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AmeriCorps Peer Advocate - New Paths

Date Posted

June 29, 2020

Closing Date

August 31, 2020

Status

33 hours/week average for at least 1 year

Contact Person

Janelly Medina – jmedina@pathfindersmke.org

Position Summary

Funded through a grant from the Federal AmeriCorps Member Program administered by the State of Wisconsin, AmeriCorps Members commit to a year of community service averaging 33 hours per week (minimum of 1,700 hours annually during the grant period of September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021) and in return receive a living allowance of $594 semi-monthly ($14,279 total), plus an educational award of $6,195 upon successful term completion that can be used to pay off federally subsidized loans or to pay tuition at schools that accept federally subsidized loans. Health insurance is available at no cost for AmeriCorps Members, and child care benefits assistance is provided to members who meet the required qualifications. Extensive pre-service and in-service training opportunities are required and are provided free of charge to participating AmeriCorps Member throughout Wisconsin.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work cooperatively and effectively with Pathfinders New Paths Program. Provide individual and small group assistance to youth ages 11-25 who have experienced sexual violence or exploitation.
  • Meet in-person or by telephone with youth who have experienced violence and provide advocacy services.
  • Listen, validate, and assess youth who have experienced violence and help them develop personal safety plans.
  • Educate youth on their rights and accompany clients to family court or legal proceedings as requested.
  • Facilitate regular support groups and connect youth to community resources.
  • Compile records and prepare reports, including case files and correspondence with youth and other providers involved.
  • Participate in program and agency meetings, trainings, and development opportunities, as necessary.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old.
  • Applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent or will work to obtain a HS diploma, GED, OR HSED during my term of service AND obtain a HS diploma, GED or HSED prior to using their Education Award AND have not dropped out of elementary or secondary school in order to enroll as an AmeriCorps member.
  • Applicants with lived experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • At least two years related experience working with youth and families is preferred. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Organized, reliable, and able to maintain privileged client information.
  • Ability to work effectively within a nontraditional setting with a diverse population.
  • Must commit to the position for the full year from September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020.  A second full-year term may be available upon successful completion of first-year AmeriCorps member service. 
  • Expected to attend weekly staff meeting on Friday 11 am – 1 pm.

Additional Information Response

Send a letter of interest and, if possible a current resume, via mail or email to the address noted above. Applications can be downloaded and agency information obtained at www.pathfindersmke.org.

An Equal Opportunity Organization

Pathfinders is committed to a diversified workforce. Persons of color, women, the disabled, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

AmeriCorps Assistant Case Manager

Date Posted

June 23, 2020

Closing Date

August 31, 2020

Status

33 hours/week average for at least 1 year

Contact Person

DeShanda Williams – dwilliams@pathfindersmke.org

Position Summary

Funded through a grant from the Federal AmeriCorps Member Program administered by the State of Wisconsin, AmeriCorps Members commit to a year of community service averaging 33 hours per week (minimum of 1,700 hours annually during the grant period of September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021) and in return receive a living allowance of $594 semi-monthly ($14,279 total), plus an educational award of $6,195 upon successful term completion that can be used to pay off federally subsidized loans or to pay tuition at schools that accept federally subsidized loans. Health insurance is available at no cost for AmeriCorps Members, and child care benefits assistance is provided to members who meet the required qualifications. Extensive pre-service and in-service training opportunities are required and are provided free of charge to participating AmeriCorps Member throughout Wisconsin.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Assistant Case Manager I)

Pathfinders Direct Service Programs Pathfinders Direct Service Programs

  •  Work cooperatively and effectively with Pathfinders Drop-In Center case managers. Provide individual and small group assistance to youth ages 11-25 seeking resources and immediate/basic services from the Pathfinders Drop-In Center. Facilitate youth seeking assistance with educational and job skills and resources, independent living and prevention skills and resources through small group and one-on- one activities.
  • Facilitate and support with Youth Shelter Aftercare program at the Drop-In Center, weekly on Sundays 2-5pm.
  • Input data of services received daily by youth participants.
  • Participate in program and agency meetings, trainings, and development opportunities, as necessary.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Participate in being trained in the Street Beat program, and will be at times be required to do some hours within that program.  Below is a list of AmeriCorps Street Beat Member expectations:
    • Street Beat Street Outreach Program:
      • Initiate and maintain street-based connections with targeted at-risk homeless and street youth.
      • Conduct youth assessments in order to provide survival aid and sexual abuse and exploitation prevention services; including food and clothing, risk reduction supplies and education, housing and employment assistance, and resource and referral information.
      • Complete monthly project reports and youth service statistics, outcomes reports, and youth risk assessment evaluations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Assistant Case Manager II)

Pathfinders Direct Service Programs Pathfinders Direct Service Programs

  • Work cooperatively and effectively with Pathfinders Drop-In Center case managers. Provide individual and small group assistance to youth ages 11-25 seeking resources and basic/immediate services from the Pathfinders Drop-in Center. Facilitate youth seeking assistance with educational and job skills and resources, independent living and prevention skills and resources through small group and one-on- one activities.
  • Facilitate MPS families accessing Urban Threads, being trained in donation sorting to prepare Urban Threads for families.
  • Input data of services received daily by youth participants and Urban Thread families.
  • Provide assistance to housing screening staff on-site and at monthly continuum of care meetings.
  • Assist donation team on Saturday’s and during the week with storing and organizing clothing and hygiene donations for youth participants and referred Urban Threads families.
  • Participate in program and agency meetings, trainings, and development opportunities, as necessary.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Assistant Case Manager III)

Pathfinders Direct Service Programs Pathfinders Direct Service Programs

  • Work cooperatively and effectively with Pathfinders Drop-In Center case managers. Provide individual and small group assistance to youth ages 11-25 seeking resources and immediate/basic services from the Pathfinders Drop-In Center. Facilitate youth seeking assistance with educational and job skills and resources, independent living and prevention skills and resources through small group and one-on- one activities.
  • Facilitate housing screening assessments and internal referrals to direct service programs.
  • Input data of services received daily by youth participants.
  • Participate in program and agency meetings, trainings, and development opportunities, as necessary.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Participate in being trained in the Street Beat program, and will be at times be required to do some hours within that program.  Below is a list of AmeriCorps Street Beat Member expectations:
    • Street Beat Street Outreach Program:
      • Initiate and maintain street-based connections with targeted at-risk homeless and street youth.
      • Conduct youth assessments in order to provide survival aid and sexual abuse and exploitation prevention services; including food and clothing, risk reduction supplies and education, housing and employment assistance, and resource and referral information.
      • Complete monthly project reports and youth service statistics, outcomes reports, and youth risk assessment evaluations.

Requirements

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old. 
  • Applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent or will work to obtain a HS diploma, GED, OR HSED during my term of service AND obtain a HS diploma, GED or HSED prior to using their Education Award AND have not dropped out of elementary or secondary school in order to enroll as an AmeriCorps member.
  • At least two years related experience working with youth and families is preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Organized, reliable, and able to maintain privileged client information.
  • Ability to work effectively within a nontraditional setting with a diverse population.
  • Must commit to the position for the full year from September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020.  A second full-year term may be available upon successful completion of first-year AmeriCorps worker service.
  • Expected to attend weekly staff meeting on Wednesday 12pm-1pm.
  • Some weekend hours are required.

Response

Send a letter of interest and, if possible a current resume, via mail or email to the address noted above.  Applications can be downloaded and agency information obtained at www.pathfindersmke.org.

An Equal Opportunity Organization

Pathfinders is committed to a diversified workforce. Persons of color, women, the disabled, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

AmeriCorps Youth Street Beat Program Assistant

Date Posted

June 23, 2020

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

33 hours/week average for at least 1 year

Contact Person

Adrienne Strelcheck – astrelcheck@pathfindersmke.org

Position Summary

Funded through a grant from the Federal AmeriCorps Member Program administered by the State of Wisconsin, AmeriCorps Members commit to a year of community service averaging 33 hours per week (minimum of 1,700 hours annually during the grant period of September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021) and in return receive a living allowance of $594 semi-monthly ($14,279 total), plus an educational award of $6,195 upon successful term completion that can be used to pay off federally subsidized loans or to pay tuition at schools that accept federally subsidized loans. Health insurance is available at no cost for AmeriCorps Members, and child care benefits assistance is provided to members who meet the required qualifications. Extensive pre-service and in-service training opportunities are required and are provided free of charge to participating AmeriCorps Member throughout Wisconsin.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Street Beat – Street Outreach Program

  • Initiate and maintain street-based connections with targeted at-risk homeless and street youth.
  • Conduct youth assessments in order to provide survival aid and sexual abuse and exploitation prevention services; including food and clothing, risk reduction supplies and education, housing and employment assistance, and resource and referral information.
  • Complete monthly project reports and youth service statistics, outcomes reports, and youth risk assessment evaluations.
  • Participate in program and agency meetings, trainings, and development opportunities.
  • Cross training within the Drop-In Center program.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Requirements

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old. 
  • Applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent or will work to obtain a HS diploma, GED, OR HSED during my term of service AND obtain a HS diploma, GED or HSED prior to using their Education Award AND have not dropped out of elementary or secondary school in order to enroll as an AmeriCorps member.
  • At least two years related experience working with youth and families is preferred. Previous experience working within a youth residential setting is a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Organized, reliable, and able to maintain privileged client information.
  • Ability to work effectively within a nontraditional youth group home setting with a diverse population.
  • Must commit to the position for the full year from September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020. A second full-year term may be available upon successful completion of first-year AmeriCorps worker service.
  • Expected to attend weekly staff meeting on Wednesday 12pm-1pm.

Response

Send a letter of interest and, if possible a current resume, via mail or email to the address noted above.  Applications can be downloaded and agency information obtained at www.pathfindersmke.org.

An Equal Opportunity Organization

Pathfinders is committed to a diversified workforce. Persons of color, women, the disabled, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

OVC Housing Case Manager - Supported Housing

Date Posted

August 14, 2020

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

Full-Time

Contact Person

Human Resources – hr@pathfindersmke.org

Job Purpose and Reporting Structure

Under the direction of the Director of Supported Housing, the OVC Housing Case Manager provides assistance to young adults ages 18-25 who have experienced sex trafficking by providing individual housing assistance, basic needs resources, case management services, and access to specialized resources provided by various internal and external collaborative partners.

Essential Duties

  1. Assess housing barriers for survivors of sex trafficking who are experiencing homelessness to determine housing and service needs.
  1. Work cooperatively and effectively with Pathfinders’ Supported Housing team, New Paths team, Drop-In Center team and Street Beat youth street outreach specialists in order to coordinate services and maximize youth access to necessary resources and assistance.
  2. Provide intensive and ongoing case management services geared toward helping youth survivors of sex trafficking to exit the streets into safe and secure transitional housing. Identify survivor strengths and barriers to stability, and linking participants to resources and services.
    1. Assist survivors in development of a strength-based, solution-focused individualized goal and action plan that promotes stable housing and self-sufficiency; develop an effective, timely referral network with victim service agencies in order to ensure ongoing direction and support as needed.
    2. Provide pro-active follow-up home visits to ensure stability and further progress towards self-sufficiency including support, advocacy, reducing isolation, listening, problem solving, and identification of resources to assist with integration of participants in the community.
    3. Serve as an ongoing liaison between property managers and participants as well as between participants and neighbors.
  1. Increase survivors’ access to specialized resources available through the Pathfinders New Paths advocates, Drop-In Center staff, and victim services providers within the Greater Milwaukee area. Work effectively with the program’s collaborative partners to ensure successful service access.
  2. Participate in regular consultation with the Pathfinders’ New Paths sex trafficking program staff.
  3. Maintain client records and complete necessary reports of activities, inputs, outputs, and outcomes.
  4. Participate in all program and agency meetings, trainings, and development opportunities.
  5. Attend specialized sex trafficking trainings including Pathfinders workshops on supporting survivors, local advocacy trainings, and regional sex trafficking conferences.
  6. Other duties may be assigned.

 

Requirements

  • Education generally equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in the human services field is preferred. Requires working knowledge of issues related to sex trafficking and Housing First as a best practice housing model. 
  • Experience working with a diverse population of adolescents and young adults within a nonprofit setting is also required.
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to maintain privileged client information.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook computer programs is required. 
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule of morning, afternoon and evening hours as program operation dictated.
  • Must be able to work both independently and as part of a team within the parameters of the program, and to work in a changing environment where there is frequent exposure to stressful/crisis situations. 
  • Must have a valid WI driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and proof of auto insurance.

Additional Information

Starting salary range $33,700 – $37,630. Excellent benefits package includes health/dental, short- and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and generous paid time off plan. Opportunity to join a caring and committed team of professionals.

Response

Send letter of interest, current resume, and salary expectations via email to hr@pathfindersmke.org. Organizational information can be found at www.pathfindersmke.orgNo phone calls will be accepted.

An Equal Opportunity Organization

Pathfinders is committed to a diversified workforce. Persons of color, women, the disabled, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

AmeriCorps VISTA LGBT Community Engagement and Employment Outreach

Date Posted

September 5, 2020

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

30-40 hours/week

Organzation

Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Pathfinders

Contact Person

Kat Klawes – kat@wislgbtchamber.com

Job Purpose

This VISTA service member will work with the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Pathfinders. This VISTA will work 30 hours a week and the goal of the VISTA is to:

  • Increase the use of and enhance the effectiveness of career readiness programming and resources for LBGT citizens in Wisconsin.
  • Create and strengthen partnerships of businesses and organizations across the state.
  • Oversee and create career readiness programming and support at Pathfinders for youth in crisis.

Essential Duties

  1. Oversee and manage the Chamber’s Workforce Development program in partnership with Pathfinders; including creation of job seeking preparedness resources.
  2. In conjunction with Chamber and Pathfinders, assist with community building events such a “Chamber on Tap” and “Coffee Connections”.
  3. Assist with coordination of “LGBTQ+ & Allies Career Fairs”.
  4. Oversight of Chamber job board; including posting open positions. Additionally, reach out to employers to grow the reach and overall use of job board.
  5. Attend staff meetings of both Pathfinders and the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce.
  6. Developing promotional and marketing materials for Chamber events (including online marketing, email marketing and direct marketing).
  7. Conducting regular communications with Chamber members and other organizations to foster and create new partnerships.
  8. Creating surveys and analyze feedback from after events, programming, or development of new career resources.
  9. Create and support programming with Pathfinders with their work with youth facing issues like homelessness, sexual abuse, mental health issues, exploitation and trafficking.
  10. Raise awareness within the state about the importance of inclusivity in the workplace and expand promotional programming.

Job Relations

  1. Will work with Pathfinders to bring safety and educational programming to youth in crisis in the Milwaukee area.
  2. Will work with community centers and neighborhood programs to develop responsive career readiness programming for youth LGBTQ+ ages 11-25.
  3. Will work with the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce to promote LGBT owned businesses and foster inclusivity.
  4. Will be supervised jointly by the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Pathfinders. The VISTA will work 10-15 hours a week with Pathfinders and 10-15 hours a week with the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce for a total of 30-40 hours per week.

Requirements

  1. Organizational skills and attention to details.
  2. Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  3. Interpersonal and communication skills.
  4. Ability to manage others and delegate tasks.
  5. Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  6. Familiarity with LGBTQ+ issues.
  7. High School diploma.
  8. Familiarity with Microsoft Office, G Suite, and virtual meeting software.
  9. Access to reliable high-speed internet.
  10. Reliable transportation or ability to travel to Pathfinders up to three days a week.
  11. At least 30 higher education credits (trade school, community college credit, or college credit)
  12. Work will be both virtual and in-person. Candidate must reside in the Greater Milwaukee area.

Compensation

  1. A monthly living stipend of $1,212.00
  2. Healthcare: AmeriCorps VISTA health benefit plan
  3. Student loan deferment: AmeriCorps members are eligible to postpone the repayment of qualified student loans through loan forbearance.
  4. Childcare: AmeriCorps members can receive childcare benefits if they meet the eligibility requirements.
  5. Education award after completion of service year of $6,000.

Response

Send a cover letter and resume to Kat Klawes, Program Manager, at kat@wislgbtchamber.com Call Kat at 920-634-8981 for questions.

An Equal Opportunity Organization

Pathfinders is committed to a diversified workforce. Persons of color, women, the disabled, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Comprehensive Community Services Care Coordinator

Date Posted

September 15, 2020

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

Full-Time/Non-Exempt

Job Purpose and Reporting Structure

Under the supervision of the Director of Clinical Services, the Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) Care Coordinator/Service Facilitator provides assistance to youth ages 23 and under by facilitating services for youth with a mental health diagnosis or substance abuse diagnosis. The CCS Care Coordinator will design a wellness plan for consumers that is intended to help build the skills needed to improve health, promote wellness, attain personal goals and enhance overall quality of life.

Essential Duties

  1. Act as a care coordinator/ service facilitator by providing direct services and coordinating services with other providers.
  2. Complete initial assessments and treatment plans per the Wraparound Policy and Procedures.
  3. Create wellness plans with each consumer and have regular team meetings with each consumer, their providers, and their support systems.
  4. Ensure appropriate services and interventions are provided in accordance with the consumer’s plan.
  5. Provide training to youth in developing and improving their daily living skills.
  6. Generate and maintain accurate documentation as required by established standards by Pathfinders, Wraparound Milwaukee, and Medicaid.
    1. Maintain consumer records and complete all necessary reports of activities, inputs, outputs, and outcomes. Paperwork must be completed in a strength based manner.
    2. Assure accurate and timely documentation and billing in the Wraparound Synthesis database.
  7. Increase youths’ access to mainstream community resources available through the Drop-In Center and Pathfinders Youth Shelter. Work effectively with program’s collaborative partners to ensure successful service access.
  8. Provide training and consultation with other Pathfinders’ programs to assist them in initiating effective treatment parameters and treatment plans with CCS consumers.  Provide support as needed with collaborative partners.
  9. Facilitate referrals, transfers, and discharge arrangements with consumers and providers in a timely manner.
  10. Provide services to families and other natural support systems of CCS consumers to assist them in understanding and supporting the needs of CCS consumers.
  11. Provide emergency mental health services to consumers.
  12. Participate and represent Pathfinders in all meetings for the CCS program within Pathfinders and with Wraparound Milwaukee.
  13. Participate in all program and agency meetings, trainings, and development opportunities.
  14. Adhere to all relevant Pathfinders Milwaukee and Wraparound Milwaukee Policy and Procedures.
  15. Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Provide supervisory support to any appropriate programmatic unpaid staff of volunteers and/or AmeriCorps members, interns, and carry out responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies, procedures, and all applicable laws.

Requirements

  • Preferred Master’s degree with minimal requirement of a Bachelors’ degree  in Education, Psychology or other Human Services field. Also requires knowledge and belief in Comprehensive Community Services philosophy and strategies.
  • Preferred Master’s degree with minimal requirement of a Bachelors’ degree  in Education, Psychology or other Human Services field. Also requires knowledge and belief in Comprehensive Community Services philosophy and strategies.
  • Experience working with a diverse population of adolescents and young adults within a nonprofit setting is required.
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule of morning, afternoon, and evening hours.
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to maintain privileged client information.
  • Must have valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and proof of auto insurance.

Additional Information

Starting salary of $38,000 for Bachelor’s Degree and $40,000 for Master’s Degree. Excellent benefits package includes health/dental, short- and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and generous paid time off plan. Opportunity to join a caring and committed team of professionals.

Response

Send letter of interest and current resume via email to hr@pathfindersmke.org. Organizational information can be found at www.pathfindersmke.orgNo phone calls will be accepted.

An Equal Opportunity Organization

Pathfinders is committed to a diversified workforce. Persons of color, women, the disabled, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Send a copy of a current resume, cover letter and Pathfinders application to hr@pathfindersmke.org or mail to:

Pathfinders
4200 N. Holton St. Suite 400
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Internships

Student interns are a valuable part of our organization and a key to providing the highest level of service possible to the youth we serve. Throughout Milwaukee, many practicing professionals in Social Work, Psychology and other social service fields have expanded their knowledge and skills through opportunities at Pathfinders while working towards undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Application Process

Pathfinders’ approach to Trauma-Informed Care means that our priority is to ensure the safety and growth of the youth we serve; accordingly all interns must adhere to and complete the following process before beginning their work:

1. Complete Pathfinders online internship application

2. Complete an interview with the Volunteer & Community Engagement Manager

3. Complete all necessary personal paperwork

4. Return three completed reference forms

5. Pass background checks and Milwaukee County Caregiver approval

Applicants seeking Master’s level internships and applicants that have lived outside the state of Wisconsin within the last 3 years will need to schedule and complete a fingerprint background check that will be coordinated by Pathfinders.

6. Attend the intern orientation held at the beginning of each semester

Emergency Youth Shelter

Assistant Advocate

Assistant Advocates assist with the needs of its residents and maintain the high level of care provided to youth at our Shelter. Under staff supervision, Assistant Advocates have direct and constant one-on-one interaction with the residents and provide them with a positive role model. A six-month commitment to work one 4 ½-hour shift per week is required.

Responsibilities:

  • Answer phones, provide information and crisis counseling.
  • Complete intakes and resident orientations.
  • Participate in daily groups.
  • Assist staff with general house management.

Qualifications:

  • Be 20 years old or older.
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have experience or interest in working with teens and their families.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with paid staff and accept supervision.

Fill out an Internship Application

Graduate Shelter Intern

Graduate Interns assist with the needs of its residents and maintain the high level of care provided to youth at our Shelter. Under staff supervision Graduate Interns have direct and constant one-on-one interaction with the residents and provide a therapeutic plan to advance the life skills of residents.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate an initial assessment of youth’s mental health and basic needs to create a treatment plan.Facilitate an initial assessment of youth’s mental health and basic needs to create a treatment plan.
  • Provide individual and family therapy to residents as well as non-residents clients.
  • Answer crisis calls, assist with house supervision and the facilitation of group sessions.
  • Advocate for youth and help to develop youth life skills.

Qualifications:

  • Possess Bachelor’s Degree and be enrolled in appropriate Graduate program.
  • Be emotionally stable and have a non-judgmental attitude.
  • Have experience or interest in working with teens and their families.
  • Demonstrate a lifestyle and value system in accordance with the interests of the of the clientele served.

Fill out an Internship Application

Youth Drop-In Center

Program Assistant

Drop-In Center Program Assistants build relationships and provide positive role models for Drop-In Center youth members. They supervise and interact with the youth and assist staff with day-to-day Drop management.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise & interact informally with clients as a positive adult role model.
  • Monitor kitchen/locker room/showers/laundry room/computer lab access
  • Participate in client orientations.
  • Participate in groups/programs.
  • Assist staff with documentation, filing and supportive related duties.

Qualifications:

  • Be 20 years or older.
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED.
  • Have experience or interest in working with teens and young adults.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with paid staff and accept supervision.

Fill out an Internship Application

Drop-in Center Graduate Intern (Clinical and Non-Clinical)

Graduate Interns will assist in interviewing and assessing youth between the ages of 11-25 years of age who have a history, current, or at-risk of traumatic situations or are presenting in crisis.

Responsibilities:

  • Address needs surrounding personal and family adjustments, housing, school, and physical and mental impairments, using assessment tools and approach based on Pathfinders values and mission.
  • Provide youth access to individual and therapeutic groups regarding trauma.
  • Develop strength based treatment goals for meeting self-identified needs and help youth based on their motivation to modify attitudes and patterns of behavior.
  • Provide crisis intervention and advocacy services. Refer youth internally and externally to community resources and other organizations, as appropriate.
  • Support Youth Outreach Drop-In Center staff as needed with routine shift management. This will include new youth orientations and providing assistance with task to provide essential immediate and basic needs as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Must be pursuing studies in social work, human service or related field.
  • Individual must be 21 years or older.
  • Possess experience/interest working with teens and young adults.
  • Demonstrate emotional stability.
  • Possess an open-minded attitude and a willingness to work with a diverse population regarding race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation.
  • Must adhere to program policies/procedures (i.e. confidentiality and boundaries).

Fill out an Internship Application

For more information on internships at Pathfinders, please contact our Volunteer & Community Outreach Manager, Lauren Domski at ldomski@pathfindersmke.org.

Pathfinders is deeply committed to diversity in all that we do. We welcome applications from all individuals including those who mirror the diversity of our youth and the community we serve.

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