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Newcoming Youth Academy - Peer Mentor

New York City

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Youth
  • Closing Date:
Job Description
Job Title: Mini-NYSA Peer Mentor
Band / Level / Grade: 9B1
Department: USP
Location: New York
Overtime Eligible: Non-exempt (per local law)

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: Mini-NYSA is a one-week program focusing on preparing newcomer youth to succeed at their grade level in the New York City public school system. Up to 20 students ages 11 - 18 will participate in English Language Arts and social emotional learning classes. There will be a field trip on Friday.
Peer Mentors support the students' academic and social emotional growth during the Academy. Peer Mentors will be placed with one class of students for the duration of the Academy, supporting Lead Teachers to ensure productive & enriching lessons, and serving as positive role models for youth.
From Monday to Friday, all Peer Mentors work the full day (8:00am to 4:00pm) to support students in both classes and trips.
Position Term: April 10 - April 14, 2023 from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Major Responsibilities:
Participate in all All-Staff orientations and Training days, as well as all program meetings and staff development activities thereafter
Model appropriate student behavior and academic engagement with students at all times
Assist teachers and staff with various classroom management activities and lessons on a daily basis
Tutor students individually or in small groups at the direction of the teacher
Assist in supervision of daily student meals and student sign in/out
Assist teachers and staff with afternoon activities and field trips on Fridays
Act as a positive role model for newcomer youth
Complete all staff evaluations
Other tasks as assigned by Lead and Co-Teachers, and NYSA staff as requested

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to:  Youth Program Coordinator & Youth Education Coordinator
Position directly supervises:  N/A
Other Internal and/or external contacts: N/A
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