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Support Kiddos with a Movie, Snacks and a Smile! (age 18+)

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RANDALL CHILDRENS HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

The role of the CARES Northwest Child & Family Support Volunteer is to entertain, supervise and keep children company in the waiting area, assist the family with completion of Crime Victim Compensation forms, and share relevant observations of children and families with the evaluation team. We are seeking volunteers who:
* Enjoy children and relate well to children of all ages
* Have knowledge of child development is helpful, but not required
* Have an understanding of children and families under stress
* Offer an ability to remain calm in crisis situations
* Model emotional stability, including clear boundaries
* Exhibit the ability to listen and communicate well and unbiased
* Have a talkative, relaxed and friendly disposition
* Bilingual ability appreciated and helpful
* Willingness and ability to attend trainings by CARES Northwest staff
* Willingness and ability to register with Legacy Health Volunteer Services, including a criminal background check.
* Willingness to complete an Authorization and Notice of Abuse History form, to be submitted to Oregon Department of Human Services Background Check Unit.

Volunteers will gain experience working with children and youth who have experienced trauma. They will learn new skills and best practices in supporting children who are being evaluated for abuse and/or neglect. They will have one-on-one experiences with children and their families. Additionally, volunteers will observe the multi-disciplinary approach to child abuse assessment where many players are involved, including forensic interviewers, medical practitioners, law enforcement and DHS.

2 Shifts

  • 08:45 AM to 12:30 PM
  • 12:45 PM to 04:00 PM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About RANDALL CHILDRENS HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

Location:

2800 N. Vancouver Ave., Suite 201, PORTLAND, OR 97227, US

Mission Statement

CARES Northwest’s mission is to stop child abuse and neglect through multidisciplinary prevention, medical evaluation, and ongoing treatment in partnership with our community. Volunteers are an integral aspect of our program. They offer assistance and guidance to children, youth and families during a very difficult time. Volunteers are often praised for their support in the waiting room and engaging with children before and after an evaluation.

Description

Founded in 1987, our program is a collaborative effort among four of the region’s leading health systems - Kaiser Permanente, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Providence Children’s Health, and Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel. CARES Northwest was the first program in Oregon to pair physicians and nurse practitioners with child interviewers in a medical setting to provide child abuse evaluations.

Coordinating experts in medicine, mental health, child protective services and law enforcement agencies, CARES Northwest ensures that children obtain needed professional services in one child-friendly location. This approach to intervention increases effectiveness, which minimizes trauma to the child, helps prevent future abuse and sets them on the road to healing.

CARES Northwest is one of the oldest and largest child abuse assessment centers in the nation, serving more than 7000 children annually. Approximately 1,700 children are seen at the program each year. We are the only program serving Multnomah and Washington Counties; we also serve children throughout Oregon and Clark County, Washington.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Crisis Support

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

2800 North Vancouver AvenueSuite 201Portland, OR 97227

(45.54308,-122.66749)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Care
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Administrative Support
  • Child Development

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • A six month commitment of one shift (morning or afternoon) per week. Of course, academic breaks are understandable for college volunteers.
  • TB screening

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