Intern

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Description/Job Summary

  • All Internships must be coordinated through an accredited College or University and approved by Catholic Social Services CEO prior to the posting the approved internship  placement.
  • All interns must provide proper contact information from the institution regarding the internship liaison. The intern will provide proof of malpractice /liability insurance. The intern will provide criminal background checks, Child abuse and FBI clearances. The Intern must provide a signed memorandum of understanding and or an affiliation agreement with the College or University. The Diocese of Scranton requires all interns of CSS complete VIRTUS training.
  • The intern will be assigned to the degree appropriate and/or credentialed staff of the MH/Re-Entry Program for supervision, direction, monitoring and evaluation of performance.
  • This intern will be responsible for carrying out daily monitoring of assigned residents and is responsible to adhere to all Policies and Procedures defined by the program.
  • The intern and the internship mentor will develop a schedule to meet the required number of hours to complete the internship within the assigned semesters.
  • Must be at least in junior year of undergraduate schooling  
  • The scheduled internship time is to be flexible so as to guarantee responsive and meaningful education.  
  • In the event that the intern is already employed with the agency. The development of a meaningful work / internship schedule will be required in compliance with the Federal wage and hour regulations. 

Responsibilities/Duties

  • The intern will participate in weekly supervision meetings with the assigned intern mentor. The intern will be responsible to keep a supervisory notes or journal of the sessions.
  • The intern will attend client staffing’s and will be assigned a co-caseload as determined by the intern’s mentor.    
  • When appropriate the intern will shadow the mentor at referral interviews, program trainings, facility conferences , in-services trainings
  • Working with the supervisor, the intern and supervisor will identify a special project to be completed during the length of the internship
  • Maintains residential life in a harmonious and close to “normal” environment as possible, free of tension and stress so that all residents can live together comfortably.
  • Keep accurate records for each resident. Document and identify any unusual behavior, subsequent events, direction and intervention in resident’s progress notes and in the staff communication log.
  • Maintain documentation regarding whereabouts/activity of each resident on an hourly basis.
  • Teach residents appropriate interaction and activity of daily living skills.
  • Document any ongoing goal attainment for each resident and refer any concerns to their assigned primary case manager for immediate action and follow-up.
  • Complete an incident report in the event of an unusual occurrence, medical or emergency situation.
  • Participate in ongoing in-service/out service training programs where required.
  • Attend meetings as assigned.
  • Follow and enforce program house rules.
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