ELEV8 Academic Intervention Specialist

Safe Passages

About the organization

About Safe Passages

Safe Passages is an Oakland, CA based nonprofit organization committed to advocating for children, youth, and families- with a special emphasis on vulnerable populations- within the County of Alameda. We are looking for passionate, motivated and dedicated individuals like you to join one of our education focused AmeriCorps programs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

By choosing a year of service with AmeriCorps, you will have the opportunity to help meet critical needs for vulnerable populations in Alameda County, CA. As a member of our AmeriCorps team you will develop professional skills, gain hands-on experiences that will reshape your worldview, and change the way you engage with your community — all while making a difference!

Duties

The ELEV8 Youth AmeriCorps Program is a special project of Safe Passages focused on helping youth achieve academic success. AmeriCorps Members in this program provide academic intervention services to a cohort of 5-10 underperforming youth, with the goal of raising student achievement by a minimum of one full functional grade level. Members are placed at one of 12 schools in Oakland, Union City, or Emeryville, CA for a full academic year.

Primary Responsibilities

Day Time Intervention

-Provide targeted academic support using small group and 1:1 instruction.
-Input and analyze student data trends using digital data management systems.
-Build relationships with teachers and school administrators.
-Prepare materials and internalize content for during school interventions and after school programming.

After School Program

-Implement daily curriculum including academic content, social-emotional learning opportunities, and enrichment activities.
-Build and maintain a safe and supportive learning environment.
-Collaborate with manager and cohort to create your own engaging lesson plans.
-Engage families and communities to participate in evening family events and workshops.
-Keep accurate records relating to participants’ daily attendance, snack, and family participation, and submit all materials required by Program Manager.

Qualifications

Desired Qualifications:

-Interest in working with children (experience in teaching, tutoring or youth development desirable but not required)
-A positive and resilient attitude
-Communication skills necessary to work with children, school staff, and volunteers
-Strong organizational skills and ability to manage a full workload
-Flexibility and poise when dealing with stressful situations
-Experience working with diverse communities
-Demonstrated commitment to community service
-Bilingual desirable but not required

Eligibility Requirements:

-Commitment to the full term of service (until July 2022)
-All members must pass criminal history check, including FBI, DOJ, and NSOPW searches
-Proof of tuberculosis clearance
-High school diploma or equivalent (although some college work is preferred)
-Proof of citizenship or legal permanent resident status.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Service Term (August 2021 - June 2022)

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