Internships
Building Strength, Hope & Resiliency

Internships 2017-2018

Now Placing Interns for the 2017-2018 school year!

 
Wayside is a teaching and training facility that provides graduate and undergraduate students with internships and clinical placement. 

Each year, Wayside welcomes a large group of student interns from Social Work, Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy and Expressive Therapy programs, to name a few. Field placements are arranged in our agency components; Community Services and Residential and Day Services.  

Student interns participate in Wayside programming and training and are integrated into our day to day delivering of support services to clients. Our interns are integral and important members of our team and are included in Wayside’s mission of providing responsible and effective client care. While our interns receive excellent training and supervision from us, we, too, benefit from our interns energy, experience and education.


Graduate Internships

Final year 9-month Masters Level interns will be given a $2,000 stipend in three payments. Those with specific language capacity will receive an additional $1,000 for a total of $3,000. 

 

Blackstone Valley Community Services: Milford (Stipend Available for Final Year Interns)

SITE: Blackstone Valley Community Services

10 Asylum St. Milford,  Massachusetts 01757  508-478-6888   FAX: 508-478-9042

Contact Person: Denise Barry, LMHC, LMFT @ 508 478-6888 x 3168

Resumes to :  [email protected]

CORI check: Yes    Mandatory preservice training will include CORI paperwork. 
Car needed: Yes  (site is not on public transportation) 
Stipends:  Second year Master’s level interns will be given a $2,000 stipend in three payments. Those with specific language capacity will receive an additional $1,000 for a total of $3,000
 Home visits: Yes
Travel reimbursement: Yes
Language skills: Spanish, Portuguese, and ASL desirable, not required 
Mandatory meetings: Staff meetings Monday 10-11:30am; Intern Seminar Monday 12-1:30
Other schedule requirements: expectation is 20 hours per week over at least three separate days; some evening hours required.

Description of program and training opportunities:
Seeking 2nd year, Masters level interns.  Wayside’s Blackstone Valley Community Services program is located in Milford, MA and provides a range of treatment services.  Interns would participate in in-home therapy services, community based services and outpatient counseling services in the clinic office.  Interns at this site would also have the opportunity to work with our Trauma Intervention Team, which is a service for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault (adolescents and adults). 

Interns will provide individual, group and family therapy.   In-home and outpatient services are primarily provided for children and adolescents and their families.  Referrals typically come from DCF, DMH and area schools and pediatricians, as well as various insurance companies, with a focus on improving behavioral and mental health functioning.  In addition to therapy services, interns gain experience in providing diagnostic assessments, case management,  treatment planning, crisis intervention, and discharge planning.  This site is a placement for interns who want to increase their skills and knowledge in working with families, have a strong work ethic and who have excellent writing skills. Interns are supported by licensed supervisors and an experienced clinical team.  Second year graduate students only.

In-Home Therapy: Lowell (Stipend Available to Final Year Interns)

Wayside Lowell

73 E. Merrimack Street, Lowell MA 01852Phone: 978.221.6923, fax 978.221.6924 

Contact Person :Beth Chin, LICSW @ 978.349.4155,

Field Instructors:3 LICSW, 1 LMHC
 
Stipends: Final year 9-month Masters Level interns will be given a $2,000 stipend in three payments. Those with specific language capacity will receive an additional $1,000 for a total of $3,000. 
CORI check: yes as part of a mandatory orientation
Car needed: yes
Home visits: yes
Travel reimbursement: yes
Language skills: Spanish, Portuguese, Khmer are assets, though not required

Mandatory meetings: Staff meeting; 9-12 Wednesdays
Schedule Requirements: Students will need to commit to three days a week on site. Flexibility is key; interns can expect to work some evening hours each week, minimum of 20 hours/ week. 

Description of program and training opportunities:

Wayside Lowell provides an array of in-home, community-based services designed to protect, preserve and reunify families. Services are delivered by a team of MA level clinicians, BA level Youth & Family Support Workers, and Family Partners. The services offered range from In-Home Therapy, Intensive Care Coordination, Family Support & Training and Therapeutic Mentoring. Treatment is generally intensive in nature and delivered using a strengths-based, resiliency-focused, wraparound philosophy. 

Wayside Lowell staff work with clients referred from the local school system, Department of Children and Families, Department of Mental Health, and a variety of community and mental health providers. Referrals to services are designed to address such issues as behavior management, mental health symptom management, crisis stabilization, family conflict, substance abuse, household management, parent education, access to resources and more. Using the Wraparound model, Clinicians collaborate with families and system partners to provide comprehensive assessments, goal formulation, therapeutic, evidence-based intervention, care coordination and advocacy. 

This is an excellent placement for confident students who will receive ample support from a strong clinical team and will also function autonomously in the community. Individual and group supervision is provided weekly by an independently licensed clinician. Clinical and/or academic exposure to family work is recommended. Second year students preferred, though will consider strong first year students with relevant experience. 

Intensive Care Coordinator Internship: Lowell (Stipend Available to Final Year Interns)

Lowell Community Service Agency (CSA) 

73 East Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 

Telephone: 978.221.6923 ext 224  Fax: 978.221.6924

Site Contact: , MSW, LICSW Senior Program Director , 978.221.6923 ext 224 

Site Field Instructors:  2 LICSW, 1LMHC

Total # of Site Trainees:   2 Second Year Graduate Social Work Students

Stipends:  Final year 9-month Masters Level interns will be given a $2,000 stipend in three payments. Those with specific language capacity will receive an additional $1,000 for a total of $3,000. 
Cori Check: Yes
Car Needed:  Yes 
Home Visits: Yes
Travel Reimbursement: Yes
Language Skills: Spanish and/or Khmer is helpful but not required
Mandatory Meetings: Wednesdays

Schedule Requirements: Students will need to commit to three days a week on site.

Description of program and training opportunities:Wayside’s Community Service Agency provides two services for children/youth and their families: Intensive Care Coordination and a Family Partner providing support and parent coaching. The ICC (Intensive Care Coordinator) and Family Partner work together as a team and use a Wraparound approach in working with families to help them identify their strengths and needs and facilitate a process that assists the families in bringing about change to reach their vision for their child and family. 

The Family Partner provides direct support to the parent/caregiver of the child/youth who is enrolled in the CSA. Interns acting in the role of ICC will coordinate all providers and team members to ensure that the child/family’s needs are being met in accordance with their goals. This includes conducting a Comprehensive Assessment on the child to ensure eligibility for the program (under the age of 21, on MassHealth and have a Severe Emotional Disturbance, SED).  This assessment will provide a summary of the child and family’s strengths, needs and culture to assist with the facilitation of the Wraparound process. The ICC will then be responsible for weekly contact with the family and team members to monitor progress towards the goals developed. The Intensive Care Coordinator will convene and facilitate monthly family team meetings (Care Plan Meetings) with the family, collaterals, schools, state agencies and natural family supports in attendance. The ICC intern has regular face to face contact with the child and caregivers that is clinical and therapeutic in nature. However, the ICC will not be doing individual therapy with the child.

Wayside’s Lowell program serves a variety of people with serious emotional disturbances through community based interventions funded by MassHealth, the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Mental Health. The Wayside Lowell Program utilizes a strength-based model of care to see families in their homes and provide intensive wrap-around, family-centered, solution-focused treatment. As a member of the Lowell team, interns will have the opportunity to work in collaboration with staff as well as independently with multi-stressed families across multiple settings. 

Internship Requirements: 

  • Intern must be available a minimum of 20 hours/week and have the ability to work two evenings a week
  • A background in health and human services or related field preferred
  • Second/final year interns preferred, strong first year interns considered
  • Intern must have strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Intern must be comfortable in a variety of settings including office, home visits and community meetings
  • Valid driver’s license required and working vehicle
  • CORI check and completion of Wayside’s Preservice Orientation
  • Languages: Spanish, Portuguese and Haitian-Creole-speaking are not required but considered assets.
  • Carry a caseload of 3 to 5 families and meet with them 1 to 2 times weekly; 1 case will be outpatient
  • Perform intakes, assessments, and on-going treatment
  • Write interpretive summaries, treatment plans and progress notes
  • Weekly on Wednesday attend and participate in staff meeting and intern seminar
  • Coordinate care for families and individuals including seeking other services and resources as well as collaborating with a variety of systems and providers

Continuum: Waltham (Stipend Available to Final Year Interns)

Continuum Waltham

118 Central Street, Waltham, MA. 02453 
Telephone: 781-891-0555/ Fax: 781-647-1432
 
Contact Person:

Karen Dexter, JD LICSW 781.891-5642 

 [email protected]
 
Field Instructors: Sarah Raffel, LICSW

Stipend: Final year 9-month Masters Level interns will be given a $2,000 stipend in three payments. Those with specific language capacity will receive an additional $1,000 for a total of $3,000. 
CORI check: yes as part of a mandatory orientation 
Car needed: yes 
Home visits: yes  
Travel reimbursement: yes
Language skills: Spanish, Portuguese, Creole are assets, though not required Mandatory meetings: Tuesdays: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. staff meeting; 12-1:00 p.m. intern seminar. 

Other schedule requirements: flexibility is key; interns can expect to work some evening hrs. each week min. of 20/hrs. wk commitment; must take place over at least 3 separate days per week.   

Description of program and training opportunities: Seeking 2nd year interns. The Continuum Program provides a range of in-home, community-based services designed to preserve and support families with children who may struggle with chronic mental illness and/or significant behavioral challenges. Continuum Clinicians provide individual, couples and family therapy. Treatment is generally intensive in nature and delivered using a strengths-based, resiliency-focused philosophy. Clinicians work with clients referred from DCF and DMH to address such issues as behavior management, substance abuse, mental health symptom management, budgeting, household management, parent education, and more. Clinicians may also have the opportunity to follow a client and their family through group home level of care and assist with treatment during a client’s stay in a higher level of care.  Clinicians also provide comprehensive assessments and goal formulation, therapeutic intervention, case management, advocacy and concrete services such as transportation to appointments, assistance with accessing services, and referrals.  This is an excellent placement for confident self-starters who will receive ample support from a strong clinical team and will also function autonomously in the community. Clinical and/or academic exposure to family work and chronic mental illness is recommended. Second year graduate students preferred, though will consider strong first year students with relevant experience.  Continuum clinicians work out of the Waltham site and serve clients residing in a wide geographical area.
  

Twelve Prescott: Arlington (stipend Available for Final Year Interns)

Twelve Prescott Young Adult Program

12 Prescott Street, Arlington MA 02144
Telephone: 781-643-1668/ Fax: 781-643-2689
 
Contact Person: Cherman Pierre, 781-643-1668 [email protected]

Stipend: Final year 9-month Masters Level interns will be given a $2,000 stipend in three payments. Those with specific language capacity will receive an additional $1,000 for a total of $3,000. 

CORI check: yes as part of a mandatory orientation 
Car needed: no
Home visits: yes  
Travel reimbursement: yes
Suggested meetings: Clinical Rounds Wednesdays 1:30-2:30  
Other schedule requirements: flexibility is key; interns can expect to work some evening hrs. each week min. of 20/hrs. wk commitment

Description of program and training opportunities: Seeking 1st and 2nd year interns. Twelve Prescott provides a range of residential and community-based services designed to preserve and support young adults who may struggle with chronic mental illness. Twelve Prescott is a unique program that offers three levels of care for young adults along with a resource center on our first floor. Interns at Twelve Prescott will be given the opportunity to work with young adults in a 24 hour residential program, a supported apartment setting, as well as work with young adults living in the community.  Treatment is generally intensive in nature and delivered using a strengths-based philosophy with the focus on Trauma Informed Care, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing. Transition Facilitators and Clinicians work with clients referred from DMH to address such issues as substance abuse, mental health symptom management, budgeting, household management, parent education, and more. Transition Facilitators and Clinicians also provide comprehensive assessments and goal formulation, therapeutic interventions, case management, advocacy and concrete services such as transportation to appointments, assistance with accessing services, and referrals.  Internships are also available at our Resource Center.  STEPS Resource Center is a peer run drop in center.  The focus at STEPS is to foster peer leadership through young adult facilitated groups.  A Twelve Prescott Internship is an excellent placement for confident self-starters who will receive ample support from a strong clinical team and will also function autonomously in the community. Clinical and/or academic exposure to family work and chronic mental illness is recommended. Second year graduate students preferred, though will consider strong first year students with relevant experience.  


 


Tempo Young Adult Resource Center: Framingham (Stipend Available to Final Year Interns)

Tempo Young Adult Resource Center 
68 Henry Street Framingham MA 01701 

Phone: 508-879-1424

SITE CONTACT (Please send resumes to contact if interested):

SITE FIELD INSTRUCTORS: Yolanda Ortiz & Oscar Landaverde

TOTAL # OF INTERNS NEEDED: 1

CORI CHECK: Yes 

CAR NEEDED:  No, but interns will accompany Tempo/Community LINKS staff

TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT: Yes.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Would prefer a Spanish speaker but no language skills required.

MANDATORY MEETINGS: 1 community meeting per month, 1 on-line training per month, 2 staff meeting per month

SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: Monday 10am-2pm, Wednesday 3pm-8pm, Friday 9am-1pm (however hours can be flexible). 

SUPERVISION PROVIDED: Yes, weekly supervision provided.

Description of site and its training opportunities:

Wayside’s Tempo Young Adult Resource Center grounds it services in the principles of positive youth development by engaging youth in healthy activities, building strong positive relationships with youth, partnering with young people in program development, educating the community about high-risk behaviors, and providing safe, productive alternatives to youth.  Tempo staff and Outreach Workers patrol the Framingham area by van and on foot to locate homeless, runaway, and street youth in order to meet the urgent needs of young people at very high risk of harm.  Tempo (in collaboration with SMOC) provides temporary emergency shelter.  Tempo provides other basic needs and links youth to health care, individual and group counseling, employment, education, case management, and family reunification services. Our vision is that all young people will have strong, resilient foundations for adulthood. 

Worcester East Family Networks (Macro Focus): Worcester (Stipend Available to Final Year Interns)

Worcester East Family Networks

151 West Boylston Dr, Worcester, MA 01604

Phone: 508-929-2000 Fax: 508-754-9803


SITE CONTACT:  Michelle Grasso, LMHC 


TOTAL # OF SITE TRAINEES:  1 Macro-focused student. The best fit is a macro social work student who seeks experience working with systems. This internship is not clinical in nature and will not fulfill the requirements for direct client contact. However, this is a comprehensive case management- focused placement with exposure to child welfare and community based systems. 


Stipends: Final year 9-month Masters Level interns will be given a $2,000 stipend in three payments. Those with specific language capacity will receive an additional $1,000 for a total of $3,000. 
CORI CHECK: Yes 
CAR NEEDED: Yes
HOME VISITS: Yes 
TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT: Yes 
LANGUAGE SKILLS:   Spanish is an asset but not required. 

MANDATORY MEETINGS: Staff Meetings: Fridays 10-11:30

Description of program and training opportunities:  This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the child welfare system, to support the team by unearthing community resources for families and the DCF Staff, and to experience working in a fast paced social services environment. The best fit is a macro social work student who seeks experience working with systems. This internship is not clinical in nature and will not fulfill the requirements for direct client contact. However, this is a comprehensive case management- focused placement with exposure to child welfare and community based systems. 


The Family Networks Program partners with the Department of Children and Families office in Worcester, MA to assist DCF in providing quality services to children and families. The program convenes Family Team Meetings that focus on strengths, family involvement, community connections, cultural competency, and an environment of continuous learning. The focus of the program is to oversee in-home support/stabilization services designed to preserve or reunify families, as well as out of home placement services including specially trained foster homes, community group homes and residential treatment facilities.


Interns will partner with a Service Coordinator to carry a case load of families and youth receiving either home-based or placement services and will be responsible for overseeing the client’s progress in achieving their treatment goals, moving towards permanent living situations for youth, and maintaining youth’s connections to the community. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in Family Team Meetings, collaborate in decision-making processes that emphasize family strengths, and monitoring quality of services and building and maintaining relationships with DCF, providers, and communities. We are looking for a confident self-starter who enjoys being part of a strong clinical team but can also function independently in the community. Clinical and/ or academic exposure to sociology, psychology, family work and trauma is recommended. Will accept undergraduate students, as well as first and second year Master’s candidates.


Quality & Data Management (Macro): Framingham (Stipend Available to Final Year Interns)

Wayside Quality & Clinical Services

88 Lincoln Street, Framingham MA 01702 

Phone:  508-620-0010; Fax 508-626-7625
 
SITE CONTACT: Vice President Elizabeth Reid    [email protected] 
SITE FIELD INSTUCTORS:  TBD 
TOTAL # OF SITE TRAINEES:  1 

CORI CHECK: Yes 
CAR NEEDED:  Yes 
HOME VISITS: Yes 
TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT: Yes 
LANGUAGE SKILLS:   Spanish is an asset but not required. 
MANDATORY MEETINGS: Supervision meetings are negotiated.  Other meetings yet to be scheduled – times are flexible.  

Description of program and training opportunities:   

This internship would provide assistance to outcomes data collection and evaluation system for Wayside Youth & Family Support Network. 

The student would document outcomes data (utilizing current outcomes survey instruments), training evaluation data, comparison data to previous years, client and family satisfaction data results and develop executive reports and development of executive reports.  The intern will likely also assist with meeting preparation, minutes, development of reports and use of data in marketing efforts.   

The best fit is a confident self-starter who enjoys being part of a strong team, but works well independently. Clinical and or academic exposure to sociology, statistics, data collection, psychology, family work and trauma is recommended. Will accept first and second year Master’s candidates.  Student must be highly organized, have good analytical ability, be proficient in the use of excel and other systems for data analysis, and be able to handle multiple tasks at one time.  

Town of Natick Recreation & Parks Department, Cole Center

Site: Town of Natick Recreation & Parks Department, Cole Center

Address: 179 Boden Lane, Natick
Phone: 508.647.6530

Contact: Please sent resume AND cover letter to Attention: Karen Partanen 

Stipends: Final year 9-month Masters Level interns will be given a $2,000 stipend in three payments. Those with specific language capacity will receive an additional $1,000 for a total of $3,000. 

CORI Check: YES
Orientation: YES
Car needed: YES
Travel Reimbursement: YES
Language Skills: Non-English speaking language skills values, though not required
Mandatory Meetings: Staff/ One-on-One meetings as required
Other requirements: 15 hours/ week on site. 2 days per week should cover the 3:00-5:00 pm time slot

Description: The Natick Community Services Department (CSD) is a municipal department that the Town of Natick offers community connections to residents across the lifespan and includes divisions such as Recreations & Parks, as well as Human Services. The CSD is in the process of expanding its services and programming to engage Natick youth (ages 9-17) in ways that go beyond the scope of traditional after-school and athletic programs, with a particular emphasis on engaging youth who have historically been challenging to get involved in programming. The CSD intern will be responsible for helping to develop enrichment opportunities during after-school hours that increase emotional resiliency and decrease risk factors, such as substance use and violence. These enrichment opportunities will include, but not limited to, piloting an after-school teen center. The CSD intern will also develop outreach strategies to engage youth and their families who might benefit from these enrichment opportunities. Additionally, the CSD intern may carry a caseload of high school and middle school youth who are in need of individual counseling, crisis intervention and case management. Clinical supervision will be provided by a licensed Wayside clinician. 

This site offers an intern an excellent experience working in a variety of capacities with a committed group of staff. The CSD intern should have an understanding of the nature of youth development and prevention work and be invested in community-based services and organizing. Must also be able to work independently and in a team environment, demonstrate initiative, flexibility and have strong organizational skills. The ideal candidate will be a creative thinker interested in social justice and in macro-level factors that influence youth mental and emotional wellness. This position is perfect for a self-starter who has experience working with youth and wants to help a community build new and innovative initiatives. 

Undergraduate Internships

Accounting Internship: Framingham

Accounting

1 Frederick Abbott Way
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: 508.270.1240 Fax: 508.270.2619

Duties to include:

  • General Ledger – Enter standard journal entries
  • Petty Cash
  • Complete monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Accounts Payable – assist with data entry and distribution of checks.
  • Accounts Receivable – assist with completing binders for audit
  • Audit – Assist with audit preparation Fiscal Year Audit on 6/30/15
  • Systems implementation – Document management system

 Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled full-time in a Bachelor’s Degree Program of Accounting or Finance OR MBA
  • Must have basic proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • No drug or alcohol related convictions on driving record (DUI/DWI) within the past 5 years.

Must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future. Must be at least 18 years old.

 

Interested applicants, please contact:  

 

Internship Application Packet

 

**Please note that all for-credit internships must be approved by your academic department prior to acceptance. 

Community LINKS/Tempo Young Adult Resource Center: Framingham

Community LINKS & Tempo Young Adult Resource Center

68 Henry Street Framingham MA 01701 

Phone: 508-879-1424

 

SITE CONTACT: Yolanda Ortiz   [email protected]

 

SITE FIELD INSTUCTORS: Yolanda Ortiz & Oscar Landaverde

 

TOTAL # OF INTERNS NEEDED: 1

 

CORI CHECK: Yes 

CAR NEEDED:  No, but interns will accompany Tempo/Community LINKS staff

TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT: Yes.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Would prefer a Spanish speaker but no language skills required.

MANDATORY MEETINGS: 1 community meeting per month, 1 on-line training per month, 2 staff meeting per month

SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: Monday 10am-3pm, Wednesday 2pm-8pm, Friday 9am-1pm (however hours can be flexible). 

SUPERVISION PROVIDED: Yes, weekly supervision provided.


Description of site and its training opportunities:

Wayside Community LINKS grounds it services in the principles of positive youth development by engaging youth in healthy activities, building strong positive relationships with youth, partnering with young people in program development, educating the community about high-risk behaviors, and intervening in destructive situations to provide safe, productive alternatives to youth.  Street Outreach Workers patrol the Framingham area by van and on foot to locate homeless, runaway, and street youth in order to meet the urgent needs of young people at very high risk of harm.  Community LINKS provides temporary emergency shelter and other basic needs and links youth to health care, individual and group counseling, employment, education, case management, and family reunification services. 

Department of People & Culture: Framingham

The Department of People & Culture consists of Human Resources, Benefits and Payroll. 

The internship duties include:

  • Payroll-assist Payroll Department with overall accountancy and audit preparation
  • Benefits- Assist with Benefits enrollments, wellness initiatives and benefit communications
  • Human Resources- Assist with new hire on-boarding, compliance and training
  • Human Resources Information System Data Entry (Ceridian)
  • Administrative support for the Department of People & Culture

Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled in an Associate or Bachelor's Degree Program
  • Must posses the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, maintain confidentiality and adhere to the organization's standard of ethics
  • Must have basic proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint 
  • Must be at least 18 years old

Interested applicant, please contact: , Director of People & Culture

Family Networks (Macro Focus): Framingham

Framingham Family Networks

300 Howard St. Framingham MA 01702

Phone:  508-424-0208  Fax: 508-872-8340 

 

SITE CONTACT: Jessica Kohlstrom, Program Director

SITE FIELD INSTUCTORS:  TBD 

TOTAL # OF SITE TRAINEES:  1 

CORI CHECK: Yes 

CAR NEEDED:  Yes 

HOME VISITS: Yes 

TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT: Yes 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:   Spanish is an asset but not required. 

MANDATORY MEETINGS: Staff Meetings: Wednesdays 10:00-11:30am

Description of program and training opportunities:   The program partners with the Department of Children and Families office in Framingham, MA to assist DCF in providing quality purchased services to children and families.  The program convenes Family Team Meetings that focus on strengths, family involvement, community connections, cultural competency, and an environment of continuous learning. And the focus of the program is to oversee in-home support/stabilization services designed to preserve or reunify families, as well as out of home placement services including specially trained foster homes, community group homes and residential treatment facilities. Interns will partner with a Service Coordinator to carry a case load of families and youth receiving either home-based or placement services and will be responsible for overseeing the client’s progress in achieving their treatment goals, moving towards permanent living situations for youth, and maintaining youth’s connections to the community. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in Family Team Meetings and collaborative decision-making processes that emphasize family strengths, will monitor quality of services, and will build and maintain relationships with DCF, providers, and communities. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the child welfare system, to support the team by unearthing community resources for families and the DCF Staff, and to experience working in a fast paced social services environment. The best fit is a confident self-starter who enjoys being part of a strong clinical team, but can also function independently in the community. Clinical and or academic exposure to sociology, psychology, family work and trauma is recommended. Will accept undergraduate students, as well as first and second year Master’s candidates.

Family Networks (Macro Focus): Worcester

Worcester East Family Networks

151 West Boylston St., Worcester, MA 01604

Phone: 508-929-2000 Fax: 508-754-9803

 

SITE CONTACT:  Resumes To: Program Director: Michelle Grasso, LMHC [email protected]

 

SITE FIELD INSTUCTORS:  TBD 

TOTAL # OF SITE TRAINEES:  1 Macro-focused student

 

CORI CHECK: Yes 

CAR NEEDED:  Yes 

HOME VISITS: Yes 

TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT: Yes

LANGUAGE SKILLS:   Spanish is an asset but not required.

MANDATORY MEETINGS: Staff Meetings: Fridays 10-11:30

 

Description of program and training opportunities:   

This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the child welfare system, to support the team by unearthing community resources for families and the DCF Staff, and to experience working in a fast paced social services environment. The best fit is a macro social work student who seeks experience working with systems. This internship is not clinical in nature and will not fulfill the requirements for direct client contact. However, this is a comprehensive case management- focused placement with exposure to child welfare and community based systems. 

The Family Networks Program partners with the Department of Children and Families office in Worcester, MA to assist DCF in providing quality services to children and families. The program convenes Family Team Meetings that focus on strengths, family involvement, community connections, cultural competency, and an environment of continuous learning. The focus of the program is to oversee in-home support/stabilization services designed to preserve or reunify families, as well as out of home placement services including specially trained foster homes, community group homes and residential treatment facilities. Interns will partner with a Service Coordinator to carry a case load of families and youth receiving either home-based or placement services and will be responsible for overseeing the client’s progress in achieving their treatment goals, moving towards permanent living situations for youth, and maintaining youth’s connections to the community. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in Family Team Meetings, collaborate in decision-making processes that emphasize family strengths, and monitoring quality of services and building and maintaining relationships with DCF, providers, and communities. We are looking for a confident self-starter who enjoys being part of a strong clinical team but can also function independently in the community. Clinical and/ or academic exposure to sociology, psychology, family work and trauma is recommended. Will accept undergraduate students, as well as first and second year Master’s candidates.

Residential Internships: Framingham

Wayside Youth & Family Support Network

1 Frederick Abbott Way Framingham, MA 01701 

Phone: 508-879-9800

 
Residential Program Internships:

 
We would be happy to consider undergraduate students for our residential component. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about residential treatment and non-profit agencies. We are seeking mature students who have an understanding of the boundaries and the impact of their role. We need students who are highly flexible, able to multi-task and have excellent interpersonal skills. All interns are expected to act professionally and in a manner that is consistent with Wayside’s core service values of resiliency, excellence and diversity.

 
This placement would be working alongside our Residential Counselors with youth (boys & girls) ages 12-18 who are in residential care and who are dealing with mental illness, behavior problems or multi-stressed families. This internship is for a minimum of 8 hours per week minimum, 16 hours maximum. The hours are flexible, and on weekdays/weeknights although we would request that intern attend staff meetings on Thursdays from Noon to 2 P.M. if possible. The undergraduate intern is responsible for providing constant monitoring, providing a safe and therapeutic milieu through established behavior management systems. The intern will provide modeling in the milieu to facilitate group and activity structure and work with the team to promote identified standards of behavior and provide a positive role model for youth.

 
There is also an opportunity to develop and facilitate a curriculum for a psychoeducational group for 6-8 girls. This new curriculum will be on various topics such as healthy eating, fitness, body image, goal and dreams making, arts and crafts, dance, sports etc. The intern will co-lead this group and will receive supervision and support throughout placement.

 
In addition to working with clients directly, the intern will be given the opportunity to learn about case management. The intern will be trained in Wayside’s case management procedures as well as trained in larger case management systems- DCF’s Virtual Gateway and Massachusetts’ CANS assessment. Interns will also help complete any other assigned paperwork/documentation and may be asked to attend treatment team meetings. The intern will also attend supervision, staff meetings and agency trainings when assigned.

 
This internship is unpaid by Wayside. Our campus is not on public transportation so alternative transportation is required for this position. All interns are required to attend an orientation before beginning placement.

 
For information, please contact or send resumes and cover letters to:

 
Sarah Schofield
c/o Wayside Youth and Family Support Network
One Frederick Abbott Way Framingham, MA 01701
[email protected]
508.879.9800 x 1308 Fax: 508.875.1348

Wayside Lowell

Wayside Lowell: Undergraduate Degree

77 East Merrimack St., Lowell, MA 01852
P: 978.349.4155, Fax: 978.221.6924

Contact, MSW, LICSW, Site Director, 978.349.4155

Site Field Instructors: 3 LICSW, 1 LMHC

Total # of Site Trainees: 2 Senior Year Undergraduate Interns

Cori Check: YES

Home Visits: YES

Travel Reimbursement: YES

Language Skills: Spanish and/or Khmer is helpful, but not required

Mandatory Meetings: Wednesdays, 9-12

Schedule Requirements: Students will need to commit to three days a week on site. Flexibility is key; interns can expect to work some evening hours each week, maximum of 10 hours per week. 

Description of program and training opportunities: 

Wayside Lowell provides an array of in-home, community-based services designed to protect, preserve and reunify families. Services are delivered by a team of MA level clinicians, BA level Youth & Family Support Workers, and Family Partners. The services offered range from In-Home Family Therapy, Intensive Care Coordination, Family Support & Training and Therapeutic Mentoring. Treatment is generally intensive in nature and delivered using a strengths-based, resiliency-focused, wraparound philosophy. 

Wayside Lowell staff work with clients referred from the local school system, Department of Children and Families, Department of Mental Health, and a variety of other community and mental health providers. Referrals to services are designed to address such issues as behavior management, mental health symptom management, crisis stabilization, family conflict, substance abuse, household management, parent education, access to resources and more. Using the Wraparound model, Undergraduate interns will collaborate with Wayside clinicians to assess the strengths and needs of youth and their families, assist with goal formulation and deliver therapeutic, evidence-based interventions. 

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1 Frederick Abbott Way, Framingham, MA 01701
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