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Behavioral Health Clinic Intern - Ulster County

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Location: Kingston, NY, United States
Date Posted: Mar 27, 2024

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Access: Supports for Living Inc. is in the business of doing good.  We have a mission: To help people live the healthiest and fullest lives possible.  Here, you’ll be a valued part of an innovative team that touches the lives of more than 10,000 people each year across the Hudson Valley in programs supporting people to pursue the life they imagine.  At Access, we believe in work with a purpose. 
To learn more about Access and our services visit accesssupports.org 

 
The Children and Family Services Department at Access: Supports for Living offers assistance for both youth and their family’s with behavioral, social, and life challenges through trauma informed care. Individuals working within the Children and Family Services Department aid in transition, advocacy, behavioral health, community based, and mentoring services as to promote healthy families and children. Our ultimate goal is to encourage and support families and youth in gaining employment, social and behavioral support, and education. 
In order to intern with us, you must be enrolled in a degree program that will grant you credit hours for your internship. 
To be considered for an internship placement with Access, please submit a cover letter with your application that includes the school you are attending, your degree program, details on your internship requirements, and the Access program(s) of interest to you. 
PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: 
In our Community Alternatives program, an intern can expect to observe and assist the Transitional Support Services Independent Living Specialist. The Independent Living Specialist will: 
  • Be working in coordination with casework staff to develop and implement a plan to coach/teach/demonstrate new skills to our youth, and in some cases, also for some of our parents.
  • Developing a plan for some young adults to obtain and maintain employment. This includes, but not limited to: Resume writing, interviewing skills, basic money management skills, time management skills, and utilizing public transportation. 
 
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONAL / ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT: 
 
  • While employment is the overall goal – developing a plan to learn all of the necessary mini-steps towards employment is a key part of this program.
  
QUALIFICATIONS AND ATTRIBUTES: 
 
  • Strong organization skills with accurate attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to multi- task.
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 
 
  • AS, BS or BA level student pursuing a Human Services degree or a degree in a related field.
 
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: 
 
  • Must be capable to sit or stand in front of a computer for moderate-periods of time
  • Able to work in open space floor plan
  • Must be capable to move throughout work day and follow individuals
  • Work alongside individuals within 3 feet
  • Occasional lifting of > _15+ pounds
 
ALL POSITIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND, FINGERPRINTING AND MOTOR VEHICLE REPORT CHECK.   
 
 
We work with a variety of individuals from all walks of life who are experiencing life stressors or mental illness. In addition, we work with a diverse population, including children in which we practice in a family therapy model. Individuals interning within this clinic setting will have exposure to many individuals with varying levels of needs. This clinical internship position will offer students the opportunity to take their education even further with direct individual support through therapy, assessments, and treatment planning. 
This position requires that applicants be enrolled in a degree program that will grant them credit hours for their internship. Applicants must also be second year master’s level students studying Social Work or Mental Health Counseling. 
To be considered for an internship placement with Access, please submit a cover letter with your application that includes the school you are attending, your degree program, details on your internship requirements, and the Access program(s) of interest to you. 
PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: 
 
  • Facilitate/assist in completing Intial Assessments and corresponding assessements/screening tools, (PHQ-9, GAD 7, NIDA Quick Screen, Social Determinant of Health, Vocational/Educational Screenings, CSSR-S, Stanely Brown Safety Plan etc.). 
  • Facilitate/assist in counseling groups and individual counseling sessions. 
  • Responsible for caseload appropriate for the student’s experience level and education level.
  • Responsible for all required documentation associated with caseload (i.e., monthly summary notes, individual session notes, Individual Recovery Plans with program participants, required assessments, etc.). 
  • Participate in treatment planning, as well as transferring and closing client files.
  • Assessing for referral needs and assisting with facilitating referral process.
 
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONAL / ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT: 
 
  • Opportunity to participate in clinical modalities, such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Relapse Prevention, Crisis Intervention, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
  • Opportunity to participate in/conduct individual and group therapy sessions.
  • Gain experience in managing behavioral health documentation.
  • Additional assignments may be determined at a future date.
  
QUALIFICATIONS AND ATTRIBUTES: 
 
  • Previous experience in a clinical setting is preferred.
  • Strong organization skills with accurate attention to detail.
  • Sufficient skills to communicate effectively with both clients and staff.
  • Non-judgmental and empathic support.
  
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 
 
  • Second year Master’s level Social Work or Mental Health Counseling student.
  • Previous behavioral health or clinical experience is preferred.
 
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: 
 
  • Must be capable to sit or stand in front of a computer for moderate-periods of time
  • Able to work in open space floor plan
  • Must be capable to move throughout work day and follow individuals
  • Work alongside individuals within 3 feet
  • Occasional lifting of > _15+ pounds
 
ALL POSITIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND, FINGERPRINTING AND MOTOR VEHICLE REPORT CHECK. 
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