Full-Time / Part-Time

Counseling/Mental Health Intern

POSITION SUMMARY

The Counseling/Mental Health Intern will gain practical work experience in counseling, behavioral health, addictions, and social human services. This intern position supports the promotion of individual growth in the clients and guests of FCRC of Ohio through Outreach, Assessment, Connection, Case Management and Accountability.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, these include but are not limited to the following. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists in client intake process and complete assessments.

  • Conducts client consultation and collaborates with other agency professionals

  • Writes case notes and client assessments and evaluations

  • Contributes to the development of clients Life development plan (LDP)

  • Conducts supervision sessions in collaboration with site supervisor

  • Attends appropriate meetings, including staff meetings and other meetings with clinical staff

  • Identifies agency resources, services, and systems

  • Completes hosting agency orientation, policies, procedures, meeting staff

  • Prepares for client sessions including reading case notes and any other specific research and evaluation of client problems, etc.

  • Participates in small group supervision/seminar preparation, previewing video tapes, and research

  • Maintains client records both written and electronic

  • Coordinates partner agency services and visits

  • Research best practices for various assignment and projects as assigned by supervisor


SKILLS & ABILITIES

Education/Experience: Previous experience working with or volunteering with people in recovery, homeless, or felons is desirable · Completion of half of a master’s degree program in Counseling.

Computer Skills:  Basic phone, computer, electronic skills (email, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Internet, Fax, Copier, etc.)

Certificates & Licenses:  Counselor Trainee Licensure

Other Requirements:

  • Able and willing to establish and conduct healthy relationships that encourage accountability, personal growth, and responsibility

  • Organized (people and task oriented) and possess strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication

  • Understanding of how legislation affects client care

  • Culturally competent and aware

  • Good interviewing and listening skills

  • Solid understanding of research and best practices

  • Skilled in intake, case management and discharge policies

  • Ability to use proper approaches with clients including but not limited to Cognitive Behavior Model, Solution-Focused Approaches, Emotionally Focused Approaches, and other Systems approaches.

  • Understanding of the unique issues encountered in a homeless environment; addictions, psychological disorders (anxiety, depression, trauma, schizophrenia, etc.,) and poor function


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Frequent sitting, standing, and walking for 8–12-hour shifts

  • Frequent use of fine motor skills to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls and ability to reach with hands and arms on a regular basis

  • Intermittently required to lift objects weighing up to 20 pounds

  • Consistently required to talk, hear, and/or speak.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus along with the ability to read, analyze, and interpret procedures and/or instructions

  • Some assignments may require ability to have or arrange for dependable means of transportation to other clinic locations, meetings, or community events.


WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is performed primarily in office, individual owned and insured vehicles, and outdoor settings, in all weather conditions, including temperature extremes, during day and night shifts. Work is often performed in emergency and stressful situations. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in office settings and moderate in other situations.