This position will primarily involve working with youth at two school sites to improve behavioral school outcomes and to boost student engagement with school and school communities. There are Communities In Schools Site Coordinators at both schools, so the AmeriCorps member will have additional team members to work with. This will be a direct services position and may include some social media outreach to promote activities and programs.
Communities In Schools of Peninsula (CISP) is located on two peninsulas connected by a bridge. Our organization serves students and families in Gig Harbor and on the Key Peninsula. The mission is, “to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.”
The vision is currently undergoing revision to include a more equitable lens and to be inclusive and welcoming. The organization is led by an Executive Director with eighteen years of experience leading the team and the Program Director has fifteen years of experience. Retention and job satisfaction are priorities for our administrative team and there are opportunities to learn and grow into new skills.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
Mileage reimbursement is available, use of space at schools, a satellite office is available for planning and meetings
High School Graduate
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
- High School Diploma or equivalent upon start of service term, OR agree to obtain diploma or equivalent prior to using Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
- US Citizen or permanent resident
- Commitment to building skills and knowledge related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Ability to travel to service site(s) as well as other training or activity locations across Pierce County.
- Basic computer literacy is a must with knowledge of and proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and a willingness to learn.
- Must clear through the Washington State Patrol, additional federal and or state clearances may apply, applicants are encouraged to call the office to clarify any further prohibitions to employment.
- Must attend an orientation and initial training conducted by CISP prior to working with students.
- Represent the diversity of clients being served through personal characteristics and/or lived experience.
- Previous experience working with youth or young adults.
- Familiarity with the Pierce County community
- Skills and/or knowledge related to youth development, trauma-informed care, or diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Willingness to learn new skills, work collaboratively and alone
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check