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Assistant Tutor to the Homeless

Company: Waterbury Public Schools
Location: Waterbury
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

Position Type: Tutors/Assistant Tutor to HomelessDate Posted: 1/25/2022Location: + Other...Date Available: Immediately After HireClosing Date: Until Position is FilledWaterbury Public Schools JOB CLASSIFICATION TITLE: Assistant Tutor to the Homeless DIVISION/DEPARTMENT: Location: INCUMBENT NAME: EHC Grant Funded BARGAINING UNIT CLASSIFICATION: Non-Union REPORTS TO: Receives administrative direction from the Program Director or other administrative official of a higher grade FLSA DESIGNATION: Non-Exempt; Part-Time: 8-10 hours per week, Monday-Friday; Hourly Rate: $16.00 Note: This is a part-time, non-union, grant funded position with no benefits that exists only as long as funds are available. PART I - SUMMARY OF CLASSIFICATION This class is accountable for assisting in the provision of tutoring services and educational support to students who are academically at-risk and works as member of the team to plan, implement, and coordinate shelter programs. PART II - MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES A. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: General Experience: Associate degree from an accredited college or university is required. Preference will be given to applicants with a Bachelor degree in a related field. Experience working with children and adolescents. Preferred: Experience in an urban school district and/or a multi-cultural environment. Special Requirement: In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made prior to appointment. B. CREDENTIALS: C. LICENSURES, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator's license. D. CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: E. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of and respect for the diverse backgrounds (cultural, linguistic, environmental) of students and how these characteristics affect the student's life and learning; Knowledge of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Scientific Research Based Interventions (SRBI); Oral and written communication skills; Organizational skills; Strong interpersonal and social skills; Ability to apply the principles of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Scientific Research Based Interventions (SRBI); Ability to assist and reinforce elements that support a safe, healthy, and effective teaching and learning environment; Ability to assist in adapting instructional strategies and materials according to the needs of the student; Ability to collect and record performance data on students while respecting student confidentiality and the laws regarding ethical practices of assessment; Ability to collect objective and accurate information on student behavior, as appropriate; Ability to coordinate and implement academic, recreational, and daily living programs; Ability to effectively employ a variety of strategies that reinforce positive behavior; Ability to establish and maintain rapport with students; Ability to follow oral and written direction of program administrator, seeking clarification as needed; Ability to maintain and foster a creative educational environment conducive to learning and participation; Ability to motivate students and to improve their academic skills; Ability to participate as a member of the educational team when requested to attend conferences with families or primary caregivers, with an understanding of some of the concerns of parents; Ability to reinforce the development of student social skills by using appropriate strategies to modify the environment; Ability to use ethical practices for confidential communication about students; Ability to use strategies that promote the student's independence; Ability to utilize learning styles theory in supporting instructional practices; Ability to work collaboratively with students, parents, staff, and administration; Ability to work with students from varied backgrounds, age groups, and skill levels; Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds. PART III - POSITION SUPERVISES: N/A PART IV - ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The following identifies the primary and essential functions of the position and is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of all duties.Answers questions on course content, and aids in the comprehension of course materials; Assists in implementing a creative educational program incorporating academics, health and life skills to motivate each resident; Assists in planning and facilitating tutoring and skill development for program participants; Communicates with students, parents, and teachers, regarding students' overall performance; Evaluates the effectiveness of educational, recreational, and social program of the shelter and community agencies and reports findings to the Program Director; Facilitates academic and enrichment activities; Fosters and maintains a creative educational environment conducive to learning and participation; Fosters positive relations with the residents, their families, and staff; Helps individual students or small groups of students with homework; Helps students develop a positive attitude toward learning, productive study skills, and remediate skill deficits to achieve success in school, as well develop self-confidence; Maintains a daily log of students receiving services which would include progress reports, problems, concerns and other observations; Maintains accurate records and files for the program; Participates in professional development activities and program related meetings; Plans a scheduled educational program in conjunction with the Homebound Teacher; Plans and implements a summer program of educational and recreational activities for residents; Plans, implements, and documents the process that considers the racial, cultural, and ethnic background of residents with activities such as meals, holidays, and festivals; Prepares the program environment for learning activities; Provides individualized programmed materials; Records educational and recreational activities that encourage participation and enthusiasm of residents and maintains files on available community activities; Respects and promotes the purposes of the Homeless Shelter as outlined in the Mission Statement; Submits student information as required; Supports classroom teachers and other faculty to provide academic instructions to students; Works one-on-one and in small group instructional settings; Works with audio-visual equipment, computers and/or assistive technology; Performs other related work as assigned. PART V - Working Conditions, Physical and Mental Requirements Employees appointed to positions in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties of the class. A physical examination may be required. Frequency: Place an "X" in each box that is appropriate to the job. NEVER (N) OCCASIONALLY (O) FREQUENTLY (F) CONSTANTLY (C) 0 % of Shift 1-33% of Shift 34-66% of Shift 67-100% of Shift Working Conditions N O F C Working Conditions N O F C Physical Demands Depth Perception X Balancing X Color distinction X Bending (forward)(backward) X Peripheral vision X Climbing (stairs, ladders, etc.) X Driving X Crawling X Visual Acuity (far) X Crouching X Visual Acuity (near) X Feeling X Physical strength: Grasping X Little physical effort (-10 lbs.) X Hand/eye/foot coordination X Light work (-20 lbs.) X Hearing X Medium work (20-50 lbs.) X Kneeling X Heavy work (50-100 lbs.) X Lifting above shoulders X Very heavy work (100+ lbs.) X Lifting from below knees X Environmental conditions Operating heavy mech. equip. X Cold (50 degrees F or less) X Physical intervention X Heat (90 degrees F or more) X Pulling X Physical strength: Pushing X Confinement to small/restricting area X Reaching (overhead) X Exposure to bodily fluids X Repetitive motion (keyboarding) X Exposure to chemicals, solvents, etc. X Restraining X Exposure to dampness X Sitting X Exposure to extreme wetness X Squatting X Exposure to gases and fumes X Standing X Exposure to high humidity X Stooping X Exposure to loud noises or vibration X Talking X Exposure to mechanical hazards X Transferring (wheelchairs, etc.) X Exposure to physical danger X Twisting X Exposure to temperature extremes X Walking X Exposure to unpleasant odors X The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities and duties performed by personnel so classified. Waterbury Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the District when necessary.

Keywords: Waterbury Public Schools, Waterbury , Assistant Tutor to the Homeless, Other , Waterbury, Connecticut

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