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. We are seeking a proactive, enthusiastic and independent CalSERVES Mentor to support the academic and social skills development of high-need students in local area schools. Students are at the heart of our work. 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.
The goal of the program is to provide compressive support to students who aren't working at grade level, leading to improved performance and academic success.The program applies a three tiered approach implemented by the CalSERVES 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 tutoring services
Additionally, some students will receive intensive mentoring services
The assessment process will look holistically at each student using a project-developed screening tool, which encompasses academic test scores, behavior data and input from teachers and parents.
Tier 1 , School Climate:
−Plan and lead focused activities during recess / breaks, lunch, and transition times during the core day and after school to embed positive behavior supports
Tier 2 , Academic Tutoring:
−Plan and lead daily 30-minute paired, tutoring sessions focusing on Literacy or STEM to enhance the academic development of students.
Tier 3 , Mentoring:
−Plan and lead weekly 30-minute paired, mentoring sessions focused on developing social skills to help remove barriers to learning
−Create and maintain positive relationships with school and program staff
−Participate in professional development to improve quality services for youth
−Participate in National Service events to support the local community
−Full time, 11month commitment serving a minimum of 1700 hours, may include some evenings and weekends.
−Hours are generally Monday - Friday from 8:30 -- 6:00PM (varies slightly by school site)
Benefits of Service
−Annual stipend of $15,000.00
−Education Award of $5,730.00
−Extensive Professional Development and experiential learning opportunities
−Must be at least 17 years of age
−Clear criminal background check (DOJ and FBI; National Sex Offender Public Database).−Submit current, clear TB (tuberculosis) test
−Must supply copies of Photo ID, Proof of Age and Primary Documentation of status as US Citizen, US National, or Lawful Permanent Resident prior to the start of service
−Complete NCOE's Instructional Assistant exam with a minimum score of 70%.
−Obtain CPR certification or be currently certified
Mental / Emotional Agility Requirements:
−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.
−Be 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.
How to Apply-Apply please visit our website at www.calserves.org.
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- Literacy / Reading
- Math / Science Instruction
- Physical Education
- Reading / Writing
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 17