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Vocational Services Intern - Westchester

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Location: Mt. Vernon, NY, United States
Date Posted: Apr 4, 2024

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Access: Supports for Living Inc. is in the business of doing good. We have a mission: To help people live the healthiest and fullest lives possible. Here, youll be a valued part of an innovative team that touches the lives of more than 10,000 people each year across the Hudson Valley in programs supporting people to pursue the life they imagine. At Access, we believe in work with a purpose.
To learn more about Access and our services visitaccesssupports.org.

Our Vocational Services offers educational, career, and employment services for adults and young adults with mental health, learning, and/or substance use disorders who live in Westchester, the Bronx, and Manhattan. We also help those with other disabilities. These include vocational evaluations and exploration, supported employment, job placement, and work experience development.
Through Vocational Services, participants prepare for and secure job interviews, access community resources, complete and file applications for technical schools and post-secondary education, and develop an attainable plan for employment or continuing education.
This position requires that applicantsbe enrolled in a degree program that will grant them credit hours for their internship.Applicants must also be undergraduate students studying Human Services or a related field.
To be considered for an internship placement with Access, please submit a cover letter with your application that includes the school you are attending, your degree program, details on your internship requirements, and the program(s) of interest to you.
PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:
  • Conduct intakes for individuals referred to Vocational Services program.
  • Monitor vocational evaluations.
  • Score various career interest, math, and reading tests.
  • Assist with preparing individuals to go back to work.
  • Review interviewing and presentation skills.
  • Facilitate groups.
  • Complete basic clerical work, such as reviewing charts.
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONAL / ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT:
Interns within this program will aid the organization is providing the individuals we serve with:
  • Supported employment
  • Job search and job placement
  • Resume writing and interview skills
  • Job coaching
  • Work experience internships
  • Vocational assessment
  • Education and career planning
  • Job retention support
  • Benefits and workplace accommodations counseling
  • Pre-employment services for students and young adults
  • Career planning
  • Additional assignments may be determined at a future date.
QUALIFICATIONS AND ATTRIBUTES:
  • Previous experience in human services field is preferred.
  • Strong organization skills with accurate attention to detail.
  • Sufficient skills to communicate effectively with both clients and staff.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Current undergraduate student in a Human Services related program.
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:
  • Must be capable to sit or stand in front of a computer for moderate-periods of time
  • Able to work in open space floor plan
  • Must be capable to move throughout work day and follow individuals
  • Work alongside individuals within 3 feet
  • Occasional lifting of > _15+ pounds
ALL POSITIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND, FINGERPRINTING AND MOTOR VEHICLE REPORT CHECK.
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