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Position Opening : Emergency Services Counselor Intern

Position: Emergency Services Counselor Intern
Program Name:Catholic Charities Financial Assistance
Department:Emergency Services
Location:Catholic Charities, 157 Roosevelt Rd, Ste 100, St. Cloud, MN 56301
Job Summary:Are you looking for an opportunity to work directly with clients? Then Catholic Charities has an opportunity for you. Emergency Services provides emergency financial assistance, a food shelf, clothing, and emergency counseling services to those individuals who indicate they have a need.
Activities:
  1. Intern will be involved in all aspects of clients service, but primarily in Financial Assistance;
  2. Brief one on one counseling with clients who are in financial crisis;
  3. Assist clients in identifying and utilizing their own personal, familial, and friendship resources to achieve self-sufficiency;
  4. Work with intake counselors and volunteers to identify the need of individuals for program assistance;
  5. Assist in the documentation of requested and provided services; assist in the preparation of statistical reporting;
  6. Initiate Contact with referral service agencies, companies and businesses that provide assistance to clients, including social service AFDC offices, non-profit agencies, utility companies, churches, landlords, doctors, and pharmacists, etc.);
  7. Research additional community resource possibilities; stay current with community needs; participate in meetings relating to emergency services.
Hours:To be determined by the program and Intern candidate
Education:Student training toward B.A./B.S. Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Human Relations or related Human Service field.
Experience:1) Ability to work independently as some projects will require initiative and independent action with general supervision on outcome basis; 2) Excellent ability to work with others; 3) An ability to write clearly and maintain good detail, strong interpersonal communication skills and strong computer skills. 4) The position will work with a variety of people both within and outside the organization. 5) An energetic, self-starter is required. 6)This position will represent Catholic Charities in a wide variety of situations that will require tact and diplomacy.
Duration:Full time or part time opportunity
Stipended & Reimbursement:None
Position Available:Per Semester
Closing Date:Position Open until filled
Application Forms and Required Info:

Barbara Hamilton
Emergency Services
157 Roosevelt Rd, Ste 100
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Ph: 320.229.4563
Fx: 320.299.4562

Emailbhamilton@ccstcloud.org

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