STATEMENT: Casa de Esperanza
de los Niños - the House of Hope for Children - is a safe place for
children in crisis due to abuse, neglect or the effects of HIV. Casa de
Esperanza provides residential care, and coordinates medical and psychological
services according to the needs of each child.
de Esperanza provides residential care and coordinates medical and
psychological services according to the needs of each child. We are looking for applicants with a broad
range of skills. Applicants will work
directly with abused, neglected and HIV+ children who are 6 years of age or
younger at the time of placement.
Applicants will do everything necessary to properly and safely care for,
advocate for and generally meet the daily needs of the four to five children
placed in the home. This will include
direct hands-on care of the children, daily household tasks, paperwork,
participation in appointments with physicians, psychologists, developmental
specialists, therapists (speech, physical and occupational) and any other
specialists as needed. Applicants will
provide 24-hour care to the children in a family style setting.
This is a challenging but rewarding internship/volunteer
opportunity. We are looking for a one
year placement with an option for extension to two years or longer. Two weeks of initial training is provided
with additional trainings provided throughout the year. Supervisors live on-site and are available
24/7. We accept applications year round. We are currently accepting applications for
training start dates that will be in April, June and September 2016.
This would be an excellent opportunity for anyone who has
recently graduated and is looking for some hands on experience before pursuing a
further degree or employment. We hope
you will seriously consider joining us in our mission to provide new hope to
these wonderful children.
4 year college degree is preferred, but not required. Applicants should be willing to work closely
with children and to take on high levels of responsibility. Good interpersonal skills, patience and a
strong work ethic are needed. Position
open to anyone, but particularly useful to psychology, social work, education,
pre-med, nursing and early childhood majors/graduates or those interested in
social justice issues. You must be 21 or
older to apply with a valid driver's license.