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Join the Arlington Works! AmeriCorps Team!

Date 2015-06-23 00:06:15 Location : North America

Join the Arlington Works! AmeriCorps Team!

September 2015-August 2016

Make a difference!

Serve with AmeriCorps, gain experience with a diverse population, and learn new skills!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015-16 Arlington Works! AmeriCorps program year in Arlington, Virginia (beginning on or about September 1, 2015). We are looking for 8 full-time team members who are passionate about serving the immigrant community by providing educational services that assist low-income immigrants in gaining skills needed for greater economic and academic success. Five members will teach English with integrated technology and workplace skills to adults, and three members will help middle and high school students prepare for college and gain leadership skills. All members are involved in special projects and community service beyond their core service responsibilities.

AmeriCorps ESOL Instructors typically teach 10-15 hours a week for 3 twelve-week semesters of intensive and non-intensive English classes. Intensive classes meet 10 hours/week in the mornings or evenings. Non-intensive classes meet 4.5 hours/week on Saturdays. Classes have managed enrollment with established start and end dates. Classes are held at the Syphax Education Center (REEP's main location) and REEP satellite sites- the Arlington Mill Community Center and Thomas Jefferson Middle School. During each 12-week semester, ESOL instructors can expect to teach a Saturday class as well as a morning or evening class.

Core Responsibilities:

 Teach ESOL classes to adults using the REEP Adult Life skills ESOL Curriculum

 Plan & implement objectives-based, learner-centered English instruction that demonstrates best practices and integrates job skills and instructional technology

 Teach basic computer classes to adult English language learners

 Assess language learning needs and interests as well as abilities of learners

 Maintain and report accurate student records on attendance and progress

 Utilize volunteer teaching assistants to enhance student learning in the classroom

 Participate in REEP teacher trainings and in-services throughout the year

 Recruit, train, and support students and community volunteers for community service activities

 Enhance and expand instructional programming, resources, and program capacity, e.g.

o Update curriculum resources and other on-line resources

o Develop instructional materials for use in adult ESOL instruction

 Substitute for adult ESOL classes at multiple sites, days, and times (on an as-needed basis)

 Assist with REEP’s 40th Anniversary celebrations

 Participate fully in all team responsibilities