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WSC, Literacy Source, Adult Basic Skills Instructor
 
 
 
Since 1986 Literacy Source has helped transform lives by providing free classes, tutoring and learning resources for low-income adults who want to improve their basic reading, writing, math and computer skills; learn English; study for a high school diploma or GED; or prepare to become citizens. Each year, Literacy Source trains and supports 200+ volunteers who provide small group and individualized instruction to nearly 500 adults in the Seattle area. Our programs include: * Basic skills instruction in reading, writing and math * Integrated, individualized and classroom computer instruction * English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction for immigrants and refugees * GED and Citizenship preparation * Assistance with naturalization applications for citizenship students * Transitions class at King County Correctional Facility Our learners range in age from 18-82 and speak more than 40 languages. 70% of our students have less than 12 years of school and fully 46% less than 9 years. Our students face great challenges and strive for success against tremendous odds: over 98% of our students are low-income, 56% are immigrants and refugees. Low literacy and/or English language skills prevent too many adults from getting, keeping, and advancing in jobs, raising school-ready children, supporting their children’s learning, and ultimately fully participating in our community. Our AmeriCorps project will focus on increasing economic opportunities for low-income adults by providing basic skills training (reading, writing, math), GED preparation and Adult ESL education. The two AmeriCorps Members will be part of our Instructional Advising Team - developing curricula, teaching classes, counseling students, and training volunteer teachers and tutors. In addition to providing instruction, the Members will help with outreach and recruitment of volunteer tutors. This program is contingent on funding.
 
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Member Duties : Plan and teach on-going basic skills classes incorporating employability and digital learning skills. Manage caseload of students, conducting intake interviews and on-going assessment, and helping students establish a learning plan to make progress in achieving goals. Match students with individual tutors. Provide instructional support to volunteers. Provide one-to-one tutoring for students. Develop and conduct workshops for students on employment related topics, including interview skills, resume writing and more. Develop supported computer lab time for students to access on-line learning opportunities. Conduct outreach to increase community awareness of Literacy Source. Coordinate and produce a monthly student newsletter.
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Education . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Public Speaking ,  Education . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
WSC, Literacy Source, Adult Basic Skills Instructor

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2015  -   07/15/2016

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  25

Program Locations WASHINGTON   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  

Accepting Applications
From  05/01/2015  To  08/15/2015 

Contact Lindsey Kafer
720 N 35th St
Seattle   WA   98103
206-782-2050
wscip@esd.wa.gov
www.literacysource.org
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 51027


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