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JOBS AT OPP®

If you are interested in working at Our Piece of the Pie ®, Inc., (OPP ®), please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@opp.org.

OPP celebrates diversity in its workforce and is committed to promoting equal opportunity for individuals at all levels. OPP ensures equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religious creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, mental retardation, learning disability, or physical disability, including but not limited to blindness.

Current Openings (SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW DESCRIPTION):

  1. Certified Academic Specialist (All Subjects, Hartford)
  2. Workforce Development Specialist (Hartford)
  3. Special Education (Temporary, Path Academy Windham)

1) Certified Academic Specialist (All Subjects, Hartford, CT)

Regular, Part-Time (Hartford: 8-10 hours/week)

Summary
The certified academic specialist is responsible for delivering supplemental academic services based on each student’s need, derived from a referral form. The Specialist will coordinate with the Academic Coordinator to deliver all appropriate services and requirements.

OPP offers a rigorous blended learning academic environment for our youth, one that sets high expectations, is data-driven, and effectively blends individualized online curriculum with student-centered project-based learning.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide academic support services in accordance with Referral for each student;
  • Modify and develop your tutoring skills to meet individual tutee needs and to adjust to learning styles of students;
  • Meet with assigned students on a punctual and consistent basis, informing students and staff when the need to cancel/reschedule a session arises;
  • Inform students and appropriate staff about students’ progress on regular basis;
  • Demonstrate the ability to explain concepts to youth;
  • Maintain complete and accurate student records and provides appropriate documentation of student success in a timely manner;
  • Available to work 8-10 hours/week during 2014/15 academic year
  • Serve as appropriate role model internally and externally by maintaining a positive attitude;
  • Serve as appropriate role model internally and externally by maintaining a positive attitude;
  • Attend in-service training, as necessary
  • Demonstrate knowledge and support of Organization’s  mission, values, standards, policies and procedures, confidentiality standards, and code of ethical behavior;
  • Accomplish tasks as appropriately assigned or requested.

Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution
  • Certification: CT Secondary Education Certification

2) Workforce Development Specialist (Hartford, CT)

Regular, Full -Time

Summary
The Workforce Development Specialist is responsible for engaging youth ages 14-24 in employment related activities such as Career Competency Training, Internships and/or Job Placements and Retention Support. Workforce Development Services offers an array of services/activities that prepare youth (17-24) for the workforce. Workforce Development Specialist assists youth with their transition from Career Competency Development Training (CCDT) to employment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Administering career assessments/Interest Inventories.
  • Engaging youth in career counseling/planning.
  • Facilitating/coordinating Career Competency Development Training (i.e. Job Readiness Training), financial Literacy workshops (including identifying guest speakers) and Work Readiness Credential and Vocational Certification.
  • Identifying, developing and sustaining employment-related relationships.
  • Assisting youth with the development of a professional portfolio.
  • Offering job placement assistance, job coaching and retention support.

Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelors Degree required, preferably in Education, Counseling, or related.
  • Experience: Two years of academic, career, and/or financial aid counseling experience required; Understanding of WIOA eligibility guidelines and measures; knowledge of issues related to postsecondary access, including target populations, community agencies, colleges, etc.

3) Special Education Teacher, Path Academy Windham (Temporary; Windham, CT)

Temporary (12-weeks), Full-Time

Summary
The Special Education teacher is the primary person responsible for delivering services based on each student need and individual education plan (IEP). The teacher will coordinate with certified and non-certified staff to deliver all appropriate serves and requirements.  

Path Academy offers a rigorous blended learning academic environment for our youth.  One that sets high expectations, data-driven, and effectively blends individualized online curriculum with student-centered project-based learning.

Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree in Education preferred.
  • Certification: CT Special Education Certification

 

 If you are interested in any of the positions noted above please submit cover letter & resume to jobs@opp.org