- The placement student role provides support to the Families Together team. The Families Together program is a 60-minute family-based community program.
- The program is divided into two components.
- The first half of the program involves the entire family and is activity-based.
- The second half is a discussion-based parent group.
- Activities during each week of program focuses on a specific, parent-chosen topic.
- The placement student helps to lead activities, guides discussion, and offers support to participants throughout the program.
- This role is flexible and can include other roles and responsibilities such as supply shopping, activity bag packing, curriculum development, etc.
- Pre-service teachers need a current Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening (issued after July 1 of the year you are participating). Students who do not already have a police check should begin this process at their local police station as soon as possible, as police checks often take 4-6 weeks to process.
- Students placed with Kindred also require a Child Intervention Check issued by Alberta Human Services. More information about the CIC will be provided at the orientation session.
- Volunteer References and Intake Documents will need to be completed and submitted once applicants are placed with Kindred's Families Together.
- Apply a variety of facilitation strategies to encourage discussion, generate ideas, and build consensus
- Design and implement a variety of activities that meet students’ interests and learning needs
- Gain experience working with youth in a small group setting
- Lead or co-lead the component of at least one project within the program
- Model positive behaviour for children, youth, teachers, and parents