Classroom Instructor

Roanoke, VA

  • Department: This Valley Works
  • Posting Date: 1/28/2020
  • Closing Date: Open until filled
  • Salary: $15.00/Hourly
  • Code: YCI- TVW




Provide individual and group literacy instruction and basic computer literacy training for youth ages 14-24 to support specific student needs and goals, including: GED preparation, literacy and numeracy remediation, credit retrieval, entrance tests for college, military and apprenticeships.



Supervised by:      Program Manager

Supervises:            N/A

Coordinates with:  Other YALE staff, Roanoke City and County Schools, Court Service Units 23 and 23A, Virginia Western Community College, Other TAP staff



  • Assesses learning needs using the TABE and other diagnostic tools, and makes appropriate plans to accommodate individual learning abilities.
  • Works with students to set educational goals after the first six hours of instruction that are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely.
  • Pre and post-tests students to determine increase in educational functioning level after every 30 hours of instruction.
  • Works with the with the case management team to develop the academic component of students’ Individual Career Plans.
  • Utilizes computer lessons when appropriate.
  • Integrates learning from worksite into classroom lessons and assists worksite staff in integrating classroom materials into worksite efforts.
  • Maintains attendance log and participant files and/or portfolios.
  • Completes additional certificate training programs as required by the Department of Education.
  • Administers student follow up surveys every 30 days and at exit.
  • Conducts weekly meetings with a caseload of approximately 7 students; and conducts biweekly follow-up calls for nine months with students after program completion.
  • Schedules students to take GED test and coordinates with school districts re student progress and credit retrieval.
  • Works with other team members to coordinate workshops on life skills and job readiness.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by manager and/or Assistant Director.



  • Knowledge of effective instructional techniques and materials, as well as other resources.
  • Strong computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Good, effective verbal and writing skills.



  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university, preferably with a teaching certificate and/or with experience in classroom instruction. Reading specialist training a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide individualized and group instruction to youth and/or young adults.
  • Three to five years previous work experience preferred.
  • Experience working with at-risk youth.



  • A valid Virginia Operator’s license with a good driving record and reliable transportation for insurance purposes.
  • Must pass drug screening.  Some positions require positive complete background screening including:  criminal, sex offender and child protective services.
  • Physical activity of this position – climbing; ascending and descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like; stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, use of fingers for – picking, pinching, and typing; grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, repetitive motion of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Physical requirements of this position – sedentary work; exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Visual acuity requirements – close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.
  • Conditions subject to in this position – worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.


This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and general nature and level of work associated with the job.  It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties that may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given.


Every TAP employee shares in TAP’s responsibility to “Mobilize Community Resources” in support of TAP’s anti-poverty efforts.


TAP hires only U.S. Citizens and lawfully authorized aliens.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug-Free Workplace

Bilinguals Encouraged to Apply