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Volunteer Mentor for Youth

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Volunteer Mentor for Youth

GDS is a nonprofit organization that runs a unique multifaceted program for children teens and families. GDS is looking for youth workers and/or mental health counselors.

Growth and Development Services is very proud of its broad base of volunteers. Our volunteers are a unique group of caring individuals. Volunteers receive extensive training and support. GDS' volunteers are culturally and professionally diverse, sharing a common goal to "Help Young People Reach Their Potential".

Agency Description: Please visit www.excelgds.org to learn more about the GDS program and watch our brief video on our home page.

Qualifications: Pursuing Youth Studies

Supervision: Gary Altheim, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Director of Programs

Commitment: Weekly mentor session

Start Date: Ongoing/Open Enrollment Overview: The youth worker is part of a therapeutic multi-disciplinary team of Psychologists, Social Workers, and volunteers servicing at-risk teens and their families who suffer a range of behavioral, emotional, learning, and social challenges. The youth we work with live in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx, primarily Washington Heights and we now service them virtually.

Responsibilities:

(If selected a curriculum will be devised that will best complement the skills of the volunteer with the needs of the agency.)

  • Receive virtual training as a counselor/youth worker
  • Assist in the assessment of all clients and families.
  • Interact and supervise children during the summer program
  • Help plan and lead therapeutic, educational, and recreational activities during the After School Program
  • Collaborate with community agencies
  • Work with a licensed psychologist, a social worker in the Case Management and After School program
  • Evaluate anecdotal, empirical, and psychological program outcome tools
  • Help develop program outcome measuring tools
  • Develop treatment plans and implement services to teens and families.

GDS is a nonprofit organization that runs a unique multifaceted program for children teens and families. GDS is looking for youth workers and/or mental health counselors.

Growth and Development Services is very proud of its broad base of…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    October 4, 2021
    10:00 AM EDT
    2:00 PM UTC
  • End Date
    December 29, 2021
    7:00 PM EST
    12:00 AM UTC
  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Training Provided
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location

GDS and The Excel Program Virtual

650 Academy Street, New York, NY 10034, United States
New York, NY
Directions

Virtual

How to Apply

Please visit our website at http://www.excelgds.org and view our videos and info before applying.

How to Apply: Please mail or e-mail Dr. Gary Altheim, drgaryaltheim@excelgds.org, with Curriculum Vitae and cover letter. The cover letter must include reasons for wanting to work with GDS. Candidates will be asked to attend two interviews.

Gary Altheim, Psy.D., Growth & Development Services, Inc. Director of Programs drgaryaltheim@excelgds.org

If you're interested in making a difference in at-risk children and families lives and learning how to work effectively with children and youth then this is the opportunity for you.

Please visit our website at http://www.excelgds.org and view our videos and info before applying.

How to Apply: Please mail or e-mail Dr. Gary Altheim, drgaryaltheim@excelgds.org, with…

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