Next Step Internship Program: Careers in Homeless Services

Next Step Internship Program: Careers in Homeless Services

Project Renewal: Receiving Hope.

The Next Step Internship Program is an eights week vocational training program that provides individuals with the skills and experience they need to begin a career in homeless services. Interns receive approximately 140 hours of intensive sector-based classroom training as well as 140 hours of closely supervised paid on the job training to give them an entry point into the rewarding field of social services.

Week 1-2: Full Time Classroom Training (unpaid)

*Occupational Skills Trainings: Crisis Prevention, Working with Special Populations, Narcan Administration, Incident Reporting, Conflict Resolution.

*Soft Skills Trainings: Effective Communication, Customer Service and Life Skills.

*Computer Training: Basic Microsoft Office, DHS Cares

*Financial Literacy Workshops: Budgeting, Credit Repair, Managing Money.

Week 3-7: Classroom & On the Job Training (paid)

*Internship: Work 3-4 days/week in a shelter as a Residential Aide or Maintenance Staff

*Ongoing Training: Attend classes 1-2 days per week & learn industry specific skills

*Credential Attainment: Crisis Prevention Certification, Fire Guard for Shelters Certification (F-02), Certificate of Completion for Opioid Overdose Prevention.

Week 8: Final Week of Training

*Graduation Ceremony: Certificate of completion, 80% graduation rate

*Hiring Decisions: Internship site directors have option of permanently hiring graduates

*Job Search: Interns are assigned to a Job Developer, update resumes, intensive job search and interviewing process begins.

Week 9: Job Placement, Retention and Career Advancement

*Job Placement Support: Continue job search and job placement process with support of a job developer, 80% placement rate.

*Job Retention: One year post employment support, 70% on year job retention rate.

*Career Advancement: Assistance with upgrading employment and credentials.

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Next Step Internship Program pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please look the program up online for more information on the Internship.

About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to Next Step Internship Program: Careers in Homeless Services

  1. jwatrel says:

    If you are interested in helping the homeless this program might be for you.

    Liked by 1 person

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