Summer Internships: Celebrating Transitions

Interns work with Students who have a cognitive disability to blend into the day-to-day schedule of Celebration Company.

Posted
April 11, 2022
Celebration Company Employees and JFS Staff sitting around table

Summer Internships: Celebrating Transitions

Interns work with Students who have a cognitive disability to blend into the day-to-day schedule of Celebration Company.

Posted
April 11, 2022
JFS Houston Celebrating Transitions Logo

Program Overview

Celebrating Transitions is a summer program that provides students with opportunities to learn prevocational skills focused on assembly, culinary and retail skills as well as a strong focus on advocacy all while in a safe, supportive, and hands-on environment. This program includes hands on experience at Rice Epicurean as well as Celebration Company.

Celebrating Transitions Coordinator - Senior level or above college student or professional

University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work: Field Experience and Supervision can be provided.

Job Tasks

  • Develop effective communication and understanding with participants
  • Assist in scheduling the daily activities and lesson plans for participants
  • Assist in training the CITS
  • Lead training for the participants
  • Assist participant in understanding job duties including breaking tasks into single tasks
  • Assist participants in maintaining appropriate workplace etiquette
  • Model or show participants how to complete a job task
  • Communicate any problems or issues with participant to supervisor
  • Maintain a nurturing and respectful relationship with participants

Requirements

  • Major in social work, education, psychology, pre-medicine, or human services
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Teambuilding experience
  • Prior camp counselor experience helpful
  • Ability to work independently at employer’s worksite
  • Ability to follow written and verbal directions
  • Ability to communicate with participants and employers in a professional manner
  • Ability to keep organized notes as necessary

Celebrating Transitions Job Coach- Junior or Senior level in high school

Job Tasks

  • Develop effective communication and understanding with participants
  • Assist participant in understanding job duties including breaking tasks into single tasks
  • Assist participant in maintaining appropriate workplace etiquette
  • Model or show participant how to complete a job task
  • Communicate any problems or issues with participant to supervisor
  • Maintain a nurturing and respectful relationship with participants

Requirements

  • Prior experience working with teens with Autism or disabilities can be substituted for education
  • Prior camp counselor experience helpful
  • Ability to work independently at employer’s worksite
  • Ability to follow written and verbal directions
  • Ability to communicate with participants and employers in a professional manner
  • Ability to keep organized notes

Supervisor: Clinton Hedges

Supervisor contact information: chedges@jfshouston.org; (713) 986-7852

Internship Dates: June 8, 2022, to August 19, 2022

Internship Hours: 8:45 AM – 3:30 PM

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