RICS Youth and Family services is looking for volunteers to help staff the RICS child care room at our Ravenswood location. Volunteers will provide early childhood activities and child care services with a commitment to the principles of family support and strengths-based practice. Child care activities will occur for children, ages 0-12, who have parents participating on site in RICS literacy and job development classes. The RICS Child Care room is open Monday - Thursday from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm and Friday 8:30am-11:30am.
Responsibilities for this position include: • Provide oversight, guidance and instruction for children ages 0-12 whose parents and/or guardians are participants in RICS onsite adult literacy classes. • Offer educational and social activities that meet the emotional, physical, intellectual and social need of children both the individual and the group. Acts as the team leader in team teaching situations. • Help the Program Manager maintain the order and maintenance of instructional materials; help program staff develop resources to support child socio-emotional development. • Work with Program Manager to establish and maintain appropriate communication with parents • Other duties may be assigned. • 4 - 23 hours per week availability, minimum 2 month commitment. Can be shortened depending on volunteer schedule and advance notice. • Willingness to complete and pass background check
About Heartland Human Care Services - A Company of Heartland Alliance
4411 N. Ravenswood and 5715 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60640, US
To achieve freedom from want, fear, and injustice for people marginalized by poverty, displacement, or situations of vulnerability by developing and providing a continuum of services that meet basic needs, build strengths, safeguard human rights, and provide opportunities for positive change.
Heartland Human Care Services (HHCS) is the human services partner of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights, a servicebased human rights organization that provides material assistance to meet basic human needs and other services and advocacy that foster empowerment, societal participation, and self-sufficiency. HHCS delivers a variety of services to newly-arrived refugees, asylees and immigrants through its Refugee & Immigrant Community Services (RICS). RICS is comprised of a dedicated, multi-lingual and multi-cultural staff with diverse backgrounds and expertise in the refugee and immigrant fields.