Jubilee Village Case Management Intern (Summer or Academic Year)

Division:
Wheaton Youth Outreach (WYO)
WYO is a comprehensive youth and family resource center serving children, youth, parents and young adults through individual, family and marital counseling, crisis intervention and transitional housing. WYO works to help young people and their families make healthy adjustments in their personal, family and community lives.

Program:
Case Management – Jubilee Village
Jubilee Village is a transitional housing facility for single mothers, ages 17-24, and their children. The goal of the program is to work with clients to overcome obstacles and transition into independent living. Jubilee Village staff provide parenting resources and support, make referrals and advocate for residents in order to assist them in obtaining food, clothing, employment opportunities, child care, and other relevant services to empower the women to become self-sufficient, nurturing parents, and productive members of their communities.

Responsibilities/Opportunities:
The intern will serve alongside the casework team and be responsible for assisting with a small caseload. The intern will become familiar with community resources, learn to implement appropriate assessment skills, and work with clients on goal development. Responsibilities, based on the intern’s level of experience, may include meeting weekly with residents to monitor and encourage progress on individual goals and partnering with house parents to monitor the resident’s compliance with house and program rules.

The intern will receive experience in the over-all working of a faith-based, community service organization and gain knowledge of the issues confronting homeless single mothers and their children, the working poor, and those who are attempting to move towards independence and fiscal responsibility. The intern will have a chance to develop skills in casework, interviewing, needs assessment, problem solving and advocacy in the context of a supportive team environment.

Requirements:
BA or MA student in psychology, human services or a related field. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older with reliable transportation and willing to occasionally drive clients to appointments. Outreach seeks interns who demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of low-income and diverse populations, who also support OCM’s Statement of Mission & Faith.

Schedule/Hours:
Minimum of 15 hours/week;   Monday – Friday;   between the hours of 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
Hours can be negotiated based on internship requirements. Internships can be for the summer, one semester or the entire academic year.

Supervision:
Weekly individual supervision will be provided by an LCPC. Interns may have the opportunity to attend clinical trainings.

Inquire Online:
Hannah Sims | HR@outreachcommin.org | www.outreachcommunityministries.org

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