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AmeriCorps member at SkillSource

AmeriCorps of Chelan Douglas Community Action Council
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The AmeriCorps members will assist disadvantaged students in the classroom through academic tutoring and mentoring to increase student competency in math and language arts skills to obtain HSE. Members will also work with partners to facilitate work-based learning opportunities in the community including resource management.

Service Activities

• Routinely refer to Member Service Agreement requirements
• Developing lesson plans and curriculum under the guidance of certified instructors
• Assisting students with coursework
• Instructing students in basic and vocational skills
• Provide assistance to instructors and trainers with guiding and counseling students
• Developing and participating in community projects
• Complete and submit all necessary IMAC/AmeriCorps paperwork and reports in a timely manner
• Attend and complete all IMAC/AmeriCorps training and service requirements including orientation, training, team meetings and national service days

Community Need Addressed

SkillSource guides at-risk youth to succeed in school and the workforce through their partnerships with Wenatchee School District, Wenatchee Valley College, and North Central Workforce Council.
SkillSource builds workforce skills with business and one-stop partners to increase economic prosperity throughout North Central Washington and the Columbia Basin.

Position Outcomes

Support at-risk youth to succeed in school and the workforce.


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

CASAS internet basic skills assessment application and Oddessyware internet learning application that is used in the classroom. Training is provided online for CASAS and one on one by their supervisor. Oddessyware training will be provided one on one in the classroom by instructors and utilizing online tutorials.

Education Benefits

College Degree

Skills you will gain

tutoring, mentoring, time management, student engagement

Competencies You Will Develop

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
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
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
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
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, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
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, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Education & Youth
  • Length of Service 11 Months
  • Education Requirements High School Graduate
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, Higher Education Institution, High School, Local Educational Agency
  • Weekly Training Hours 5

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