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Play Leader Fall 2015

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 from 8:00am to Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 3:00pm

About

PositionsMany Remaining
ApprovalOrganizer will approve registrants
Close DateAny time before the event ends or when space runs out.
Age Limit18 and up
Description
ACGC is a non-profit organization that counsels children and families to improve mental health through early diagnosis and treatment.

Play Leaders interact and create a pleasant, structured environment for children waiting to see a therapist. Play Leaders observe the children's social skills with peers or adults and when necessary discuss interaction styles and playroom activities with the therapist treating the child.

Play Leaders are an important role at ACGC. They allow parents to meet one-on-one with the therapist and not worry about paying for childcare for the weekly appointments. Play Leaders are not babysitters, they are an extension of the therapeutic process here. They provide a safe environment for clients to practice the skills they are learning in session and help us have full picture of the clients opportunities. 

As a volunteer Play Leader, we require a semester commitment for stability reasons for the clients. You are required to pass a background check, attend 2 hour orientation, and complete an online trauma training certification. 


Must be at least 18 years of age; 
commit to volunteer on a fixed schedule for a two hour shift at least once a week for at least one semester (fall, spring, or summer); complete an online Texas Trauma Certification; able to engage children with age appropriate games, art projects, and so forth; able to make objective observations about child behavior; have willingness to initiate discussions about playroom problems and achievements with therapist and administrative staff; attend a 2 hour orientation; and pass a criminal background check. ACGC will pay and complete the background check.  The online Texas Trauma Certification is free and must be completed before you work with clients.

For more information on being a volunteer Play Leader contact Kendall Bintz or Kaitlyn Haney at volunteer@austinchildguidance.org or 512-451-2242.
Requirements
Must be at least 18 years of age;
Must commit to volunteer a two-hour time shift at least once a week for at least one semester (fall, spring, or summer);
Must be able to engage children with age appropriate games, art projects, and so forth;
Must be able to make objective observations about child behavior;
Must have willingness to initiate discussions about playroom problems and achievements with therapist and administrative staff;
Must attend a 2 hour orientation; Must undergo a criminal background check; and Must complete an online Trauma Certification.
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Location: Parking lot in front of the building, 810 West 45th Street, Austin, TX 78751

Shifts (1)

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Tue, Sep 01 8:00am
End: Wed, Dec 23 3:00pm
Play Leaders will be assigned their fixed shift for the semester at orientation. Shifts must be at least 2 hours long once a week. Example: Sara volunteers EVERY Monday 2-4.

Shifts must be during our regular business hours M-Th 8:00 am-8:00 pm and Fridays 8:00 am-6:00 pm. ACGC follows the AISD calendar for holidays (excluding student or staff work days).
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