Employment, Internship, and Volunteer Opportunities

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Employment, Internship, and Volunteer Opportunities 2019-03-26T23:45:09+00:00

Employment Opportunities

Summer Education Associate

Do you have the summers off and looking for a position to supplement your income while making a difference in your community?  Do you want a job working with fantastic coworkers for a program that is a considered a model in the county?  This position may be right for you!

The Human Services Center Corporation (HSCC) is currently seeking candidates for part-time temporary work in the KOOL Summer Program for low-income first-fifth graders which runs July 1-August 16, 2019 (closed July 4-5). You must possess current Act 33/34 and FBI clearances or at least start applying for them to be considered for an interview.

The Education Associates are responsible for overseeing a classroom of youth, developing and implementing math and reading lessons on a weekly basis, implementing an online academic curriculum, and planning lots of other activities daily, among other duties.  High energy is needed – lots of time is spent outside and indoors playing with and supervising the participants.  Hours are Monday-Friday, from 8:30AM-4:30PM.  The pay is $12/hour for 38 hours per week.

TO APPLY:  For more information please contact Leah O’Reilly by email at loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org. Resumes MUST be emailed if applying for the position. NO PHONE CALLS.

Youth Development Associate

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. To implement all Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) activities.
  2. To supervise the youth in the Emerging Leaders Program.
  3. To provide overall case management services to the Emerging Leaders Program participants.
  4. To complete all enrollment and assessment forms and other relevant paperwork on a consistent basis.
  5. To be knowledgeable of the current trends, concepts, and issues surrounding workforce development and career exploration.

DUTIES:

  1. Assist in recruitment and enrollment of youth in the Emerging Leaders Program.
  2. Deliver ELP at assigned site(s).
  3. Develop and implement career exploration sessions and curriculum for ELP participants.
  4. Complete all required forms for potential and current participants, as well as funder initiated forms and reports.
  5. Coordinate speakers and other community partners for ELP sessions regularly.
  6. Maintain a strong partnership amongst school districts.
  7. Author a monthly calendar for participants.
  8. Assist students with setting and accomplishing both pre and post-graduation goals and objectives.
  9. Arrange job shadowing and internship experiences for Emerging Leaders Program youth.
  10. Assist participants with job and postsecondary training/school exploration and the application processes.
  11. Evaluate the Emerging Leaders Program participants’ progress.
  12. Provide case management services for the Emerging Leaders Program participants.
  13. Organize and chaperone Emerging Leaders Program field trips.
  14. Provide at a minimum every other week one on one visits (in person, by phone, electronically) with the students.
  15. Function as a member of a staff team.
  16. Perform other relevant duties as assigned.

BACKGROUND:

  1. Must have a Bachelor’s degree.
  2. Experience in case management and/or working with at risk adolescents is preferred.
  3. Knowledge of current workforce development skills and abilities.
  4. Firm grasp of technology and Microsoft Office applications.
  5. Current Act 33/34 and FBI clearances.
  6. Due to the nature of the position working within school districts, a clean tuberculin (TB) skin test is required in compliance with the PA Code.
  7. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and public speaking skills.
  8. Sensitivity to the concerns and needs of the diverse youth participants.
  9. Must have own reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and acceptable driving record.
  10. Flexible scheduling is required for this position, Monday-Friday and some Saturdays required as needed.
TO APPLY:  For more information please contact Leah O’Reilly by email at loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org. A cover letter, resume and a list of three references MUST be emailed to Leah.

Training Opportunities

Are you 55 years or older and interested in a training program?

The Human Services Center Corporation is looking for individuals with customer service, clerical, and computer experience to fill a Senior Aide position through the Urban League’s Urban Senior Job Program. Individuals will train for 20 hours per week at our building in Turtle Creek. For more information, please call 412-829-7112.

Internship Opportunities

A suitable intern will:

  1. Be an advanced writer with quality communication skills,
  2. Possess current Act 33/34 and FBI Clearances,
  3. Have an automobile and be able to demonstrate a safe driving history, proof of insurance, and valid license,
  4. Be self-motivated and eager to demonstrate leadership and initiative,
  5. Possess computer skills in Word, Excel, and web searching, and
  6. Be enrolled in a degree program in social work, public administration, urban studies, education, or a related field.

Youth Support Intern (Youth Programs)

The Youth Learning In a Fun Environment (Youth LIFE) After-School Program, a program of the HSCC, is seeking a student for fall through spring to help carry out the functions of the program and assist the youth participants. Responsibilities include organizing and planning the HSCC’s Lights on After-School event, implementing an internet-based math and reading curriculum, developing and implementing current event, cultural, science, and other supplemental activities, assisting in reviewing participants’ files and progress, and mentoring the first-fifth grade participants.  Ideally, the internship will be at least three days per week from approximately 2:00PM-7:00PM. However, 4 days from 3:00PM-7:00PM would be acceptable. Any needed variations to days and times of the internship can be further discussed in an interview. The student must be available from September through the end of April.  Based on individual interests and schedule, additional opportunities may also be available.  This is a paid internship.  For more information please contact Leah O’Reilly at loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org. Resumes and cover letters MUST be emailed.

Second Step After-School Intern (Youth Programs) – 2 Needed

The Youth Learning In a Fun Environment (Youth LIFE) After-School Program, a program of the HSCC, is seeking a student (preferably a social work/direct practice student) for fall through spring to implement an evidence-based, best practice bullying prevention curriculum – Second Step for 1-5 graders. The Second Step curriculum is a comprehensive program for promoting emotional and social competencies and reducing bullying problems in elementary aged children. Second Step is designed to be taught two or more times per week for a minimum of 30-40 minutes per day. Systematic, developmentally based lessons, materials, and instructions are provided to facilitate emotional literacy, self-control, and social competence. Key skills are to prevent and to reduce behavioral and emotional problems. The intern will gain skills and knowledge in (but not limited to):

  • Behavior management with youth both individually and in a group setting
  • Data collection, tracking, and evaluation
  • Presentation and engagement techniques
  • Experience with diverse populations
  • Working in a team setting
  • Program management

Ideally, the internship will be at least two days per week between Monday and Thursday from 10:30AM-6:30PM. Any needed variations to days and times of the internship can be further discussed in an interview. The student must be available from September through the end of April. Based on individual interests and schedule, additional opportunities may also be available.  This is a paid internship. For more information contact Leah O’Reilly at loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org. Resumes and cover letters MUST be emailed.

Emerging Leaders Program Intern (Youth Programs)

The Human Services Center Corporation’s Emerging Leaders Program (ELP), a workforce development and college readiness program for low income seniors in high school, is seeking a student for September through April to assist in the various daily functions of the program, which is offered at various high schools, at our office, and occasionally in the participants’ homes. Responsibilities would include periodic follow-up of past participants, planning and securing job shadows/presentations for students with professionals in their career interests, and more. The ideal candidate is outgoing, organized, and has a desire to work with teenagers. The internship generally will occur during a normal high school day. However, any needed variations to days and times of the internship can be further discussed in an interview. Transportation is required. A modest stipend is provided. For more information contact Leah O’Reilly at loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org. Resumes and cover letters MUST be emailed.

Project H.E.A.R.T. (HIV/AIDS Education and Research Training Program Intern (Youth Programs)

The Human Services Center Corporation is seeking a student to implement the summer Project H.E.A.R.T. (HIV/AIDS Education and Research Training) program.  The intern will be responsible for overseeing a cohort of 13 teenage students and planning and carrying out lessons and activities on the topic of HIV/AIDS and other STIs.  Based on individual interests and schedule, additional opportunities may also be available. A modest stipend is provided. For more information contact Leah O’Reilly at loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org. Resumes and cover letters MUST be emailed.

Supports for Success Intern

Supports for Success, a program of the Human Services Center Corporation, is looking for at least a bachelor’s level student interested in direct social work practice/case management, serving adults working towards self-sufficiency through employment and training. The intern will gain skills and knowledge in (but not limited to):

  • Data collection, tracking, and evaluation
  • Intake processes and procedures
  • Recruitment strategies
  • Networking with many other organizations and professionals
  • Presentation and engagement techniques
  • Direct experience with diverse populations
  • Working in a team setting
  • Program management

Based on individual interests and schedule, additional opportunities may also be available. Transportation is required. This is a paid internship. For more information contact Leah O’Reilly at loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org. Resumes and cover letters MUST be emailed.

Mon Valley Providers Council Intern

The Mon Valley Providers Council (MVPC), a program of the HSCC, is seeking a student intern (preferably a 2nd year social work master’s student) to help oversee the major functions of the MVPC. The intern would coordinate and facilitate monthly meetings of the four Working Groups, develop projects of each Working Group as determined by the membership, conduct advocacy and voter engagement, and coordinate major seminars, events, and resource fairs, among other possible duties. Transportation is required. Based on individual interests and schedule, additional opportunities may also be available.  This is a paid internship. For more information please contact Dave Coplan at 412-829-7112 or by email at dcoplan@hscc-mvpc.org. Resumes, a list of three references, and a writing sample MUST be emailed.

Community Outreach Services Intern – 2 needed

The Human Services Center Corporation (HSCC) is seeking a student intern (preferably a 1st or 2nd year social work master’s student) to organize community outreach services. The student will coordinate the fall flu shot program, publish the quarterly newsletter (The Communicator) and a Membership Directory as well as conducting the HSCC’s annual visitor survey. The intern will also assist the Volunteer Income Tax Preparation Program on site with daily functioning during the tax season. The intern will gain skills and knowledge in (but not limited to):

  • Data collection, tracking, and evaluation
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Organizing projects
  • Administrative duties
  • Networking with many other organizations and professionals
  • Direct experience with diverse populations
  • Working in a team setting
  • Program management

The student must be available from September through the end of April.  Based on individual interests and schedule, additional opportunities may also be available. A modest stipend is provided. For more information please contact Leah O’Reilly at 412-829-7112 or by email at loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org. Resumes and cover letters MUST be emailed.

Volunteer Opportunities

To apply to be a volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Application, located on our Publications page.

General Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for general office duties, maintenance, and various other tasks. Individual volunteers and volunteer teams are welcome! Please contact Stephanie Eson at seson@hscc-mvpc.org or 412-829-7112 for more information.

Pantry Network of Eastern Suburbs Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to assist stocking shelves, registering clients, and escorting and assisting patrons as they shop for their goods. Volunteer hours are flexible, but Pantry distribution days are the second Saturday of the month from 8:30am to 10:30am.  For more information, please contact 412-829-7112.

Youth Programs Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to assist the Youth LIFE After-School Program staff any time between the hours of 3:30PM-5:30PM, Monday-Thursday, until late April. Tasks would include helping students with homework and academic activities, in addition to becoming mentors to various ages of youth.   Volunteers must possess current Act 33/34 clearances.  For more information please contact 412-829-7112 or loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org.

KOOL Chaperone Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to help chaperone youth while attending various field trips during the KOOL Summer Program, every Friday, from early July to mid August.  Volunteers must possess current Act 33/34 clearances.  For more information please contact 412-829-7112 or loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org.

Professional Volunteer

Professionals are needed in various fields that would be willing to volunteer a few hours of their time with seniors in high school! Every year, the students participate in job shadows, job tours, presentations, and/or informational interviews with professionals in their fields of interest. We are always looking for engaging individuals that would like to share their expertise and knowledge in their careers. For more information please contact Leah O’Reilly at 412-829-7112or loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org.