Voluntary term life insurance

Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, and founded in 1968 by philanthropists, Jack and Ruth Eckerd, Eckerd Connects is one of the largest national nonprofit child and family service organizations in the United States. Eckerd provides a full continuum of life-changing behavioral health, child welfare services, and workforce development through multiple offices and facilities nationwide that strengthen families, assist young adults, and help children succeed.

Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc. ("Eckerd Connects") considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Eckerd Connects is a drug-free workplace and utilizes E-verify to confirm employment eligibility.


Eckerd Kids is a drug-free workplace and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Vets employer. Eckerd utilizes E-verify to confirm employment eligibility.

Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc. ("Eckerd Kids") considers all applicant's for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap or disability, or status as a Vietnam-era or special-disabled veteran in accordance with federal law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1+ years
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