Thursday, June 4, 2015

Eye Level Learning Center of Palentine is Hiring!

Eye Level (formerly known as E.nopi) Learning Center of Palatine is an after-school learning program designed to help children (3 years to 14 years) master their Math, English, and Critical Thinking skills.


We are seeking enthusiastic candidates for Math and English instructor positions.


The above positions involve working with students, primarily in grades preschool to Middle School in small group settings, providing both remediation and enrichment. All teaching materials will be provided. The instructor must be available to work on certain weekdays in the evening and Saturday morning. This is a year around part-time position, including summer.  Long-term commitment of at least one year is a must.  


We are currently looking for teachers to join our growing center.



1. An undergraduate or graduate student, or a retired/working teacher and be willing to have a long-term commitment (at least one year) preferred.

2. Prior teaching/tutoring experience preferred but not required.


Duties include but not limited to:

- Teach a group of 2-4 students

- Grade and record students work

- Planning and preparing students work

- Paid preparation and grading time!


This is a part-time, year-round position (8-15 hours/week).


Please send your resume to

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

"The Counselors" Series

Gina Anselmo of DePaul's Career Center has conducted a series of incredibly helpful interviews for DePaul students to learn more about the counseling field from current working counselors! Topics covered are job searching, key competencies in the counseling arena, and many more! Check out her series at:

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Full Time Position - Roots to Wellness Coordinator - Needed!


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Roots to Wellness Coordinator (full-time)


Job Summary: The Roots to Wellness Coordinator works to improve the mental health of Little Village and surrounding communities by coordinating member organizations, reaching out to community members, and advocating with key players inside and outside the community.


Mission Statement: Roots to Wellness creates a space for providers to come together and to advocate, inform, and increase access to mental health services for the residents of Little Village and surrounding areas.


This is a full-time, salaried position and includes benefits such as medical, dental, disability, and life insurance, 403(b) plan, and 22 days paid time off plus 9 holidays.


Reports to:                             Data Specialist

Accountable to:                     Roots to Wellness facilitators, Roots to Wellness members

Communicates with:            Community members, Enlace Chicago health outreach staff, Enlace’s Community Organizer, Violence Prevention Administrator

Informs:                                 Enlace Chicago Staff


Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Community outreach and coalition building: The coordinator will rally support amongst community members for issues around mental health. This will include attending meetings and public events, door knocking, phone calls, and other outreach.
  2. Advocacy with government agencies and funders: S/he will leverage the relationships developed to coordinate action on mental health priority areas as described in our mental health needs assessment & updated periodically by Roots to Wellness members.
  3. Facilitate participation of Roots to Wellness members: S/he will coordinate the participation and activities of current members and recruit new people/organizations.
  4. Develop ties with community organizations that provide informal mental health support: S/he will develop links with gardening groups, sports clubs, etc. that can provide social and emotional support outside the context of formal counseling.  
  5. Promote mental health in the community at health fairs, community events, and direct outreach to individuals and groups.
  6. Other tasks as necessary


Required Skills:


  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Excellent speaking, listening, and writing skills
  • Effective at building professional relationships with others
  • Can keep self and others organized
  • Flexible schedule (some evenings and weekends required)
  • Basic computer skills (email, web search, Google docs)
  • Position requires travel within neighborhood and the city


Desired Skills


  • Bachelor’s degree helpful but not required
  • Experienced doing community outreach
  • Knowledge of mental health field as consumer, provider, or volunteer. People who have been through counseling are especially encouraged to apply, as this experience will be valuable in promoting mental health to community members.
  • Experience working in Latino communities, Little Village ideally, and building connections across communities
  • Skilled using social media


Enlace Chicago is an equal opportunity employer. Please email resume to with “Roots to Wellness Coordinator” as the subject by WEDNESDAY , JUNE 17.  

Monday, June 1, 2015

Volunteer Reading Tutors Needed

Education and Counseling Center  
Volunteer Reading Tutor
Fact Sheet
 We are currently seeking reading tutors to participate in a coaching and teaching experience during the Summer I session. Under the supervision of their instructor, graduate students enrolled in their final course in the Reading Specialist program, “Leadership and Professional Development in Literacy”, will provide training and serve as your mentor and coach as you provide one-on-one instruction to a struggling literacy learner.
If you are selected for one of the four positions, a volunteer must commit to the following:
  1. Attend orientation in the Education and Counseling Center (COE 101) on Wednesday, June 17th from 5:30-6:45.
  2. Prepare for and provide tutoring services to a client from 5:30-6:45 twice a week (Monday and Wednesday) for four weeks (June 22 to July 15). Preparation for each client session will involve approximately 30 minutes.
  3. Participate in a post-session debriefing with reading coaches from 6:45-7:00.
  4. Communicate with coaches via email on a weekly basis.
  5. Communicate student progress with parents at the conclusion of the experience.
In exchange for your work as a Reading Tutor, you can earn 16 field experience hours.
Please submit the following application to Dr. Beverly Trezek by Friday, June 5thth

Education and Counseling Center  

Volunteer Reading Tutor







Phone number:



Why are you interested in the Reading Tutor position at the Education and Counseling Center?









What makes you a strong candidate for the position of Reading Tutor?









Please discuss your prior experiences in working with struggling readers or students with disabilities:









Please discuss your prior experiences in using specific reading curriculum or methods:


McCormick Community Program Assistant Needed

About the McCormick Community Internship: The McCormick Foundation has generously established an endowment at DePaul's Steans Center in order to provide funding for internships in community-based organizations that allow DePaul undergraduates to apply their knowledge and skills to benefit an organization while simultaneously providing the student with valuable work experience. This internship is reserved for our best and brightest DePaul junior and senior undergraduates who have exhibited a commitment to community action, service, and academic excellence from all disciplines and departments at DePaul. For more information please visit:


General Summary: The program assistant will be responsible for assisting with the overseeing of the McCormick Community Internship and The Environmental Stewardship Community Internship. 


For more information and to apply please go to: Position Title: Program Assistant - McCormick Community Internship