PAID CLINICAL PRACTICUM & INTERNSHIP
The Wings Center is now offering a paid graduate student clinical practicum and internship opportunity for master’s-level Counselor Interns and Clinical Psychology Externs. Learn More about the advantages of this new opportunity here.
REPORTS TO: Clinical Director at The Wings Center
EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Internship/Clinical Practicum
POSITION SUMMARY: Master’s Level Counselor Interns and Clinical Psychology Externs are central to the clinical operations of The Wings Center. They carry out important clinical, consultative, and administrative assignments that coalesce into generalist training experiences in the field of mental health. Clinicians will gain an opportunity to network with other mental health professionals, hone specialized interests, and acquire practical skills from experienced mentors.
The 12-month program exceeds training standards established by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), with more than 300 hours of direct contact experience and over 700 total hours. When permissible with the academic training program, The Wings Center is pleased to award interns/externs with a stipend of $2,500 ($500 at the end of practicum and $1,000 at the end of each internship semester).
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Conduct intakes, make appropriate referrals, and develop treatment plans for new clients.
- Maintain a caseload of up to 15 clients, generally meeting with clients weekly or biweekly and averaging ten or more sessions weekly.
- Co-lead or lead at least one support group or therapy group.
- Maintain basic administrative and clinical documentation necessary for managing one’s caseload.
- Provide consultative services as needed to other staff, pastors, or community members.
- Attend weekly one-hour staff meetings on Monday mornings at 11:00 AM.
- Attend weekly staff worship on Monday mornings at 10:00 AM.
- Attend one-hour of individual or paired clinical supervision each week with the Clinical Director or other assigned, qualified licensed mental health clinician.
- Other miscellaneous duties as assigned relevant to the clinical functions of the center.
- All staff receive two weeks of vacation/leave time in addition to the organization’s recognized holidays.
- Flexibility: the ability to work independently and as a positive member of a team.
- Compassion and empathy: the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
- Excellent listening and interpersonal skills.
- Service Orientation: a strong desire to help others.
- Critical Thinking: the ability to identify and then evaluate possible solutions.
- Self-motivated: demonstrates initiative and action in their work.
- Teachable spirit and willingness to seek counsel.
- Mature and growing Christian actively involved in a community church.
- Strives to maintain a close, daily walk with God.
- Must make a 12-month commitment (June through May) for 16 to 20 hours each week.
- Must have completed the equivalent of at least one year of full-time graduate training in counseling, psychology, or a closely related field, as well as demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Must have a basic knowledge of counseling theories, therapy skills, and issues pertaining to the legal and ethical practice of professional counseling.
- Must be willing to comply with professional codes of ethics and the policies set forth in the counseling center’s Policy and Procedures Manual, Clinical Training Manual, and uphold Eagle Ranch’s Christian mission and statement of faith.
- Must demonstrate a mature and growing faith while being actively involved in a community church.
Candidates should email their resume and cover letter to the attention of Dr. Dan Sartor, Clinical Director, at email@example.com, and wait to be contacted.