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Middle School Reading Interventionist for Camp

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Horton's Kids, Inc.
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Washington, DC
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Published 8 days ago

Horton’s Kids is a community-based organization working to drive positive change in the lives of 500 children in grades K – 12 living in two of the most under-resourced communities in southeast Washington, DC, called Wellington Park and Stanton Oaks. In these neighborhoods, 80 percent of adults do not have a high school diploma, and the average annual household income is less than $10,000. With support from committed staff and volunteers, Horton’s Kids’ goal is to change the life trajectory of children by providing academic, youth development, and health and basic needs support. To learn more about Horton’s Kids, please visit www.hortonskids.org.  

Details: Horton’s Kids is seeking a PreK3-4 Summer Program Teacher to participate in our in-person Summer Camp for roughly 24 children in grades PreK3-PreK4. The class size is a maximum of 12 children. Each class will have one lead teacher and one assistant teacher. After a year of distance learning and time away from peers, our Summer Camp’s goal is to prepare kids to return to school; our strategy is to provide academic and SEL opportunities in the morning and enrichment activities/field trips in the afternoon. We know that building executive functioning and social skills are crucial to success. Our PreK3 and PreK4 programs will use a centers-based approach; each center will focus on building developmentally appropriate skills. They will also have opportunities to engage with our enrichment partners and have time to expend physical energy outdoors. 

Horton’s Kids Summer Camp is a 4-week program (June 28, 2021-July 23, 2021), Monday through Thursday from the hours of 8 am-3:00 pm. This year, we are operating out of the KIPP Douglass campus. During the week of June 21, 2021, we will provide 20 paid hours of training. This is an in-person, hourly position; the pay rate is $40/hour. We will provide bonuses at the end of camp for teachers who have perfect attendance. 

Due to COVID-19, appropriate and strict protocols will be put in place to ensure the safety of all students and staff. 

Core Responsibilities of this position include:  

Academics: 

  • Employ a variety of educational techniques (storytelling, educational play, games, and songs etc.) to teach children. 
  • Maintain a clean and tidy classroom consistent with health and safety standards. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of trauma-informed practices. 
  • Effectively conduct diapering and toileting procedures as needed. 

SEL:   

  • Develop and integrate mindfulness activities throughout the day.  
  • Create and prioritize movement and brain breaks a day.  
  • Build children’s self-esteem through positive guidance and nurturing 

Family Engagement: 

  • Complete and send home bi-weekly progress reports of student engagement and academic progress throughout camp.  

Administrative: 

  • Consistently track student data using progress monitoring tools to evaluate student growth and improvement. 
  • Oversee and help develop Teacher Assistants.  

Qualifications:  

  • 2+ years as a classroom ECE teacher (experience in Wards 7 & 8 preferred). 
  • Certification in child CPR. 
  • Excellent understanding of the principles of child development and preschool educational methods. 
  • Knowledge of Special Education and the educational landscape of DC 
  • Ability to mediate conflict between children 
  • Strong behavior management and classroom management skills 
  • Experience collaborating with others 
  • Experience working with children and families who come from under-resourced, urban backgrounds. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial equity and social justice for children and families 


Applicants will be asked to undergo standard screening requirements including an FBI background check, Child Protection Register check, and TB test. Must be 18 or older to apply. Horton’s Kids, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls, emails, or drop-ins, please

Horton’s Kids is a community-based organization working to drive positive change in the lives of 500 children in grades K – 12 living in two of the most under-resourced communities in southeast Washington, DC, called Wellington Park and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    June 21, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 4, 2021

Location

On-site
2600 Douglass Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020, USA

How to Apply

Please apply with your resume and cover letter on our website.

Please apply with your resume and cover letter on our website.

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