Family Foster Care in NYC

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Posted by Good Shepherd Volunteers: The GSV in this role works one on one with teens to help create future academic and career goals and facilitates various groups and workshops for youth to attend. Accompany youth on errands, appointments, and outings to local government offices to obtain documentation for jobs and school. Volunteers in this position also have the opportunity to take youth to shows, sporting events, and other recreational activities.

Family Foster Care provides safe, temporary care to children and adolescents who have been removed from their birth families because of possible abuse or neglect. Family Foster Care consists of a multidisciplinary team including caseworkers, an Educational/Vocational Specialist, a nurse, Independent Living Coordinator and a Job/Career Specialist, who work together to provide youth development, substance abuse, educational, medical, and other services designed specifically for the youth in the foster care program, as well as an aftercare program to continue providing needed services following discharge or aging out of the program.