Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Internship - Wraparound Coach

    Job Locations US-CA-Concord
    Req No.
    2018-3285
    Category
    Internship - Unpaid
    Type
    Internship - Unpaid
  • Program/Department Description

    Our MHS Contra Costa Wraparound Services Program will provide intensive, coordinated, and community-based services to 29 unduplicated eligible referred children, youth, their families, and caregivers annually. Those referred will follow a four-stage model of Engagement, Planning, Implementation, and Transition as they work toward permanence, safety and well-being resulting in the least restrictive placements for at-risk and vulnerable children and youth. Services will be provided by a team including Facilitators, Wrap Coaches, Family Support Specialists and graduate student interns.

     

    Mental Health Systems, Inc. (MHS) was founded in 1978 to provide mental health and drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in an innovative and cost-effective manner. We continue to ensure that the delivery of these services conforms with the values highlighted on the cover of this directory. Our goal is to improve lives and instill hope by using new and creative treatment strategies while respecting time-proven methods of intervention.

     

    MHS is a Drug-Free workplace therefore all staff must comply with Drug-Free Workplace requirements regarding alcohol and drug use. MHS performs post-offer substance abuse testing on all employees. MHS provides a full range of benefits to regular employees. These benefits include paid vacation, sick time, and holidays, partially paid employee health insurance, flexible spending account, paid employee long-term disability insurance, Company-sponsored Retirement Plan, and an individual employee-funded 403(b) plan. Eligibility for benefits is contingent upon employment status; see MHS Employee Handbook for full details.  

    Position Description

    The Intern Wraparound Coach performs a range of duties that a Coach would hold responsibility including crisis intervention, limited case management duties, and rehabilitation services such as modeling appropriate behavior, boundaries, and communication skills for clients under the supervision of staff. The range of authority and decision making for this position is limited to and consistent with MHS policy for Intern/Volunteer staff, and the Board of Behavioral Sciences policies and procedures for internship placement.

    • Provides a variety of services including crisis intervention, limited case management duties, and rehabilitation services such as modeling appropriate behavior, boundaries, and communication skills for clients under the supervision of staff.
    • Acts as a member of the treatment team and provides input into client care and be available for crisis interventions.
    • Demonstrates and supports a strong working knowledge of dual recovery principles and practices, applying an integrated treatment approach, particularly for forensic or criminally justice-involved clients.
    • Interacts therapeutically with clients and exhibits boundaries consistent with professional standards.
    • Completes all charting and documentation as contractually required and in timely manner as dictated by program requirements, and knowledge that a portion of services will be provided in the field.
    • Familiarity with current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association, and symptoms and treatment of people suffering from co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders.
    • Behavioral management techniques, crisis intervention skills, assessment, diagnosis and treatment techniques.
    • Skills necessary to provide effective counseling, therapy and clinical services, and the ability to successfully work as a member of a treatment team.

    Education/Experience Requirements

    • Currently enrolled in master’s program in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related field, OR Is currently registered as an AMFT, ASW, or is looking to register for post-doctoral hours.
    • One year of mental health experience working with children and families, including clinical experience on a multidisciplinary team.

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