• Disability Services Internship

    Location(s) US-IN-Indianapolis
    Category
    Mission Services
    Type
    Internship
    Compensation
    $12 per hour (10 weeks)
  • POSITION SUMMARY

    The Maureen Miller intern will be responsible for program review, assessment, and enhancements for workplace accommodations throughout the organization.   A reasonable workplace accommodation is any modification or adjustment to the application or hiring process, to the job, an employment practice, or the work environment that allows a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

     

    The Maureen Miller intern will review current materials regarding people with disabilities and/or barriers.  The intern will review the current process for tracking and maintaining workplace accommodations and He/she will put together a final presentation of reasonable workplace accommodations, how to request them and how to track them for the organization.  This role demonstrates behaviors consistent with our Mission, Vision and Values, on behalf of Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Interview current employees and members of management.
    • Review outcome data.
    • Create a way to track workplace accommodations.
    • Make recommendations for improvements, building on the initial training design and learning from other Goodwill programs and/or best practices.
    • Research using the internet or other research techniques on best practices used. Provide contact information and specific resources this organization can utilize.
    • Through the intern’s own knowledge and/ or with the aid of EDAT staff members, deliver examples of reasonable accommodations.
    • Assess participants to determine those who will benefit from the training.
    • Research and develop one or more staff training seminars on the new and upcoming industry requirements via the resources of organizations (educational, NISH, GII, local community, JAN).

    Goals

    • To develop a way to identify and track workplace accommodations.
    • Develop a platform to request accommodations.
    • Coordinate and implement staff training regarding findings, recommendations, software for training, etc.
    • Implement and deliver the training to EDAT staff to vet.

    POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

    • Students in their Junior/Senior year studying in one of the following areas: Social Work, Education, Psychology, or Rehabilitation
    • Experience interacting with individuals with barriers. (I.E. visual and hearing impairment, mental, and dexterity)
    • Proven creativity and innovation abilities
    • Strong communication skills: in person, via phone, internal and external
    • Proficient computer skills, Microsoft Office products, specifically Excel and Word
    • Ability to research and develop a network of resources
    • Experience researching and developing training curriculum

    BENEFITS

    To learn more about our Mission and Values, please click here.

     

    Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled

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