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Social Worker, Child & Youth Worker, Play Therapist Needed

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Volunteer Position Name / Role: Social Worker, Child & Youth Worker, Play Therapist Needed
Date Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018
Organization Name: Spenser's Heart Children's Charity
Organization Contact: Sharon Carter
Why you might want to consider taking this opportunity: We are a group of volunteers that work great together in helping children that are dealing with traumatic experiences. We are open minded and welcome new volunteers.
Type of Organization: Child and Family Service
More Info Link:
Volunteer type position is suitable for:
  • Adult (18 +)
Duties / Roles / Activities: Key Responsibilities:
? Attend initial interview with child and parent or guardian to assess the emotional
needs of the child and to assist with assigning a volunteer.
? Keep written, confidential records of your work. You may be required to provide
formal or informal progress reports. You might sometimes be called to give
evidence in court cases involving their clients.
? Ensure that you receive regular clinical supervision from a more experienced
therapist. The purpose of clinical supervision is to monitor, support and increase
your awareness of the play therapy process.
? To immediately report any suspicion of abuse to supervisor and follow proper
procedures regarding same.
? To supervise all activities in the Lego Room and ensure that volunteers are
following all required policies and procedures.
? Assist with interviewing and assessing volunteers for the Lego Room.
? Provide training to all volunteers in the Lego Room on a continual basis.
? Report to the Board of Directors and/or Executive Director with any concerns or
suggestions for improvement.
? Assist the Board of Directors and/or Executive Director with the development and
implementation of any policies and procedures with respect to the Lego Room
Sample Tasks: Supervise in the Lego Room for approximately 2 hours, two nights a week.
Train new volunteers in the Lego Room. You will also be attending fundraising events and meeting families children could use our services.
Dates & Times:
  • Evening
Seasonal: All Year
Location of Volunteer Activity:
  • Grand Valley and area
Wheelchair Accessibility: No
Can be used toward '40 Hours' for Highschool Graduation (OSSD): No
Commitment Length / Duration: Long Term (more than 1 year)
Training Required:
  • First Aid
  • Other
Transportation: Own Transportation Required
Expired Sunday, March 24, 2019
Areas of Interest:
  • Support for Children / Youth
  • Hospital / Health / Medical
  • Emergency Services / Crisis Services / Legal
  • Community and information services for the general public
  • Opportunities to support persons who are homeless / living in poverty
  • Administrative / Office Work / Business / Accounting Services
  • Boards / Committees / Task Forces
  • Event Planning / Fundraising and special events
Skills / Experience: You must be a licensed Social Worker, Play Therapist or Youth and
Child Worker. Have empathy, tolerance and compassion. Be able to build good
relationships with children based on trust and respect.
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