READS Program Facilitator
Erie Neighborhood House is a progressive social service agency serving the Chicago metropolitan area and dedicated to promoting a just and inclusive society. Our Little Village READS program, a volunteer driven after-school literacy intervention program for 1st-3rd graders in need of additional reading support, is seeking a full-time (40 hours a week) READS Program Facilitator for its Little Village Site; this is a 40 hour a week position, Monday through Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm. Some morning and evening hours required. Reporting to the Literacy Coordinator, the READS program facilitator basic function is to manage the day to day programing requirements of the READS program.
- Be onsite during program time to work with students and volunteers, facilitate daily activities and encourage student participation.
- Recruit volunteers by maintaining online presence, attending college volunteer fairs, and building relationships with volunteer organizations.
- Communicate with volunteers on a daily basis.
- Maintain productive working relationship with parents, teachers and partner schools in order to provide holistic, inclusive literacy services.
- Ensure all food, fire and safety requirement are met and files properly maintained.
- With the help of the Literacy coordinator create daily lesson plans that target students’ instructional reading level and reflect researched-based practices and interactive learning while addressing the diverse needs of learners.
- Promote an inclusive and safe class community where students’ experiences and assets are resources for learning.
- With the help of the Literacy Coordinator plan, promote and facilitate family reading nights.
- Track student progress and success through the Fountas&Pinnell Baseline Assessment System and alternative methods. (Will be trained in administering assessment)
- Maintain and submit attendance records weekly.
- Document outcomes and student successes in ETO (efforts to outcomes) data base.
- Maintain supplies and collaborate with ordering.
- Participate in regular Erie Neighborhood House staff meetings, curriculum meetings, and events.
- Participate in professional development activities.
- Perform other related duties as necessary.
- Work collaboratively with READS interns and other site programs and staff.
Qualifications and Requirements
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Youth Development or related field required,
- Ability to work well with a diverse group of learners, collaborate with the Erie team and volunteer tutors, and perform program administrative duties.
- Commitment to social justice and sensitivity to the assets and challenges of a diverse group of adult learners.
- Spanish fluency is a plus
Erie Neighborhood House is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Accredited by NAEYC & National Afterschool Association; recognized by Board of Appeals (BIA)*
United Way Member