Post-Conviction Project Social Work Intern
Athens, GA 
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Posting Number G/R24262P
Working Title Post-Conviction Project Social Work Intern
Department Law School-General
About the University of Georgia
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
About the College/Unit/Department
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Employment Type Employee
Additional Schedule Information
Students should be able to commit to, at a minimum, the following 2024 work schedule:
Spring 2024 Semester: 10-15 hours per week
Summer 2024 Break: 35 hours per week
Fall 2024 Semester: 10-15 hours per week

Advertised Salary $15.00 per hour
Anticipated Start Date 01/22/2024
Posting Date 01/04/2024
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EOO Statement
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).
USG Core Values Statement
The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy 8.2.18.1.2 and can be found online at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section8/C224/#p8.2.18_personnel_conduct.

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found online at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section6/C2653.
Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities
Survivor Intake:

Under the supervision of CEASE Clinic staff, interns will travel to state prisons and survivor service provider agencies to complete intakes under staff supervision, and work with various public, private, local, and statewide agencies to connect survivors to pro bono attorneys, advocates, and other survivor resources and services.
Percentage of time 40
Duties/Responsibilities
Social Work Case Management:

Under the supervision the CEASE Clinic's Social Work Advocate, maintain a caseload supporting clinic legal clients; conduct client visits and meetings; case assessment, strategy, and management; identify and interview collateral sources of information (e.g. family members, friends, teachers, social workers, community members, child welfare agency workers, prison staff, service providers, probation officers, and others connected to the client); request, review, and analyze client records (school, medical, psychiatric, criminal, juvenile court, etc.); support clients in identifying their needs, setting goals, and developing a structured plan for achieving those goals through appropriate evidence-based clinical practices and in consultation with legal interns and attorneys; assess a client's needs and readiness for services; provide non-legal advocacy and support for clients in court hearings, mediation, out-of-court meetings, multidisciplinary team meetings, and other settings within the scope of clinic representation; connect clients with appropriate services to address safety, health, housing, transportation, employment, food, education, substance use needs, family care needs, and mental health needs; explore options to meet needs when necessary services do not exist in a community; participate in general office and case management upkeep duties, including computer data entry of intake information, filing, copying, drafting and filing court documents, and serving notice.
Percentage of time 40
Duties/Responsibilities
Project Development:

Under the supervision of CEASE Clinic staff, conduct research on trauma-responsive legal intake, pro bono attorney training curriculum, and community outreach and education on legal resources and remedies. Assist in developing trauma-responsive intake policies and protocols, reaching out to prison social workers, mental health professionals, and survivor service providers to build partnerships and plan intake clinics. Assist in building a network of pro bono attorneys and lay advocates, and assist in providing training and technical assistance to ensure quality and trauma-responsive representation for survivors.

Percentage of time 20

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


 

Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Full Time
Period of Employment
Open
Type of Compensation
Paid
College Credits Earned
No
Tuition Assistance
No
Required Student Status
Open
Preferred Majors
Other
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