Family Assessment Intern

Christopher House is currently looking to hire a paid Family Assessment Intern who enjoys working with children and families, easily acquires new information and knowledge, and can juggle several activities at once.

With a mission to develop independent,creative, lifelong learners, our infant, preschool, elementary and family schools build a community of students, teachers, and parents committed to excellence, achievement and perseverance, respect and compassion, and equality of opportunity.

Christopher House partners with parents to provide a continuum of education for students from birth through high school, as well as immersive family supports that help parents create stable, self-sufficient families. We operate accredited early learning, elementary, and out of school time programs grounded in research-based curricula and high-quality instruction.

OUR BELIEFS

Children and families thrive when:

  • Education begins at birth and continues throughout life, with parents as a child’s first teacher;
  • Home environments nurture literacy, achievement, and children’s success;
  • Parents have high standards and set high expectations for themselves, their children, and children’s schools;
  • Professionally trained teachers know their students as individuals;
  • Evaluations and program improvements are data driven;
  • Parents and staff work together to continuously evaluate and improve programming;
  • Education includes the development of creativity and perseverance and is multi-disciplinary in order to foster each child’s unique strengths and interests;
  • Developing independent,creative, life-long researchers, education must include curriculum designed to help scholars develop socially and emotionally as well as cognitively;
  • Diversity is celebrated and explored so that learners develop broad perspectives on life and learning;and
  • Parents and caregivers support their children financially and emotionally.

Position Objective: 20-25 hour/ week paid internship, providing optimal support and services to families and Family Support Services staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Engage parents in completion of family assessment and in creating goals. Maintain and analyze data to increase/improve programming and track goal progress.
  • Complete annual family assessments with families.
  • Complete regular status updates.
  • Create and track goals with participants.
  • Complete Family to Family Holiday Program registration.
  • Obtain and share significant family information in order to provide additional services and support (i.e. social work, mental health, budget, nutrition, etc).
  • Maintain, compile, and analyze collected data in order to improve programming and better serve Christopher House’s families. Recommend action plans based on findings. Report findings to management/leadership. Propose meeting and workshop ideas.
  • Work closely with Family Advocates and Associate Director, Social Services as to ensure services are appropriate to meet individual family goals. Work with families in a respectful, sensitive manner recognizing individual family preferences and cultural background.
  • Attend workshops and trainings.

Qualifications:

  • Experience working in subsidized or publicly funded programs.
  • Computer literate and knowledge of database programs.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work some evening and weekends required.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with people of diverse socioeconomic and educational backgrounds. Bilingual English/Spanish required.

Education: High school diploma.

Submit Cover Letter and Resume to: bseibel@christopherhouse.org

Christopher House is an Equal Opportunity Employer