2013 Teacher's Assistant_Seymour
Summer Advantage USA - Seymour, IN

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Summer Advantage USA, Inc.

Position Announcement:
2013 Teacher’s Assistant

IF YOU HAVE A DESIRE TO MAKE A CHANGE IN THE LIVES OF YOUNG PEOPLE, THEN SHARE YOUR ENTHUSIASM AS A SUMMER ADVANTAGE, USA STAFF MEMBER.

SCHOLARSHIP ~ CITIZENSHIP ~ SUCCESS

Organizational Overview: One of the most effective tools to improve student achievement – summer learning – is currently one of the most underutilized. Summer learning, not be confused with summer school, provides children with a rich array of academics and enrichment (i.e., art, music, engineering, physical fitness, and community service); connects children with experienced educators and caring adult mentors; and engages parents more deeply in the education of their children.

By engaging all children in summer learning programs, we can increase children's state test scores, improve high school graduation rates, reduce risky behavior, and most importantly, ensure all children receive a well-rounded, high quality education.

Summer Advantage USA will bring high quality summer learning programs to children throughout the country using a business model focused on sustainability and growth.

Program dates:
Training dates: June 17-June 21

Program dates: June 24 - July 26

Workday

Full day; mornings and afternoons

Position Description: Summer Academic Teacher’s Assistants (TA ) support the Summer Academic Teachers and Enrichment Teachers in providing academic and enrichment lessons to summer scholars. TAs are also responsible for providing summer scholars with continuity and mentorship, key components of Summer Advantage scholars’ success. TAs work the full work day.

Responsibilities:
Assist teacher in classroom set up and clean up of classroom each day.

Conduct daily attendance checks.

Assist Academic & Enrichment Teachers in planning and delivering daily lessons; photocopy lesson related materials.

Lead delivery of activities as planned with the teacher.

Assist teacher in reviewing and correcting all home work, quizzes, tests, etc.

Assist teacher in evaluating scholars and preparation of progress reports; assist in administering assessments, and creating portfolios.

Ensure that academic and social goals are achieved for all scholars.

Assist in providing behavior management and behavior interventions; assist in injury and incident reports.

Attend staff meetings and provide program evaluations.

Assist on all field trips with scholars.

Collect and submit data for program evaluation.

Act as a mentor and role model for scholars.

Maintain classroom supplies.

Supervise scholars as determined by management during guest speakers, lunch, and recess.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Passion for working with elementary school children who live in under resourced communities.

A Bachelor’s degree, currently in college, or some college required.

One (1) year or program season of experience working with an established organization in education or childcare.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Computer and internet skills are required.

Regional compliance requirements, including fingerprinting and criminal background check.

Summer Advantage USA, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Summer Advantage USA participates in E-verify in states that require.