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Playworks AmeriCorps Member Newark, NJ

Actively Recruiting

Openings

4 currently recruiting

Service Dates

November 16, 2021 - June 30, 2022

Application Window

October 25, 2021 - December 15, 2021

Location

  • Newark, NJ

Contact Information

LaToya Pearson
latoya.pearson@playworks.org

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Position Details

Playworks Full-time AmeriCorps Member Mid-Year

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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 1200 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 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 1200 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 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

Modest living stipend paid out semi-monthly, with amounts varying by region Medical health insurance at no cost Access to Dental and Vision insurance at a low cost Education award that can be used for eligible student loans, tuition, and other education related expenses after successful completion of your service year. More information here: www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/alumni/segal-americorps-education-award Child care expense reimbursement if you qualify. Learn more: www.americorpschildcare.com Enrollment as an AmeriCorps service member. For more information, visit www.americorps.gov Leadership skill development and valuable experience for a career in education and youth development Professional development opportunities Making a lasting difference in children’s lives and your community

Education Benefits

GED/High School Diploma

Education Requirements

GED

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

Essential Qualifications:
18 years of age or older
US Citizenship or Permanent Resident status
High school diploma or equivalent
Commitment to fulfilling your entire term of service with the ability to serve your scheduled hours consistently
An interest in volunteering, learning, and growing while giving back to the community
Candidates must clear a National Sex Offender Public Registry, State criminal check, and FBI background check

Nice to Have:
Experience working with or teaching groups of children with the ability to engage and inspire youth
Be an organized self-starter exhibiting good judgment with the flexibility to adapt to shifting priorities and demands
Previous commitment to national and community service as demonstrated through volunteerism or other service work
Experience interacting with diverse communities and the ability to integrate into an existing school community
Ongoing access to reliable transportation to and from your assigned school
Demonstrated experience leading and/or teaching groups of children with the ability to engage and inspire youth
Knowledge of computer and internet based programs for use in communication and record keeping requirements

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

Weekly Hours

40

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

LaToya Pearson
latoya.pearson@playworks.org

Hosted By

Position Details

Playworks Full-time AmeriCorps Member Mid-Year

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