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Play And Learning Strategies (PALS) Instructor (Closed)

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

August 13, 2018 - July 31, 2019

Application Window

February 15, 2018 - August 10, 2018

Location

  • Austin, TX

Contact Information

Misty Lassiter
ralexander@willread.org

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Service with AmeriCorps is an enriching and educational experience that is unlike any other employment opportunity. A term of service lasts for 11 months, during which you will need to serve 1700 hours with one of the Literacy Coalition's community partner agencies. It is a great opportunity to work in the Austin nonprofit community and network with many different nonprofit organizations. During your 11 month term, you will be paid a stipend of just over $12,600, in bi-weekly payments of approximately $560. You will also receive free health benefits and many professional development trainings aimed at helping you develop teaching skills and other important skills such as networking and resume writing. Finally, upon successful completion of your 1700 hour term of service, you will receive an education award of over $5,900 that can be used to pay off student loans or to pay for future schooling.

PALS is a pilot parent engagement program operated in partnership with the Children's Learning Institute at the University of Texas Health Science Center, the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas, and community-based literacy service providers. 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, members will be working with children (ages 2 - 5) to build reading and math skills in order to prepare for Kindergarten. Members will be able to create and implement lessons for their learners. They will also take part in client outreach by going into the community and recruiting parents and children for PALS classes.

Service with AmeriCorps is an enriching and educational experience that is unlike any other employment opportunity. A term of service lasts for 11 months, during which you will need to serve 1700 hours with one of the Literacy Coalition's community partner agencies. It is a great opportunity to work in the Austin nonprofit community and network with many different nonprofit organizations. During your 11 month term, you will be paid a stipend of just over $12,600, in bi-weekly payments of approximately $560. You will also receive free health benefits and many professional development trainings aimed at helping you develop teaching skills and other important skills such as networking and resume writing. Finally, upon successful completion of your 1700 hour term of service, you will receive an education award of over $5,900 that can be used to pay off student loans or to pay for future schooling.

PALS is a pilot parent engagement program operated in partnership with the Children's Learning Institute at the University of Texas Health Science Center, the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas, and community-based literacy service providers. 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, members will be working with children (ages 2 - 5) to build reading and math skills in order to prepare for Kindergarten. Members will be able to create and implement lessons for their learners. They will also take part in client outreach by going into the community and recruiting parents and children for PALS classes.
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Living Allowance

$1139 - $1139 monthly

Benefits

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

Additional Benefits

In addition to the above benefits, the Literacy Coalition offers resources to help develop our members as teachers and to help them find employment after completion of AmeriCorps service. We provide a number of training sessions throughout the service year (at least one a month) ranging in scope from volunteer management to resume writing and networking workshops. In addition, members are paired with mentors who are experts in teaching in their respective fields, in order to help members develop their teaching skills.

Education Requirements

Some College

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

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

Age Requirement

21 - 99

Service Details

Focus Areas

Education & Youth

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Suburban, 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

Misty Lassiter
ralexander@willread.org

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