Intern, Clinical

Childhelp USA

 Lignum, VA

Position Summary

The Intern will assist with clinical and administrative duties within the Alice C Tyler Village. This position is designed to provide direct support to children affected by trauma. The clinical intern interacts with residents of the village, and provides support to families and staff of the residents.

Essential Functions

  • Learns about and applies trauma-informed care practices.
  • Provides additional clinical time for the residents of the facility.
  • Provides additional adjunct therapies to the residents of the facility.
  • Provides supervision and ensures healthy interactions between residents and their family during visits.
  • Assists with case management duties that may be carries out by the therapist, Utilization, Health Information, and Quality Control departments.
  • Assists in maintaining a neat and organized play environment by performing light cleaning duties and assisting with tidying the toys
  • Assists with data entry
  • Ensures that all children are treated with dignity and respect while at Childhelp
  • Coordinates with Childhelp Therapists, Family Specialist, and Direct Care staff to ensure holistic care for families receiving services.
  • Composes self in a positive and professional manner appropriate to a child-friendly and family friendly atmosphere in a trauma-informed manner.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned

Requirements

Education/Experience/Knowledge/Understanding

  • High School Diploma and current college classes seeking a degree in health care.
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must have a Virginia Commonwealth Fingerprint Clearance card
  • Must be able to fulfill a three-month or longer commitment.
  • Must be available for supervision during regular business hours.

Skills

  • Proficient verbal, written, reading and listening communication skills
  • Proficient interpersonal skills
  • Proficient critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated with a strong desire to learn about multiple aspects of being a clinician.
  • Strong proficiency in the use of a PC in a Windows environment; in the use of the Internet; and in the use of MS Office
    Applications such as Excel, Work and Outlook

Abilities

  • Empathetic and sensitive to children and their family members
  • Able to set guidelines and appropriate boundaries to ensure security and safety of the children
  • Able to maintain a regulated environment and self-composure when others are upset.
  • Possess good communication skills and able to work cooperatively and professionally within a multidisciplinary environment
  • Able to adapt to potential situations of crisis, and respond with appropriate interventions
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of the children and families we serve
  • Willingness and ability to embody Childhelp’s core values of Acting with Honor and Character, Being Open and Receptive,
    Caring About and Relating to Others; Nurturing Diverse Relationships; Performance Excellence; and Inspirational Leading & Managing
  • Able to legally transport children in a vehicle across campus.

Physical Demands

  • Ability to frequently see, hear, speak, and be physically flexible; occasionally sit, stand, walk, bend, run and drive; seldom stoop, climb carry, squat, kneel, push; and lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to withstand moderate noise levels

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