Volunteer Support Group for Children Facilitator Wanted!


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, Mechanicsville400 Formwalt St. SWAtlanta, GA 30312

Help children in grandparent-headed households!

About

Volunteer Children’s Evening Support Group Facilitator

Job description

Reporting to the Program Director, the Children’s Support Group Facilitator is responsible for facilitating a monthly support group for elementary school-aged children living in grandparent-headed households. The Children’s Group Facilitator is responsible for the development and maintenance of the group and ensures that the group meets and maintains standards of quality.

Time commitment: 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm, 4 th Tuesday of the month, beginning January 23, 2017.

The Volunteer 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. Masters 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
  • Youth Services
  • Family Therapy

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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