Job Title: Get Set Learn Afterschool (GSLA) School-Age Program Facilitator
Accountability: School-age Program Facilitator reports to the GSLA Family Literacy Program Coordinator. The Facilitator may take direction from the Executive Network Director, if needed, and he/she will work in cooperation with all other Project READ Literacy Network staff.
To prepare for and facilitate our Get Set Learn Afterschool Program, school-age portion, with children (ages 4 – 12) while their parents are involved in a program and to support and enhance the learning of the children. The Facilitator and Apprentice Tutors (optional volunteers) will implement the School Age section included in the Get Set Learn Afterschool curriculum.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Set up and take down the school age area
- Prepare all needed materials weekly, as outlined in lesson plans
- Ensure that the children are kept safe while in your care.
- Assist with the Families Actively Creating Together (FACT) part of the Get Set Learn Afterschool program when parents and children are together with the Lead Facilitator to ensure smooth transition to children’s rooms
- Assist with the snack as required
- Participate in Training to become familiar with the GSLA model, facilitators and volunteers.
- Read, ahead of time, the recommended Rationale and Background Research as indicated on the weekly outline
- Communicate and problem solve weekly with other GSLA colleagues, as needed
- Respond to the facilitation needs of each unique group and the location
- Work in cooperation with all Agency staff and/or volunteers as needed to accomplish tasks
- Provide program information as requested to identified individuals or groups, e.g. Agency’s Board of Directors
- Attend Team Meetings as required (meetings of GSLA and/or Agency Staff)
- Familiarity with the local school curriculum (Kindergarten – grade 6)
- Prior experience in family literacy facilitation is preferred, knowledge of early literacy development
- Knowledge of stages of child development
- Problem solving and conflict resolution skills for dealing with child behaviours
- Basic First Aid and CPR preferred
- Knowledge of working with children from diverse backgrounds (e.g. income, cultural, religion, etc.)
- Provide guidance and support to volunteers who support the GSLA program, as needed in the school-age program
- Ability to work well without supervision
- Ability to speak and understand English
- Excellent communications skills - written and oral presentation
- Experience facilitating large & small groups
- Creativity, enthusiasm, empathy, flexibility and collaboration
- Avid reader & life-long learner willing to research new resources & approaches
- Post-secondary education/training or equivalent practical experience required
- Ability and confidence to complete tasks independently and demonstrate initiative
- Comfortable with multi-tasking and setting priorities to complete job tasks
- Access to reliable transportation is absolutely necessary to travel to the program location
This is a part time, 12- week fee for service contract beginning September 22, 2014. Application deadline is Friday, September 5, 2014.
Please send resume and cover letter (one file) to:
Joanne Davis, Family Literacy Manager
Project READ Literacy Network