Full Time ABE/ASE/ESL Transition Advisor/Coach – Grant Funded

ABE/ASE/ESL Transition Advisor/Coach – Grant Funded


Adult Education

Description of Position:

The Transitions Advisor/Coach for ABE/ASE/ESL is responsible for the well-being and educational success of the adult population of District #510, specifically in the Bridge and the ICAPS Classes and later in their college classes. Works with students as they move from level to level, program to program, assisting with their transitions, as well as the completion of their high school equivalency, and any other industry-recognized or college-issued certificates.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs liaison functions between the site and the college, traveling to each Adult Education site during day and evening hours; fosters relationships with libraries, community centers and outreach programs to assist in marketing Adult Education programs to staff and residents of the community, including local legislators.
  • Interview students to facilitate in the development of the Student Achievement Plan, most specifically to assist students with assessment of their academic goals and in making career plans and choices.
  • Monitors student attendance and identifies patterns of non-attendance.
  • Assists in the development of retention strategies.
  • Makes referrals to social service agencies that help students’ learn to manage home, personal or community issues.
  • Organizes student trips to job fairs and work-related sites.
  • Assist students in signing up for the High School Equivalency Exam and completing the FAFSA.
  • Maintain student records, documenting activities and progress.
  • Attend staff developmental workshops and conferences related to training and knowledge of the position.
  • Responsible for instructing ABE/ASE/ESL classes several times per week; giving lessons on job interviewing skills, test taking strategies, job hunting, essay writing and computer literacy.
  • Responsible for helping students find jobs, improve/create resumes, and learn about proper work attire, work practices and professional language.
  • Implement goals and procedural directives of the Department of Adult Education.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Adult Education.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work, or related field.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a strong background in the English language.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and insurance, as travel between Adult Education sites is required.
  • Must successfully pass criminal background check.

Preferred Knowledge:

  • Master’s degree and Illinois credentials.
  • Trained in administering and evaluating the Test of adult Basic Education (TABE) and Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System,
    Certified i-Pathways Instructor.
  • Certified Evidence Based Reading Instructor (EBRI).
  • Working knowledge of Career Coach module.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Power Point.


This is a regular full-time Grant-funded position for 40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year.
Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of grant funds. The annual salary is $47,800.

Begin Deadline:

April 18, 2022

Application Deadline:

Until positions are filled.

Application Procedure:

Please submit cover letter, resume and credentials via email to: resumebank@ssc.edu.

Please include the title of the position applying for in the subject line.