Case Management / Mentoring Internship

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Synergy Support Services
14735 Main Street
Upper Marlboro, MD
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 10 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

The Synergy Support Services Mentoring Program is a joint initiative by the Prince George’s County Truancy Reduction Court & Juvenile Drug Court and Synergy Support Services. The program connects at-risk youth with individuals who have signed on to provide educational, social and personal support and advice. The program is seeking qualified undergraduate and graduate students for the case management / mentoring internship. The preferred areas of study include child & adolescent studies, criminal justice, education, psychology, sociology and social work.

Responsibilities

This program is designed to encourage collaboration and ignite youth’s interest in education, culture, life skills development and community by exposing them to new and useful academic practices and cultivating supportive relationships.

The purpose of the case management / mentoring internship is to provide an opportunity to seek, identify and further develop an appropriate level of professionalism while learning to help children and families dealing with issues such as truancy, teen pregnancy and substance abuse.

This is an unpaid internship with the expectation of working a flexible schedule of 4 – 8 hours per week. Responsibilities include:
• Providing one-on-one mentoring and/or tutoring to youth at least one day per week
• Providing a summary of client's progress for the court monthly
• Attending a weekly meeting with Program Director
• Attending court hearings periodically
• Advising and refering youth and family to appropriate resources, as the need arises
• Assisting Program Director as needed

Requirements

The program is seeking qualified undergraduate and graduate students for the case management / mentoring internship. The preferred areas of study include child & adolescent studies, criminal justice, education, psychology, sociology and social work.

Interns are expected to invest time and share knowledge and experience with a youth who will learn and benefit from that exchange. Candidates should exhibit the following:
• Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of individuals and organizations
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to maintain records, reports, and conduct correspondence related to the work
• Knowledge of the scope and activities of local and private health and welfare agencies and community organizations
• Requires direct contact with circuit court, participants and families
• Requires travel throughout Prince George’s County Maryland

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