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Bilingual Spanish Tutor at Centro Romero
ORGANIZATION: Literacy Volunteers of Illinois
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14 people are interested
Literacy Volunteers of Illinois (LVI) is a statewide organization committed to developing and supporting volunteer literacy programs that help families, adults, and out-of-school teens increase their literacy skills. LVI has been a leader in the national service movement and has placed over 900 national service members in 150 literacy programs throughout the state. LVI partners with community-based organization in areas across the state to expand their literacy programs and increase services being offered to low literate and limited English speaking adults and out-of-school teens.
ABOUT THE SITE PLACEMENT(S)
For more than 38 years Centro Romero, a community-based organization located in Rogers Park, has served the refugee immigrant population on the northeast side of Chicago. The Family Literacy Coordinator will join Centro Romero in promoting long-term sustainable growth through education, leadership development, advocacy, and service. Specifically, the Family Literacy Coordinator will work within the early childhood classroom.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
As VOCAL AmeriCorps member, your service will focus on adult literacy programs offered to low-literate and limited English speaking adults and out-of-school teens. As Literacy Specialists, AmeriCorps members serve as one-to-one and small group tutors, become involved with volunteer recruitment and retention activities, and assist their partner organization in obtaining resources that will benefit the adults and families they serve.
Primary responsibilities include:
o Plan tutoring sessions and provide small group and one-to-one literacy tutoring to low literate and limited English speaking adults and out-of-school teens.
o Conduct basic skills and literacy assessments for adult learners
o Encourage and support adult learners by helping them develop confidence and a positive attitude about learning; Respecting them and involving them in decisions about the learning process
o Select materials and approaches that are suitable for the adult learners’ ability and needs
o Track learner progress through regular assessments and submit reports.
o Assist with volunteer management including orientations, logistics, and volunteer tracking
o Work with Site Supervisor to ensure consistent, excellent volunteer experiences
o Assist with volunteer data management and individual volunteer coordination
o Recruit, schedule and coordinate individual volunteers
o Assist with communication projects aimed at volunteers (social media, newsletter, content development, etc.)
o Coordinate volunteer recognition activities.
OTHER RESPONSBILITIES INCLUDE
Engaging community members in education or social issues through member led themed events
at their organization or sites across Chicago
Attending Monthly trainings
Participating in Days of Services
Documenting your experience through videos and/or pictures
Job Type: Part Time
Salary: $9000/900 hrs + Education Award
- Flexible schedule
- Chicago, IL
- Associate (Preferred)
- tutoring or education: 1 year (Preferred)
Work Location: Multiple Locations
About Literacy Volunteers of Illinois
100 S. State Street, Suite 437, Chicago, IL 60603, US
Literacy Volunteers of Illinois (LVI) is a statewide organization committed to developing and supporting volunteer literacy programs that help families, adults, and out-of-school teens increase their literacy skills.
6216 North Clark StreetChicago, IL 60660
August 7, 2023
- Literacy / Reading
- Teaching / Instruction
- English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
- Adult Education
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- Intermediate Spanish