Life Skills Volunteer Counselor
The Door - A Center of Alternatives - New York, NY

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This intensive internship is suited for individuals who are interested in exploring direct practice social service work or who wishes to use the modality of direct practice work to learn more about social problems, youth development models and/or specific youth populations. This position will enable you to begin to hone interview and assessment skills and effective ways to engage underserved populations of young people.

Additionally, individuals interested in medicine, education, community organizing, social service programming, and social welfare policy will have a unique opportunity to work in a multi-service social service agency that serves young people with overlapping needs.

Teach life skills classes such as cooking, hygiene, budgeting, job searching, resume writing, sewing, and career searching

Assist runaway and homeless youth with laundry facilities

Monitor the laundry/shower facilities

Inform members of available services at The Door

Escort and direct members to services

Make appropriate referrals based on new members' interests and needs

Assist in photocopying and other administrative tasks

Interest in working with urban youth, and sensitivity to the needs and interests of the diverse young people who comprise The Door's membership population

Record of dependability from at least one professinoal or academic reference

Basic computer skills

Prior work or volunteer experience with adolescents preferred

Bi-lingual a plus (Chinese or Spanish preferred)
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