art lesson assistant for classes with special needs

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Pillar Care Continuum (formerly CPNJ)

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We are looking for a very special volunteer to assist with the presentation of art lessons to primary and middle school students with special needs. Volunteer will work with a team of two other volunteers.

Materials and lessons provided, you bring the pizzazz! Volunteer must be high energy and animated during the presentation of lessons to capture the attention of children and to build excitement for the activity. Volunteer must also have the ability to switch gears when appropriate to show calm and patience while encouraging students in their efforts. Looking for a volunteer who is a natural at building people up!

Organizational skills and clear-thinking are essential. Volunteer will need to bring class through a series of steps to create their artwork and disseminate supplies at key points while also tracking their usage. Volunteer will also be in charge of maintaining supplies.

Volunteer will be needed for Tuesdays 9:30am-noon 1/21-4/28. A 12:30pm-3:00pm shift may also be available.

This is a great opportunity for anyone with an art therapy background or a college student going into special ed or OT, SLP or PT (not a requirement.)

No need to be a professional artist but you should consider yourself crafty and creative.

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About Pillar Care Continuum (formerly CPNJ)


220 South Orange Avenue, Suite 300, Livingston, NJ 07039, US

Mission Statement

Pillar Care Continuum is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities and other special needs by supporting personal growth, independence and participation in the community.


Founded in 1953, we deliver life-affirming services to infants, children, adults and their families throughout northern New Jersey. We provide specialized programs to meet a wide range of educational, therapeutic and social needs of people with more than 100 different disabilities/diagnoses. Our programs and services include: Education: At Pillar Elementary School and Pillar High School, both in Livingston, we offer comprehensive educational and therapeutic programs supported by specialized medical services for students ages 3-21 with multiple disabilities. The schools offer an integrated approach to education stressing functional learning. Day Programs : Three day programs in Orange, Wayne, and Irvington, serve individuals age 21 and over with developmental disabilities. The programs provide physical, occupational and speech therapy, sensory stimulation, educational, vocational, social, recreational, and community integration opportunities five days per week. Residential Services: Fifteen Group Homes throughout northern New Jersey provide around-the-clock guidance, supervision and support to adults with developmental disabilities so that they can enjoy the benefits of life in a secure and homelike setting.


Tue Jan 21, 2020 - Tue Apr 28, 2020
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM  


51 Old RoadLivingston, NJ 07039



  • Special Needs
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Visual Arts
  • Youth Services




  • Orientation or Training
  • 9:30am-:noon 1/21-4/28.

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