Requisition ID: req46468
Job Title: Coaching and Mentorship Intern
Employment Category: Intern
Employment Type: Part-Time
Compensation: USD 0.00 - 0.00 Hourly
Location: Salt Lake City, UT USA
The mission of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933, the IRC has 28 offices in the United States and a presence in over 50 countries.
SCOPE OF YOUTH SUCCESS COACHING AND MENTORING INTERN WORK:
The IRC-SLC Success Coaching and Mentoring (SCM) Program is rooted in its Social Emotional Asset Development (SEAD) framework, evidence-based curriculum, toolkits, and assessments, that support youth in developing social, emotional, and life skills. The SCM program involves meeting with young adults and collaboratively developing custom goals and plans (ISPs) to develop the mentees skills and assets. These positive outcomes include academic support programs, engagement in school, positive relationships, positive identity, a sense of belonging, and stress management. The SCM Program operates on a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) model to support all eligible youth. Tier 1 includes support for all eligible youth. Tier 2 provides targeted support to address a student's gaps in skills. Tier 3 involves intensive support, provided more frequently and individually.
SCOPE OF WORK:
IRC SLC Youth Programs Success Coaching and Mentoring internship will pair Interns with a cohort of refugee young adults (ages 15-24) placed in Tier 2, allowing interns to gain experience in Individual Service Planning, 1:1 coaching and mentoring, and supportive case management with young adults. Interns will directly support students placed in Tier 2 by developing an ISP, meeting regularly via one-on-one home visits, office appointments, calls, and messages to follow up on the students ISP and discuss progress.
Coaches also support youths and/or caregivers' involvement in various workshops and other educational opportunities IRC SLC provides.
Once onboarded, manage a caseload of up to 10 youth placed in Tier 2 of the SCM Program as their identified Success Coach.
Conduct mentee assessments to set a baseline for growth and a starting point for service provision.
Establish an individual service plan for the 9-month mentorship with newly arrived refugee young adults; provide mentoring, guidance, advocacy, mediation, social activities, and secure translation/interpretation, as needed, for mentee.
Facilitate mentee involvement in IRC Skill Building and Social Emotional Asset Development Workshops.
Assess and monitor client progress to support their attainment of established goals, address challenges, and ensure that available resources are utilized.
Maintain comprehensive case notes and regularly update on the youths individual service plan in database(s) and assist with other program tracking and reporting as needed.
Participate in staff development and team meetings.
Other duties as assigned and/or determined by College and Career Readiness Coordinator. Qualifications
Strong desire to work with teenage youth experience working with youth strongly preferred.
Experience working and communicating effectively in a multicultural environment, specifically with refugee and immigrant populations preferred.
Motivated, flexible, and able to work independently.
Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
Willingness to work some weekends and evenings to meet with mentees.
Computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Valid UT Drivers License, access to a vehicle, willingness to drive clients.
Understanding of the need to approach and apply case management methods with the goal of client self-sufficiency and sustainability.
Fluency in a second language such as Swahili, Kinyarwanda, French, Spanish, Dari, Pashto, Arabic, or Burmese preferred.
Preference for interns who can commit to 9-month mentorships beyond the length of the internship, or an extended internship, however, this is not required.
A combination of a standard office environment, remote work, and field time within the service delivery area to perform the above-outlined responsibilities.
Requires occasional weekend and/or evening work.
Interns are expected to work a minimum of 15 hours per week and a maximum of 30 hours per week.
Internship Duration: January 15th - April 26th, 2024
This position reports to the Youth and Education Program Supervisor, Saige Palsson
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity:
IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at volunteerSLC@rescue.org to request any needed accommodations.