Lutheran Social Services of WI and Upper MI is currently seeking a Master's Level Counseling Intern to join our In Home Family Therapy program. The In-Home Family Therapy therapist provides psychotherapy and psychoeducation to families, children and adults, meeting them where they are at, both physically and emotionally. The In-home Family Therapy team looks at families and individual families through a trauma informed lens first, asking the client 'What happened to you' rather than, 'What is wrong with you'.
Internship hours are flexible based on school scheduling and do include occasional evening and weekend hours. LSS can be flexible to accommodate your schools practicum/internship requirements.
The Counseling Intern is a Limited Term Opportunity for students through structured intern programs at an accredited college/university and follows the guidelines of an agreement or learning plan. Under supervision, the Counseling Intern maintains a safe and therapeutic environment, while performing work involving the care and treatment of clients and other duties as required.
We are looking to provide this opportunity through May 2022 - September 2022 or September 2022 - May 2023
At Lutheran Social Services of WI and Upper MI, the health and safety of our colleagues and clients is our top priority! LSS is regularly reviewing OSHA and CDC recommendations and guidelines to stay abreast of the ever changing Covid-19 pandemic. LSS employees are currently required to mask regardless of vaccination status when indoors and in the presence of clients or colleagues. Employees are expected to adhere to agency protocols.
Essential Duties and responsibilities:
Please identify any position/department specific duties and responsibilities that may not be on the job description:
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
LSS approved examples of human service degrees include, but are not limited to the following:
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
The incumbent of this position must have a valid driver's license and have reliable transportation to perform the essential duties of the role; a motor vehicle check (MVR) with a satisfactory driving record per the LSS Driver Safety Procedure is required, and ability to meet LSS auto insurance requirements.
Ability to read, write, analyze, and interpret written and verbal communication in order to successfully complete all required intervention and goal process documentation by established timeframes. Must write progress reports and clearly communicate to external customers the effectiveness of services. Ability to document in neat, legible, accurate, and objective manner and consistently reflect the services provided. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees, directors, and top management.
This position will interact with all stakeholders of the Agency, both internal and external. This position will need to make decisions independently and with guidance, based on information provided. Reading, writing, math skills, problem solving, ability to accept/flow through with direction, recognize boundaries, creative team member who can suggest and implement strategies to enhance the service, patience, self-control and flexibility.
Working knowledge of computers to allow employee to access computer systems and applications to complete timecards, read and respond to email, and complete required on-line training.
Able to use technology that is necessary to perform job responsibilities; use available technology effectively (voicemail, computer, printer, photocopier, fax and telephone, and various types of audio visual equipment).
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Speaking and hearing ability sufficient to communicate effectively by phone or in person at normal volumes. Vision adequate to read correspondence, computer screen, forms, etc. Good manual dexterity. Mobility sufficient to access workplace. It may be necessary to climb stairs to access client homes.
The employee must react appropriately in times of crisis, which may include verbal and physical aggression from the people served and recognizing and taking appropriate action if signs of child or dependent adult abuse are present. Understands and is able to evaluate the potential for medical or behavioral emergency.
The employee of this position may provide therapy in client homes. The employee may be exposed to unsanitary household conditions and allergens. The incumbent will also be exposed to outdoor weather conditions when traveling on company business.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
TRAVEL: Ability to travel to and from locations in the area as required up to 25-50%, depending on program needs.
LSS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.