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The Community Policy and Management Team (CPMT) for the County of Page, which oversees local activities under the Children's Services Act (CSA) is seeking a private provider volunteer(s), one to serve on the Family Assessment and Planning Team and one to serve on CPMT.
The Children's Services Act was passed in 1992 with the intent to "create a collaborative system of services and funding that is child-centered, family-focused and community based when addressing the strengths and needs of troubled and at-risk youth and their families in the Commonwealth.
The Page County CPMT and FAPT are comprised of representatives from Page County Department of Social Services, Page County Public Schools, Page County Juvenile Court Services, Northwestern Community Services Board, Virginia Department of Health, a parent representative, a private provider representative and local government representative. Private Provider volunteers on this committee helps ensure that a variety of perspectives and alternatives are considered in identifying and securing resources for at-risk children and their families.
Private Providers who serve Page County are encouraged to submit an application to serve on the Family Assessment and Planning Team (FAPT) or the Community Policy and Management Team (CPMT). Volunteers selected to serve will work cooperatively with other members on the team to assist at-risk children/youth and their families to access resources through the Children's Services Act.
Applicants must be available to participate in a regularly scheduled FAPT meeting on the second Friday of each month beginning at 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. (time commitment varies per month by case load). Volunteers to the CPMT must be available to meet once a month on the third Friday of each month for approximately 2-3 hours beginning at 9:30 a.m. There is a yearly meeting of FAPT and CPMT that all members should attend.
Volunteer private providers should possess:
A commitment to children/youth and related issues
A willingness to follow through on commitments; attend meetings as scheduled
Some knowledge of at-risk children/youth and their behaviors, needs, etc.
"People skills" that include good communication skills, and
An understanding of the need of confidentiality
Ability to work well on a team
Interested volunteers should contact the CSA office and send a letter of interest to:
Linda Gray, Page County CSA Coordinator, 103 South Court Street, Suite F, Luray, VA 22835; email@example.com
Applications accepted until positions are filled.