Case Management Intern

internship - part time, unpaid

International Rescue Committee
Wichita, KS
Closed
Posted 61 Days ago
International Rescue Committee
Wichita, KS
internship - part time, unpaid
Posted 61 Days ago
Closed

Description

International Rescue Committee Logo Case Management Intern Applied 01/06/19 Apply on Company Site Save 3.9 International Rescue Committee Wichita, KS Case Management Intern International Rescue Committee Applied 01/06/19 Apply on Company Site Save Applied 01/06/19 Apply on Company Site Save Job Company Rating Reviews Duration: 6 months Level: Unpaid internship BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. IRC teams provide health, infrastructure, learning and economic support to people in 40 countries worldwide. The IRC also provides support to thousands of refugees resettling in 24 U.S. cities each year through initial housing assistance; case management and referral services; job readiness and placement; community and cultural orientation; health and wellness programs; immigration services; and youth programs. Each year, IRC-Wichita resettles around 200 refugees from Burma, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Somalia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Many of the refugee clients that we serve arrive with limited knowledge of U.S. culture (language, work, financial structures, transportation, etc.) and must navigate these systems and resources with the assistance of the IRC. The need is great for this population to help them acculturate to the many different facets of U.S. life, law, and culture. The IRC offers refugees multiple resettlement programs, which include assistance with work readiness & job placement, financial literacy training, mental health & medical support, community garden access, and immigration services. All of our programs are designed to help refugees become self-sufficient and productive members of their new Wichita community. SCOPE OF WORK: The Reception and Placement (R&P) Program is a 90-day period of intensive case management services, where clients are assisted and referred to resources and providers, such as social security, food stamps, medical screening, school enrollment, childcare, ESL, etc. Refugees are supported by R&P funds that go toward necessary expenses like rent, utilities, and other personal-need costs. These monetary funds are designed to promote rapid self-sufficiency upon initial resettlement, to cover living expenses prior to employment. While the needs and goals can vary depending on the individual or familys case, all new refugees need to learn and access certain systems and resources to enhance their ability to become independent. For example, they need to learn public transportation, U.S. health systems, emergency protocols, and accessing benefits. The more education and information they receive and digest, the more successfully they will adjust and achieve. Other goals of the R&P program include increasing food security and empowering clients with the tools to gain confidence in their own abilities. We use a client-centered and strengths-based approaches to assist clients with meeting their goals. The R&P Intern will work closely with the R&P Caseworker and other direct service staff to support case management and provide referrals to community resources to address the needs of our clients. RESPONSIBILITIES Drive clients to various appointments and necessary places in town; assisting with check in and paperwork processesAssist with pre-arrival procedures, securing housing, and apartment set-up/move-inShow clients how to access shopping facilities and buy groceriesSupport client needs, communicate needs, concerns, etc. to CaseworkerBasic in-office duties: make copies; send faxes, print documents, type memos/case notes, etc. Navigate Social Security and Benefits application processes with clientsTeach basic technology skills, especially smart phone/app skills; google maps and bus transitHelp create new systems, PowerPoint, visual tools, etc. that help disseminate messages and improve quality of information given to clients. Fill out documents, paperwork, applicationsOpportunity to work with other case workers and learn different programsAll other duties and miscellaneous activities as assigned Requisition ID: req3170 Job Title: Case Management Intern Sector: Social Work Employment Category: Intern Employment Type: Part-Time Location: USA-Wichita, KS Job Description Duration: 6 months Level: Unpaid internship BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. IRC teams provide health, infrastructure, learning and economic support to people in 40 countries worldwide. The IRC also provides support to thousands of refugees resettling in 24 U.S. cities each year through initial housing assistance; case management and referral services; job readiness and placement; community and cultural orientation; health and wellness programs; immigration services; and youth programs.Each year, IRC-Wichita resettles around 200 refugees from Burma, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Somalia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Many of the refugee clients that we serve arrive with limited knowledge of U.S. culture (language, work, financial structures, transportation, etc.) and must navigate these systems and resources with the assistance of the IRC. The need is great for this population to help them acculturate to the many different facets of U.S. life, law, and culture. The IRC offers refugees multiple resettlement programs, which include assistance with work readiness & job placement, financial literacy training, mental health & medical support, community garden access, and immigration services. All of our programs are designed to help refugees become self-sufficient and productive members of their new Wichita community. SCOPE OF WORK: The Reception and Placement (R&P) Program is a 90-day period of intensive case management services, where clients are assisted and referred to resources and providers, such as social security, food stamps, medical screening, school enrollment, childcare, ESL, etc. Refugees are supported by R&P funds that go toward necessary expenses like rent, utilities, and other personal-need costs. These monetary funds are designed to promote rapid self-sufficiency upon initial resettlement, to cover living expenses prior to employment. While the needs and goals can vary depending on the individual or familys case, all new refugees need to learn and access certain systems and resources to enhance their ability to become independent. For example, they need to learn public transportation, U.S. health systems, emergency protocols, and accessing benefits. The more education and information they receive and digest, the more successfully they will adjust and achieve. Other goals of the R&P program include increasing food security and empowering clients with the tools to gain confidence in their own abilities. We use a client-centered and strengths-based approaches to assist clients with meeting their goals. The R&P Intern will work closely with the R&P Caseworker and other direct service staff to support case management and provide referrals to community resources to address the needs of our clients. RESPONSIBILITIES * Drive clients to various appointments and necessary places in town; assisting with check in and paperwork processes * Assist with pre-arrival procedures, securing housing, and apartment set-up/move-in * Show clients how to access shopping facilities and buy groceries * Support client needs, communicate needs, concerns, etc. to Caseworker * Basic in-office duties: make copies; send faxes, print documents, type memos/case notes, etc. * Navigate Social Security and Benefits application processes with clients * Teach basic technology skills, especially smart phone/app skills; google maps and bus transit * Help create new systems, PowerPoint, visual tools, etc. that help disseminate messages and improve quality of information given to clients. * Fill out documents, paperwork, applications * Opportunity to work with other case workers and learn different programs * All other duties and miscellaneous activities as assigned Qualifications * Bachelors degree preferred, or working towards a degree, but not required * Knowledge of public benefits and community resources (e.g. health, housing, employment, education, etc.) in and around Sedgwick County a plus * Experience working with refugees, asylees, high-risk populations, persons in crisis, and/or diverse populations * Flexibility to work in a fast-paced, culturally-diverse environment with the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate * Proficiency in one of the following languages is highly desirable but not required: Swahili, Kinyarwanda, or French. * Available for at least 10-20 hours during the weekdays (M-F) between 9am and 5pm for at least 4-6 months * The ideal candidate will be passionate about making a difference in the lives of individuals * Access to a safe working vehicle, and the willingness to drive clients to various appointments and places IRC leading the way from harm to home. IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact Talent Acquisitions at IRC.Recruitment@Rescue.org. As required by law, the IRC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualifications to qualified applicants and employees with a known disability. Overview Website www.rescue.org Headquarters New York, NY, United States Size 5001 to 10000 employees Founded Unknown Type Non-profit Organisation Industry Non-Profit Revenue 50 to 100 billion (INR) per year Competitors Unknown International Rescue Committee Photos International Rescue Committee photo of: PBC visit International Rescue Committee photo of: Thailand International Rescue Committee photo of: Myanmar International Rescue Committee photo of: Syria International Rescue Committee photo of: Refugee International Rescue Committee photo of: Syria International Rescue Committee photo of: Malualkon

Skills

case management, mental health, crisis, children, social work, microsoft powerpoint, teaching, sales, recruiting, microsoft access, youth empowerment, community, client centered, youth programs, job readiness

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