CRISIS CENTER INC.
SPRING SEMESTER 2014 (CONTINOUS SEMESTERS)
JUNIOR - GRADUATE LEVELS
The mission of the Crisis Center is to offer the communities we serve education, advocacy and intervention allowing individuals to find positive solutions for personal crises. Through support, hope and education we strive to restore emotional balance to both individuals and the communities in which they live. Rooted in respect, justice, hope and the inherent worth of every individual, the Crisis Center partners with people to afford them a safe space to be heard, supported and believed in an effort to inspire healing and promote positive change for both the individual and the community as a whole.
Interns will attend 40 hours of crisis intervention training to become certified hotline workers. Interns will be responsible for taking at least ten hours of hotline per week, in addition to other specific duties to be determined by each intern's major, skills, expertise and preferences
In addition to direct crisis intervention work described above, the psychology position will also involve: research and data collections on impact of sexual assault, domestic violence and suicide on psychological well-being and the impact on interested third parties. Also, the position involves collaborating with the local mental health agencies including Frontier Behavioral Health, Highlands Community Service Board, The Crisis Stabilization Unit and Woodridge Hospital to connect callers in an acute crisis to appropriate long term care. Maintaining detailed case study records of frequent callers and walk-in clients may also be part of this position
Crisis Center Inc. volunteers and interns are subject to a background check
Volunteer (highly successful, long term interns have priority hiring status when paid positions are available or grant funding allows for adding staff
10-19 hr/pr/wk (Specific schedule during initial training, then flexible hours as needed)
DEADLINE: ALL PAPERWORK MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO START OF SEMESTER: EMPLOYER TRAINING DATES MAY REQUIRE EARLIER COMPLETION