Social Service Agency Responsibilities and Support
Social service agencies provide vocational expertise to Teaching Together Chicago with ongoing support to Catholic Schools and interns for job training, placement, and follow up.
Social service agencies work collaboratively with Catholic Schools and the individual with disabilities to assess, screen, provide individualized employment planning and successfully place interns.
Direct support continues through the orientation period including successful completion of Virtus training. Through regular communication with the school and intern, concerns or recommendations are discussed, and additional job coaching is available.
Currently, the Center for Independence through Conductive Education, El Valor, and Helping Hand Center serve as social service agency partners. We welcome and encourage social service agencies to join Teaching Together Chicago.
Interns Eligibility and Expectations
Teaching Together Chicago is open to adults with disabilities. Interns are considered part-time employees and are expected to work approximately 16 hours a week for ten weeks.
TO BE ELIGIBLE, INTERNS MUST:
- Qualify for vocational services under The Department of Rehabilitation Services.
- Have a desire to work in a Catholic School setting. (Interns are not required to be Catholic.)
- Have appropriate social skills to be successful in a school setting.
- Be willing to assist in religious activities, and fulfill specific requirements as school personnel.
- Work in cooperation with assigned social service agency.
- Pass Virtus training required by the Archdiocese of Chicago.
- Have transportation to internship site.