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Pre-Employment Training Services Intern


This internship is part of the 2024 Humanities for Life (HFL) Summer Internship Program. This premier opportunity allows UR students to access traditionally unpaid opportunities that highlight the value of the humanities in the workplace. If selected, students will receive a $5,000 stipend over a minimum 270-hour period in a non-for-profit organization in the Rochester, NY region. 

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TITLE: Pre-Employment Training Services Intern
DEPARTMENT: Employment Services 
SUPERVISOR: Employment Services Coordinator
FUNCTION: Assists individuals in gaining skills based on their Personal Outcomes as contracted through ACCES-VR. Responds to, and implements, training that
is based in Employment First philosophy.

Instructs, Supervises and Assists Individuals

  • Understands and administers services according to ACCES-VR, other funding requirements and regulations.
  • Completes required services, documentation and billing within the required timeframes
  • Provides individualized training support to program participants after they have been placed in competitive employment, including, but not limited to
    • On-site assessment and training
    • Work adjustment counseling to individuals in transition to a new work environment
    • Work site orientation, adaptation and accommodation
    • Related support services, such as travel training, time and stress management, and interpersonal skills
    • case management/case coordination services when necessary
  • Coordinates new relationships with businesses and secures new internship sites.
  • Supports portfolio development for each individual in the program.
  • Provides job and career exploration counseling for students and youth in Pre-Employment Training Services.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Complies with Starbridge policies, procedures, practices and core training requirements.
  • Works toward developing, meeting and exceeding program goals that are established annually.
  • Abides by Code of Conduct, which incorporates the corporate compliance section.
  • Performs other assigned duties as assigned by supervisor.

• High School diploma and experience supporting individuals with disabilities. Associate’s Degree preferred.

• Valid New York State driver’s license and a registered, insured vehicle with a suitable driving record.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends.

• Attention to detail.
• Communicates effectively verbally and in writing.
• Multi tasks and manages priorities and deadlines with minimal supervision.
• Ability to utilize Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and the Internet.

• Ability to visually see service documentation and other written material.
• Ability to hear and communicate verbally