School Assistant for Young Students (AmeriCorps Position)

Published

09/12/2018

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

371 West 4th Street
Boston
Massachusetts
02127
United States

Description

Notre Dame Mission Volunteers, AmeriCorps (NDMVA) is seeking a School Assistant for Young Students to serve as a Full-time AmeriCorps Member at St. Peter Academy in South Boston from September 2018-July 2019.


St. Peter Academy is an independent private Early Childhood through Grade 8 school dedicated to providing a high quality education to children of all faiths and diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. St Peter Academy strives to foster individual responsibility as well as focus on nurturing the physical, spiritual, intellectual, social and emotional development of every student. As an independent private community based school, St. Peter Academy offers unique programs enhancing the educational experience for all students. Boston is their extended classroom – They utilize the city’s historic, cultural and natural resources. From the South Boston Waterfront to the Museum of Fine Arts, St Peter Academy students and families realize the benefits of learning in an urban community. They are the only Early Childhood through Grade 8 School in South Boston. Small class sizes are ideal for creating a nurturing and supportive environment filled with interactive learning opportunities. You can visit their website at http://www.stpeteracademy.com/


The exact position description is still being developed, but the AmeriCorps Member is to serve as a general school assistant, helping with the younger grades (Pre-school-grade 3), in the extended day program, and with other duties as assigned. 


Qualifications:

We invite applications from individuals who are over 18 and have work experience or a college education. A high school diploma is required unless the applicant is enrolled in a GED program while serving and completes his or her GED by the end of the year of service.


Applicants should also possess:

The willingness to spend a year in the service of others.

Good communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to be flexible, adaptive, and work on a team.

U.S. citizenship or be a lawful permanent resident.

Commitment to serve as a full-time volunteer for 11 months.


AmeriCorps Member Benefits:

  • Living Allowance: Because Notre Dame- AmeriCorps is partnered with the Corporation for National and Community Service, we are able to offer our members a yearly living allowance which is distributed bi-weekly over the 11 months term. The pre-tax figure for 2018-2019 is $13,732.
  • The Education Award: Upon completion of an 11 month service term, AmeriCorps members receive a taxable education award of $5,920 (approx.). The education award can be applied to qualified student loans or future education at a Title IV institution. To learn more about the education award and the National Service Trust, please visit AmeriCorps' page on the subject.
  • Student Loan Forbearance: Members of NDA are eligible for forbearance of federal student loans during their term of service. This means that while a member is serving, he or she does not make payments on his or her qualifying loans. In addition, the National Trust will pay the interest that accrues on the loan at the end of the term of service. For more information please visit Postponing Student Loan Payments and Getting Interest Paid
  • Community Housing Option: NDMVA Boston is able to offer a low-rent community housing option to NDMVA Members. Please contact boston@ndmva.org for more information.
  • Optional Health Insurance: We provide optional healthcare while you serve with NDA. The health insurance is through a partnership with The Corps Network and Summit America. To learn more, visit the Summit America website.
  • Child Care: NDA members may also be eligible for child care benefits. The AmeriCorps Child Care Program covers up to the state’s local market rate for child care fees and makes payments directly to the member’s caregiver. Members must select a legal caregiver as determined by the state and complete an application. For more information about childcare benefits visit the Gap Solutions website. To qualify for child care assistance, members must fall into a certain income bracket determined by the state.

Benefits

  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available

How To Apply

http://www.ndmva.org/apply/

TO APPLY:

1. Complete and submit a full, two-part application:


2. Submit one of the following Educational Records to boston@ndmva.org

  • Transcript from most recent college or university
  • Copy of high school diploma
  • If working on GED, please contact boston@ndmva.org


3. If selected, you will then be contacted by an NDMVA staff member for a preliminary interview.


4. Upon selection to serve, Members will be required to consent to a National Service Criminal History Check. The NSCHC includes:

-Identity verification

-National Sex Offender Public Registry search

-FBI Criminal History Record

-Statewide Criminal History Check(s) (from designated state repositories)

-More information on completing this step will be provided by NDA staff upon selection for the program.


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