Teacher – Bilingual (Spanish-Speaking)
Noank Community Support Services is looking for a year-round Teacher for our Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Residential Youth Shelter. The Teacher is responsible for providing Unaccompanied Children (UC) with individual level-appropriate education which concentrates primarily on the development of basic academic competencies and secondarily on English Language Training. This is a full-time, salaried position.
- Responsible for assessing the educational needs of each UC in care
- Prepares daily lesson plans; makes instructional presentations; conducts discussions; encourages practice; and corrects student work in a manner that promotes language competence.
- Adjusts instruction to objectives and individual needs on a daily basis
- Provides individual students with positive and prompt feedback on their progress
- Helps develop and use language resources to support and supplement instructional activities. Renews competence and keeps abreast of new knowledge, research, and practice in language instruction and applies this knowledge to improve the instructional program.
- Works with one-on-one and small groups to remediate diagnosed weaknesses.
- Completes other duties that may be assigned by the Program Director.
The Teacher is required to have a Bachelor’s Degree and certification by the state, Teaching English as a Second Language/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages certification, or other appropriate accrediting body. The Teacher is required to be bilingual (Spanish-Speaking) as the UC in our care primarily speak Spanish.The Teacher is required to be able to operate a personal computer with proficiency in the use of web-based platforms and Microsoft Word. The applicant must pass a national background check conducted by fingerprints, a state police background check, a drug screening exam, a CT DCF protective service background check, and a motor vehicle check.
Part Time Life Skills Companion
We are looking for part time Life Skills Companions for work in the community. Life Skills Companions provide face-to-face supportive assistance that enables our adult clients to maintain a home/apartment, encourages the use of existing natural supports, and fosters involvement in social and community activities. Service activities include: performing household tasks, providing instructive assistance, or cuing to prompt the participant to carry out tasks (e.g., meal preparation; routine household chores, cleaning, laundry, shopping, and bill-paying; and participation in social and recreational activities), and; providing supportive companionship. The Life Skills Companion may also provide instruction or cuing to prompt the participant to dress appropriately and perform basic hygiene functions; supportive assistance and supervision of the participant, and; short-term relief in the home for a participant who is unable to care for himself/herself when the primary caregiver is absent or in need of relief.
- Possess at least a high school diploma or GED.
- Possess a valid driver’s license.
- Must be able to pass a criminal background check, DMV check, and drug test.
- Must have access to a reliable vehicle.
- Experience working with clients with chronic mental illness and working with clients in-home preferred.
Driver for Student Transportation Vehicle – Per Diem
We are looking for per diem drivers with a “V” endorsement to transport our clients to and from school and other appointments.
Requirements for this position include:
- Must have and maintain a “V” endorsement.
- Must be 21+ years old.
- Must have a minimum of 3 years of driving experience.
- Must have a clean driving record.
- Must pass a criminal and Dept of Children and Families background check.
- Must pass a drug test.