Social Emotional Learning Volunteer
Catholic Community Services of Utah is looking for a Social Emotional Learning volunteer to provide SEL instruction to our refugee youth who may be struggling with processing and coping with difficult emotions.
The Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Tutor will complete training from a licensed mental health professional to be able to teach SEL to our youth. 10-week lesson plans will be provided if needed. Lesson plans will consist of games and activities which are aimed to help displaced youth with trauma or other mental health issues. SEL tutors will be our first line of assistance to our youth who are displaying a need for extra emotional support. SEL tutors will work with the youth in the client’s home at a time and date convenient for both parties.
- Coordinate with Refugee Volunteer Specialist to be matched with a youth.
- Coordinate with Youth Services Supervisor or Refugee Youth Advocate for SEL training.
- Meet 1-2 hours weekly with youth for SEL lessons.
- Document all hours spent with Youth in Duplie
- Keep Refugee Youth Advocate updated of the youth’s response and growth.
- Compile supplies for lessons.
WHAT KINDS OF THINGS WILL I BE WORKING ON?
SEL classes for youth struggling with processing and coping with difficult emotions, you mostly will be working on the responsibilities listed above.
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO QUALIFY this position?
- Must be 18+ years old.
- Complete the Volunteer Orientation, on-boarding, and SEL training.
- Some background in psychology or social work is preferred but not required.
- Pass a criminal background check.
WHAT IF I WANT TO BRING MY KIDS AND THEY ARE UNDER 18?
That works if they are with you and not alone with family.
IS DRIVING REQUIRED?
Driving to and from clients’ homes will be required. You will not be required to drive the clients anywhere.
WHERE DOES THIS ALL TAKE PLACE?
This position will primarily take place in clients’ homes.
WHAT KIND OF TIME COMMITMENT IS THIS?
This position will require a minimum of 10 weeks, roughly 1-2 hours per week.
DO I HAVE TO DO THIS ON MY OWN?
After training this role will be largely independent and you will be teaching individually. The Youth staff will be available to answer questions and provide support as needed.
WHAT UPFRONT COSTS SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT?
The anticipated costs required for this position will be those associated with driving to and from clients’ homes. In addition, you may need supplies for your lessons, like paper, markers, and small toys.
Catholic Community Services Background:
As a refugee resettlement agency, we guide newly arrived refugees through the process of initial resettlement, providing them with support on their journey toward self-sufficiency. Simply stated, we work with landlords around the valley to find them housing, arrange furniture and household supply donations within the community, get them set up with temporary government benefits, set up health screenings and medical appointments, assist in finding jobs, and provide them with a case manager to teach them how to do these things instead of simply doing it for them.
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