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KTAFC Case Management Internship


IRC Background
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 a presence in over 40 countries and 24 offices in the United States. In 2011, IRC opened its office in Wichita and provides services to the most vulnerable and at-risk families living in our community.

Scope of Work
The IRC is building upon its existing culturally responsive, comprehensive case management programming to implement the Kansas Trauma Adapted-Family Connections (KT-FC) program that specifically utilizes the Trauma Adapted Family Connections (TA-FC) modality. TA-FC is a low-barrier, poverty and trauma-mitigation intervention that aims to prevent youth from engaging in high-risk behaviors and to help families achieve and maintain stability. This is achieved by increasing caregiver functioning, positive parenting practices, social supports and services, and strengthening the overall family unit.

The KTAFC Case Management Intern provides culturally, and linguistically appropriate individual, family and group activities designed to improve the holistic well-being families. This includes conducting assessments and family service plans, implementing evidence-based and evidence-informed interventions, providing resources and referrals, aiding in systems navigation, and engaging in psychoeducation. Services are provided to families from various backgrounds, and clientele may be comprised of individuals from different national and ethnic backgrounds, many of whom do not speak English. Services are provided in a variety of settings including in-home, in the community, and in the office. This internship is a great opportunity to gain professional experience in multi-cultural, social service setting.

Time Commitment:
For the sake of stability and continuity, the IRC Wichita asks for minimum commitment of 3-4 months, with at least 8-10 hours per week.

·        Conduct intake, complete assessments and follow-up with clients
·        Assist clients in applying for and renewing benefits
·        Help clients build self-sufficiency skills, especially in navigating community systems
·        Accompany clients to appointments and advocate on their behalf when needed
·        Contribute to curriculum designed to teach clients life skills and lead group classes
·        Provide services in client homes, the IRC office and in community settings
·        Provide psychoeducation
·        Based on client needs, provide resources and referrals, aid in systems navigation and provide the support and capacity building clients need
·        Arrange for interpreters as needed to appropriately engage clients in services
·        Complete required documentation, reports, and data entry in a timely manner
·        Other duties as assigned

·        Must be enrolled in a formal internship program through local university
·        Comfort working with diverse populations and English language learners
·        Previous experience working with refuges, asylees and other vulnerable populations preferred, but not required
·        Experience is social work/social services preferred, but not required
·        Possess personal vehicle and valid driver’s license                                                                                                       
The IRC and IRC staff members must adhere to the values and principles outlined in The IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability. 
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