Independent Living Program


Contact: Lupita Ducharme, Intern Supervisor
Phone: 805-781-3535
Internships Job Description:
Independent Living Program Interns work alongside Family Care Network Case Managers to implement San Luis Obispo County Independent Living Program (ILP) for current and former foster youth. This program empowers youth through education, life skills training, advocacy, workforce development, and community collaboration. This is a paid internship that is eligible for college credit. ILP interns commit to a minimum of 2 quarters, working 12-15 hours per week. The intern must be available to work early mornings, evenings and weekend, and be willing and able to drive throughout San Luis Obispo County to transport youth to activities and events. ILP interns must have the ability and willingness to be supportive, empathetic and non-judgmental of foster youth populations and will possess excellent multicultural awareness and appreciation of diversity. The ILP intern will be responsible for supporting youth in gaining personal documentation (certified copy of birth certificate, California identification card and social security card), creating individual goals, and how to use community resources. As an intern, you will work with staff towards achieving the youth's goals set out in his/her Transitional Living Plan (TILP). Students interested in this internship should email Family Care Network's Volunteer Coordinator, including a cover letter and resume, to
Training Offered
Extensive Training provided; Strong supervision
Required Experience, Knowledge or Other Requirements 
Must be 18 years of age.  Must be livescanned and receive a criminal record clearance as a condition of employment.  Strong interpersonal skills and oral/written communication skills; able to deal effectively with a variety of people and personality types.  Adhere to all applicable safety rules and practices.  Ability to act responsibly with confidential information.  Hold a valid California Driver's License, proof of insurance and a DMV driving report.
Required Hours/Week
Offers Flexible Hours (Evenings, Weekends)
Flexible Hours. 
Offers Summer Internships
Preferred Work Schedule
Two quarter minimum.

Additional Information/Comments: 

Program works closely with the Department of Social Services, Cuesta College, Child Welfare System, Probation and a variety of community agencies.

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