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AmeriCorps Early Literacy Tutor

Austin (United States of America)

  • Organization: Literacy First
  • Location: Austin (United States of America)
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Youth
    • Volunteerism
  • Closing Date: 2019-10-31

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Literacy First is a tutoring program that focuses on early literacy. Literacy First tutors provide one-to-one tutoring to struggling readers in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade. We use explicit, research-based curriculum to address critical reading skills. All training and mentorship is provided by our supervisors and staff, who are literacy experts. Details below are for our full-time position. To see all positions available visit: http://www.literacyfirst.org/employment/

LIVING ALLOWANCE

$1460 monthly plus an education award of $6,095

BENEFITS

  • Education award upon successful completion of service
  • Health coverage
  • Living allowance
  • Student loan forbearance
  • Childcare assistance if eligible
  • Expert training in literacy intervention content and delivery (no experience necessary, all training provided! - One-on-one support from your supervisor weekly throughout the program.
  • Optional professional development activities such as committee participation and community events.
  • Networking with community partners and non-profits through regular volunteering opportunities.
  • Professional development activities to prepare you for life after AmeriCorps.
  • Opportunity to return to service for a second year as a Leader (mentor), and participate in our Leadership Academy (with pay increase!).
  • Opportunity to return to service for a second year and participate in our alternative teacher certification partnership through Region 13. There are lots of incentives for Literacy First members, including 100% acceptance and job placement rates!

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Some College

DESIRED CERTIFICATIONS OR QUALIFICATIONS

  • Interest in literacy, education, community service, or non-profits
  • Desire to work with young children ages 5-8
  • Interest in social justice and providing educational equity
  • Responsible, professional, motivated
  • Ability to work cohesively on a team
  • Proficient computer skills, including data entry and email correspondence
  • Bilingual applicants must be proficient in conversational Spanish. Email us if you have questions about becoming a bilingual tutor!

DESIRED LANGUAGES

English, Spanish

OTHER CONDITIONS

  • Car recommended
  • Permits attendance at school during off hours
  • Permits working at another job during off hours
  • Subject to criminal background check
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