Vacaciones Útiles Teacher

POSITION TITLE: Vacaciones Útiles Teacher (Summer 2024)

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

DEPARTMENT: Su Casa Hispanic Center

REPORTS TO: Education Services Supervisor

WORK HOURS: 30-37.5 Hours Per Week

DATE: April 2024

WORK LOCATION: Midpointe office/school based, Cincinnati OH

Position Summary

Su Casa Hispanic Center’s academic enrichment summer camp, Vacaciones Útiles, is celebrating its 16th year serving low-income Hispanic/Latino children in Greater Cincinnati. The objective of the program is to close academic opportunity gaps for children entering kindergarten through third grade. This is achieved by providing a 6-week, full-day summer camp that encourages academic and social-emotional growth in a culturally sensitive, bilingual environment. The focus of instruction is English literacy and reading skills, which are the foundation for success in other academic subjects. We offer bilingual programming aimed at strengthening the core skills needed for success in the upcoming school year. Teachers offer instruction with guidance and support from the Education Services staff of Su Casa Hispanic Center; support registration and testing; chaperone field trips and outdoor activities to promote a love of learning and academic success for the children in our program. VÚ is the capstone of Su Casa’s Youth Education programs, which include after-school and virtual tutoring during the academic year. 

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Create and document engaging lessons and activities that meet the objectives of the program that highlight critical reading, math, and other standards-based subjects; lead your class in the lessons and activities every day of camp.
  2. Set up classrooms and maintain a clean and organized learning environment for students.
  3. Promote a positive learning experience by modeling exemplary behavior and encouraging students to do their best.
  4. Assist during meal times (breakfast and lunch are provided for children daily).
  5. Meet children where they are in their learning and differentiate instruction based on your students’ needs.
  6. Chaperone field trips, sports lessons, and indoor/outdoor recreation time.
  7. Assess students’ progress with a pretest and posttest; provide accurate attendance and testing data for reporting program outcomes. Fill out end-of camp reports for parents that detail each child’s strengths and areas for growth.
  8. Operate a bilingual classroom, emphasizing English directions and academic content while promoting communication and enrichment in Spanish.
  9. Communicate with parents and staff about the child’s development and progress.
  10. Attend weekly staff meetings to provide feedback and suggestions; collaborate with teachers and staff to plan lessons and activities.
  11. Generate reports for parents and funders in order to demonstrate progress in academic and social-emotional skills. Provide feedback and suggestions for academic improvement.
  12. Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Skills Requirements:

  1. Two years or more experience working in an early childhood/elementary school setting. Preference will be given to teachers who currently hold a valid educator license or certification in Ohio.
  2. Experience in lesson planning, curriculum development, and classroom management.
  3. Experience working with the Hispanic/Latino immigrant community.
  4. Ability to communicate in Spanish; oral and written fluency preferred.
  5. Bachelor’s Degree required; degree in Early Childhood Education preferred.
  6. Experience in English literacy and reading instruction with early elementary children. TESOL/ESL/ESOL endorsement or certification desired.

Language Skills:

English required; fluent oral and written skills in English and Spanish preferred. Ability to speak other languages is desirable. 

Computer Skills:

A minimum of intermediate computer skills required. Familiarity with Google Workspace/Drive, MS Office and knowledge of online educational programs required. Must be able to enter and retrieve data using computer data management systems applications, collect and maintain data, support and troubleshoot technology issues when working with online educational programs.

Work Environment:

Job will be performed in a typical classroom environment, with supervision of outdoor recreation activities required. Must be able to work inside and outside in summer weather conditions. 

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Organizational Responsibility:

Employees of Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio will have knowledge of the Catholic faith, a willingness to work for a Catholic, faith-based agency and adhere to the policies of Catholic Charities. Employees will not publicly oppose the teachings of the Catholic Faith nor publicly advocate for any position in conflict with Catholic teaching, or the specific positions of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati or the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This requirement includes any public speech, demonstration or writing including the use of social media or other digital technologies.

Please submit resumes to hrd@ccswoh.org.  Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.