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Are you interested in creating a supportive, recovery-oriented classroom-learning environment and acting as a “life skills coach” for adults who are seeking pathways into stable employment and out of homelessness?

St. Francis House (SFH) – one of Boston’s leading social service agencies – rebuilds lives by providing refuge and pathways to stability for adults experiencing homelessness and poverty. They seek a Bilingual Moving Ahead Program Instructor to teach and manage a classroom of 11 students using a holistic job and career readiness curriculum. You’ll work as an integral part of the Workforce Development team and work collaboratively with integrated services at St. Francis House to stabilize guests in Income, Housing, and Behavioral Health.

Major Responsibilities

  • Teach a holistic 14-week life skills and employment readiness curriculum to a cohort of 11 students for the Moving Ahead Program (MAP)
  • Deliver culturally responsive workforce readiness services and effectively interact with people across cultures, ranges of ability, genders, ethnicities, and races
  • Incorporates wellness and soft skill development into classroom
  • Participate, motivate and support student through program and application processes
  • Effectively manage the classroom dynamics and foster learning among adult learners with diverse backgrounds, abilities and needs, including many who have struggled to succeed in formal learning environments in the past
  • Coordinate with internal and external partners to facilitate scheduling of mock interviews, financial literacy, computer literacy, Mass Hire webinars, job fairs, etc.
  • Collaborate with internal and external services providers around the behavioral health, income, and housing needs of students as needed
  • Keep accurate records of work with students in all required databases including HMIS and Mass Hire Moses

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to manage a classroom that fosters learning among adult learners with diverse backgrounds, abilities and needs, including many who have struggled to succeed in formal learning environments in the past
  • Experience with teaching/instructional role required or experience facilitating groups
  • Experience with providing direct service to vulnerable populations in a human service setting required
  • Experience providing case management services, employment, career counseling, job training or other workforce development related services preferred
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish required
  • Basic understanding of and commitment to taking a person-centered, recovery-oriented, and trauma-informed approach
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; Google Suite knowledge a plus
  • Proficient with basic reporting/data entry; technically savvy – strong digital literacy skills a must
  • Live within commuting distance of SFH’s downtown Boston location

Since 1984, St. Francis House’s programs have served those experiencing homelessness and poverty. They offer a comprehensive array of services, all available under one roof, available 365 days of the year. They transform lives using a holistic approach to understand and address behavioral health, housing, and employment needs.

The St. Francis House Philosophy of Care is committed to providing trauma-informed, recovery-oriented, and person-centered care.  It guides everything SFH does – how they work with Guests and how they work together as an entire agency and community. Each staff person is expected to learn, understand, and apply these principles in their everyday work.

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    • Location: Boston, MA
    • Level: Associate
    • Job category: Other Area(s)
    • Industries: Non-Profit Organization Management Mental Health Care
    • Reference: JOB-3771