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Social Work Summer Intern

Area Residential Care, Dubuque, IA

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  • Enrolled in their third or fourth year at a university or college working toward a BA in Social Work, Special Education, Psychology or related
  • College level of reading, math, and writing skills
  • Candidate needs to be a highly organized and detail-oriented person proficient with a variety of office equipment, computer, and computer database applications.
  • Candidate will be working with sensitive information. Must be able to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Candidate must be able to work independently and be multi-task oriented.
  • Candidate must be available to complete required agency training upon hire


Job Summary:

  • Assigned a caseload of 1-2 consumers to study. Read and understand the Life Plans of assigned consumers and work with consumers toward reaching their goals.
  • Consistently ensures that active treatment (programming) is regularly completed for each person served during all times of day to support individual growth
  • Help with regular QA checks on individual programming
  • Help generate activity calendars for individuals served based on individual goals
  • Help plan, arrange resources, and assist with outings for individuals served
  • Assist agency personnel with word processing, data entry, filing
  • Maintain the security of consumers by keeping all sensitive information in locked filing cabinets. Maintain confidentiality in verbal and written communications
  • Works at least 8 hours per week providing direct-care, either during day programs or in residential homes
  • Completes overall cleaning and general care of the home, including care of floors, bathrooms, appliances according to cleaning lists.
  • This position is highly visible to staff, consumers, guardians, and community members, either in person or by telephone, of Area Residential Care and therefore needs to display a professional and courteous image for the agency at all times.


Physical Demands

This position involves occasional lifting of objects weighing up to 20 pounds, and occasional lifting up to 50 lbs. It also requires pushing, pulling, bending, stooping, and mobility. Must be able to physically prompt, escort, and physically restrain individuals served. Ability to walk unsupported and stand unsupported to assist individuals with disabilities


Equipment Used to Perform the Job:

Office telephone system, computer and associated software, fax machine, camera and photocopier. Adaptive equipment for individuals served (wheelchairs, communication devices, prosthetic equipment, mealtime equipment, etc.); miscellaneous cleaning equipment and supplies such as mops, brooms, and cleaning agents; all major household appliances such as stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, other small household appliances; whirlpool.

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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 593119
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Full or Part Time
Pay $10.00
Environmental/Quality Assurance/Safety
Government/Public Service
Human and Social Services
First Shift

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience --
Education Some College

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