At Ada S. Mckinley we transform lives and strengthen communities. We are seeking talented individuals who will join us in furthering the mission of the agency which is to serve and bring lasting positive change to underprivileged communities in the Chicago area. Our staff is our most valued asset and as such we offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits (medical, dental, vision, LTD, retirement, life insurance, PTO, paid holidays, and tuition reimbursement).
OVERVIEW:We currently have an opportunity available for a Tutor with our Educational Services Department. Under the supervision of the Educational Services Program Director, this position delivers academic tutoring to students of Chicago Public Schools in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades. This is a part-time position that works a maximum of 15 hours per week.
Duties may include but are not limited to:
Attending training, planning and preparation sessions under direct supervision of Reading Specialist.
Organizing tutorial materials/supplies before each tutorial session.
Conducting practice/training presentations to other tutors and Curriculum/Reading Specialist.
Maintaining accurate student information, i.e. attendance, test scores, progress reports, phone numbers and addresses.
Documenting student problems/concerns and communicate them to the Program Director and/or Program Coordinator immediately.
Education: This position requires either the successful completion of at least two years of undergraduate education and or must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution or hold a college degree.
Experience/Professional Requirements: Some previous work experience or course-work with tutoring and mentoring elementary school-aged students.
Other Skills/ Abilities:
Can follow a lesson plan and learn to use instructional materials.
Has good written and communication skills.
Must be responsible and committed to helping inner-city youth.
Must be enthusiastic about children’s special interest and skills.
Must be a team player and has good organizational skills.
Must be reliable, dependable and prompt and have a friendly demeanor.
Must be patient, flexible and is good working with elementary school – aged children.
The position requires candidates be able to work full-time July and August during the summer.
Nearly 90 years ago, our founder, Mrs. Ada Sophia McKinley, a retired school teacher and pioneer social worker, organized a settlement house in Chicago's Bronzeville community to meet the pressing needs of returning World War I soldiers and their families and to help these individuals integrate into and become productive citizens of the city of Chicago.Since that beginning, Ada S. McKinley Communi...ty Services, Inc. has expanded from a settlement house to 43 sites across six divisions and has become a comprehensive, fully-accredited, human services agency. Included among those sites are six Head Start programs; one school for children with multiple disabilities; one charter school for high school drop outs; seven janitorial work-training sites for adults with disabilities; one foster care emergency shelter; and many other services and programs.