Teacher/Mental Wellness Counselor Paid Fellowship (Non-Profit/Summer)
Yleana Leadership Foundation
The Yleana Leadership Foundation, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit, is seeking a Teacher/Mental Wellness Counselor for its residential summer academies. Our summer program, Yleana Leadership Academy (YLA), serves the Foundation’s mission of creating exceptional educational experiences for young people of all income-levels and preparing our students for success as people and professionals, while decreasing the opportunity gap.
The Yleana Leadership Academy takes pride in serving rising high school seniors, the majority of whom are low-income first generation students of color from underserved urban areas. To get a feel for the YLA experience, check out this video: https://youtu.be/_yi3UCFoUuE.
Our staff are people who are constantly generating new and better ways to do things, drawing on what they have seen, read, and experienced, who replace “I can’t do that” with “Let’s make it happen.” We prefer instructors who can improvise, who are creative, who approach problems in unexpected ways, and who generally understand how to communicate the test to diverse groups of students.
Since 2016, our average score improvement in a 3-week period topped out at 200 points on the SAT® exam. We want your help to make that number even higher.
In 2021, we will be hosting the Yleana Leadership Academy entirely online. Teacher/counselors will teach classes and facilitate programs via Zoom.
What you’ll be doing:
Lead classes of 6-10 students on Critical Reading, Writing, and Math according to set strategies
Facilitate open, small-group discussions on topics such as race, class, and gender as part of our Issues curriculum
Engage students in breakout sessions during our Entrepreneurship class – which culminates in a camp-wide Shark Tank competition
Lead students in after-class programs, games, and activities
Mediate disputes between students as needed
Provide mental wellness support for students to ensure their well-being and happiness
Identify students in need of support and create a sustainable plan for their mental wellness while they are at camp
Update senior staff when conflicts arise and once conflicts are resolved
Advise staff on standard methodologies for communicating with students
Other responsibilities as needed
In this role you would be critical to the success of camp and the happiness of our students and staff. If you have a passion for building an inclusive environment where our students can thrive, this is the job for you.
We’d love to hear from you if you:
Have completed a BA/BS degree by Spring of 2021 in psychology or a related field
Have experience providing mental health support to high school students
Can achieve a minimum score of 670 verbal/670 math on internal hiring assessment
Have or in the progress of obtaining a Master’s in counseling/social work or a related field (highly preferred)
Have 1-2 years’ relevant tutoring/teaching experience (highly preferred)
Are an outstanding teammate
Quickly adapt to unforeseen problems
Love serving as a mentor/role model to diverse students
Exude empathy, patience, and compassion for our students
Are detail oriented and results-driven
Have a passion for helping students from historically marginalized communities succeed in graduating high school and matriculating to college
Stipends for Teacher/Mental Wellness Counselors range from $3,000-4,500. These are determined and offered based on:
Degrees and/or current year in school
Prior camp, teaching and/or tutoring, and mental wellness/counseling experience
Dates & Times
Camp will run from June 14 to August 7, 2021 (this includes training); staff must be available for the entire time. All dates are here:
Training: June 14 – July 9
Approx. times: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Eastern
All staff off: July 2 – 5
Camp: July 10 – August 7
Weekdays: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm EDT (with breaks)
Each teacher will lead four class blocks each day: Reading, Writing, Math, and the floating block (issues, design thinking, or enrichment)
Saturdays: afternoon programming approximately 2pm – 4pm
Follow-up program (optional): August 17, 19, 24, 26
Times: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm EDT (with breaks)
We will prioritize your application if you are available to teach at our Follow-up Program after the summer program. Pay is $20/hour, and is in addition to the base stipend.
Read our Covid-19 policy here. https://yleana.org/covid19-policy
To apply, please fill out our hiring form here: http://bit.ly/basicinfo2021
The next priority application deadline is May 15, 2021. We hire on a rolling basis, so the earlier you apply, the better.
Diversity and equal opportunity are at the core of Yleana and our mission. We are committed to building a team that reflects the world. People who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply.