The Role of Students
Carpe Diem is based upon a ‘teaching’ philosophy - we believe that we are all learning, whatever our role entails. Students, then, are especially important to our agency as they can add to the lives of the children, foster parents and staff supervisors. We accept high school co-op students and college practicum students from many different programs. The student's placement is often tailored to meet his or her specific goals, depending on her interests, previous experience, and years in the
A placement at Carpe Diem is quite independent. Students are usually meeting with children and families on their own, after having set up goals and activities with their supervisors. A student needs to have a great deal of initiative to get the most out of this placement. Students need to be able to demonstrate basic work ethic and enthusiasm
College students need a reliable vehicle and need to be prepared for primarily evening work hours. Unfortunately, Carpe Diem cannot provide reimbursement for mileage.