Fall 2019 Practicum Opportunity Available

Looking for a practicum opportunity? Consider participating in a meaningful practicum where you will gain experience in re-entry services and program development with the Prison Education Project. Now accepting applications, so read more and apply soon!

Prison Education Project Practicum Description The Prison Education Project (PEP) is looking for two (2) practicum students to join us in the 2019-2020 school year. Founded in 2014, PEP provides high quality, undergraduate education to people incarcerated in Missouri Eastern Correction Center (MECC) in Pacific, Missouri. These positions are within our emerging re-entry program and will include direct service with incarcerated students as well as program development and evaluation. Work will take place on campus and at MECC, so personal transportation is required. Tasks include: Case management:
  • Perform one-on-one case management services to PEP students around re-entry, follow “triage” model
  • Use strength-based approach to assist in developing student’s plans for re-entry
  • Aid students in identification of goals, needs, concerns
  • Complete individual intake assessments with students who have approaching out-dates to identify needs
  • Track plan development, individual needs, identified resources and contacts, and document updates and changes
  • Utilize already identified resources to meet needs; perform research and outreach when necessary
  • Perform research in order to fill resource gaps and contribute to existing resource “library” through documentation of resources
Program development and evaluation
  • Aid in the systemization of re-entry program structure to best fit student needs
  • Utilize creativity and problem-solving skills to help design, implement, and evaluate the re-entry program; provide feedback and suggestions for improvement or change
  • Actively participate in the development and implementation of formal program evaluation
  • Attend events relative to program development, such as second chance job fairs, and other stakeholder events
  • Research stakeholders and potential community partners, documenting contact information
  • Strategically outreach community agencies/organizations; seek and foster formal or informal partnerships with members and agencies of the community
  • Manage student requests for information/resources/research and respond to requests in a timely manner
Other duties
  • As needed, provide tutoring support to students related to their coursework
  • As needed, assist with grants research
  • Establish rapport and develop trust in relationships with PEP students
  • Represent PEP in the community and maintain professionalism in all communication
  • Maintain positive relationship with MECC
  • Follow MECC protocol and regulations
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