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ECE Peer Mentor

Employer
Reading Area Community College
Location
Reading, PA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Application Instructions

Send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references, to resumes@racc.edu

Please indicate the job code SS-EPM in the subject line of your email.

After sending in your documents, please fill out the online Job Applicant Identifier form. RACC is an equal opportunity employer. In compliance with government regulations we are required to record numbers of job applicants by sex and ethnic category. We ask that you indicate your race or national origin and sex, but you are not required to provide this information. This information will not be kept with your application and will be used only in accordance with state and federal regulations.

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Job Details Title:ECE Peer MentorAnnounce date:01/24/2024Apply by date:Until FilledApplication status:Accepting ApplicationsPosition type: Part-time Salary:$10.00 per hour

Working Hours:

Specific work hours up to 15 hours per week to be agreed upon by the supervisor and employee prior to the onset of employment.

Summary:

The ECE Peer Mentor will provide supplemental instruction in the Early Childhood classes and small group peer support sessions during education lab hours. In addition to conducting peer support during lab hours, the ECE resource room (ECE classroom) to be used by students will be organized and maintained by the Peer Mentor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Meet with Early Childhood Education coordinator/instructor (s) weekly to be aware of course content and coverage.
  • Provide in class support to students for understanding of content and assignments.
  • Provide support for course work, field experience, and portfolio development in group session.
  • Provide support for course work, and field experience.
  • Provide support to students in developing course and CDA portfolios.
  • Provide support in the CDA application process.
  • Submit a weekly Report to Coordinator of Early Childhood Education (ECE), identifying students met with and supports provided.
  • Other related responsibilities as assigned
Qualifications:

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.

Education and/or Experience:

Required

  • 9 Early Childhood Education credits

Preferred

  • Reading Area Community College ECE program student
  • Knowledge of the CDA process
  • Bilingual Spanish/English is preferred
Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Internet skills. Knowledge of Ellucian Colleague or other administrative software a plus.

Communication Skills:

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and

memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one on one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one or

two-step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform 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 talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, to sit and to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:

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.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Organization

Working at Reading Area Community College

Reading Area Community College (RACC) is a mid-size comprehensive community college located in historic Berks County, Pennsylvania in the City of Reading.  The College serves not only Berks County but draws students from the surrounding area.  Located less than 60 miles from Philadelphia and 50 miles from Harrisburg, Reading and its suburbs offers a quality-of-life, as well as access to major cultural, urban environments.               

The institution is committed to a philosophy of student success with an experienced, dedicated faculty and staff.  The academic portfolio includes 40-plus programs ranging from liberal arts to engineering, as well as a unique center devoted to cutting edge technologies supporting local businesses and industries.  The College has incorporated a strong commitment to technology and is adding each year to its online course offerings as well as blended, hybrid courses enabling the community year round access to quality education.  The College is also designated the only Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in Pennsylvania.

The College is looking to attract individuals who are interested in helping Reading Area Community College continue its evolution as a standard for opportunity, excellence, and hope for students. RACC is devoted to enabling students to fulfill their academic goals.   We particularly welcome applications from energetic, enthusiastic individuals who wish to be a part of a growing, thriving community college and who share this commitment.

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