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Activities Specialist/ADL Intern: CUCS, The SchermerhornBookmark This
Center For Urban Community Services
160 Schermerhorn Street
DescriptionThe Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) is a pioneer in creating comprehensive, effective housing and service programs for homeless and low-income people, primarily single adults, particularly those suffering from serious mental illness, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and other disabling conditions. Since its inception at Columbia University in 1979, CUCS has also worked to improve public policy affecting the homeless and dispossessed. Thousands of formerly homeless people have found independence and rebuilt their lives with the help of CUCS' programs and services. The Center for Urban Community Services invites applications for 1 summer internship position at The Schermerhorn. The Schermerhorn, located in Boerum Hill Brooklyn, is a 216 unit supportive housing residence for low income tenants, many of whom have histories of mental illness, homelessness, substance abuse, trauma and /or HIV/AIDS. The summer intern will be an active participant on the core social services team at the Schermerhorn, with a focus on enriching the onsite activities program and providing assistance with activities of daily living, to tenants who struggle with basic tasks such as food preparation, transportation and general self care. The intern will receive a monthly unlimited metro card for the duration of their internship, to accommodate travel to and from work as well as in the surrounding community.
Activities/ADL Specialist Intern – 1 position
The ideal candidate will have an interest in and ability to create and facilitate a therapeutic or recreational activity for the tenants. Past activities have included cooking demonstrations, craft workshops and fitness workshops and the activity can align with a chosen skill or interest of the intern. Creativity encouraged! The intern will work with Actor’s Fund staff to execute such activities. Escorting tenants to off site activities will also be involved (ex. movies, bowling, music performances). The intern will also serve as a resource for the tenants on community happenings, having the opportunity to identify free events happening in the community and create a digest or calendar for the tenants to reference. The summer intern will also help coach tenants to learn basic skills of living, which may have been forgotten during someone’s time homeless. Tutorials on a variety of topics from laundry, basic meal prep, creating a budget and money management skills, creating a healthy food shopping lists and learning to navigating the local community and identify essential resources, will all be within the realm of responsibilities, as needed. The intern will work closely with the clinical team to assess and determine which tenants may benefit from those added supports, all with the goal of increasing their own autonomy and capabilities. Interns will have the opportunity to interact directly with a multidisciplinary team of social workers, psychiatrists, and nursing professionals to provide services to and learn about special need populations. Each intern will receive weekly task supervision to further their learning experience, and will also have the opportunity to attend other CUCS trainings and events.
•undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited college
•willingness to work 21 hours week, 3 days a week (days/times flexible)
•Start Date: 5/27/14 End Date: 8/8/14
•Ability to be a good team player
•Possess a desire to learn and a commitment to make a contribution to the organization
•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
•Excellent writing skills
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office software
•Interest in social services and/or social welfare.
•Qualified applicants must submit a resume as well as letter of interest to Devan Appleby @ Devan.firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualified applicants will be contacted for a phone screen. Please do not inquire directly with Ms. Appleby.