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Circle of Hope
592 North Main Street
Posted: March 16 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionCircle of Hope is a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 multi-faceted domestic violence agency whose mission is to support, empower and bring hope to those affected by domestic violence through advocacy, awareness, education and community partnerships.
Our goals are to provide 24-hour support and crisis intervention services for victims and their dependent children while assisting with developing and implementing plans for their safety and independence; to provide community education, training and publicity about the issues and effects of domestic violence; and to adhere to professional policies and practices in order to maintain administrative excellence and sound financial management. A volunteer Board of Directors governs Circle of Hope.
ResponsibilitiesInterns will be exposed to all the programs offered by Circle of Hope. Below is a general description of what activities interns will learn in each program. Providing services unsupervised will depend on the total number of internship hours required.
24 Hour Hotline: safety planning, crisis intervention, building rapport, knowledge of crisis call policies and procedures, scheduling appointments, questions to ask, knowledge of community referrals, data entry into statistical program
Children's Program: planning and facilitating family activities, learning dynamics of child abuse, assisting with children's support groups, child advocacy, tutoring, child care, data entry into statistical program
Legal Advocacy Program: attending protective order hearings with victims, exposure to intake system, understanding of Temporary Protective and Stalking Orders, understanding of Victim's Compensation Program and assisting victim file claims, knowledge of community referrals, data entry into statistical program
Emergency Shelter Program: exposure to intake system and case management, knowledge of shelter policies and procedures, advocacy, knowledge of community referrals, participation in life skills classes, client file organization and documentation, client transportation, data entry into statistical program
School Prevention Program: creating and leading violence prevention lessons to youth, communicating with counselors and teachers to schedule presentations, knowledge of classroom organization and behavior management when working with youth in schools
Supportive Housing Program: exposure to intake system and case management, knowledge of housing program policies and procedures, advocacy, visiting families in their homes, knowledge of community referrals, participation in life skills classes, client file organization and documentation, client transportation, data entry into statistical program
Community Awareness Program: update social media accounts, represent agency at community events and festivals, promote and assist with fundraising and awareness initiatives, participate in judicial task force against domestic violence, distribute agency information, assist with development of quarterly newsletters
Requirements-Enrollment in an academic program with good standing.
-Social Skills – flexible, emotionally and socially mature, able to function in a team.
-Participation in all supervision sessions and meetings as required.
-Is comfortable with basic computer skills, social media, and MS Office products.
-Has transportation to all of our facilities which are located in Habersham, Stephens and White counties.