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Position Opening : Child & Adolescent Mental Health Undergraduate level internship

Position: Child & Adolescent Mental Health Undergraduate level internship
Program Name:Catholic Charities Residential & Day Programs
Location: Day Treatment, 1712 7th Ave S, St. Cloud, MN 56301
Job Summary:Catholic Charities IOP/Day Treatment Program is a year-round collaborative effort between ISD#728 and Catholic Charities of St. Cloud Residential & Day Services. This is a school-based co-located program providing intensive therapeutic services to children who are identified as meeting medical necessity for this level of care based on their mental health diagnosis and an effort to maintain them within their community setting.  Our clients range in age from 6 through 18 years of age and carry mental health diagnoses which significantly impair their functioning across settings.
Services provided include:  Group psychotherapy, individual psychotherapy, group skills training (social skills, self-regulation, therapeutic skills, leisure, recreation/large motor), in-home family psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and transition services.
Responsibilities:Interns will work closely with the clinical team members and graduate-level interns on a variety of tasks, including program coordination with the services listed above. Undergraduate interns will assist with supporting and supervising clients in the therapy program and providing general assistance to clinicians where needed. Undergraduate-level interns will be gain exposure to group psychotherapy, clinical skills groups and social skills for various age groups and may assist in planning/preparing curriculum for groups. Undergraduate interns assist in planning and preparing for groups (including curriculum planning) and will also administer assessments/ inventories.  Clinical documentation may include assisting with daily progress notes and weekly goal reviews. Interns will become familiar with clinical documentation, including treatment plans and diagnostic reports.
The internship will provide interns with an opportunity to develop the following skill sets:
  • Experience providing structured mental health programming for elementary through high school ages.
  • Experience working with a diverse group of children with complex mental health needs.
  • Experience in clinical data collection, client case reviews, and needs assessments.
  • Experience in working with a school-based mental health collaborative model of care.
Hours:Minimum of 400 hours
Education:Post-secondary education in social work, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, child and family studies, special Education and human relations.
Experience:Previous experience working with youth is preferred
Duration:Fall, Spring or Summer session
Position Available:Fall, Spring or Summer Session
Closing Date:Open until filled
Application Forms and Required Info:Interested Candidates Must Complete an Intern Application

(Catholic Charities employees from other departments must complete a Catholic Charities Internal Application Form)
Person to Contact:Rebecca Fonss
320-345-0732
rfonss@ccstcloud.org

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