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Childcare Provider

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ORGANIZATION: Steps to End Domestic Violence

  • 2 people are interested

Position Title: Drop-In Childcare Provider

Staff Category: Volunteer

Team: Youth Program

Reports To: Youth Program Coordinator; Volunteer Coordinator

Description of Role: This position is designed to provide drop-in supervision for service users who have meetings, appointments, or interviews to which they can’t bring their children. Being able to access childcare during these times makes it easier for people who are impacted by domestic violence to obtain the services they need to transition into an environment that is safe and stable in the long term. This is a drop-in/on-call position, so while you would commit to being in the building for a certain amount of time, there would be other projects within the Youth Program to work on if no service users needed childcare during that time.

Responsibilities:

· Provide supervision of service users’ children on a drop-in basis in the playroom or lounge at our shelter.

· Interact compassionately and empathetically with children of all ages from a variety of backgrounds.

· During a shift when childcare is not needed, work with the Youth Program Coordinator and Youth Advocate on other projects to assist the Youth Program.

· Commit to making the Youth Program a safe and welcoming space by maintaining service user confidentiality.

Training Requirements:

· Complete our 20-hour Community Advocate Training to obtain VT Victim and Crisis Worker Privilege. This is provided through us, free of charge for volunteers!

· Complete 3-hour Mandated Reporter Training. If you have documentation that you are already a mandated reporter in the state of Vermont, you do not need to go through the training again!

· Shadow at least one group with the Youth Program to get familiar with our residents, their children, and Youth Program protocols before taking a childcare shift.

Time Commitment:

· Shifts are available in two hour blocks Monday-Friday from 9-5.

· We encourage you to commit to at least 2 shifts a month.

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About Steps to End Domestic Violence

Location:

P.O Box 1535, Burlington, VT 05402, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to assist in the transition to a safe, independent life for all those who have been affected physically, sexually, emotionally, or economically by domestic abuse and to work to promote a culture that fosters justice, equity, and safety.

Description

Formed in 1974, Steps to End Domestic Violence (formerly known as Women Helping Battered Women) has evolved into the largest provider of domestic violence services in Vermont. In addition to providing emergency shelter and housing advocacy, Steps to End Domestic Violence offers 24-hour hotline services, legal advocacy, economic justice, transitional housing, programs for youth and children, and education and prevention programs. We believe that all people have the right to live without fear of abuse - sexual, physical, emotional, or financial.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

PO Box 1535Burlington, VT 05402

(44.480,-73.210)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Shifts are available in 2-hour blocks between 9 am and 5 pm from Monday-Friday. We will work with your schedule, so just let us know when you'd like to be here!
  • In order to follow VT Mandated Reporter and Crisis Worker Privilege best practices, there are some additional trainings required in order to volunteer with the Children's Program. Register your interest here or email izzyl@stepsvt.org to learn more!

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