Poetry House is a 20-bed residential domestic violence shelter for survivors and their children. In addition to support groups, counseling, legal advocacy and children’s services, families in shelter receive help in securing public assistance and other services, locating transitional and permanent housing, obtaining medical care, education and employment information, and planning for a safer future.
The GSV may provide a full array of in-person services and support including: case management, counseling, advocacy, self-sufficiency counseling, as well as child-related services or support to domestic violence survivors and their children who reside at Poetry House. The GSV will collaborate in-person with on-site staff to ensure the smooth day-to-day operation of the residence where a trauma-focused, anti-racist, and youth and family development approach is implemented amongst all staff and participants. Some virtual services may also be provided during the pandemic when public health issues remain a concern.
Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Real-life Experiences: Working side-by-side with experienced social workers, counselors, and educators, you'll find yourself learning and growing every day through real-life experiences. Define your interests and gain skills that set you on a path to a rewarding career. ///Supportive Community: Each volunteer is backed by a community composed of: - Fellow volunteers, who create a close-knit bond built through shared experiences. - Accessible staff, who support the volunteers’ professional and personal growth throughout the year. - GSV alumni and supporters, who stay involved with the program in various ways. ///Training & Development: Challenge yourself within a safe and supportive environment. Begin with a week-long orientation to meet your cohort, gain a deeper understanding of the mission and tenets that will serve as the foundation for your experience, and transition into community life. Development continues across four weekend retreats throughout the year. In day-to-day work, each placement site offers professional supervision and training to support you in your role. Additionally, you'll gain access to varied opportunities, such as training on trauma-informed practice, substitute teaching certification, United Nations Commission on the status of women, and many more. ///Personal Growth: Get to know yourself and understand your impact on those around you. You will emerge from this challenging journey a better roommate, friend, family member, partner, and employee.
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check
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