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Contact Ministries 211
Johnson City, TN

Semester: Any Semester

Major: Psychology

Level: Sophomore – Senior

 Job Description: CONTACT Ministries 211 is a helpline call center serving the community by helping people make connections that matter. Our three services are Reassurance Calls, a Crisis Helpline, and Information and Referral.

Our Reassurance Program offers daily calls to the elderly, the homebound, and anyone in need of a daily check-in. We will call up to three times per day at the time of the client’s choosing. Many of our reassurance clients simply need a reminder to take medication or lock their door at night. Others just need to connect with someone. For some of these clients, our volunteers may be the only person they talk to all day. We currently make about 780 reassurance calls per month.  The Crisis Helpline is a free, confidential service for anyone who is need of someone to listen, a kind word or a prayer. Trained volunteers work in partnership with local mental health professionals to assist callers. Currently we receive between 500 – 600 of these calls each month.  Our Information & Referral service helps connect people with the services they need. Many times people are in need of a service to provide things like shelter, food, or financial assistance but they don’t know where to get it. We listen to their need and help identify the most appropriate service provider. We are affiliated with Contact USA and Tennessee 211. We are doubly accredited by Contact USA for both our helpline and reassurance programs. We are the only Contact in Tennessee accredited for reassurance.  All of our services are free and can be accessed by dialing 211. We serve Washington, Carter, Greene and Unicoi Counties. The phones are staffed by trained volunteers from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Reassurance calls are made seven days a week.

 Hours: TBD

 Salary: Volunteer

 Deadline: All documents must be received and placement secured prior to the start of the semester.



Johnson City / Washington County Family Justice Center
Johnson City, TN 37604

Semester: Any semester

Major: Psychology, Criminal Justice

Level: Sophomore-Graduate students

Job Description: The Johnson City / Washington County Family Justice Center (FJC) is a collaboration of partner agencies that work together to help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault by providing safe and immediate access to: civil-legal services, safety planning, law enforcement, counseling, advocacy, and more. At the FJC there are multiple opportunities for ETSU students to put their studies into real world situations. Interning at the FJC will prepare you for client interaction, research, community outreach, and more. These skills can be a foundation on which to build a career in any area of study. All interns at the FJC will be trained in confidentiality, trauma informed care, and will be subject to a background check.  A FJC desired applicant will have a desire to learn and help their community, be self-motivated, and enjoy working with people.

Hours: 10-19 hours per week

Salary: Volunteer – Unpaid

Deadline: All documents must be received and placement secured prior to the start of the semester.



SMALL MIRACLES THERAPEUTIC EQUESTRIAN CENTER, INC.
KINGSPORT, TN

SUMMER & FALL SEMESTERS 2017 (CONTINUOUS SEMESTERS)

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 documents must be received and placement secured prior to the start of the semester.


CRISIS CENTER INC.
BRISTOL, VA

SUMMER & FALL SEMESTERS 2017  (CONTINUOUS 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 documents must be received and placement secured prior to the start of the semester. EMPLOYER TRAINING DATES MAY REQUIRE EARLIER COMPLETION


 FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT CLINIC
 Based in JOHNSON CITY, TN

 SUMMER & FALL SEMESTERS 2017 (CONTINUOUS SEMESTERS)

 MAJORS : CRIMINAL JUSTICE / PSYCHOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY / SOCIAL WORK / EDUCATION / HUMAN SERVICES

JUNIOR - GRADUATE LEVELS

 JOB DESCRIPTION: The FJDCC is an agency which provides assistance to Judges in the First Judicial District by evaluating high conflict families with children who are embroiled in custody and/or visitation disputes.  The successful candidate will be capable of independent work responsibilities, collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, effective communication skills, as well as dependable and capable of crisis intervention when necessary.  The intern will work under the direct supervision of Janie A. Short, LCSW, and will be primarily responsible for providing monitoring of court-ordered supervised visitations between parents with impairment (e.g., substance abuse, anger management, poor boundaries, etc.) and their minor children.  In addition, the intern will participate in forensic evaluations of high conflict families who are referred to the FJDCC.  This is an excellent opportunity for a student interested in direct exposure to family and human dynamics.  

 The work environment for this position varies as needed and will be explained at the initial interview.  

 SALARY: Unpaid /Volunteer

 HOURS : 10-19 (1 credit hour)

Deadline: All documents must be received and placement secured prior to the start of the semester.

 


MOUNTAIN YOUTH ACADEMY 
MOUNTAIN CITY, TN

SUMMER & FALL SEMESTERS 2017 (CONTINUOUS SEMESTERS)

MAJORS:PSYCHOLOGY (Clinical)

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 clinical, programmatic, and/or education intern who will contribute to the effective implementation of individual treatment plan of students through line of sight supervision, provision of clinical services (including group and recreational opportunities), positive interaction and role modeling, direct and clinical care, and appropriate scoring of behaviors of students. Intern will 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 have a background check, drug screen and acceptance by the State of Tennessee DCS criteria.  A seven-day training will be required. 

 SALARY:   Volunteer - Unpaid

 HOURS : To be discussed during interview.

Deadline: All documents must be received and placement secured prior to the start of the semester. EMPLOYER TRAINING DATES MAY REQUIRE EARLIER COMPLETION

 

 


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