Facilities 4 Families Volunteer Openings
SEGCC is piloting a new program in response to COVID-19 concerns and the struggles remote learning can impose on students/families. Facilities 4 Families is based on the Pod learning concept for children in donated buildings in the Georgetown, Tx area. This is a needs-based program that serves 3rd through 12th graders, so there is a high likelihood that these children will have high risk family members at home. The goal of the program is to allow students to learn remotely from our spaces with Learning Coaches that are there to assist them with their school schedule, maneuvering remote learning platforms, and support for Social Emotional Learning. Strict safety protocols are built into this program to mitigate viral spread. This is a community program and not associated with any public school system. Program hours are M-F 7:30-3:45. We are looking for kind, supportive, safety-oriented community members to step up and support remote learners. Many have seen and heard of families in crisis, if you would like to make a difference please reach out. Please visit https://www.segcc.org/f4f/ for more information.
Goals of the program:
- Maintaining contact with families and students
- Monitoring of social/emotional needs of families and students
- Providing wi-fi, technology and usage support
- Acting as liaisons between families and available social services
- Acting as liaisons between families and GISD
- Providing safe and supportive spaces for children to remote learn
Responsibilities and Duties:
In order to communicate exposures effectively we feel it is important for families to understand the staffing structure of the program. All staff have passed a background check within the last 12 months, received updated training on Covid-19 protocols, and are 18 years of age or older. Each facility will have at least one CPR and 1st Aid certified staff member onsite.
Covid Coordinators (Site Supervisors):
Tasked with monitoring and implementing safety protocols for the facility. These are the people that will meet the children at the door, perform the health screening, and also stay with them if symptoms occur during the day. This is the primary contact for safety and health related concerns. As a site supervisor this position reports any safety concerns, facility issues, and staff training logs to the Director of the program. Covid Coordinators should be detailed oriented, a quick learner, and able to follow directions precisely.
Learning Coaches & Moderators: Help students maintain their daily schedule and follow the established procedures for being counted as present in their current school district.
1. Provide assistance and reassurance if technology “glitches”, slowdowns, or frustrations occur
2. Provide students and families with resources available through local non-profits and other public resources
3. Provide an example and ensure proper viral mitigation procedures are followed
4. Observe students for signs of struggling
5. Allow students to make mistakes and guide them to learn from those mistakes
Training and Skills:
- Covid Coordinator- 18 years and older, Background check, First Aid training required, Covid-19 training required
- Learning Coach (Full Time)- 18 years and older, Background check, First Aid training required, Covid-19 training required
- Learning Coach (Part Time)-18 years and older, Background check, First Aid training required, Covid-19 training required
- Moderator (Full Time)-18 years and older, Background check, First Aid training required, Covid-19 training required
- Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
- Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws or F4F policies.
- Conduct classes, workshops, and demonstrations to teach principles, techniques, or methods in subjects, such as basic life skills, stress reduction strategies, remote learning skills, health and wellness.
- Prepare students for further education by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
- Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order and viral mitigation among the students for whom they are responsible.
- Observe students to determine qualifications, limitations, abilities, interests, and other individual characteristics.
- Register, orient, and assess new students according to standards and procedures.
- Connect students with public school resources in order to assist students requiring extra help.
- Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment
- Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons that promote learning.
- Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
- Participate in community awareness efforts, and student recruitment.
- Attend staff meetings
- Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, contests, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
- Understand the student’s class schedules and class times to ensure maximum attendance