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Youth Group Assistant

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ORGANIZATION: Crossroads Safehouse

  • 15 people are interested

Title: Youth Group Assistant

Purpose: Provide assistance and support to youth during youth groups at the shelter

Supervision: Outreach & Prevention Manager and Volunteer Coordinator

Hours: Youth groups are held at various times throughout the week and change throughout the year depending on needs. Volunteers arrive 15 minutes before group and remain 15 minutes after group

Essential Functions:

  • Present positive adult role model
  • Assist with youth advocates with activities
  • Engage with children of diverse ages and backgrounds
  • Create and administer educational activities
  • Organize and clean the playroom
  • Clean and sanitize toys as needed
  • Assist with projects as needed

Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of domestic violence and the effects on children
  • Basic understanding and acceptance of Crossroads philosophy and purpose
  • Knowledge of Crossroads programs and services
  • Ability to work independently and as part of the team
  • Human relations skills necessary to communicate with children of all ages, staff, and parents when necessary
  • Enjoy play activities with children
  • Be available to volunteer for the same youth group weekly
  • Experience working with children
Training:
  • Online Violence Free Colorado training
  • DV101 training session
  • CORE Training
  • Expanded Youth Group Assistant training

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About Crossroads Safehouse

Location:

PO Box 993, Fort Collins, CO 80522, US

Mission Statement

Mission: Crossroads Safehouse creates a safe environment for victims of domestic violence and promotes social change for the community through education and intervention

Description

Early in the spring of 1977, Ruth Edwards from the district attorney's office and Linda Miller from Larimer County Mental Health (LCMH) met to discuss their frustration with the lack of services for battered women in Larimer County.They decided a task force would be necessary to address the problem.

They set up a meeting of representatives from different human service agencies with the goal of providing more inter-agency coordination and continuity of service provisions to battered women. The task force began by printing a card for police officers to hand to battered women advertising the group. Posters and radio campaigns also brought women to the group.

It was recognized early on that the primary need of battered women was a refuge for themselves and their children; a place where they could stay long enough to begin breaking the cycle of battering and start making some significant changes in their lives.

Now, more than twenty years after the conception of Crossroads, we are able to offer a variety of services to the surrounding community. These services include:

  • Safe Housing for battered women and their children
  • Community education
  • 24-hour crisis line
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Youth program
  • Legal Advocacy
  • DART (Domestic Abuse Response Team)
  • Spanish Outreach Program
  • Rapid Rehousing Program

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

421 Parker StreetFort Collins, CO 80525

(40.56506,-105.07103)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Child Care
  • Child Advocacy
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • about 1.5 - 2 hours weekly
  • Knowledge of domestic violence and the effects on children, Basic understanding and acceptance of Crossroads philosophy and purpose, Knowledge of Crossroads programs and services¬†

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