Specific Responsibilities:  The RYSE teacher will report to the Program Manager to ensure successful educational outcomes for participants. This includes developing and delivering individualized learning plans through needs assessments, goal setting, and ongoing guidance. The teacher will leverage their expertise in adult education best practices to foster a positive and engaging learning environment. Their passion for teaching extends beyond academics as they support participants in overcoming challenges, maintaining motivation, and connecting them with vital educational resources.

Salary: $45,000-$55,000


  • Conduct assessments to identify individual needs and create personalized learning plans for GED preparation, high school equivalency credits, and college prep.
  • Deliver engaging and effective group and individual instruction.
  • Provide ongoing support and guidance throughout the educational journey.
  • Develop curriculum to enhance academic achievement and independent living skills, including home economics, financial literacy, and tenant/community engagement.
  • Connect young parents to parenting education resources.
  • Provide quality trauma-informed care that fosters resilience and well-being.
  • Support participants’ adjustment and motivation, offering crisis intervention when necessary.
  • Assist in youth development of self-regulation skills and impulse control.
  • Coach and guide youth in navigating resources related to independent living, education, vocational training, health, and leadership development.
  • Monitor participant progress and meticulously maintain accurate records.
  • Prepare and submit required reports.
  • Actively participate in staff meetings, training events, and relevant committees.
  • Uphold RYSE Center’s high standards as outlined by its mission and core values.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and privacy regarding all participant information, adhering to HIPAA guidelines.

QualificationsBachelor’s degree in education social work or related field with two years equivalent experience is preferred. Two years experience working with at-risk youth preferred.  Must be willing to develop or possess working knowledge of trauma-informed care.  Able to work in a very diverse setting with people of all backgrounds, culture and orientation. Demonstrated leadership and problem solving abilities, training skills, creativity, and public speaking. Ability to provide quality trauma-informed services in a fast-paced environment, specializing in crisis intervention and de-escalation, motivational interviewing, and Seeking Safety. Ability to (re) prioritize and multi-task is a must.  Able to be cleared to drive and have valid driver’s license with own transportation.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. In the
course of performing the job, this position typically involves time sitting, standing, climbing stairs, walking, driving, carrying (50lbs), and lifting (50lbs), bending, stooping. Operating a computer keyboard, firm/strong grasping, and repetitive hand control. Makes and receives telephone calls. Use of general office equipment copier, fax machine and basic office equipment. Subjected to outside environmental conditions.

Work Environment:
The employee may be in contact with individuals and families in crisis who may be ill, using
substances and/or not attentive to personal health and safety for themselves. The employee may
experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the client’s use of alcohol
and drugs, and the lack of personal care. The employee must be ready to respond quickly and
effectively to many types of situations, including crisis situations and potentially hostile situations.

This is a grant-funded position with a start date of September 1, 2024. The initial term is for one year, with the possibility of extension contingent upon grant renewal and program performance.

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