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Group home for kids with behavioural & emotional disorders in Slovenia

project description

A volunteer will be included in the regular work of residential treatment facility for kids with behavioral and emotional disorders, who need more attention with resocialization. The institution consists of 5 group homes, in each of them 8 kids live. 4 group homes are primarily focused on kids who are attending primary school, one group home is for kids that go to high school. People who work there are psychologists, social workers, social pedagogues. Future EVS volunteer will join the team as an equal member of the staff. He/she will help kids to be more included in the local community, to be more connected with other local organizations. The goal is to make them more integrated into the local environment and to overcome prejudices about the kids, which are still existing among the people.
She/He will be included in daily life in the group home (four times per week) and once per week she/he will work at the local organization. Sometimes work will take place also during the weekend.

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accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteer will be accommodated in fully furnished apartment with WiFi located on the main square of Škofja Loka,old historical town with about 13000 inhabitants, located 25 km NW from Ljubljana. Volunteer will live with other EVS volunteers of other project coordinated by Zavod O, in his/her own, singe bedroom with shared cooking, washing, laundry and social facilities. Volunteer will cook by him/herself, monthly food allowance will be provided (180 €). He/she will be also entitled to receive a monthly allowance of 91,35 €. Bike will be provided and tickets for public transportation.

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training during the project

On-arrival and Mid-term training organized by Slovenian National Agency, all the training organized by host organizations and by some other partner organizations from the local community.

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volunteer profile

Candidates should be motivated,flexible,patient,creative,open-minded,self-initiative,communicative,tolerant,interested to work with kids & adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders they should be able to speak english.Some past experiences from pedagogy, psychology, social work or/and youth leisure are welcomed.Ability in music,sport,manual activities,handcrafts,dances,art,multimedia would be also convenient.Future volunteer should bring in her/his own ideas into the project and be prepared to create,plan and execute her/his own projects.

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how to apply

If you see yourself contributing to us on any field (with sports activities, art...) send an email with your CV and motivation letter to the coordinating organization Zavod O (international@zavodo.org). During the selection period we might contact you for further information through eMail and Skype!

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