Our excellence is a moral obligation.

We bring our best every day. This work is not easy but it is incredibly rewarding.  If you’d like the chance to have a lasting impact on the lives of children and families, come work with us! We are growing so that we can serve even more children in foster care.

You can also join us as a volunteer to make a difference in the lives of children in foster care!

Amara believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances our ability to fulfill our mission. We strive for equality and justice in the way people are treated and the opportunities they have to succeed by working to address racism, unequal treatment and other barriers to inclusion. We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds (including communities of color, the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities) to apply and join us in our work.

We welcome your resumes even if there is not a position currently available that fits your interest and experience.

Positions we’re currently seeking to fill:

Full-Time Position – 30 hours per week

Amara works to ensure that every child in foster care has the love, support, and comfort of a committed family – as quickly as possible, and for as long as the child needs. We work with foster and adoptive families who are committed to caring for children, whether for a month, a year, or a lifetime.

Amara has an Emergency Sanctuary in King and Pierce Counties, and we are seeking a full-time Therapeutic Childcare Specialist.

Currently the King County Sanctuary has one full time Therapeutic Childcare Specialist position open:

  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; 11pm to 9am – This is an awake shift

The Amara Emergency Sanctuary serves up to five children at a time, for up to 72 hours per child, in a homelike environment. These children, ages 0-12, have just been removed from their homes for their own safety by Child Protective Services. They enter our care at a critical time and in a highly vulnerable state. The Therapeutic Childcare Specialist is focused on helping children feel safe, nurtured, and prepared for their next step into a relative, foster, or foster/adoptive family placement.

Therapeutic Childcare Specialists provide trauma-informed care to the children at the Sanctuary. They are responsible for ensuring that the children at the Sanctuary are cared for and engaged in appropriate recreational activities. While on shift, all therapeutic childcare specialists all have additional duties related to housekeeping, meal planning, activity planning, provision stocking and sorting, recordkeeping, and communicating with state partners and other private, non-profit partners. Overnight staff members have additional duties related to housecleaning, laundry, clerical duties, and special projects. During gaps in placement, staff members may be asked to assist the program team with other tasks related to Amara’s foster care and adoption services.

Amara believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances our ability to fulfill our mission. We strive for equality and justice in the way people are treated and the opportunities they have to succeed by working to address racism, unequal treatment and other barriers to inclusion. We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds (including communities of color, the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities) to apply and join us in our work.

 

Responsibilities

The Emergency Sanctuary Therapeutic Childcare Specialist reports to the Program Manager. Responsibilities will often be shared with trained volunteers. Paid staff will lead in decision-making, liaising with state partners, reporting, and ensuring compliance with agency policies and procedures. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Facilitate intake and discharge of children, partnering with State caseworkers per established protocol
  • Ensure all children in placement are directly supervised at all times
  • Ensure children receive Initial Health Screen from qualified medical partner and any urgent treatment needs are met; transporting and accompanying children to medical facility
  • Ensure children are fed, bathed, clothed, rested, and provided with new or additional clothing and sundries; preparing meals and providing direct care
  • At all times and regardless of child’s displayed emotions or behaviors, act as a safe, accepting, nurturing adult; identify signs of distress and provide comfort and calming
  • Engage children in play or recreational or learning activities as appropriate to their capacity and interest; take children on field trips to approved locations
  • Complete all required paperwork, including daily logs, eating, activities, etc., and periodic reports to Program Manager
  • Help with daily tasks of keeping a home clean, tidy, safe, warm, and welcoming
  • Maintain confidentiality and appropriate professional boundaries with all parties at all times
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position

Qualifications

  • Strong and visible commitment to the safety, health and well-being of children
  • High school diploma or GED; AA or Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge of child development
  • At least 21 years old
  • One year minimum experience working directly with children; two years of social service education may substitute for one year of work experience
  • Ability to think and act independently
  • Patience, empathy, flexibility, and a sense of humor
  • Ability to communicate and work well with all types of people and positions, including children in placement, State staff and law enforcement personnel, and agency volunteers
  • Ability to remain calm and supportive, and meet the emotional and physical needs of children of varying developmental stages, in an active environment.
  • A valid Washington State driver’s license and the willingness and ability to safely transport children in agency van.
  • Employees who have their own vehicles must be able to provide proof of auto insurance and may be required to use their own vehicle for work purposes on occasion
  • Flexible schedule and willingness to work evenings, overnights, and weekends
  • Ability to continuously stand or walk
  • Ability to bend, squat, climb stairs and lift frequently
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds while standing, walking, going up and down stairs, squatting, twisting, etc.

 

Salary and Benefits

Pay is $16.50/hour to start with a shift differential for nights and weekends. Generous personal leave and benefits package, including paid time off, health, dental, life and disability insurance, 401K plan, and sabbatical.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume highlighting what experience, skills, and/or personal characteristics qualify you for this position. Send materials via SmartRecruiters: https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/Amara1/743999694678730-king-county-emergency-sanctuary-therapeutic-childcare-specialist-full-time-overnight-shift-

Please indicate how you learned about this opening. No phone calls, please. Applications will be welcomed and reviewed until the position is filled.

Emergency Sanctuary Therapeutic Childcare Specialist

Full-Time Position – 40 hours per week

Amara works to ensure that every child in foster care has the love, support, and comfort of a committed family – as quickly as possible, and for as long as the child needs. We work with foster and adoptive families who are committed to caring for children, whether for a month, a year, or a lifetime.

Amara has an Emergency Sanctuary in King and Pierce Counties, and we are seeking a full-time Therapeutic Childcare Specialist.

Currently the Sanctuary has one full time Therapeutic Childcare Specialist position open:

Friday-Sunday Swing Shift, 2pm-12am with a floating 10 hour shift on an additional day to make 40 hours

The Amara Emergency Sanctuary serves up to five children at a time, for up to 72 hours per child, in a homelike environment. These children, ages 0-12, have just been removed from their homes for their own safety by Child Protective Services. They enter our care at a critical time and in a highly vulnerable state. The Therapeutic Childcare Specialist is focused on helping children feel safe, nurtured, and prepared for their next step into a relative, foster, or foster/adoptive family placement.

Therapeutic Childcare Specialists provide trauma-informed care to the children at the Sanctuary. They are responsible for ensuring that the children at the Sanctuary are cared for and engaged in appropriate recreational activities. While on shift, all Therapeutic Childcare Specialists all have additional duties related to housekeeping, meal planning, activity planning, provision stocking and sorting, recordkeeping, and communicating with state partners and other private, non-profit partners. Overnight staff members have additional duties related to housecleaning, laundry, clerical duties, and special projects. During gaps in placement, staff members may be asked to assist the program team with other tasks related to Amara’s foster care and adoption services.

Amara believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances our ability to fulfill our mission. We strive for equality and justice in the way people are treated and the opportunities they have to succeed by working to address racism, unequal treatment and other barriers to inclusion. We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds (including communities of color, the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities) to apply and join us in our work.

Responsibilities

The Emergency Sanctuary Therapeutic Childcare Specialist reports to the Program Manager. Responsibilities will often be shared with trained volunteers. Paid staff will lead in decision-making, liaising with state partners, reporting, and ensuring compliance with agency policies and procedures. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Facilitate intake and discharge of children, partnering with State caseworkers per established protocol
  • Ensure all children in placement are directly supervised at all times
  • Ensure children receive Initial Health Screen from qualified medical partner and any urgent treatment needs are met; transporting and accompanying children to medical facility
  • Ensure children are fed, bathed, clothed, rested, and provided with new or additional clothing and sundries; preparing meals and providing direct care
  • At all times and regardless of child’s displayed emotions or behaviors, act as a safe, accepting, nurturing adult; identify signs of distress and provide comfort and calming
  • Engage children in play or recreational or learning activities as appropriate to their capacity and interest; take children on field trips to approved locations
  • Complete all required paperwork, including daily logs, eating, activities, etc., and periodic reports to Program Manager
  • Help with daily tasks of keeping a home clean, tidy, safe, warm, and welcoming
  • Maintain confidentiality and appropriate professional boundaries with all parties at all times
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position

Qualifications

  • Strong and visible commitment to the safety, health and well-being of children
  • High school diploma or GED; AA or Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge of child development
  • At least 21 years old
  • One year minimum experience working directly with children; two years of social service education may substitute for one year of work experience
  • Ability to think and act independently
  • Patience, empathy, flexibility, and a sense of humor
  • Ability to communicate and work well with all types of people and positions, including children in placement, State staff and law enforcement personnel, and agency volunteers
  • Ability to remain calm and supportive, and meet the emotional and physical needs of children of varying developmental stages, in an active environment.
  • A valid Washington State driver’s license and the willingness and ability to safely transport children in agency van.
  • Employees who have their own vehicles must be able to provide proof of auto insurance and may be required to use their own vehicle for work purposes on occasion
  • Flexible schedule and willingness to work evenings, overnights, and weekends
  • Ability to continuously stand or walk
  • Ability to bend, squat, climb stairs and lift frequently
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds while standing, walking, going up and down stairs, squatting, twisting, etc.

Salary and Benefits

Pay is $16.50/hour with a shift differential for nights and weekends. Generous personal leave and benefits package, including paid time off, health, dental, life and disability insurance, 401K plan, and sabbatical.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume highlighting what experience, skills, and/or personal characteristics qualify you for this position. Send materials via SmartRecruiters: https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/Amara1/743999692193460-emergency-sanctuary-therapeutic-childcare-specialist-full-time-

Please indicate how you learned about this opening. No phone calls, please. Applications will be welcomed and reviewed until the position is filled.

Relief CoveragePart time/As Needed/On-call

Amara is a not-for-profit organization that works to ensure every child in foster care has the love, support, and comfort of a committed family – as quickly as possible, and for as long as the child needs.

The Amara Emergency Sanctuary, is seeking relief staff to cover open shifts to ensure that we are able to provide high quality care to children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Come join an excellent team of direct care providers!  We are seeking flexible, reliable employees who are available to take open shifts on an as-needed basis. This position will not have a regular schedule or guaranteed hours. Relief staff are expected to work at least 1 staff shift per month, when there are open shifts available.

The Amara Emergency Sanctuary serves up to 5 children at a time, for up to 72 hours per child, in a homelike environment.  These children, ages 0-12, have just been removed from their homes for their own safety by Child Protective Services. They enter our care at a critical time and in a highly vulnerable state.  The Therapeutic Childcare Specialist is focused on helping children feel safe, nurtured, and prepared for their next step into a relative, foster, or foster/adoptive family placement.

Therapeutic Childcare Specialists provide trauma-informed care to the children at the Sanctuary.  They are responsible for ensuring that the children at the Sanctuary are cared for and engaged in appropriate recreational activities.  While on shift, all Therapeutic Childcare Specialists all have additional duties related to housekeeping, meal planning, activity planning, provision stocking and sorting, recordkeeping, and communicating with state partners and other private, non-profit partners.  Overnight staff members have additional duties related to housecleaning, laundry, clerical duties, and special projects.  During gaps in placement, staff members may be asked to assist the program team with other tasks related to Amara’s foster care and adoption services.

Amara believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances our ability to fulfill our mission. We strive for equity and justice in the way people are treated and the opportunities they have to succeed by working to address racism, unequitable treatment and other barriers to inclusion. We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds (including communities of color, the LGBT community, veterans, and people with disabilities) to apply and join us in our work.

 

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

Note: Responsibilities will often be shared with trained volunteers. Paid staff will lead in decision-making, liaising with state partners, reporting, and ensuring compliance with agency policies and procedures.

  • Facilitate intake and discharge of children, partnering with State caseworkers per established protocol
  • Ensure all children in placement are directly supervised at all times
  • Ensure children receive Initial Health Screen from qualified medical partner and any urgent treatment needs are met; transporting and accompanying children to medical facility
  • Ensure children are fed, bathed, clothed, rested, and provided with new or additional clothing and sundries; preparing meals and providing direct care
  • At all times and regardless of child’s displayed emotions or behaviors, act as a safe, accepting, nurturing adult; identify signs of distress and provide comfort and calming
  • Engage children in play or recreational or learning activities as appropriate to their capacity and interest; take children on field trips to approved locations
  • Complete all required paperwork, including daily logs, eating, activities, etc., and periodic reports to Program Manager
  • Help with daily tasks of keeping a home clean, tidy, safe, warm, and welcoming
  • Maintain confidentiality and appropriate professional boundaries with all parties at all times
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position

Position Requirements

  • Strong and visible commitment to the safety, health and well-being of children
  • High school diploma or GED; AA or Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge of child development
  • At least 21 years old
  • 1 year minimum experience working directly with children;
    • 2 years of social service education may substitute for one year of work experience
  • Ability to think and act independently
  • Patience, empathy, flexibility, and a sense of humor
  • Ability to communicate and work well with all types of people and positions, including children in placement, State staff and law enforcement personnel, and agency volunteers
  • Ability to remain calm and supportive, and meet the emotional and physical needs of children of varying developmental stages, in an active environment.
  • A valid Washington State driver’s license and the willingness and ability to safely transport children in agency van.
  • Employees who have their own vehicles must be able to provide proof of auto insurance and may be required to use their own vehicle for work purposes on occasion
  • Flexible schedule and willingness to work evenings, overnights, and weekends
  • Ability to continuously stand or walk
  • Ability to bend, squat, climb stairs and lift frequently
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds while standing, walking, going up and down stairs, squatting, twisting, etc.

Salary and Benefits

Pay is $16.50/hour with a shift differential for nights and weekends.

 

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter highlighting what experience, skills, and/or personal characteristics qualify you for this position. Send materials via SmartRecruiters: https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/Amara1/743999692193926-emergency-sanctuary-therapeutic-childcare-specialist-relief-coverage-

Please indicate how you learned of this opening. No phone calls, please. Applications will be welcomed and reviewed until the position is filled.

Full-Time Position – 40 hours per week; Sunday-Tuesday 8am-6pm and Floating 10 hour shift

Amara works to ensure that every child in foster care has the love, support, and comfort of a committed family – as quickly as possible, and for as long as the child needs. We work with foster and adoptive families who are committed to caring for children, whether for a month, a year, or a lifetime.

Amara has an Emergency Sanctuary in King and Pierce Counties, and we are seeking a full-time Therapeutic Childcare Specialist. This is a 40-hour-a-week position that includes weekend shifts. Come join an excellent team of direct care providers!

The Amara Emergency Sanctuary serves up to five children at a time, for up to 72 hours per child, in a homelike environment. These children, ages 0-12, have just been removed from their homes for their own safety by Child Protective Services. They enter our care at a critical time and in a highly vulnerable state. The Therapeutic Childcare Specialist is focused on helping children feel safe, nurtured, and prepared for their next step into a relative, foster, or foster/adoptive family placement.

Therapeutic Childcare specialists provide trauma-informed care to the children at the Sanctuary. They are responsible for ensuring that the children at the Sanctuary are cared for and engaged in appropriate recreational activities. While on shift, all therapeutic childcare specialists all have additional duties related to housekeeping, meal planning, activity planning, provision stocking and sorting, recordkeeping, and communicating with state partners and other private, non-profit partners. Overnight staff members have additional duties related to housecleaning, laundry, clerical duties, and special projects. During gaps in placement, staff members may be asked to assist the program team with other tasks related to Amara’s foster care and adoption services.

Amara believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances our ability to fulfill our mission. We strive for equality and justice in the way people are treated and the opportunities they have to succeed by working to address racism, unequal treatment and other barriers to inclusion. We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds (including communities of color, the LGBT community, veterans, and people with disabilities) to apply and join us in our work.

Responsibilities

The Emergency Sanctuary Therapeutic Childcare Specialist reports to the Program Manager. Responsibilities will often be shared with trained volunteers. Paid staff will lead in decision-making, liaising with state partners, reporting, and ensuring compliance with agency policies and procedures. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Facilitate intake and discharge of children, partnering with State caseworkers per established protocol
  • Ensure all children in placement are directly supervised at all times
  • Ensure children receive Initial Health Screen from qualified medical partner and any urgent treatment needs are met; transporting and accompanying children to medical facility
  • Ensure children are fed, bathed, clothed, rested, and provided with new or additional clothing and sundries; preparing meals and providing direct care
  • At all times and regardless of child’s displayed emotions or behaviors, act as a safe, accepting, nurturing adult; identify signs of distress and provide comfort and calming
  • Engage children in play or recreational or learning activities as appropriate to their capacity and interest; take children on field trips to approved locations
  • Complete all required paperwork, including daily logs, eating, activities, etc., and periodic reports to Program Manager
  • Help with daily tasks of keeping a home clean, tidy, safe, warm, and welcoming
  • Maintain confidentiality and appropriate professional boundaries with all parties at all times
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position

Qualifications

  • Strong and visible commitment to the safety, health and well-being of children
  • High school diploma or GED; AA or Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge of child development
  • At least 21 years old
  • One year minimum experience working directly with children; two years of social service education may substitute for one year of work experience
  • Ability to think and act independently
  • Patience, empathy, flexibility, and a sense of humor
  • Ability to communicate and work well with all types of people and positions, including children in placement, State staff and law enforcement personnel, and agency volunteers
  • Ability to remain calm and supportive, and meet the emotional and physical needs of children of varying developmental stages, in an active environment.
  • A valid Washington State driver’s license and the willingness and ability to safely transport children in agency van.
  • Employees who have their own vehicles must be able to provide proof of auto insurance and may be required to use their own vehicle for work purposes on occasion
  • Flexible schedule and willingness to work evenings, overnights, and weekends
  • Ability to continuously stand or walk
  • Ability to bend, squat, climb stairs and lift frequently
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds while standing, walking, going up and down stairs, squatting, twisting, etc.

Salary and Benefits

Pay is $16.50/hour with a shift differential for nights and weekends. Generous personal leave and benefits package, including paid time off, health, dental, life and disability insurance, 401K plan, and sabbatical.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume highlighting what experience, skills, and/or personal characteristics qualify you for this position. Send materials via SmartRecruiters: https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/Amara1/743999692914825-pierce-county-emergency-sanctuary-therapeutic-childcare-specialist-full-time-

Please indicate how you learned about this opening. No phone calls, please. Applications will be welcomed and reviewed until the position is filled.

Relief CoveragePart time/As Needed/On-call

Amara is a not-for-profit organization that works to ensure every child in foster care has the love, support, and comfort of a committed family – as quickly as possible, and for as long as the child needs.

The Amara Emergency Sanctuary, is seeking relief staff to cover open shifts to ensure that we are able to provide high quality care to children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Come join an excellent team of direct care providers!  We are seeking flexible, reliable employees who are available to take open shifts on an as-needed basis. This position will not have a regular schedule or guaranteed hours. Relief staff are expected to work at least 1 staff shift per month, when there are open shifts available.

The Amara Emergency Sanctuary serves up to 5 children at a time, for up to 72 hours per child, in a homelike environment.  These children, ages 0-12, have just been removed from their homes for their own safety by Child Protective Services. They enter our care at a critical time and in a highly vulnerable state.  The Therapeutic Childcare Specialist is focused on helping children feel safe, nurtured, and prepared for their next step into a relative, foster, or foster/adoptive family placement.

Therapeutic Childcare specialists provide trauma-informed care to the children at the Sanctuary.  They are responsible for ensuring that the children at the Sanctuary are cared for and engaged in appropriate recreational activities.  While on shift, all therapeutic childcare specialists all have additional duties related to housekeeping, meal planning, activity planning, provision stocking and sorting, recordkeeping, and communicating with state partners and other private, non-profit partners.  Overnight staff members have additional duties related to housecleaning, laundry, clerical duties, and special projects.  During gaps in placement, staff members may be asked to assist the program team with other tasks related to Amara’s foster care and adoption services.

Amara believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances our ability to fulfill our mission. We strive for equity and justice in the way people are treated and the opportunities they have to succeed by working to address racism, unequitable treatment and other barriers to inclusion. We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds (including communities of color, the LGBT community, veterans, and people with disabilities) to apply and join us in our work.

 

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

Note: Responsibilities will often be shared with trained volunteers. Paid staff will lead in decision-making, liaising with state partners, reporting, and ensuring compliance with agency policies and procedures.

  • Facilitate intake and discharge of children, partnering with State caseworkers per established protocol
  • Ensure all children in placement are directly supervised at all times
  • Ensure children receive Initial Health Screen from qualified medical partner and any urgent treatment needs are met; transporting and accompanying children to medical facility
  • Ensure children are fed, bathed, clothed, rested, and provided with new or additional clothing and sundries; preparing meals and providing direct care
  • At all times and regardless of child’s displayed emotions or behaviors, act as a safe, accepting, nurturing adult; identify signs of distress and provide comfort and calming
  • Engage children in play or recreational or learning activities as appropriate to their capacity and interest; take children on field trips to approved locations
  • Complete all required paperwork, including daily logs, eating, activities, etc., and periodic reports to Program Manager
  • Help with daily tasks of keeping a home clean, tidy, safe, warm, and welcoming
  • Maintain confidentiality and appropriate professional boundaries with all parties at all times
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position

Position Requirements

  • Strong and visible commitment to the safety, health and well-being of children
  • High school diploma or GED; AA or Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge of child development
  • At least 21 years old
  • 1 year minimum experience working directly with children;
    • 2 years of social service education may substitute for one year of work experience
  • Ability to think and act independently
  • Patience, empathy, flexibility, and a sense of humor
  • Ability to communicate and work well with all types of people and positions, including children in placement, State staff and law enforcement personnel, and agency volunteers
  • Ability to remain calm and supportive, and meet the emotional and physical needs of children of varying developmental stages, in an active environment.
  • A valid Washington State driver’s license and the willingness and ability to safely transport children in agency van.
  • Employees who have their own vehicles must be able to provide proof of auto insurance and may be required to use their own vehicle for work purposes on occasion
  • Flexible schedule and willingness to work evenings, overnights, and weekends
  • Ability to continuously stand or walk
  • Ability to bend, squat, climb stairs and lift frequently
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds while standing, walking, going up and down stairs, squatting, twisting, etc.

Salary and Benefits

Pay is $16.50/hour with a shift differential for nights and weekends.

 

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter highlighting what experience, skills, and/or personal characteristics qualify you for this position. Send materials via SmartRecruiters: https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/Amara1/743999692915437-pierce-county-emergency-sanctuary-therapeutic-childcare-specialist-relief-coverage-

No phone calls, please. Applications will be welcomed and reviewed until the position is filled.

Duties and Responsibilities: Bring your organizational skills, creativity and initiative to Amara! We’re looking for a self-starter who enjoys interacting with people; is comfortable managing multiple priorities; and thrives on getting tasks done. We will flex responsibilities to your strengths and interests when possible. You will support Amara’s staff, including the clinical, administrative, financial, events, communications, fundraising and leadership teams. Duties may include: General administrative support; front desk staffing; drafting reports; preparation of materials for distribution to families; database entry of client information; assistance with tracking of data of various forms (Database and/or Excel); assistance in preparation for client trainings or support groups; technology assistance (imaging laptops, setting up work stations); records administration; and various other duties as needed. Bring your energy and motivation and we’ll find a way for it to benefit Amara and the greater community.

Amara believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances our ability to fulfill our mission. We strive for equality and justice in the way people are treated and the opportunities they have to succeed by working to address racism, unequal treatment and other barriers to inclusion. We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds (including communities of color, the LGBT community, veterans, and people with disabilities) to apply and join us in our work.

Minimum Qualifications:  A positive attitude, a strong work ethic, and excellent writing, customer service and communication skills. We’re looking for someone to make a commitment to this work and grow in the position. A demonstrated interest in social work, sociology, psychology, nonprofit management and event planning is preferred, but not required. Owning a car would be helpful but is not required. Applicant must be eligible for off-campus work study (for paid students). You will be asked to submit your work study award letter before an interview is offered.

Educational Benefits: Amara is an organization that is growing and changing, and you can have a real impact as an intern. You will have the opportunity to learn more about working with children in foster care and their families, nonprofit management, running a successful event, working with diverse groups of people, and project management. Working with an excellent, experienced, and enjoyable team with many years of experience, you will learn more about the day-to-day challenges and opportunities. Amara is a unique organization in our community, and there is a chance to learn a lot and make significant connections.

Application Instructions:  Please complete an Amara Intern/Volunteer application at http://bttr.im/rqrb9.

Schedule and Pay:  During the academic year, students may work 10-19 hours per week. During the summer, students may work up to 40 hours per week. This position starts at $14 per hour (for students who have been awarded off-campus work study funding).