Refugee Transitions (www.reftrans.org), a nonprofit education and social service agency, is partnering with Catholic Charities Santa Clara County to support their Refugee Foster Program (www.catholiccharitiesscc.org/refugee-foster-care) and is seeking qualified and committed individuals to provide one-on-one tutoring/mentoring for unaccompanied refugee minors.
Position: Academic Tutor
Time Commitment: 7.5 hours/week (3 sessions at 1.5 hours, including one weekend day for Santa Clara student/2 sessions at 1.5 hours for San Jose student) during the academic school year and summer
Salary: $18-$24/hour depending on qualifications and experience.
Location: In-Home Tutoring or Library (Santa Clara and San Jose)
Program/Employment Dates: Must be able to make an academic year commitment (beginning June 2019).
1. Tutoring and Enrichment
Tutor youth in high school subjects (English, Math, Biology)
Help youth develop confidence and feel a part of their high school community;
Promote language development, goal-setting, high school graduation, college or career-readiness, and cultural adjustment.
Communicate with Refugee Transitions’ staff to gain a better understanding of each youth’s academic needs;
Submit monthly logs of tutoring hours of progress to Refugee Transitions (online); and
Submit bi-monthly time sheets to Refugee Transitions.
Strong desire to help unaccompanied refugee minors succeed academically;
Patience and sensitivity for working with traumatized youth;
Ability to tutor non-native English speakers on multiple academic subjects;
Minimum 48 units of college credits;
Ability to connect with immigrant youth from African and Asian countries;
Flexibility and ability to work well independently and with minimal supervision;
Strong writing and communication skills in English; and
Experience working with diverse populations.
OTHER PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
From a refugee or immigrant family;
Familiarity with small nonprofits; and
Strong administrative and organization skills.
Special requirements: Must be able to accept a weekend or evening assignment (until 7:30 p.m.) at least two evenings per week.
Application procedure: Send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com (put Academic Tutor-Santa Clara/San Jose in Subject line).