The student intern is responsible for providing to children, youth, families, and communities a range of prevention and intervention services that encourage individual growth and promote constructive relationships. Services are provided in agency offices, by Zoom/Telehealth, by telephone, in client homes, at local schools, and in the community using short-term individual and family therapy, group counseling, educational classes, and case management services. They address issues related to family education/support, mental health issues, teen pregnancy/parenting, family violence, individual crises, adolescent peer relationships, youth employment, and school problems.
Internship start dates (applications accepted on a rolling basis): Fall 2021, Winter 2022
Schedule: 20 hours per week. Most work will be performed remotely; however, onsite presence will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Location: Duvall, North Bend, and Issaquah
1. Student’s learning goals need to be submitted to their supervisor at the beginning of each quarter, and reviewed on a regular basis.
2. Supervisors need to be informed prior to the beginning of the internship of any school requirements students may have for their internship.
3. Students must submit to their supervisor, in writing, any vacations or leave time they plan to take at the beginning of each quarter.
4. Student evaluation forms will be filled out by the student with a self-assessment of their progress at the end of each quarter and submitted to their supervisor.
5. Students will familiarize themselves with crisis intervention and other brief therapy modalities and demonstrate proficiency in short-term work with clients.
6. Students will become familiar with community resources and referrals for children, youth, and families.
7. Students shall meet with their supervisor once a week to consult on their casework and counseling responsibilities and are expected to attend staff and consultation meetings.
8. Students will submit to their supervisor for review all treatment plans, progress notes, 90-day reviews, and termination summaries on clients assigned.
9. Students will keep a weekly log of their hours worked in the Friends of Youth Volunteer Time Log. This documentation will also be submitted to their supervisor at the end of each month.
10. Other duties as assigned.
A. Education and Experience
1. In a Master’s Degree program in counseling or a related field.
2. Previous college coursework in counseling.
C. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Engages with diverse populations in a culturally responsive manner.
2. Demonstrates a commitment to the values of equity and inclusion by honoring and celebrating diverse characteristics and expressions of personal identity.
3. Demonstrated skill in counseling.
4. Knowledge of relevant WAC and COA standards and participation in a Performance and Quality Improvement process.
5. Ability to read, write, and speak English.
6. Group process skills.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT
Friends of Youth is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on the basis of race, sex/gender, religion/creed, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, national origin, genetic markers, military or veterans status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
People of Color and Members of the LGBTQ+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.
ABOUT FRIENDS OF YOUTH
Founded in 1951, Friends of Youth provides a comprehensive range of shelter, housing, counseling and prevention services for youth and young adults and their families in King and Snohomish Counties in Washington State. Friends of Youth is the primary provider of services for homeless youth and young adults in East King County. Services include street outreach, emergency shelter, transitional living programs, supported permanent housing, employment and mental health support. To learn more about Friends of Youth, please visit our website.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to apply for this position or to perform the essential functions of this position. To request accommodation, please email HR@friendsofyouth.org.