Community Learning Center Practicum : My Internship At Neighborhood House
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SOWK 391: Community Learning Center Practicum
My junior internship at Neighborhood House provided me the opportunity to gain experience and expanded my knowledge working with the diverse population. Neighborhood House has prepared me to work with all population such as race, gender, age, and all culture. I had the opportunity to be in three different programs during my journey as social work student in Neighborhood House. The three programs were; Food Support, Early Childhood, and Youth Leadership.
In the Food Support program, I was a foodshelf caseworker completing intake assessments with clients and assist selecting culturally-appropriate foods during shopping. Also, I took the role ensure the foodshelf is organized and foods are stock…show more content…
I had the privilege to share environment classroom promoted a multicultural and multi-lingual environment for the children.
Furthermore, under the Youth Leadership program, I was in the Kids Connects program. Kids Connect is an after-school program. My role was being a mentor to children who are 6-12 years old. I had the opportunity to assist children with homework. Also, supervise and coordinate lessons and daily activities. Another role is maintaining a safe and well-organized classroom environment for the children.
SOWK 591: Social Work Senior Practicum
My senior internship at Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging provided me the opportunity to work with the older adults in our community. I gained the experience and knowledge to assist seniors and caregivers in our community with resources that will enable them to live leisurely and obtain benefits they are eligible to have.
My experience at Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging have been a great experience. I had the opportunity to observe a Vulnerable Adult report by my colleague Alyssa (SLL Specialist) at Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging. The vulnerable adult report I overserved was on a consumer who called stating the consumer was not feeling good and felt like the consumer wants to hurt himself. The SLL specialist had to conference call Crisis Hotline. Also, the SLL specialist had another specialist report a Wellness Check on the