2017-18 Community Fellow Program – Children’s Home Society of Washington – Walla Walla

Children’s Home Society of Washington – Walla Walla

Mission: To develop healthy children, create strong families, build engaged communities, and speak and advocate for children.

Project: Our Fellow will be a great asset to our program; they will be the assistant supervisor in the After-School program. They will conduct pre- and post-literacy testing and use those test results to place students into appropriate level reading groups.  They will work in our homework club, where the children come directly from school to our satellite site in the Valle Lindo Community. At this site the Fellow will work with students in groups by grade/literacy level and help the students to do their homework, complete their reading assignments, and when necessary offer one-on-one tutoring in the areas that students need assistance. Every child has a different learning style. We want to provide them with the comfort level that best fits their style of learning. Invite students to work at their own speed, meet their academic responsibilities, encourage them to keep on task, all while the program supervisor monitors their progress. The Fellow will work directly with the program manager, teachers and school staff as well as parents. They will be responsible for creating classroom schedule and strategic plans to reduce stress among staff, volunteers and students.

Job Description

This position is available to Whitman College juniors and seniors who are eligible to work in the U.S. and able to work the entire academic year, September 2017-May 2018.

Title of Fellow: Educator Assistant in the Academic Fun Club

Proposed Hours of Work/Days of Week: Monday through Thursday 2:30 – 5:30 pm. Fellows are expected to work a total of 150-160 hours for the academic year plus 20 hours for bi-weekly meetings with Fellow group.

Supervisor’s Name and Contact Info: Mariela Rosas mariela.rosas@chs-wa.org 509-529-2130 ex 8113

Please apply via email with your resume and cover letter.

Review of application materials:
Email: Mariela.rosas@chs-wa.org or Deborah.allessio@chs-wa.org
Applications reviewed on a rolling basis (last day to apply is Sept. 10th)

Learning Outcomes:

  • The Fellow will learn how to create a lesson plan
  • How to manage a classroom
  • How to manage fellow staff, volunteers, and mentors
  • Will gain knowledge of the Hispanic culture
  • Will develop a working relationship with students, parents, teachers and other school district staff

Skills Required:

  • Must have professional & social skills and the ability to manage 30-35 children
  • Have an authoritative personality
  • Interested in education, sociology etc.
  • Have organizational skills


  • Opening program if supervisor is absent
  • Organize the student’s homework and assigning mentors to work one-on-one with students
  • Responsible for the parent helper employee that works in the program, to be sure all the children are receiving snacks, staff and volunteers are taking brakes, and the facility is kept clean
  • Be responsible for the discipline of students
  • Responsible for the communication with parents, mentors and teachers
  • Working with small groups of students doing homework
  • Keeping records of the appropriate reading materials for the student that he/she will be working with
  • Responsible for taking attendance daily
  • Organize material in binders for students that might not have homework that day so they are still working and studying math and reading


  • Commitment to completing a job
  • Interested in learning new things and growing
  • Must be available
  • Reliability is a must!

Student Fellows must be eligible, willing, and able to work entire academic year, September 2017-May 2018 (except for Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring breaks).

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