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Boston Children's Relief Initiative - AmeriCorps Education Response Team

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Neighborhood Villages Inc.


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Boston Children's Relief Initiative - AmeriCorps Education Response Team

About the Role:

The COVID-19 crisis has pushed school districts across the Commonwealth to adopt virtual learning as a key tool for the 2020-2021 school year. Many districts are starting the year virtually, are virtual one or several days a week, or will eventually go virtual. Children need supervision for their safety as well as learning support as they make their way through virtual lessons and unstructured parts of the day.

Absent supportive adult supervision, young children risk falling behind on key educational benchmarks as well as social and emotional development. At the same time, child care programs for children ages 0-5 are on the brink of closure because of staffing shortages. Parents who do not have the option of working virtually and/or are wage employees, rather than salaried, are left with an impossible situation, struggling to find adequate support and supervision for their children without risking their family’s financial position. These families are overwhelmingly likely to live in communities that have experienced the heaviest impact from COVID-19 and work in jobs with the highest risk of exposure to the virus.

In partnership with Neighborhood Villages, we are working to create an emergency cohort of AmeriCorps members who can staff partner sites in need of additional resources to meet the 2020-2021 school year needs.

Member Duties :

  • Early Childhood Classroom Cohort or Learning Pod Support School-Aged Specialist
  • Support a specific cohort of students reentering the school building and help normalize the new protocols and policies implemented within the school day by monitoring and promoting the school’s health requirements
  • Provide academic support to a specific cohort of students throughout their school day and/or during distance learning
  • Communicate with parents and stakeholders of that cohort to ensure all parties are accurately updated with information before, during, and after a COVID outbreak
  • Creating and maintaining cohort toolkits for possible school/cohort shutdowns
  • Monitor and track cohort absences and provide educational and social-emotional support for cohort students and families who are struggling

Program Benefits :

  • Education award upon successful completion of service,
  • Training
  • Living Allowance
  • Health Coverage
  • Childcare Assistance if Eligible

General Info:

  • Program Type: AmeriCorps State / National
  • Program: Notre Dame AmeriCorps - Boston Education Response Corps
  • Program Start/End Date: 11/01/2020 - 07/23/2021
  • Work Schedule: Full-Time
  • Education level: High school diploma/GED
  • Age Requirement Minimum: 18 Maximum: 99
  • Program Locations: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Languages: English

**Accepting Applications From 09/01/2020 To 01/01/2021**

Terms: Service Areas, Community Outreach, Children, Youth, Education, Disaster Relief, Skills, Leadership, Education, Teaching, Tutoring, Teamwork, Computers, Technology, Virtual Learning, Early Childhood Education, Childcare, School, Learning Pods, AmeriCorps, Year of Service, Boston, Greater Boston, Early Education and Care, Classroom Support, Gap Year, Learning Environment

Job Type: Full-time

About the Role:

The COVID-19 crisis has pushed school districts across the Commonwealth to adopt virtual learning as a key tool for the 2020-2021 school year. Many districts are starting the year virtually, are virtual one or several days a…

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