Valley Settlement is hiring a full-time Family Navigator for its Family Support Team. The Family Navigator will be responsible for providing support to families in our Family, Friends and Neighbors program. Please download the job description to learn more about applying. Applications are due by February 1st.
New Job Opening at Valley Settlement – Early Childhood Substitute Teacher for El Busesito Preschool. Read the job description and learn how to apply by clicking here.
New Job Opening at Valley Settlement – Part Time FFN visitor. Read the job description and learn how to apply by clicking here.
Now Hiring – Part Time Assistant Teacher for Learning with Love, Valley Settlement’s infant/toddler program. Download the Job Description and learn how to apply by clicking here.
Hello Parents, Students, and Community Members –
The “Eastbank” School Advisory Team needs your help. This team is comprised of community members, students and parents from throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. Their mission is to make recommendations about the new school based on input from you. Please help inform these recommendations about the new “Eastbank” school by providing your thinking on this very important survey.
Please feel free to share this survey. Everyone’s input matters.
Your School Advisory Team Members
Saludos Padres, Estudiantes, y Miembros de la Comunidad-
El Equipo Consejero Escolar “Eastbank” necesita su ayuda. Este equipo se compone de miembros de la comunidad, estudiantes, y padres del valle entero del Roaring Fork. Su misión es presentar recomendaciones acerca de la escuela basados en sus aportes. Por favor ayúdenos a formar estas recomendaciones acerca de la nueva escuela “Eastbank” proporcionando sus pensamientos en esta encuesta tan importante.
No duden en compartir esta encuesta. Los aportes de todos son importantes.
Su Equipo Consejero Escolar
TEACHER’s JOB DESCRIPTION
Valley Settlement Project is looking for a lead teacher for our Lifelong Learning adult education classes. The goal of lifelong Learning is to create a safe and fun learning community for our students including: becoming a role model for students, build strong relationships with students, increasing the academic ability if students, helping students gain self-confidence and pride and set their own academic and English goals. The Lifelong Learning teachers will be expected to create lesson plans, administer praise and constructive criticism, instruct students on subjects such as English Language, science, social studies, literature and math, and create a well-rounded, comprehensive instructional program.
- Create instructional resources for use in the classroom
- Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities
- Create positive educational climate for students to learn
- Ability to work independently and as a team
- Meet course and school-wide student performance goals.
- Participate in ongoing training sessions
- Create lesson plans and modify accordingly throughout the year
- Maintain grade books
- Grade papers and perform other administrative duties as needed
- Create projects designed to enhance lectures
- Read and stay abreast of current topics in education
- Utilize various curriculum resources
- Integrate competencies, goals, and objectives into lesson plans
- Utilize curricula that reflect the diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the students served
- Develop incentives to keep participants in class
- Develop professional relationships with other agencies and programs
- Utilize public library resources
- Work with program managers to ensure initiatives are being met
- Tutor students on an individual basis (when necessary)
- Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
- Prepare and distribute required reports to manager
- Observe and evaluate student’s performance
- Be flexible to teach classes in different locations and different times
- Bilingual Spanish-English
- Computer skills (Word, Excel, Google Docs)
- Experience in teaching classes and following a curriculum
- Hold a GED certificate
- Be compassionate, patient, sensitive, excellent at building relationships with people from different cultures, motivational and takes initiative
If interested, please submit your resume and two letters, by August 28th, to email@example.com
General Description: The Valley Settlement Project is a project of the Manaus Fund. The Valley Settlement Project is a dual generation program focused on school readiness, elementary school achievement, economic stability and community engagement for local families. Our focus is low-‐income families who are not successfully settled or attached to the community in which they live. Through community organizing and partnerships with local nonprofits, schools and government agencies, Valley Settlement Project works to support and empower these families. We believe that we can reduce achievement gaps through this dual generation approach. Our programs include Learning with Love; for 0-‐3 year olds and their families, El Busesito; a preschool program for 3-‐5 year olds, Kinder Connect; a program to connect our preschool families with the schools; Parent Mentors; a program for adults to volunteer in the schools; Parent Mentor Alumni Club and COFI, a program for adults ready to engage in the next level through goal setting.
- Build relationships with families in our community
- Work with 0-‐3 year olds and their families in order to ensure healthy child development and success
- Work with families to take steps toward overall family well being
- Lead multiple group classes with children and their caregivers twice a week in order to give families an opportunity to build social connections with each other, engage in parent-‐child interaction activities, and increase their knowledge of ways to support children’s development
- Create group lesson plans
- Oversee assistant teacher during the set-‐up, take down, and duration of class
- Conduct family visits twice a month with each participating family
- Design and implement lesson plans for each family visit using Parents As Teachers curriculum
- Maintain and submit proper forms from family visits in a timely manner
- Respond appropriately to explicit and implicit needs of a family including but not limited to referrals and guiding the family in goal setting
- Participate in applicable trainings, travel is likely necessary
- Lead Teachers will report directly to Infant/Toddler Family Program Director including communicating directly any decision making necessary (questions, concerns, needs, absences, vacation time, etc)
- Maintain positive professional relationships with families and staff
- Bilingual (English and Spanish)
- Associates degree minimum in social work, early childhood education, psychology or related field
- Experience working with families
- Experience teaching and implementing curriculum
- Ability to establish rapport with families and empower them by building on their strengths
- Trustworthy, responsive, punctual, reliable
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills (e.g., nonjudgmental, objective, reflective, empathetic, patient, tactful)
- Interested in the well-‐being of the whole family as well as the child’s
- Comfortable teaching a group of adults and kids together and able to facilitate learning in this setting
- Strong organizational and record keeping skills
- Ability to work independently and be self-‐motivated (often in the field)
- Ability to check in with supervisor as needed
- Energetic, creative, and able to differentiate to family’s needs
- Available and reliable vehicle for visiting families (mileage reimbursed) and holds a valid drivers license
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Katie Langenhuizen via email: Katie@valleysettlement.org
Applications accepted until position is filled.
For more information on our organization and programs please visit:
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520 South Third Street, Suite 9
Carbondale, Colorado 81623
ASCEND (at the Aspen Institute)
COFI (Community Organizing and Family Issues)
WKKF’s Annual Report (W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Annual Report featuring the Valley Settlement Project)
Logan Square Neighborhood Association (where the Parent Mentor program originated)
Roaring Fork School District (The school district in which we serve)
Mountain Family Health Centers (Providing medical care for low-income families)