Position title: Literacy Tutor – Minnesota Reading Corps
Further your career with meaning: Grow the skills of children.
You can help children succeed in school by giving them the extra support they need to read. Whether you’re looking to explore a new career in education, reenter the workforce or simply want to work with kids, you can make a direct impact by serving one year as a Minnesota Reading Corps Literacy Tutor at Viking Elementary. 1 Full-time Elementary and 2 part-time Preschool Literacy Tutor positions are available.
Minnesota Reading Corps, the nation’s largest state AmeriCorps program, trains tutors to directly impact over 30,000 children age 3 through grade 3 in schools across Minnesota. As a tutor, you will be trained to implement proven research-based strategies, monitor progress and help children believe in themselves and succeed—all while building your own skills and professional network. Reading Corps has seen real results and is helping catch children up to their peers.
During your eleven-month AmeriCorps service, you’ll receive extensive training, support and general professional development opportunities. In addition, you will receive a modest living allowance of about $484 biweekly (full-time) or about $250 biweekly (part-time), an education award of $5,645 (full-time) or $2,822 (part-time) and other benefits if eligible. Most tutors will begin on the first day of the program year, August 10, 2014. Strong preference is given to applicants who can begin on time. Limited make up trainings will be available to late start tutors.
Elementary Literacy Tutors work one-on-one with K-3 children who need help learning to read. They use prescribed literacy interventions and conduct weekly progress monitoring to ensure their students are on track to read at grade level by the end of third grade. They commit to daytime hours.
· Strong interest in education, specifically helping young children practice reading skills
· Experience working with children, preferably as a literacy tutor
· Dedication to community service
· Computer skills, including the ability to navigate and use online database systems and e-mail
· Speak, read, and write English fluently
· Organized, responsible, flexible, motivated, professional
· Excellent oral and written communication skills
· Ability to accept and incorporate constructive feedback from coaches and program staff
· Ability to take initiative and work independently
· Ability to commit to 11 months of service (most tutors will begin August 10, 2014)
· High school diploma or GED and must be at least 18-years-old
· As per federal AmeriCorps regulations, you must be a U.S. Citizen or lawful Permanent Resident Alien
21st Century Community Learning Centers
Summer 2014 Camp and/or Club Vikes-School age Youth Worker
must be at least 16 years of age
preferred: -experience working with children
-CPR/1st Aid certified
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Perform duties as planned under the leadership of the School Age Care Coordinator including but not limited to:
*Interact with children; this will often mean getting down to their level to interact with them, and get involved in the specific activity that is planned
*Show interest, help implement lesson plans, keep children on task
*Helping with the inclusion of all children
*Interact with the children in a way which conveys respect and nurturing
*Support the social and emotional development of children
*Maintain a safe environment based on safety standards set by the program
*Maintain open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each child’s family and encourage their involvement in the program
*Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible
*Assist in the cleaning and straightening of the child care rooms at the end of the day, as well as putting away any outside equipment
*Assist in supporting children in groups
If interested please fill out an application and return it to:
Elementary Program Coordinator
1 Viking Drive
Pelican Rapids, MN
Please fill out the attached application form and return to the District office if you are interested a support staff position in the Pelican Rapids School District.
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