In Southern California, there aren’t many opportunities for experienced, high caliber professionals to work in a large, distinguished ministry. The Orange County Rescue Mission has been serving the Least, the Last, and the Lost in our community for over 50 years. Our $22 million budget is funded solely by private donations, which enables us to provide meaningful, Christ-centered service to those in need, unencumbered by government regulation or restrictions. Employment at the Orange County Rescue Mission is a unique opportunity to make a profound impact in your community, while fulfilling your calling to serve Jesus Christ.
The Rescue Mission is seeking an experienced candidate to provide support the expansion of the OCRM High School Diploma Program by providing educational counseling, assistance, and academic support to the students at the Rescue Mission in effort to meet the needs and outcomes of completing high school credits and passing the Hi-SET equivalency exam. In addition, this position is responsible for developing OCRM’s vocational program under Mission University, including creation, implementation, and administration of vocational certificate program for OCRM student job assignments.
The Vision for the Orange County Rescue Mission’s High School Diploma program is to provide Rescue Mission students with the academic support and guidance needed to positively and effectively move them through the completion of their high school credits and successful completion and passing scores of the Hi-SET in effort to allow students to achieve the goal of graduation with a High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Certificate.
The Goal is to empower students through education, which will ultimately assist them in career development and self-sufficiency upon their exit from the Rescue Mission.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned):
- Provide initial student consultation and request transcripts from last high school attended by students
- Verify graduation or non-graduation status through transcripts
- Plan and instruct within multiple subjects (ie. Math, Science, Social Studies, and Reading/Writing) with lessons based off the HI-SET requirements
- Transport OCRM students via a van to the two day Hi-SET testing, remain their point of contact during their testing (5-6 times per calendar year)
- Prepare lessons, activities, and have curriculum for volunteer teachers and tutors.
- Email and correspond with volunteer teachers and tutors their lessons prior to them meeting with their OCRM HS student.
- Oversee the creation, implementation, and administration of vocational certificate program for OCRM student job assignments.
- Coordinate with Tustin Unified Adult Education Program administrators to determine credits and classes needed for completion of high school diploma
- Assess and monitor students’ educational needs and progress
- Maintain well organized and accurate documentation of credits completed to be shared with TUSD Adult Education.
- Report student progress to OCRM Success Center Manager and Case Managers
- Oversee weekly study hall hours for students at OCRM twice a week
- Document student study hall attendance and submit issues to case management
- Facilitate and follow up on one-to-one tutorial assistance between volunteer tutors and OCRM students; during the weekly class sessions as well as Study Hall and Saturday day sessions
- Hold various walk-in tutorial hours throughout the week to assist students with completion of coursework during their available study hours
- Hold orientation sessions for new volunteer tutors – daily/weekly follow ups with volunteers and tutors to keep them in touch with the OCRM student educational needs
- Maintain an active pool of volunteer tutors to assist with OCRM students in completion of coursework working with the OCRM volunteer coordinator
- Act as a liaison between volunteer tutors, OCRM students, and Success Center Manager
- Seek partnerships with companies and organizations to assist in donation of materials needed by students for completion of H.S. Diploma Program
- Create partnerships with local Colleges and Universities to maintain a pool of volunteers who are trained in education
- Provide assistance in supporting students’ educational aspirations beyond H.S. diploma
- Collect data and statistics on the success of program and analyze where improvements can be made.
- Maintain H.S. diploma programs for all OCRM campus including Double R Ranch and Corona Norco Rescue Mission.
- Oversee the creation, implementation and administration of the vocational certificate program for OCRM Student Job Assignments.
Job Skills & Requirements
- A personal relationship with Jesus with good working knowledge of the Bible and a signed acknowledgment of the Statement of Faith.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Teaching required; CA Multiple Subject Credential preferred.
- One year of Demonstrated work experience in teaching, education, tutoring, and academic advisement with hands-on responsibility required.
- Knowledge of California High School Education Requirements for Graduation, HI-SET, and GED.
- Proficiency with computers, and computer software including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Internet and Excel)
- Demonstrated “detail approach” to all administrative and organizational duties. Ability to take initiative to identify and propose new tasks and procedures.
- Compassionate behavior, i.e., treating people with dignity, respect, compassion and integrity at all times.
- Motivational personality and attitude to assist students in maintaining the drive to continue on to completion.
- A pleasant personality to people you are speaking with over the telephone, visitors and company personnel.
- The ability to act and think promptly and professionally.
- Ability to foster a safe environment where people will feel comfortable to share private pertinent information to assist promoting outcomes educational and academic success.
- Demonstrated self-motivation, confidentiality, and flexibility within all areas of responsibility.
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Good written communication skills.
- Flexibility in work schedule to include some evening and occasional weekend work hours.
- Maintain an acceptable driving record (in accordance with our insurance carrier, less than 2 DMV points on driving record).
- Regular involvement in a local Bible-believing church.
All applicants must complete an application and a Statement of Faith. Please take the “apply here” link to the Employment application and Statement of Faith. You may also obtain a hard copy of the application at our main office at 1 Hope Drive, Tustin, CA 92782 or by requesting one via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are currently accepting applications via email, fax (714)566-6461, mail and in person. Please make sure that you write the job you are applying for and “Attention Human Resources” if you drop it off in person or mail the application. This position is open until filled.