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Help Me Grow Parent Support Specialist

To apply for an internship, complete our Internship Application. More information about current internships can be found below.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Site Coordinator Internship

Sub for Santa/2-1-1 Internship

Help Me Grow Internships

Welcome Baby Internships

South Franklin Community Center Internships

Mountainland Continuum of Care Intern

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Help Me Grow Parent Support Specialist (Provo)

Program Description: Help Me Grow Utah is a free family information helpline designed to promote the optimal development during pregnancy and early childhood by:

  • linking families to information and community resources related to pregnancy, child development and parenting
  • providing personalized support for families
  • creating and facilitating partnerships within the community to improve the availability and quality of services for families

Position Description: The Parent Support Specialist contributes to the goals of Help Me Grow Utah by addressing family strengths and concerns, referring families to existing community and informational resources related to child development, and problem solving to find alternative solutions as needed. S/he demonstrates knowledge and experience in family support services, including the ability to interpret developmental screenings, and showing empathy toward a variety of family situations. S/he communicates with families, manages family records, conducts follow-up and participates in other activities related to Help Me Grow Utah and United Way of Utah County. We are looking to fill one full-time position.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Experience in child development, parenting, early childhood education, behavioral science, social service, social work, or related field
  • Work experience involving parents or young children with or without special needs
  • Valid Utah Driver’s License and access to personal vehicle for use during working hours (mileage reimbursable)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with ability to learn new software applications
  • Proper telephone etiquette, including active listening and assessment skills
  • Ability to manage many details and various bits of information at the same time
  • Ability to make decisions independently as well as part of a team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Familiarity with Arabic language
  • Experience working with refugee populations
  • Supervisory or volunteer management experience

Tasks Include:

  • Respond to calls from parents, service providers and health care providers who are in need of information and/or referrals to community resources for young children ages 0-8 years old
  • Score developmental screening tool, the Ages and Stages Questionnaire, (completed by parents) and give results to parents
  • Address parents’ concerns about their child and recognize their current strengths
  • Identify appropriate referrals and services that may benefit a family
  • Confirm that referral/service is available prior to giving to family
  • Follow-up with families via phone, text, mail and/or email
  • Attend outreach functions related to Help Me Grow as assigned
  • Provide support on projects as needed, such as researching community resources, preparing for events, etc.
  • Occasional training and management of volunteers and interns

Benefits and Compensation: United Way of Utah County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This is a full-time hourly position--compensation depends on experience. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, paid holidays, sick leave and vacation, 401(K), and life and disability insurance.

Work Schedule: Typically, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday (Full-time; 40 hrs. /week), however, hours may vary and may include occasional night or weekend hours. The Parent Support Specialist reports to the Help Me Grow Call Lead.

Physical Activity: In the course of performing this job, the incumbent typically spends time sitting, walking, listening/speaking, writing and operating a personal computer. At times, employee will be required to drive an automobile to attend meetings within the community. S/he is expected to lift and carry office records and supplies up to 15 lbs. on an occasional basis. Reasonable accommodations may be arranged to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties of the job.

Application deadline: October 12, 2018 or until filled.

Submit resume and cover letter to:
Gentri Hortman
148 North 100 West
Provo, UT 84601

 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Site Coordinator Internship

The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program is a free tax preparing service for individuals with an annual income of $55,000 or less. It is part of the wider Utah Tax Help statewide financial stability coalition. During the VITA program, IRS-certified volunteers prepare tax returns for local community members at several sites throughout Utah County. Last year, the VITA program brought approximately $4.7 million in tax refunds back into the community and every volunteer hour spent returned approximately $900. VITA volunteers are also trained to look for tax credits like the EITC that clients may qualify for, which enables them to maximize their tax refund and supports their goals for financial stability.

The VITA site coordinator intern will help hundreds of local families stay on track to achieve their financial goals by ensuring the smooth operation of the VITA tax preparation site at the Community Partnership Center in Provo.

Hours per week: 10-15

Start/end dates: January 7, 2019--April 17, 2019

Responsibilities: 

  • Study for and pass IRS volunteer tax preparation certification exam at Advanced level (including Health Savings Account exam)
  • Complete site coordinator training before tax season starts
  • Direct and support tax preparation volunteers at the Community Partnership Center, including answering tax-law questions
  • Prepare tax returns and provide quality review for other volunteers
  • Submit tax returns electronically to the IRS and ensure that all tax returns are filed in a timely manner
  • Follow up with rejected tax returns to resolve issues with clients
  • Ensure that the VITA site has sufficient materials throughout the season
  • Refer qualifying clients to additional financial resources in the community

Qualifications: 

  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience with tax law or individual tax returns preferred
  • Willingness to learn about taxes and pass volunteer tax exam required
  • Available to work evenings/weekends during tax season required
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently
  • Ability to work well with volunteers and clients
  • Interest in non-profit and community work
  • Access to reliable transportation required
  • Spanish language skills preferred

Benefits: Academic internship credit, mileage reimbursement for travel; on-site training and supervision; hands-on experience with nonprofit and community work

Position open until filled

Contact or 801-691-5371 for more information.

 

Sub for Santa/2-1-1 Internship

What is Sub for Santa? Sub for Santa is program that seeks to help those in poverty in Utah county to provide christmas for their families and connect them to long term help. If you are looking for a rewarding, fast paced internship, here is your place!

Duties: This internship will focus on two United Way programs, 2-1-1 and Sub for Santa, helping you to get a well rounded experience and learn more about the needs in Utah County. United Way 2-1-1 is a community resource line to connect community members to resources. This is an essential key to our Sub for Santa program and in assisting families to find long term assistance. Intern will learn 2-1-1 resources and assist in taking 2-1-1 calls from community members. Intern will help to create 2-1-1 materials to be used at Sub for Santa applicant open houses. Intern will also help with outreach to 2-1-1 callers to assist them in applying for Sub for Santa.  

Intern will also assist in many different areas of the Sub for Santa program. Main duties will be outreach, assist in planning applicant open houses and running applicant open houses. Intern will coordinate program open houses by communicating between director, workshop instructors, and the open house location scheduling department. Intern will help to teach at the application open house, assist volunteers as needed, and prepare open house supplies. Intern will also help with other in office duties. These could include various tasks such as sponsor calls, mailing applicant letters, English to Spanish translations (if capable), returning phone calls to applicants and communicating between the sponsor and the applicant if needed. (These are general duties and may change based on the discretion and needs seen by the director.)

Benefits:  Great resume building internship.Exposure to the nonprofit world.Opens the door for possible future jobs.Help make a difference in people’s lives this Christmas season!

Requirements: Spanish Skills is a big bonus but not necessary.

Hours: Sub for Santa Internship will require 10 -15 hours a week. This internship can be counted for internship credit. Hours are flexible to interns availability (more hours available if needed). Must be available to work 1-2 weeknights a week from 5:30 - 9pm during the month of November.

Start date: September 15th (Flexible)

End Date: December 20th

 Help Me Grow Utah Internship

A free child development phone line where families and providers can connect to community resources and information. Interns work with our team to contact families via email or phone, research child development topics, review developmental screenings, follow-up with families to make sure they connect to appropriate resources, and more!

 Help Me Grow is looking for 1-2 interns for the Fall semester. A 15 hr/week minimum commitment is required. 

 Welcome Baby Utah County Internship

A free service designed to promote a healthy, secure and enjoyable beginning for parents, new babies and their family members. Interns play a crucial role in the success of this program Some responsibilities include: assisting with playgroups, home visitation, weekly parenting class throughout Utah County, recruiting and matching volunteers with families, and more!

 Welcome Baby is looking for 3 interns for the Fall semester. A 15 hr/week minimum commitment is required. Must be willing to do home visits. 

South Franklin Community Center Internship

The South Franklin Community Center works to increase the quality of life in the South Franklin neighborhood by providing access to programs that promote individual growth and achievement, encouraging community participation and leadership, and offering opportunities for residents to become more invested and connected.

 South Franklin Community Center is looking for 6 interns for the Fall semester. A 15 hr/week minimum commitment is required. Morning, afternoon and evening positions available.  

 Mountainland Continuum of Care Internship

The Mountainland Continuum of Care is searching for a part-time, unpaid intern to support a federal program that streamlines homeless service programs in the Utah, Wasatch, and Summit County areas. Application deadline is August 1st. The internship will run until April 2019. The internship will be housed at United Way of Utah County, and hours are negotiable (anywhere between 5-20/week). This intern will support the Continuum of Care Program Coordinator with the following duties:

 -Update the program website with crucial information for program partners and clients

-Boost and update social media platforms on Facebook and Twitter

-Assist with the management and and fundraising efforts of the Utah County Housing First Fund

-Assist with grant writing to assist the Continuum with diversifying funding sources

-Assist the Community Relations committee with projects

 Benefits to this internship include:

 -Benefits clients in with extreme low income in our local area

-Work on behalf of 60 public and non-profit agencies in the area

-Build marketing, grant writing, fundraising, and strategic planning experience

 If you are interested in applying for this position complete our internship application

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