Basic Skills Specialist
The SSS Basic Skills Specialist is responsible for designing and instructing basic skills classes, workshops and tutorial sessions for SSS participants. Instruction will include basic reading, English and math. The SSS Basic Skills Specialist will work closely with the SSS Academic Coordinator to assist participants in meeting their individual objectives and will work with SSS staff to meet project objectives. The Basic Skills Specialist will coordinate and supervise Peer Tutors and will report directly to the SSS Director.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Implement individualized instructional plans for each SSS participant’s IEP and the project objectives.
Identify needs for supplemental developmental studies and ESL instruction and coordinate course of action.
Serve as liaison to college faculty and learning centers.
Prepare performance and attendance reports for participants utilizing basic skills and instructional services through SSS.
Coordinate peer tutor training and services, schedules, including matching tutors with participants, recording and tracing participant progress and attendance.
Recommend instructional materials, including software, appropriate to participant needs.
Supervise peer tutors.
Provide academic/degree advising to participants.
Work with participants in individual and/or group settings in the areas of academic skills development.
A bachelor’s degree in reading, English, math, developmental studies, or related field.
At least one year’s experience in basic skills.
A demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of disadvantaged students.
At least one year’s experience in higher education, preferably a community college.
A master’s degree in reading, English, math, developmental studies, or related field.
At least one year’s experience working in a TRIO (SSS) project, or similar/related project for disadvantaged students.
A background similar to that of eligible SSS participants.
Fluency in Spanish.
Experience with ESL.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to faculty and other employees of the college.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.