Here at Family United Services, we believe everyone deserves a chance. We believe in the ability to change and improve upon our own circumstances when we open up to honest feedback and a helping hand. We believe in the mission of personal growth for ourselves and the families we serve, and we go above and beyond to share our gifts & knowledge with others. Here, we believe it takes a Village. This is Kingdom building. Welcome to our community!
FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER
About Our Partnership with some local Universities
Family United Services partners with local universities to provide meaningful internships that extend way beyond just bringing their textbooks alive but providing a true engaging experience that transforms the lens of which they view service. Every year we hire an intern from the School of Social Work or Counseling program to learn more about working in the field. These are opportunities for Students to join and work alongside our team of dedicated Leaders while cultivating cultural intelligence, exploring personal truths and expanding on their soft skills. We believe in the hands-on educational approach to learning whether it's through the traditional educational route or the many other options available; And we believe in the students who partner with us.
Rashidah Haqq, MSW University of Washington Spring 2016
Azizi Rushdan, MSW Portland State University Spring 2018
Chandra Wilson, MSW Portland State University Spring 2020
Andee Gleason, MSW Portland State University Spring 2020
Robin Sill, M. Human Services Warner Pacific University Spring 2018
Mikaylah Green, BSW Portland State University Spring 2021
MarchéJones, Nursing Linfield University (2023)
Amy Black, MSW Portland State University (Spring 2023)
Tomasina Egleson, BSW Portland State University Spring 2022
Lisbeth Villatoro, BSW Portland State University (2023)
* "FUS offers a powerfully unique internship experience for the social worker hoping to get an idea of what truly decolonized, culturally competent social work is." * "It's time to bring your textbooks to life and learn from a hands-on approach to serving vulnerable communities, children displaced from their families." * "You will have the opportunity to gain skills & experiences working closely with parents, perform home visits for a caseload, prepare case notes, child development education, supervise parent-child visitation in a "real home" setting. Overall, you will be offering support towards a healthy reunification." * "This placement has taught me so much about myself right along with the program participants. I'm truly excited to be a part of this team!" * "They prioritize relationship beyond all else, meeting families exactly where they're at by getting to know them in a true wholistic manner." * "This a strength-based internship for students and clients." * "I learned early on that here; we call clients families instead of clients..." * "FUS goes above and beyond for their clients and one another, and to be a part of this family is an honor and a blessing." * "Teaching clients that understanding and connecting with themselves, their needs, their traumas, and their coping skills is how they can best support their children in doing the same." * "Here, we get to know our clients' truest selves, and advocate for them in meetings and in court." * "A wrap around service that extends farther than the provided parent education and supervised visitation." * "We provide a safe space for parents to be vulnerable and grow, rather than feel suffocated under the eye of the sterile offices at DHS." * "Each intern has the opportunity to put their own stamp on this growing organization. As a team member, the director makes us feel that our voice really does matter, even as a student."