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AmeriCorps Member at Wenatchee Valley YMCA

AmeriCorps of Chelan Douglas Community Action Council
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This position add targeted enrichment and tutoring to enhance the work of our amazing team, who already provide enriching educational activities, teach teamwork and social skills, and support children as they grow and learn. You will help build, create, and provide a program that supplements a strong existing program, while targeting and closing recent student learning gaps.

Service Activities

Works with the Director of Child Care and Senior Director of Programs to provide specified tutoring and enrichment opportunities on-site within our six licensed school age childcare programs. Works in partnership with other staff to create and implement this programming through STEM, math, and language arts curriculum for improving pandemic learning loss.
Implements strategies for motivating children to achieve targeted learning goals. Implements curriculum within established guidelines. Provides direction for the children within the programs.
Trains, develops, schedules and directs grant funded staff and volunteers as needed to support these aims. Assists with development of each site’s childcare programs to fulfill these enrichment and tutoring objectives.
Nurtures children through purposeful programming dedicated to building achievement and belonging and relationships among youth and within families.
Cultivates positive relationships and maintains effective communication with parents and guardians. Engages parents and guardians as volunteers and connects them to the Y.
Assists in the marketing, distribution, and direct communication of program information.
Models relationship-building skills and encourages leadership by example in all interactions utilizing the Y’s core character values.
Ensures all program inquiries and complaints are addressed appropriately in a timely manner.
Maintains required program records including student progress reports as assigned.
Assists with coordinated efforts of the staff team to ensure the security of the offsite program location in order to protect the safety of the members, participants, staff and the public.
Maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.
Assists with ordering and maintains all tutoring program supplies.
Attends and participates in staff meetings, trainings, and special activities.
Participates in STARS continuing education and completes required ongoing trainings as required by the Y including but not limited to Child Abuse Prevention training.

Community Need Addressed

Every day hundreds of children enjoy the YMCA Student Care program as fun and engaging school-site, before and after school care. A new and dynamic program has been added to Student Care, which targets pandemic learning loss in school age children. Our Tutor and Enrichment Programs provide one on one tutoring opportunities as well as hands on STEAM based experiences. With the help of volunteers and a well-organized STEAM curriculum.

Position Outcomes

Provide a safe, supervised, and enriching environment to children and youth to increase their academic achievement level, school and community connectedness, physical activity, and social/life skills.


Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance

STARS basic training through Washington DCYF CPR, First Aid, and Food Handlers Card Bloodborne Pathogen and Child Abuse Prevention Training Medication Management

Education Benefits

STARS basic training through Washington DCYF CPR, First Aid, and Food Handlers Card Bloodborne Pathogen and Child Abuse Prevention Training Medication Management

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
Derive consensus, 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, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
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, Effectively delegate tasks, 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
  • Focus Areas Education & Youth
  • Length of Service 11 Months
  • Education Requirements High School Graduate
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting School-based Nonprofit
  • Weekly Training Hours 5

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