JCA SCSEP Computer Basics Trainer
We are searching for an enthusiastic Computer Trainer to promote computer literacy for adult job seekers age 55+. In this position, you will craft and present lessons, guide participants, find and help select instructional material, and track progress. The Computer Trainer should also ensure that equipment is in excellent working condition and that JCA meets or exceeds current COVID-19 health and safety standards are met.
The Trainer should show flexibility and compassion as he or she helps students to develop confidence in their computer skills. An outstanding Computer Trainer will be aware of the socioeconomic factors that limit access to technology as well as the challenges of aging and will make a concerted effort to support older adults with little or no prior exposure to computers.
- Planning lessons and activities that ease participants‘ acquisition of beginner basic through intermediate computer skills.
- Instructing in a manner that develops students’ confidence in their abilities and their comfort with computers.
- Observing and managing students’ progress and job readiness.
- Utilizing projects, quizzes, and examinations as needed to build confidence and show participants’ progress.
- Tracking and communicating students’ progress throughout the classes.
- Ensuring that the computer training room meets COVID-19 health and safety standards and is free from food and drink at all times.’
- Preparing routing reports.
- Handling independently such basic administrative tasks as generating routine correspondence, photocopying materials and maintaining files.
- Carries out all duties and responsibilities in a manner that protects the health information of JCA clients and that conforms to all state, county and federal rules, regulations or requirements of law related to client health information or privacy rights. This obligation will survive the termination of employment or the end of association with JCA regardless of the reason for such termination. (For current staff, violations of the privacy policies and procedures may result in sanctions up to and including termination.)
- Performing other duties as assigned.
Background, Education and Experience:
- A.A. degree
- At least two years’ experience teaching basic computer skills in the Microsoft Office suite, especially MS Word, MS Excel and Outlook.
- At least two years’ experience in workforce development or teaching English as a Second Language.
- Certificate in first aid
- Excellent presentation abilities.
- Strong written and administrative skills.
- Nurturing, adaptable approach to instructing.
- Passionate about fostering computer literacy.
- Responsible for supervising classroom intern.
- Or any other combination of background, skills or experience that would render a candidate qualified for this position.
This is a project–based, grant–funded position for approximately 16 hours weekly with an expected duration of 12 weeks, but may not be consistent weeks.
Background check required.
Position reports to the SCSEP Director.