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GSV-Family Foster Care

Actively Recruiting

Openings

2 currently recruiting

Service Dates

August 19, 2019 - July 14, 2020

Application Window

October 15, 2018 - June 14, 2019

Location

  • New York, NY

Contact Information

Good Shepherd Volunteers
gsv@gsvolunteers.org

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Description

Family Foster Care provides safe, temporary care in the homes of trained kinship or resource (foster) parents to children and adolescents who have been removed from their birth families because of possible abuse or neglect. They work intensively with birth parents or caretakers to get them the help they need to resolve the issues that led to placement and be reunited with their children.
Family Foster Care consists of a multidisciplinary team including caseworkers, an Educational/Vocational Specialist, a nurse, Independent Living Coordinator and a Job/Career Specialist, who work together to provide youth development, substance abuse, educational, medical, and other services designed specifically for the youth in the foster care program, as well as an aftercare program to continue providing needed services following discharge or aging out of the program.

The GSV serving in Special Services works to develop and implement programs for the adolescent population, youth ages 13-21. The GSV works one on one with teens to help create future academic and career goals and facilitates various groups and workshops for youth to attend. GSVs accompany youth on errands, appointments, and outings to local government offices to obtain documentation for jobs and school. Volunteers in this position also have the opportunity to take youth to shows, sporting events, and other recreational activities.

Family Foster Care provides safe, temporary care in the homes of trained kinship or resource (foster) parents to children and adolescents who have been removed from their birth families because of possible abuse or neglect. They work intensively with birth parents or caretakers to get them the help they need to resolve the issues that led to placement and be reunited with their children.
Family Foster Care consists of a multidisciplinary team including caseworkers, an Educational/Vocational Specialist, a nurse, Independent Living Coordinator and a Job/Career Specialist, who work together to provide youth development, substance abuse, educational, medical, and other services designed specifically for the youth in the foster care program, as well as an aftercare program to continue providing needed services following discharge or aging out of the program.

The GSV serving in Special Services works to develop and implement programs for the adolescent population, youth ages 13-21. The GSV works one on one with teens to help create future academic and career goals and facilitates various groups and workshops for youth to attend. GSVs accompany youth on errands, appointments, and outings to local government offices to obtain documentation for jobs and school. Volunteers in this position also have the opportunity to take youth to shows, sporting events, and other recreational activities.
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Living Allowance

$230 - $250 monthly

Benefits

Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

Good Shepherd Volunteers offers ongoing support and formation opportunities throughout the time of service. While GSV does offer a broad range of support, it is up to each volunteer to take the initiative to utilize these supports as fully as they wish. GSV provides each volunteer with housing, health insurance, transportation, a monthly living stipend, relocation reimbursement upon completion, retreats, workshops, site supervision, community support people, staff support, and spiritual direction (optional).

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Arts & Culture, Community & Nonprofit Development, Disability, Economic Security, Education & Youth, Public Safety

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Child Welfare Agency, Early Childhood Program, Elementary School, High School, Local Government Agency, Middle School, Recreation or Youth Center

Activity Types

Hands On Activities

Contact Information

Good Shepherd Volunteers
gsv@gsvolunteers.org

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