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Sr. Technical Instructor

Washington, DC | HR

Job Description

Technical Instructor Position Description


Duties and Responsibilities

Brief Description of Duties:  As the Technical Instructor responsible for the coaching and providing follow-up services to youth committed to the DC Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, the incumbent has responsibility for carrying out the following Functions: Promotes and develops employment and on-the-job training opportunities for youth: provides extensive follow-up support and retention via phone calls: site-visits: ensures all re-entry youth complete the career development/employability assessment using the Career Explorer assessment tool; develops and individualized career development plan for each re-entry youth that can incorporated into the young person’s  individual development plan (IDP): provides workshops and instruction to youth that build employability skills and prepare youth for work experiences, employment, and careers: refers youth to the Department of Employment Services (DOES) Youth One-Stop, connects youth to appropriate workforce development training and education program placements; provides follow-up support to youth after placement to promote retention in the placement and support their on-going career planning and progression:

Skills and Abilities

Experience in teaching job readiness skills, including counseling to youth on vocational, education and/or social adjustment problems affecting their employability or satisfactory job adjustment. Knowledge of  workforce development strategies to assist youth and young adults with all aspects of their career development, including assessment, career exploration , career planning, placement and follow-up support that maximizes job retention and career advancement. Ability to do the following Technical Instructor job functions:

  • Assist youth in exploring and making decisions about career pathways;
  • Assist youth in identifying personal interests, skills strengths, experience, and goals;
  • Assist youth in identifying influences that affect their decision-making (i.e. family, friends finances);
  • Assist youth with defining short and long-term employment goals and creating individualized career development plans;
  • Develop individualized workforce plans;
  • Provide individual and group services on educational and career development;
  • Collect and share information with youth about community opportunities for education and training;
  • Engage family, caretakers and other relevant parties in the ensuring the youth’s workforce success;
  • Assist youth with developing intervention strategies for work adjustments and vocational training; and
  • Assist youth with identifying motivators to achieve goals and provide youth with feedback.

Ranking Factors

Ranking Factor #1: Demonstrated ability to develop employment and on-the-job training opportunities in the community for hard-to-serve populations;

Ranking Factor #2: Demonstrated ability to established and maintain relationships with local employers to promote consideration of court-involved individuals for hire in unsubsidized and subsidized jobs and internships.

Ranking Factor #3: Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with youth one-on-one

Ranking Factor #4: Demonstrated connections to local employer and knowledge of the regional labor market

Ranking Factor #5: Demonstrated ability to conduct training for employers and coaching for youth



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