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Intermountain AmeriCorps member at the Wenatchee School District

Intermountain AmeriCorps - Wenatchee
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The Wenatchee School District After School Expanded Learning Programs are seeking AmeriCorps members that want to share and grow their skills while making a difference in students' lives. In this position, you will:
-Work as part of a team made up of staff from 7 program sites
-Attend a variety of trainings on youth development and youth program
quality
-Develop, implement, and lead engaging enrichment activities for
elementary and/or middle school students during after school and summer
programming
-Coordinate programs and activities which could include: parent education
classes, social media, recreation leagues, volunteer oversight

Service Activities

-Plan and Lead Enrichment Activities for after school and summer programs
-Complete lesson plans on time
-Work alongside site coordinators to develop leadership skills
-Provide daytime classroom support
-Participate in staff meetings and trainings
-Coordinate programs and activities based on organizational needs and members' strengths and interests. Program coordination could include: Social Media, Parent Education and Engagement Activities, Volunteer Program, Recreation Leagues, Field Trips, and Event Planning

Community Need Addressed

Provide a wide range of enriching activities, academic support and community field trips outside of the regular school day.

Position Outcomes

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

Benefits

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

SafeSchools: 5 hours of online training in topics including, but not limited to: Student Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Bullying, Suicide Awareness, Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Prevention and Students Experiencing Homelessness: Awareness and Understanding. Youth Methods Trainings: A series of 2- to 3-hour workshops focused on Program Quality. They are delivered in the participatory learning method and provide point-of-service staff with practical skills that they can implement immediately. Trainings include but are not limited to: Active Participatory Approach, Building Community, and Planning and Reflection.

Education Benefits

College Degree

Skills you will gain

tutoring, mentoring, time management, student engagement

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
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
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, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas 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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