Home Care and Education Fund Instructors

Continuously seeking Instructors to teach the training curriculum in various languages such as English, Spanish, Korean, Armenian, Cantonese, or Mandarin with ability to teach in English and another language prefer.

Current Openings: 1 Full-time English-Spanish Instructor, 1-Part-Time English Instructor

The Center for Caregiver Advancement (CCA) is the largest provider of training for long-term care workers in California. Our mission is to build the workforce of highly trained caregivers that many Californians can’t live without. We champion training for all caregivers and work to make it universally accessible. We believe that trained caregivers should be respected and valued professionals, as they have proven to enhance the quality of life and save money for our overburdened healthcare system. Our efforts create jobs and upward mobility for the millions of people who are needed as caregivers in California. With the wave of the baby boomers in or approaching retirement age, 10,000 people will turn 65 every day for the next 15 years, which creates systemic pressures and the need for growth of the long-term care workforce.  CCA is working to enhance the skills of direct care workers, who are predominantly women of color and immigrants, that are needed to support this diverse aging population. Through advocacy work with many stakeholders in the aging community and our union partner, SEIU Local 2015, we are poised to participate in the building of an IHSS career pathways system that has been funded in the state budget.

As a part of CCA, the Education Fund is a Taft-Hartley ERISA Training fund, where skilled nursing facility workers receive training as a benefit.  As a labor management partnership, nursing home employers and SEIU Local 2015 work in partnership to support training programs for workers who are members of the bargaining units in approximately 80 facilities across the state. We provide skill building classes and certifications that both expand worker skills and help them maintain their licensure.

Date of Issuance or Revision: 11/22/2021                                      

Employment Status: 1-Full-Time Exempt and 1- Part-Time Non-Exempt

Depending on Program Reports to: Home Care Lead Instructor or designee or Education Fund, Senior Director of Programs

Location: California Statewide

Position Summary: Instructors teach to adult learners on a variety of topics relevant to the long-term care industry, including theory and practical skills necessary for quality caregiving in the home. In-person instruction may take place in a non-traditional classroom setting (i.e., banquet halls, church rectory rooms, park facilities) and online instruction takes place via Zoom. CCA provides instructors with the training curriculum and materials to support student learning, including a participant guide, trainer’s guide and PowerPoint slides. On occasion, the instructor may contribute to curriculum development and support with updating supplementary materials as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Develops and contributes to training curriculum, lesson plans, syllabus, competency checks, assignments, learning goals, and assessments to measure student performance.
  • For current openings, teaches the training curriculum in English and English and Spanish and creates an environment that facilitates student learning and achievement.
  • Adheres to the information and structure provided in the Trainer’s Guide, as standardization across all classes is key to the training program’s success.
  • Utilizes evidence-based teaching and learning strategies for instruction (i.e., provide explicit instruction, guided practice, skill reiteration, independently and collaboratively create lesson plans and related assessments, select and develop instructional materials that align with standards of success).
  • Tests students’ knowledge of terminology, basic concepts, and cluster principles to ascertain completion readiness.
  • Counsels and motivates students regarding classroom experience, course retention, acquisition of new skills, barriers to entry and/or study habits.
  • Coordinates with class coordinators and other staff as necessary to resolve issues affecting student training and retention.
  • Maintains classroom environment (behavior and surroundings) conducive to learning.
  • Takes student attendance and reviews weekly assignments
  • Maintains electronic records of student progress and updates student progress in our database on a daily basis and
  • Gathers and reports accurate data for each class, including pre-course and post-course assessment results, satisfaction survey results, instructor evaluations, etc.
  • Administers competency checks, remediation, and tutorial sessions.
  • Conducts weekly retention calls, texts, or emails to ensure student participation
  • Cultivates and maintains a climate free of harassment and intimidation that supports a respectful environment for instructors, staff, and students to work and learn.
  • Clearly communicates and consistently models appropriate professional behavior.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or health-related fields.
  • Prior teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach adult learners in an engaging manner. 
  • For current openings bilingual and fluent in English and Spanish, with ability to instruct in both languages preferred.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, Google Drive, and Zoom.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, ability, and ethnic backgrounds of adult learners.
  • Must be able to counsel and coach students.
  • Commitment to professional growth and development as well as continued improvement of teaching.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team setting.
  • Ability to work irregular hours including evenings and weekends.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to instruct classes.
  • Ability to communicate with others and exchange accurate information.
  • Ability to interact and communicate courteously and tactfully with managers, co-workers, students, vendors, and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, use tact, diplomacy, and exhibit problem solving skills, as well as multi-task and work well under pressure. 
  • Possession of valid CA Driver’s License and reliable transportation.
  • Strong commitment to social and economic justice.
  • Commitment to the goals, mission, and values of CCA.

Extent of Supervision Received: Operates independently on routine assignments. Minimal supervision should be required for the person who is handling the essential functions of this position in a competent manner. Moderate supervision with minimal instruction may be required for special non-routine projects. Exercises a high degree of independent initiative and decision-making.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment: Employees must recognize that working in the non-profit environment is demanding work, which sometimes requires working long or irregular hours.

  • Frequently remain in a stationary position 50 percent of the time.
  • Occasionally drive to multiple locations.
  • Occasionally required to stand.
  • Occasionally required to walk.
  • Continually required to sit.
  • Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity.
  • Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl.
  • Continually required to talk or hear.
  • Continually utilize visual acuity to operate equipment, read technical information, and/or use a keyboard.
  • Occasionally required to lift/push/carry items less than 25 pounds.
  • Occasionally exposure to outside weather conditions.
  • Specialized equipment, machines, or vehicles used consist of general office equipment such as computer, printer, telephone, calculator, keyboard, fax machine.      

Salary and Benefits: Part-time positions starting at $25/hour based on experience and qualification. Full-time position $65,000 – $70,000/annualized based on experience and qualifications. Full-time position eligible for excellent benefits including 100% employer paid medical, dental & vision for team member and eligible dependents, defined benefit pension plan and 401K plan. Company also offers a generous time off holiday schedule. Vacation and sick leave also available.

EEO Statement: At the Center for Caregiver Advancement (CCA) we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our services, and our community. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and staff. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve.

We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and we encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, bilingual and bicultural individuals, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CCA will consider for employment qualified applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with California Fair Chance Act and local Fair Chance Initiatives for Hiring Ordinances.

The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. CAA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is committed to compliance with all fair employment practices. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at jobs@advancecaregivers.org or you may call us at (213) 985-1508.

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