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Back-Up Youth & Family Advocate

Date Posted

May 11, 2021

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

Part Time/Non-exempt

Contact Person

Human Resources – hr@pathfindersmke.org

 

Job Purpose & Reporting Structure

Under the direction of the Senior Youth and Family Advocate, oversee the activities for a 24-hour runaway and homeless youth shelter. 

 

Essential Duties

  1. Initiate and complete youth intake interview processes, which includes initial meetings, service explanations, assessments, and the development of shelter contracts. Assist therapists with client intervention plans, advocacy, and referrals.
  2. Provide support, care, supervision, and guidance for youth, which includes meeting physical, emotional, and crisis needs.  Reinforce positive behavior and administer consequences as needed. Demonstrate positive role modeling for youth.  Oversee the day-to-day activities of resident youth in the shelter. Ensure that meals are properly prepared and in compliance with established nutritional standards. Assist with the purchase of groceries and program supplies as authorized.
  3. Accurately complete and maintain client files and program documentation. Exchange client and program information with fellow YFAs during established shift changes.
  4. Tour the facility and grounds daily to ensure a safe environment and compliance with licensing regulations.  Maintain status about current equipment and furnishings in the house and report problems to the Program Manager.
  5. Provide daily prevention education group activities for residents. Provide resident youth with basic independent living skills on an individual or group basis.
  6. Provide telephone crisis counseling, information, and referral to meet the needs of youth, adults, and other community agencies.
  7. Attend monthly meeting to pick shifts and get briefed on any changes, updates and other important information

Supervisory Responsibilities

Provide ongoing training, supervision, and guidance to program volunteers and field placement student interns. Complete verbal and written evaluations and feedback, and communicate this feedback to the volunteer or student’s assigned supervisor.

 

Qualifications Requirements

  • Varied schedule based on coverage needs of a 24/7 program. Looking for a candidate to have some varied availability during the week from 7am-5pm and/or 4p-12pm and/or 11pm-8am. Back-Up staff share shift coverage responsibilities of Friday and Saturday overnights so candidate must have this availability at least a few weekends a month. 
  • Requires education generally equivalent to a high school diploma. A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university with emphasis in social work or related field is preferred. At least one semester as a volunteer or student advocate assistant experience and demonstrated competence in supervising youth preferred.  Individuals not possessing a four-year degree in the human services field must successfully complete internal job training. Previous experience in working with youth in a residential setting preferred.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and business correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of residents or employees of the organization.  
  • First aid certification is required but can be obtained after hire.
  • Ability to work independently within the parameters of the program and to be able to work in an environment where there is frequent exposure to stressful/crisis situations. Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality. Ability to working with non-judgmental attitude in a population comprised of diversity in gender, socio-economic and ethnic group, sexual orientation, and physical or mental abilities. 

Additional Information

Starting pay $14.60/hour. 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.  Please specify which position you are applying for. 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 and non-binary individuals, individuals with disabilities, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Volunteer & Community Engagement Manager

Date Posted

May 13, 2021

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

Full Time/Exempt

Contact Person

Human Resources – hr@pathfindersmke.org

 

Job Purpose & Reporting Structure

Under the direction of the Senior Vice President of Development & Communications, the Volunteer & Community Engagement Manager will manage and implement strategies that mobilize people to give, advocate for, and volunteer/serve as interns at Pathfinders. The Volunteer & Community Engagement Manager works collaboratively with all programs to assist with the recruitment of their volunteer/intern staffing positions. As a member of the Development & Communications team, this person contributes to the overall department’s goals of deepening donor engagement.

 

Essential Duties

  1. Recruit, select, train, retain, monitor and recognize volunteers and interns (unpaid staff) placed throughout Pathfinders’ broad array of services.

Recruit & Select

Lead community outreach efforts  to recruit a diverse pool of volunteers and interns

Respond to all volunteer inquiries

Maintain and expand public listings regarding volunteer opportunities, including but not limited to United Way

Screen, interview and select volunteer and intern candidates

Train

Update curriculum and related materials for all volunteer trainings, in partnership with HR; seek input from program partners

Assist with the implementation of continuing education for volunteers/interns in conjunction with program staff, as needed

Retain/Recognize

Provide follow up and support for all volunteers/volunteer supervisors

Create, manage and organize volunteer appreciation activities in conjunction with the Development & Communications team

Monitor

Maintain tracking of volunteers and volunteer opportunities in Donor Perfect database; run agency reports, as needed

Manage single-day corporate/group volunteers

2. Create and manage meaningful engagement opportunities for the community to support Pathfinders.

Research, secure and steward individual, corporate, faith-based donors and other organizations for the solicitation of in-kind goods, serving Drop-In Center meals, providing year-end holiday gifts and other items.

Develop and manage the delivery/pick-up schedule of in-kind donations with donors.

Exercise discretion regarding acceptance and/or disposal of donated goods and maintain donor relationships.

Provide donation information for Donor Perfect data entry and donor acknowledgement.

Work with program staff to ensure the proper processing of donations and needs.

Represent the organization at public events and public speaking opportunities.

Serve as the organization’s point of contact with the United Way campaign for speakers’ bureau, holiday giving, corporate volunteer activities and corporate donation drives.

      

 3. Work cooperatively and effectively with all departments/programs to coordinate volunteer needs and maximize volunteer resources and assistance.

4. Maintain volunteer records and complete necessary reports of activities, inputs, outputs and outcomes. Maintain intern timesheets and data entry of hours worked. Official intern files will be managed by HR.

5. Participate in all program and agency meetings, trainings and development opportunities as necessary.                 

Supervisory Responsibilities

The Volunteer & Community Engagement Manager, in conjunction with other Pathfinders staff, will manage the supervision of the unpaid staff of approximately 200 volunteers and carry out volunteer supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies, procedures and all applicable laws. Pathfinders’ model of volunteer and intern placement within programs requires that individual program staff provide day-to-day supervision of unpaid staff, with support from the Volunteer & Community Engagement Manager.

 

Requirements

  • Requires education generally equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in communications, political science, or human services field. Experience with recruitment and management of paid or unpaid staff is required.
  • Experience interacting with diverse population of adolescents and young adults within a nonprofit setting is required.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Must be willing to work occasional evening and weekend hours.
  • Must be organized, reliable, and demonstrate the ability to maintain privileged client information and work effectively within nontraditional youth settings with a diverse population of adolescents and young adults, including LGBTQ youth.
  • Must have advanced experience and working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, and other programs.

Additional Information

Starting salary of $40,000-$42,000.  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.  Please specify which position you are applying for. 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 and non-binary individuals, individuals with disabilities, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

New Paths Advocate

Date Posted

May 18, 2021

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

Full Time

Contact Person

Human Resources – hr@pathfindersmke.org

 

Job Purpose & Reporting Structure

Under the supervision of the New Paths Program Manager, provide support to youth survivors of sexual violence and trafficking through advocacy and accompaniment (forensic exam, interviews with Milwaukee Police Department, District Attorney’s office, etc.) and offer support to them through the long term effects of trauma.  Responsible for helping clients explore their options, know their rights, access needed community resources, and develop safety plans.

 

Essential Duties

  • Meet in-person or by telephone with youth who have experienced violence and provide advocacy/accompaniment services.
  • Provide accompaniment, crisis intervention, and advocacy services, including service coordination as necessary.
  • Support youth to access available community resources and support connection to the community organization or to the appropriate Pathfinders 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.
  • Work two on-call shifts per month from 4 pm to 12 am to provide in-person advocacy to commercially sexually exploited youth at local hospitals, police stations, or shelters.
  • Facilitate regular outreach and support groups and provide weekly street outreach with the Street Beat team.
  • Compile records and prepare reports, including case files and correspondence with youth and other providers involved.  Develop, maintain, and submit necessary reports for program evaluation and statistical compilation.
  • Develop strong collaborative relationships within Pathfinders and the outside community.  Develop knowledge about community services, agencies, and other individuals to support the client.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

                            

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None required.

 

Qualifications Requirements

  • Education generally equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or human services, and/or life experiences and two years’ experience working with youth. Must possess working knowledge regarding the issues surrounding, and impact of, sexual violence, domestic violence, and sex trafficking on survivors.
  • 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 dictates.
  • 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, proof of auto insurance, and a reliable vehicle.

Additional Information

Starting salary range $33,700- $35,100. 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.  Please specify which position you are applying for. 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 and non-binary individuals, individuals with disabilities, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Hand-In-Hand Therapist

Date Posted

June 4, 2021

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

Full Time / Exempt

Contact Person

Human Resources – hr@pathfindersmke.org

 

Job Purpose & Reporting Structure

Under the supervision of the Program Manager, provide individual, group, and family counseling to child and adolescent sexual abuse survivors.

 

Essential Duties

  1. Interview and assess clients between the ages of 6 – 18 years of age who have experienced sexual abuse victimization. Also address related problems such as personal and family adjustments, housing, school, and physical and mental impairments, using assessment tools to determine nature and degree of problem.  Secure information, such as medical, psychological, and social factors contributing to client’s situation and evaluate these and the client’s capacities.
  2. Counsel clients individually in office, in family, possible at home site, and in therapeutic groups regarding sexual abuse and surrounding issues. Develop treatment plans for meeting client’s needs and help client to modify attitudes and patterns of behavior. Review treatment plan and revise as needed to determine quantity and quality of service provided to client.
  3. Provide case management, crisis intervention, and advocacy services, including service coordination as necessary.  Refer clients to community resources and other organizations, as appropriate.
  4. Participate in weekly supervision and regular group clinical consultation.
  5. Compile records and prepare reports, including case files and correspondence with client and other mental health and social service providers involved. Develop, maintain, and submit necessary reports for program evaluation and statistical compilation. Records must be complaint with program policies and HIPAA regulations.
  6. Participate in resource fairs, outreach speaking engagements, and development opportunities. Attend program and agency staff meetings as required.
  7. Other duties may be assigned.

                            

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None required.

 

Qualifications Requirements

  • Requires a Master’s degree in social work, educational psychology, or psychology.
  • Prefer State of Wisconsin licensure as a clinical social worker, professional counselor, or marriage and family therapist.
  • Requires two years’ experience working with families or youth.
  • Must possess working knowledge of the issues of sexual assault and the impact of trauma on victims and their families.
  • Must possess working knowledge of family dynamics and have the ability to conduct family counseling sessions.
  • Must be available for after school and evening appointments.
  • 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

Salary range of $42,000 – $45,000.  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.  Please specify which position you are applying for. 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 and non-binary individuals, individuals with disabilities, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

AmeriCorps Program Assistant - Street Beat

Date Posted

June 5, 2021

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

33 hours/week average for at least 1 year

Contact Person

Darrell Lofton, Director of Runaway and Homeless Youth Services  – dlofton@pathfindersmke.org

 

Position Summary

Funded through a grant from the Federal AmeriCorps Worker 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, 2021 through August 31, 2022) and in return receive a living allowance of $13,992 per year of service ($583 gross per bi weekly pay check), plus an educational award of $6095 upon successful term completion that can be used for either new advanced education tuition that accept federally subsidized loan or for re-payment of existing federally subsidized loans student loans. Health insurance is available at no cost for AmeriCorps members, and child care benefits assistance is provided to qualifying AmeriCorps workers.  Extensive pre-service and in-service training opportunities are required and are provided free of charge to participating AmeriCorps workers throughout Wisconsin.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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. A High School degree or its equivalent is preferred.
  • 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, 2021 through August 31, 2022. 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 and non-binary individuals, individuals with disabilities, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

AmeriCorps Assistant Case Manager

Date Posted

May 20, 2021

Closing Date

July 5, 2021

Status

33 hours/week average for at least 1 year

Contact Person

Darrell Lofton, Director of Runaway and Homeless Youth Services  – dlofton@pathfindersmke.org

 

Position Summary

Funded through a grant from the Federal AmeriCorps Worker 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, 2021 through August 31, 2022) and in return receive a living allowance of $14279 per year of service ($594 gross per bi weekly pay check), plus an educational award of $6195 upon successful term completion that can be used for either new advanced education tuition or for re-payment of existing student loans.  Health insurance is available at no cost for AmeriCorps members, and child care benefits assistance is provided to qualifying AmeriCorps workers. Extensive pre-service and in-service training opportunities are required and are provided free of charge to participating AmeriCorps workers throughout Wisconsin.

 

Duties and Responsibilities (Assistant Case Manager I)

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.

Duties and Responsibilities (Assistant Case Manager II)

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.

Duties and Responsibilities (Assistant Case Manager III)

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. A High School degree or its equivalent is preferred.
  • 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, 2021 through August 31, 2022. 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 and non-binary individuals, individuals with disabilities, 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.

We are currently full for graduate placements in our Drop-In Center but will likely accept applications for Fall 2021.

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 (Clinical and Non-Clinical)

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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