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Refugee Youth Education Department Youth Tutor

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Youth
    • Refugee rights and well-being
  • Closing Date:

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Position Title: Youth Tutor
Compensation:  Unpaid/Volunteer
Location: All programming will be remote online for fall of 2021.  The IRC NYC Resettlement Office location is 263 W. 38th St., Floor 6 NY, NY 10018
Reports to: IRC NYC Youth Education Coordinator

Position term: 

  •  Training: Attend online kickoff meeting on 10/2/21. Complete and submit all modules via Google Classroom
  • First Day of Tutoring with Students: 10/6/2021
  • Last Day of Tutoring with Students in Fall Term: 12/17/21

Position Hours:  
•Wednesday – Friday: 3-5PM EST
•Saturdays: 10AM-12PM EST

Background:

Since its inception in 1999, the IRC NYC Youth Education Department has provided refugee and other immigrant youth with year-round academic support, homework help, literacy training, English language learning, and enrichment activities.  The IRC NYC Youth Education Department programs provide immigrant youth with linguistically supportive, culturally responsive, trauma-informed learning opportunities. 

Scope of Work:

IRC volunteer Youth Tutors provide tutoring, mainly consisting of homework help, essay writing/editing, and English language development support for refugee and immigrant youth, K-12. Each tutor works with 1-3 students each day of tutoring and is responsible for submitting a case note regarding each of their tutees’ progress for each session of tutoring within 24 hours of the date of service. Each tutor may work with a student whom they have worked with in the past or a new student, as assigned. Tutors support each student with the homework/assignment they require, spanning across academic subjects/disciplines, home-language, and English language development level.

Professional Development:

All IRC Youth Tutors will complete and submit online Professional Development modules throughout the term via Google Classroom, as assigned.

Essential Position Functions:

  • Uphold full commitment to weekly schedule of tutoring sessions without absence or tardiness.
  • Facilitate homework/schoolwork help with refugee and immigrant youth tutees online.
  • Support tutee English language learning from diverse home language backgrounds and English language development levels, as assigned.
  • Complete and submit all trainings and professional development by deadline, as assigned.
  • Uphold and promote policies and practices necessary to create a linguistically supportive, culturally responsive, trauma-informed learning environment.
  • Uphold all IRC and program and child safeguarding policies and directives.
  • Work and communicate with IRC staff and volunteers as needed.
  • Write and submit case notes for each tutee worked with, for each session of tutoring, by 24-hour deadline.  Follow all program guidance for how to write complete case notes.
  • Complete assigned surveys and data tracking tasks, as assigned.
  • Complete and submit a weekly timesheet on Salesforce platform to track and codify IRC volunteer hours.
  • Additional related duties as assigned.



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