Kids On Boarding Assistant
Summary:  Assist the Kids On Boarding Training Facilitator in planning and implementing a structured 2-week training program for children and teens, (5-16) which mirrors the adult On Boarding program. The position duration is 3 weeks and includes weekends.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited to)

    • Assist in implementing a training program which includes structured days of curriculum, activities, and outings , Monday-Friday and Six total weeks.
    • Ensure the children's safety at all times and follow the seat belt policy on all outings.
    • Promote spiritual development, social interaction and fun.
    • Assist in preparing organizing, maintaining and cleaning of own classroom area.
    • Communicate regularly with parents of children in program as needed. 
    • Communicate regularly with the Training Facilitator for Kids On Boarding. 
    • Assist Training Facilitator for Kids On Boarding in all components of program preparation, implementation, and follow-up as directed.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Requirements)

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    • An enthusiastic, energetic and creative person who has a desire to work with children and youth.
    • Follow the example of Jesus by Loving God; Loving and Serving Others; Being a Person of Integrity and a Person of Excellence in all you say and do.
    • Care and attention to detail.
    • Adhere to Mercy Ships Code of Conduct.
    • Meets training and full screening requirements of Mercy Ships' Child Safety Policy.
    • Able to adapt quickly when needed
    • Able to work independently, when appropriate.
    • Supportive of Mercy Ships mission and vision, and committed to its core values.
    • Understand and apply servant leadership, work collaboratively with integrity and demonstrate accountability.

Education and Experience

The requirements listed below are representative of the education and / or experience required.


    • Prior experience working with children required.
    • CPR and First Aid certified beneficial.  
    • Cross-cultural and multi-generational experience preferred.
    • Teaching experience preferred.