Refugee Transitions is currently seeking a Early Childhood Development Coordinator to care for and engage toddlers/preschool-age children while their moms participate in our English language and literacy classes. This position will also supervise 1-2 babysitters and volunteers.

Position: Early Childhood Development Coordinator

Time Commitment: 60% FTE (25 hours/week) 9:00 am – 2:30 pm (programming for two groups of toddlers/preschoolers will be provided from 9:30-11:30 am and 12-2 pm).

Compensation: $17-$21.50 per hour (depending on education and experience) for this hourly non-exempt position. Part-time benefits, including dental, vacation, sick time, and some paid holidays.

Reports to: English Language & Literacy Instructor

Program/Employment Dates: September 1, 2017- June 7, 2018 following the Oakland Unified School District Calendar.

Location: Community space next to Refugee Transitions office located at 1520 E. 15th Street, Oakland.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Work collaboratively and maintain positive relationships with moms, children, and program team members.
-Plan and implement a child-centered and developmentally appropriate early childhood development/preschool curriculum.
-Track daily attendance.
-Provide a safe and nurturing environment for children that encourages their social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development.
-Nurture English language development of children, all of whom are native speakers of other languages.
-Aim to meet each child’s individual needs.
-Keep classroom, storage areas, and outside areas clean, safe, and orderly. Set up and clean up before/after each day’s program.
-Supervise, train and support babysitters/interns/volunteers.
-Provide volunteers and babysitters with hands-on experience in caring for/teaching toddlers/preschoolers with different learning and emotional needs.
-Schedule and conduct regular meetings with interns for planning, encouragement, and evaluation.
-Attend monthly program planning meetings.

SAFETY:
-Report any safety concerns to the program manager and site coordinator.
-Work with classroom ESL teacher to incorporate safety issues into adult curriculum (for example, state laws for car seat use, kitchen safety tips).
-Procure (as needed) and train all staff on the use of required safety equipment.
-Review any safety issues at each teacher/provider meeting.
-Assure compliance with applicable state and county codes and regulations.
-Maintain enrollment records, health, and medical information for each child.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
-Certification or BA in Early Childhood Education/Child Development
-Minimum of 12 ECE units
-Minimum 2 years experience working with children ages 2-5 in formal setting
-Flexible, self-starter, positive attitude, team player
-Excellent rapport/communicator with children and families
-Experience working effectively with children, families, and staff of diverse backgrounds, languages, and family structures
-Strong verbal and written communication skills
-Excellent references

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
-From a refugee or immigrant family;
-Fluency in Dari, Pashto, Farsi and/or Arabic
-Familiarity with small nonprofits and government grant requirements.

Physical Abilities: Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person; seeing to read to children; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; dexterity of hands and fingers to work with manipulatives and materials; kneeling, bending of the waist, and reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally to retrieve supplies, being able to lift 40 lbs (the weight of the average preschool child).

Special Requirements: Must be able to accept some late afternoon assignments and be able to work Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 2:30 pm (following the Oakland Unified School District calendar).

Application procedure: Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@reftrans.org with Early Childhood Development Coordinator - Oakland in subject line.

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AuthorRefugee Transitions

RT is hiring a English Language and Literacy Instructor to provide English language instruction at Oakland International High School.

Position Title: Adult English Language and Literacy Instructor - Oakland

Time Commitment: 18 hours of instruction and 6 hours of preparation time (hours for preparation time to be determined by the instructor and supervisor) as well as additional hours for meetings as needed. The classes are offered Mon-Thu (Level 1: 8:30-10:45 am and Level 2: 11:15-1:45 pm). The teaching schedule follows the Oakland Unified School District calendar (note: the class will not be offered during the summer).

Location: Oakland International High School

Start - End Date: August 23, 2017 – June 7, 2018

Point of contact: Nicole Germanov, Associate Manager of Volunteers and Programs

Compensation: The instructor will be paid $20-28/hr (depending on education and experience) for this hourly non-exempt position. Part-time benefits, including dental vacation and sick time.

Responsibilities:

-Teach English language and literacy class for adults (Level 1 targeting adults with very limited English and literacy skills);

-Teach basic computer literacy (i.e., apps on phone, digital reader, Google maps, navigating community resources);

-Work with Refugee Transitions’ staff to supplement the agency’s curriculum and help conduct pre-and post- language assessments (using CASAS);

-Work with volunteers and bilingual teacher’s assistant who will be supporting students with limited literacy skills (when available);

-Maintain online attendance sheets and submit progress reports as needed;

-Uphold RT’s systems of student enrollment and intake;

-Maintain the integrity of RT’s curriculum;

-Maintain professional relationship with site partners; and

-Represent RT in a professional manner.

Required Qualifications:

-Ability to teach multi-level groups;

-Bachelor’s Degree;

-Completion or near completion of MA TESOL or TESOL certificate;

-Training and formal classroom experience teaching level English in the U.S. (to low-income newcomers);

-Experience creating lesson plans--based on a program’s goals and language objectives;

-Knowledge and experience in applying new and emerging technologies to facilitate and advance student learning;

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;

-Strong understanding of confidentiality and professional boundaries; and

-Enthusiasm for working with limited educational backgrounds and literacy skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

-From a refugee or immigrant family;

-Proficiency in Spanish, Tigrinya, and/or Arabic

-Experience working with refugees or other newcomers who have experienced trauma;

-Experience teaching in a literacy program;

-Experience teaching computer literacy;

-Experience working with small nonprofits and organizations providing services in Oakland;

-Experience working at community or school sites in Oakland;

-Excellent administrative and organization skills;

-Experience with Dropbox, Google Docs and Microsoft office;

-Experience working with English language learners with interrupted education and/or limited literacy skills.

Physical Abilities: Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone; seeing to read, prepare, and proofread documents; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment; kneeling, bending of the waist, and reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally to retrieve and store files and supplies.

Application procedure: Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@reftrans.org (subject line: Adult English Language and Literacy Instructor - Oakland).

 

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AuthorAndrew Bogrand

Refugee Transitions is hiring a English language and literacy instructor to provide English language instruction at Good Samaritan Family Resource Center.

Position Title: Adult English Language and Literacy Instructor - San Francisco

Time Commitment: 12 hours of instruction and 4 hours of preparation time (hours for preparation time to be determined by the instructor and supervisor) as well as additional hours for meetings as needed. The classes are offered Mon-Thu (Level 1: 9:00-10:30 am and Level 2: 11:00-12:30 pm). The teaching schedule follows the San Francisco Unified School District calendar (note: the class will not be offered during the summer).

Location: Good Samaritan Family Resource Center

Start - End Date:  August 25, 2017 – May 2018 TBD

Reports to: Dion Zizak, Education Associate Manager and Language Instructor

Compensation: The instructor will be paid $20-28/hr (depending on education and experience) for this hourly non-exempt position. Part-time benefits, including vacation and sick time.

Responsibilities:

-Teach two English language and literacy classes for adults (Level 1 targeting adults with very limited English and literacy skills; Level 2 targeting High Beginner and Low Intermediate Level adults). Students are primarily moms of small children, and there will be a few babies and small children in the classroom. Must be comfortable with teaching while babies and small children are present.

-Teach basic tech literacy (i.e., apps on phone, digital reader, Google maps, navigating community resources).

-Work with Refugee Transitions’ staff to supplement the agency’s curriculum and help conduct pre- and post- language assessments (using CASAS).

-Maintain online attendance sheets and submit progress reports as needed.

-Uphold RT’s systems of student enrollment and intake.

-Maintain the integrity of RT’s curriculum.

-Maintain professional relationship with site partners.

-Represent RT in a professional manner.

Required Qualifications:

-Ability to teach multi-level groups;

-Bachelor’s Degree;

-Completion or near completion of MA TESOL or TESOL certificate;

-Training and formal classroom experience teaching level English in the U.S. (to low-income newcomers);

-Knowledge and experience in applying new and emerging technologies to facilitate and advance student learning;

-Experience creating lesson plans--based on a program’s goals and language objectives;

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;

-Strong understanding of confidentiality and professional boundaries; and

-Enthusiasm for working with those of limited educational background and literacy skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

-From a refugee or immigrant family;

-Proficiency in Spanish;

-Experience working with refugees or other newcomers who have experienced trauma;

-Experience teaching in a literacy program;

-Experience teaching computer literacy;

-Experience working with small nonprofits and organizations providing services in San Francisco;

-Experience working at community or school sites in San Francisco;

-Excellent administrative and organization skills;

-Experience with Dropbox, Google Docs, and Microsoft office;

-Experience working with English language learners with interrupted education and/or limited literacy skills.

Physical Abilities: Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone; seeing to read, prepare, and proofread documents; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment; kneeling, bending of the waist, and reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally to retrieve and store files and supplies.

Application procedure: Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@reftrans.org (subject line: Adult English Language and Literacy Instructor - San Francisco).

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AuthorAndrew Bogrand