SOUTH BAY WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD, INC.
A Private Nonprofit Corporation, An Equal Opportunity Employer
AmeriCorps Volunteer Service Member
English, Science, Math, History, Economics, Technology
Teacher’s Assistant / FT
SBWIB YouthBuild is proud to host AmeriCorps Members! AmeriCorps is the national volunteer service initiative that provides community service opportunities to people of all ages and backgrounds. Through their service, AmeriCorps members address the critical needs in local communities. YouthBuild works with AmeriCorps members to provide teachers assistance in the classroom and training areas, as our program helps rebuild young individuals lives and their communities. We are looking for future teachers, counselors, social workers, etc. to help with classroom instruction (in a high school setting) leadership development, life skills, social justice issues, and community action and outreach activities.
PURPOSE AND SCOPE
This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position as an AmeriCorps member of SBWIB YouthBuild. This person will be responsible for assisting program teachers and staff with improving the English, Science, Math, History, Economics, Technology skills of program participants as these participant’s study to achieve a GED/HSD; assisting participants with job readiness and job placement services, and providing support to participants around college readiness. The Teacher’s Assistant is not staff role, and thus does not provide supervision to YouthBuild AmeriCorps members; instead, the Team Leader provides an additional layer of leadership and support. Additionally, they assist by providing information and resources on best practices and/or by helping to develop the education portion of the YouthBuild program.
AmeriCorps Teacher's Assistant is a is a volunteer service position paying a living allowance in the form of stipend and health insurance if they are not already covered. AmeriCorps members must commit to serve a 1700-hour volunteer service term in which they will earn a total stipend of $14,279 that will be distributed on a bi-weekly basis ($1,427.90 earned per month during member’s 10-month term). Additionally, an educational award of $6,195 will be made available upon the completion of 1700 volunteer service hours.
Benefits, at-a-glance, for completing a 10-month term of service include:
- Earn an educational scholarship award of $6,195 upon completion of 1700 service hours.
- Federal Student Loan Deferment & Loan Forbearance.
- Educational award used for repayment of "Qualified Student Loans".
- Living allowance paid on a bi-weekly basis.
- Health insurance.
- Members may qualify for child care allowance.
- Transforming the lives of an at-risk youth population.
- Gain experience, leadership skills and other training opportunities.
- Professional training and valuable networking opportunities.
- The opportunity to make a difference through a national social movement.
Must be at least 21 years of age, preferably have a B.S./B.A. degree and be a US Citizen, US National, or lawful permanent resident of the USA. AmeriCorps members will be subject to background clearance checks and must be able to provide copy of degree(s).
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
- Experience in teaching, classroom management, tutoring, leadership development, or youth mentoring preferred.
- Organized and ability to manage details efficiently and effectively.
- Computer proficient, including MS Word and Excel.
- Flexibility, patience, tolerance and willingness to learn new related skills.
- Experience in management and motivation of volunteers a plus.
- A basic understanding of YouthBuild and a commitment to the mission of the organization.
- Committed to the concept of national service and to making a difference in the community.
GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the direct supervision and guidance of the AmeriCorps Program Coordinator, the Teacher’s Assistant will be responsible for the duties and projects listed below as well as other assignments and duties assigned in accordance with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Provide individual guidance to students in English, Science, Math, History, Economics, Technology subjects under teacher supervision
- Provide small group facilitation of classroom activities to support skill acquisition in English, Science, Math, History, Economics, Technology under teacher supervision
- Assist teachers with classroom activities
- Assist with job readiness training for all YouthBuild participants
- Provide supervised guidance to all YouthBuild participants about possible careers and college placement
- Participate in SBWIB YOUTHBUILD, YouthBuild USA, and AmeriCorps training, service projects, and other activities
- Assist with the planning and/or implementation of a project on a designated national day of service such as September 11th National Day of Service & Remembrance, Veterans Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Global Youth Service Day and AmeriCorps Week
- Promote service-learning within the classroom
- Perform other duties as assigned.
NOTE: This position has recurring access to vulnerable populations.Please note: Vulnerable populations include service recipients age 17 and younger and/or persons age 60 and older. Recurring access means having access or expecting to have access more than once. YouthBuild AmeriCorps members who participate in various community service projects at schools, senior centers, or at community wide events, are likely to have recurring access to vulnerable populations.
Applying for this position connotes an understanding and acceptance of duty in light of potential exposure relating to COVID-19 as you will be required to interface with multiple team members and/or visit numerous locations. Performing duties of this position will require you to often wear protective equipment as necessary (e.g. mask, gloves, etc.,) and follow company protective measures as enforced. Note: Measures may change based on level of safety concerns. You may also be required to spend the majority of the day walking, standing, sitting at a desk with some lifting and bending and traveling to other office locations. Must have excellent time management skills and be able to work well under stress and meet deadlines. Reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance is a must. Must also be able to travel to other locations for trainings, conferences and/or meetings within or outside our local area.
HOW TO APPLY
Send a cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Recruitment for this position will end upon receipt of a sufficient number of résumés. Only those applicants with the most relevant qualifications and knowledge will be invited to participate in the oral interview. No phone calls please.
The SBWIB, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, ancestry, religion, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
The SBWIB, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations consistent with its legal obligations. Therefore, applicants who may need reasonable accommodations or other assistance in relation to a disability or religion, at any point within the application process or thereafter if hired, should immediately inform SBWIB, Inc. by sending an email to email@example.com.
NOTICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS: A person, including a member, a community beneficiary, a service recipient, or program staff, may not, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, orientation, age, political affiliation, disability, or, in most cases, religion (except as noted below) be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination, directly or through contractual or other arrangements, under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
If you believe that you or others have been discriminated against, or if you want more information, contact YouthBuild USA in Somerville, MA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every effort shall be made to grant reasonable accommodation for qualified people with disabilities to participate in this AmeriCorps program.