GPS Employment: Caseworker, Intern
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|Job Title:||Case Management Assistant / Intern|
|Job Type:||On-Campus, Work-Study|
|Wage Rate:||$7.50-$8.00 / Hour|
|Number of Openings:||1|
The G.P.S. (Gaining Panther Success) Mentor Program is a program for new UNI students from diverse backgrounds and is located at the Center for Multicultural Education. The program matches new students with mentors for their first year at UNI and provides various social and educational programming for the participants throughout the year. Mentors and mentees meet individually and in group settings. The program is supported by several sources which also provide programmatic input: the Center for Multicultural Education, the Center for Academic Achievement, the Office of Enrollment Services, and the Division of Educational and Student Services.
Leading the G.P.S. Mentor Program is the Assistant Director for Multicultural Education who supervises both the Program Coordinator and the Case Management Assistant. The program coordinator, who is either a graduate student receiving practicum credit only or receiving hourly compensation (in unusual circumstances), carries out many of the administrative duties related to the program. The case management assistant, as its title suggests, carries out more case management duties which are aimed to assist in the retention of the participants, not only in the program, but in higher education at UNI as well.
Duties include: Assisting the program coordinator in tracking student progress, mentor hours, communicating with participants with updates on program, updating spreadsheets, compiling survey information for analysis, filing, typing, and developing a broad referral resource list. Acting as an advocate for participants in various meetings with other parties; individual casework with mentors and mentees to discuss needs or concerns that might arise via documentation by mentors or other sources; and crisis intervention, group sessions, and individual casework with at-risk mentees will take place as needed. Numerous opportunities to attend cultural, social, and educational group activities with participants and staff are included as part of the position. These activities include multicultural events at UNI, bowling, GBPAC productions, WRC Fun Nights, Thursdaze events, and trips in-state and out-of-state.
|Qualifications:||This person must have good communication skills, initiative, work well as part of a team or independently, and have some knowledge and/or experience on the above job duties. MS Word, typing, and email proficiency is required. Excel and other programs such as Publisher and PowerPoint a plus. Having experience or a strong commitment to working with persons from diverse backgrounds is a plus. Students majoring in a social work, counseling, leisure services, family services, sociology, mental health or other related majors would be ideal for this type of position. Junior or senior level students in these majors are encouraged to apply.|
|Schedule Required:||Flexible—able to work occasional evenings and weekends for group activities|
|Additional Comments:||This position is primarily available for work study students and/or students who are earning practicum/class credit, however, others will be considered. If applying for this position as a practicum placement/credit only, contact your placement coordinator for your major to determine if this position qualifies for practicum/ class credit. For others, either download application from our website, request it via email, or pick up one at the Center for Multicultural Education (109 MAU). If interested in this position for both work study and class credit please note this on your application.|
Monday, August 25, 2008 for Fall 2008 placement
|Job Duration:||One semester or more|
University Of Northern Iowa
Maucker Union 109
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0165