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INTERN (Trauma Intervention Services)

Company: Wayside Youth & Family Support Network
Location: Milford
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

COME DEMONSTRATE YOUR PASSION FOR CHILD & FAMILY EMPOWERMENT BY JOINING THE WAYSIDE TEAM!At Wayside, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity- focused community that approaches client care as a matter of social justice. Wayside is one of Massachusetts' most respected child and family serving agencies with program locations across Central, Eastern and Northeastern Massachusetts serving more than 6,000 children, young adults, and families each year.Wayside thinks of our employees as whole people and invests in benefits to support employee wellness.

  • A learning environment - free training institute with thought leaders, CEU trainings & program trainings, etc.
  • Financial health supports
  • Teamwork atmosphere
  • Career development support - a great place to grow your career!!!PROGRAM ADDRESS:10 Asylum Street
    Milford, MA 01757
    CONTACT: Jeanne Ward, LICSW, Director- 508-469-3135, Jeanne_ward@waysideyouth.org
    • STIPENDS: Second year Master's level interns will be given a $2,000 stipend in three payments. Those with specific language capacity will receive an additional $1,000 for a total of $3,000.
    • LANGUAGE SKILLS: Spanish, Portuguese, and ASL desirable, not required.
    • MANDATORY SCHEDULE:E xpectation is 16-20 hours per week over at least three separate days; some evening hours required.
    • MANDATORY MEETINGS: Staff meetings Wednesday 10-11:30am; Intern Seminar Monday 12-1:30, Team Meetings/Supervision alternate Thursdays 1-2:30PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES:Seeking first year, or second year master's level interns. Trauma Intervention Services Program is located within Wayside's Blackstone Valley Community Services Program in Milford, MA. It is a victim service program offering support and advocacy to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault as well as support for children who have been impacted by a caregivers substance abuse. Interns working for TIS would participate in providing hotline coverage, individual and group supportive counseling and advocacy services to clients ages 12 and up in our Sexual Assault and ages 5 and up for our Child Witness to Violence Programs and ages 5-18 in our Children Impacted by Substances Program. Services are free and confidential and offered to both victims and their non-offending significant others.Referrals typically come from DCF, area police, schools and pediatricians, as well as other medical professionals, with a focus on improving safety and overall functioning following their victimization. In addition to counseling services, interns gain experience in providing brief assessments, case management, safety planning, crisis intervention, and provide information and referrals. This site is a placement for interns who want to increase their skills and knowledge in working with families experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault, and who are interested in working on a team. Interns are supported by licensed supervisors and an experienced clinical team. A 40-rape crisis/domestic violence training is required and will be provided.ABOUT WAYSIDE:Founded in 1977, Wayside Youth & Family Support Network is a non-profit, nationally accredited human service agency headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts dedicated to building strength, hope and resiliency in youth, families and our local communities. Wayside is one of Massachusetts' most respected child and family serving agencies with 19 program locations across Central, Eastern and Northeastern Massachusetts serving more than 6,000 children, young adults and families each year.
      Wayside staff and clinicians provide community trainings in schools, to mental health providers and in collaboration with community partners. Wayside is a teaching and training facility that provides graduate and undergraduate students withinternships and clinical placement.DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION MISSION STATEMENT:Wayside will do the work to become an anti-racist, social justice, and advocacy organization that provides human services to children and families.
      Wayside is committed to representing the communities we serve by reflecting our diverse population and its needs in our workforce. We place the highest priority on providing quality care and promoting social justice values that empower youth, families and our staff. Successful candidates are expected to be engaged in Wayside's commitment to DEI.
      Wayside welcomes equity-minded applicants whose values align with our goal of being a child welfare and behavioral health agency committed to anti-racism, social justice, and advocacy. Successful candidates are asked to be engaged in Wayside's dedication to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
      Bilingual/bicultural and LGBTQ+ applicants are encouraged to apply!

Keywords: Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, Worcester , INTERN (Trauma Intervention Services), Other , Milford, Massachusetts

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