AmeriCorps Expanded Learning Mentor

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



About the Employer NAPA COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: Great organizations embrace the richness of individual differences. NCOE is committed to building a culture of inclusion and connectedness allowing us to grow and learn better together. Our community and classrooms are strengthened by our diversity and thrive because of our inclusivity. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you bring. Job Information Date Posted: 4/30/2021 Application Deadline: Continuous Employment Type: Full Time Length of Work Year: 11 months Salary: $1636 taxable monthly stipend Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1 Contact: Brandie Dugan Email: bdugan@napacoe.org Phone: View Job Description Requirements / Qualifications Requirements / Qualifications Position Summary This role provides an exciting opportunity to be part of an ambitious team working towards closing the achievement gap and removing barriers to learning for youth. Students are at the heart of our work. We are seeking a proactive, enthusiastic and independent AmeriCorps Mentor to support the academic and social skills development of high-need students in local area schools. Our program partners with schools to identify students who would benefit from a positive, adult role model that can give targeted academic support as well as mentor students to be their most resilient selves. COVID-19 Adaptations AmeriCorps is committed to providing supports to students, their families and our school districts throughout the pandemic. While the program design may shift throughout the course of the year, AmeriCorps members will likely maintain in-person programming throughout the duration of their service. Members may provide supports virtually to students and teachers while stationed at the school campus. Safety protocols are implemented and PPE is provided. Program Overview The goal of the program is to provide comprehensive support to students who aren't working at grade level leading to improved performance and academic success. The program applies a layered approach implemented by the AmeriCorps Mentors for K - 8 students. All students at the school site benefit from the support of organized collaborative games and conflict resolution during recess/break and lunch. Students in need of additional supports will be assessed and assigned targeted mentoring services in Social Emotional Learning. Essential AmeriCorps Duties Active Recess: Active Recess is structured and organized activities facilitated by adults in order to include students in games / sports while building conflict resolution skills. • Plan and facilitate active recess activities and games during core day and after school recess/breaks and lunch times, focusing on supporting positive student behaviors • Members are assigned a daily game that they facilitate and engage with students. SEL Mentoring: Mentors will work with students who are struggling emotionally. These students are identified and referred by teachers and school counselors. • Mentoring: Conduct 90 minutes of SEL Mentoring each week with students 1-to-1, in small groups up to 3. • Students will work with the Mentor for the duration of the school year. • Mentors will facilitate lessons. These lesson plans are created by the member and / or provided by the teacher. • Mentors will support approximately 20 students throughout the course of the school year. Expanded Learning Support: Expanded Learning programs support selected students beyond the classroom, often outside the normal school day hours. Expanded Learning programs are often referred to as Afterschool Programs. • Support the after school program daily via the homework help hour. • Members will engage with groups of students to lead physical, SEL (social emotional learning), and enrichment activities. • Members will facilitate the student summer program. Member Development: • Participate in training and professional development to improve quality services for youth • Participate in National Service events to support the local community Volunteer Recruitment: • Members will work with their school site team to recruit both one-time (ex. presenters) and on-going volunteers during the school year. Position Summary This role provides an exciting opportunity to be part of an ambitious team working towards closing the achievement gap and removing barriers to learning for youth. Students are at the heart of our work. We are seeking a proactive, enthusiastic and independent AmeriCorps Mentor to support the academic and social skills development of high-need students in local area schools. Our program partners with schools to identify students who would benefit from a positive, adult role model that can give targeted academic support as well as mentor students to be their most resilient selves. COVID-19 Adaptations AmeriCorps is committed to providing supports to students, their families and our school districts throughout the pandemic. While the program design may shift throughout the course of the year, AmeriCorps members will likely maintain in-person programming throughout the duration of their service. Members may provide supports virtually to students and teachers while stationed at the school campus. Safety protocols are implemented and PPE is provided. Program Overview The goal of the program is to provide comprehensive support to students who aren't working at grade level leading to improved performance and academic success. The program applies a layered approach implemented by the AmeriCorps Mentors for K - 8 students. All students at the school site benefit from the support of organized collaborative games and conflict resolution during recess/break and lunch. Students in need of additional supports will be assessed and assigned targeted mentoring services in Social Emotional Learning. Essential AmeriCorps Duties Active Recess: Active Recess is structured and organized activities facilitated by adults in order to include students in games / sports while building conflict resolution skills. • Plan and facilitate active recess activities and games during core day and after school recess/breaks and lunch times, focusing on supporting positive student behaviors • Members are assigned a daily game that they facilitate and engage with students. SEL Mentoring: Mentors will work with students who are struggling emotionally. These students are identified and referred by teachers and school counselors. • Mentoring: Conduct 90 minutes of SEL Mentoring each week with students 1-to-1, in small groups up to 3. • Students will work with the Mentor for the duration of the school year. • Mentors will facilitate lessons. These lesson plans are created by the member and / or provided by the teacher. • Mentors will support approximately 20 students throughout the course of the school year. Expanded Learning Support: Expanded Learning programs support selected students beyond the classroom, often outside the normal school day hours. Expanded Learning programs are often referred to as Afterschool Programs. • Support the after school program daily via the homework help hour. • Members will engage with groups of students to lead physical, SEL (social emotional learning), and enrichment activities. • Members will facilitate the student summer program. Member Development: • Participate in training and professional development to improve quality services for youth • Participate in National Service events to support the local community Volunteer Recruitment: • Members will work with their school site team to recruit both one-time (ex. presenters) and on-going volunteers during the school year. Comments and Other Information Service Commitment • Full time, eleven month commitment serving a minimum of 1700 hours, may include some evenings and weekends. • Hours are generally Monday - Friday from 8:00 - 6:00PM (varies slightly by school site) Areas of Responsibility • Submit timesheets • Administer students assessments • Create and maintain positive relationships with school and program staff • Submit 3 Great Stories in the OnCorps system during the program year • Conform to regular, timely attendance requirements at the assigned service site during school hours, Monday-Friday • Support the program through daily operational tasks Benefits of Service • Monthly stipend of $1,636 • Segal Education Award of $6,345 • California For All Education Award approximately $3,655 *pending annual state budget approvals • Health Benefits • Possible approval for CalFRESH (food stamps) and Medi-cal • One-time $250 moving stipend for applicants who relocate from outside of California • Possible student loan deferment • Extensive Professional Development and experiential learning opportunities Qualifications and Characteristics • Must be at least 18 years of age (17 with parental approval) • Clear criminal background check (DOJ and FBI; National Sex Offender Public Database). • Submit current, clear TB (tuberculosis) test • Must have at least a high school diploma or a GED by your start date, College degree preferred • Must either be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States • Must not have more than 4 terms of service previously with AmeriCorps • Organized, responsible, flexible, motivated and professional • Ability to accept and incorporate constructive feedback from leaders and program staff • Strong personal standards of excellence, ethics and integrity • Must be able to adapt to change in work environment, accept criticism and feedback, effectively handle multiple tasks and competing demands, work cooperatively in group situations, and work actively to resolve conflicts • Ability to create positive relationships with staff • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team • Strong organizational skills and the ability to effectively handle multiple tasks • Possess leadership and interpersonal skills to work effectively with others • An interest in and/or a background in community service and volunteerism • Ability to be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the program's safety policies and rules; and willing to report safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel • Meet the program essential job functions; reasonable accommodations available upon request To Apply Please visit www.my.americorps.gov to create a profile. Search 'CALIFORNIA' then search 'AmeriCorps EXL Mentor'. Apply to our listing by clicked the 'Apply Now' link. Comments and Other Information Service Commitment • Full time, eleven month commitment serving a minimum of 1700 hours, may include some evenings and weekends. • Hours are generally Monday - Friday from 8:00 - 6:00PM (varies slightly by school site) Areas of Responsibility • Submit timesheets • Administer students assessments • Create and maintain positive relationships with school and program staff • Submit 3 Great Stories in the OnCorps system during the program year • Conform to regular, timely attendance requirements at the assigned service site during school hours, Monday-Friday • Support the program through daily operational tasks Benefits of Service • Monthly stipend of $1,636 • Segal Education Award of $6,345 • California For All Education Award approximately $3,655 *pending annual state budget approvals • Health Benefits • Possible approval for CalFRESH (food stamps) and Medi-cal • One-time $250 moving stipend for applicants who relocate from outside of California • Possible student loan deferment • Extensive Professional Development and experiential learning opportunities Qualifications and Characteristics • Must be at least 18 years of age (17 with parental approval) • Clear criminal background check (DOJ and FBI; National Sex Offender Public Database). • Submit current, clear TB (tuberculosis) test • Must have at least a high school diploma or a GED by your start date, College degree preferred • Must either be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States • Must not have more than 4 terms of service previously with AmeriCorps • Organized, responsible, flexible, motivated and professional • Ability to accept and incorporate constructive feedback from leaders and program staff • Strong personal standards of excellence, ethics and integrity • Must be able to adapt to change in work environment, accept criticism and feedback, effectively handle multiple tasks and competing demands, work cooperatively in group situations, and work actively to resolve conflicts • Ability to create positive relationships with staff • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team • Strong organizational skills and the ability to effectively handle multiple tasks • Possess leadership and interpersonal skills to work effectively with others • An interest in and/or a background in community service and volunteerism • Ability to be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the program's safety policies and rules; and willing to report safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel • Meet the program essential job functions; reasonable accommodations available upon request To Apply Please visit www.my.americorps.gov to create a profile. Search 'CALIFORNIA' then search 'AmeriCorps EXL Mentor'. Apply to our listing by clicked the 'Apply Now' link.

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