Americorps Leap Initiative

Americorps Owatonna , MN 55060

Posted 2 months ago

AmeriCorps LEAP Initiative

Members are matched to Head Start and other early childhood programs to provide 1:1 social-emotional skill support for children needing stronger foundation in self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship management and responsible decision making (foundational EQ). Members build positive relationships with children and staff during first 30 days of classroom observation and then begin MindUP lessons that build positive and effective social skills using breath and movement to calm minds and bodies; time to practice recognizing and regulating emotions; and books to develop curiosity and build interactive confidence with verbal expression within the classroom environment. Members are role models for positive relationships that encourages growth and achievement of children in classroom, and connection with parents/caregivers through Reading Rocks! monthly book gifts to encourage routine reading at home to strengthen child/adult bonding, expand word awareness and deepen word knowledge for Kindergarten success. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.

Member Duties : Observe children interacting in classroom and develop strategies and interventions to build social interaction skills; educate children on emotions, calming techniques and self-regulation skills to promote a positive learning experience and the development of empathy. Connect families to books and resources in community, coordinate site events to engage families in fun and meaningful activities and promote routine reading at home for bonding and building word awareness for school success. Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible , Health Coverage , Training , Education award upon successful completion of service , Living Allowance . Terms :

Permits working at another job during off hours . Service Areas :

Children/Youth , Health , Education , Community Outreach . Skills :

Teaching/Tutoring , Education , Leadership , Team Work , Youth Development .

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Americorps Leap InitiativeEarly Childhood Development

Central Lakes College

Posted 6 days ago

VIEW JOBS 3/2/2021 12:00:00 AM 2021-05-31T00:00 Job Description Service Position Summary: We are making effective strides in building the early childhood education and development movement in southern Minnesota. Become a part of making a difference in the lives of our youngest citizens' school readiness preparation for Kindergarten. Take the LEAP and experience amazing personal and professional rewards! The Facts AmeriCorps LEAP (Learning Early Achieves Potential) Initiative members serve in early childcare centers to focus on the social and emotional development of preschoolers in Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation's 20-county region AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans each year in service to meet critical needs of the community We recruit, connect, and match members to service positions within classrooms to work one-on-one with preschool children who are at-risk of falling behind Financial Benefits $1,242 monthly living allowance for full time (1700 hours) service ($621 monthly for half time/900 hours) $6,195 Segal education award to attend college, graduate school or pay qualified student loans ($3,098 HT) Forbearance and interest paid for qualifying student loans Health coverage and childcare support Work Life and Skill Benefits Gain valuable skills and experiences in areas that interest you and translate directly into job experience Learn teamwork, communication, responsibility, and other essential skills that will help you for the rest of your life, while gaining personal satisfaction from taking on a challenge Many members find their service year provides more experience and skills than a traditional, paying job Receiving valuable personal and professional training Be eligible for a variety of benefits As an AmeriCorps member, you will: Experience the satisfaction of incorporating service into your life and making a critical difference in the lives of children, families and your country Apply your skills meeting critical early childhood needs in southern Minnesota Work 1:1 and in small groups helping children, ages 3-5, build social/emotional proficiencies for Kindergarten Build relationships with children; provide positive recognition and specific interventions that build skills of empathy, emotion regulation and social skills Share information and resources with parents and caregivers to increase awareness for routine reading and other activities that build bonds and school readiness skills Encourage more citizens to become early childhood advocates, champions, and volunteers Eligibility Criteria Must be over 18 with a GED or high school diploma Two years post high school work (college degree preferred for some positions) Proof of citizenship or legal status; pass in southern Minnesota background check screening LEAP is a national service donor sponsorship of Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation-Early Childhood Development, ServeMinnesota, and the Corporation for National and Community Service. We are committed to recruiting and engaging individuals without regard to disability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request. Document available in alternative formats. For more information regarding this job application please visit: Central Lakes College Owatonna MN

Americorps Leap Initiative