Volunteer Opportunities at Safe Horizon

Volunteer Details
Position:Volunteer Childcare Assistant - Safe Horizon Counseling Center
Category:AD
Type:VOL Volunteer
Term:PT
Reports To:Manager of Volunteers
Location:50 Court Street, Brooklyn
Description:The Safe Horizon Counseling Center (SHCC) is a New York State-licensed outpatient mental health clinic that specializes in the evidence-based, trauma-focused treatment of child and adult survivors of crime and abuse. SHCC provides individual and family treatment to survivors of all ages. Treatment is provided by licensed mental health professionals including social workers, psychiatrists and psychologists. Children coming to the Center may be clients or children of adults coming for services. The Center is open Mon-Thurs 9AM-8PM, Friday 9-6 PM, and Sat. 9-4PM
Responsibilities:•Greet clients as they arrive and direct them to appropriate check-in point •Supervise waiting area activity and provide age appropriate support to ensure child safety •Creatively engage children in age-appropriate games and activities Additional Tasks (may include): •Answer phones and intercom system as needed •Assist children with homework •Create and administer educational activities •Organize, clean, and sanitize toys and surfaces •Assist with administrative tasks and/or special projects. •Develop a working knowledge of the center and the role of volunteers •Provide recommendations to improve the center’s volunteer usage •Perform additional tasks assigned by Safe Horizon staff members
Qualifications:Qualifications: •Willingness to give time and energy to fulfill the goals of the center •Human relations skills necessary to communicate with children, staff and adult clients •Willingness to work in an environment where children and clients may be in distress •Ability to work both independently and as part of the team •Flexibility and willingness to work on a variety of tasks
Education:Not Applicable
Salary:Not Applicable - Volunteer
Hours:Not Applicable
Days: Saturday
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Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.
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