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COLLEGE INTERN COORDINATOR POSITION

NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)


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COLLEGE INTERN COORDINATOR POSITION

AGENCY DESCRIPTION NYC Administration for Children's Services (ACS) is a premier children's services agency dedicated to ensuring the safety of NYC's 1.8 million children and strengthening its families. ACS protects New York City's children from abuse and neglect.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Intern Coordinator will work collaboratively with two areas, the Division of Family Permanency Services (FPS) and the Office of Personnel Services (OPS). FPS ensures that high quality services are provided to children in foster care by supporting provider agency staff with technical assistance and services support. FPS staff offers guidance to provider agencies on child welfare policies and procedures to improve service delivery and achieve safety, permanency, and well-being for children in foster care.

OPS is part of the Division of Administration. OPS is responsible for ensuring that its internal and external customers receive consistent professional and courteous services.

INTERNSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the direction of the HR staff, will work closely with various Divisions and Programs at ACS to onboard college interns. Specific duties will include:

· Develop a comprehensive program including various activities such as weekly intern sessions that includes goal setting to enhance the work experience and engage youths and their peers in a positive environment; · Notify and converse with interested candidates via email/telephone/other mediums; · Plan an orientation session for the new interns with the participation of the Commissioner and senior leaders of all the ACS Divisions and key Programs; · Explore developing a mentoring component to the internship program where ACS employees would serve as mentors to those youth interns that are interested. · Serve as the primary liaison to Divisions and Programs and interns during submission of resumes and other relevant material for onboarding; · Coordinate interview sessions and inform program managers of best fit; · Review and respond to issues from both interns and programs and reassign interns if and when required; · Communicate on a consistent basis Maintain liaison with Divisions and Programs on interns' progress; · Supervise youths and oversee and identify the content, publication and presentation of the Summer "INTERNMAG"; · Complete analysis compiling best practices and lessons learned and recommendations on to determine the needs of internship program and how program may be improved for subsequent years; · Troubleshoot post-internship needs on an individual basis.

QUALIFICATIONS & PREFERRED SKILLS: The preferred candidate should possess an interest in cchildren's issues and/or social services and a commitment to achieving permanency for the children of New York City. The candidate should further possess a demonstrated ability to think strategically and analytically. The candidate should have the ability to work easily with various groups within a large agency and the capacity to work independently and to demonstrate sound judgment and decision-making ability. Exemplary writing, communications and interpersonal skills required. Further, the candidate must be proficient in Excel and Power Point. Additionally, candidate must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program.

The preferred candidate should also possess:

· MSW degree or be in the third or fourth year of graduate study for an MSW. · Excellent communication skills with the ability to listen and engage youths. · Proficiency Preferred skills in MS Office. · 1-2 years experience in program management.

SALARY: $50.00 per hour

DURATION: June 30th for approximately 14 weeks; 35 hours per week.

How TO APPLY:
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please email your resume and a cover letter to InternCoordinator@acs.nyc.gov


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