Juvenile Justice Direct Care Worker

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Program Timing: Ongoing / Location: New York, NY; Wickatunk, NJ; Los Angeles, CA

Are you a young professional who wants to use your career for good, but aren’t quite sure how? “Just Love” with a small but mighty volunteer program! GSV is a one-year full-time volunteer program that serves women, children, and adolescents affected by poverty, violence and neglect.

The GSV in this position works closely with adolescents in a juvenile justice residential detention facility. The volunteer facilitates recreational activities, groups, and programming for youth, escorts youth to and from school, medical appointments, court appearances, or other outings. The GSV also counsels youth, providing them with personal support and assisting in conflict mediation and resolution. The GSV will work alongside the Recreation Specialist, Education and Vocational Specialist, Behavior Management Specialist, and Health Services Staff.

We need people who are compassionate, flexible, and are up for a challenge. As a Good Shepherd Volunteer you will live in community with other volunteers and grow in the practice of the 4 Tenets of GSV: social justice, community, spirituality, and simplicity. You will get real world experience in social good career paths, which will allow you to discern your place in the world beyond a year of service.

To apply fill out an application on our website today! https://www.gsvolunteers.org/apply/domestic-application/