Mental Health Internship
Job Title: Mental Health Intern
Department: Clincal Health Department
POSITION SUMMARY: The mental health intern will be trained to provide culturally competent and trauma-informed mental health services to individuals ages 18-24 at Covenant House Georgia, who are participating in all services for homeless youth: Shelter, Rights of Passage Program, and Community Service Center.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILTIES, and EXPECTATIONS:
- Engagement in approximately 5-10 hours per week of direct clinical contact
- Observing assessment/counseling sessions (Initial phase of training)
- Perform clinical activities with increasing levels of autonomy
- Utilize structured skill development exercises and experiences (i.e. role-playing, video/audio taping sessions, process recordings)
- Conduct culturally competent therapy
- Maintain individual case load consisting of individual therapy clients
- Learn and apply trauma-informed therapy
- Develop case conceptualization skills
- Co-lead or lead group psychotherapy or psychoeducation sessions
- Demonstrate the capacity to integrate and apply theoretically sound approaches to therapeutic interventions
- Learn how to develop and implement treatment goals
- Demonstrate the capacity to communicate effectively orally and in writing
- Give and receive feedback regarding clinical cases with supervisors
- Engage in case presentations to multidisciplinary staff in team meetings
- Attend educational didactics/seminars to supplement clinical knowledge
- Engage in research protocols where opportunities exist
- Documents all service contacts on a timely basis, preferably after every session
- Participates in regular interdisciplinary staff meetings and coordinates services with other providers
- Meets weekly with agency Clinical Director for supervision
- Supports in the development of discharge plans, as it relates to mental health for clients
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Working knowledge of the nature of serious mental illness and related treatment modalities, interventions, and techniques as it relates to target population. Understanding of trauma informed care, DSM V criteria related to PTSD & Major Depression, Youth Homelessness (nationally and locally), Reaching Teens Curriculum (CHI specific), and Community resources for homeless youth seeking mental health services.
- Youth who are receiving brief therapy in emergency shelter (18-21 yo).
- Youth who are receiving therapy in independent living program (18-24 yo).
- Youth who enter emergency shelter from hospital or mental health facility.
Please send resume to Georgina Dumay at firstname.lastname@example.org