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Cause Areas

When

Mon Jan 23, 2017 06:00 PM - Mon Jan 22, 2018 07:45 PM

Where

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, Metropolitan Branch1332 Metropolitan ParkwayAtlanta, GA 30310

Help children in grandparent-headed households!

About

Do you enjoy working with children ages 5-12 and want to further you skills in group work? This opportunity provides a chance to work under a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who will provide supervision. It is a chance to give back to the some of the most vulnerable children and their families in Atlanta. Project GRANDD families are grandparents raising their grandchildren with special needs. The biological parents are unable to care for the children due to a variety of reasons including death, illness, substance addiction, incarceration, etc.

Job description

The Children’s Support Group Facilitator is responsible for facilitating a monthly support group for elementary-aged children who are being raised by their grandparents. The Children’s Group Facilitator is responsible for the development and maintenance of the group and ensures that the group meets and maintains the partnerships standards of quality. Time commitment is 2 hours per month beginning in January 2016. Group will be held at the Metropolitan Library Branch in SW Atlanta. Supervision is provided by the Program Director who is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

The Children's Group Facilitator will:

a) provide a safe, nurturing and supportive environment for children

b) provide opportunities for children to enhance their self-esteem and practice social skills

c) model effective non-violent problem solving and conflict resolution techniques

d) support children and their grandparents to establish trust and positive interactions with each other

e) support children as they work through difficult emotions such as grief, anger and loss

Desired Skills and Experience

This position requires the following skills: Group Facilitation, Cross-cultural Communication, People Skills, Relationship Building, Child Welfare, Child Care. Experience working with children required. Master’s degree in counseling or social work preferred.

About Project GRANDD and Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage & Disability:

Project GRANDD is a community-based support program for grandparents in the Metro Atlanta aarea who are raising grandchildren or other relatives who have disabilities, chronic illness, or behavior or learning difficulties. Project GRANDD provides group educational meetings, monthly support groups, family care coordination and practical help where needed. Project GRANDD is a program of Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage & Disability (ISDD), an Atlanta-based 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2004 with the mission to promote health equity for children living in social and economic disadvantage with or are at risk for disability.

Skills

  • Child Welfare
  • Child Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Group Facilitation

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours a month beginning in January 2016
  • Masters degree in counseling or social work preferred.

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