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Employment Opportunities

Consumer Directed Services

We have many consumers in our community who utilize a Consumer Directed Care Program and are looking for personal care attendants to help assist them with daily living tasks within their home. CDS is a consumer directed care program that allows people to stay independent within their home while employing people to help with tasks such as bathing, cooking and house chores.

Email application to info@silcolumbia.org
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Internships

To apply for an internship, email a resume and letter with your desired position, required hours, program of study, and supervisor contact information (if available) to info@silcolumbia.org, Subject: Volunteer Coordinator - Internship. You must be able to pass a background check. 

Access Services Intern

The Access Services Intern will have the opportunity to work closely with the Access Services team in providing support and assistance to clients requiring DME (durable medical equipment) for their healthcare needs.

Responsibilities may include:
• Assisting in the coordination of DME deliveries to clients
• Conducting inventory checks and documenting equipment usage
• Assisting with cleaning and refurbishing of DME
• Providing technical support and troubleshooting for equipment issues
• Collaborating with healthcare providers and vendors to ensure timely and accurate delivery of DME
• Assisting in the evaluation and selection of appropriate DME for client needs
• Maintaining detailed records and documentation of DME orders and deliveries
• Providing exceptional customer service to clients and ensuring their satisfaction with the DME provided.

The intern will gain valuable experience in working within a healthcare setting, collaborating with multidisciplinary teams, and assisting with the coordination of services for clients with diverse medical needs. This internship is ideal for students interested in pursuing a career in healthcare administration, medical equipment management, or related fields.

Administrative Intern

The Administrative Intern is a student or entry-level professional who assists with various administrative tasks within an organization. This can include tasks such as filing, data entry, answering phones, scheduling appointments, maintaining records, and providing general office support. Administrative interns may also assist with special projects and tasks as needed.

Responsibilities may include:
• Assisting with day-to-day office operations
• Providing administrative support to staff members
• Organizing and maintaining files and records
• Managing and updating databases
• Assisting with event planning and coordination
• Drafting and editing documents and correspondence
• Performing research as needed
• Providing exceptional customer service to internal and external stakeholders

Administrative interns should possess strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task effectively. They should also be proficient in basic computer skills, such as Microsoft Office Suite, and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Additionally, administrative interns should be able to work independently and as part of a team and demonstrates a positive and professional attitude.

Marketing Intern

Are you creative, hardworking, and looking to gain hands-on experience working on a variety of projects? We appreciate these qualities at Services for Independent Living and seek a marketing intern who can create content and execute marketing strategy. The ideal candidate understands and has used social media, has used or wants to learn direct marketing strategies, and has an interest in working on high-impact projects. You will learn skills necessary to jobs in the marketing industry. This position also works outside of normal business hours, some evening and weekend time is available throughout the year. 

Objectives of this role
• Play a role throughout the marketing cycle in positioning, messaging, and storytelling through digital formats and social media
• Contribute to marketing campaigns that further the organization’s strategic goals
• Monitors trends, feedback, and satisfaction levels
• Event planning and providing support for in-person tabling events, often after regular business hours
Responsibilities
• Complete projects related to branding, content creation, and social media marketing
• Assist management with the preparation of campaigns and reports
• Collect performance metrics to measure progress
• Work with the community at various events to educate about organization’s services
Skills and qualifications
• Curious, fast-learning, and resourceful
• Organizational skills with attention to detail
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Sense of teamwork and the ability to execute programs
• Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Self-motivated and hardworking
• Interest in working with nonprofit organizations
Preferred qualifications
• Prior collaboration or personal project management experience
• Basic knowledge of marketing principles and industry trends
• 2-4 years of related college course

Senior Connect Intern

Senior Connect Interns assist case managers with intake, scheduling, and preparation in advance of mediation sessions. Interns interact one-on-one with consumers in-person and by phone, from the organization’s office, which operates Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The work schedule is flexible within normal working hours.

SIL provides training to each intern. This training includes instruction on intake procedures using SIL’s case tracking software, conducting client interviews, and assessing cases. As part of their internship, interns have the opportunity to shadow a case manager and gain an understanding about direct service work.

Intern Responsibilities
• Maintain electronic and paper records including intake requests, questionnaire forms, and other necessary documents.
• Assist with written and verbal communication to consumers throughout the case management process.
• Aid in answering inquiries about services and provide necessary referrals to other community programs.
• Schedule home visits with consumers.
• Help with other projects in the office when necessary.
• Adhere to SIL’s confidentiality policy and pass a background check and required training.
Intern Duties
• Be able to explain senior connect services to potential clients.
• Be able to conduct initial interviews to gather necessary information with potential consumers.
• Assess consumer needs for other services and provide appropriate referrals to other providers when appropriate.
• Maintain accurate and complete records using SIL’s electronic database, following established procedures and protocols.
• Review intake questionnaires, noting any concerns, and indicate the need for a follow-up interview regarding safety concerns.
• Shadow Case Manager on home visits and other tasks outside the office.
• Complete other tasks as assigned.

SIL interns are selected based on their:
• Experience and interest in the field of social work.
• Participation in current or prior education or training in case management.
• Ability to represent themselves as professionals.
• Willingness to learn new skills and expand upon existing skills.
• Integrity in maintaining confidentiality.
• Commitment to create a better community.
• A desire to work within a marginalized community and to be a compassionate advocate.

Transportation Intern

The Transportation Intern is a student or entry-level professional who assists with various tasks related to transportation services within an organization. This can include tasks such as route planning, scheduling, coordinating drop offs, managing vehicle maintenance, and assisting with logistics operations.

Responsibilities may include:
• Assisting with route planning and optimization
• Coordinating deliveries and pickups of consumers
• Monitoring transportation schedules and services
• Assisting with driver scheduling and assignments
• Assisting with compliance and regulatory requirements

Transportation interns should possess strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to problem-solve effectively. They should also have good communication and interpersonal skills, as they may need to interact with drivers, consumers, and other team members. Additionally, transportation interns should be comfortable using transportation management software and have a basic understanding of logistics and supply chain management principles.

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