Are you seeking to contribute to the community and support newcomer refugee youth? This could be the opportunity for you!
SURVIVORS is seeking a contract licensed or qualified license-eligible therapist to lead a weekly after-school enrichment program as part of the Refugee School Impact Grant (RSIG) program. SURVIVORS’ staff and clinicians have lead RSIG groups for the past six years – RSIG is an after-school program for elementary and middle school “newcomer refugee youth” in El Cajon. Students are referred to the program by their teachers and, with permission from their parents, participate in a different after-school activity each day in the spring – tutoring, sports, robotics, and socio-emotional support groups, the latter of which are led by SURVIVORS clinicians. Studies have shown the program greatly enhances students’ feelings of connectivity with one another, and sense of belonging, comfort, and support at school.
The program began last week and has been a great success so far, with students engaging in the groups and already beginning to open up during sessions. The program has expanded this year and is serving more schools, which means we are seeking one more contractor to join the team to lead these groups. This person would lead groups on two days per week from February through early May, on Tuesday afternoons (with alternating times – 2-4pm one week and 3-4:30 pm the alternate week) and every-other-Thursday from 2-4pm. The pay for the program is the same as our individual therapy ‘low-bono’ rate – and you would be compensated for the run-time of the groups, plus 1 hour of prep time per week.
Please contact Jessica Roach, Program Coordinator, at 619-278-2404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.