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Refugee Youth Summer Academy Caregiver ESOL Teacher

new york, ny usp usa

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: new york, ny usp usa
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Youth
    • Refugee rights and well-being
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req8398

Job Title: Refugee Youth Summer Academy Caregiver ESOL Teacher

Sector: Education

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: New York, NY USP USA

Job Description

Position: Refugee Youth Summer Academy Caregiver ESOL Teacher


Reports to:Dean of Instruction


Position Term:June 30-August 14, 2020


Department: USP


Location: New York


Hours: Minimum 15 hours per week, preference to candidates with more hours


Background/IRC Summary:Since 1999, the IRC has developed partnerships with New York City public schools, community-based organizations and local colleges and universities to support the positive development of refugee youth and their communities in New York City.The Education and Learning Program provides year-round programming working directly with refugee youth, their parents and families, and their schools.

Job Overview/Summary:The Refugee Youth Summer Academy (RYSA) is a six-week program focusing on preparing newly arrived refugee youth to succeed at their grade level in the New York City public school system. Up to 130 students from ages 5 – 21 from over 20 countries will participate in academic, creative arts, physical education, and life skills classes. Field trips are held on Fridays.

The Caregiver ESOL Teacher is an unpaid internship position.The role is responsible for planning and delivering engaging, responsive adult ESOL curriculum and instruction to the culturally- and linguistically-diverse RYSA caregivers’ group.Caregiver ESOL classes will take place for 2.5 hours, Monday-Thursday mornings, throughout the 6 week Program.

Position Term:

  • June 30-August 14, 2020


  • Training: June 30 & July 1, 2: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Main Program: July 6 – August 14: Monday – Thursday, 2.5 hours per day plus 2 hours per week for planning, grading, and assessments and 1 evening of caregiver/teacher conferences on July 29, 2020.

Learning Objectives:

  • Intern will strengthen ability to plan and deliver differentiated ESOL instructions to a diverse group of caregivers, at beginner level English
  • Intern will strengthen ability to coordinate and collaborate with teaching staff, especially with Caregiver Liaison, Academic Lead and Classroom Culture Lead Teachers, in order to provide holistic educational service to the whole family
  • Intern will strengthen ability to lead adult learners in building a community of trust and Voice in order to positively impact the Program

Major Responsibilities:

·Participate in June Teachers’ Meet & Greet on June 25, pre-program planning session, pre-program All Staff trainings, and all program meetings and staff development activities, thereafter

·Plan 6 weeks of culturally competent, trauma-informed ESOL curriculum and lesson plans for a culturally- and linguistically-diverse class of up to 25 RYSA caregivers

·Submit detailed daily lesson plans utilizing the RYSA lesson plan format, weekly, in advance of date of instruction

·Complete and log all pre-, formative, and summative assessments, including content area pre-assessments of pupils to inform curriculum and lesson design. Complete all staff program evaluations

·Regularly review pupils’ progress and maintain bodies of evidence for each pupil

·Complete all required reporting on time. Comply with all agency policies and protocols

·Productively communicate and collaborate with all IRC Staff, Student Support Interns, Caregiver Engagement Intern, Academic Lead and Classroom Culture Lead Teachers

·Participate in 1 evening caregiver/teacher conference during the Academy

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to:Youth Education Coordinator
Position directly supervises:

Indirect Reporting: N/A
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
The Caregiver ESOL Teacher will provide assessment data to the Education & Learning Manager.



Job Requirements:

·Bachelor’s degree in education or related field; Candidate for a Master’s degree preferred

·A minimum of 2 years teaching ESL/ESOL; TESOL certification highly preferred

·Proven success planning and delivering culturally responsive, trauma-informed, sheltered-instructional curricula for classes of diverse adult beginner ELLs

·Cultural competency, required

·Experience working with refugees or other immigrant populations, highly preferable

·Ability to work independently and as part of a team

·Second language proficiency language proficiency in relevant language, highly desirable (including French, Spanish, Dari, Farsi, Pashto, Arabic, Mandingo, Bambara, Wolof, Fulani, Tibetan, Russian, Urdu, Bengali, Haitian Creole, Burmese and Nepali)

·Highly organized, dependable, responsive, and collaborative work style required

Working Environment: RYSA takes place in a centrally located public school (TBD) in New York City.


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