Applications are solicited ASAP for BPL’s Afterschool Educator position serving students grades Pre-k through High School. The Afterschool Educators will provide homework/reading support and educational activities/games in designated branches of the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) beginning March 2016, on a fee-for-service basis. These Afterschool Educators will be placed at Arlington, Cypress Hills, or New Lots libraries.
All educators must also attend a paid training session scheduled on April 11th form 10:30am to 12:30pm at the New Lots Branch. Each Afterschool Educator must be willing to travel to their assigned branch, and be available to provide homework/reading support and educational activities/games on the branches’ assigned days and times. A two-hour commitment is required for each session. Educators are asked to make a commitment to this program until the end of the school year in June.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Assists students (pre-K through high school) one-on-one and in small groups with assignments in reading, math, science, social studies, and other topics, providing direction, clarity, and understanding.
- Instructs children in the use of directories, indexes, and other reference materials.
- Promote the use of library resources by referring children to an on-staff specialist, when appropriate.
- Provides informal reading support and assistance to students in the library.
- Assists students finding and reading “Just Right” books at the library to promote independent reading.
- Creates and leads engaging games with students that promote skills in literacy and math.
- Develops or implements creative and fun learning activities for students that use technology, such as tablets, PCs, and other devices available.
- Communicates regularly with East New York Reads Library Coordinator and tracks data, such as number of participants and participant’s homework needs/inquiries.
- Reports any problems to East New York Reads Library Coordinator and library staff overseeing the program.
- Sets-up and cleans-up program materials.
- Performs other duties as assigned
Skills & Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Enrollment in or completion of a graduate library or education program desirable but not essential.
- Knowledge of the common core and best practices in teaching for grades Pre-k through High School in math and literacy.
- Knowledge of methods of instruction used in NYC schools, such as balanced literacy, Fountas and Pinnel reading levels, sight words (Dolch), Fry's List, and the Common Core.
- Ability to create and lead fun learning games/activities with manipulatives and other learning tools.
- Ability to multitask and oversee multiple students in busy, informal afterschool environment.
- Familiarity with technology and educational programs used to support student learning.
- Receptive to guidance and instruction by library staff.
- Experience working with various age groups and diverse ethnicities.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Flexibility and willingness to travel.
- Fluency in Spanish or Bengali a plus.
- Ability to bend, reach, sit and stand as needed
- All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check, & physical exam.
Stipend: $25 per hour, 2 hours, twice a week & $100 to attend the training session.
To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to:
Brooklyn Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer