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Resiliency Center Intern

Metropolitan Ministries
United States, Florida, Tampa
2002 North Florida Avenue (Show on map)
December 27, 2023

Job Type

Job Title: Resiliency Center Intern

Department: Resiliency and Counseling Center

Reports To: Associate Director of Resiliency Center

Intern Job Functions:

The Resiliency Center Intern will assist with the daily functions of the Intake and Resiliency Center Department. Interns will administer assessments as assigned by Associate Director of Resiliency Center and Intake Staff or onsite supervisor. The Clinical intern will also provide counseling and administer assessments as assigned by the staff of the Resiliency center; assist clients with the planning and implementing of counseling goals and treatment plans.

Essential Responsibilities:

All duties must be undertaken under the close supervision and guidance of the counseling and intake staff

  1. Make ethical decisions by applying the standards of the NASW Code of Ethics and code of ethics for Counseling.
  2. Complete all training as assigned by Associate Director of Resiliency Center, on-site supervisor, and school requirements.
  3. Complete pre-screenings, intakes and follow ups as needed with potential residents and their families for intake and other Metropolitan Ministries Programs.
  4. Administer comprehensive assessments to determine clients' needs including clients assigned through intake
  5. Develop and implement appropriate diagnostic and treatment plans for assigned clients.
  6. Present case presentation form for supervisor for all new clients or client case updates.
  7. Attend weekly supervision with site supervisor.
  8. Accurately enter and maintain data, case notes, and other information into all required data base systems such as TheraNest, Dynamics, HMIS, but not limited to just these databases.
  9. Maintain files; keeping needed materials organized and confidential.
  10. Update Supervisor of case load and client assignment needs.
  11. Provide counseling for clients as determined by Clinical Director and Associate Director.
  12. Maintain case notes and histories for all assigned clients.
  13. Keep confidential records according to the Code of Ethics.
  14. Maintain professional boundaries.
  15. Become knowledgeable about appropriate DSM-5 diagnosis and appropriate diagnostic assessments and criteria in treatment of clients.
  16. Become knowledgeable of community resources, program requirements, and expectations for services.
  17. Provide group counseling for assigned groups.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  1. Assist with other Metropolitan Ministries Programs in learning what that department does and how to assist with clients
  2. Regular attendance during scheduled intern times is expected. (Notify on-site supervisor and affected co-workers if you are not able to attend as planned.)
  3. Other duties as assigned by supervisor or counseling staff.

Education and Experience:

Must be seeking a degree in Master of Social Work or mental health counseling, marriage, and family counseling, behavioral or social science field or related area from an accredited university. Must be willing and eager to learn about homeless issues, individuals with mental health/substance abuse issues and community resources.

Skill Requirements:

Must be able to work within a multi-disciplinary team framework; strong interpersonal skills; strong oral in written communication skills; dependability; demonstrates maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences in clients served; ability to handle job related matters in a professional, diplomatic, and confidential manner; well organized and detail oriented. Must be able to seek and utilize consultation from all team members. Be familiar with various technology platforms. Must have basic interviewing & crisis management skills including, but not limited to suicide assessment & de-escalation.

Physical Requirements:

This internship is a work office setting with no rigorous physical demands.