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Position Opening : Lead Parent Resource Trainer

Application Deadline : January 18th, 2019

FAST Program: Parent Resource Program

FAmily STart (FAST) Learning and Support Services, a division of the UIC Center for Literacy in the College of Education, empowers and strengthens Head Start families in Chicago. Our mission is to provide access to high-quality, research-based learning opportunities in collaboration with community partners. Our vision is to break the cycle of poverty and collectively strengthen communities through family learning services.

The Parent Resource Program is an important part of achieving FAST’s mission and vision. It offers resources, referrals and trainings to Early Head Start/Head Start Family Service Workers (FSWs) who support parents in achieving their personal, family and community goals. On-site consultations are provided to FSWs who need individualized follow up and support.

Job Summary/Function:

Under the supervision of the coordinator, the lead trainer assists in the design, development, service delivery, management, and continuous improvement of the Parent Resource program.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work related field; Master’s preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years related experience
  • Strong organizational skills; attention to detail
  • Strong Microsoft Office computer skills, especially Word and Excel
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and problem solve

Job Responsibilities:

  • Promote and facilitate trainings for EHS/HS Family Service Workers (FSWs)
  • Conduct individualized consultations and facilitate professional support groups with/for FSWs, as needed
  • Assist with the recruitment and retention of EHS/HS partners
  • Assist with the assessment of EHS/HS sites’ and FSW’s needs, gains, and program satisfaction
  • Help maintain and strengthen citywide EHS/HS referrals for parent goals, including pursuing adult education and career transition opportunities
  • Contribute to the on-going review/revision of training and other program materials
  • Ensure that staff members’ files are accurate, complete and properly stored
  • Assist with analyzing program data and suggesting modifications; review related reports
  • Assist with recruiting, hiring, and recognizing staff members, including AmeriCorps members
  • Supervise, coach/mentor, and evaluate staff members
  • Help to ensure that staff members use training techniques that are current, innovate, and informed by adult education pedagogy
  • Plan, assign, and monitor staff members’ work activities
  • Model cultural sensitivity, respect, positive conflict resolution skills, and professionalism
  • Conduct and document quarterly performance development reviews (including an annual training evaluation) with staff members
  • Ensure that staff members’ maintain a clean, organized and secure workspace
  • Conduct team meetings in consultation with the coordinator
  • Participate in program meetings, AmeriCorps coordination meetings, FAST meetings and other related activities
  • Serve as DFSS liaison, as assigned
  • Assist with presenting at EHS/HS related conferences and events
  • Read to stay current about parent/family needs and resources across the city
  • Adhere to policies, procedures, and the professional code of ethics of the college
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, & 3 professional references to: Ms. Tameka Patterson at: parentresourcecareers@gmail.com by January 18, 2019.

Salary: $42,000 – $47,000

Travel: some travel required between FAST locations primarily on the Southwest side of Chicago and to program related meetings.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.Read less about this jobReport this jobDetails at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

How To Applyparentresourcecareers@gmail.comhttp://cfl.ed.uic.edu/

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, & 3 professional references to: Ms. Tameka Patterson at: parentresourcecareers@gmail.com by January 18, 2019.

Position Open – Parent Resource Trainer

FAST Program: Parent Resource Program

Application Deadline : January 18, 2019

FAmily STart (FAST) Learning and Support Services, a division of the UIC Center for Literacy in the College of Education, empowers and strengthens Head Start families in Chicago. Our mission is to provide access to high-quality, research-based learning opportunities in collaboration with community partners. Our vision is to break the cycle of poverty and collectively strengthen communities through family learning services.

The Parent Resource Program is an important part of achieving FAST’s mission and vision. It offers resources, referrals and trainings to Early Head Start/Head Start Family Service Workers (FSWs) who support parents in achieving their personal, family and community goals. On-site consultations are provided to FSWs who need individualized follow up and support.

Job Summary/Function:

Under the supervision of the lead trainer, the trainer assists in the development, service

delivery, and continuous improvement of the Parent Resource program.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 2 years related experience
  • Strong organizational skills; attention to detail
  • Strong Microsoft Office computer skills, especially Word and Excel
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and problem solve

Job Responsibilities:

  • Host and facilitate trainings for EHS/HS Family Service Workers (FSWs)
  • Conduct individual consultations with FSWs
  • Assist with the recruitment and retention of EHS/HS partners
  • Assist with the assessment of EHS/HS sites’ and FSW’s needs, gains, and program satisfaction
  • Help strengthen citywide EHS/HS referrals for parent goals, including pursuing adult education and career transition opportunities
  • Contribute to the on-going review/revision of training and materials
  • Ensure that program files and documents are accurate, complete and secure
  • Read and discuss program outcome reports with your supervisor and the program coordinator
  • Participate in staffing decisions, as requested (including hiring, recognition, etc.)
  • Seek professional advice, coaching and mentoring from your supervisor
  • Use training techniques that are current, innovative, and informed by adult education pedagogy
  • Communicate your schedule and work activities to your supervisor and team members, as required
  • Model cultural sensitivity, respect, positive conflict resolution skills, and professionalism
  • Participate in quarterly performance development reviews, including an annual training evaluation
  • Maintain a clean, organized and secure workspace
  • Participate in team meetings
  • Participate in program meetings, FAST meetings, and other related activities
  • Provide support on DFSS special projects
  • Assist with presenting at EHS/HS related conferences and events
  • Read to stay current about parent/family needs and resources across the city
  • Adhere to policies, procedures, and the professional code of ethics of the college
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, & 3 professional references to: Ms. Tameka Patterson at: parentresourcecareers@gmail.com by January 18, 2019.

Salary: $32,000 – $40,000

Travel: some travel required between FAST locations primarily on the Southwest side of Chicago and to program related meetings.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.Read less about this jobReport this jobDetails at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Level of Language Proficiency

We will be hiring two Parent Resource Trainers, at lease one will be Bilingual.

Languages: Spanish & EnglishHow To Applyparentresourcecareers@gmail.comhttp://cfl.ed.uic.edu/

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, & 3 professional references to: Ms. Tameka Patterson at: parentresourcecareers@gmail.com by January 18, 2019.

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UIC CFL – Position (Functional Title): Transition Support Specialist


UIC Center for Literacy FAST Program: Adult Education & Career Transition

Application Deadline : January 18, 2019

FAmily STart (FAST) Learning and Support Services, a division of the UIC Center for Literacy in the College of Education, empowers and strengthens Head Start families in Chicago. Our mission is to provide access to high-quality, research-based learning opportunities in collaboration with community partners. Our vision is to break the cycle of poverty and collectively strengthen communities through family learning services.

The Adult Education and Career Transition Program is an important part of achieving FAST’s mission and vision. Current and future Chicago Early Learning/Head Start parents interested in continuing their basic education are enrolled in or referred to classes/tutoring in English-as-a-Second Language, High School Equivalency (in English or Spanish) and literacy/numeracy. Learners also receive case management services, career transition support, and technology training.

Job Summary: This position facilitates the process of helping adult education students transition to post-secondary education and job opportunities.The Ideal candidate will have a strong working knowledge of the adult education, workforce development, and higher education systems as well as a general understanding of the social and supportive services that are available in the Chicago area.

Job Responsibilities

•      Reporting to Career Transition Specialist, the Transitions Support Specialist promotes job development and provides referrals to post-secondary options.

•      Teaches basic digital literacy to adult students.

•      Assists in the development of students’ career development and post -secondary transition plans in collaboration with the Career Transitions Specialist.

•      Provides students with job readiness support.

•      Maintains monthly contact with graduates and/or transitioned students.

•      Documents case notes and referrals using the appropriate system and processes.

•      Utilizes the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCR) to promote research based best practices.

•      Collaborates with Career Transitions Specialist to coordinate services with Case Managers, Lead Teacher, and key staff to coordinate services.

•      Facilitates peer-to-peer employment and supportive services groups between FAST locations.

•      Support recruitment effort, as needed.

•      Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications/Skills

•      Bilingual preferred.

•      Ability to read, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written communication.

•      Strong organizational, interpersonal, planning, and follow up skills.

•      Ability to lead discussions, facilitate meetings, and work collaboratively with a dynamic group of colleagues.

•      Case management, counseling, coaching, and advising with individuals and group sessions.

•      Strong technology skills.

•      Effective communication with a diverse group of clients.

•      Negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

•      Working knowledge of human nature.

•      Bachelors Required with 1-3 years related experience.

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, & 3 professional references to: Ms. Yolaine Jean at: yjean2@uic.edu by January 18, 2019.

Salary: $35,000-$40,000

Travel: some travel required between FAST locations primarily on the Southwest side of Chicago and to program related meetings.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Our CFL Our City Our Museum

A multimedia exhibit titled, “Our City, Our Museum” designed by adult learners studying for their high school equivalency will be displayed at Blackstone Library for a limited time in March. The parents and adult learners who participated in the development and curation will be on hand at the opening for a brief program and to offer guided tours. This event will take place in Chicagoland.  Please check details depends on the region and save your date.

For More information, please visit here. 

Our City, Our Museum: West Side
Opening Reception: Monday, March 19th 3-5pm
Exhibit run: Monday, March 19- Wednesday, March 28

Our City, Our Museum: South Side
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 15th  3-5pm
Exhibit run: Monday, March 19- Wednesday, March 28

Our City, Our Museum: UIC Campus (Richard Daley Library)
Opening Reception: Monday, April 23rd  5-7pm
Exhibit run: Monday, April 23 – Thursday, May 3