Direct Services intern

Reports to: Care Coordinator/Director of Survivor Care

  • Will build relationships with clients and learn how to use a trauma-informed perspective for both treatment and care of survivors of human trafficking.
  • Will have weekly scheduled supervision with direct supervisor (30 minutes a week for bachelor’s level interns, 1 hour a week for master’s level interns).
  • Masters level interns:  Will develop group curriculum and lead an evidence-based, trauma-informed weekly group for survivors of human trafficking with staff.
  • Will assist in transportation of clients to and from meetings and appointments.
  • Will attend trauma trainings and be able to appropriately address situations from a trauma-informed perspective.
  • Will keep all appropriate notes and documentation for client interaction and groups on SharePoint.  Will email a summary of group activity to Director of Survivor Care after each group session.
  • Will be responsible for keeping a weekly log of hours worked and having the supervisor sign off on hours weekly.
  • Will be present for weekly groups.  Will help assist group leader and possibly lead groups on a weekly basis. 
  • Will discuss all internal issues with their direct supervisor and troubleshoot issues that arise with clients in weekly supervision.
  • Every intern is responsible for a “legacy project,” which can be discussed with their direct supervisor.  This project will allow them the opportunity to develop, create, and implement something for the betterment of the organization.

Hours needed:

T-Th-Sat 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

M-W-F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Expectations:

  • Flexibility in scheduling, ability to occasionally stay late or come in early as needed.
  • An understanding of trauma-informed care and an ability to use appropriate skills when dealing with survivors.
  • Completion of child advocacy training, basic trauma-informed care trainings, and other trainings as needed.
  • Have a ready and willing attitude, effective communication skills, and a strong ability to use a strengths-based approach.