In an atmosphere of dignity and respect, Inspiration Corporation helps people who are affected by homelessness and poverty to improve their lives and increase self-sufficiency through the provision of social services, employment training and housing. Since 1989, Inspiration Corporation has assisted thousands of individuals and families affected by homelessness, extreme poverty and recent incarceration - serving as a catalyst for self-reliance.
At Inspiration Corporation, employees live this mission by demonstrating the following core values. Inspiration Corporation believes that these core values are what make the organization one of Chicago’s leading facilitators of personal transformation, and a great place to work:
Act with compassion
Pursue growth and learning
Take care of ourselves so we can help others
Work greater together
Create a fun and productive environment
The Trainer is a part-time, hourly position in the foodservice training program. The position requires six hours of teaching a week, plus prep time, for four weeks, with a week off between classes. Classes are comprised of ten to thirteen adult job seekers, who may face a variety of challenges to getting into the labor market, including a criminal back ground, history of mental illness or substance abuse, lack of transferrable skills and an unstable family situation. The Trainer will deliver an existing employability skills curriculum developed by Inspiration Corporation that is designed to meet the needs of these participants. The career advancement classes compliment the instruction that students are also receiving in culinary skills.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:
Conduct dynamic, engaging and participatory career advancements workshops on topics designed to lead to graduates being valued and satisfied employees once they enter the labor market. Topics include mindfulness, goal setting, self-care, communication, developing a positive mental attitude, and interview techniques.
Add to the current curriculum with engaging activities that enrich participant learning and understanding.
Communicate with Participant Support Specialist to help participants address employment barriers.
Maintain records, including weekly case notes on participants' progress.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES No supervisory responsibilities.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The following requirements are representative of the education, experience and skills necessary for the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university preferred or equivalent life experience; two years’ experience in an adult teaching or training environment required; proficiency in Windows and Microsoft Office Suite required; candidates who have worked with impoverished populations preferred.
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 this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is frequently required to stand. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10-20 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Conducts training classes at Inspiration Corporation’s office during standard office hours.
Inspiration Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.
Email resume & cover letter to:firstname.lastname@example.org.Please include “Trainer" in the subject line of your email
*Any questions regarding the position should be directed to the HR Generalist. Please do not call or email other Inspiration Corporation staff members regarding the position.
About Inspiration Corporation
In an atmosphere of dignity and respect, Inspiration Corporation assists individuals and families affected by homelessness, extreme poverty and recent incarceration.Inspiration Corporation was founded in 1989 by Lisa Nigro, a police officer who was searching for a personal response to the people she encountered on her beat. Lisa borrowed her nephew's red wagon, filled it with coffee and sandwiches, and pulled it around the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago, offering a little dignity and respect to the people she encountered.Over time, the wagon grew into a bus, and eventually a full-service cafe, where men and women experiencing homelessness could sit down, order off a menu, and be served. In the years that followed, Inspiration Corporation expanded its services beyond simply meals, to include case management, supportive services, housing and job training.Inspiration Corporation's mission, core values and dynamic culture create an exciting and rewarding workplace. Join our team, and be inspired.