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STUDENT INTERN JOB DESCRIPTION
Brief Agency Description: Founded in 2005, Ruth’s Way is an Achievement Consulting Agency for Adolescent Females (ACAAF) who have suffered some degree of trauma and displaying behavioral health issues. We help these young ladies to achieve their most successful futures possible by showing them how to identify and properly address any barriers that threaten their futures’ success.
Agency Information: Contact:
Ruth’s Way, Inc. Isis L. Chatman, SFW
11524 Frankstown Rd., Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Pittsburgh, PA. 15235 Cell: (412) 427-2472
Website: www.ruthsway.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Phone: (412) 573-1375
Fax Phone: (412) 241-0378
Job Title: Student Intern Achievement Consultant
Summary: Maintain consistency in, and fully embrace our commitment to always function within the policies and procedures of the Strength-based Family Worker model to carry out quality services from an empowerment perspective of helping our youth and their families to realize their own voice and power in controlling their own processes and outcomes. Deliver exceptional services from an empowerment perspective, based on the individual needs of our female youth and their families, in the areas of Family Development, Care Coordination, Life Coaching, Life Skills, Job Development, Job Readiness and Employment Soft Skills, and Mentoring. Develop a personal and positive rapport with our female youth and their families which encourages them to live to their fullest true potential and develop positive relationships that empower them to succeed. Within this relationship, work as a collaborative team unit with our female youth and their families to devise the best possible plan of action to achieve the most successful results.
Education/Knowledge Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Sociology, Counseling, Education, Non-Profit, Human Services or other related field, preferred but not required: currently enrolled in a Master’s Level Accredited College or University program for one of the fields stated. Experience working with at-risk children, female youth, communities and/or families preferred. Qualified applicant must have a sincere passion for advocating the success of our children, families and female youth.
Reports To: Chief Executive Officer
Duties and Responsibilities:
*Carry out the Achievement Consultation process to help our female youth grow into successful women, utilizing the following procedures:
a. Conduct assessments, reviews, and referrals based on the individuals’ distinct needs; derived from one-on-one collaborations conducted with our female youth and their families to develop an effective Family Goal Plan that reflects a cohesive life action plan to achieve maximum future success.
b. Maintain consistent contact, with your assigned young lady and her family to review goal progression, of: a minimum of 1x/month face-to-face meeting & a minimum of 1x/week contact via telephone, text message, email, social media, etc.
c. Teach our young ladies how to control their own destiny, through our “Blueprint-To-Achievement” which educates them on how to first properly identify, and then appropriately address their barriers to success, so that they will be able to manage future adversities through healthy self-reliance and they learn how to become effective problem solvers as they mature into productive citizens.
*Facilitate educational instruction of our curriculum for The Life Skills Just for Girls Forum.
*Collaborate in weekly consultations with treatment team and Chief Executive Officer to discuss participant progress, behavioral patterns, and goal plan composition.
*Maintain accurate documentation and file maintenance submission in a timely manner per computer entry/database proficiency, and maintain all files, records, and information as confidential.
*Attend all mandatory workshops and professional development trainings.
*At all times, maintain and uphold the Mission and Philosophy of Ruth’s Way, Inc., always exhibiting the values and characteristics of a Virtuous Woman, and representing a positive female role model for all female youth.
*Follow all procedures and processes as established by Program Director.
*Other duties as assigned.
• Strength-based Family Worker Credential
• Mentoring 101 Training for Mentors at the Mentoring Partnership of SW PA.
• Crisis Intervention, Behavior Management, Suicide Prevention and CPR Certification.
• Pennsylvania Driver’s License- Student Intern must have access to a reliable motor vehicle, and provide documentation of current licensure, registration, and insurance.
Background Check Requirements:
• Required to apply for Act 33/34 and FBI Clearances (Criminal)
• Required to apply for current Driving Records from the PA Department of Motor Vehicles
Ruth’s Way, Inc. does not and shall not discriminate based on race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
Ruth’s Way, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.