Youth Services Intern (Summer)
Warrenville Youth and Family Services (WYFS)
WYFS is a multi-purpose community service agency, serving residents of the greater Warrenville area. Services provided include: individual and family therapy, consultation and referral services, case management, community education services, mentoring, and youth development programs.
Quest Summer Program
The Quest program provides educational support and teaches practical life skills necessary for the success of late elementary school, middle school and early high school students. The summer program serves approximately 40 students and includes educational enrichment, life skills and cultural instruction, community service activities, team building activities, self-chosen elective activities and open gym. The program encourages the development of positive character and self-confidence and incorporates the modeling and teaching of Christian values and faith.
The intern will be an integral part of the Quest staff and will be responsible for developing and teaching lesson plans, tutoring students as needed, assisting in creating, developing, refining, and implementing life skill lessons and materials, building relationships with individual participants, facilitating team-building activities and organizing and leading planned special events. Other responsibilities include participating in weekly Quest staff meetings and program evaluation. Additional leadership/responsibilities can be provided for MA or MSW level interns.
The intern will learn classroom management techniques and discipline strategies, curriculum development skills, as well as research, writing and presentation skills. The intern will receive experience in the over-all working of a Christian, community-based youth development program and will gain a deeper understanding of the cultural, environmental, economic and other issues that impact “at-risk” youth.
BA/BS or MA/MSW student in Education, Youth Ministry, Social Work or a related field. Applicants must demonstrate a desire to work with at-risk school age youth and a willingness to be flexible and adapt to a dynamic work setting. Ability and willingness to transport clients strongly preferred. Previous 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.
10:00 am – 4:00 pm; Monday – Friday; June 10 – August 11
Individual LCSW supervision provided weekly.
Shalina Wozny | www.outreachcommunityministries.org