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African Community School

ACS is a non-profit organisation. Our organisation provides inclusive services to local adults, children and families living on low incomes, supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds’ to achieve and develop new skills in the community. We run services from Monday to Saturday weekly e.g. supplementary education classes, accredited adult classes ICT,Functional English and Maths, Early years and child care. We are seeking volunteers to help, engaging and supporting children, adults and families in various activities. If you have a skill or talent to share, individually or in a group, we would love to hear from you.

Application deadline: 

ACS is a non-profit organisation that provides inclusive services to local adults, children and families living on low incomes, supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds’ to achieve and develop new skills in the community. We run services from Monday to Saturday weekly. We are seeking volunteers to help, engaging and supporting children, adults and families in various activities. If you have a skill or talent to share, individually or in a group, we would love to hear from you.

Role Aim: 

To support and mentor children with their English and Maths, Homework, to develop their reading skills, help them gain self-confidence and improve their future prospects.

The programme aims to raise the aspirations of young people and adult learning in the community by providing them with the opportunity to learn and broaden their knowledge by providing one-to-one support for a child, adult and families.

Duties: 

? Support students with homework, English and Maths on Saturdays

* Provide one-to-one support for a child

* Read with children

* Assist children in a classroom-based setting with the support of a teacher; offering group support

* Ability to communicate with young people of all ages

* Helping to clear away at the end of the day

* Helping with day outing during summer holiday

* Play activities, sports and games during summer holiday

* Support adults with ICT, English and Maths weekly

* Assist adults in a classroom-based setting with the support of a practitioner; offering group support in the computer suite or in a one to one setting

Skills needed: 

? No specific experience or qualifications are needed, but all volunteers must have a high level of spoken and written English

* Interest and passion in engaging with and supporting young people

* Enjoys engaging and supporting children in new activities.

* Takes a child centered approach when engaging with young people

* Warm, caring and compassionate

* Enthusiastic

* Interest in children and families

* Good communication skills

* Reliability and good time keeping

* Good organisational skills

* Able to attend weekly sessions and reliable

* Robust knowledge of all aspects of IT. Using Microsoft word, excel, office. Web browsing and internet based form filling knowledge is essential.

* Knowledge and experience of supporting vulnerable adults in an IT learning environment is preferable Also with English and Maths.

Training: 

We provide:

* Safeguarding

* Ongoing support and supervision

* health and safety

* Background information on the organisation and students

Location: 
African Community School c/o Princess May Primary School Princess May Road StokeNewington, Hackney N16 8DF
Time commitment: 
3-5 hours per week
Opening times: 
N/A
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