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Eckerd Connects

This is a Full-time position in Albany, GA posted November 16, 2021.


Eckerd Connects Workforce Development, Youth Programs

Eckerd Connects provides Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) services through contracts with the U.S. Department of Labor and local workforce boards that create a career pathway for youth by providing skills development, academic instruction, career & technical education, and access to the 14 WIOA Youth Elements. Programs include Out of School Youth (OSY) programs for youth ages 16-24 and In School Youth (ISY) programs for youth ages 14-21.

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Position Concept
The Tutor position provides supplemental 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 areas outlined below.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for adhering to prescribed standardized lessons as established by the program. Instruction will be delivered 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. 
  • Delivers face to face, contextualized, and interactive instruction based upon individual participants’ identified Career Pathway in accordance with the program model. 
  • Addresses questions or concerns and utilize training and instructional methods that reinforce learning. Seek support and guidance from the Educational or Workforce Instructor. 
  • Will also 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. 
  • Motivate students to actively participate in all aspects of the educational process, including but not limited to threaded class discussions, research, enrichment activities, etc. 
  • Performs routine follow-up with participants on an as needed basis as it relates to education and employment. 
  • Responsible for periodically administering orientation sessions and providing participants with the necessary program information, 
  • Will 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 directed by the Educational or Workforce Instructor. 
  • Will maintain communication with program and partner staff in order to outline individual participant progress toward meeting goals established in the ISS/IEP and will communicate all progress updates the Educational or Workforce Instructor. 
  • Must stay 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.

Position Specifications
Education:  Associates degree is preferred. Global Career Development Facilitator certification preferred.
Experience:  One year of work experience educational field; or two (2) or more years of related experience and/or training; experience working with the at risk population strongly preferred. Previous experience working as a Tutor 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:  The environment is an open office/classroom type facility that is reasonably clean and comfortable. The incumbent is in a non-confined setting in which he/she is free to move about. The position requires that the incumbent spend time writing, typing, speaking, listening, lifting (up to 25 pounds), carrying, seeing (such as close, color and peripheral vision, depth perception and adjusted focus), sitting, pulling, walking, standing, squatting, kneeling and reaching.
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.
Must be able to meet requirements for Eckerd’s Auto Insurance and be able to drive for business purposes.

Employee Benefits

Eckerd wants your career to be as rewarding as possible. 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

• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

• 19 days of Paid Time Off the first year

• Employee Wellness/Well-Being program

• 9 paid holidays 

• Flexible spending accounts

• Retirement savings plan with employer match up to 5%

• Employee Referral Program

• Paid short-term and long-term disability

• Cell phone plan discounts

• Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance

• Mileage reimbursement

• Voluntary term life insurance

• Flexible work schedules

• Professional group liability insurance

Make more than a Living, Make a Difference

Eckerd Connects is a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Clearwater, Florida that has given much-needed chances to nearly 200,000 children and families. 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 and help children succeed. 

Family has always been at the heart of Eckerd Connects.  Founded in 1968 by philanthropists, Jack and Ruth Eckerd, who believed every child deserves the opportunity to succeed. Given our 50+ year history of success, breadth and depth of services, and commitment to performance measurement and quality outcomes, Eckerd has become known as the first name in second chances for children and families.

Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc. (“Eckerd Connects”) considers all qualified applicant’s 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.