Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.

  • Life-Skills / Workplace Competencies Instructor

    Job ID
    # Positions
    Employment & Training Services (ETSD)
    Full-Time, Regular
  • Overview




    Job Title:

    Life-Skills/Workplace Competencies Instructor


    Employment & Training Services Department (ETSD)

    Reports To:

    Case Management Coordinator



    FLSA Status:


    Pay Grade:


    Job Type:

    Regular, Full-Time


    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 Life-Skills Instructor may use traditional and workplace standards to stimulate learning and employability skills. In addition, the Life-Skills 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:

    • 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 related duties as assigned.

    Job Specifications:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • 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.
    • Maintains participant confidentiality according to regulations.
    • Knowledge of Alaska Native culture, values and work ethics.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelors Degree in the field of Human Services, Social Work or a closely related field of study. An Associates Degree and two (2) years experience as a case manager, job coach, work adjustor or life skills instructor may be substituted.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Knowledge of Alaska Native and American Indian culture and/or community resources.

    Additional Information:

    Hiring preference shall be given to eligible and qualified Alaska Native/American Indian applicants pursuant to P.L. 93-638 Indian Self Determination Act.



    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.


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