FRAMINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS
OFFICE OF COMMUNITY AND RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT
Out of School Time Mentor
POSITION SUMMARY :
The OST Mentor position is designed to work alongside the Explorers Coordinators by providing support to enhance the overall quality of programming and facilitation in order to deliver Framingham Public Schools high expectations for achievement, equal access to high levels of instruction, the achievement of academic proficiency for all students, and the closing of the achievement gap among subgroups within the schools.
OUR MISSION :
Framingham Public Schools is committed to excellence for all students. A core value, embedded in the districts philosophy and goals, is that all children will learn. Offering an equitable access to education to all of our students hinges largely on providing the highest quality teachers in every school and classroom.
Diversity among teachers and staff undoubtedly advances the academic achievement of students. Compliance obligations establish the baseline; as a district, Framingham Public Schools are committed to achieving, developing and maintaining a workforce reflective of the rich racial, linguistic, and cultural diversity of our students. Framingham Public Schools aims to teach our children, and ourselves, to be culturally proficient and inclusive in order to live, learn, and work together in a vibrant and diverse world.
Indeed, Framingham Public Schools is committed to inspiring our school community to be accepting and willing to learn from individuals with differing backgrounds. Our goal is to reflect the diverse community we serve and create a great place to work for everyone by embracing the individual skills, perspectives and experiences our people bring to the workplace and harnessing these for high performance and improved service delivery. We want our employees to feel included, valued and respected and have access to equal opportunity, which supports full participation at work. Framingham Public Schools seeks to retain the diverse talent in our workforce and support our people to maintain a long and productive working career.
Framingham Public Schools is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Passion and interest in working with children in an academic, recreational, or athletic setting; s hould have outstanding leadership, organizational and team building skills; o ne year experience actively participating with a project-based curriculum. Bachelors Degree is preferred. Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese is strongly preferred.
SKILLS AND ABILITY:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to work with students with special educational or emotional needs ; to complete one on one check-ins with individual students; to build good relationships with children, staff, parents, as well as coordinators; to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form; to maintain the confidentiality of information; to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups including staff, parents and the general public; to use reasoning ability to evaluate information and determine/recommend an appropriate course of action; to multi-task, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment; to provide and receive constructive feedback. Demonstrated knowledge of computer use and appropriate applications including Google Drive, MS Office, and databases.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.
Work with the Coordinator to develop high-quality after-school programming.
Track student attendance and academic progress.
Support other members of the team in ensuring a safe, productive, and efficient program for staff and students.
Create incident reports as necessary.
Create and facilitate high quality academic and enrichment clubs.
Inspire students to set and achieve ambitious academic and personal goals.
Communicate with families, colleagues, and school staff to support student growth and hold students to consistently high expectations.
Provide opportunities for students to strengthen the connection between academic success, college, and career.
Create and reinforce a culture of achievement.
Build and leverage relationships with students, families, volunteers, peers, and the school community.
Support logistics for program-related events.
Facilitate students success in inclusion programming
Attend monthly meetings and quarterly professional development.
PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS :
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move about and may be required to traverse occasionally throughout the school building. The employee must also often remain in a stationary position for considerable periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is expected to lift at least 20 lbs (i.e. books, school supplies, etc.). The employee must frequently use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and use hand strength to grasp tools. Occasionally s/he operates a computer and other office productivity machinery (i.e., a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer). The employee must be able to input information into a computer and as well as read material from a computer monitor as well as handwritten or printed matter with or without visual aids. The employee must be able to communicate effectively with students, parents, and other staff members in person and on the telephone. In the classroom, the employee must be able to see and hear on a continuous basis in order to ensure the safety of students as well as speak frequently to provide instruction. On rare occasions, it may be necessary to move quickly across even or uneven surfaces. The employee will be working in a normal school environment with an acceptable level of noise. The employee interacts with students, parents, and other staff members. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being and work output of students.
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SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES :
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) CLASSIFICATION :
This position is classified as Exempt (Professional).
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT :
This is a ten (10) month seasonal position during the school year. The Framingham Public Schools reserves the right to shorten or lengthen the assignment time based upon the needs of the District. Mentor daily schedule is 15 minutes prior to school dismissal until 6PM.
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Framingham Public Schools provides equal employment. opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Framingham Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the District has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Framingham Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.