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Intern - BSW - Connections Program (Fall 2024-Spring 2025

Project Harmony Child Protection Center Omaha, NE Salary, Varies
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Job Type

Internship

Description

Who We Are

Project Harmony exists to provide effective, immediate and sensitive support to child abuse victims and their non-offending family members. Project Harmony is committed to a vision with a focus on one goal: ending the cycle of child abuse and neglect. Project Harmony is one of the largest Child Advocacy Centers in the nation.

 

At Project Harmony, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, we support it and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our clients and our community. Project Harmony is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national original, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

 

Our Culture

At Project Harmony, we are committed to building a team of dedicated, compassionate professionals who are supportive of our culture:

 

We are all Project Harmony: Project Harmony exists because of the unique collaboration of community partners, dedicated to ending child abuse and neglect. Our strength lies in our people, their ideas, their differences, their diverse talents and perspectives.

We bring our best everyday: Project Harmony consists of experts, problem solvers and visionaries dedicated to promoting creativity and innovation. We demonstrate personal integrity and maintain a high standard of ethical behavior. Project Harmony is dedicated to fostering a learning environment where all members of the collaborative process can flourish.

When it comes to children, we don’t compromise: Children come first in all that we do. Project Harmony provides a safe place where children have the courage to use their voices – a place where healing begins. Because of Project Harmony’s coordination of care, children entering Project Harmony go from crisis to courage. Our vision reimagines the system to make it work best for all involved, especially the child.

 

Position Description

Project Harmony currently supports students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Services or related program.

An internship with Project Harmony is a unique opportunity for students with an interest in child welfare, child mental health and working with families. Participating departments include Children’s Services – Advocacy, Mental Health Therapist Team, and the Connections Program.

 

Students accepted into this internship placement can expect to attain these outcomes: 

  • An understanding of the mission and function of Child Advocacy Centers
  • Understanding of the criminal justice process and child welfare system. 
  • Understanding of the effects of trauma on children and families and how the CAC responds
  • How to work in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Understanding of the various Multi-Disciplinary Teams and observe how they function
  • How to create and sustain good practices for self-care, to offset the potential harm of secondary traumatic stress

Requirements

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Must respect and maintain confidentiality, and uphold HIPAA compliance
  • Actively participate in Project Harmony program and agency operations such as staff meetings, in-services, assigned committees and other relevant activities. 
  • Collaborate with Project Harmony staff, as well as other agencies and service providers involved in serving the child and family
  • Ensure culturally competent services are provided to all families we serve without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, disability, gender or sexual orientation.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Ability to relate well to a wide variety of individuals, including referral sources, providers, family members, children, etc.
  • Excellent organization, time management and decision-making skills.
  • High level of initiative and energy.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Good problem-solving skills and ability to resolve conflicts
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned. 

 

Selection Criteria

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a university program which has written requirements for the placement experience.
  • Career goal congruent with goals of this internship – child welfare, child mental health, advocacy
  • Pass background checks and provide reference as requested
  • Candidate is free of any foreseeable conflicts of interest given the population served and their past or current volunteer activities and/or employment.

 

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.

 

 

Salary Description

Unpaid

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Full-time Employee
Date Posted June 24, 2024
Date Closes July 24, 2024
Start Date June 24, 2024
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, Varies
Shift Custom
SOC Category 21-1021.00 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
Zipcode 68127
Name Jessica Funk
Address 11949 Q Street
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68137
Phone (531) 301-5049

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