Thursday, September 18, 2014

Washington State Work Study Opportunity

Please join us at The Able Teens Program this Fall!

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Associated Recreation Council are launching TAT 2014-2015 in October.

The Able Teens Program (TAT) is an after school job and life skills training program based in service learning. The program allows teens with disabilities, aged 14-25, to pursue vocational and personal interests and gain employable skills through volunteer projects with community based organizations like community centers, libraries, food banks, and many more.

We are currently recruiting WA State Work Study students to work with TAT as job coaches. The duties of this position include providing coaching and mentoring to teens with developmental disabilities (including autism) in community based organizations. Examples of coached activities include gardening, organizing donations at a food bank, resume writing, interviewing skills, financial literacy, and effective communication. TAT also participates in social activities by taking field trips to special events and other points of interest in the community.

This is a great opportunity for students to work with youth while developing a variety of skills relevant to many different areas of study.

For more information, contact:

Kathleen Greaney
TAT Program Coordinator
Seattle Parks and Recreation
100 Dexter Ave N, Box #4
Seattle, WA 98109-5102