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Casework and Children’s Program Internships Available for Spring

These are posted on Career Buffs.

To learn more about career Buffs, go to: http://careerservices.colorado.edu/students/CareerBuffs.aspx

 

23168 / Lafayette Children’s Program Intern

Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA)

EFAA Children’s Program Interns provide a wide array of assistance to the program: Lead activities with children living in our shelter, chaperone field trips, organize donations, support children’s caseworker with administrative work.

All Interns are required to attend a volunteer orientation before beginning their position. Interns will be trained and supervised by the children’s caseworker and evaluated at the end of their term and on an as needed basis.

This is an unpaid internship and all interns would need to be available during two days of the children’s program.
Those hours for spring are:
Lafayette – Tuesdays and Fridays 2:30-5:30pm

The student selected for this opportunity must fill out an Internship Learning Plan (ILP) with Career Services. To access the ILP, go to:
http://careerservices.colorado.edu/employers/internLearningPlan.aspx. If the employer requires credit for this internship, go to the Career Services website to see how you can earn credit:
http://careerservices.colorado.edu/students/exploreInternshipCredit.aspx.

Qualifications:

Intern needs to show compassion and be open to learning about poverty and homelessness and their effect on our community. Intern also needs to be responsible and dependable. Must pass a criminal background check

Application Instructions:

Send resume to shalon@efaa.org – you will also need to fill out a volunteer application on our website www.efaa.org.

 

25568 / Lafayette Casework Assistant Intern

Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA)

This positions will work with a designated caseworker with a primary focus on assisting with casework paperwork and direct client contact.
Duties can include, but are not limited to:

•Assist client with funding applications
•Follow up with clients to ensure all paperwork is in order
•In shelter locations, lead activities or informational sessions with shelter clients
•Assist shelter caseworker with data entry and statistics
•Meet with and interview clients for basic services
•Screen client needs over the phone and in person
•Make resource referrals for clients when appropriate

This particular internship will work with our Lafayette shelter caseworker.

All interns are required to attend a volunteer orientation before beginning their position. Interns will be trained and supervised by a Shelter Caseworker and evaluated at the end of their term and on an as needed basis.

Qualifications:

•Attention to detail and accuracy is essential.
•Must be a fast learner with copier and fax use
•Ability to navigate web based software and input data
•Understanding and sensitivity with vulnerable populations, good listening, a nonjudgmental attitude and the capacity to display respect, patience, concern and compassion are necessary.
•Willingness to use a “strengths based” approach is necessary.
•Must enjoy working with a variety of people and demonstrate a commitment to helping others.
•Can flourish in a fast-paced, crisis oriented environment.
•Spanish language skills are an asset.

Application Instructions:

Send resume to shalon@efaa.org – you will also need to fill out a volunteer application on our website www.efaa.org

Note from Career Services:
The student selected for this opportunity must fill out an Internship Learning Plan (ILP)
with Career Services to be covered by Worker’s Compensation Insurance. To access
the ILP, go to: http://careerservices.colorado.edu/employers/internLearningPlan.aspx
If the employer requires credit for this internship, go to the Career Services website to see how you can earn credit:
http://careerservices.colorado.edu/students/exploreInternshipCredit.aspx.

 

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