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Youth Mental Health Academy

Instructor Positions

The Child Mind Institute’s Youth Mental Health Academy (YMHA) supports talented high school students from structurally marginalized communities as they explore careers in mental health and complete project-based learning activities.

YMHA is designed to cultivate the next generation of diverse mental health professionals, but we can’t do it alone. We’re looking for passionate educators to lead classes of 30 high school students in the 5-week summer academy. There are 3 instructor roles, each with unique responsibilities: Lead Teacher, Teacher’s Aide, and Site Coordinator. All instructors will receive a stipend, commit to the full 5-week academy from June 10 – July 26, 2024, and attend training from June 10 – June 21, 2024.

Applications due by March 17, 2024.

Lead Teacher

Lead Teachers will be responsible for one classroom of up to 30 students and facilitate learning experiences that stimulate their students’ interest in science and mental health. They will deliver the curriculum as designed, which includes topics on mental health disorders, mental health triggers, mental health research, and youth mental health issues, guiding students to develop key skills and in-depth understanding of content.

Lead Teachers are expected to demonstrate teaching methods consistent with contemporary research and standards of excellence and to lead other instructors in the classroom.

Stipend: $8,000

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Responsibilities
  • Plan and review lessons with Teacher’s Aide on daily and weekly basis.
  • Ensure that the day’s lessons are staying on time and on track.
  • Build a positive classroom culture by fostering student relationships and implementing classroom management techniques.
  • Take primary responsibility for content areas.
  • Model the instruction of special units or special content.
  • Ensure students’ academic proficiency through long-term planning, daily and weekly lesson plans, and execution of rigorous and engaging daily instruction.
  • Record any additions or edits made to the daily lessons and report them on the Instructor Tracker for your classroom.
  • Review assessments and reflect with other instructors on the effectiveness of lessons.
  • Explicitly share with students the theories or research on which you base your teaching.
  • Support colleagues through focused mentoring or coaching, and structured or collaborative teacher teams.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in any social or behavioral science with experience in the mental health field.
  • Preferred but not required: Valid California State Teaching Credential or equivalent and transferrable teaching license from another state (Intern credential accepted).
  • At least three years of experience teaching or serving diverse high school students in a school, community, or nonprofit setting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Strong organizational skills.

Teacher’s Aide

Teacher’s Aides will support classroom learning experiences by working with the Lead Teacher to prepare lesson plans and deliver learning content. They will support students as they develop foundational knowledge, prepare for college, and explore careers in mental health fields.

Teacher’s Aides should have experience with the basics of teaching high school students from diverse backgrounds and have expertise in facilitating collaborative group projects.

Stipend: $6,000

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Responsibilities
  • Bring mental health experience to the team and offer subject matter expertise.
  • Review upcoming lessons and collaborate with the Lead Teacher.
  • Be actively involved in facilitations and planning.
  • Take the lead in supporting students who might be affected by the lesson’s content, especially if they need to step out of the classroom.
  • Assist students with special needs to maximize inclusion, learning, and achievement.
  • Support Lead Teacher in the administration and reteaching of classroom exercises, activities, and assessments.
  • Record any questions that need to be answered by YMHA staff and reach out for answers.
  • Support learning experiences (i.e., individual, small group, and whole class instruction) throughout the summer academy in a classroom environment that ensures student achievement.
  • Regularly assess, evaluate, and report on student progress and achievement throughout the summer academy.
Qualifications
  • Currently pursuing a degree or obtained a degree in any social or behavioral science, health profession or mental-health field.
  • At least two years of experience teaching or serving diverse high school students in a school, community, or nonprofit setting.
  • Experience working with high school students in a one-on-one or small group setting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Strong organizational skills.

Site Coordinator

Site Coordinators will oversee the learning and safety of students for their designated site and serve as the point person for all logistics. Site Coordinators must maintain a building environment that is conducive to learning and create open lines of communication with instructors to collect and respond to students’ needs as situations arise.

Site Coordinators should have experience working with high school students from diverse backgrounds and managing/coordinating student programs.

Stipend: $5,000

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Responsibilities

Administrative (75%)

  • Manage all onsite aspects of the YMHA summer Site, including check-in/checkout, student activities, and site equipment.
  • Make sure that all physical spaces are ready and prepared prior to students arriving (i.e. classrooms, breakfast, and lunch).
  • Communicate with campus staff to address issues or concerns.
  • Lead students to and from the classroom for lunch.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the YMHA summer site facility.
  • Make sure that all supplies needed for the upcoming week are in classrooms.
  • Acquire and manage program equipment, materials, and supplies.

Facilitation (25%)

  • Connect with each Lead Teach/Teacher Aide pair at the beginning of the day to see how to support them.
  • Support student learning experiences in the classroom.
  • Assist students with special needs in all aspects of classroom instruction to maximize inclusion, learning, and achievement.
  • Regularly assess, evaluate, and report on student progress and achievement throughout the summer academy.
Qualifications
  • Currently pursuing a degree or has obtained a degree in any social or behavioral science, health profession or mental-health field.
  • At least one year of experience managing the coordination or logistics of a program with students.
  • At least two years of experience teaching or serving diverse high school students in a school, community, or nonprofit setting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Strong organizational skills.

Other Ways to Participate

The Youth Mental Health Academy also offers opportunities for career professionals in mental health fields.

Questions?

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