Youth Program Assistant

Wage

$1,430 monthly stipend

Hours per week

40 hrs/week

Published

11/05/2018

End Date

07/15/2019

Address

Alameda
California
United States

Description

BAYAC AmeriCorps collaborates with over 20 agencies in over 70 schools and community-based organizations to serve youth and families in the San Francisco Bay Area. As part of AmeriCorps, BAYAC Members commit to a full-time (40 hours/week) term of service in the Bay Area's most high-need communities, working to provide youth with opportunities for meaningful engagement, skill building, and emotional and social development. This is a paid work experience program for folks who are looking to advance their career working with youth and in the field of education. We are hiring folks to serve as after-school educators, classroom aides, academic coaches & mentors, tutors, health educators, case managers, and enrichment activities coordinators.

 

In particular, we are looking to fill positions Youth Program Assistant positions at organizations such as The Center for Independent Living (TheCIL). Founded in 1972 in Berkeley, California, the Center for Independent Living (TheCIL) emerged from the Independent Living movement of the 1960s as a powerful force for

change. TheCIL helped to spearhead the fight for equal access for people with disabilities through advocacy and legislation, resulting in the passing of new laws and access to physical and social structures. They are committed to bringing about a paradigm shift in the way people with disabilities are perceived by society. This position will provide assistance to TheCIL’s youth program, called Five Pathways to Independence.

 

Position duties may include:

  • Serve as a teacher’s assistant for classes, help coordinate youth activities, assist with youth outreach events and perform administrative tasks as needed for TheCIL’s Five Pathways to Independence youth program
  • Create curriculum for future classes and workshops
  • Facilitate lessons
  • Support students/youth in developing the skills they need to be successful in school and life
  • Provide homework and academic support for program participants at school sites
  • Provide case management, referrals, and independent living skills for clients at community based sites
  • Plan and facilitate youth focused lesson plans and activities
  • Promote a safe and positive learning environment
  • Actively supervise and ensure student/youth safety at all times
  • Model positive attitudes, behaviors, and language
  • Communicate regularly with the site coordinator and regional supervisor
  • Maintain accurate attendance records and reporting procedures
  • Attend and participate in weekly training and cohort meetings


Gain experience and skills:

  • Work full time in diverse and vibrant Bay Area communities
  • Work within the education and nonprofit sectors
  • Develop basic teaching skills, including curriculum development, behavior management practices and public speaking/facilitation
  • Make lasting connections with fellow service minded community members
  • Build confidence in public speaking
  • Acquire concrete workplace skills
  • Develop personal and professional goals with guidance and support
  • Promote meaningful community partnerships
  • Become part of a large alumni network


Benefits include:

  • $1430 monthly living stipend
  • $4,266.50 (1200-hour member) education award upon completion of term
  • Health care benefits
  • Student loan forbearance for qualifying loans
  • Childcare assistance (if eligible)


Qualifications:

  • U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or a lawful permanent resident of the United States
  • At least 17 years old
  • Ability to work full-time (40 hours/week) and commit to an 8-month term of service
  • Successful completion of TB test and Live Scan/fingerprinting (upon hire)
  • Prefer to have 48 college credits completed
  • Prefer bilingual in Spanish/English, not required


To Apply: Go to http://www.bayac.org/ and click "Apply Now!" to submit your application and be scheduled for an interview. Apply ASAP as we are currently filling positions for our current 2018-2019 cohort.

 

Timeline: Service cohorts begin November 15, 2018 and serve until July 15, 2019 for 1200 hour members.

Benefits

  • $1430 monthly living stipend
  • $4,266.50 education award upon completion of term
  • Health care benefits
  • Student loan forbearance for qualifying loans
  • Childcare assistance (if eligible)
  • Leadership training & professional development

How To Apply

dsugita@bayac.org
http://www.bayac.org

To Apply: Go to http://www.bayac.org/ and click "Apply Now!" to submit your application and be scheduled for an interview. Apply ASAP as we are currently filling positions for our current 2018-2019 cohort.


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