Learning Support Tutors
VOLUNTEER LEARNING SUPPORT TUTORS (LSTs)
Persons interested in this social volunteering role have the opportunity to access training in contemporary teaching and learning strategies. This is important for continuity and congruence between school processes and the helping relationship between Volunteer Learning Support Tutors and the child they are matched with.
After screening and training, the Volunteer LST will be assigned a child/youth lacking learning support at home. The Volunteer is guided by the Foundation’s Family Learning Support practitioner who is responsible for the service.
Persons interested in becoming a Volunteer LST are expected to provide their service once a week throughout one scholastic year.
Roles and Responsibilities
Under the guidance of the Family Learning Support coordinator, an LST shall:
- Participate in induction training and on-going work review meetings;
- Provide one-to-one assistance to a child or young person matched by a Social Worker;
- Apply methods that enable the child/ young person to enhance their reading, writing, homework and inter-personal communication skills;
- Establish a caring and nurturing relationship with the child/ young person accessing learning support;
- Actively participate in the processing of sessions as part of the participatory service evaluation;
- Participate in the interim and/or end-of-service evaluation exercise.
- Commitment to regular service provision as outlined in the roles and responsibilities;
- Participation in the Volunteer Training opportunities as well as in the interim and/or end-of-session evaluation exercise;
- Ability to build a caring, nurturing but professional relationship with children and young people;
- Sensitivity for the special learning support needs of the child/ young person matched with;
- Respect confidentiality;
- An outgoing, pleasant personality;
- Ability to work as part of a team.
2-3 hours a week for a period of one scholastic year.