Resident Tutor Job Description
A Better Chance — Radnor, PA
The Radnor A Better Chance Program (Radnor ABC) is one of the 20 Community Schools Programs (CSPs) within the National A Better Chance organization. Our goal is to develop leaders of tomorrow by providing students of color, who show strong academic and leadership potential and who are from underserved communities, with a home away from home while attending Radnor High School (RHS), a top-rated public high school in Wayne, Pennsylvania.
Radnor ABC is a co-educational program with ten scholars. Under the nurturing care and mentoring of our Resident Directors and three Resident Tutors, our scholars live at the Radnor ABC House while attending RHS during the academic school year.
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Resident Tutor Position Description
Radnor ABC Resident Tutors (RT) live in the Radnor ABC house with the scholars and assist the Resident Director(s) (RD), supervising evening study halls, acting as counselors and friends to the scholars, and sharing in their informal activities. The duties of the RT are varied, but their primary focus is the academic development of the scholars. RTs provide understanding and informal counseling. They provide models of success that the Scholars can emulate and must possess sufficient maturity to maintain authority during their supervision of the house. They act as intermediaries between the Scholars and Resident Director(s) and can also aid Scholars in their relationships with their teachers. The RT should be familiar with the demands and performance required at Radnor High School so that they are able to help the Scholars meet these expectations.
Child Abuse Reporting
Radnor ABC places the utmost value on the care of its Scholars, and as an integral part of its mission, takes allegations of abuse very seriously. Radnor ABC’s Child Abuse Reporting Policy requires that ANY individual who comes into contact with scholars through Radnor ABC’s programming must report suspected child abuse. Under Pennsylvania law, any person having direct contact with school children is considered a mandatory reporter and is required to report reasonable suspicion of child abuse. Therefore, as a Radnor ABC volunteer, you are a mandatory reporter and must take the Mandated Reporter Training online. The link for the training is https://www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu. Certification must be complete by the time scholars arrive in September. Submit a certificate of completion for the training to the RABC board for filing.
Subsistence Allowance & Room and Board
This position provides a private room, board and a subsistence allowance. Room and weeknight dinners are provided for the Resident Tutor in the Radnor ABC residence. The Resident Tutor will attend dinners with the Scholars when on study hall duty in the common dining room. Additional food will be the responsibility of the Resident Tutor.
Term of Service
Radnor ABC Board of Directors strongly encourages RTs to only apply if they can commit to volunteer for two full academic years or longer. The RT will move into the Radnor ABC residence in mid-August; scholars will arrive in middle to late August or early September.
Resident Tutors must live in the Radnor ABC residence and:
A Resident Tutor must be a college graduate and should possess the following skills:
We are located in Wayne, PA near the town center and the Wayne Train Station. For more information about out program, please visit: www.radnorabc.org.
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