Reading Corps Interventionist (An AmeriCorps opportunity)
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As a member of the Reading Assist Intervention (RAI) Corps, you will teach foundational reading skills to struggling students on a one-to-one basis, for 45 minutes a day, five days a week, developing in them skills that can last a lifetime.
The RAI Corps serves students inside low-income elementary schools in Delaware. Without the RAI Corps, many of these students would not have access to the one-to-one intervention they need to succeed. Many of the students we work with have dyslexia or other reading disorders. Others are English Language Learners or in special education classes.
You would begin your year of service with five weeks of extensive training alongside fellow Corps members - members who come to us from all across the country - learning our accredited and successful Reading Assist Intervention Program. The RAI Corps is unique in the country for the depth of training and education that each member receives. After training, you will be assigned in small groups to one of our partner schools. Each Corps member is matched with six students in grades 1 through 3.
RAI Corps members meet individually with their students on a daily basis while preparing daily lesson plans, meeting regularly with coaches, and recording student progress with a school tracking system. Each Corps member is provided with a professional coach who will observe and support you and your teaching. You are also paired with another Corps member and brought into a community of AmeriCorps members around the state. RAI Corps members often form lifelong bonds and friendships with their service year colleagues.
At the end of a successful year, you would receive certification as a Certified Reading Assist Interventionist, and many of our Corps members have gone on to pursue careers in specialized reading intervention.
The work can be as challenging, as it is rewarding. Corps members can make an incredible impact on their student’s achievement and lives. In previous years, students who could not recognize the letters of the alphabet at the beginning of the year have finished the year reading at grade level.
The RAI Corps is organized by Reading Assist Institute, a nonprofit organization in Wilmington, Delaware, in partnership with AmeriCorps. RAI Corps members log 1,700 service hours from August through June.
(Learn more about the program's first year and hear from corps members in "One-to-One: Reflections on the RAI Reading Corps." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGJNqpz8oK8)
Program: Reading Assist Intervention Corps (AmeriCorps Member)
Benefits: AmeriCorps members receive an $18,000/year living allowance, health benefits (if needed), the opportunity to defer student loans with most loan providers, and childcare (if eligible). Upon successful completion of the program, members will receive an education grant that can be used towards qualified education expenses or to repay student loans.
Expectations: We seek passionate, capable tutors willing to serve the students and the community. You do not need teaching experience, but you must to be ready to commit to students.
RAI Corps members all must be:
✔ Able to blend, segment, and manipulate sounds within words.
✔ Able to correctly pronounce English language sounds.
✔ Willing to work with children who may have behavioral challenges in addition to academic needs.
✔ College graduates.
✔ Patient and flexible.
✔ Open to constructive feedback.
Location: Wilmington, Delaware is a centrally located on the east coast, about 30 minutes from Philadelphia, an hour from Baltimore and two hours from both New York and Washington, D.C. Downtown Wilmington is well known as a financial capital, but the city also has an active arts and entertainment scene with museums, a minor league ballpark, an IMAX movie theater, restaurants, breweries and four major stages showing everything from traveling Broadway musicals to indie folk bands - all within walking distance of downtown.
To apply: Fill out our application on the AmeriCorps website.
For more information: Visit us online.
Job Types: Full-time, Internship
Salary: $18,000.00 to $21,000.00 /year
Reading ASSIST Institute100 W. 10th StreetSuite 910Wilmington, DE 19801
- Literacy / Reading
- Teaching / Instruction
- Reading / Writing
- English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
- People 55+
- 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