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Education Associate

Do you have the summers off and looking for a position to supplement your income while teaching and interacting with children?  Do you want a job working with fantastic coworkers for a program that is a considered a model in the county?  This position may be right for you!

The Human Services Center Corporation (HSCC) is currently seeking candidates for part-time temporary work in the KOOL Summer Program in Turtle Creek for low-income first-fifth graders which runs July 1-August 13, 2021 (closed July 5). You must possess current Act 33/34 and FBI clearances or at least start applying for them to be considered for an interview.

The HSCC is following all CDC recommendations and our procedures are considered “low risk”. Small groups of students will stay together all day, each day. Participants will remain at least 6 feet apart inside and will not share objects. Outdoor activities will be prioritized. Masks will be mandated to be worn at all times aside from meal times.

The Education Associates are responsible for overseeing a classroom of youth, developing and implementing math and reading lessons on a weekly basis, implementing an online academic curriculum, and planning lots of other activities daily, among other duties.  High energy is needed – lots of time is spent outside and indoors playing with and supervising the participants.  Hours are Monday-Friday, from 8:30AM-4:30PM. The pay is $15/hour for 40 hours per week.

TO APPLY:  For more information please contact Leah O’Reilly by email at loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org. Resumes MUST be emailed if applying for the position. NO PHONE CALLS.

Internship Opportunities

Youth Support Intern (Youth Programs) – looking for TWO interns

The Youth Learning In a Fun Environment (Youth LIFE) After-School Program, a program of the HSCC, is seeking a student (preferably a social work/direct practice student) for fall through spring to help carry out the functions of the program and assist the youth participants. THIS MAY BE IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL DEPENDING ON VARIOUS FACTORS. Responsibilities include organizing and planning the HSCC’s Lights on After-School event, implementing an internet-based math and reading curriculum, developing and implementing current event, cultural, science, and other supplemental activities, assisting in reviewing participants’ files and progress, and mentoring the first-fifth grade participants. The interns may also be required to implement an evidence-based, best practice bullying prevention curriculum – Second Step for 1-5 graders. The Second Step curriculum is a comprehensive program for promoting emotional and social competencies and reducing bullying problems in elementary aged children. Second Step is designed to be taught two or more times per week for a minimum of 30-40 minutes per day. Systematic, developmentally based lessons, materials, and instructions are provided to facilitate emotional literacy, self-control, and social competence.  Ideally, the internship will be at least three days per week from approximately 2:00PM-7:00PM. However, 4 days from 3:00PM-7:00PM would be acceptable. Any needed variations to days and times of the internship can be further discussed in an interview. The student must be available from September through the end of April.  Based on individual interests and schedule, additional opportunities may also be available.  A modest stipend is provided with this internship.  For more information please contact Mallory Clark at mclark@hscc-mvpc.org. Resumes and cover letters MUST be emailed.

General Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for general office duties, maintenance, and various other tasks. Individual volunteers and volunteer teams are welcome!

To apply to be a volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Application located here. Please contact Stephanie Eson at seson@hscc-mvpc.org or 412-829-7112 for more information.

Pantry Network of Eastern Suburbs Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to assist stocking shelves, registering clients, and escorting and assisting patrons as they shop for their goods. Volunteer hours are flexible, but Pantry distribution days are the second Saturday of the month from 8:30am to 10:30am. For more information, please contact Stephanie Eson at seson@hscc-mvpc.org or 412-829-7112.

Youth Programs Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to assist the Youth LIFE After-School Program staff any time between the hours of 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday, September through May. Tasks would include helping students with homework and academic activities, in addition to becoming mentors to various ages of youth. Volunteers must possess current Act 33/34 clearances. To apply to be a volunteer, please complete the application located here. For more information, please contact Mallory Clark at 412-829-7112 or mclark@hscc-mvpc.org.

KOOL Chaperone Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to help chaperone various field trips during the KOOL Summer Program, every Friday, from early July to mid-August. Volunteers must possess current Act 33/34 clearances. For more information, please contact Mallory Clark at 412-829-7112 or mclark@hscc-mvpc.org.

Emerging Leaders Program Volunteer

Professionals are needed in various fields that would be willing to volunteer a few hours of their time with seniors in high school! Every year, the students participate in job shadows, job tours, presentations, and/or informational interviews with professionals in their fields of interest. We are always looking for engaging individuals that would like to share their expertise and knowledge in their careers. For more information, please contact Mallory Clark at 412-829-7112 or mclark@hscc-mvpc.org.

Free Tax Preparation Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to assist at the Free Tax Preparation site. Volunteers provide free federal, state, and local income tax preparation assistance to individuals who are on a limited or fixed income. Other volunteers are needed to greet taxpayers when they arrive at the site.

Prospective volunteers will receive FREE training to ensure they meet the IRS guidelines. NO prior experience is needed. All volunteers are taught federal and PA tax law and the preparation of simple tax returns. New volunteers are assigned to work with an experienced volunteer. If you, or someone you know, might be interested in becoming a free tax preparation volunteer at the HSCC, please contact Stephanie Eson seson@hscc-mvpc.org or 412-829-7112.

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