Carousel Connections

Summer Education Position, Carousel Connections

Posted on March 7, 2016

Carousel Connections, a six week summer residential program supporting teenagers and young adults with special needs, resides on the campus of Haverford College each summer.

At Carousel Connections, individuals are provided opportunities to learn, maintain, and improve skills through participation in vocational training, independent living mentoring, and recreational activities. Program goals include: opportunities that provide life skills training to further support independence and build self confidence, opportunities that provide vocational
training experiences that may be used in employment, authentic and inclusive living/learning experiences and activities, and an experience with community living on a college campus.

Participants who attend Carousel Connections hold community campus jobs and staff mentors act as “job coaches” and positive role models during the workday. Participants live with roommates and supervising staff while enjoying the daily rhythms of apartment living (waking up each day and organizing the bedroom, assisting with meal preparations, heading out to work jobs, performing household chores, shopping for food, laundry, enjoying recreational activities with friends).

We will be hiring eight to ten energetic and dynamic college students to be members of Carousel Connections staff. These paid positions provide a unique learning experience! Staff rotates on daily shifts (morning, day, afternoon, evening) and support individuals who attend with apartment living, job training, and leisure time for a total of 35 – 40 hours per week. Wonderful
partnerships develop! Program dates are June 24th – August 5th. Training takes place prior to the summer season and support/mentoring is available at all times. Staff housing is provided.

Please contact Amy and Chris McCann at (215) 948 – 2527 or for further information regarding this summer opportunity.

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