Since 1894, ChildServ’s mission has been to protect, heal and educate children and families so they can build better lives. In our 124 years, we’ve helped more than 142,000 kids to reach their potential through early childhood learning programs, foster care, and adoption services and housing for teens and homeless young adults.
Job Summary: Interns will work closely with therapists. Interns and therapists will meet together with the clinical supervisor prior to the start date for the purpose of getting to know each other and determining which intern will fit best with which house. Interns are expected to work approximately 24 hours per week and to maintain a fairly consistent and predictable schedule.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Providing auxiliary clinical services to clients on an individual basis as needed and recommended by the treatment team.
Inters may pick up additional family cases as recommended by the treatment team.
Interns will work with all clients in the milieu setting to provide clinically appropriate interventions in the areas of processing, mediating arguments, implementing, coaching, and practicing coping strategies, resolving conflict, and in vivo problem-solving socio-emotional issues. Interns are expected to learn to take strategies clients are learning in therapy (i.e. grounding, deep breathing) and assist clients in real-world applications.
Interns will work collaboratively with house therapist around how to best meet the clinical needs of clients in the home.
Interns will conduct home visits. Must work in a socially diverse environment.
Interns will seek opportunities to build clinical resources, group curriculums, rewards programs, etc. to aid and support the milieu as a therapeutic environment.
Interns will take over the paper documentation for one client in its entirety and complete necessary documents within the appropriate time frame. This includes ITPs, MHAs, Staffing notes, court summaries, etc.
Interns will collaborate with collateral contacts and maintain communication with external team members on behalf of the client with the client’s treatment and advocacy in mind.
Interns will complete a minimum of 15 hours of Medicaid billing per month.
Interns will be invited to attend any training offered during their internship. Interns will attend house team meetings if available.
We are looking for:
Students in a Master’s Level program for social work or counseling.
They must be able to commit to 24 hours a week on a set schedule.
Individuals with an interest in clinical treatment services for the adolescent population.
Previous experience working with youth populations is preferred.
**Please note that this is an unpaid internship**
Mission- Building a better life for children at risk.
Vision-We will be an innovative, nimble leader in providing high-quality, effective services to support children, youth and communities in meeting the ever-changing challenges of society.