||Employment & Education Coordinator
||Regular, Full-Time, 40 hours per week
The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria’s Tribal TANF Program of Sonoma and Marin Counties (“the Program”) serves eligible Indian families with temporary cash assistance and supportive services. The Program provides parent or caretaker participants with job preparation, work-related assistance and other supportive services enabling families to become self-sufficient. It is the intent of the Program that particular attention is paid to culturally relevant services and preservation of Indian families. The Education & Employment Coordinator will also contribute to program development for the department. This will include designing programs that support departmental coordination of services. The incumbent will work with the Youth and Family unit staff to develop and administer transition programs between the Education and Career Unit and the Youth and Family Unit for youth who are exiting secondary education and who are entering higher education or the work force. The Employment and Education Coordinator will collaborate with the Youth and Family Unit to develop plans for the youth and young adults who are interested in furthering their education and employability, thus advancing their career opportunities.
The Education & Employment Coordinator, under the direction of the TANF Director and the Career and Education Specialist, will:
- Instruct students in computer literacy training covering business software applications. Software includes but is not limited to: Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Photoshop, and Mavis Beacon.
- Tutor/participants with Elementary and Secondary Basic Skills.
- Assist students/clients with direct lab instruction in General Educational Development (GED) program courses, including curriculum development and instruction planning/delivery, evaluation and assessment of student learning outcomes for continuous quality improvement.
- Analyze given data to plan lessons for students/clients.
- Assist participants with registration of college courses, applying for Financial Aid, BOGW, and available scholarships.
- Assist students in completion of the GED preparation software.
- Administer GED practice tests, review, and plan lessons for the student.
- Administer GED workbook assignments and review results with the student.
- Update the Tribal Assistance System (TAS) daily regarding student participation and administering supportive service requests that are related to employment and or educational expenses.
- Maintain an accurate computer lab sign-in log documenting participation hours.
- Administer assessments for plan development.
- Maintain/update client file(s) in multiple data bases and in written reports, including annual Employment and Education plans.
- Schedule GED testing at Santa Rosa Junior College for prepared clients.
- Effectively communicate to supervisor(s) if any problems arise related to computer lab or training activities.
- Work with Employment Development Services in an ongoing effort to improve student/client training experiences, and expanding the program to include: QuickBooks software, Medical transcription, Medical billing and inventory control.
- Assist students/clients in creating résumés, cover letters and filling out job applications.
- Develop workshops to address education and employment needs of adults and youth transitioning to adulthood.
- Meet with families and youth to develop education and career plans that define a pathway for them to attain their career and/or educational goals.
- Participate in the Youth and Family Programs that are relevant to employment and education.
- Call students/clients to schedule/remind lab or workshop appointments. Monitor all computer lab activities.
- Foster a positive and supportive learning environment.
- Assist clients/students with a positive, supportive, constructive, professional and respectful approach.
- Assist program staff in efficient and effective administration, management, delivery and evaluation for continuous quality improvement of the day-to-day operations of the lab.
- Facilitate one-on-one and/or small group tutoring sessions in collaboration with the Academic Support Center.
- Coordinate training opportunities for participants with local employment providers.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to read, understand and follow complex rules, regulations, policies and directives.
- Awareness of current Indian issues with regard to employment, training, and social services.
- Ability to interact and demonstrate cultural sensitivity of Indian values and culture with clientele.
- Maintain awareness and sensitivity for clientele in relation to self-sufficiency and welfare dependence.
- Strong computer skills including experience with internet research, Windows, Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop, Mavis Beacon, QuickBooks and automated database systems.
The applicant must have, at a minimum, the following educational and experience requirements:
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Human or Social Services, Sociology, Community Studies, Education or Psychology (or closely related field).
- Or at least two year’s experience working in either a human services agency in a capacity which involves direct services to clientele, or working in an educational environment providing direct educational services and/or support to youth and/or adults in the capacity of Employment and Education related services.
- Tribal employment application with résumé and cover letter required. Application must detail the education and experience requirements related to the position as advertised.
- Must be willing to adhere to professional and ethical codes of conduct and to FIGR employment policies.
- Must successfully clear criminal history background checks and pre-employment drug screening.
TRIBAL MEMBER AND INDIAN PREFERENCE WILL APPLY
Preference in hiring is given to: (1) Qualified Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria members; and (2) qualified American Indians in accordance with Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 472 and 473. Applicants asserting American Indian preference must submit verifying information, such as written confirmation of tribal membership, Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood, or other documentary evidence.
SALARY: DOE. Strong benefits package.
TO APPLY: Submit a Tribal employment application with your resume and a cover letter detailing your education and experience related to the position advertised. Tribal employment application can be downloaded from our website.
Mail employment application, resume and cover letter to Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, Attention: Human Resources, 6400 Redwood Drive, Suite 300, Rohnert Park, CA 94928, or email to email@example.com
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