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Tutor

Tutor

Category 
Clinical
Type 
Regular Part-Time
Department 
TFC Licensing
Work Schedule 
Variable

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Overview

We are currently seeking a Tutor to provide direct academic tutoring services to clients participating in Adult & Child Health’s Therapeutic Foster Care program.  This position will provide intensive support regarding specialized tutoring in academic courses, baseline and benchmark assessments, regular progress monitoring, and ongoing educational planning, in the office, community, and/or home setting. Additionally, this position  will assess the needs of youth in care, communicate with foster parents and agency staff, establish individualized learning goals, prepare and deliver standards-based instructional activities, and implement necessary academic programs. This individual collaborates with foster youth, foster parents, the Education Advocate, Therapeutic Care Specialists, and other agency staff to improve the educational outcomes for their clients. 

 

The Tutor will:

  • Identify educational hurdles which impede the school progress of foster youth and assist foster youth in overcoming these hurdles
  • Develop a comprehensive plan to meet the needs of foster youth in care
  • Establish academic goals for each individual client
  • Provide specialized and direct tutoring services as scheduled
  • Assess the academic proficiency of foster youth at regular intervals, and track educational outcomes of youth in care
  • Plan and create instructional resources with clear learning objectives for use during tutoring sessions
  • Support youth in care with alternate strategies and provide additional assistance with school assignments and projects
  • Create lesson plans and modify instruction accordingly throughout the youth’s time in care
  • Encourage and facilitate parental involvement with foster youth’s education programming whenever possible and inform foster parents of family responsibilities connected with the activities
  • Create a positive educational climate for youth in care
  • Provide all statistical and program reports as needed for appropriate grant outcomes by accurately collecting and documenting necessary data in accordance with established guidelines
  • Participate in ongoing training sessions and collaborate with program coordinators to ensure initiatives are being met
  • Be familiar with and abide by the contract guidelines of the Department of Child Services and the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust Grant requirements
  • Complete other duties as assigned

Responsibilities

  • Basic understanding of trauma-informed care and the child welfare system
  • Ability to collaborate with foster parents and educational professionals to address individual needs of children in care
  • Ability to communicate and interact with children and adolescents in positive ways
  • Considerable knowledge of developing lesson plans, working with the education system, and/or providing tutoring services
  • Ability to work with a diverse population and to demonstrate cultural competency
  • Strong technological and organizational skills
  • High degree of flexibility and adaptability
  • Reliable and conscientious in performing job duties; ability to exercise good judgment
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing

Qualifications

  • Experience with and/or a commitment to:
    • A collaborative culture
    • A strong work ethic and sense of professionalism
    • Creativity and innovation in education
    • Working from an assets-based view of children, families, and communities
  • A teaching license is preferred; at least 2 years of college credit in education or an education-related field is required. A combination of experience working with children and other education may be considered.        
  • Must hold a valid driver's license with acceptable driving record and provide own insured transportation
  • Must be available to work evening and weekend hours as scheduled

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