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Teacher of Academic Skills & HiSET Prep

Dover Adult Learning Center

Dover Adult Learning Center of Strafford County helps adults in the Strafford County area enhance their skills and improve their lives through basic education, work force preparation, high school completion, and enrichment classes. We help our students become more effective lifelong learners, family & community members, workers, and citizens. Adult and youth seeking to learn find opportunity, self onfidene and move toward economic self-sufficiency.

The following principles guide Dover Adult Learning Center board of directors, volunteers and staff in all programs and activities:

1. We treat participants with respect; we value their opinions and take their personal goals, experiences, and needs into account.

2. We individualize instruction, building on participants' strengths and prior learning, as well as helping them fill in their educational gaps and advance their basic academic skills.

3. We remove barriers to participation by providing an accepting atmosphere and by offering, whenever possible, a variety of learning options, various locations, flexible schedules, free or affordable classes, and support services such as child care, counseling, volunteer tutors and career pathways advising.

4. We seek the development of each participant to his or her fullest potential, designing educational experiences to maximize each person's independence and to empower people to carry out their personal, family, and political responsibilities and to become as economically independent as possible.

5. We emphasize opportunities for the least educated adults in our community, providing educational services for the broader population when such services do not interfere with our primary emphasis.

Prepare interactive lessons to teach adults and youth intermediate level academic skills: reading, writing, science, social studies and math, some preparing to pass the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) and/or Accuplacer (community college placement test). Part time 15- 28 hours per week, 30 weeks per year, school year only, multiple positions possible. School year only, opportunity for additional summer work as available. No benefits. Professional development opportunities. 


3 years teaching experience required; strong preference for adult education experience. Certification strongly preferred, but not required. Middle School or Special Ed desirable. Demonstrated ability to establish a supportive, encouraging relationship with students, create a comfortable, supportive classroom atmosphere and connect with diverse, non-traditional and at risk learners. Math and Languages Arts instruction required. 

  • Establish supportive, encouraging relationship with students; Create a comfortable, supportive class atmosphere; See that students adhere to the code of conduct and exhibit respect for other the physical environment and fellow students.
  • Interpret TABE/CASAS results in reading, math, language and/or listening in collaboration with a counselor/ESL Coordinator. Prepare a personal education plan for each student based on student’s skills, interests, and college and career goals.
  • Communicates high expectations of learners and motivates them to persist to meet their goals; Display an understanding of diversity.
  • Develop and deliver a curriculum that is aligned with the CCRS/ELP; Adhere to the best practices defined in the Adult Education Teacher Competencies (LINCS).
  • Teach new concepts to individual students and/or small groups; Address diverse learning styles, abilities, needs, and interests through differentiated instruction
  • Prepare lesson plans that are research based and which incorporate the essential components of reading, occupationally contextualized concepts and workplace preparation activities.
  • Provide and monitor AZTEC/Plato practice software for appropriate students; Provide distance learning materials and/or technology for appropriate students.
  • Assess student progress toward goals through formal and informal, ongoing assessment and feedback; encourage student self-reflection on learning.
  • Maintain student work file with notes about student goals, materials used, and checklist of work accomplished; be sure student has independent work available.
  • Select, order and use instructional resources that align with the students’ learning goals as well as the standards.
  • Plan with HSE students for appropriate test dates and for preparation such as sample tests.
  • Keep and submit daily attendance records for all students in class; Report to the counselor when students are absent more than two days in a row and/or their attendance rate drops consistently below 75%.
  • Work with volunteer coordinator to recruit volunteers as needed to provide additional one-to-one help for students; Oversee the work of all paid aides and volunteers assigned to your class.
  • Be in attendance for all scheduled classes, or arrange for substitute teacher with the approval of the director; Be on time to start students working promptly at the beginning of class.
  • Encourage participant activities that lead to personal empowerment, i.e., writing, voting, decision making.
  •  Attend staff meetings; Participate in and contributes to program improvement efforts.
  • Actively participate in professional development (at least 8 hours per school year); Refine instructional practices through reflection on experience, evidence, and data.
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Job Location:

Dover and Rochester

Date Added: June 10, 2021

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