First4 AmeriCorps members will provide additional classroom support to strengthen existing trauma-informed classroom practices and strategies. These members will receive training to better understand concepts such as child development, poverty, ACEs, and trauma-informed teaching to directly support the social-emotional development of children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.
Additionally, as a means of sustainability for such a profound and important undertaking, First4 members will also participate in the recruitment of volunteers and creation of a legacy document and process to support future volunteers and AmeriCorps members.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
**School vacations (5 weeks) as well as all federal holidays off -- both are accounted for in calculation of hours so that a member is able to complete their hours within the calssroom's calendar year
**Members receive various and relevant training to support their service as well as life after AmeriCorps: CPR/First Aid certification, Mandated Reporter certification, FEMA National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) certification, DEI and child development training, as well as a thorough professional development in trauma-responsive approaches such as Conscious Discipline.
**Additionally, ALL members will be provided with Member Assistance Program support, which includes:
-24/7 toll-free telephonic access to services for members
-Unlimited in-the-moment telephonic counseling services with master’s degree-level counselors
-Mobile app with resources and appointment scheduling access
-Text/Chat Counseling & Coaching
-Video Counseling & Coaching
-Financial and Legal Assistance (30-minute consultations)
-Personal Concierge for Everyday Needs
-Work/Life Resources & Referrals
Credential or Certification
High School Graduate
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
desired but not required: experience with young children & knowledge of child development
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check
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