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High School and GED Classroom Assistants

YouthBuild a Program of American YouthWorks
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Our YouthBuild Program works with unemployed youth who are not in school, ages 16-24, to complete their GED or HSD, combined with hands-on job training and personal development. Students spend half their day in the classroom and half in a vocational track. Classroom duties include tutoring, preparing and presenting lesson plans, service learning projects, and occasionally accessing community resources. Valid Driver's license and ability to operate a 15-person van with training is strongly preferred.

We are looking to fill these positions between 8/15/2021-3/15/2022. Flexible start date.

Service Activities

High School and GED Classroom Assistants must be role models and provide leadership for at-risk teens and young adults. You will be assisting the teacher in a credit recovery/vocational training program. Classroom duties include tutoring, preparing and presenting lesson plans, assisting with group projects, documentation, redirecting students, and helping students access community resources. Applicants should have experience working with youth and a desire to work in an educational setting; at least 6 months service with AmeriCorps or similar organization preferred and have relevant leadership experience.

Community Need Addressed

This position will assist young adults 16-24 in the classroom studying for their GED or High School diploma. They will help create hands on lesson plans for students who were not successful in traditional high school.

Position Outcomes

Increase academic skills in young adults.

Benefits

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

Training and Case Management Services

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, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Improvise
Teamwork
Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others
Decisions
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Planning
Able to prioritize various competing tasks
Service
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Understand and anticipate the needs of others
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities
  • Focus Areas Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements Some College
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Charter School, Community-based Nonprofit, High School, School-based Nonprofit
  • Weekly Training Hours 5

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