This is an AmeriCoprs Opportunity
As an RAI Reading Corps Member you will begin with an extensive Orton-Gillingham based training program taught by our staff. You’ll learn the basics of how children learn to read and how to explicitly teach the foundational skills of reading to students most at risk for reading failure. Students will come to see you as a tutor, as a teacher, as a mentor and as a dependable presence in their lives. The Reading Assist Intervention Program is accredited by IMSLED (International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council) and Reading Corps members will have the opportunity to finish the year as certified Reading Assist Interventionists.
Ongoing training continues in the format of weekly learning communities which giving you the opportunity to connect with other Reading Corps Members and refine your skills as you work with your students.
We seek passionate, capable people willing to serve the students and the community. You do not need teaching experience, but you do need a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in any subject. Reading Corps Members will be assigned six students in grades 1-3 who need intensive intervention to master the foundational skills of reading. You’ll prepare lessons and work one-on-one with each student for 45 minutes during every school day as they progress systematically through the intervention program. We partner with several schools, many in the Colonial School District in New Castle, DE.
AmeriCorps Member Benefits: In order to enable individuals to give a year of service Reading Corps Members will receive a living allowance of $18,000, health insurance if needed, supplemental child support if you qualify, and an education award of $5,000 - $6,000 after completion of a minimum of 1700 hours of service. If you are 55 years or older when you begin with the Reading Corps, this education award may be gifted to a child or grandchild.
- Become an integral member of the AmeriCorps Community and participate in all AmeriCorps trainings, events, and projects.
Attend all Reading Assist training/events.
Tutor students using the Reading Assist Intervention, full-time inside schools:
Prepare lesson plans tailored to the individual needs of the student.
Work with a coach to provide individualized instruction.
Meet with coach regularly to discuss the implementation of the intervention and student progress.
Monitor student progress weekly and input data.
Communicate with coach, school liaison, and Reading Assist staff in a timely and professional manner.
Maintain records as required including student attendance and AmeriCorps hours.
Become an integral member of the school community.
Help to recruit additional Reading Corps Members.
- Literacy / Reading
- Teaching / Instruction
- Reading / Writing
- English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- Full time AmeriCorps Position with living stipend
- A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in any major, Must also apply to AmeriCorps