Children's Bureau
  • - Home Based Services
  • Anderson, IN, USA
  • Internship

At Children's Bureau, you will be given the opportunity to interact with children and families, improve your knowledge of the child welfare system, improve your ability to provide clinical skills, and design a specific plan to meet your learning needs.

 

There are a lot of non-profit organizations out there.  What sets this internship opportunity apart is the chance to join an organization with a remarkable 160 year history of community leadership.  In addition, our forward-thinking team has a collective drive for excellence in all aspects of family and children's services that makes the work environment ideal for driven, results-oriented professionals.

 

Here's what you can expect in the way of specific internship experiences as well as time allocation estimates: 

 

Family Progress - Monitoring and Coaching (30 %)

  • Coach collaboratively – maintaining a balance between teaching and serving
  • Visit each youth/family on a routine and 'pop in' schedule
  • Assist youth/families in obtaining their goals
  • Provide education and support to youth/families
  • Provide transportation to youth/families as needed
  • Communicate with schools and various institutions related to youth/family matters

 

Clinical Service Provision (20%)

  • Provide clinical services to referred children and families
  • Create individualized treatment goals related to improving individual/family functioning

 

Service Plans / Goal Development (20 %)

  • Create plans, including goals, for each youth/family
  • Review and update plans and goals
  • Develop a network of relationships with agencies in the community
  • Work collaboratively with other social welfare agencies
  • Refer when appropriate to community agencies based on needs

 

Intake and Needs Assessment (15 %)

  • Learn to determine 'crisis' situations
  • Visit each youth/family to gather necessary information to complete the assessment
  • Adhere to and follow Children's Bureau professional standards

 

Reporting (15 %)

  • Maintain case and agency paperwork according to standards
  • Prepare written reports for the Department of Child Services / Probation office within identified timeframes

 

Internship requirements

To be successful in this role, you need to have the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities:

 

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • A desire to make the difference in the lives of children and families
  • Conviction about the capacity for all people to grow and change for the better.
  • A valid driver's license and insurance.
  • Clear, effective communication skills
  • Respect for confidentiality practices
  • Appreciation for and ability to respond to cultural differences
  • Adept prioritization and time management abilities

Must be able to attend bi-weekly clinical supervision

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