Founded in 2013, The Waterfront Project, Inc. (WFP), is a legal help center and HUD-approved counseling agency. WFP provides free civil legal representation, rental housing counseling, and financial counseling to Hudson County residents who are asset-limited, income-constrained, homeless, or otherwise disenfranchised. Currently, WFP’s primary focus is pursuing creative strategies to allow low- and moderate-income people to stay in their homes and communities, especially in neighborhoods experiencing rapid development and gentrification.  

Job Summary:

The Social Work Intern works with clients in need of support to help them with emotional, physical and/or financial situations that are attributed to losing their home.The Social Work Intern reports directly to the Executive Director. This position is hybrid.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with clients to help identify resources available to assist the family with their identified needs
  • Identify community, business, and civic resources and opportunities for leveraging existing resources to support the needs of students and families, and the ability to network with those resources to provide the most efficient help to client
  • Prepare written documentation of referrals, services provided and client outcomes on a monthly basis
  • Work collaboratively with Legal and Housing staff to address and meet needs of clients
  • Assist with outreach programs that benefit WFP clients and wider community
  • Attend staff, operational, and other community meetings as assigned/beneficial

Essential Qualifications/Skills:

  • Bachelor or Master’s level social work intern
  • Computer and internet skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Reliable transportation
  • Ability to travel within the community
  • Analytical skills including critical thinking, assessing data and prioritizing information
  • Ability to work with diverse family situations

Position Clarification:

This is a non-paid, volunteer position. The Waterfront Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer.