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Company/Organization: Lutheran Services of Georgia


• Provides direct services to/for LSG clients as assigned in a professional, courteous and caring manner.
• Assists with screening potential clients through LSG’s intake forms and process.
• Accompanies Case Manager on initial home visits for intake and assessments.
• Assists with recovery service plan delivery, including making referrals, checking in with client, and documenting service provision updates.
• Ensures that any services provided to the client are documented in case notes.
• Ensures all who need a particular service receive it in a timely manner.
• Relays all requests and messages from the clients to the Case Manager promptly and accurately.
• Submits to each Case Manager all documentation required to prove that services have been provided. This may involve copying original documents.
• Maintains all records in an accurate, complete, confidential manner as assigned by the Case Manager.
• Maintains personal and professional boundaries in the performance of the job.
• Ability to set limits and maintain the helping role of the practitioner and to intervene appropriately to meet the needs of the persons served or other family members.
• Participates in in-service training and conferences related to refugee services.
• Participates in LSG functions.
• Participates as a team player with staff.
• Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures and instructions.


• Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university undergraduate or graduate internship program.
• Ability to work unsupervised in field settings with challenging population.
• Documented experience planning and organizing appointment schedules.
• Experience or strong desire in working with people from a variety of cultures and ethnic backgrounds.
• Excellent time management skills.
• Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, email, and Internet.
• Ability to forge a mutually respectful partnership with persons served and their families in which they are helped to gain the skills and confidence to address any issues and problems they face.
• Conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change.
• Ability to work in partnership with other team members.
• Ability to set limits and maintain the helping role of the practitioner and to intervene appropriately to meet the needs of the persons served or other family members.
• Preferred to own a safe and reliable personal multi-passenger (minimum 3 plus driver) vehicle, hold a valid Georgia Driver’s license and appropriate personal auto insurance, and have a good driving record.


12-40 hrs/ week


3-12 months

Additional Info:
This position is unpaid. Intern will be reimbursed for agency-related mileage excluding mileage accrued driving to and from internship site.

Intern to start ASAP; applications accepted on a rolling basis for summer, fall, and spring internships.

social  work    disaster    disaster  recovery    disaster  relief    case  work   
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