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Children's Support Group Facilitator

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ORGANIZATION: Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage & Disability

  • 64 people are interested
Project GRANDD
Help grandparents raising grandchildren with special needs!

Do you enjoy working with children ages 5-12 and want to further you skills in group work? This opportunity provides 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 ISDD's standards of quality. Time commitment is 2 hours per month on the fourth Tuesday. Group will be held at the Metropolitan Library Branch in SW Atlanta.

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.

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About Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage & Disability

Location:

4282 Memorial Drive, B, Decatur, GA 30032, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage & Disability is to create healthier outcomes for vulnerable children and families.

Description

Project GRANDD is the largest kinship caregiver program in the the Atlanta Metro Area, the only program serving the entire metro area and the only caregiver program in Georgia providing supportive services to grandparents raising grandchildren with developmental disabilities, chronic health conditions and learning and behavior disorders. Project GRANDD provides support groups, case management, training, education and referrals to support stable, safe and loving families. All services are provided at no charge.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Children & Youth, Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

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

(33.71888,-84.40734)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours a month from 5:30 pm -8:00 pm
  • Masters degree in counseling or social work preferred.

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