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Internship - Therapist (Youth Links)

Heartland Family Service Omaha, NE
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Job Description

At Heartland Family Service, we are committed to building a culture that is trauma informed and values and celebrates diversity and inclusion. We believe this allows for better service delivery and innovation, as it encourages our employees to bring various experiences and uniqueness to the workplace.

Trauma Informed Care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives.  Trauma Informed Care also acknowledges the effects of working with trauma survivors on our workforce, and seeks to build collaborative and supportive working environments and relationships.

If you believe in our mission of creating healthy families and communities, and like a fast pace, collaborative and team oriented environment, then Heartland Family Service is the agency for you.

SUMMARY  DESCRIPTION  OF  WORK

This Internship is intended for the intern who is preparing for licensure as a mental health practitioner, and whose primary professional goals are in the area of clinical practice. 

Entry level professional position.  Educational requirements are specific.  Decision making skills and problem solving skills are required.

Work Schedule: flexible

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • *Determines whether client is appropriate for agency services; determines needed level of care; refers (internal or external) to appropriate level of care.
  • *Conducts a comprehensive pre-treatment assessment, including 5 axis diagnostic impression and treatment recommendations; offers recommendations for additional services if needed.
  • *Provides psycho-educational groups and presentations on family life and other related topics as assigned according to the Youth Links daily programming schedule.
  • *Provides counseling to individuals within the framework of the treatment plan; monitors progress.
  • *Provides mental health crisis intervention as needed and assists staff with de-escalation techniques.
  • *Is dependable and punctual regarding scheduling and attendance.
  • Advocates for referrals to other Heartland Family Service programs and other community services, as necessary either concurrent with services or for aftercare; follows up to complete referral.
  • Completes all case documentation for clinical purposes.
  • Maintains clinical record, meeting established standards of timeliness and completeness.
  • Conduct individual sessions and treatment planning along with crisis intervention and collaboration. 
  • Is prompt and accurate in completing all required reports, statistics and other requirements.
  • Displays a courteous and caring attitude at all times to the clientele, volunteers, and visitors of the Agency.
  • Cooperates and collaborates with program area staff, volunteers, and other Agency staff.
  • Abides by all specific program and Agency procedures, policies, and requirements.
  • Develops personal and program related skills through participation in internal and external training opportunities including printed material and audio and/or visual media.
  • Performs other program related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Substantial completion of course work
  • Strong understanding of at least two  prevalent theories of therapeutic treatment and readiness to apply to practice
  • Personal stability and maturity
  • Prior human service experience
  • Experience or desired experience with Child Welfare/Juvenile Delinquency

                                                                                                            * DENOTES ESSENTIAL JOB  FUNCTIONS

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

(Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).          

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

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Job Details

Date Posted September 29, 2017
Date Closes November 28, 2017
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Part-time Volunteer
SOC Category 21-1014.00 Mental Health Counselors
Zipcode 68111
Name Human Resources Department
Address 2101 S. 42nd Street
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68105-2909
FAX 402-553-3133

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