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Therapeutic Services Intern

phoenix, az usa

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: phoenix, az usa
  • Grade: Internship
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Requisition ID: req6943

Job Title: Therapeutic Services Intern

Sector: Social Work

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Open to Expatriates: Not Applicable

Location: Phoenix, AZ USA

Job Description

SCOPE OF WORK: The Psychosocial Support Intern provides culturally and linguisticallyappropriate supportive therapeutic and psychoeducational services utilizing trauma-informed care. The client population served through this program includes refugees, asylees, and asylum seekers, who may be survivors of torture, victims of human trafficking, gender-based violence survivors, victims of domestic violence or other crimes, and those experiencing mental and emotional distress. This population represents numerous nationalities and ethnic backgrounds, many of whom do not speak English. The Psychosocial Support Intern will work as part of the Therapeutic Services team and Health and Wellness department and coordinate activities with clinical staff, case managers, and other IRC staff. The nature of this work is dynamic and requires some flexibility and willingness to adapt to adverse situations as they arise.


·Provides support for group counseling or workshops including session planning, preparation and co-facilitation.

·Conducts and assists with intakes for groups and appropriate referrals and case management needs.

·Provides follow up with clients for continued care coordination.

·Refer clients to community resources or to specialists as necessary and other case management duties.

·Arrange for interpreters for group sessions where needed.

·Drive clients using your own vehicle when needed.

·Make weekly client phone calls to arrange for group and individual sessions.

·Complete and maintain required clinical documentation in a timely manner.

·Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment.

·Attend individual supervision.

·Commit to at least 12 hours per week for the duration of the internship.

·Perform additional job-related duties and responsibilities as requested.

·Work in both a standard office environment and community-based environment.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: This internship provides group facilitation and case management experience in a community agency setting. Under direction of a supervisor, interns get practice in cross-cultural group facilitation, psychosocial support, assessment, outreach, resource provision, documentation, in-service training, and data collection.

·Knowledge of the role of racial, ethnic, and cultural heritage; nationality; socioeconomic status; family structure; age; gender; sexual orientation; religious and spiritual beliefs occupationphysical and mental status and equity issues in a community counseling setting.

·Understand the roles of community counselors and the relationship between counselors and other professionals in a community agency setting.

·Demonstrate an understanding of ethical and legal considerations specifically related to the practice of community counseling and engage in appropriate ethical behavior in clinical situations.

·Understand and demonstrate basic and advanced helping skills with a variety of clients with diverse presenting problems and trauma.

·Understanding of how to apply appropriate individual and group facilitation skills for initiating, maintaining, and terminating services.

·General principles of assessment and an understanding of symptoms to look for when conducting a thorough bio-psychosocial assessment for psychoeducational support groups/workshops and group counseling.

·Evaluate effectiveness of intervention(s) provided.

·Prepare and maintain records required.

·Learn to use individual supervision effectively.



·Bachelor’s or master’s level focus on counseling, social work, or education is strongly encouraged but is not a limiting factor for candidates

·Ability to communicate effectively with clinical team, clients, and staff.

·Experience with vulnerable populations preferred, in particular psychological trauma due to war, displacement, violence, and persecution.

·Desire to work with an ethnically diverse international population in innovative ways.

·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.

·Strong written and verbal communication skills.

·Strong computer skills.

·Proficiency in a second language spoken by the client base strongly preferred but not required.

·A positive attitude and a desire to learn and adapt traditional clinical skills to meet the needs of a diverse client base.

A vehicle, current driver’s license and valid insurance.


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