Habitat for Humanity of Teller County is part of a global, non-profit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity of Teller County is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.  Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

 

Position: Family Services Intern

 

Description: Habitat for Humanity of Teller County seeks a highly motivated and compassionate individual to work with partner families in areas such as sweat equity, homeownership education, adjustment to new responsibility and continued partnerships. The position’s primary importance is to support the Partner Family by empowering them through homeownership.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Family Services Coordinator
  • Seek out opportunities to reach out to local families that may be eligible for a Habitat home
  • Work with staff on family selection including setting up Orientation for applicants, screening applicants and supporting/mentoring applicants as they go through the homeownership process
  • Participate in meetings with the Partner Families
  • Maintain relationships and provide support/mentoring services to families after they have accepted a home
  • Facilitate and seek out opportunities for homeowner education classes
  • Work with individual families to track “sweat equity” hours
  • Research and identify local resources as well as refer clients to local agencies as needed
  • Maintain and update Partner Family files

 

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work sensitively with diverse populations
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written
  • Previous internship or related experience working with clients in a social service setting is a plus
  • Must be computer literate (working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Self-motivated, good organizational and interpersonal skills, detail-oriented, ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Ability to ensure the confidentiality of Partner Families
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of Habitat for Humanity and the families we serve

 

Start Date: Position open until filled, requires 3 – 6 month commitment.

Hours: 6-8 hours/week. May require travel to meet with homeowner.

Compensation: This is an Unpaid/Volunteer internship

To Apply: Please a send cover letter and resume to colleen@tellerhabitat.org