Children's Education Volunteer (Family Advocates Mountain Home)

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Family Advocates

The Family Strengthening Program in Mountain Home is looking for someone to assist with children's groups on a weekly basis. On average, the Family Strengthening Program has 5-15 children a week.

Purpose:

The Family Strengthening Program encompasses the whole family in building Five Protective Factors that are known to help families thrive. The Protective Factors include social connections, knowledge of parenting and child development, social and emotional competencies of children, knowing about concrete support in times of need, and parental resiliency.

Volunteer Description:

The Children’s Education Volunteer supports the Family Strengthening Program on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis, as the volunteer’s schedule permits. The Children’s Education Volunteer ensures that participating children remain safe and secure during class time; while also helping Family Strengthening staff implement individualized education and development curriculum for children. The youth curriculum achieves growth and development goals through constructive play, interactive activity, and reading time.

Requirements:

    • Must be at least 18 years old
    • Prior experience with parenting, daycare, school setting, or mentoring preferred
    • Be able to lead, guide, and mentor an individual child or groups of children
    • Ability to role-model healthy interactions with staff, volunteers, and families
    • Participate in 7 hours of training
      (Includes 1 hour interview, 4 hours classroom, and 2 hours observation/on-the-job training)
    • Commit to a 2-4 hour shift of programming weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly as your schedule allows
    • Make a minimum commitment of 6 months to the Family Strengthening Program
    • Able to lift at least 20 lbs. (Accommodations can be made if needed)
    • Able to pass Idaho State Police background check (inclusive of National Sex Offender Registry and Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Registry check)

    Responsibilities:

    • Follow Family Strengthening policies and procedures to create a safe, nurturing environment for participating children
    • Help the Adult and Youth Facilitator carry out weekly activities of the Program
    • Have positive and active interaction with participants
    • Sanitize and clean program areas before and after activities
    • Maintain required confidentiality and appropriate boundaries
    • Complete weekly progress notes for children

    OTHER FAMILY STRENGTHENING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

    • Guest Teacher in Adult Program (Contact Adult Facilitator for details)
    • Incentive Room Assistance
    • Meal set up

If you are interested in Children's Education volunteer position for the Family Strengthening Parent Support Group please contact 208-345-3344 ext. 1014 and ask for Josie, the Youth Development Supervisor, for more details.

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WHEN

Thu Nov 08, 2018 - Thu May 30, 2019
12:45 PM - 02:15 PM

WHERE

515 E 15th NMountain Home, ID 83647

(43.14788,-115.69477)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Special Needs
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services
  • Mentoring

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Programming is every Thursday from 1-2pm
  • Training, background check, and like children

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