City Vision Internship: New Life Center Rescue Mission

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Description

City Vision Internships is a Christian one-year, multi-year or summer internship program based on the AmeriCorps model. Interns serve at one of over 40 positions across the USA and Canada. In the past 10 years, we have placed over 500 full-time interns and 68,000 volunteers in hundreds of Christian ministries.

Position Summary : To intentionally build into a few men and equip them to succeed in rescue mission work. The goal would be to give them a platform that in a limited amount of time, they would gain a broad understanding of the various aspects of mission work. As with any internship, there are educational and experiential expectations built in. This would also be an unapologetically Christian based internship.

Goals

This may be a paid or unpaid internship that will last one year and is an employment at will agreement.
The schedule will include day, evening and weekend hours with the appropriate days off.
Scheduling around coursework/classes is understood.
The intern will be required to take classes through City Vision.
The intern is also required to attend devotions at least three times a week and choose one bible study or chapel.
The intern will meet weekly with the Shelter Director to evaluate progress and help develop accountability, time management, relationship building and responsibility.
The intern is also required to set personal goals as related to the position and work to attain those goals.
Within six weeks the intern will have become involved with a church family of their choosing.
The intern must successfully complete internship in order to be considered for a full time staff position.

For Interns without a Bachelors Degree: One Year Work Study Internship
Provides a work study internship with free tuition in City Vision College for a full year paid by hosting ministry.
Online courses providing accredited degrees in Nonprofit Management, Addiction Studies, and Urban Missions.
Room and board provided by hosting ministry.
Any Pell grant or other federal financial aid paid as cash payment to student (up to $5,645).
Expectation is typically 30 hours of volunteer work with 15 hours of class work per week (45 hours total).

Responsibilities

Assist with the intake of new check-ins, entering information into software and explaining policies and procedures of the New Life Center.
Assist at the reception desk; answering phones, directing guests, data entry, and other customer service activities as needed.
Assist with organizing of nightly overflow areas as well as assist in the coordination of church overflow.
Assist in maintaining decorum in the dorm, notify the supervisor immediately if issues occur with residents.
Strip beds as instructed by on duty supervisor. Bag and tag all items and take to supervisor to be properly secured.
Learn different aspects of the supervisor position by shadowing and assisting the supervisor on duty.
Work in a spirit of cooperation and mutual assistance with staff, guests and volunteers;
Participate in staff meetings as requested by Administration;
Assist with other departmental mission work as required. This may include but not be limited to: working with the Advocate and assisting with case management, assisting with spiritual programming (chapel, devotions), other duties as assigned by Administration;
Maintains open and effective communication with peers and all mission staff;
Ensure proper implementation and use of New Life Center policies and operational procedures;
Qualifications Personal
Compassionate heart for those in need;
Willingness to serve others;
Must be in agreement with (not in opposition to) New Life Center?s statement of faith.
Skills
Must exhibit leadership, good judgment, sensitivity, and compassion;
Must be a person who works well with people, concerned about their needs and exhibits ability to motivate and to provide appropriate corrective measures when necessary;
Must have good oral and written communication skills;
Must be able to problem solve alone as well as with others;
Must have the ability to work as a team;
Possess a basic working knowledge of computers and desktop computing software (such as Microsoft Office);
Ability to multi-task efficiently.

Requirements

At least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
Must be a Christian
U.S. citizen, U.S. national or lawful permanent resident alien, or have a valid student or work visa
Able to make at least a one year commitment (may be extended by mutual agreement)
Able to financially live on just free housing and any outside income sources you have.
Able to relocate to a location of a ministry site (unless a site exists at your current location)

How To Apply

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