Washington State Strategies for Success Instructor (WSS4 TBD) Seattle in Seattle, Washington


**This recruitment is open until filled. Applicant review begins on October 17, 2016. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time.

Note: This is a part-time, project position that will work a minimum of 20 hours per week. This position may work up to 39 hours per week depending on workload. This project position has an expected end date of October 31, 2018.**

Employment Security Department (ESD) is recruiting for a Strategies for Success Instructor (S4S Instructor) - WorkSource Specialist 4 (WSS4) position at WorkSource North Seattle. The S4S WSS4 position instructs adults participating in the Resources to Initiate Successful Employment (RISE) pilot through an intensive six-week life skills/soft skills course to increase their opportunities to be successful entering or reentering the workforce.


  • Prepare intensive course materials and lessons, using interesting and relevant assignments for students that demonstrate learning outcomes in a real-life setting.
  • Create and provide each student with clear course expectations, evaluations and timelines through carefully written topical outlines and approved, standardized syllabus. Ensure course and program learning outcomes are delivered as defined by the syllabus.
  • Develop curriculum and provide classroom instruction for a diverse population.
  • Suitably challenge, engage, serve and communicate with students to encourage their participation and learning while maintaining mutual value and respect.
  • Identify at-risk students and communicate with case manager to specific academic support services; respond to students questions on a timely basis.
  • Ensure the customer understands and follows all employment and training directives, expectations, and performance standards.
  • Maintain and submit accurate records of attendance, student progress and achievements.
  • Record and maintain case notes, service plans, program-related expenditures, and exit outcomes; coordinate with other employment and training programs as necessary; enter new and/or updated data in multiple data management systems.
  • Develop and utilize a variety of instructional strategies appropriate to the needs of students, including the integration of technology, and guest speakers.
  • Effectively use a variety of instructional strategies that meet the student's needs, interests, and learning style.
  • Infuse technology and computer-aided instruction in the teaching and learning process.
  • Coordinate resources with partners; communicate and promote agency and partner programs and services to encourage maximum utilization of available incentives.
  • Contact potential employers to identify business needs and determine job opportunities for customers; conduct needs assessment of businesses employee needs; perform job development to promote the hiring of program participants develop and monitor on-the-job, work experience, and other training contracts. Qualifications

*Required qualifications: *

  • Working-level knowledge of characteristics associated with unemployed, dislocated, and disadvantaged populations.
  • Working-level oral communication skills - convey information orally according to the needs of the audience, and receive and understand spoken information.
  • Working-level knowledge of group facilitation techniques.
  • Working-level workload management skills - plan and organize assignments to create timely, accurate work products. Work efficiently, remain focused, and handle interruptions effectively.
  • Working-level analytical skills - use logic and reasoning to assess information, form logical conclusions, evaluate options, and make decisions or recommendations. *Desired qualifications: *

  • Experience instructing at-risk adult learners with multiple barriers, representing diverse ethnicities, cultures, socioeconomic groups and learning abilities.

  • Knowledge of current life/soft/basic skills instructional materials and appropriate teaching methodologies. Supplemental Information

Attach a resume to your on-line application (through the Add Attachment(s) field).

A resume will not substitute for the "work experience" section of the application.

Applications with comments such as "see attachments" or "N/A" in the supplemental question responses will be considered incomplete.

General suggestions for creating a good application packet:

  • Read the job posting very carefully. Find out as much as you can about the position.
  • Make sure you are very diligent in following all the application instructions. Include all requested documentation.
  • Make sure your application and supplemental question responses address how you meet each of the required and desired qualifications.
  • Carefully read each of the supplemental questions and respond completely to each one. Pay careful attention to each component of the question, providing examples, and thoroughly describing when and where you achieved the proficiency level, and detail the types of work you performed, the work products, etc., to demonstrate 'how'.
  • Specifically include all of your work experiences doing the same or similar work, especially if you reference work in these jobs in describing when/where you gained proficiency level skills.
  • Make sure your application reflects your best writing.

Other Information As a condition of employment, the successful candidate accepting this position must comply with the Union Security clause contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the State of Washington and the Washington Federation of State Employees.

For inquiries about this opportunity, please contact the Recruitment Team at 360-902-9560 or HRRecruiting@esd.wa.gov.

Individuals with disabilities needing assistance in the application process or needing this job announcement in an alternate format should provide their contact information via e-mail or telephone.

Employment Security Department is an equal-opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Washington Relay Service–711.

If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application, please contact careershelp@des.wa.gov or (360) 664-1960 or toll free (877) 664-1960.

Job Type: Project (limited duration)

Job Number: 2016-10218

Department: Employment Security Department

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $19.36 - $25.39 Hourly

Location: King County - Seattle - N. Seattle, WA