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Intern Therapist, Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence, Human Trafficking survivor population

Assist primary/secondary victims/survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, or human trafficking in trauma resilience. Delivery of high quality therapeutic services, crisis intervention, support, and connection to advocacy or legal services to victims/survivors.

  1. Safeguards confidential information gained as a result of the job.
  2. As a YWCA intern, projects a positive image of the Association and its programs to the community, the Association and the program.
  3. Work cooperatively with program participants, YWCA staff and volunteers.
  4. Perform other duties as assigned.

Kalamazoo, MI

Brief Description

Assist primary/secondary victims/survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, or human trafficking in trauma resilience. Delivery of high quality therapeutic services, crisis intervention, support, and connection to advocacy or legal services to victims/survivors.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Provides direct counseling to primary and secondary survivors.
  2. Provides intake assessments to primary and secondary survivors seeking therapy services.
  3. Maintains up-to-date records of clients as prescribed by the agency, including but not limited to progress notes and assessment summaries.
  4. Schedule intake assessments.
  5. Participates regularly in supervision, which may include, but is not limited to: group consultation and individual supervision.
  6. Orientation to YWCA Personnel Policies, Mission, and Purpose
  7. Racial Justice Training
  8. Orientation to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking, Confidentiality, Mandatory Reporting.
  9. Other appropriate training and in-service which will occur during employment.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. During COVID-19, mostly remote
  2. YWCA location possibly
  3. Sitting, standing, and bending
  4. Frequently required to talk or hear
  5. While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet
  6. The intern must have reliable internet access, a phone, and a computer with which to provide telehealth services.
  7. The intern must have a space in which to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of clients during therapy sessions.

 

Education requirements, certifications, work experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or closely related field. Must be enrolled in a Master’s program in psychology, social work, or closely related field. Specific training in trauma, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and/or human trafficking is highly desired but not necessary.
  2. A demonstrated working knowledge preferably with trauma specialization or with survivor population preferred.
  3. A demonstrated working knowledge of application of therapeutic modalities preferred
  4. The ability to communicate efficiently and professionally in written and oral formats.
  5. Excellent interpersonal skills, with a willingness to work from a team perspective in treatment provision.
  6. Ability to manage stressful situations.
  7. Ability to communicate with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  8. Ability to learn and use technology and systems, including computer technology.

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