The Center for Wellbeing team provides intensive case management and counseling to survivors of torture, victims of crime, victims of human trafficking and asylum-seeking families living in Arizona. The Clinical Intern will work closely with the Clinical Supervisor, Caseworkers, and Wellness Team to provide culturally competent, comprehensive services to refugee, foreign national, and immigrant survivors of war, violence, displacement, and trauma. In addition, they will learn how to provide trauma-informed, victim-centered, strengths-based services that promote health and safety, inspire confidence, respects choice, and assists survivors towards independence.
· Conduct intake assessment and provide individual/couple’s/family counseling to all assigned clients
· Provides support for group counseling including preparation and co-facilitation
· Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling programs on clients’ progress in resolving identified problems and moving towards defined objectives
· Refer clients to community resources or to specialists as necessary
· Collaborate with other staff members to perform clinical assessments or develop treatment plans
· Assess clients for risk of suicide attempts and domestic violence
· Arrange for interpreters for counseling sessions where needed
· Complete and maintain required clinical documentation in a timely manner
· Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients’ treatment
· Attend weekly individual supervision
· Provides consultation to staff as needed
· Perform additional internship-related duties and responsibilities as requested
· Work in both standard office environment and community-based environment
- A current master’s student in the Counseling program
- Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding client information
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Strong computer skills
- Strong intercultural communication skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from other cultural backgrounds
· Experience with vulnerable populations preferred
· Ability to work effectively with partners, colleagues, and clients in a cross-cultural, team based environment.
· Ability to present oneself in an appropriately personable and professional manner to clients and staff
· Ability to be both consistent and flexible as circumstances warrant
· Ability to receive and utilize constructive feedback regarding performance, presentation and relationships with others
· Proficiency in a second language spoken by the client based strongly preferred but not required
· A positive attitude and a desire to learn
- Driver’s license, personal vehicle, auto insurance, a clean driving record, and willingness to drive clients in personal vehicle
- Must be comfortable working with the LGBTQ community and Asylum Seekers
- Technology requirements:
- Interns will be required to use their own technology tools to work on virtual opportunities.
- IRC is not responsible for any personal device expenses such as personal smartphones, tablets, hotspots, data charges, etc.
- All personal devices must:
- Be kept current with all operating system updates and security patches,
- Use a password or PIN with a minimum of 4 characters to log onto smartphones and tablets and 8 alpha and numeric characters for a Laptop.
- Have lock screen set to 10 minutes or less with a password required to unlock the device
- Configurations must be set to delete all data or lock after 10 unsuccessful attempts to enter a password or PIN. Lockout period must be no less than 30 minutes.
- Additional policy details will be discussed during orientation and training.
All offers are contingent on successfully passing background and criminal history checks as required by federal and state law or by IRC policy.
- SUMMER: Minimum 20 hrs/wk for 3 months and prefer to commit to 3 full business days
- FALL/SPRING: Minimum 20 hrs/wk for 9 months and prefer to commit to 3 full business days
- Primary availability during IRC business hours (M-F; 8:30am-5:00pm)
- Preference given to applicants able to make multi-term commitment
IN-OFFICE AND REMOTE ACTIVITIES:
In-office activity – currently all activities are carried out remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Clinical Intern is required to commit to at least 20 hours/week.
Remote onboarding and activities will begin prior to in-office activity and will be agreed between you, your supervisor, and the Volunteer Coordinator. The number of hours available and required may be reduced during remote-working periods.