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Position Title: GED Tutor 

Agency: YouthCare 

Location: Seattle, WA 

Primary Service Category: Teen/At-Risk/Opportunity Youth Services 

Other Service Categories: Education (K-12 School); Homelessness/Housing Services; Social Services 

About JV Flex: JV Flex is a program of Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest, which partners passionate individuals with values-driven organization for a year of service in Portland or Seattle. The JV Flex program offers opportunities in personal growth and formation, along with community-building through monthly meet-ups and two annual retreats with your local cohort of fellow volunteers. Participants of the JV Flex program are also AmeriCorps members, and will receive healthcare, childcare (if needed), a living allowance of $15,100 and the $6345 AmeriCorps education award upon completion to use for prior loans or further study. 

About YouthCare: Founded in 1974, YouthCare was one of the first shelters to serve runaway and homeless youth on the West Coast. The goal was to help young people find safety today and build a future for tomorrow. Over four decades, YouthCare has defined best practices and developed programs that set a national standard for excellence. 

YouthCare currently operates 15 sites across Seattle and serves over 1,500 young people every year. Each young person receives individualized, comprehensive care tailored to their unique needs and goals. Through comprehensive services, including early intervention, shelter, housing, education, and employment training, as well as a range of community partnerships, such as legal aid, mental and physical healthcare, and post-secondary support, YouthCare ensures that young people experiencing homelessness have the hope, skills, and self-confidence to achieve their dreams. 

Position Description 

The GED Tutor will provide individualized tutoring to participants in the GED program. The member will be encouraged to prepare and teach small group learning lessons and/or lead small group activities. The member will also support outreach efforts to other YouthCare sites regarding the GED program. The JV AmeriCorps member will support in facilitating post-GED workshops with youth under the guidance of the GED Supervisor. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Tutor approximately 5-10 GED students daily (out of a cycling enrollment of approximately 30-40) in language arts, math, science, and social studies. (36%) 
  • Administer, grade, and score appraisal tests, GED worksheets/packets, and GED practice tests. (16%) 
  • Participate in activities related to the functioning of the GED classroom within the larger Orion Center context and become familiar with other YouthCare and partner services in order to make appropriate student referrals that reduce educational barriers. (16%) 
  • Provide workshops for youth close to completing their GED on what they’ll need to know when pursuing a post-secondary education. (16%) 
  • Engage in outreach events to promote the GED Program in other YouthCare programs. (16%) 

Education Requirements: 18 years or older. High school diploma or equivalency.  

Additional Position Details 

Physical/Mental Demands:  

  • Ability to perform range of physical motions, exerting up to 25 pounds 
  • Lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds  
  • Standing, walking, or sitting for long periods of time 
  • Occasional kneeling, squatting, and stooping 
  • Running for brief periods of time 
  • Walking up and downstairs 
  • Use of computer software including Windows, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word 
  • Ability to coordinate overall program functioning 
  • Ability to accurately maintain and produce files, records, logs, and reports 
  • Occasional complex decision making, working rapidly, stress 
  • Reading, reasoning, basic problem solving 

Training and Professional Development Offered:  

The JV AmeriCorps member will receive First Aid/CPR/AED certification as on-boarding training.  

The JV AmeriCorps members will attend a multi-day New Employee Orientation that includes information on topics such as: Agency Mission/Vision/Values, why young people experience homelessness, who and how many young people experience homelessness, what YouthCare does to help young people experience homelessness achieve long-term stability, and HR information. 

The JV AmeriCorps will also participate in one-on-one or team onboarding sessions to receive all relevant information related to the particular position and program in which they will be serving. Required trainings may include: Youth Mental Health First Aid, Right Response, De-Escalation, Etc. 

JV AmeriCorps Members will also have access to ongoing coaching and professional development training alongside YouthCare staff members. Examples of topics for these trainings may be: Healthy Sexual Development, Introduction to Positive Discipline, Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children, Best Practices for Serving LGBTQ Youth, etc. 


JV Flex is an eleven-month service opportunity beginning September 7

Final application deadline is August 5.  

Position Title: GED Tutor 

Agency: YouthCare 

Location: Seattle, WA 

Primary Service Category: Teen/At-Risk/Opportunity Youth Services 

Other Service Categories: Education (K-12 School); Homelessness/Housing Services; Social Services 

About JV…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    September 7, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 5, 2021

Salary

AmeriCorps Stipend

Benefits

AmeriCorps members, and will receive healthcare, childcare (if needed), a living allowance of $15,100 and the $6345 AmeriCorps education award upon completion to use for prior loans or further study.

AmeriCorps members, and will receive healthcare, childcare (if needed), a living allowance of $15,100 and the $6345 AmeriCorps education award upon completion to use for prior loans or…

Location

On-site
Seattle, WA, USA

How to Apply

To apply for this and other JV Flex positions, please submit an online application at jvcnorthwest.org/JVFlex

To apply for this and other JV Flex positions, please submit an online application at jvcnorthwest.org/JVFlex

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