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Transition Coach (Part time) – Cicero, IL

Morton College  Cicero, IL

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Morton College/Cicero, IL

Required Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree with coursework or related experience in academic advising, counseling and/or social work. Experience teaching adults, and training or coursework in teaching reading or math. Familiarity with the needs of undereducated and disadvantaged adults. Must be able to demonstrate the Morton College core values of compassion, fairness, respect, responsibility, tolerance and truth.

Desirable Qualifications:
Experience working with disadvantaged adults; public speaking experience; experience using technology in the classroom and as a way to engage with students outside the classroom; Master’s Degree in related discipline (Education, Counseling, Social Work, English, or Math).

Job Summary:
Collaborate with Adult Education instructor to support the instruction of Introduction to the World of Work and other classes as assigned; Counsel and advise Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education and Advanced ESL students about academic programs; assist students in completing an Individual Education and Career Plan; and support students in the various transitions they encounter as they progress through the adult education program.

Essential Job Functions
• Collaborate with Adult Education Instructors in delivery of instruction of the World of Work
• Assist students with the completion of an Individual Education and Career Plan based on their assessment results and personal goals.
• Help students select appropriate educational activities to meet the requirements for completion of HSEC or ELA program.
• Follow-up with assigned students to ensure completion of the first term of leveled classes.
• Counsel students as needed to assist them in overcoming barriers in their lives.
• Monitor student progress and assign lessons on educational software programs to support student learning.
• Make placement recommendations based on placement test results, diagnostic assessments, and student performance in classes and other educational activities.
• Work with students as they transition from one step of the program to another, especially when they are at the ASE level.
• Attend required meetings and training sessions.
• Submit student attendance records and other paperwork as required.

Other Duties:
• Introduce students to software programs that meet their educational needs.
• Present workshops on various topics as requested.
• Conduct college tours and coordinate guest speakers from various college programs, as part of the introduction to the World of Work.
• Complete professional development activities as required by ICCB/AEFL.
• Assist with the administration of placement test, and interpret placement tests and diagnostic assessments to students in coordination with the ARTS Specialist.
• Perform other duties and special projects as assigned

Work Environment:
• Regular office and work schedule within an office environment, with standard office equipment available. May need to work various work hours as defined by the needs of the department.

Physical Demands:
• Have the ability to stand for a specified period of time to carry out essential and other duties of the job.
• Be able to carry textbooks, lift boxes weighing up to 15-20 lbs. up to 15% of the time.

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