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Tue Aug 16, 2016 08:00 AM - Sat Jul 15, 2017 05:00 PM


12721 A MagnoliaGarden Grove, CA 92841


To Apply: Please email volunteer@bgcgg.org.

Service Position Title: AmeriCorps Early Learning Instructor


-Must be at least 18 years of age

-Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident

-Must be available M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm, 38-40 hours/week

-Must be able to commit from 8/16/16 to 7/15/17

-Must be bilingual in Spanish

-Clearance of fingerprint background check

-Must possess a high school diploma or GED

-Must possess a valid California Driver’s license, reliable transportation and auto insurance

-Must report to service site as scheduled and agreed upon with Host Site Supervisor

-Able to travel between sites and to offsite events

-ECE units are a plus

Annual Living Allowance: $20,000.00

Service Position Summary:

AmeriCorps Early Learning Instructors will promote school readiness by serving in preschools, kindergartens, family resource centers and other early learning environments delivering lesson plans; working with children through large group, small group and/or one-on-one activities. Members will introduce early literacy, numeracy, and/or social-emotional development to children ages 0-5.

Essential Functions:

1. School Readiness Services (75%)

-Directly interact with children and deliver skill building activities that focus on Literacy Math and/or Social Emotional Development

-Provide education strategies, such as Playgroups, Circle Time, Individualized Coaching Sessions, and/or Special Events. Includes designing, planning, promoting, conducting and evaluating programs

-Assist with activities to for families by modeling appropriate parent/child interaction and providing information and/or assistance to promote family involvement in the child’s growth and development

-Follow a curriculum plan and schedule that meets the needs of the children served

-Provide outreach strategies in the community to educate the community about services delivered and/or early childhood development

-Participate in community events on behalf of First 5

-Complete documentation of Service Activities as required

2. Supervision and Training (15%)

-Attend weekly individual supervision meetings with Supervisor

-Attend monthly team meetings/team building activities

-Attend required trainings provided by Prevent Child Abuse California, County Lead Agency and Host Sites specified trainings

-Attend additional trainings as assigned

3. Volunteer Recruitment (5%)

-Recruit, train and support community volunteers to support school readiness activities

Marginal Functions:

4. Other Duties as required (5%)

Principal Working Relationships:

-Host Site Supervisor

-AmeriCorps Program Coordinator

-Family Resource Center Site Staff

-County Agency Staff

-CAP Center Staff


-Various Community Services Agencies

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

-Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language

-Ability to work with diverse workgroups and serve families with diverse economic, social, racial, and cultural backgrounds

-Knowledgeable about local community resources

-Ability to establish and maintain personal and programmatic boundaries while providing supportive services

-Basic computer skills

-Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to individuals who may not share basic commonality, including value systems and behavior norms

-Experience in working with culturally diverse communities and families, with the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate

-Demonstrate good writing and organizational skill

-Skill to maintain a professional, confidential work environment

-Ability to manage multiple tasks in an efficient manner

-Knowledge of child abuse issues, substance abuse and family dynamics

-Knowledge of child development and behavior

-Ability to work evenings and weekends, as required

-Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing

-Experience in social services in community settings with families preferred

-Able to deal with stressful situations


  • Child Development
  • Youth Services
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Child Care
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 11 months, 1,700 hours, M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Annual Living Allowance: $20,000.00

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