Employment Training Assistant - 2016

Employment Training Assistant Job Opening
Growing Home, a job training program for individuals with employment barriers, has
been working in Englewood for the past decade. The Employment Training department at
Growing Home is looking for a dynamic Employment Training Assistant to add to our
Top candidates will be energetic, committed to individual and social change, and willing
to assist in all aspects of our training program. The Employment Training Assistant will
have experience facilitating groups, mentoring and coaching individuals, and have strong
cultural competency skills. The Employment Training Assistant will primarily be tasked
with facilitating Growing Home’s unique job readiness training curriculum in the
classroom and in one-on-one settings.
The Employment Training Assistant works at the Wood Street Urban Farm, 5814 S.
Wood Street, and is supervised by the Employment Training Manager.
To apply, submit an application to [email protected] Your application must
consist of a cover letter, resume, and writing sample of at least one page. The writing
sample may be an example of professional correspondence, an essay or journalistic
article, a memo or similar. The subject line of your application email should be
“EMPLOYMENT TRAINING ASSISTANT.” Applications must be received by May
17, 2016 at 5:00 pm. Emails only; calls, in-person visits, and postal mail will not be
accepted. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Position Responsibilities
Ensures participants remain goal-driven throughout the program by
collaborating with employment training and farm enterprise staff
Serves as a regular classroom trainer; provides support to external facilitators
Plans, manages, and facilitates classroom lessons and activities as necessary
Provides one-on-one job search support, including resumes, cover letters and
job search
Assists in office support tasks and operations tasks as necessary
Assists in recruitment by participating in info sessions and application
sessions as necessary
Assists in case management and supportive service provision as necessary
Assists in providing referrals for employment as necessary
Assists in employer outreach and relationship development as necessary
2732 N. Clark, Suite 310, Chicago, IL 60614 773.549.1336
2732 N. Clark, Suite 310, Chicago, IL 60614 773.549.1336
Assists in reporting and data management as necessary
Serves as liaison to the Associate Board Program Committee
Participates in Graduate Advisory Council recruitment, engagement,
meetings, and activities as needed
• Bachelor’s degree in related field
• Excellent reading and writing skills; written communication must be error free
and professional
• Strong organizational and time management skills, including the ability to work
independently and problem-solve as needed
• Ability to open, edit, and save Microsoft Office and Google Docs, and send
emails; ability to learn computer programs quickly
• Strong communication skills, able to represent Growing Home
• Drivers license
2732 N. Clark, Suite 310, Chicago, IL 60614 773.549.1336