AmeriCorps Early Literacy Tutors

Published

05/29/2018

Start Date

08/27/2018

End Date

06/25/2019

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

Brockton
Massachusetts
United States

Description

Purpose: The Brockton Public School-AmeriCorps Early Literacy Project is seeking 20 AmeriCorps members to serve as tutors to lead daily, small group early literacy tutoring in five elementary schools. These are full-time volunteer positions, requiring one year of service (minimum 1700 hours).


AmeriCorps Member Responsibilities:

• Responsible for 20 students each, delivering evidence-based Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) to small groups of four students in grades K-3.

• Track student progress through administering pre-and post-Fountas & Pinnell (F & P) Benchmark Assessments.

• Effectively manage student groups to ensure safety of all students.

• Participate in a five-day training in LLI early literacy intervention and assessments before the school year begins, and on-going professional development training and support throughout the school year.


Locations:

The BPS Early Literacy Project will place four AmeriCorps tutors in each of the following five elementary schools: Angelo, Arnone, Baker, Brookfield, and George.


Qualifications:

• Minimum age 18. Minimum Associates degree, Bachelor’s degree preferred.

• Previous experience working with children.

• Desire to provide small-group literacy tutoring to students in grades K-3. These students are at least 1 to 1.5 years behind grade level in reading.

• Professional in communication with staff, students, and families.

• Must clear CORI, fingerprint, and AmeriCorps Criminal History Check.

• Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Legal Permanent Resident (more details available upon request).


AmeriCorps Program Benefits:

• Annual living allowance of up to $13,732 (paid bi-weekly)

• Segal-AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,920 at the successful completion of the service term (minimum of 1,700 hours).

*Note: A member at minimum age 55 (at start of service) may transfer their Education Award to their child (or step-child), grandchild (or step-grandchild), or foster child.

• Professional development training.

• Health coverage.

• Child care assistance, if eligible.

Benefits

  • Stipend Provided

How To Apply

https://www.brocktonpublicschools.com/

Interested candidates should send a letter of intent and resume to Karen Watkins-Watts and Jane Feroli at karenwatts@bpsma.org and janeeferoli@bpsma.org.


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