Literacy Tutor (Preschool) Reading Corps

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Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties

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COMMUNITY ACTION OVERVIEW:

Purpose: Help children grow their reading skills, succeed in school, and build healthy relationships by serving as a classroom literacy tutor at Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties (Minnesota Reading Corps serves as the sponsor). Community Action’s Head Start is committed to providing low-income families in our community with high quality education for children ages 3-5. Help our Head Start teachers and staff in the classroom to make learning and attending school a fun and rewarding activity for children.

Supervisor: Head Start - Center Education Coordinator

Tasks and Responsibilities: Assist classroom teachers to support student activities and fulfill the Head Start classroom philosophy. This may include reading stories, reviewing the alphabet, teaching kids how to read and write, chaperoning field trips and family fun events.

Provide a competent, stable and ongoing presence in the lives of children;

Use strategies that motivate through support, encouragement, and advocacy;

Must be comfortable interacting with people of diverse backgrounds, education, economic status, and culture

Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information in a professional and discreet manner

Maintain monthly timesheet and other paperwork as necessary

Safety: Responsible for conducting all duties in a safe manner.

Affirmative Action: Responsible to follow affirmative action plan as set forth and signed by the Board of Directors

Benefits: The satisfaction of incorporating service into our lives and making a difference in our community. Spending time with energetic youngsters will brighten your day. The benefits alone-such as pride and accomplishments are worthwhile reasons to serve. Plus, meals while on duty

Location/Time Commitment: St Paul, MN; 18, 25 or 35 hours per week (depending upon your availability); Start in August, September, October, or January. Learn more about us at www.caprw.org

*****Application Details - see below*****

MINNESOTA READING CORPS OVERVIEW:

Minnesota Reading Corps envision a future in which all Minnesota children will be proficient readers by the end of 3rd grade. Our tutors help students build these critical foundational skills through 1-1 or small group tutoring support. Tutors are trained in conducting progress monitoring assessments and research-based interventions, and will receive ongoing training and coaching support throughout the school year. All of our positions are AmeriCorps service member positions, with the AmeriCorps programs Minnesota Reading Corps.

Responsibilities: (you will receive training)

  1. Tutoring

Provide intentional and meaningful literacy tutoring during all parts of the day to improve the literacy of children in preschool

Assess, with high level of accuracy, child outcomes and progress using tri-annual benchmark assessments and ongoing progress monitoring assessments.

Identify students who qualify for targeted one-on-one and/or small group tutoring services based on assessment data with direction from the Internal & Master Coach; develop weekly tutoring schedule.

Record student and program data completely and accurately in an online database on a weekly basis; maintain confidentiality of all student data.

Participate in on-site coaching sessions (includes observation of tutor) two times per month to review student progress, plan, problem-solve, and set goals; act on constructive feedback from coaching sessions.

  1. Communication

Communicate with students in an age and developmentally appropriate way.

Act on constructive feedback provided by coaches and Program Staff.

Build professional relationships and communicate regularly with school/agency staff, Internal Coach, and the Master Coach regarding schedules, literacy strategies, student progress, etc.

  1. Attendance

Regular, timely attendance during daytime school hours Monday-Thursday, Friday depends upon location. 18, 25 or 35 hours per week, we will work with your schedule. Occasional before/after school hours as scheduled. Be reliable and consistent.

Commitment to the entire term(s) of service, including making regular and adequate progress toward the minimum total service hours.

Attend all required Reading Corps sponsored training sessions, meetings, and coaching sessions; travel as necessary.

  1. Secondary Functions

Perform assignments and/or duties as assigned by Internal Coach, Master Coach, or Program Manager, excluding activities that would displace a staff member.

Represent our programs at site-sponsored activities, meetings, and other community activities (such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day). These may include evening and/or weekend hours.

Qualifications:

Must be 18 years of age or older by your start date.

Must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent GED by your start date.

Must be either a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.

Must pass mandatory background checks.

Basic computer skills, including the ability to navigate online systems and email.

Speak, read, and write English fluently. (Somali, Karen, Hmong, or Spanish language skills helpful)

Ability to be patient and empathetic with students that struggle with literacy while adhering to program model. Helpful if you have early childhood experience or completed coursework.

Strong capacity to be flexible and adaptable to varied circumstances and personalities, paired with a conscientious commitment to adhere to the Minnesota Reading Corps tutoring model with consistent follow-through.

Must be able to build and maintain quality-working relationships with students, coaches, school administrators and Minnesota Reading Corps program staff.

Willingness to accept and incorporate constructive feedback from coaches and program staff.

Ability to adapt to a sometimes challenging and fast-paced environment.

Ability to attend and travel to required state and regional training sessions.

Strong personal standards of excellence, ethics and integrity.

Minnesota Reading Corps will not discriminate for or against any AmeriCorps service member or applicant based on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, age, or any other category protected by law. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.

Benefits: Provided by the MN Reading Corps. Average: $9.13 per hour = $6.38 + 2.75 (stipend + education award)

Contact MN Reading Corps for full details regarding benefits and any questions.

Perks at 35 Hours a Week: Stipend (paid every two weeks) - $445 Education Award - $4,226* Federal Student Loan Forbearance & Interest Repayment Individual Health Insurance (premium 100% paid) Child Care Assistance (based on family size and income)

Perks at 25 Hours a Week: Stipend (paid every two weeks) - $318 Education Award - $3,047* Federal Student Loan Forbearance & Interest Repayment

Perks at 18 Hours a Week: Stipend (paid every two weeks) - $242 Education Award - $2,321* Federal Student Loan Forbearance & Interest Repayment

*The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ may gift their award to their child, stepchild, grandchild or foster child. Award is prorated from when you begin.

Application Information:

Mt. Airy:

https://mn-readingmathcorps.icims.com/jobs/22112/reading-tutor%2c-mt.-airy-caprw/job

Located at 91 Arch Street E., St Paul 55130 (Job ID 22112);

Ruth Benner:

https://mn-readingmathcorps.icims.com/jobs/22265/reading-tutor%2c-ruth-benner-center-caprw/job

Located at 586 Fuller Avenue, St Paul 55103 (Job ID 22265);

OR, view http://www.readingandmath.net/ ; and complete an application

Include the Job ID 2019-22112 (Mt Airy) or Job ID 2019-22265 (Ruth Benner);

Indicate that you want to be assigned to Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties;

Email: recruitment@servetogrow.org

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If you have specific questions about Community Action visit www.caprw.org or contact the Volunteer Specialist at volunteers@caprw.org or call 651-603-5979.

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About Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties

Location:

450 North Syndicate, Saint Paul, MN 55104, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Community Action Partnership is to reduce the causes of poverty and its impact on people's lives on our community.

Description

Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties is part of a national nonprofit network that helps 17 million low-income Americans annually achieve economioc security. Closer to home, we help low-income households in Ramsey and Washington counties achieve success each year.

For over 50 years, Community Action has provided a local, flexible, single point of entry for programs that life people up. Whether it's early childhood education, transportation, saving for a home, getting an education or raising awareness, we strive to help people become independent and have a voice in our community - and to make America a better place to live.

At Community Action, we continously stay in touch with the needs of our community, looking for new ideas and new understandings about the issues that low-income individuals and families face.

Volunteers: We match volunteers with opportunities that are meaningful and meet their scheduling needs. By helping those in need, our volunteers develop new skills, gain practical and rewarding experience, build teams, and promote active community participation. Volunteers at Community Action reach out, help people become more self-sufficient, and change people's lives - one person, one family, one neighbor at a time. https://caprw.org/take-action/volunteer.html

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

91 Arch Street E (two locations)586 Fuller AveSaint Paul, MN 55130

(44.96039,-93.0966)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Child Development
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18

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