Learn-2-Earn Community Service Intern (Summer)

Division:
Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream
OCC is a multi-purpose neighborhood resource center serving residents in the southern section of Carol Stream. OCC provides a wide range of community services including: casework, counseling, summer and afterschool programs, tutoring, mentoring, and community development.

Department:
Learn 2 Earn Summer Youth Program
The L2E summer program provides educational support and teaches practical life skills necessary for the success of students entering grades 6-8. The program provides academic enrichment in Math, Language Arts, Science/Social Studies, Christian Education, Life Skills and Cultural Arts. The program also provides training in basic job readiness and social skills, development of positive character and self-confidence through various activities, and the modeling and teaching of Christian values and faith.

Responsibilities/Opportunities:
The Youth Services intern will partner with program staff to teach a classroom of up to 10 students, four days per week. Responsibilities include providing classroom instruction, developing and teaching lesson plans for Life Skills (social-emotional learning) class, leading morning devotions, facilitating team building activities and program evaluation. Other responsibilities include conducting individual SEL improvement assessments, maintaining a program-wide standard of classroom behavior and communicating behavior problems to parents.

The intern will receive experience in the over-all working of a Christian, community-based social service ministry and will gain knowledge of the assets and challenges of the diverse community served by OCC. The intern will gain a deeper understanding of the issues confronting “at-risk” youth and the supportive resources available to students and families. The intern will also have the opportunity to attend and participate in OCC staff meetings.

Requirements:
BA or MA student in social service, education, Christian education, or a related field. Some previous group or teaching experience with Junior High students is strongly preferred. Interns must demonstrate a desire to work with and minister to students. Some volunteer experience preferred. Outreach seeks interns that demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of low-income and diverse populations who also support OCM’s Statement of Mission & Faith.

Schedule/Hours:
32 hours/week; Monday – Friday; June 17 – August 9

Supervision:
Supervision provided by program staff. LCSW supervision is also available.

Inquire Online:
Shalina Wozny | HR@outreachcommin.org|  www.outreachcommunityministries.org