Teacher

Location:

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Reports To:

Program Director

FLSA:

Exempt

Job Type:

Full Time

About the Melting Pot

Library, located in South Park Township, is one of many small coal-mining communities established by the Pittsburgh Coal Company at the turn of the twentieth century. Unfortunately by the l960’s, the coal industry no longer provided viable employment options for Western Pennsylvania and many families in certain sections of those communities began to face serious hardships and began witnessing the deterioration of the community as they once knew it. Our communities expressed fear that our children and youth would surrender to negative risk-factors that existed in their environments if they did not increase the community’s capacity to protect them.


The need to provide services to the target population and neighborhood dramatically increased as we began experiencing an influx of low-income single-head of family residents following the demolition of deteriorating inner-city public housing plans in the city. Academically, many of these children were now attending local area schools but had come from schools that were declared by the State Department of Education as failing.


Today, we are a grass-roots organization with strong ties to both the faith community and the underserved families in the South Hills. We currently reach over 150 socially, culturally, and economically disadvantaged South Hills youth and their families each year. We have forged a strong and unique collaborating team from within our faith-based, mental health, and educational communities and we have a committed Board of Directors representing a strong and diverse cross-section of our faith and professional community.

About the Role

Provide instruction in after-school or summer enrichment programs utilizing curriculum designed to address academic deficiencies primarily in reading and math. Supplemental Individual tutoring is also required as well as homework help.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide academic enrichment including areas of English, Reading, or Math and other subjects as designated to children K-8.

  • Assists in developing students' cognitive capacity, increasing academic skill development, and respect for learning; fostering students' self-esteem and motivation through positive interaction.

  • Attend scheduled meetings with the Program Director to coordinate program design, pre-and post evaluation process, and outreach efforts.

  • Obtain updates on student needs/progress reports; communicate with Care Coordinator T.S.S., Cultural Liaison and Program Director regarding student progress and performance.

  • Work closely with the Cultural Liaison and Program Director to organize a schedule of academic and enrichment activities.

  • Additional work may be required upon request from leadership.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. Teacher certification in elementary or middle school education and in reading and/or math.

  • One year of classroom teaching experience is required.

  • Act 33/34 & FBI Clearances, mandated reporter certification, Annual Disclosure Report, food services certification, first aid and safety training required.

  • Excellent communication skills; appreciation and respect for children especially those at-risk of failure.

  • Experience working with small groups or providing individual tutoring recommended.

  • Ability to create a safe, nurturing environment where children can learn.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Provide academic enrichment including areas of English, Reading, or Math and other subjects as designated to children K-8.

  • Assists in developing students' cognitive capacity, increasing academic skill development, and respect for learning; fostering students' self-esteem and motivation through positive interaction.

  • Attend scheduled meetings with the Program Director to coordinate program design, pre-and post evaluation process, and outreach efforts.

  • Obtain updates on student needs/progress reports; communicate with Care Coordinator T.S.S., Cultural Liaison and Program Director regarding student progress and performance.

  • Work closely with the Cultural Liaison and Program Director to organize a schedule of academic and enrichment activities.

  • Additional work may be required upon request from leadership.

Melting Pot Ministries 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, Melting Pot Ministries complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company 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

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