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The Camphill School

Student and Coworker

Volunteers live and work in our community in extended family-like settings with residential students and faculty. They guide a group of neuro-diverse children, youngsters or young adults through daily functional and academic learning goals, social and communication processes, personal hygiene routines, and any challenges they might encounter along the way.

Additional Expectations:
  • Home life responsibilities include meal preparation, helping to maintain cleanliness and beauty in the home environment, assisting to create festivities that may occur (i.e. Birthdays, seasonal celebrations, etc.).
  • School tasks will include assisting in classroom with 1-2 students and participating in classroom activities.
  • Pre-vocational activities may be required as well. If working with high school aged students there is a program specifically for them in the afternoon school hours which would include assistance in one of the following crews: Woodworking, pottery, weavery, land crew, garden crew, barn crew, the community store, and life skills.

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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.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
People with Disabilities

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 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Preferably 12 months, but we also offer 3 - 12 months as needed.
  • Child Abuse Clearance, finger printing

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