Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+
Talk with me Baby @ Work: Facilitator Orientation and Training
At Hands On Atlanta, we tackle greater Atlanta's most pressing needs by igniting a passion for service and creating life-long community volunteers.
Talk With Me Baby @ Work is a program created through a partnership between GEEARS: The Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students and the Rollins Center for Language and Literacy at the Atlanta Speech School that provides parents and caregivers of young children, as well as expecting parents, with tools and strategies to support early brain and language development.
The Atlanta community collectively is working to address the low literacy scores in elementary schools. Our role in this collective impact is to reach and teach parents where they are- at work.
This will be an orientation and training on early literacy and facilitation techniques for the following volunteer position:
Talk With me Baby @ Work: Volunteer Facilitator
Position Description: This volunteer will facilitate courses at local businesses to train parents and caregivers of ages birth through 5 or expecting parents on techniques to improve the outcomes of reading scores by the third grade. The courses are three one-hour sessions that focus on responsive interactions, building conversations, and interactive book reading. Hands On Atlanta will coordinate the scheduling of these courses.
Qualifications: We are looking for someone who is comfortable facilitating a course with up to 20 individuals, someone who is or can become familiar and comfortable with Early Literacy, and someone who can commit to teach six one-hour courses per year.
Ideal Candidates: Individuals passionate about Early Literacy, professionals with flexible schedules, retired teachers, graduate students, retired trainers, stay at home parents/grandparents, business employees who would like to facilitate this course to coworkers
Requirements: Over the phone screening, clean criminal and NSOPW check, In-person Talk with me Baby facilitation course provided by Hands On Atlanta(4 hours), Two co-teach sessions(2 hours)
Time Commitment: This is an ongoing year-round opportunity, we will be working to hold trainings once per week in the Atlanta area and will look to our volunteer base to see who is available and interested in teaching or co-teaching. A majority of courses will be held during the work day as a “lunch and learn” model but could be held at any time. We ask that our volunteers teach 6 one hour courses per year.
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