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POST-GRADUATE REGISTERED INTERN

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Under the general supervision of the Executive Director and the direct supervision of the Clinical Supervisors, the Post-Graduate Registered Intern is responsible for providing quality clinical treatment services to clients according to established policies and procedures. Quality of services is determined by professionally accepted standards as identified by the Board of Behavioral Services (BBS), C.A.S.A. established guidelines and practices, and emerging best practices in the field. Assist in the implementation of program activities in keeping with agency stated goals and objectives, facilitate effective communication within the organization, works collaboratively with all C.A.S.A. staff members, represent the agency in a professional manner. C.A.S.A. utilizes evidence based programs: Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Trauma Resiliency Model and incorporates play therapy into client treatment services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

These essential tasks constitute the core functions of the Post-Graduate Registered Intern position. Competent performance of all essential tasks is critical to the continued internship and clinical supervision of the Post-Graduate Registered Intern.

Provides direct psychotherapy treatment, performing client psychosocial assessments, developing treatment plans and guiding the treatment process, developing exit plans, providing psychological and emotional support to clients.

Works with children and adults using various modalities including individual, family and group therapy, as appropriate.

Facilitates support groups.

Completes all required administrative activity, including clinical record keeping, in a timely and accurate fashion.

Actively utilizes clinical supervision to develop and hone intervention skills and strategies.

Participates in all required staff meetings and training opportunities.

Works collaboratively with other C.A.S.A. support staff.

Participates in training in trauma informed therapy as well as group supervision and individual supervision each week.

In an attempt to foster greater client empowerment, all direct psychotherapy treatment duties are to be carried out through a client-driven model through which client input heavily shapes treatment plans and goals.

KEY BEHAVIORAL TRAITS:

The consistent display of these behaviors is essential to continued employment:

Professionalism: Treats others with respect. Accepts feedback without defensiveness. Understands needs of the organization might outweigh personal feelings and still provides diligent and careful work product.

Good Judgment: Considers impact of personal and professional choices. Consistently makes decisions in keeping with organizational values, supervisor’s direction, and common sense.


Problem Solving: Able to handle common problems without supervisor intervention while knowing when supervisor participation is warranted. Able to foresee when actions might have consequences to others and communicates appropriately before implementing changes.

Organizational Culture: Commitment to the agency’s mission of the YWCA. Familiarity or experience with issues that impact the lives of people supported by the YWCA. Sensitive to issues of confidentiality and diversity.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

The candidate must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for employment in this position:

Registered MFT Intern, MSW Intern, ASW, Psychology Intern or Psychology Assistant.

Must have had (or plan to have) State Certified Training (to be provided by C.A.S.A.).

Good to excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, including ability to relate to diverse client and community population.

Fingerprinting and background clearance.

Valid driver’s license, current auto insurance, ability to transport self to job-related events and education locations.

Basic experience with Microsoft Word.

An interest in working with victims/survivors/witnesses of violence and abuse.

Two years’ work or volunteer experience in a human services setting preferred.

Experience as group facilitator, or with crisis intervention.