[Summer 2020] Reading Teachers

Multi-Site /
Out of School Time /
Part-Time and Seasonal
DREAM (formerly known as DREAM Charter School and Harlem RBI), is an innovative educational and youth development organization, serving over 2,500 East Harlem and South Bronx youth by providing free, high-quality summer and after-school programs to youth ages 5-22 years in an intensive multi-year commitment that connects youth and families to age-appropriate programs and passionate professional staff over time.

The program offers a supportive teaching environment that fosters creativity and innovation. Class sizes are small (maximum of 18-22 students) and every teacher works with two to three college students who aspire to work in education, youth development or social work. Primary responsibilities include:

Leading a centers based literacy workshop for two hours four days a week designed to maintain or improve youth reading levels (Readers Workshop);

Developing youth enthusiasm and confidence in reading; Designing lesson plans and implementing projects according to the REAL Kids curriculum which is designed to foster character values including, but not limited to, respect, effort, and teamwork;

Supporting activities designed to foster better communication and social skills during Team Clubhouse, four days a week;

Leading off-site field trips to pre-arranged destinations in New York City, one day per week;

Working with youth in positive and creative ways that encourage good sportsmanship and teamwork;

Ensuring child safety and agreeing to file a report if any injury or risk-behavior is observed;

Coaching 2 group leaders to ensure that they are invested and involved in classroom activities. Teachers will meet with group leaders once a week.

Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Leading a centers based literacy workshop for two hours four days a week designed to maintain or improve youth reading levels (Readers Workshop);
    • Developing youth enthusiasm and confidence in reading;
    • Designing lesson plans and implementing projects according to the REAL Kids curriculum which is designed to foster character values including, but not limited to, respect, effort, and teamwork;
    • Supporting activities designed to foster better communication and social skills during Team Clubhouse, four days a week;
    • Leading off-site field trips to pre-arranged destinations in New York City, one day per week;
    • Working with youth in positive and creative ways that encourage good sportsmanship and teamwork;
    • Ensuring child safety and agreeing to file a report if any injury or risk-behavior is observed;
    • Coaching 2 group leaders to ensure that they are invested and involved in classroom activities. Teachers will meet with group leaders once a week.

Qualifications:

    • At least 2 years of lead classroom teaching experience (required);
    • State or city certification and an M.A. in Education (preferred);
    • Believe in the promise and potential of urban youth;
    • Understanding of youth development as it relates to education;
    • Ability to take initiative and maintain flexibility;
    • Deep embodiment of DREAM’s organizational values of teamwork, diversity, integrity and fun.

Hours:

    • Monday-Thursday, 8am-1pm and Fridays, 9am-3pm with an additional hour of planning TBD.  
    • The REAL Kids summer program will operate from July 6 to August 14, 2020 with online and onsite training in June.  

Compensation:

    • Hourly and commensurate with experience. 


DREAM Maxims:
All Kids Can. This Kid Can.
DREAM is Family.
Fun is a Serious Value.
Teamwork Makes the DREAM Work.
Fail. Persist. Exceed.
DREAM Big.

DREAM provides equal opportunity for all applicants and employees.