Reading Rocks Volunteer Literacy Tutor
(Learning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton)
|Comments||The position of Volunteer Literacy Tutor supports the Learning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton's (LDAHH) literacy program for children and youth with reading difficulties, called "Reading Rocks". This literacy program is designed to motivate and help children between the ages of 6-12 years improve their foundational reading skills and gain confidence in reading. It is also designed to help volunteers develop their knowledge and experience in working with children who struggle with reading due to an identified or suspected learning disability. Therefore, the Volunteer Literacy Tutor will work one-on-one with a child for 8 weeks, twice per week, and is responsible for developing and implementing hands-on activities and games to them the foundational literacy skills of phonics, sight words, and fluency that meet their individual literacy needs. In addition, the Literacy Tutor will work with the child to graph their successes in each literacy area so that the child learns self-regulation skills and experiences success that can be seen.|
|Contact||Katie Jacobs, Executive Director, Learning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton; Phone: 905-333-1977; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Duties||Work one-on-one with a child, developing and implementing fun, hands-on activities and games that explicitly teach and reinforce skills in phonics, sight words, and fluency based on the needs of the child. |
Develop a unique and creative poster board based on the interests of the child where the child's successes are emphasized by graphing their success in the three central program areas (phonics, sight words fluency) after every night of the program.
Conduct informal literacy assessment on the first day of program (pre-assessment) as well as on the last day of program (post-assessment) to determine where the child will need the most support and to measure their progress.
Provide a positive and safe learning environment
Provide regular positive feedback on the student’s progress to instill self‐motivation and self‐confidence in their academic development
-Fill out session reports after the tutoring sessions to track the children’s progress
-Communicate with the child's parents on their progress and goals
-Attend required training sessions as necessary
-Where applicable, transports poster boards to and from the program
-Responsible for own transportation to and from program location
-Complete time sheets
-Assist the program facilitator if needed
|More Info Link||https://ldahh.ca/programs-services/reading-rocks/|
|Benefits||Will develop skills related to: |
• Individualized literacy program development
• Working with children
• Interpersonal communication
• Gaining an understanding of the special needs of a vulnerable reader
• Increased knowledge of Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD
• Gaining valuable work related experience while making a difference in a child’s life
Detailed Reference Letters and Confirmation of Hours Provided! A great resume booster for anyone looking to work in the education or child/youth related field
|Clients||Children between age 6 - 12 years of age who struggle with reading|
|Ages||17 year(s) and up|
|Suitable for OSSD||Yes|
|Suitable For||Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students|
|Areas of Interest||Child & Family Services ; Education Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Education Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Reading / Literacy ; Special Needs / Differently Abled ; Student Placement ; Youth Engagement|
|Skills/Experience||Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Working with Children ; Eligible candidates should demonstrate: |
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Able to work independently and as part of a team
• Must be reliable, creative, organized, and self-motivated
• Must be patient and compassionate
• Assertiveness, responsible work ethic, and reliability
|Commitment Length||Short Term - 8 weeks ; - Program runs for 8 weeks, twice per week for one hour. 6:30 - 7:30. |
- Offered in Burlington (Tuesdays and Fridays), Oakville (Mondays and Wednesdays), Milton (Mondays and Wednesdays) and Hamilton (Tuesdays and Thursdays). Must be able to participate on both nights.
- There are three 8 week program sessions per year (October, January, and April)
- Minimum commitment of two hours per week, for each week that the program is in session, with one hour also being granted outside of the program time to prepare the literacy activities and workstation.
- In addition, each volunteer tutor must attend orientation/training during the week prior to program beginning.
|Interaction Level||One-on-one ; Small Group|
|Minimum Hours||2 / Week|
|Dates and Times||Monday: Evening |
Depending on the site you choose, you will be asked to volunteer on Mondays & Wednesdays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, OR Tuesdays & Fridays.
|Seasons||Winter - January - March|
|Accessibility||Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance|
|Location||Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Hamilton|
|Number of Positions||Burlington: 10 individual(s) ; Georgetown: 10 individual(s) ; Hamilton: 10 individual(s) ; Milton: 10 individual(s) ; Oakville: 10 individual(s) |
45 individual(s) needed in total.
|Training||Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; Mandatory training for this position will be provided in advance of the start of the program. |
In addition, the program facilitator will be on the premises at all times to assist the volunteer tutor as needed.
|Transportation||Near public transit ; Driver License required ; Car required ; Volunteers will be responsible for their transportation to the program site.|
|Application Deadline||20 Dec 2019|
|End Date||09 Mar 2020|
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|Organization Name||Learning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton|
|Address & Map|
Rotary Youth Centre (program location)
560 Guelph Line, Top Flr
Burlington, ON L7R 3M4
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