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Summer VISTA Literacy Coach

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

June 1, 2018 - July 27, 2018

Application Window

April 11, 2018 - May 4, 2018

Location

  • Waterloo, IA

Application Details

Contact Information
Geovanni Almanza
(515) 235-4686
galmanza@compact.org

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Description

POSITION SUMMARY:
First and foremost, we are looking for summer staff who knows how to work hard, have fun, and build connections with others. If you work well with others, bring the right attitude, and have a genuine interest in the well-being of children and youth, we can provide the experience you’re looking for. For this position, it’s important you know how to work and communicate with youth of varying ages.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. The primary function will be to assist in the planning and implementation of a variety of youth
activities/programs including: Coordinating of literacy program activities
2. Assist with daily lesson/activity plans to meet the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive needs
of the children in your care.
3. Have the knowledge in age appropriate behavior management techniques and philosophy.
4. Have general understanding of children and their behavior and development.
5. Supervise and engage with the children in all activities
6. Maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times.
7. Maintain positive communication with parents/guardians
8. Develop and maintain positive relationship with the children and families.
9. Maintain the program site and equipment.
10. Maintain required program record.
11. Attend and participate in special event, program activities, staff meeting, and staff training.
12. Must have the knowledge of emergency procedures to ensure safety of children and be physically
and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and/or First aid appropriately.
13. Support the mission of the YMCA and incorporate the YMCA character development values
including Care, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility in our daily routine while working with
children, parents, and staff.
14. Perform all other duties assigned by Site Coordinator or Project Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Individuals must meet the following eligibility requirements:
● Members must be at least 17 years of age or older
● Members must have a High school diploma or equivalent
● Members must be a U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens, and persons
legally residing in a state that have the following legal residency classifications: refugee, asylum or
asylee, temporary protected status or deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status. (By law,
only VISTA members who are either: U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; or Lawful Permanent Resident
Aliens (sometimes referred to as “Lawful Permanent Residents”), are eligible to receive an
AmeriCorps Segal Education Award in lieu of a cash stipend.)
● Members must not be listed on the National Sex Offender Public Registry
● Members should be currently enrolled as a college student at an Iowa institution of Higher

EducationBenefits :
● A living stipend paid out bi-weekly from Iowa Western Community College totaling $1888 over 2
calendar months.
● Professional development and networking opportunities
● Upon successful completion of the full term of service, the Member will receive an education award of $1212 or $277 post-service stipend, from the National Service Trust.
● If the Member has received forbearance on a qualified student loan during the term of service, and the Member successfully completes the term of service, the National Service Trust will repay a
portion of the interest that accrued on the loan during the term of service according to hours served.

HOURS REQUIRED:
Twenty to forty hours per week for the duration of the program. Program dates are May
28-August 17 2018. There will also be mandatory trainings held in the month of May and
preparation days prior to the first day of camp. Required VISTA member orientation: 10 AM to 3
PM, Monday June 4th, 2018. The orientation is required for all selected Summer VISTA members.
Orientation is required for all selected SUMMER VISTA members, members who are unable to
attend this orientation will not be allowed to participate in the Summer VISTA program.

POSITION SUMMARY:
First and foremost, we are looking for summer staff who knows how to work hard, have fun, and build connections with others. If you work well with others, bring the right attitude, and have a genuine interest in the well-being of children and youth, we can provide the experience you’re looking for. For this position, it’s important you know how to work and communicate with youth of varying ages.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. The primary function will be to assist in the planning and implementation of a variety of youth
activities/programs including: Coordinating of literacy program activities
2. Assist with daily lesson/activity plans to meet the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive needs
of the children in your care.
3. Have the knowledge in age appropriate behavior management techniques and philosophy.
4. Have general understanding of children and their behavior and development.
5. Supervise and engage with the children in all activities
6. Maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times.
7. Maintain positive communication with parents/guardians
8. Develop and maintain positive relationship with the children and families.
9. Maintain the program site and equipment.
10. Maintain required program record.
11. Attend and participate in special event, program activities, staff meeting, and staff training.
12. Must have the knowledge of emergency procedures to ensure safety of children and be physically
and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and/or First aid appropriately.
13. Support the mission of the YMCA and incorporate the YMCA character development values
including Care, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility in our daily routine while working with
children, parents, and staff.
14. Perform all other duties assigned by Site Coordinator or Project Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Individuals must meet the following eligibility requirements:
● Members must be at least 17 years of age or older
● Members must have a High school diploma or equivalent
● Members must be a U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens, and persons
legally residing in a state that have the following legal residency classifications: refugee, asylum or
asylee, temporary protected status or deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status. (By law,
only VISTA members who are either: U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; or Lawful Permanent Resident
Aliens (sometimes referred to as “Lawful Permanent Residents”), are eligible to receive an
AmeriCorps Segal Education Award in lieu of a cash stipend.)
● Members must not be listed on the National Sex Offender Public Registry
● Members should be currently enrolled as a college student at an Iowa institution of Higher

EducationBenefits :
● A living stipend paid out bi-weekly from Iowa Western Community College totaling $1888 over 2
calendar months.
● Professional development and networking opportunities
● Upon successful completion of the full term of service, the Member will receive an education award of $1212 or $277 post-service stipend, from the National Service Trust.
● If the Member has received forbearance on a qualified student loan during the term of service, and the Member successfully completes the term of service, the National Service Trust will repay a
portion of the interest that accrued on the loan during the term of service according to hours served.

HOURS REQUIRED:
Twenty to forty hours per week for the duration of the program. Program dates are May
28-August 17 2018. There will also be mandatory trainings held in the month of May and
preparation days prior to the first day of camp. Required VISTA member orientation: 10 AM to 3
PM, Monday June 4th, 2018. The orientation is required for all selected Summer VISTA members.
Orientation is required for all selected SUMMER VISTA members, members who are unable to
attend this orientation will not be allowed to participate in the Summer VISTA program.
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Living Allowance

$950 - $950 monthly

Benefits

Living allowance, Training

Additional Benefits

A living stipend paid out bi-weekly from Iowa Western Community College totaling $1888 over 2 calendar months. Professional development and networking opportunities Upon successful completion of the full term of service, the Member will receive an education award of $1212 or $277 post-service stipend, from the National Service Trust. If the Member has received forbearance on a qualified student loan during the term of service, and the Member successfully completes the term of service, the National Service Trust will repay a portion of the interest that accrued on the loan during the term of service according to hours served.

Education Requirements

Some College

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Education & Youth

Weekly Hours

40

Service Type

Combination of direct and indirect service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, Higher Education Institution, Local Government Agency

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Application Details

Contact Information
Geovanni Almanza
(515) 235-4686
galmanza@compact.org

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