Assistant Facilitator - AmeriCorps
The Children's Aid Society - New York, NY

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Brief description of program

AmeriCorps is a national network of programs that engages more than 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in communities throughout the nation. AmeriCorps offers several ways to get involved, from part-time local service programs to full-time residential programs. Members receive guidance and training so they can make a contribution that suits their talents, interests, and availability.

The Children’s Aid Society is a recent recipient of an AmeriCorps Grant and is looking for individuals to join in the mission to promote academic improvement, leadership, physical health, and positive emotional and social development so students will succeed in school and have the fundamental skills to make positive transitions in their lives.

Under the supervision of a Program Director at each site, Assistant Facilitators will manage groups of children, lead activities, and provide homework help and assist in activities. Assistant Facilitators will also serve a critical role in after-school programming by targeting those students exhibiting poor attendance and engaging this subset throughout the course of the year.

Job duties
  • Plan and implement activities from either Foundations (for K-3) or KidzLit (4th& 5thgrade)
  • Develop and maintain an effective system of classroom management that encourages children to develop pro-social behavior and self-discipline.
  • Collect and organize samples of children’s work from each unit (for Foundations) or each book) for KidzLit)
  • Communicate regularly with Educational Coordinator or other designated CAS personnel regarding needs for materials and supplies to support the curriculum.
  • Attend curriculum meetings with the Education Coordinator or the Children’s Aid Society Curriculum Director on a monthly basis or as otherwise indicated.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent classroom management skills and proven ability to employ a variety of behavior management techniques to create a safe and fun learning environment
  • An understanding of and sensitivity to the emotional, social and academic needs of students during different developmental stages
Required Academic and Experience Qualifications:
  • Experience working with student populations in grades 1-3 or 6-8
  • A demonstrated ability to motivate, stimulate and challenge students to commit, participate, and remain engaged throughout the program
  • Members must be at least 17 years old and at least a senior in high school.
  • All members must be approved to work in DOE school as determined by Department of Health and/or Department of Education through an FBI criminal background check. Potential members must be free of any sexual offense charges as determined through an online check of the National Sex Offender Registry.

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Full or Part Time:
Part Time

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Tri-State Area

Minimum Education:
HS Graduate or GED
Associate's Degree

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