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Family Self Sufficiency Program Intern (2 positions available)
Job Title: Family Self Sufficiency Program Intern (2 positions available)
Job Code:
Address: 914 8th Street Waukegan, Illinois 60085
Emp Type: Intern- Unpaid
Required Education: Others

Responsibilities of intern:

1.       Assists in the facilitating of the intake process for the Community Center.

2.       Provides case management services.

3.       Maintains up-to date and accurate client files and databases, as required by agency/programmatic policies and procedures, professional standards, and external requirements of all relevant regulatory, licensing, accrediting bodies.

4.       Maintains knowledge of community resources and identifies new resources to assist client and collaborates with these resources to provide services to the client to ensure the client is able to access the needed services. Researches new community resources for unmet needs of clients.

5.       Assists in developing, coordinating, scheduling and conducting monthly workshops for participants.

6.       Maintains and updates the programs social media sites and assists with any other form of outreach.

Special Skills required/desired: Position requires advanced time management skills and complex analysis of client problems and situations.  Intern must be skilled at applying appropriate techniques, providing necessary service and/or referring client to appropriate services. 

1.        The program intern will familiarize self with agency and program policies and procedures through participation in agency meetings and trainings, weekly team meetings, and weekly supervision.

2.       The program intern will experience professional and clinical growth by participating in weekly supervision and program team meetings.


The Community Center Interns are trained and mentored by all program staff and directly supervised by an LCSW.  The intern will start by shadowing client appointments with staff members.  After the client appointments, the intern will work with the staff member to complete accurate case notes based on the appointment, along with reviewing and updating the client file as appropriate to ensure program compliance standards are being met.  As the intern becomes more knowledgeable and comfortable with shadowing appointments, the intern will begin to lead the appointments with the staff member in the room for guidance when needed.  The staff member will also be able to provide the intern with feedback, including both strengths and areas for growth, after the conclusion of the appointment.  After leading the appointments, the intern will complete the appointment case notes independently and review with the staff member once complete to ensure accuracy and appropriateness.  As the intern masters the skill of leading appointments with the staff in the room, the intern will begin to conduct appointments and complete case notes independently without a staff member present.  While conducting these appointments, staff members will be available for consultation in the program staff area if ever needed.  Once the intern is conducting appointments independently, the intern will become responsible for greeting clients in the office and fully assist staff members in the office.

The intern will participate in weekly supervision with the supervisor for regular guidance, processing of appointments and clinical growth.  The supervision appointments will be utilized to guide the intern’s progress and determine readiness for the next level of training in regards to client appointments.  The intern would be expected to come prepared to supervision meetings with questions and clinical topics to discuss to further professional development.  The intern will also be encouraged to seek guidance and consultation with staff members or supervisor in between weekly supervision when needed. 

Special Requirements:  Master’s level students are preferred.  Interns will be required to participate in a criminal background check.  Interns are highly encouraged to participate in agency’s New Intern Orientation at Chicago location 

Location where intern will be working: 914 8th St Waukegan, IL 60085

Days/hours available for intern to work: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 8:30 am to 8:30 pm. Tuesday & Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Saturdays 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Attached Document: Not Available
Date Posted: 4/26/2019

Company Information
Company Name: Catholic Charities Of Chicago
Contact Email:

  Listing #:   1746   
  Date Created:   4/26/2019
  Last Updated:   4/26/2019
  Date Expired:   Never expire
  Print Ad:   False

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