Job Description

Adult Education Instructor

Position Title: Adult Education Instructor
Department: Adult Education
Supervisor: Director of Adult and Alternative Education

Description of Essential Functions (critical tasks):

Job Summary: Implement classroom instruction for adult students in either an ABE/GED or ESL setting. ABE/GED Instructor will prepare the student for the High School Equivalency exam. ESL Instructors will prepare individuals with basic reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in English as well as norms and practices of American Society.
  • Teach appropriate adult education course.
  • Maintain continual evaluation of student attendance and academic progress.
  • Promptly submit student records and attendance to the Director of Adult and Alternative Education or her designee.
  • Meet individually with adult education students to help in the transition to other adult education or college programs.
  • Develop professional relationships with the Illinois Department of Human Services, civic, and other social service agencies.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with outside social agencies and training programs that could assist students in achieving academic and personal success.
  • Assist with recruitment and retention of adult education students.
  • Responsible to obtain 8 hours of professional development per academic year.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Specific Functional Job Requirements

Education: Bachelor's degree required.
Experience: Working with individuals with varying degrees of academic abilities and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Knowledge: Excellent communication skills, empathetic listening skills, and good organizational skills.
Skills Adult education philosophy, accurate record keeping.
Personal: Ability to work with a variety of individuals from various socioeconomic backgrounds.
Physical: Ability to travel, some evening work.
Machines and equipment used: Calculator, personal computer, fax machine, and copier.

General Employment Statement

A. Length of training and Probationary Period: 90 days
B. Hours of Work Day: 29 hours per week max
C. Group Affiliation: Part time Grade Level:
D. Condition of Employment: Board policy/grant funded
E. Position: N

Job Demands

Some = 1-3 hours/day Frequently = 4-6 hours/day Very Frequently = 7+ hours/day

Job Demand None Some Freq Very Freq
Standing Y
Walking Y
Sitting Y
Climbing Y Y
Bending Y
Stooping/Kneeling Y
Crawling Y
Repetitive Motions: Hand-Wrist Y
Repetitive Motions: Elbow Y
Lifting: 0-25 lbs Y
Lifting: 26-50 lbs Y
Lifting: 51-75 lbs Y
Lifting: 76-100 lbs Y
Lifting: 100+ lbs Y
Carrying: 0-25 lbs Y
Carrying: 26-50 lbs Y
Carrying: 50+ lbs Y
Pushing/Pulling: 0-25 lbs Y
Pushing/Pulling: 26-50 lbs Y
Pushing/Pulling: 51-75 lbs Y
Pushing/Pulling: 76-100 lbs Y
Pushing/Pulling: 100+ lbs Y

Physician Requirements

Physical Requirements Required
Manual Dexterity (Hand/Eye Corrd) Y
Hear Alarms/Telephone/Tape Recorder N
Finger Dexterity N
Color Vision Y
Visual Acuity - Far Y
Visual Acuity - Near Y
Depth Perception Y
Use of Respiratory Protection
Appropriate Safety Equipment

Hazards/Exposure to:

Type Required
Toxic/Caustic Chemicals or Detergents N
Extreme Conditions (Hot/Cold) N
Dust N
Moving Mechanical Parts
Potential Electrical Shock
Electro Magnetic Energy (Laser)
High Pitched/Loud Noises
Blood Borne Pathogens: Type: Body Fluids
Blood Borne Pathogens: % of Time: 80%
Gaseous Risk

Hazards/Exposure to:

Judgment and Reasoning Required
Manage Stress Appropriately Y
Handle Multiple Priorities Y
Make Decisions Under Pressure Y
Work Alone Y
Manage Anger/Fear/Hostility/Appropriately Y
Work in Area that are Confined or Crowded Y