AISD Americorps, AISD Americorps Graduation Assistant, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 7608
Fri, November 1, 2013
JOB PURPOSE & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Austin ISD seeks two (2) Graduation Assistants to provide the Travis High School principal and designated school personnel,
parents, students and other stakeholders with assistance in implementing strategies and best practices that address student
attendance, truancy and other issues that may impede academic success. Graduation Assistants will assist school administrators,
teachers and counselors in providing individual and group activities on achievement, attendance, self-concept development,
behavior management and other related topics. All work must be done in accordance with AISD policies and procedures.
Participates in a two week training program prior to performing duties and in on-going trainings, seminars and team building
activities throughout the term of service.
Facilitates individual or small group activities to students and/or parents during the school day and after-school with guidance
from project coordinator, counselor and/or assistant principal.
Cooperates with the project coordinator, counselor and/or assistant principal to develop and execute student specific supports
needed to improve attendance, behavior and/or academic performance.
Documents, reports and tracks outcomes of individual and small group activities with students and parents.
Monitors student progress using district provided data with oversight of project coordinator, counselor and/or assistant principal.
Serve as a mentor and positive role model to students served.
Assist with home visits.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required.
Work or volunteer experience in education, social services and/or community based organizations is preferred.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Participates in school activities supporting academic success and/or promoting a college going culture.
Creates bulletin boards and/or other educational displays relating to school turnaround program.
Facilitate a safe and orderly school environment during periods that student/parent engagement activities, team building activities
or service projects are not taking place.
Participates in occasional service projects.
Proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.
Excellent organizational skills and interest in working with diverse populations.
Able to interact with and relate to children.
Able to operate audio/visual equipment, computer equipment, and other office equipment to support activities relating to the school turnaround program.
Start Date: November 4, 2013
End Date: June 6, 2014
Weekly work commitment: 40 to 45 hours.
Successful applicants will be expected to commit for the full period.
This is a temporary position funded through AISD by AmeriCorps.
Health insurance benefits will be provided at no cost. (No paid leave benefits.)
SALARY: Stipend: $1130/month (prorated for partial months)
Contact Person: Linda Guajardo, 512-414-5168
Austin ISD AmeriCorps Members have ongoing access to vulnerable populations, inclusive of children or individuals with disabilities.
In the event of a local, state, or federal disaster declaration, AmeriCorps members may occasionally need to deploy to an affected
area (in-state or out-of-state) to participate in response or recovery operations for up to 60 days. During this time, service hours spent
in response to that event may be counted towards the total required member hours of a given member. Any given member will spend
no more than 120 days on disaster related activities in a given member year without the prior consent of the OneStar Foundation
unless otherwise specified in the program’s approved grant and program design (in the case of programs with a Disaster focus area).
See BTT Gateway Job ID 7608. Application Deadline 11/1