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Capital Club House
618 7th Ave. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Contact person: Carrie or Sue
Duties and responsibilities:
- Intern will work with adults with mental health disabilities
(chronic schizophrenia) as a job coach.
- Educational unit
- Kitchen unit, supervise the adults in the kitchen to serve
- Social director.
1222 Carpenter Rd. SE Suite B-1
Lacey, WA 98503
Supervisor: Cary Richardson, ex. 108
Kokua is a residential social service agency that serves and supports
adult with disabilities in Thurston County.
Title: Office Assistant
Position Description: Kokua welcomes Interns to help with the daily running
of our agency. Interns will be assisting Client Service Coordinators,
Volunteer Coordinator, Training Coordinator, Administrative Assistant,
Business Operations Coordinator, and the Hiring Coordinator with everyday
business tasks or with a special project. Students will be assigned work
that will then be completed independently. Kokua interns will gain practical
experience about how a business is run and moreover how a not-for-profit
social service agency works.
Title: Mental Health Assistant
Position Description: Interns will assist the Mental Health Specialist.
Interns will help assess, interpret, and type Functional Assessments,
Positive Behavior Support Plans, and Cross Systems Crisis Plans.
Title: Residential Support Staff
Position Description: Function as a member of a residential team. Work with
residents to improve their self-care skills and maximize their independence.
Be responsible for day-to-day upkeep of the residentsâ€™ home. Residents will
assist with the chores as their capabilities allow. Assist with meal
preparation, shopping, resident hygiene, financial record keeping, and
resident appointments. Provide accurate and consistent documentation as
required per WAC and DDD policy. Use respectful language and demeanor with
residents. Dress modestly. Use professional conduct in representing the
residents and the agency in the wider community.
*To learn more about Kokua and the internship opportunities please visit
L'Arche Tahoma Hope
12303 36th Ave. E
Tacoma, WA 98446
Contact: Stacey Kates-Carney
Environment: Adults live in separate group home settings.
Duties include the following: Helping severely disabled, developmentally,
and emotional adults who live within a group home setting. The interns will
also supervise the residents plant flowers in the green house to be sold
during farmerâ€™s market days that are held in the summer. In the winter,
interns will help supervise the work of drying the flowers to be sold for
Note: Supervisor will depend on where the intern works. This is not a