Psychoeducational Group Co-Facilitator

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PRS, Inc.

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PRS Mount Vernon Recovery Academy is seeking an energetic, dynamic, and patient volunteer to co-lead one-hour psychoeducational groups to individuals living with mental illness in a classroom setting.

Hours: At least one day a week for 1-2 hours or more, between the hours of 10am-2pm, Monday-Friday.

Location: Mount Vernon, VA


PRS Recovery Academies provide a curriculum-based day program to individuals living with mental illness, substance use disorders, mild intellectual disabilities, or autism spectrum disorders, to promote movement out of PRS' facility-based programming and into meaningful community alternatives such as work, volunteering and school. Services assisting with transition to community-based activities and dual diagnoses are also offered.


DUTIES

Assist in teaching a class of 10-20 adults with mental illness and co-occurring disorders in a classroom setting. The volunteer will be flexible, creative, assertive, able to manage behaviors while teaching, and understand how to present and effectively communicate material to individuals with a variety of cognitive functioning levels.


QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work or related field or significant work experience. Some clinical experience in a mental health field preferred (but not required); knowledge of basic de-escalation techniques a plus.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

8794S Sacramento DriveAlexandria, VA 22309

(38.724045,-77.108246)
 

SKILLS

  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Special Needs
  • Adult Education
  • Mental Health

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours per week, 1 day p/week, M-F
  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, etc.

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