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Fall - Masters Level Treatment Intern - Ames

Job Details

Jacobson Center Headquarters - Ames, IA
Internship
Masters
Up to 25%
Any
Internships

We are YSS!

YSS Treatment Interns have the opportunity to work with a diverse and committed team while gaining valuable experience in both independent and collaborative work. YSS staff are passionate about serving others and making a difference in the communities and lives of the youth and families we serve and are ready to provide a quality learning experience. Each Intern has an identified supervisor, and numerous colleagues, who provides feedback, guidance, assistance, and support. Supervision is focused on integrating classroom knowledge with authentic application in a professional work setting, putting theory into daily practice.

Upon completion you will be proficient in :

  • completing assessments and treatment plans.
  • utilizing multiple treatment modalities with children, adolescents, and adults.
  • providing trauma informed treatment and crisis resolution
  • performing professional, real-world, field work.
  • using electronic medical records systems.

As a YSS Intern, you will have a remarkable impact on the community while gaining valuable experience to build your resume, extend your professional network and jump start your career. We offer flexible scheduling, a casual dress code, fun coworkers, and are generally able to accommodate school credit requirements. Having worked directly with YSS clients and experienced professionals in the field of behavioral health, you will be prepared to obtain employment in a variety of settings; maybe even a full-time role at YSS

What we ask...

Required Education, Knowledge, Experience, or Skills

  • Masters degree in Psychology or Master’s degree in progress.
  • Strong communicator - possessing excellent observational, listening, verbal, and writing skills and fluency in English.
  • Knowledgeable possesses general understanding of the issues facing at-risk youth and their families.
  • Professional maintains confidentiality and establishes appropriate boundaries.
  • Self-motivated takes initiative and effectively manages one’s own time and work.
  • Collaborative recognizes the needs of diverse stakeholders and exhibits a positive, team-based approach to treatment and working with clients
  • Compassionate patient and empathetic with the ability to relate to diverse populations.
  • Computer literate familiar with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and data entry.
  • A valid, state-issued driver's license is required.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Experience, or Skills

  • Proficient with the majority of Microsoft Office applications and basic database use.
  • Speaks a language(s) in addition to English.
  • History of working with youth and families.
  • Curious and eager to learn.

Ideal Candidate Attributes

  • Collaborative recognizes the needs of diverse stakeholders and exhibits a positive, team-based approach to treatment and working with clients.
  • Compassionate patient and empathetic with the ability to relate to diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage youth and establish rapport in creative ways.
  • Seeks out opportunities for growth and professional development.