FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Public Schools is advertising for an out of school time mentor at the secondary level.
The out of school time mentor position is designed to work alongside the coordinators by providing support to enhance the overall quality of programming and facilitation in order to deliver Framingham Public Schools’ high expectations for achievement, equal access to high levels of instruction, the achievement of academic proficiency for all students, and the closing of the achievement gap among subgroups within the schools, according to the district.
The position is a 10-month a year positon, that is from when school gets out until 6 p.m.
The part-time position pays $16 to $20 per hour.
Individuals applying should have a “passion and interest in working with children in an academic, recreational, or athletic setting; should have outstanding leadership, organizational and team building skills; one year experience actively participating with a project-based curriculum,” according to the school district.
Individuals with Bachelor’s degrees are preferred. Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese is strongly preferred.
Applicants should have the “ability to work with students with special educational or emotional needs; to complete one on one check-ins with individual students; to build good relationships with children, staff, parents, as well as coordinators; to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form; to maintain the confidentiality of information; to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups including staff, parents and the general public; to use reasoning ability to evaluate information and determine/recommend an appropriate course of action; to multi-task, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment; to provide and receive constructive feedback. Demonstrated knowledge of computer use and appropriate applications including Google Drive, MS Office, and databases.”
The person hired would:
- Work with the Coordinator to develop high-quality after-school programming.
- Track student attendance and academic progress.
- Support other members of the team in ensuring a safe, productive, and efficient program for staff and students.
- Create incident reports as necessary.
- Create and facilitate high quality academic and enrichment clubs.
- Inspire students to set and achieve ambitious academic and personal goals.
- Communicate with families, colleagues, and school staff to support student growth and hold students to consistently high expectations.
- Provide opportunities for students to strengthen the connection between academic success, college, and career.
- Create and reinforce a culture of achievement.
- Build and leverage relationships with students, families, volunteers, peers, and the school community.
- Support logistics for program-related events.
- Attend monthly meetings and quarterly professional development.
The manager of the secondary out of school time program is Casey Bell.