Advocacy Services Coordinator
Course work or previous experience in Human Services, Social Work, Sociology, or related fields preferred.
TYPE OF POSITION
Unpaid Internship; We are unable to offer MSW supervision
10 hours per week/6 months
The Advocacy Intern will have the opportunity to interact with Guests staying at People Serving People in a number of ways including, but not limited to; monitoring the Technology Resource Center, facilitating a Guest group session, distributing Guests supplies, and learning about and connecting Guests to resources in the building and community.
Valuable experience in field for future employment opportunities and resume
Academic credit may be arranged through individual college/advisor
Assist Guests as needed while in the Technology Resource Center:
Offer technical support to Guests:
Providing support to Guests in housing and job searches
Connecting Guests to resources in the community and onsite
Learn from Advocacy team:
Shadow team member/Guest interactions
Debrief with supervisor and Advocate team after interactions with Guests
Learn about community resources and make referrals
Understand the homeless response system for families in Hennepin County
Facilitate support and educational groups for Guests
Assist with special events (vision screenings, family photos, etc.)
Create and update resource handouts
Organize and keep inventory for clothing closet and other material items
Make orientation packets
Learn how to document and case note properly
Basic computer skills and experience with Microsoft and Apple applications
Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task
Proficient using Apple Mac Minis
Pass a background check prior to start date
While performing the duties of this job, the intern is regularly required to talk or hear. The intern is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The intern is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and taste or smell. The early childhood development intern must lift and/or move 70 lbs.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
People Serving People is an EEO employer fully committed to attracting, retaining, and promoting the most qualified individual without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We are dedicated to providing and maintaining an inclusive work environment free from discrimination and harassment, where employees are treated with respect and dignity.
HOW TO APPLY
Please mail or email cover letter and resume to:
614 3rd Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55415