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The Camphill School

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Student and Coworker

Thanks to resident volunteer coworkers there are no shift workers at Camphill Special School. Instead, coworkers share their lives with children with special needs, day in and day out.

As a coworker your responsibilities will include various activities. An example of these are as follows: Care for 2-4 students guiding them towards independence in self-help skills (i.e. tying shoes, putting on and zipping coat, etc.), home life and care skills (i.e. putting dirty laundry in washer, transferring to dryer, then actual folding of clothes), encouraging the routine of independent personal hygiene (i.e. appropriately and thoroughly brushing teeth and hair), participating in and initiating recreational activities (i.e. hiking, arts and crafts, etc.), and essentially appearing as a role model and assisting them in appropriate behaviors. The following is expected of our volunteers:
  • Caring for the houses they live in
  • Preparing meals for the household
  • Assisting teachers in classroom settings
  • Supporting teachers in pre-vocational workshops for high school students
  • Celebrating community festivals
  • Direct personal care for children
  • Helping students to enjoy life

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About The Camphill School

Location:

1784 Fairview Road, Glenmoore, PA 19343, US

Mission Statement

The Camphill School’s mission is to create wholeness for children and youth with developmental disabilities through education, extended family living, and therapy so that they may be better understood, they may more fully unfold their potential, and they may meaningfully participate in life.

Description

Serving children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, The Camphill School is a licensed and approved private school that offers individualized education and therapy in an extended family setting. We offer residential and day academic and prevocational programs, as well as therapeutic care, for children in kindergarten through grade twelve. We also offer a Transition Program for young people ages eighteen to twenty-one. Our educational and vocational programs focus on bringing the arts and academics to life, weaving hands-on activities with skill building.

The Camphill ideal is to engage all the members of each community in meeting their own needs, as well as those of the community at large, to whatever extent their abilities allow. With heavy emphasis on experiential learning, the students learn academics in engaging ways. They learn how to play the piano, recorder, or hand bells; they stage concerts, dramatic performances, and elaborate puppet shows. They help with costumes and construct sets. Students here partake in woodworking, weaving, pottery, sewing, and gardening. The student run Beaver Farm produces all the beef, pork, chicken, and eggs needed by The Camphill School. They also learn food processing and cater meals with the produce they grow.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1784 Fairview RoadGlenmoore, PA 19343

(40.13608,-75.70631)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Youth Services

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least one year
  • Child Abuse Clearance, finger printing

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