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Independent Living Counselor Internship: Good Samaritan Mission, Inc., Good Samaritan Mission, Inc., Danbury, Connecticut

Organization: Good Samaritan Mission, Inc.
Contact Name: Nykeah Parham
Position Type: Short-term Missions / Volunteer Internship
Address: 22 Maple Avenue
Danbury, Connecticut  06810  
United States
Great For: Great for Christians
Service Area(s): Indirectly Serving People, Immigrants and Refugees, Homelessness and Housing, Discipleship / Spiritual Formation, Counseling / Addiction / Recovery, Computers / Technology, Colleges and Universities, Business, Adult Ministry, Adult Basic Education / GED, Administra
Hourly Commitment:
30.0 per: Week
Number of Positions:
Number of Volunteers in this
Position in the Past Year:
One-time / Ongoing Position: Ongoing Position


City Vision Internships is a Christian one-year, multi-year or summer internship program based on the AmeriCorps model. Interns serve at one of over 40 positions across the USA and Canada. In the past 10 years, we have placed over 500 full-time interns and 68,000+ volunteers in hundreds of Christian ministries. Job Description: Position Overview: The Independent Living Counselor is a staff position responsible for assisting and supervising the residents of Discipleship House and performing security checks and other duties as required. Accountabilities: 1. Assisting and supervising the residents of Discipleship House and supporting them in their completion of their responsibilities during each shift, including supervision of clients taking medications. 2. Performing assigned tasks and responsibilities in accordance with the residents’ care, treatment, and Individualized Service Plan, including client transportation. 3. Completion of appropriate documentation pertaining to the individual shift, including Shift Reports, Incident Reports, and shift task lists. 4. Completion of security checks in accordance with the individual shift. General Requirements: • A personal relationship with Jesus Christ • A person of integrity in all matters • Excellent organizational & interpersonal skills • A self-starter with a bias for action and follow through Qualifications: • HS diploma (or GED) required; college degree preferred • Experience, preferably in a residential/transitional housing environment • Active involvement in a 12-step program or experience in the substance abuse field • Comfortable working on the computer, i.e., with MS Office Benefits: For Interns without a Bachelors Degree: One Year Work Study Internship
  • Provides a work study internship with free tuition in City Vision College for a full year paid by hosting ministry.
  • Online courses providing accredited degrees in Nonprofit Management, Addiction Studies, Urban Mission, and Business Administration.
  • Any Pell grant or other federal financial aid paid as cash payment to student (up to $5,645).
  • Expectation is typically 29 hours of volunteer work with 16 hours of class work per week (45 hours total).
  • Requirements
  • At least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Must be a Christian
  • U.S. or Canadian citizen, U.S. or Canadian national or lawful permanent resident alien, or have a valid student or work visa
  • Able to make at least a one year (or summer) commitment (may be extended by mutual agreement)
  • Able to financially live on just free housing and any outside income sources you have.
  • Able to relocate to a location of a ministry site (unless a site exists at your current location)
  • For more information or to apply visit cityvisioninternships.org. For more information about this site visit Good Samaritan Mission, Inc.

    Short Term Mission Trip Details

    Benefits Offered:

    • Free Undergrad City Vision Tuition
    • Housing or Rental Stipend

    This cost includes:

    Length of Trip

    One Year

    Initially Posted: 06/03/2016
    Last Updated: 06/06/2016