The incumbent in this position is responsible to provide the planning, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum and related activities as a Teacher in the Day or Evening Academic Skills/HiSET Preparation (AS/HiSET) classroom.
Works under the direct supervision of the Portsmouth Adult Education Program Manager and the
general supervision of the Planning and Grants Management Director.
• BA/BS in Elementary Education or related field.
• Two (2) or more years’ experience teaching, preferably in an adult learning setting.
• Ability to work on a range of basic to higher level skills in the content areas of reading,
writing, math, social studies, and science.
• Knowledge of and experience with technology applications for classroom instruction.
• Familiarity with College and Career Readiness Standards and contextualized learning
applications in student-centered approach.
• Familiarity with high school equivalency requirements and adult learner assessment tools
(TABE, HiSET, CASAS, Accuplacer, etc.) preferred.
• Coordinate with Portsmouth Adult Education staff to plan, implement and evaluate
general curriculum focusing on reading, writing and math skills for daily instruction in
the classroom setting, utilizing individual, small and large group instructional techniques.
• Prepare and implement educational plans utilizing best practices in the context of
developing necessary life skills, based upon student-centered approach to each learner's
skills, interests and goals, as associated with the areas of family, work and community.
• Conduct, as needed, diagnostic tests and assessments to determine learner's skills and
abilities, in conjunction with program counselor. Assist learners with goal setting and
attainment. Maintain appropriate records in each learner’s files.
• Provide appropriate, real-life materials and activities in accordance with College &
Career Readiness Standards and contextualized learning, including appropriate
remediation and compensation for those with learning challenges.
• Ability to work with wide range of skill levels from most basic to more advanced skills in
content areas (reading, writing, math, social studies, and science). Adapt instruction to
meet range of skills, abilities and needs of learners.
• Create a comfortable, supportive, class atmosphere. Establish supportive, encouraging
relationships and model respectful, learning behaviors for all learners.
• Keep daily attendance records. Report to Program Counselor when students are absent
consecutively two (2) days and assist with making personal contact with absent
• Make appropriate referrals to Program Counselor relative to learner support needs in the
areas of family, work and community. Model self-advocacy with learners. Advocate for
learners and Portsmouth Adult Education Program as appropriate in the greater
• In conjunction with Program Manager, recommend relevant materials, equipment and
supplies for use in the classroom. Assist with maintaining inventories of such materials,
equipment and supplies.
• Work with classroom aides and/or volunteers to provide appropriate one-to-one or small
group instruction and assistance as determined necessary. As determined in coordination
with Program Counselor, oversee planning, implementation and record keeping of
curriculum and activities done by classroom aides and/or volunteers.
• Assist Program Manager with reports as required by funding sources and agencies.
• Attend all scheduled staff meetings and attend relevant staff development activities as is
• Be in attendance and on time for all scheduled classes, or arrange for a substitute teacher
with approval from the Program Manager.
• Maintain professional boundaries with all current, past, and prospective clients, and
maintain the confidentiality of clients and staff, in accordance with SNHS policy and
• Abide by all SNHS Safety policies and procedures.
• Present professional and positive image as a representative of SNHS.
• Be responsible for having adequate knowledge of all SNHS programs and gather
sufficient intake information to make referrals to other SNHS programs which are
beneficial to the client and their family in coordination with Program Counselor.
• Perform other related duties as required.
Southern New Hampshire Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer