Mentor Teacher: After-School at P.S. 246

  • Bronx, NY

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Education - Excluding Post Secondary

OverviewA critical member of the Ready Readers team at each site is the mentor teacher. The mentor teacher is a day-school teacher that partners with Ready Readers in after school to provide curriculum planning support, facilitation feedback and additional coaching, as needed. Through this support, the mentor teacher also helps to support a curricular bridge between school day content and afterschool programming alignment between the social-emotional and literacy goals of the school and afterschool.Reports to: Program Director, P.S. 246Location: 2641 Grand Concourse Bronx, NY 10468Hours: 3 Hours per WeekMajor Duties:* Meeting weekly with Ready Readers Group Leaders (Facilitators) to review book selections, plan sessions using the Ready Readers book planning tool and guide, provide feedback and support prep.* Observe Ready Readers groups and provide coaching through: model lessons, on-the-spot coaching, and post-session feedback* Coordinate feedback with site's Literacy Manager* Participation in occasional site visits from ExpandED team* Design, plan and conduct activities and workshops in specified areas of academic education as well as sports, physical education, arts and crafts and/or the performing arts.* Submit lesson/activity plans in advance.* Enrich activities with literacy and math skills wherever possible.* Completes daily progress reports.* Setup, operate and clean up of activities. Organize and store supplies/equipment.* Attend all staff development-training sessions as specified.* Guide program participants in examining choices, following directions and becoming involved in program activities.* Attend and participate in staff meetings.* Function as a member of Good Shepherd Services and school teams.* Delegate responsibilities to Group Leaders, Interns, Program Aides and Volunteers.* Facilitates credit- bearing courses.* Perform other duties as assigned.Time Requirements:* Approximately 3 hours per week of program support (co-planning, observation and coaching)* Attendance at Fall and Mid-Winter Institutes. These occur on Saturdays and run for 5 hours.* Occasional checkpoints with site's Literacy Manager (optional, based on need)Qualifications:* New York State Teacher's Certification required.* Bilingual Spanish/English helpful.* Must have a commitment to work from a strength based and/or youth development perspective.Good Shepherd Services is a leading multi-service agency with more than 85 programs that serve over 30,000 youth and families each year - and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success. At Good Shepherd we respect the dignity and worth of every person and reject intolerance, inequity and injustice in whatever form it may take. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain's New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference!General Requirements: All staff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Good Shepherd Services, which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness and ability to work within a culturally diverse environment.Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.Options
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