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AmeriCorps Learning Coach

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ORGANIZATION: Ventura County Library

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Now Recruiting AmeriCorps Learning Coach

Ventura County Library's READ Adult Literacy program seeks applicants for two full-time AmeriCorps tutoring positions at the Ventura County Juvenile Justice Facility, a secure 45-acre complex located at 4333 Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93036.

In collaboration with Ventura County Probation Agency, tutors help incarcerated individuals (ages 18 to 25) improve reading and writing skills and find academic success in the innovative Providence Scholars educational program.

Apply today by emailing READ@ventura.org.

Responsibilities:

  • Work one-on-one with incarcerated individuals in a secure and well-supervised space inside the facility to provide mentoring and tutoring according to the individual's specific needs.
  • Get trained by the Library's READ program on principles of adult basic education and literacy-topics range from reading/writing skills to college-level courses.
  • Use materials and supplies provided by the Library and Probation Agency, such as weekly teaching guides and other resources, to support short and long-term educational goals.
  • Report to the Library's READ program site supervisor and on-site staff to collect and record data regarding attendance and progress.

Benefits:

  • Build extensive professional development and real-world experience.
  • A living allowance of $980 is paid twice a month for a total of $25,500 per year.
  • Health benefits are available, along with childcare benefits, to qualified AmeriCorps members.
  • $10,000 educational awards upon successful completion of the one-year commitment.

Requirements:

  • Must be eligible to be an AmeriCorps member-discover how to become a member at - https://americorps.gov
  • Must be able to serve a minimum of 1,700 total hours during a one-year commitment beginning in October 2022.
  • Must comply and pass the National Service Criminal History Check and other requirements of the Ventura County Juvenile Probation Agency.

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About Ventura County Library

Location:

5600 Everglades S., Ste A, Ventura, CA 93003, US

Mission Statement

The Public Library is dedicated to free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent lifelong learning, cultural enrichment, and the joys of reading for our diverse community.

Description

Public libraries in California seek to engage the talents, skills and commitment of volunteers to serve the communities' information and literacy needs. Libraries offer a variety of skilled volunteer opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to library programs, operations, fundraising events and other community engagement functions. Skilled volunteers have opportunities to lead projects, work with teams of staff and volunteers, learn new skills, and have fun.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Education & Literacy
Justice & Legal
Community, Education & Literacy, Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4333 East Vineyard AvenueOxnard, CA 93036

(34.25574,-119.15878)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 1700 hours for one full year of service - from October 2022 to September 2023.

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