Volunteer Opportunity
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Youth Development Counselor - Euphrasian Residence, Good Shepherd Volunteers, New York, New York

Organization: Good Shepherd Volunteers
Contact Name: Jonathan Alvarez
Position Type: Local Volunteering (in person)
Address: 337 E. 17th St.
New York, New York  10003  
United States
Great For:
Service Area(s): Women's Ministry, Tutoring, Sports and Recreation, Social Services, Health and Medicine, Education, Counseling / Addiction / Recovery, Children and Youth Ministry, Arts and Humanities, Adult Ministry, Administrative / Office Work
Hourly Commitment:
40.0 per: Week
Number of Positions:
Number of Volunteers in this
Position in the Past Year:
One-time / Ongoing Position: Ongoing Position


Euphrasian Residence, a short-term Diagnostic Reception Center, serves teenage girls in crisis who have been referred by the New York City Administration for ChildrenÂÂÂ’s Services. The young women receive a comprehensive psychological, psychiatric, medical and educational evaluation by professional staff to fully assess their needs and determine the best possible long-term solution for continued care. During their stay, residents attend school on-site, and participate in a variety of therapeutic, social and recreational activities. The staff works with the adolescents and their families to resolve the immediate crises and implement a plan for the future, either to return home with supportive services or continue in an appropriate long-term setting. Requirements: Position Responsibilities: - Coordinate special activities (on topics such as Arts/Crafts, Poetry, Talent Shows, physical activity, outings,etc.) - Order supplies as necessary for maintaining the house, material for activities, groceries, and other supplies. - Monitor/supervise resident in-house school performance, including Update Meeting attendance, homework assistance & tutoring,etc. - Distribute medications and record resident medical needs, and following up on recommendations, etc. - Maintain daily residence logs - Attend appropriate meetings (community meetings, supervision, etc). - Carry out responsibility/role of primary Youth Development Counselor, includes maintaining the physical upkeep of the house by cleaning and supervising resident chores. - Assist in maintaining a therapeutic atmosphere in which each young woman is able to reach her potential and learn socially appropriate behavior, homemaking skills, and develop individual skills and abilities - Occasionally sleepover when necessary - Carry out Therapeutic Crisis Intervention and take appropriate action in resolving crises when necessary
Initially Posted: 06/18/2009
Last Updated: 02/05/2014

This position is available during the following dates each year:
Start Date:   08/13
End Date:    07/30