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Inclusion Facilitator Internship

The Inclusion Intern will provide direct support in adapting and modifying programs to meet the needs of a specific child or children enrolled in Department of Human Service Programs (DHSP) /Out of School (OST) Programs. The Inclusion Intern will be supervised directly by the head supervisor in each program with support and guidance provided by the Inclusion Specialist for the Department of Human Services.

HOURS OF WORK: 8 - 20 hours per week during the academic school year between the hours of 2pm and 6pm. Flexibility of days and hours is available.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work to support and create relationships with all children in designated program

  • Perform duties supporting children as determined by the Inclusion Initiative in collaboration with the program and school day staff.

  • Maintain consistent communication with site supervisor in program as well as with the Inclusion Initiative and attend all staff meetings onsite.

  • Share in classroom responsibilities as assigned by site supervisor (activity planning, set up and break down, and classroom maintenance)

  • In collaboration with the Inclusion Initiative, develop and implement accommodations to meet the needs of identified children

  • In collaboration with other team members, maintain a positive, inclusive environment for children, staff members, and families.

  • Help children transition into and out of designated programs as well as assisting them in successfully navigating the program and social relationships.

  • Attend trainings made available through the Agenda for Children and Inclusion Initiative

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Practical experience working with children with special and diverse needs.

  • Demonstrate verbally, basic clinical/diagnostic understanding of children's needs

  • Have a basic understanding and/or willingness to be trained in Positive Behavior Support techniques.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE : Please submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to our employment account at employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Positions will remain open until filled. Review of resumes begins immediately. We are an AA/EEO Employer.

Job Type: Full-Time

Salary: $15.64 to $15.75 /hour