Children's Bureau
  • - Shelter
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Internship

Internship Description

At Children's Bureau, you will be given the opportunity to interact with children and families, improve your knowledge of the child welfare system, and design a specific plan to meet your learning needs.

There are a lot of non-profit organizations out there.  What sets this internship opportunity apart is the chance to join an organization with a remarkable 160 year history of community leadership.  In addition, our forward-thinking team has a collective drive for excellence in all aspects of family and children's services that makes the work environment ideal for driven, results-oriented professionals.

 

Here's what you can expect in the way of specific internship experiences as well as time allocation estimates: 

Family Progress - Monitoring and Coaching (50 %)

  • Coach collaboratively – maintaining a balance between teaching and serving
  • Visit each youth/family on a routine and 'pop in' schedule
  • Assist youth/families in obtaining their goals
  • Provide education and support to youth/families
  • Provide transportation to youth/families as needed
  • Attend court with clients and render recommendations
  • Communicate with schools and various institutions related to youth/family matters
  • Respond to all crisis calls and manage those situations

 

Service Plans / Goal Development (20 %)

  • Create plans, including goals, for each youth/family
  • Review and update plans and goals
  • Develop a network of relationships with agencies in the community
  • Work collaboratively with other social welfare agencies
  • Refer when appropriate to community agencies based on needs
  • Respond to crisis calls received via pager and manage situations

 

Intake and Needs Assessment (15 %)

  • Determine 'crisis' situations
  • Visit each youth/family to gather necessary information to complete the assessment
  • Adhere to and follow Children's Bureau professional standards

 

Reporting (15 %)

  • Maintain case and agency paperwork according to standards
  • Prepare written reports for the Department of Child Services / Probation office within identified timeframes

 

Internship requirements

To be successful in this role, you need to have the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Working towards a Bachelor's Degree in a Human Services field
  • A desire to make the difference in the lives of children and families
  • Conviction about the capacity for all people to grow and change for the better.
  • A valid driver's license and insurance.
  • Clear, effective communication skills
  • Respect for confidentiality practices
  • Appreciation for and ability to respond to cultural differences
  • Adept prioritization and time management abilities

 

Additional Information

  • Unpaid internship
  • Days/Times Needed:   Monday- Friday 10am to 5pm/ Tuesday, Wednesday
    and Thursday from 3pm to 8pm and/or every other weekend 10am to 3pm

      

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