Internships

 PSYCHOLOGY

 

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SMALL MIRACLES THERAPEUTIC EQUESTRIAN CENTER, INC.
KINGSPORT, TN

SUMMER 2014 SEMESTER

MAJORS: EDUCATION / PSYCHOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY/ HUMAN SERVICES / INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

SOPHOMORE – SENIOR LEVELS

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Small Miracles is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1995 through love to enhance the physical, emotional and cognitive growth of individuals with special needs through equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT). Small Miracles is an affiliate member of PATH Intl.; all of our instructors are certified through PATH Intl. and are first aid/CPR trained. Our facility is located on 11 fenced acres; including indoor, outdoor riding arenas, equine barn, prayer chapel and numerous shelter/storage sheds. We provide approximately 75 equine assisted activities each week.

Desired Qualities of Internship Applicant: Candidate shall complete Volunteer Training and Orientation. The individual must be empathetic with a complete understanding of our mission to serve the special needs community. One must posses' sound judgment, maturity, humility, good decision-making skills and a servant's heart. CPR, first aide training is desirable. Must be willing to do whatever needs to be done; excellent team worker.

SALARY: Volunteer

HOURS: 10-19 (1 Credit Hour)

DEADLINE: All Paperwork must be received prior to the start of the semester.


CRISIS CENTER INC.
BRISTOL, VA

SUMMER SEMESTER 2014  (CONTINOUS SEMESTERS)

MAJOR: PSYCHOLOGY

JUNIOR - GRADUATE LEVELS

JOB DESCRIPTION

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

Requirements:  Crisis Center Inc. volunteers and interns are subject to a background check

Salary:  Volunteer (highly successful, long term interns have priority hiring status when paid positions are available or grant funding allows for adding staff

Hours: 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


 


MOUNTAIN YOUTH ACADEMY 
MOUNTAIN CITY, TN

SUMMER SEMESTER 2014 (CONTINUOUS SEMESTERS)

MAJORS : CRIMINAL JUSTICE / PSYCHOLOGY / EDUCATION / HDAL
SOPHOMORE - GRADUATE LEVELS

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Mountain Youth Academy is a residential treatment center for young adolescents (male and female)  ages 7 through 17.  The successful candidate will be a mental health associate intern and will contribute to the effective implementation of individual treatment plan of students through line of sight supervision, positive interaction and role modeling, appropriate scoring of behaviors of students. Provide appropriate crisis intervention as necessary by anticipating and responding quickly to escalating behaviors, utilizing de-escalation techniques to diffuse the situation, correctly prioritizing safety concerns, and following proper restraint technique guidelines as needed.

The work environment for this position is a residential facility setting. While performing the duties of this internship, the intern will be exposed to students who may ask inappropriate personal questions, display socially unacceptable personal behaviors, use profanity and make insulting remarks or threats.

*NOTE:  Successful candidates must be 21 years of age and have a background check, drug screen and acceptance by the State of Tennessee DCS criteria.  A seven day training will be required. 

**NOTE:  Students must apply online in addition to completing the career internship credential package.  Go to http://www.mountainyouthacademy.net/employment.htm to complete their online application.

SALARY:   PRN pay of $ 9.50 per/hour

HOURS : To be discussed during interview.

DEADLINE: ALL PAPERWORK MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO START OF SEMESTER: EMPLOYER TRAINING DATES MAY REQUIRE EARLIER COMPLETION