CEA Program: Resource Assistant for Student Outreach Clinic
DUE is home to IEL which is sponsoring these types of positions across campus. This specific position is part of the Community Engagement Associates program in which students work in a specific department on campus to support campus and community engagement initiatives. You will see more information on the specific job and department below.
Overview of department:
The IU School of Social Work offers both BSW and MSW degrees on multiple campuses across the IU system. The School of Social Work supports its students involvement with the IU Student Outreach Clinic, hosted at the Neighborhood Fellowship Church, every Saturday on the near eastside of Indianapolis.
The IU Student Outreach Clinic is a multi-disciplinary clinical involving students from medicine, social work, law, dentistry, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, ophthalmology, and the Butler University pharmacy program. The SOC serves uninsured and underinsured people on the near eastside of Indianapolis. Students from the School of Social Work help connect families with needed resources and services in the community.
Specific tasks that the community engagement associate will complete:
Duties of the position typically include the following:
- Work at least one Saturday per month, from 10:00am to 2:00 pm at the clinic.
- Support the clinic with the identifying and cataloguing of new and changing resources in the community.
- Make follow-up phone calls, as needed, during the week with agencies and clients.
- Support student efforts to obtain items to be distributed to clients.
Specific qualifications (knowledge, skills, class standing, etc) we desire the project coordinator to have:
Must be a current MSW student based on the interaction with clients and requirements of who may volunteer at the clinic.
By the end of this position assignment, the student will meet the following learning objectives
- The CEA is able to name at least one civic issue and articulate how various societal systems and processes address this (and other) civic issues.
- The CEA values collaborating with others, especially those individuals representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints.
- The CEA demonstrates empathy, openness, inclusiveness, and sensitivity when working with diverse others.
- The CEA analyzes diverse perspectives and evaluates how these perspectives influence their own norms and biases.
- The CEA feels a sense of responsibility and commitment to use the knowledge gained in their higher education experiences to serve others.