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Children's Resource Center Intern

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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.

 Stanton Location 
 Santa Ana Location

Key Responsibilities:

 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.


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