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Playworks Full-time AmeriCorps Member (New York, NY)

Actively Recruiting

Openings

5 currently recruiting

Service Dates

December 3, 2018 - July 31, 2019

Application Window

October 26, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Location

  • New York, NY

Contact Information

Joshua Hatfield
joshua.hatfield@playworks.org

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Description

This full-time Playworks AmeriCorps Member role brings healthy play and physical activity to low-income schools to create a positive environment for learning and teaching. Members are provided with extensive training and placed in an elementary school to work alongside teachers and school administrators to implement our on-site Playworks program. Members also generate community and family involvement in their school community by recruiting and supporting volunteers and facilitating community engagement activities.

Members commit to serving a full school year of at least 900 hours. This position position typically requires more than 40 hours per week and includes night and weekend sports league and community engagement activities. Members typically start service in August, and serve until the end of the school year.

Playworks AmeriCorps Members currently serve in 23 cities across the nation. For more information and to see what cities are currently recruiting AmeriCorps Members please visit:
http://www.playworks.org/coach

This full-time Playworks AmeriCorps Member role brings healthy play and physical activity to low-income schools to create a positive environment for learning and teaching. Members are provided with extensive training and placed in an elementary school to work alongside teachers and school administrators to implement our on-site Playworks program. Members also generate community and family involvement in their school community by recruiting and supporting volunteers and facilitating community engagement activities.

Members commit to serving a full school year of at least 900 hours. This position position typically requires more than 40 hours per week and includes night and weekend sports league and community engagement activities. Members typically start service in August, and serve until the end of the school year.

Playworks AmeriCorps Members currently serve in 23 cities across the nation. For more information and to see what cities are currently recruiting AmeriCorps Members please visit:
http://www.playworks.org/coach
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Living Allowance

$2300 - $2600 monthly

Benefits

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

Additional Benefits

Individuals will be enrolled as AmeriCorps service members (see www.americorps.gov) Modest living stipend (paid out semi-monthly, with amounts varying by region) Education award up to $2,960 for use at Title IV college or university tuition or to pay back qualified student loans (requires completion of a minimum of 900 hours of service) Health insurance for member at no cost Possible child care expense reimbursement (http://www.americorpschildcare.com/) Develop leadership skills and gain valuable experience for a career in education and youth development Make a lasting difference in children’s lives and your community

Education Requirements

GED

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

Be at least 18 years of age and have US Citizenship or Permanent Resident status
High school diploma or equivalent
Demonstrated experience leading and/or teaching groups of children with the ability to engage and inspire youth
Demonstrated commitment to national and community service
Dedicated to completing a full year of service (typically a 6 month school year and 900 hours of service)
Experience interacting with diverse communities and the ability to integrate into and existing school community
Knowledge of computer and internet based programs for use in communication and record keeping requirements
Access to reliable transportation (public transportation or personal transport) to/from assigned school
Candidates must clear a National Sex Offender Public Registry, State criminal check, and FBI background check
Successful completion of TB test (upon hire)

Desired Languages

English, Spanish

Other Conditions

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

Service Details

Focus Areas

Education & Youth

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Early Childhood Program, Elementary School, National Nonprofit/Affiliate

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities

Contact Information

Joshua Hatfield
joshua.hatfield@playworks.org

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