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Girls Hope of Pittsburgh
1005 Beaver Grade Road - Suite 103
DescriptionGirls Hope of Pittsburgh helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential
and become women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education
through college. The program is designed to prevent patterns of abuse, poverty and neglect from continuing in
the lives of these girls by focusing on formal education and emphasizing holistic learning through enrichment
programs, service projects and faith-based activities.
Regionally, Girls Hope is the only voluntary residential program which intervenes and cares for children in
distress before they are in crisis and serves them in a long-term fashion.
Scholars continue to maintain relationships with their parents or guardians.
One hundred percent of the scholars who stay in the Girls Hope program graduate from high school and are
accepted into a college or university.
Of those who continue with the program and their higher education studies, 80 percent graduate with a
Currently, there are ten Girls Hope College Graduates.
Girls Hope is governed by a locally based board of directors.
In addition, a core base of volunteers, civic organizations and community-minded groups assist with a
variety of support such as transportation, days of service and mentoring.
ResponsibilitiesMajor Areas of Responsibility
a. Participate in weekly administrative team meetings and build relationships with administrative staff
b. Attend and participate in meetings with families and referral sources
c. Learn and utilize agency database systems including Armor and Sharepoint
d. Maintain scholar records as they pertain to the DPW 3800 regulations
e. Participate in the Quality Performance Assessment Review
f. Become familiar with Title I funding
g. Read relevant literature regarding residential living, behavior management, education, cultural competence, ethics and mental health disorders
h. Participate in agency trainings as they are offered
i. Other duties as assigned
a) Attend weekly residential staff meetings and build relationships with residential staff
b) Attend and document individualized service plan meetings
c) Assist with referral assessments and social histories
d) Implement activities with scholars
e) Assist Scholars with the College Compass and College Map
f) Assist Scholars with college/scholarship applications
g) Conduct group activities with scholars
h) Assist residential staff with some day-to-day running of the home
i) Assist older scholars with summer job search
j) Assist scholars with organizational, life and study skills
k) Other duties as assigned
RequirementsApplicants must be at least 21 years of age and be working toward a Bachelors or Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university. A valid driver's license is also required.
The Program Intern will be required to submit to a criminal history background check including Act 33/34; FBI clearances. The following competencies are important for success:
• Self-starter, highly motivated and organized
• Strong attention to detail with ability to prioritize workload, manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
• Willingness to be part of a team
• Ability to maintain positive communications with scholars, employees, parents and community contacts
• Good written and verbal skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office
• Occasional evenings/weekends required