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Company Name:Project for Pride in Living

Internship Available:Family Stabilization Services Intern

Distance from St. Cloud:0 - 10 Miles from St. Cloud State University

Paid/Unpaid:Unpaid

Company Overview:Project for Pride in Living‘¦s MFIP Programs are accepting a second intern in the Family Stabilization Services position for spring semester (Jan.-May). This is a great position for a student or recent graduate in human services, family social science, social work or related fields. The position provides a blend of direct service with diverse families, project opportunities, and training/interaction with experienced social services staff. Connections to Work contracts with Hennepin County to provide MFIP case management services to families where at least one member has a disability or health condition preventing full-time employment. CTW help families address these barriers through strengths-based case management, individualized goal plan development and referrals to various community resources and services.

Responsibilities:Compose and mail monthly participant newsletter and calendar, recruiting participants to assist with newsletter editing/mailing as appropriate. „« Conduct detailed research on community services and resources as requested by supervisor, and bring information back to Connections to Work through staff meetings, site visits, etc. „« Meet 1:1 with participants to create resumes and assist with job search and applications. „« Assist CTW staff with recruiting and coordinating guest presenters for weekly Connections to Work participant workshops and help with the logistics and facilitation of these groups. „« Help CTW staff recruit participants to attend workshops (via phone, mail and in-person contact). „« Contribute to Connections to Work‘¦s ongoing development of dynamic programming and services; actively communicate ideas and suggestions to staff at meetings and through individual projects. „« Attend home visits to participants with department staff, as requested. „« Case note interactions with participants and provide notes to staff. „« Initiate relationships with participants attending workshops through proactive and pro-social engagement to increase their support network. „« Meet 1:1 with program participants to locate appropriate community resources and services as needed. Help participants fill out applications, schedule appointments and register for services as necessary. Assist with goal-setting and complete assessments/intakes with participants as directed. „« Attend staff meetings and trainings, as assigned. „« Other tasks and administrative duties, such as data entry and new case file creation, as requested. Additional Tasks and Responsibilities: „« Answer/route phone calls and questions from employees, participants, vendors and the public „« Support PPL‘¦s work and mission by accepting assignments for special projects, committees, etc. „« Maintain professional communication with participants, co-workers and partnered services providers „« Perform related administrative duties, such as data entry and the creation of new case files „« Perform other duties as assigned or directed. Minimum Requirements „« Must be a self-starter and comfortable with minimal supervision „« High level of attention to detail and follow-through „« Excellent verbal and written communication skills „« Demonstrated proficiency with MS Word and Excel; ability to navigate online databases „« Ability to adhere to HIPAA, ADA and data privacy requirements „« Must have reliable transportation and no criminal record of gross misdemeanors or felonies „« Available 10-25 hours per week Education and/or Experience „« Actively pursuing a degree in or recent graduate of a Human Services-related field or experience working in a relevant field. „« High degree of cultural sensitivity; comfortable working with participants from diverse backgrounds. „« Knowledge of mental illness and chemical dependency issues is helpful. Physical Demands-While performing the internship duties, the intern is regularly required to sit, bend, and communicate. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10-25 pounds.

Apply to:Project for Pride in Living

Email: laura.ford@ppl-inc.org

Application Information:Physical Demands-While performing the internship duties, the intern is regularly required to sit, bend, and communicate. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10-25 pounds.

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