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Counselor Intern

Supervised by: Counseling Coordinator
Please email resumes and cover letters to Karen.Perez@familyabusecenter.org.

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Counselor Intern will provide individual and group counseling for adult and child, primary or secondary, victims of domestic violence.

EDUCATION:

  • CMHC or MSW* Student, CMHC preferable. 
  • CACREP accredited programs such as Tarleton, UMHB, UNT, etc. 

*Social work internships are generally filled through universities in Waco and the surrounding areas. We have established working relationships with these programs and they contact us 4-6 months in advance to determine our internship needs. Potential interns from other universities may be considered under certain circumstances, but those interns will probably need to be responsible for finding their own field supervision. Family Abuse Center cannot guarantee field supervision.

TIME REQUIREMENTS:

  • Community Support Group 1st and 3rd Monday 6-7 p.m. (English); 2nd and 4th Monday 6-7 p.m. (Spanish) if bilingual.
  • Shelter Group Thursday from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. (on a rotation basis).
  • FAC Staff Meetings first Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. (optional). 
  • Case Management Work Group Thursday at 1 p.m. (HIGHLY recommended).
  • Have the flexibility to meet late in the afternoon/early evenings with clients.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide individual and group counseling to adults or children impacted by domestic violence. 
  • Provide counseling services including assessing and treating individuals utilizing crisis intervention, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, grief and loss theory, therapeutic play, and any other appropriate therapeutic techniques and trauma-informed interventions deemed necessary in person and via telehealth. 
  • Plan and facilitate educational groups and/or support groups with shelter clients in person. 
  • Maintain a consistent caseload of clients, as assigned. 
  • Provide crisis intervention and intensive case management when appropriate. 
  • Provide domestic violence education to potential, current and past primary/secondary victims of family violence (this is offered as a virtual group class). 
  • Provide domestic violence education and awareness to community members as necessary. 
  • Identify client needs and make referrals for services when appropriate. 
  • Maintain appropriate documentation for clients as required by supervisor, funders and agency. 
  • Maintain responsibilities for hotline calls when needed.
  • Participate in weekly supervision with field supervisor and task supervisor, as scheduled. 
  • Complete other tasks as assigned by field and task supervisor.