Life Skills/Workplace Instructor, ETSD

Life Skills/Workplace Instructor, ETSD

Full-Time, Regular


Anchorage, AK, US

Salary Range:$21.9300 To 26.1000 Hourly





Job Title:          Life-Skills/Workplace Competencies Instructor

Department:    Employment & Training Services Department (ETSD)

Reports To:      Case Management Coordinator

Supervises:       None

FLSA Status:    Non-Exempt

Pay Grade:        N4

Job Type:          Regular, Full-Time

AKBCU:             Yes      ICPA:   Yes


General Functions:

The Life-Skills /Workplace Competencies Instructor works with participants in both group and individual settings with the goal of enhancing their ability to obtain and maintain employment.  The Instructor will provide culturally appropriate motivational training in the areas of: identifying strengths, identifying and applying transferable skills, recognizing and transferring rural work experiences to the urban job market, how to navigate and be successful in an urban setting, using values and traditions to build and recognize strengths and self worth, goal setting, decision making, budgeting for success, workplace dress, workplace communication, assertiveness and self-concept, shopping and nutrition, parenting during change, boundary setting, relationship building, job-search strategies (resume, interviewing, & job search) and other identified areas of need to aid the participant’s progress into self sufficiency.  


The Life-Skills Instructor may lead job club activities and develop participant support and mentoring groups.  The Instructor may use traditional and workplace standards to stimulate learning and employability skills. In addition, the Instructor will conduct assessments to identify strengths, aptitudes, abilities, motor skills, career planning, academic levels, and other assessments that guide the participant in sound career and employment planning and attainment.  The Departments’ common goal is to “walk” with participants as they develop strength and skills to secure long-term employment. 


Duties and Responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Work with Case Managers, Employment & Training Center Staff, State of Alaska Employment Specialists, Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation and other CITC staff to identify life skill gaps and job skills which need to be addressed for the participant to make progress toward employment.
  • Promote and models goal setting, employment and workplace etiquette/ethics, and decision-making skills via individual mentoring or group classes.
  • Model and mentor healthy communication techniques, boundary setting in personal and work life.
  • Identify gaps in healthy life skill classes, groups or mentoring programs that incorporate traditional cultural strengths and values.
  • Design, mentor, instruct, or refer to other community resources in the identified life skill gaps which interfere in self sufficiency progress of participants.
  • Motivate and reinforce new patterns of behavior to better ensure participant progress.
  • Facilitate and administer life skills curriculum in one-on-one or group settings.
  • Maintain confidentiality according to regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Perform all other related duties as needed and assigned.


Job Specifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple activities.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent customer services skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a team atmosphere.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate group workshops.
  • Demonstrated ability to administer and interpret results of workforce development assessment tools.
  • Working knowledge of community resources focused on life skills.
  • Working knowledge of basic workplace etiquette and workplace ethics.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the social, health, education, and training and cultural needs of the Alaska Native and American Indian community.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.


Minimum Core Competencies: CITC Values, Respectful Leadership, Professionalism, Emotional Intelligence, Problem Solving/Critical Thinking, Communication Skills.


 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree and two (2) years experience as a case manager, job coach, work adjustor or life skills instructor.  Experience maybe substituted for the education requirement on a year-for year basis.
  • Experience in teaching adults in a classroom or workshop setting.
  • Valid Alaska Driver’s license and insurable under CITC automotive insurance, which requires a driver to be at least 21 years of age and have had a driver’s license for at least three years.
  • Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory report from a state and federal background check.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in the field of Adult or Vocational Education.
  • Experience in social services or non-profit settings.
  • Demonstrated knowledge Alaska Native and American Indian values and belief systems
  • Demonstrated ability to provide culturally competent services.


Physical Requirements: 

  • Primarily works in an office setting, with extended periods of time at a desk and on a computer. 


NATIVE PREFERENCE STATEMENT: Pursuant to the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975 (PL 93-638) and as further guided by CITC’s Native Preference Policy 6.120, CITC maintains preference in all phases of employment for Alaska Native, American Indian (AN/AI) and Native Hawaiian people, including direct lineal descendants and foster or traditionally adopted children. Also included is the non-Native head of household members for Native families, which provides foster or traditionally adopted Native children.




The information provided in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents within this job.  It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of employees assigned to this job.  Management has sole discretion to add or modify duties of the job and to designate other functions as essential at any time.  This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.


Anchorage, AK

25 day(s) ago