Stable Families Program Intern

Company:

Vine Maple Place

Job Description:

STABLE FAMILIES PROGRAM INTERN
KEY INFORMATION
Reports To: Department Managers/Directors
Location: Kent and/or Maple Valley
Key Relationships: Internship Advisor, Mentor, Program Staff, Clients, Community Agencies
Effective Date: Summer and Fall 2022
Hours: M-F, regular evenings and occasional Saturdays
Options include:
Full-time, 40hrs per week for 12 months; Part-time, 20hrs per week for 9 months; Behavioral Health Initial Practicum, 10hrs per week for 3 months
Job Classification: Hourly, Non-Exempt
Compensation: $15 per hour, vacation and sick time

SUMMARY
Vine Maple Place (VMP) is a fast-growing, faith-based nonprofit company devoted to ending homelessness in South King County. This Intern position is intended for those who are pursuing higher education or taking a gap year to focus on career path. The Intern works with vulnerable and homeless single parents and their children, to reach their goal of self-sufficiency and stable housing. Position includes a ministry component specific to recognizing their life’s calling.

The Internship includes comprehensive training in non-profit social services, including Trauma-Informed Care, Trauma Stewardship, Motivational Interviewing, Conscious Discipline, Social-Emotional Learning and Leadership Development. Interns will be partnered with a Mentor from the senior leadership team. Further activities include a weekend retreat and connecting with other organizations in the community. Internships conclude with the completion of a legacy project, leaving a lasting impact on the organization.

Internship opportunities in the following areas:
• Training and Education – work directly with the Workforce Development and Financial Empowerment team, helping to provide access to livable wage careers for families in poverty.
• Housing Stability – work directly with the Housing Stability team, working with adults to reduce or eliminated barriers to stability.
• Child and Youth – work directly with the Child and Youth team to implement social and emotional learning-based programs for children ages 0-18; including child and youth resource time, preschool, tutoring and teen groups.
• Behavioral Heath – intended for those pursuing a graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling. Carry a counseling caseload of children and/or adults, and support facilitating groups in life-skills classes.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Support and assist with the daily operations and activities in the department(s) of choice, while learning skills and applying educational training to real-life experiences.
• Set annual, measurable goals at the start of the Internship, to be achieved by completion of the program. The Intern will receive ongoing coaching and mentoring, and will work in direct service activities to achieve these goals.
• Attend weekly staff meetings, trainings on trauma-informed care, and motivational interviewing, applying these skills in daily work with families.
• Attend community agency meetings with staff; preparing notes and determining new collaborative relationships to benefit families.
• Attend Mentor and Advisor meetings to evaluate ministry calling and career path goals.
• Act as a mandated reporter on all incidents of abuse, neglect and safety.
• Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and agree with the Vine Maple Place Statement of Faith.
• Be passionate about helping families overcome the trauma of homelessness.
• Embrace diversity.
• Work effectively with a diverse team of professionals.
• Awareness of issues and complexity in social service work requiring cultural competency.
• Arrive for work on time and maintain a good attendance record.
• Able to take initiative, multi-task and independently prioritize and organize workload and special projects to meet deadlines.
• Able to handle confidential and sensitive information appropriately.
• Maintain an acceptable background check and ability to pass a drug test.
• Personal characteristics: adaptable, organized, self-motivated, optimistic, responsible, approachable and detail-oriented.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
• This Internship is intended for those who are pursuing higher or vocational education or taking a gap year to focus on career development.
• Behavioral Health Intern must be currently pursuing a Graduate Degree in Mental Health Counseling.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Able to read, write, speak and understand English fluently.
• Possess a valid driver’s license, safe driving record and proof of insurance.
• Possess basic computer knowledge and ability to learn company applications.
• Able to work well with others in a collaborative and respectful manner.
• Able to perform all functions of the job accurately and in a timely manner.
• Sensitivity to the needs of clients, staff and volunteers from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.

The above is intended to describe the general content of, and the requirements for, satisfactory performance in this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities or requirements of this position. Other duties may be assigned.

To apply or for more information please send inquires to info@vinemapleplace.org

Contact:

Laura Murray

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Phone: (425) 432-2119

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