Sunday School Advocate – Sunday Mornings

Mayerson JCC - Part Time

Job #17740

Description

MAYERSON JCC The Mayerson JCC provides the Jewish and secular communities of Greater Cincinnati with resources, facilities, and programs which enhance their physical, intellectual, and social lives. The JCC helps to foster social connections between its members and guests alike, bringing people together through a wide variety of programs and events. With a state-of-the-art fitness center, highly regarded early childhood and senior centers, top arts and cultural events, and classes for every age, the JCC connects, enriches, and inspires over 27,000 visitors per month. The JCC welcomes everyone, regardless of race, religion, or ability.  

The Mayerson JCC is HIRING paid child advocates to provide encouragement and support to children in our community.  

We are seeking individuals who love working with children to provide accommodations and modifications to assist children with special needs attend Jewish Sunday School.  Advocates will help the children follow directions, socialize with peers, and generally integrate successfully into the Sunday school setting.  Advocates will communicate with the lead teacher and the Inclusion Coordinator regularly, and complete short written progress notes for families.  Advocates will receive specialized training.  The position requires a commitment to regular attendance most Sundays approximately 8:30am-12pm.  Specific timing and a calendar of meeting dates will be provided.  Advocates will be compensated $55 per Sunday school session.  This is a great job for someone interested in or studying special education, social work or related field. Candidates do not need to be Jewish.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  
  • Ensuring that a safe and healthy environment exists for students
  • Arriving well-prepared
  • Assisting with energy and enthusiasm
  • Motivating students to the best of your ability
  • Communicating with Special Needs Manager and classroom teacher regularly
  • Implementing agreed upon strategies for managing the child’s needs and/or behaviors, with input from parents
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Attend required training
  • Provide advance notice of absence (unless an emergency) and secure an approved substitute

Requirements

  • Must have experience with people with developmental disabilities.  Courses or degrees in special education, education, social work or related field preferred but not required
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills to work positively with different populations, in groups and individually
  • Must be well-organized and prepared
  • Must be able to think independently and develop alternatives for students
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • This position required the ability to stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, walk, and talk
  • The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms
  • Must be able to work Sunday mornings 8:30-12:30

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