Adult Education & Child Development Associate Instructor (part-time)

The teaching schedule for this position will be Thursdays from 6-9 p.m.

Position Summary:

The Adult Education & Child Development Associate Instructor is part of the Child Development Associate (CDA) Program team at Briya Public Charter School — a leading two-generation education program serving adults and young children in Washington, DC. Briya is a Tier One Public Charter School, consistently achieving the highest educational outcomes through its innovative, family-centric programming.

Briya’s year-long Child Development Associate program equips students to provide high-quality care and education as early childhood teachers, home visitors or directors of licensed childcare homes or centers.

Briya has a strategic partnership with Mary’s Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center, further strengthening students with comprehensive medical, dental, and social services. In addition the CDA Program, Briya offers a Medical Assistant Program as well as a Two-Generation Program in which parents attend learn ESL, parenting, and digital literacy while their young children attend early childhood classes right across the hall.

The Adult Education & CDA Instructor position may include, but is not limited to, the following tasks and responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach Adult Education & CDA classes, integrating reading, writing, math, and computers skills into instruction. Provide quality instruction that fosters an academic learning climate, that actively supports teaching and learning, and that implements the curriculum with fidelity.
  • Integrate the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adults, CASAS Competencies, and CASAS Content Standards into goal setting and instruction. Design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments incorporating contemporary tools, technologies, and resources to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to be effective workers.
  • Develop daily lesson plans that include objectives, instructional activities with differentiated instruction, and assessment and that are appropriate to the needs and interests of the students in the program. Utilize effective strategies that provide opportunities for student learning and active engagement in the learning process. Meet the needs of students not making reasonable progress toward achieving school and personal goals.
  • Track and evaluate student reading and math progress using the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS). Ensure students increase an educational functioning level (EFL) on the CASAS reading and math assessment.  Use assessments and evaluation data to monitor student learning, instructional effectiveness, and instructional decisions. Provide ongoing, informal assessments to provide increased instructional opportunities.  Assist with the coordination of data collection.
  • Through contextualized instruction, develop learners’ reading, math and test-taking skills. Design practice CASAS items based on the CDA content.
  • Integrate professionalism, soft skills in the classroom and work setting, and study skills into instruction preparing students for the CDA course, portfolio, and practicum as well as employment.
  • Track student attendance and retention closely. Call students who are absent on a weekly basis.
  • Provide a safe and orderly learning environment.
  • Meet individually with students for Student-Teacher Conferences to discuss the students’ goals and progress.
  • Work with CDA coordinator to ensure that students are provided information and referrals for families regarding social, health, legal, and educational resources and opportunities available in the area. Refers students to Student Services Coordinator as needed.
  • Work with the Coordinator to order the materials and supplies needed for the CDA class.
  • Substitute teach for the ESL or CDA classes as needed.
  • Assist in planning student recognition and graduation ceremonies.
  • Supply information and data needed for reporting and work with the monitoring teams.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings, trainings, and retreats as appropriate.

Competencies:

A successful Adult Education & Child Development Associate Instructor will excel in the following ways:

  • Teamwork – Can work well in multidisciplinary team setting with a variety of cultural and educational backgrounds and experiences. Contributes to building a positive team spirit, puts success of the team above own interests, and supports colleagues’ and students’ efforts to succeed.
  • Interpersonal Skills –Exhibits excellent interpersonal skills and able to build and sustain positive, productive relationships. Solves conflicts in cooperative manner; assumes accountability for own actions; and keeps emotions under control in a fast-paced, team-intensive environment.
  • Communication Skills – Has excellent written and verbal communication skills, particularly able to craft compelling case statements and articulate need for funding.
  • Cultural Sensitivity – Has a strong commitment to diversity, with respect and sensitivity to cultural and educational differences.
  • Flexibility – Can adjust personal schedule to participate in weekend and/or evening school events as needed. Also available to participate in Board meetings and cultivation events scheduled during and after office hours.

Briya Public Charter School also values and expects the following from its employees:

  • Professionalism – Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position. Follows established policies and procedures to support the overall function of the organization.
  • Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures, reports potentially unsafe conditions, and uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time, adhering to a schedule pre-determined between the employee and the supervisor.
  • Dependability – Follows instruction and responds to management direction. Takes responsibility for own actions.
  • Financial Management – Contributes to the financial health of the school through careful budgeting and cost-conscious decision-making.

Work Environment– Mostly in a typical office setting with quiet to moderate noise level. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Must be available to work evening hours.

Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in education, special education, or related field.
  • 2 years work experience and knowledge in the fields of adult education, special education, parenting, and early childhood development.
  • Excellent communication skills in English. Spanish preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, analytical, and organizational skills.

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please click here or email your resume and cover letter to tmurithi@briya.org.