University of Alaska Southeast

Job Posting

Company: Americorps United Way
Location: Juneau, AK
Position: Social and Emotional Resilience Coach - Harborview Elementary School
Requirements: See Job Posting for details

The United Way of Southeast Alaska AmeriCorps Program is currently recruiting for a Social and Emotional Resilience Coach who would spend a year in service at the Harborview Elementary School starting August 2018 and ending June 2019.

Service Description:

The Harborview Elementary School community is growing in its capacity to provide trauma-informed social and emotional support for children. Via our three-year collaboration with Washington State University’s Collaborative Learning for Educational Achievement and Resilience (CLEAR), Harborview seeks a child-friendly, active learner and innovator who can help us to design, structure and innovate two programs: PlayWorks, a recess program for inclusive, cooperative games, and a “Regulation Room” with daily goal-setting check-ins for students struggling with self-control and regulation. The Coach will collaborate regularly with certified staff, and will be a regular contributing member in all trauma-informed professional development via CLEAR.

The AmeriCorps Members would:  

Research and learn the components, philosophy and game structures of Playworks via resources at Harborview. Collaborate with the P.E. teacher, school counselor, and principal to implement cooperative recess games. Recruit and train student volunteers to mentor fellow students and monitor games. Assist in after-school and summer implementation of Playworks games and techniques  In consultation with school counselor and CLEAR consultant, take the lead on the design of a “Regulation Room, ”a drop-in space for coaching students who need assistance with re-gaining self-control or learning-readiness during the course of a day. In consultation with school counselor and CLEAR consultant, provide daily pro-active coaching for students who regularly utilize the Regulation Room.  Assist in the development of service-related tasks for students across the elementary school. Keep data on the effectiveness of Playworks and the Regulation Room.

AmeriCorps Benefits:

  • Monthly living stipend of $1300/month (before taxes)
  • Educational Award at successful completion of service - $5,815 (can be used on future education or current student loans)
  • Eligible for Loan Deferral
  • Childcare stipend if applicable
  • Health Insurance
  • Bus Pass

Link to apply for the position:

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Contact: Cara Gilbert
Contact at: 907-463-1293 or
Closing Date: Open until filled