Human Services and Social Work Internship

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Family Tree
Housing and Family Services, 3805 Marshall Street
Wheat Ridge, CO
Posted: August 05 2015
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: 4 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

The mission of Family Tree is to help people overcome child abuse, domestic violence and homelessness to become safe, strong and self-reliant.

This internship will focus on housing and issues related to homelessness.
- Becoming part of a team in an employment situation.
- Work experience to enhance the strength of your resume.
- Becoming part of the Family Tree team, providing solutions for families in crisis to become safe, strong and self-reliant.
- Hands on experience working in the human service field.
- Enhancement of the skills of interviewing, crisis management, case management and knowledge base of resources in the Denver metro area.
- Opportunity to participate and be active with a dynamic team of social service providers.
- Work experience to enhance the strength of your resume.
- On-going support, supervision and recognition.
- Opportunity to be considered for employment with Family Tree.

Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:
- Screen calls to the hotline to determine the need of the caller and then make appropriate referrals.
- Research and update resources, for example, compile a list of agencies that would donate school supplies.
- Attend weekly team meetings, becoming a contributing member of the Housing and Family Services (HFS) team involved in making decisions that impact homeless people.
- Assist case managers with client's day to day needs, which may include accompanying case managers on home visits.
- Participate in training's and tours of agencies as they are offered, for example training on domestic violence, co-occurring disorders such as mental illness and substance abuse and/or visiting other shelters and programs.
- Perform various office duties and attend to donations.

Initial Impact:
- Family Tree HFS will have the necessary support to ensure effective crisis intervention.

Sustained Outcome:
- Human Services/Social Work Interns will demonstrate the value of effective volunteer engagement and attract additional volunteers that can help build Family Tree’s capacity.
- This role will help HFS staff to fulfill strategic priorities.

Training & Support:
- We ask each volunteer to attend the following trainings led by Family Tree experts:
Volunteer Orientation, Domestic Violence Symposium and Homelessness 101.
- Human Services/Social Work interns will have additional training from staff.

Commitment:
Human Services/Social Work Interns are expected to be available for 6 months to 1 year. The weekly commitment would include a minimum of 8 hours during weekday business hours (M-F, 9am-4:30pm).

Requirements

- Completion of volunteer orientation and approved background check.
- Commitment to the mission, values and philosophy of Family Tree.
- Able to work in chaotic environment - patient a must.
- Willingness to learn and desire to assist people who are in crisis is essential.

How To Apply

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