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Childrens Bureau Internship (Fall 2021) - MSW / Domestic Violence and Counseling in Indianapolis, Indiana

(This is an unpaid internship)Internship DescriptionAt Children's Bureau, you will be given the opportunity to interact with children and families, improve your knowledge of the child welfare system, improve your ability to provide clinical skills, and design a specific plan to meet your learning needs.There are a lot of non-profit organizations out there. What sets this internship opportunity apart is the chance to join an organization with a remarkable 160 year history of community leadership. In addition, our forward-thinking team has a collective drive for excellence in all aspects of family and children's services that makes the work environment ideal for driven, results-oriented professionals.Here's what you can expect in the way of specific internship experiences as well as time allocation estimates:Family Progress - Monitoring and Coaching (30 %)Coach collaboratively maintaining a balance between teaching and servingVisit each youth/family on a routine and 'pop in' scheduleAssist youth/families in obtaining their goalsProvide education and support to youth/familiesProvide transportation to youth/families as neededAttend court with clients and render recommendationsCommunicate with schools and various institutions related to youth/family mattersRespond to all crisis calls and manage those situationsClinical Service Provision (20%)Provide clinical services to referred children and familiesCreate individualized treatment goals related to improving individual/family functioningService Plans / Goal Development (20 %)Create plans, including goals, for each youth/familyReview and update plans and goalsDevelop a network of relationships with agencies in the communityWork collaboratively with other social welfare agenciesRefer when appropriate to community agencies based on needsRespond to crisis calls received via pager and manage situationsIntake and Needs Assessment (15 %)Determine 'crisis' situationsVisit each youth/family to gather necessary information to complete the assessmentAdhere to and follow Children's Bureau professional standardsReporting (15 %)Maintain case and agency paperwork according to standardsPrepare written reports for the Department of Child Services / Probation office within identified timeframesInternship requirementsTo be successful in this role, you need to have the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities:Must be at least 21 years of ageA desire to make the difference in the lives of children and familiesConviction about the capacity for all people to grow and change for the better.A valid driver's license and insurance.Clear, effective communication skillsRespect for confidentiality practicesAppreciation for and ability to respond to cultural differencesAdept prioritization and time management abilitiesMust be able to attend bi-weekly clinical supervisionEqual Employment Opportunity:Children's Bureau does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability.

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