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PALS Early Childhood Instructor

Actively Recruiting

Openings

5 currently recruiting

Service Dates

August 16, 2021 - July 15, 2022

Application Window

January 25, 2021 - July 31, 2021

Location

  • Austin, TX

Contact Information

Courtney Salcedo
(512) 326-8655
americorps@willread.org

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Position Details

AmeriCorps Member

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Description

Become part of the Texas Family Literacy AmeriCorps team and help Central Texas families build essential literacy skills! Located in Austin and Houston, we offer a range of education-focused national service opportunities that are making a growing difference in addressing literacy needs across our region.

Our term of service lasts for 11 months, during which you will serve 1,700 hours. You will be paid a stipend of approximately $14,279, broken into biweekly installments. You will also receive free health benefits and many professional development sessions. This training will help you develop teaching skills and other important skills such as networking and resume writing. Finally, once you complete your 1,700-hour term of service, you will receive an education award of $6,195. The education award can be used to pay off student loans or to pay for future schooling.

At the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas, we view diversity as a strength. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

PALS is a parent engagement program that also develops early literacy skills in preschool-aged children. Through weekly sessions with coaches, parents of young children learn how to support their children's cognitive and social-emotional development. While full-time instructors are working with parents, AmeriCorps members work with their children to build reading and math skills in order to prepare them for kindergarten.

Members will be trained to create and implement lessons for their young learners. They will also take part in client outreach by going into the community and recruiting parents and children for PALS classes. Please note that the PALS program is only available in Austin. Proficiency in Spanish is required for this role.

Become part of the Texas Family Literacy AmeriCorps team and help Central Texas families build essential literacy skills! Located in Austin and Houston, we offer a range of education-focused national service opportunities that are making a growing difference in addressing literacy needs across our region.

Our term of service lasts for 11 months, during which you will serve 1,700 hours. You will be paid a stipend of approximately $14,279, broken into biweekly installments. You will also receive free health benefits and many professional development sessions. This training will help you develop teaching skills and other important skills such as networking and resume writing. Finally, once you complete your 1,700-hour term of service, you will receive an education award of $6,195. The education award can be used to pay off student loans or to pay for future schooling.

At the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas, we view diversity as a strength. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

PALS is a parent engagement program that also develops early literacy skills in preschool-aged children. Through weekly sessions with coaches, parents of young children learn how to support their children's cognitive and social-emotional development. While full-time instructors are working with parents, AmeriCorps members work with their children to build reading and math skills in order to prepare them for kindergarten.

Members will be trained to create and implement lessons for their young learners. They will also take part in client outreach by going into the community and recruiting parents and children for PALS classes. Please note that the PALS program is only available in Austin. Proficiency in Spanish is required for this role.
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Living Allowance

$1298 - $1298 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

Our Member Assistance Program (MAP) offers members free mental health resources, including free sessions with mental health professionals.

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

Spanish language proficiency

Desired Languages

English, Spanish

Other Conditions

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

Age Requirement

18 - 99

Service Details

Focus Areas

Education & Youth

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Early Childhood Program, Religious Organization, School-based Nonprofit, School District

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Courtney Salcedo
(512) 326-8655
americorps@willread.org

Hosted By

Position Details

AmeriCorps Member

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