Cornerstone Assistance Network wants to place a Youth Development Curriculum Support Associate VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) at Camp Fire First Texas.
Pay: $990 per month BEFORE taxes
Young people want to shape the world. Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are. In Camp Fire, it begins now. Light the fire within Programming Overview The Camp Fire Educational Framework for After School Programming is a synthesis of Thrive, Youth Work Methods & curriculum content chosen to build developmental (cognitive, social-emotional, physical) skills. This approach is based on positive youth development research and the desire to create a safe, supportive & productive environment. Camp Fire programming allows participants to explore their Sparks, learn to make healthy choices, develop social skills, build new talents & have fun. Program content: 1. Is age-appropriate 2. Has intentional outcomes related to our impact areas of Work (encourage volunteerism, service learning and citizenship), Health (develop the health and well-being of the "whole child" including physical, cognitive and social/emotional health), Love (foster a love of the outdoors and environmental stewardship) & Thriving (build skills and attributes related to Competence, Connection, Character, Caring, Confidence, and Contribution that are needed to reach one’s full potential) 3. Includes activities that allow for goal-setting & progressive achievement Significant, Positive, Measurable Results Camp Fire’s focus on quality & effective programming works. Research indicates that when youth spend their time in different types of out-of-school-time activities, they fare better developmentally. Youth and teens who participate in Camp Fire are: * Happier, more involved in family and school * Confident and don’t feel a need to act out or be mean * Balanced and have an honest view of themselves * Competent and able to interact with others * Engaged and more interested in achieving their goals * Honoring all living things and the world’s resources * Resourceful in seeking opportunities
Responsibilities: * Research and Development - Ensure that current curricula respond to standards & quality indicators connected to Camp Fire youth development approaches; - Evaluate, recommend, develop & evolve curricula for Camp Fire programs; - Maintain up-to-date knowledge base on curriculum & instruction in the content areas including STEM, outdoor/environmental education, development of the whole youth & service-learning/leadership * Testing & Observation - Observe program delivery of Curriculum/Approaches for the purpose of gathering data to improve the application & to inform trainings, - Track emerging trends, issues in creation & delivery of Curricula/Approaches; - Identify instructional materials necessary to support implementation of new or modified curricula * Support for Staff - Provide professional development sessions for staff on implementation including how to write appropriate activities; - Provide training on content areas & program delivery
Choice of $5,730 Education Award or $1,500 Cash Stipend at the End of Service Year
Relocation Allowance if eligible
Childcare assistance if eligible
Monthly Living Allowance
- Teaching / Instruction
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Full Time
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