Childcare support for ESL Night Program
El Sol, Jupiter’s Neighborhood Resource Center, hosts English as a Second Language classes in the evenings. Many students are parents who need childcare support while attending classes. The Childcare Support Worker (CSW) is responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate night care program in compliance of relevant legislation, policies and procedures. The position will report to the Associate Director and ESL Nighttime Program Coordinator.
- Experience attending the needs of children in a friendly manner
- Experience working with diverse communities
- High school graduate or equivalent
- Computer literate
- Plan and implement activities to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of the children in the program
- Ensure facility and equipment are clean, well maintained and safe at all times
- Provide weekly and monthly schedules for activities
- Develop culturally appropriate programs and activities
- Develop activities that introduce math and literacy concepts
- Stay up to date on emergency procedures
- Ensure children are supervised at all times
- Participate with children in songs, games and storytelling
- Build the self esteem of children in care
- Establish routines and provide positive guidance
- Provide a safe and secure environment so children feel comfortable
- Implement positive discipline when required
- Clearly and effectively communicate in a manner that children understand
- Keep parents informed of program expectations and activities as required by parents, program coordinator and supervisor
- Develop a three-day activity plan with children
- Maintain a binder with attendance and other data
- Perform other related duties
Work schedule: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:30PM to 9:00PM
Please send a cover letter and resume to Dora Valdivia at email@example.com by January 18.
Volunteer Coordinator (25 hours per week)
The volunteer coordinator provides professional staff support to El Sol’s volunteers. He/she is responsible for volunteer recruitment, placement, recognition, retention, supervision and coordination.
- Assist in the screening, orientation, training and placement of new volunteers.
- Coordinate and participate at recruitment and outreach events.
- Coordinate recognition ceremony, annual thank you letters, and quarterly volunteer meetings.
- Serve as the liaison between staff and volunteers; attend staff meetings.
- Provide office coverage and assist with accepting and sorting in-kind donations
- Assist with Special Events and monthly community service events
- Identify volunteer projects and help supervise one-time groups
- Coordinate court-ordered volunteers
- Communicate regularly with volunteers for check-in and appreciation for their efforts.
- Document and log volunteer hours in tracking system and provide reports.
- Collect and manage feedback from volunteers
- Assist tracking Ambassador’s program
- Provide assistance for volunteers as needed and when requested
- Other duties may be assigned by the Executive Director
- Must have experience volunteering and/or managing volunteers
- Must be passionate about El Sol’s mission and energetic in regard to volunteer coordinator responsibilities
- Candidates bilingual in Spanish are strongly preferred
- Candidates with event planning experience are strongly preferred
Please send your resume to Jocelyn Skolnik, Executive Director at Jocelyn@friendsofelsol.org
English as a Second Language (ESL) Daytime Coordinator (EDC)
The ESL Daytime Coordinator (EDC) plays a vital role in an effective Education program at El Sol. The overall focus of the EDC is the coordination of activities to assist those adults whose first or main language is not English to function in communities as employees, parents, and citizens in English. Experience indicates that successful ESL Coordinators display the following characteristics:
- A strong desire to help others achieve success
- A strong respect for volunteers
- A strong “spirit of volunteerism”
- The ability to work effectively with other people through forming collaborative alliances, partnerships and networking
The ENC’s job consists of various tasks and activities that include:
- Supervise volunteer teachers so they can attain an acceptable classroom management and keep administrative work in order.
- Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans to a range of class levels and groups.
- Prepare tests, examination papers, and exercises for classes together with ESL teachers by level.
- Provide appropriate feedback to volunteer teachers and students on oral and written work.
- Devise, write and produce new materials, including audio and visual resources.
- Attend and contribute to training sessions.
- Participate and execute a marketing plan with activities considering advertisement of classes prior to start of each term.
- Recruit and train volunteers as required.
- Prepare information for inspection visits and other quality assurance exercises.
- Be able to replace an ESL volunteer teacher if necessary.
- Perform administrative tasks to maintain registration, attendance, grant related reports and materials as required.
- Keep and report data entry results for SERT’s system every term as required.
- Advertise classes and volunteer opportunities as needed.
- Train, schedule and supervise volunteer teachers.
- Communicate with volunteer teachers and volunteer teachers on student progress.
The ENC is charged with the responsibility of keeping the standards of the program and establishing and/or maintaining effective relationships with staff, volunteers and students.
The ENC is responsible for keeping the Associate Director informed on the progress of the program by:
- Reporting classes schedules, attendance and students’ performance results.
- Reply to the Associate Director on emails inquiring status of the program on a timely manner.
- Assess every registered student on their level and progress.
- Coordinate the graduation ceremony so that all needs in terms of scheduling, budget, student’s participation and community awareness are covered and reported to the Associate Director on a timely basis.
- Maintain all necessary data for successful grant reporting whenever is needed.
- Coordinate students’ participation status with the case manager and Associate Director not later than a week after registration process on a given term during the year is over in order to assure a clear understanding of how many students are attending classes from those that have subscribed El Sol agreement using WITS registration.
- An EDC must have completed basic volunteer tutor training and needs to possess a four-year degree or teacher certification.
- Be bilingual (Spanish/English).
- Be computer literate at user level (Microsoft Office) and know how to use emails and attachments.
- Be able to perform with limited supervision.
- Evaluate, select, and maintain an appropriate inventory of up-to-date textbooks, and other learning materials for students.
- Report program progress on a monthly and quarterly basis in formats provided on a timely manner.
- Recruit students for the program.
- Interview, screen, and orient prospective students and administer assessments.
- Recruit, interview, screen, orient, and train volunteer teachers.
- Select or assist in developing teaching aids and student supplies which are appropriate for the student’s needs.
- Help teachers and students in making student study assignments.
- May assume a supportive and mentoring role in students’ study activities.
- Monitor the registration, progress and evaluation of the student’s progress
- Maintain student records as required in the program
- Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of the ESL volunteer teachers.
- Develop and implement a process of activities to recognize achievements of students.
- Other that may be assigned
Schedule and Salary
Schedule: The coordinator is required to commit to a schedule for 9 hours a week:
Monday through Wednesday from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Interested candidates must send their resume including a detailed cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
BASIC LEVEL SPANISH TEACHER FOR ENGLISH SPEAKERS (BL-ST)
“El Sol”, Jupiter’s Neighborhood Resource Center is in need of a basic level Spanish teacher that can motivate students of different languages to develop competencies, knowledge, and skills so they are able to communicate at their level. The designated person will be mainly responsible for teaching and supporting the basic Spanish level classes.
Basic Level Spanish Teacher Job Duties:
- To establish and implement a program curriculum by planning lessons that develop the skillset of students to communicate in Spanish at the basic level.
- To deliver high-quality, relevant, and engaging lessons for students.
- To support the overall progress of students.
- To facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential.
- To contribute in recruiting and retaining students in the program.
- To maintain appropriate records and to provide relevant, accurate, and up-to-date information for El Sol’s SERTS system.
- To complete the relevant documentation to assist in the tracking of students.
- To set expectations for students in relation to standards of achievement and the quality of learning and teaching.
- To prioritize and manage time effectively.
- To follow El Sol’s policies and procedures.
- To maintain discipline and encourage good practices with regard to punctuality, behavior, and standards of work.
- To monitor and evaluate the progress of the students.
- To mark, grade, and give written/verbal and diagnostic feedback as required.
- To assess records and report on the attendance, progress, development, and attainment of students and to keep such records as required.
- To complete the relevant documentation to assist in the tracking of students.
- To take part in the staff development program by participating in arrangements for further training and professional development.
- To conduct registration for each term–three times a year–and to prepare end-of-term reports.
Basic Level Spanish Teacher Skills and Qualifications:
- Experience in teaching Spanish for at least 3 years
- Excellent communication skills
- Be computer-skilled at user level
The BL-ST is a part time position that considers a paid rate of $20.00 / hour for a total of 2.5 hours per week (2-hour session + 1/2 hour of class preparation) during 36 weeks.
Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and an updated resume to Dora Valdivia at email@example.com.