Childcare at the Emergency Sanctuary

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Our Emergency Sanctuary is a safe place for children to land when they have just come into foster care. They stay with us for up to 72 hours and in that time our staff and volunteers ensure they feel safe, welcome, and important. Each shift at the Sanctuary is different; you could spend your shift rocking a baby to sleep, playing dress up, coloring, going to the park, going on fields trips, accompanying kids to the doctors, and so much more.

With the support of paid staff, direct care volunteers are primarily focused on providing supportive, compassionate care through play, meal preparation, field trips, and assistance with daily living requirements. They assist in ensuring that the children at the Sanctuary are cared for and engaged in appropriate recreational activities. Duties may include direct care of children, preparing meals, tidying up, and otherwise helping to keep the Sanctuary Program running smoothly.

Volunteers are provided with training and support needed to succeed in this role. We have a fairly extensive onboarding process, but our Volunteer Manager is here to help you through it! The Emergency Sanctuary experience is such a fulfilling role to give your time to, we hope you choose to join the Amara Family.

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About AMARA

Location:

5907 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR WAY S, SEATTLE, WA 98118, US

Mission Statement

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 they need.

Description


Foster Care and Adoption
Amara guides, prepares, and supports foster families to ensure that every kid in foster care can be placed in a stable, long-term, loving home.

Emergency Sanctuary
Our Sanctuary program ensures that kids who have just been removed from their homes have a safe, child-centered place to land while state social workers determine the best long-term placement for each child. Currently in Seattle, and coming this year to Pierce County.

Post-Adoption Support
Amara is building a community of support and a network of experienced professionals to help every kid and family thrive in every stage of life.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Proctor Area of Tacoma(Confidential address until cleared)Tacoma, WA 98402

(47.25291,-122.44174)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Child Care
  • People Skills
  • Youth Services

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • We are open 24/7 and have 4 shifts per day. 8am-2pm, 1:30-6:30pm, 6-10:30pm, and 10pm-8am (sleepover shift!). Our shifts are an average of 6 hours, to ensure that kids have time to build connections and not feel there is a rotating door of adults.
  • Contact volunteer@amaraputskidsfirst.org for details.

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