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AmeriCorps Member at Brewster Elementary School

AmeriCorps of Chelan Douglas Community Action Council
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Tutor and create engaging opportunities for students at Brewster Elementary School as an Intermountain AmeriCorps member. Join an AmeriCorps team that is serving economically disadvantaged and academically struggling students in North Central Washington.

Service Activities

Intermountain Americorps members will provide low-income students in the Brewster School District with evidence-informed tutoring and other academic supports in literacy. Tutoring will occur one-on one and/or in small groups of up to four students at least 60 minutes weekly for 12 to 26 weeks, before, during, or after school and/or in summer.

Community Need Addressed

AmeriCorps members and the volunteers they recruit will provide low-income students and students with special or exceptional needs in K12 schools with evidence-informed tutoring and other academic supports in literacy and. Tutoring will occur one-on-one and/or in small groups of up to four students at least 60 minutes weekly for 12 to 26 weeks, before, during, or after school and/or in summer.

Position Outcomes

Members will support students in creating a strong academic foundation in literacy and math. Many North Central Washington students come from low-income or Spanish-speaking families and need extra support to overcome barriers. Members have the chance to develop enrichment activities to share their knowledge, passions, skills, and talents with students.

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Education Benefits

College Degree

Skills you will gain

tutoring, mentoring, time management, student engagment

Competencies You Will Develop

Communication
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Teamwork
Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Decisions
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Tools
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Planning
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Service
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities
  • Focus Areas Education & Youth
  • Length of Service 11 Months
  • Education Requirements High School Graduate
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Elementary School, School District
  • Weekly Training Hours 2

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