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Reading Corps preschool tutors – Little Falls Community Schools

Posted on 5/17/2017 8:39:59 AM

Listing expires 6/14/2017

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Little Falls Community Schools are now recruiting for 2 full-time preschool Reading Corps tutors for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

You can help children succeed in school by giving them the extra support they need to read. Whether you’re looking to explore a new career in education, re-enter the workforce or simply want to work with kids, you can make a direct impact by serving one year as a Reading Corps Literacy Tutor.

Reading Corps, the nation’s largest state AmeriCorps program, trains tutors to directly impact over 30,000 children age 3 through grade 3 in schools across Minnesota. As a tutor, you will be trained to implement proven research-based strategies, monitor progress and help children believe in themselves and succeed—all while building your own skills and professional network. Reading Corps has seen real results and is helping catch children up to their peers.

During your eleven-month AmeriCorps service, you’ll receive extensive training, support and general professional development opportunities.  Most tutors will begin on the first day of the program year in August. Strong preference is given to applicants who can begin on time. Limited make-up trainings will be available to late start tutors.

 

Details about the positions:

Full-time (1700 hours)
$574.09 bi-weekly,
$5,815 education award.
Eligible for health insurance and child care assistance.   Average 8 hrs/day or 40 hrs/week.

Preschool Literacy Tutors are embedded into a classroom of children ages 3 to 5 to develop children’s early literacy skills in preparation for kindergarten. They collaborate with the classroom teaching staff to enhance daily literacy opportunities and conduct literacy assessments to ensure children are on track to read by the end of third grade. They commit to daytime hours.

Qualifications

·      Strong interest in education, specifically helping young children practice reading skills

·      Experience working with children, preferably as a literacy tutor

·      Dedication to community service

·      Computer skills, including the ability to navigate and use online database systems and e-mail

·      Speak, read, and write English fluently

·      Organized, responsible, flexible, motivated, professional

·      Excellent oral and written communication skills

·      Ability to accept and incorporate constructive feedback from coaches and program staff

·      Ability to take initiative and work independently

·      Ability to commit to 11 months of service (most tutors will begin August 2017)

·      High school diploma or GED and must be at least 18-years-old

·      As per federal AmeriCorps regulations, you must be a U.S. Citizen or lawful Permanent Resident Alien

How do I apply?

Submit an application at readingandmath.net (do not apply via the district website).

Questions? Contact Colette Cameron at ccameron@lfalls.k12.mn.us or 320-616-6229.

Application deadline:  May 31, 2017



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Colette Cameron
Literacy Coordinator
Little Falls Community Schools
320-616-6229
ccameron@lfalls.k12.mn.us