Position Title: Children’s Resource Center Intern
Purpose: The Children’s Resource Center Intern is reliable, encouraging and excited about making an impact in the lives of children. You will serve as a positive role model in an after- school tutoring environment. Our CRC Interns will assist students with homework, in addition to planning daily enrichment activities for children ages 5-12. Because of the length of time to be spent with the children at the CRC, interns are expected to engage with students in the same way staff do.
Santa Ana Location
Implement trauma-informed practices during the after-school program
Assist students with their homework, serve as a positive role model and mentor
Take initiative and engage with children in an uplifting and encouraging manner
Encourage students to stay on task if doing an indoor activity; encourage teamwork if playing outside
Plan monthly activities in the areas of recreation, arts, education, character and leadership, and health
Provide positive reinforcement for children’s desired behaviors, redirect students when behavior is impacting programming
Responsible to: Associate Manager of Children’s Programming & Children’s Programs Coordinators
Time Commitment: Minimum of 2 days per week (Monday - Friday) for 4 hours (between 2 and 6 PM) (8 hours per week). 3 days per week (Monday-Friday) for 4 hours each day HIGHLY PREFERRED. Minimum length of time commitment is 1 semester.
Qualifications: Must be comfortable engaging with children between the ages of 5-12. Must be 18+ years old and must have successfully cleared a Live Scan. Preferably intern will have education in human services or child development and/or experience working with at-risk youth.
Support: Training for this position will be provided. Training will include: responsibilities of the mandated reporter, trauma-informed care, and instructions on how to create activities aligned with the Common Core standards. In addition, Illumination Foundation staff will be available for questions and assistance.
Dress Code: Comfortable and casual, (ie jeans, t-shirt and close-toed shoes )Please no tight fitting or revealing clothing.