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Expanded Learning Mentor

CalSERVES AmeriCorps
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The program applies a layered approach implemented by the CalSERVES Mentors for K – 8 students. All students at the school site benefit from the support of organized collaborative games and conflict resolution during recess/break and lunch. Students in need of additional supports will be assessed and assigned targeted tutoring services. Additionally, some students will receive intensive mentoring services.

Service Activities

School Climate:
• Plan and lead focused activities during recess/breaks, lunch, and transition times during the core day and after school to embed positive behavior
• Support the program by encouraging participation, attendance and engagement through parent nights, clubs, field trips, and homework support
Academic Tutoring:
• Plan and lead daily 30-minute paired, tutoring sessions focusing on Literacy or STEM to enhance the academic development of students
• Plan and lead weekly 30-minute mentoring sessions focused on developing social skills to help remove barriers to learning
• Participate in training and professional development to improve quality services for youth
• Participate in National Service events to support the local community
• Opportunity to develop skills in data collection and analysis, event planning, and communication

Community Need Addressed

This role provides an exciting opportunity to be part of an ambitious team working towards closing the achievement gap and removing barriers to learning for youth.

Position Outcomes

Students are at the heart of our work. We are seeking a proactive, enthusiastic and independent CalSERVES Mentor to support the academic and social skills development of high-need students in local area schools. Our program partners with schools to identify students who would benefit from a positive, adult role model that can give targeted academic support as well as mentor students to be their most resilient selves.


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

Education Benefits

College Degree, GED/High School Diploma

CPR/First Aid

Skills you will gain

Organization, flexibility, motivation,c ontinuous professional development in personalized areas, learning to accept constructive feedback, growth with ethics and integrity, adaptability with changes in working environment, multitasking, collaboration and cooperation, conflict resolution, teamwork, tutoring and mentoring, volunteer management and engagement, relationship building, develop leadership and interpersonal skills, and much more!

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, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Arts & Culture, Economic Security, Education & Youth
  • Length of Service 11 Months
  • Education Requirements High School Graduate
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Elementary School, Middle School, School District
  • Weekly Training Hours 5

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