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The case management team is the first point of contact for newly arrived refugees and offers support, guidance and counseling through all stages of resettlement. The Case Management Intern Position is an opportunity for individuals to learn about the various services Caseworkers provide to newly arrived refugees. Interns are encouraged to assist clients in the field while also shadowing Caseworkers and learning about the documentation of all services provided. Case Management Interns will assist Caseworkers in delivering direct client services, especially within the clients' first three months of resettlement.
Number of intern positions available: 1
Start date: Fall 2018
Time Commitment: 8-10 hours per week (3 months minimum; 6 months preferred)
Assist with pre-arrival preparation such as purchasing food and delivering supplies
Transport clients and help them cash their checks, purchase new cell phones, and become oriented at the grocery store
Work with interpreters
Assist clients in applying for social security cards
Assist Caseworkers in case noting activities with clients, case filing, and supporting the team to complete various tasks
Enthusiasm and desire to try new tasks
Must be able to transport clients in a reliable vehicle
The Case Management Intern will gain much knowledge about the process of resettling newly arrived refugees and will gain experience in completing the logistical tasks involved. Interns will be given the opportunity to interact with clients directly and find creative ways to communicate while encouraging the clients to be self-sufficient. Interns will also learn about documentation that is required by the government and they will become familiar with working with government entities such as the Social Security Administration and US Citizenship & Immigration.
Case Work / Management
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
8-10 hours per week
Willingness to take clients to appointments in own vehicle