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Child Care Assistant (AmeriCorps)

Company: Sea Mar Community Health Centers
Location: Seattle
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSea Mar Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation, and regardless of ability to pay for services. Sea Mar's network of services includes more than 90 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services. We are recruiting for the following position(s):Child Care Assistant (AmeriCorps) – Posting #21813Posting Summary:Sea Mar Community Health Centers is seeking a Child Care Assistant to work in our Child Development Center in Seattle. The Child Care Teaching Assistant is responsible for assisting in the planning and carrying out of the activities for an assigned classroom. The AmeriCorps Member must have knowledge of child development as evidence by professional references, education, experience and on-the-job performance. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

  • Participate in mandatory trainings, service projects and team building activities throughout their 10-11 month full time term of service.
  • Work cohesively with the lead teacher's plans to prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences.
  • Assist in guiding every child through self-directed activities, allowing them to develop at his or her own pace.
  • Along with lead teachers, foster a nurturing, safe, and stimulating, non-competitive environment.
  • Demonstrate verbally and by role modeling a sounds knowledge of good teaching practices.
  • Maintain a safe, clean and pleasant environment.
  • Tend to the physical care, safety and wellbeing of all the children in the group.
  • Provide information to parents regarding their children as well as general child development information.
  • Responsibility for setting the tone for and maintaining classroom discipline.
  • Actively participate in the Healthy Futures education project for AmeriCorps. Providing health education materials to teachers, children and family.
  • Participate in an AmeriCorps site health project, by introducing health education to the current curriculum. Work with Lead Teacher's to develop lesson plans on this health intervention series. Education and/or Qualifications:
    • High School Diploma Required
    • Preferred undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience.
    • Must have a current TB test (within the past year). Must receive a satisfactory background check from WATCH and all CNCS background check requirements.
    • Must have and maintain current Food Handler's Permit.
    • This position must obtain CPR Certification within 90 days of their service start date and is required to maintain current CPR through completion of member's service hours.
    • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred but not required.What We Offer:Sea Mar offers talented and motivated people the opportunity to work in a dynamic and growing community health organization. Working at Sea Mar Community Health Centers is more than just a job, it's a fulfilling career with opportunity for advancement. The fringe benefits surpass most companies. For example, Full-time employees working 30 hours more, receive an excellent benefit package of Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Prescription coverage, Long Term Disability, EAP (Employee Assistance Program). We also offer 401(k)/Retirement options and an exciting opportunity to work in a culturally diverse environment. How to Apply:To apply for this position, complete the online application and click SUBMIT or APPLY NOW. If you have any questions regarding the position, email Memo Madera Perez, AmeriCorps Coordinator at Please reference the posting number on the subject of your email. Sea Mar is an Equal Opportunity EmployerPosted on 06/03/2021Please visit our website to learn more about us at Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.Powered by JazzHRChsBPhyQo8

Keywords: Sea Mar Community Health Centers, Seattle , Child Care Assistant (AmeriCorps), Other , Seattle, Washington

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