Mental Health Internship - Fall
Skill Sprout, LLC - Springfield IL

Internship Category: Paid

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  • Mental Health/Social Work Internship (Bachelors Level)

    Position Description

    Skill Sprout, LLC

    Mental Health/Social Work Internship (Bachelors Level)

    Organization

    Skill Sprouts vision is to provide an exceptional experience to each family that centers on both progressive best practices and an individualized, family-centered plan of care, with the aim to improve the quality of life for every family we serve. We will be a beacon of progress, independence, and hope in the communities we serve. The mission of Skill Sprout is to provide educational, behavioral, and rehabilitative services and supports to individuals with a wide range of abilities and needs. Visit www.skillsprout.com to learn more.

    Position

    The Mental Health/Social Work Interns role is to provide quality care and support to clients and families receiving Skill Sprout services, assist in projects and tasks aimed at growing Skill Sprouts innovative therapy programs and provide support to the clinical operations of the company. It is a part-time position and is volunteer-based. This position reports directly to an assigned Masters level or clinically licensed supervising clinician.

    Specific responsibilities may include:

    • Co-Lead therapy services with Skill Sprout clients within the mental health department, which may include social skills treatment and/or individual, family and group counseling, and/or within the ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) Program
    • Observe various therapeutic services Skill Sprout offers to understand trans-disciplinary care including Social Skills, ABA Therapy, Counseling, Occupational and Speech therapies
    • Observe and participate in diagnostic intake interviews and family case coordination meetings
    • Prepare treatment materials as directed by Consultants
    • Accurately and reliably collect data in therapy sessions as outlined by program procedure
    • Assist with clinical coordination of services and case management duties, which may include preparing clinical documents for meetings with family members, developing community resources referrals, assisting with clinical projects, etc.
    • Attend all team meetings and trainings, and complete all necessary paperwork as directed by supervisor or administrative staff
    • Commit to and follow a weekly schedule, documenting all services and activities
    • Develop staff training resources, as assigned
    • Assist in developing and leading parent support and training groups
    • Assist in developing and leading sibling support groups
    • Assist in developing and leading Peer Model training programs
    • Provide in office respite care for Skill Sprout clients and siblings
    • Assist in oversight and management of the Peer Model Volunteer program in an assigned region
    • Develop and oversee Peer Model recruitment and retention efforts
    • Create training and/or educational material for the purpose of Blogs and Social Media networking for the department
    • Create marketing materials and engage in marketing events for the department and company
    • Communicate with client families for the purpose of coordination of services, family support, scheduling, departmental updates, etc.
    • Answer phones and speak with families in professional, helpful manner
    • Interact with peer and client families in office during peak therapy times to assist with greetings and check in
    • Conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times when working with other Skill Sprout staff and clients or families
    • Other duties as assigned

    *Please note that not all of these duties and responsibilities will be asked of every intern. These roles and responsibilities reflect possible job duties within the Mental Health department at Skill Sprout, across various locations. Roles and responsibilities will be discussed on an ongoing basis between supervisors and interns.

    Qualifications

    The Mental Health Intern will have the following experience and attributes:

    • Candidates will be actively pursuing a Bachelors degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Counseling or related field.
    • Preferred prior experience working with children with disabilities; experience working with typically developing children will be considered.
    • Strong writing skills
    • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills
    • Familiarity with technology programs including comfort with Microsoft Office
    • Ability to quickly learn new technology programs
    • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed
    • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
    • Flexibility with scheduling and work hours as client and company needs change
    • Professional and personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for Skill Sprouts mission.

    Applications can be submitted online at our website at www.skillsprout.com. Please include your resume and a list of at least 3 professional references.

    Mental Health/Social Work Internship (Bachelors Level)

    Position Description

    Skill Sprout, LLC

    Mental Health/Social Work Internship (Bachelors Level)

    Organization

    Skill Sprouts vision is to provide an exceptional experience to each family that centers on both progressive best practices and an individualized, family-centered plan of care, with the aim to improve the quality of life for every family we serve. We will be a beacon of progress, independence, and hope in the communities we serve. The mission of Skill Sprout is to provide educational, behavioral, and rehabilitative services and supports to individuals with a wide range of abilities and needs. Visit www.skillsprout.com to learn more.

    Position

    The Mental Health/Social Work Interns role is to provide quality care and support to clients and families receiving Skill Sprout services, assist in projects and tasks aimed at growing Skill Sprouts innovative therapy programs and provide support to the clinical operations of the company. It is a part-time position and is volunteer-based. This position reports directly to an assigned Masters level or clinically licensed supervising clinician.

    Specific responsibilities may include:

    • Co-Lead therapy services with Skill Sprout clients within the mental health department, which may include social skills treatment and/or individual, family and group counseling, and/or within the ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) Program
    • Observe various therapeutic services Skill Sprout offers to understand trans-disciplinary care including Social Skills, ABA Therapy, Counseling, Occupational and Speech therapies
    • Observe and participate in diagnostic intake interviews and family case coordination meetings
    • Prepare treatment materials as directed by Consultants
    • Accurately and reliably collect data in therapy sessions as outlined by program procedure
    • Assist with clinical coordination of services and case management duties, which may include preparing clinical documents for meetings with family members, developing community resources referrals, assisting with clinical projects, etc.
    • Attend all team meetings and trainings, and complete all necessary paperwork as directed by supervisor or administrative staff
    • Commit to and follow a weekly schedule, documenting all services and activities
    • Develop staff training resources, as assigned
    • Assist in developing and leading parent support and training groups
    • Assist in developing and leading sibling support groups
    • Assist in developing and leading Peer Model training programs
    • Provide in office respite care for Skill Sprout clients and siblings
    • Assist in oversight and management of the Peer Model Volunteer program in an assigned region
    • Develop and oversee Peer Model recruitment and retention efforts
    • Create training and/or educational material for the purpose of Blogs and Social Media networking for the department
    • Create marketing materials and engage in marketing events for the department and company
    • Communicate with client families for the purpose of coordination of services, family support, scheduling, departmental updates, etc.
    • Answer phones and speak with families in professional, helpful manner
    • Interact with peer and client families in office during peak therapy times to assist with greetings and check in
    • Conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times when working with other Skill Sprout staff and clients or families
    • Other duties as assigned

    *Please note that not all of these duties and responsibilities will be asked of every intern. These roles and responsibilities reflect possible job duties within the Mental Health department at Skill Sprout, across various locations. Roles and responsibilities will be discussed on an ongoing basis between supervisors and interns.

    Qualifications

    The Mental Health Intern will have the following experience and attributes:

    • Candidates will be actively pursuing a Bachelors degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Counseling or related field.
    • Preferred prior experience working with children with disabilities; experience working with typically developing children will be considered.
    • Strong writing skills
    • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills
    • Familiarity with technology programs including comfort with Microsoft Office
    • Ability to quickly learn new technology programs
    • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed
    • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
    • Flexibility with scheduling and work hours as client and company needs change
    • Professional and personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for Skill Sprouts mission.

    Applications can be submitted online at our website at www.skillsprout.com. Please include your resume and a list of at least 3 professional references.

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