The Special Needs Group Assistant Volunteer is for an assistant for our Teen social skills groups that meet on Friday nights (MSMU/HSMU). http://www.unitedthroughhope.org/teen-program.aspx
This position is for the duration of the program selected (normally program runs for 5 Fridays over a 3 month period). This position will be working directly with our special needs clientele (grades 6 th-12th) and are expected to redirect our clientele to keep them engaged & this could require modeling, one on one teaching, hand over hand assistance, etc. This program is held at locations outside our building and therefore a heavy supervision aspect is expected by staff to ensure safety.
The volunteer will be present at our site at least 2.5 hours per event (6-8:45pm) plus will need to be willing to read their emails to be prepared for the group lesson each event meeting. Volunteers who succeed in this position are reliable, punctual, enjoy children & have an even temperament, and great communication. This position is for those individuals who are good at taking initiative and thinking ahead.
Training in disabilities and the program will be provided. Due to the nature of our clientele, a resume and a volunteer form will be required to be completed for this position as well as an observation at our site during the program will be required before a commitment can be made. This position can be a volunteer position or used for class credit, practicum, or internship.