Subcontracting Opportunity: MSW Homeless & Housing Provider Internship Placement Program (Los Angeles, CA)

CSH seeks to assist in bolstering the capacity and talent pool for service provision and supervisory positions by engagement and supporting social work students through internships with our networks of homeless and supportive housing providers in Los Angeles County.  CSH aims to play an “intermediary” role, focusing on creating the necessary system alignment between the schools and the nonprofit agencies.  By doing so, our goal is to create an easy pathway for the stakeholders (universities/learning institutions, service providers, BSW and MSW students, and supervising clinicians) to best train, match, place, support, and ultimately hire the next generation of supportive housing and homeless service providers.

Planned activities:

  1. Develop and execute content-specific training for students partner focus group convenings
  2. Execute agreements with stakeholders
  3. Collaborate with learning institutions to facilitate placement and ongoing support of MSW students identified for pilot
  4. Develop tools for assessment and evaluation measures of learning material, internship and employment placement benchmarks


Expected Outcomes, Milestones, and Deliverables:

Deliverable 1: Develop program and engage stakeholders, convening workshops and focus groups of stakeholders to examine system gaps and alignment

Deliverable 2: Oversee MSW internship placement process and ongoing compliance with stakeholder expectations for successful outcomes

Deliverable 3: Facilitate MSW intern learning collaboratives specific to supportive housing and homeless services

Deliverable 4: Develop pool of social work field consultants who can contract to provide intern supervision to agencies that do not have MSW onsite

Deliverable 5: Implement, oversee and support evaluation and analysis

Funding Available:
An amount not to exceed $60,000 is available for this project.

Application Process and Vendor Requirements:
To apply for this opportunity email Dara Papel at dara.papel@csh.org on or before December 8, 2017.

Applications received before the deadline will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar work
  • Relevant project work
  • Experience and expertise
  • Years of relevant experience
  • Rate reasonableness and overall cost of services
  • Special consideration will be given to small, disadvantaged, minority or women-owned businesses

Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers' compensation insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract.  CSH subcontractors cannot have existing, pending or expired debarments that preclude them from doing business with the United States government and cannot have convictions for, nor have any pending indictments for, fraud or a criminal offense in connection with a public contract or subcontract.

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