Elementary School Youth Advocate
Rye Youth Council - Rye, NY

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1. Meet regularly with each 3rd and 4th grade class for a minimum of 12 weeks each year to facilitate activities for the classrooms involving health decision making, cooperation, conflict resolution, peer pressure, etc.
2. Consult with the school principals, psychologists and teachers to determine issues particular to each school/classroom.
3. Provide services in other grades as directed by the principal and the teaching staff.
4. Provide training to teachers, teacher aides and other support staff as requested to address issues facing students.
5. Meet as requested with PTO leadership to discuss services provided.
6. Provide grade specific or topic specific parent support groups.
7. Work with school administrators, parents, and excellence team and other youth advocates in developing curriculum, programs and polices that promote a safe and welcoming environment.
8. Will be able to make appropriate referrals for professional assistance as necessary

B.A. or B.S. in related field required
M.A. or M.S. in related field preferred
Two years minimum experience working with children/young adolescents
Sufficient training and experience to work effectively in a classroom setting
Sufficient training and experience to work effectively with parents, teachers and school administrators

Additional information
The position boasts part-time, flexible scheduling. Position will begin in August for planning purposes, and in the classroom/schools in September

About this company
The Rye Youth Council is a non-profit, community organization working in partnership with the schools, parents, and community to ensure that...