Independent Living Program Internship (Santa Barbara County)

Description: 

Independent Living Program (ILP) interns have the opportunity to gain human service work experience while directly enhancing the wellbeing of local transitional age youth working toward self-sufficiency and independence. Interns commit to serving a minimum of 3 quarters (nine months), working 12 hours per week and are provided extensive training and supervision. This is an unpaid internship, eligible for college credit.

Requirements: 
  • Attend initial Intern training on Fridays for the first 5 weeks
  • Be available to work with clients throughout the week with possible weekend activities. Weekday contacts are often after 3:00pm but can vary.
  • Be willing to drive throughout Santa Barbara county for client contacts
  • Pass a thorough screening process which includes:    
    • Interview, 4 reference checks (at least 1 of these must be a recent or past employer)
    • Agreement to policies on confidentiality, child abuse reporting, activity safety and more
    • Live Scan (Fingerprinting), and a Child Abuse Index, Criminal Record Affidavit
    • Health/Drug Screen, TB Test
    • DMV printout of driving record

 

Responsibilities: 
  • Serve an average of 8 clients (1-3 ongoing) - assisting with achieving goals of emancipation, intensive life skills development, self-sufficiency and independence
  • Attend various ILP Social Events and workshops to support clients in developing fundamental life skills
  • Participate in training which includes: Child Abuse & Mandated Reporting; Crisis De-escalation; The System of Foster Care; Emotional Regulatory Healing; Suicide Prevention; MediCal Note Writing; Boundaries/Therapeutic Self-Disclosure
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