Dari/Pashto ELL Support Educator
Seattle (United States of America)
IRC Background: The mission of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933, the IRC has a presence in over 40 countries and 27 offices in the United States; the IRC leads the way from harm to home. IRC opened an office in Seattle in 1976 and provides a continuum of services including intensive case management, employment and economic empowerment services, immigration assistance, health and wellness programming, and education support to refugee and immigrant families in Washington State. IRC Seattle is committed to providing trauma-informed, equitable, and accessible services and maintaining and evolving a diverse, inclusive, and supportive workplace.
Job Overview:The vision of the IRC Seattle Youth Program is that youth from refugee and immigrant backgrounds will have the skills and resources necessary to pursue a future of opportunity. The Youth Program works towards this vision by providing educational and enrichment opportunities to help school-aged youth from refugee and immigrant backgrounds catch up on missed education, adjust to their new school, accelerate English language development, and build positive relationships in the school and community. This position is a short-term 8-month position from January through August 2022 designed to support the expansion of IRC’s extended learning programs in South King County. The Dari/Pashto ELL Support Educator will specifically support the expansion of programs for newcomer students from Afghanistan including push-in and pull-out support in schools during the school day, after school, mid-winter break and summer learning and enrichment programs.
- Support IRC’s Youth Program Coordinators and Specialists in the planning, preparation and teaching of the afterschool Ready to Read! program, Child Friendly Space, mid-winter break, and summer learning and enrichment programs for elementary students.
- Facilitate small-group activities and lessons with 3-5 students including math, literacy, art, recreation, and social and emotional learning.
- Provide 1:1 support to students needing more individualized instruction.
- Support Youth Program Coordinators and Specialists with attendance, classroom management, distribution and collection of learning materials, and COVID-related health and sanitation procedures.
- Support with program outreach by calling or meeting in-person with families at school buildings or events to explain IRC’s youth programs, answer questions, and assist families in completing program enrollment forms.
- Provide academic support and guidance for newcomer students at partnering schools during the school day by either pulling out students for small group instruction and tutoring, or pushing in to classes to provide support during large group classroom instruction.
- Create safe and healing learning spaces and build supportive relationships with newcomer students utilizing a trauma informed approach in order to support students’ academic and social and emotional development.
- Participate in program meetings, staff development activities, and fully engage as a member of the IRC team.
- Comply with all policies, procedures, and protocols of the agency, including COVID Health and Safety guidelines for in-person instruction.
- Other related duties as assigned.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to:Youth Program Coordinator
Indirect Reporting: Youth and Education Program Manager and Youth Program Specialist
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: Youth Program Team, AmeriCorps Members, other IRC Seattle staff
External: EL Teachers at partner school districts