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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.

Outreach Trauma Informed Care Specialist - Drop-In Center

Date Posted

November 24, 2020

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

Full-Time

Contact Person

Human Resources – hr@pathfindersmke.org

Job Purpose and Reporting Structure

Under the supervision of the Director of RHY Services, provide Trauma Informed assessments; non-traditional individual, group, and family counseling; staff technical assistance and development throughout Pathfinders.

Essential Duties

  1. Interview and assess clients between the ages of 11-25 years of age who have experienced trauma.  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 family, possible at home site, and in therapeutic community support regarding trauma.  Develop treatment goals for meeting client’s needs and help client to modify attitudes and patterns of behavior.  Review treatment goals and revise as needed to determine quantity and quality of service provided to client.
  3. Provide team case management, crisis intervention, and advocacy services, including service coordination as necessary.  Refer clients to community resources and other organizations, as appropriate.
  4. Provide technical assistance and leadership on Trauma Informed Care including assessments, case consultation, and staff training.
  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 compliant with all program requirements as well as HIPAA.
  6. Participate in outreach speaking engagements and development opportunities. Attend program and agency staff meetings as required.
  7. Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervise social work/psychology/etc. graduate students as necessary.

Requirements

  • Preferred Master’s degree in social work, educational psychology, and two years’ experience working with families or youth.
  • Must possess working knowledge of family dynamics and have the ability to conduct family counseling sessions.
  • Experience with street outreach is preferred.
  • 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

$36,000 – $40,500 for Bachelor’s Degree/ +$1,000 for Master’s Degree/ +$1,000 for State Certified/Licensed/3,000 hours. 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.

Director of Comprehensive Community Services

Date Posted

November 30, 2020

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

Full-Time

Contact Person

Human Resources – hr@pathfindersmke.org

Job Purpose and Reporting Structure

Under the supervision of the President & CEO, develop, manage, supervise, and sustain the high quality and visibility of Pathfinders’ Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) program.  As a member of the Leadership Council, work to support and enhance the organizational and administrative functions of Pathfinders and provide overall direction, management, leadership, and coordination of its CCS program.

 

Essential Duties

  1. Recruit, hire, train, evaluate, and support the CCS program’s paid and unpaid staff members.  Evaluate staffing resources and person-hour availability to maximize program efficiencies. Maintain effective two-way communication between management, staff, and students/volunteers.
  2. Develop, direct, implement, and evaluate the CCS program.  Establish program guidelines, goals, policies, and outcome measurements. Provide ongoing monitoring of program activities to ensure effectiveness and regulatory compliance
  3. Prepare necessary accountability, compliance, and performance reports and disseminate information to appropriate personnel, which includes, but is not limited to, the President & CEO and the Board of Directors.
  4. Participate in and represent program in cooperative community program committees, networks, organization, work group, and associations to ensure quality, particularly in being the primary liaison with MKE Co. – BHD.
  5. Write proposals in collaboration with the Grants Manager to obtain government, public, and private funding for program designed to meet the needs of the community and clients.  Maintain grant funding source documentation, reporting, and related contract compliance information. Assist in fund development, as necessary.
  6. Responsible for budget preparation, compliance, monitoring, and reporting in collaboration with Finance Department.  Maintain accountability for meeting revenue and expense targets set in the CCS.  Ensure timely and proper billing and contract compliance standards.
  7. Serve as agency’s HIPAA officer and develop and maintain procedures in full compliance.
  8. Provide weekly individual, direct supervision and coaching with each Care Coordinator for a minimum of one hour. Provide ongoing coaching and support regarding Care Coordinator’s strengths, areas of need and potential strategies for improvement. Supervision discussions should be documented and a record maintained at the agency. During supervision, promote utilization of community resources and supports that are culturally relevant to the youth/family.
  9. Facilitate weekly Agency Care Coordinator team meetings to share information regarding Wraparound Milwaukee monthly reports, updates and areas in need of attention.
  10. Attend and actively participate in biweekly Supervisor meetings with the Wraparound Milwaukee Management Team. Provide agenda items to promote discussion of current coaching needs.
  11. Provide Care Coordinators with ongoing assistance for day-to-day issues, as well as crisis situations. Direct them to utilize the Child & Family Team for direction and assistance as much as possible.
  12. Review, assure accuracy and timely submission of all enrollee consent forms, change of placement notices, Service Authorization Request (SAR), court letters, progress notes, evaluation tools, POC’s, Crisis Plans, provider referrals, and all other documents requiring Supervisor’s signature/approval. Assure that accurate family demographic information in maintained in Synthesis.
  13. Attend all Initial Visits made by the Care Coordinator for all new youth/families to ensure correct explanation of the Wraparound process and program
  14. Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervise paid and unpaid staff. Maintain responsibility for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of all employees within programs supervised. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies, procedures, and all applicable laws. Responsibilities include recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising employee performance, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints; and resolving problems.

Requirements

  • Requires education equivalent to a Master’s degree in mental health, social work, or other related field and at least one year’s experience as a Wraparound Care Coordinator, or have a BS/BA degree with three years’ related counseling experience and/or training required.
  • Wisconsin licensure/certification in related professional field required.
  • 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

Salary range of $60,000 – $65,000.  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. 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.

Youth & Family Advocate - Youth Shelter

Date Posted

December 21, 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 Program Manager, oversee the activities for a 24-hour runaway and homeless youth shelter. 

Principal 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 and appropriate discipline 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 Vice President of Housing Services or Manager of Operations.
  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. Coordinate program-related projects as assigned by the Program Manager.  Projects can include, but are not limited to, completing youth and parent follow-up surveys, maintaining records and bus tickets for Milwaukee Public Schools project, or representing the program within the community through outreach or participation in targeted work groups or committees.
  8. Communicate with the Volunteer Coordinator, new interns, and community volunteers in order to organize and establish our shelter volunteer schedule on an ongoing basis.
  9. Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Provide ongoing training, supervision, and guidance to program volunteers and field placement student interns. Complete verbal and written evaluations and feedback.

Requirements

  • Requires education generally equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in social work or related field, or a high school education and at least two years or related experience.
  • Must reside in the city of Milwaukee or relocate within 90 days of hire.
  • To be determined but may contain a variety of the following: Day shift (7am-5pm), Mid Shift (4pm-12am) and Overnight (11pm-8am). One shift must be an overnight and one shift must be on the weekend which consists of the hours of 4pm Friday through Sunday. 
  • Previous youth and family advocacy experience required.
  • Previous experience in working with youth in a residential setting preferred.
  • First Aid, CPR, EAD, and Fire Safety training is required but can be obtained after hire. At least 30 hours of staff development training is also required each year.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse youth and families within a nontraditional group home setting.
  • Must be able to work both independently and as part of a team within the parameters of the project, and to work in a changing environment where there is frequent exposure to stressful/crisis situations.

Additional Information

Starting salary of $14.50 – $16.50 – high school diploma or equivalent/ $16.20-$18.20 – Bachelor’s degree, depending upon professional background and work experience.  Excellent benefits package includes health/dental insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and generous paid time off plan. Opportunity to join a caring and committed team of professionals and work within a supportive, flexible, creative, and nontraditional environment.

Response

Send a letter of interest, current resume, and wage requirements via mail or email to the address noted above.  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 Youth & Family Advocate (Compressed) - Youth Shelter

Date Posted

January 5, 2021

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

30 hours/week average for at least 1 year

Contact Person

Amber Gierach, Program Manager – agierach@pathfindersmke.org

Position Summary

Funded through a grant from the Federal AmeriCorps Member Program administered by the State of Wisconsin, AmeriCorps Members commit to community service averaging 30 hours per week (minimum of 900 hours during the remainder of the grant period, which began on September 1, 2019 and goes through August 31, 2020) and in return receive a living allowance semi-monthly; as a compressed position members will receive the full living allowance ($13,992 total) divided into the remaining pay periods (through Aug 31, 2021), plus an educational award of $3047 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 Member.  Extensive pre-service and in-service training opportunities are required and are provided free of charge to participating AmeriCorps Member throughout Wisconsin.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Duties of the AmeriCorps Member Youth and Family Advocate are to supervise the daily activities of runaway and homeless youth within the Pathfinders 24-hour licensed shelter group home and to assist with youth development opportunities and training. Responsibilities include conducting youth intake assessments, assisting callers to the program’s crisis hotlines, supervision of community volunteers, and youth group facilitation and supervision.  Assist with aftercare program with providing case management, supervision of peers engaged in service learning, and assist with youth activity groups.
  2. Additional duties include maintaining appearance and safety of the group home facility, instructing youth on independent living skills such as cooking, cleaning, and laundry, providing youth and family support and assistance.
  3. “Position involves a variable work schedule that includes some overnight and weekend hours”
  4. 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 remainder of the service term beginning January 2021 through August 31, 2020. A second full-year term may be available upon successful completion of first-year AmeriCorps Member
  • Expected to attend weekly staff meeting, monthly backup staff meetings, and monthly consultation.

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.

Director of Runaway & Homeless Youth Services

Date Posted

January 12, 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 President & CEO, oversee development, implementation, and evaluation of Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) programming: New Paths, Drop-in Center/Street Outreach, Prevention Education, & Youth Shelter that operates 24-hours per day, 7- days per week.  Establish program guidelines, goals, policies, and outcome measurements.  Provide ongoing monitoring of program activities to ensure effectiveness and regulatory compliance.  Provide overall direction and guidance for program content and structure. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, work to support and enhance the organizational and administrative function of Pathfinders and provide overall direction, management, leadership, and coordination of its RHY Services.

Essential Duties

  1. Recruit, hire, train, evaluate, and support RHY Service programs’ paid and unpaid staff members.  Evaluate staffing resources and person-hour availability to maximize program efficiencies.  Maintain effective two-way communication between management, staff, and students/volunteers.
  2. Develop, direct, implement, and evaluate RYH Programs.  Establish program guidelines, goals, policies, and outcome measurements.  Provide ongoing monitoring of program activities to ensure effectiveness and regulatory compliance.  Provide overall direction and guidance for program content and structure, inclusive of 24-hours on call support.
  3. Coordinate with the Manager of Operations regarding the youth shelter facilities, which include maintaining proper control and security, facility maintenance and repair, and adherence to city and state mandated facility licensing codes and regulations.
  4. Prepare necessary accountability, compliance, and performance reports and disseminate information to appropriate personnel, which include, but are not limited to, the President & CEO and the Board of Directors.
  5. Participate in and represent program in cooperative community program committees, networks, organization, work group, and associations to ensure quality.
  6. Write proposals in collaboration with the Grants Manager to obtain government, public, and private funding for program designed to meet the needs of community and clients.  Maintain grant funding source documentation, reporting, and related contract compliance information.
  7. Responsible for budget preparation, compliance, monitoring, and reporting in collaboration with Finance Department. 
  8. Assist in fund development, as necessary.
  9. Monitor staff compliance with training/staff development requirements according to group home regulations.
  10. Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervise paid staff of approximately 5 full-time employees with indirect supervision of approximately 15 FTE employees.  Maintain responsibility for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of all employees within RHY programs.  Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies, procedures, and all applicable laws.  Responsibilities include recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising employee performance, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints; and resolving problems.

 

Requirements

  • Preferred education generally equivalent to a Master’s degree in social work, clinical or educational psychology and between three to five years related training and experience, preferably in a youth serving agency or congregate care setting.
  • Two to three years of experience in senior leadership with supervisory responsibility are required.
  • 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

Salary range of $65,000 – $68,000.  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.  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.

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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