TITLE: Day Treatment Clinical Intern
Certifications: CPR and First Aid required within first 60 days of internship
Requirements: Letter of Recommendation. Physical and TB
General HOURS: M-F 8:00am - 5pm, may require occasional evening hours.
REPORTS TO: Program Manager or Licensed Clinician
Following an initial period of shadowing and training, the Day Treatment Student Intern provides individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, case management, and milieu-based interventions for Skyline Academy under the supervision of a licensed clinician. Skyline Academy is an intensive facility school/day treatment program at WellPower, serving students ages 6 to 14-years old in grades 1st through 8th. Skyline Academy provides year-round services, with specialty social-emotional programming during the Summer. The approach of the team is characterized by being strengths-based, family-centered, culturally proficient and community responsive. Skyline Academy students require individualized educational plans within an adaptive and trauma-informed environment due to their specific learning and social-emotional needs. This position provides trauma informed care, ensures a safe environment, and provides intensive documentation to ensure successful achievement of educational and treatment plan goals. This position provides crisis interventions as needed.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Provide psychological evaluations/problem identification, crisis interventions, and individual, group, and/or family therapy to assigned students.
• Provide some case management and coordination services to students as needed.
• Develop treatment plans; monitor treatment progress and follow-up at disposition times.
• Assist students with psychological development, social development, and rehabilitation.
• Working with psychiatrists, nurses, and other professionals, coordinate medication/medicinal needs of students with medical sources.
• Maintain accurate and timely clinical records consistent with Organization standards.
• Participate in team/WellPower meetings, in-services, and supervisory sessions as required.
• Maintain a trauma informed environment of wellbeing.
• Provide a supportive and structured environment for students in order to promote growth and ensure safety.
• Provide direct behavior modification interventions and instruct students on social, emotional and daily living skills in alignment with clinical treatment goals.
• Help lead and actively participate in school and therapeutic programming.
• Intervene with students in crisis, utilizing approved crisis intervention strategies and de-escalation techniques.
• Model and teach conflict resolution to students.
• Help to ensure classroom and milieu safety at all times.
• Communicate with parents/guardians regularly to ensure engagement and collaboration to reach student goals.
• Other duties as assigned by the Program Manager or licensed clinical supervisor.
EDUCATION: 2nd Year Master's or Doctoral Students in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or other related human services field with an emphasis on clinical work.
EXPERIENCE: One year experience in mental health or human services preferred. Prefer candidates with milieu programming or serving children with acute behavioral needs in a therapeutic setting.
• Letter of Recommendation
• Physical and TB prior to starting position
• CPR and First Aid, and TCI Certifications within the first 6 months of internship.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
• Knowledge or ability to learn and practice trauma informed principles and practices.
• Knowledge of methods of psychotherapy.
• Ability to assess crisis situations and intervene appropriately.
• Familiarity with the DSM IV and diagnostic techniques.
• Effective written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to work independently, flexibly, and quickly adapt to changing situations.
• Ability to give, receive and analyze information, formulate work plans, prepare written materials and articulate goals and action plans.
• Ability to adapt, problem-solve and communicate in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
• Strong communication skills with diverse individuals
• Self-motivated and directed, demonstrate strong relationship-building skills
• Demonstrated engagement skills with children, youth, family members and other professionals
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Tuberculosis (TB) screening, testing - TB screening and testing, is required and must be completed prior to hire (i.e., preplacement), and maintained during employment.
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