People Incorporated
  • Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Intern

People Incorporated is a nonprofit organization that serves people with mental illness in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul metro area. The Huss Center for Recovery is an innovative treatment program for adult men and women with co-occurring chemical dependency issues and mental illness. The program offers a full spectrum of services including inpatient, intensive outpatient, continuing care and concerned persons group. Our person-centered treatment services provide an integrated, interdisciplinary approach that links psychological, biological, and social factors to assist people in the process of recovery.

We are offering an INTERNSHIP to students enrolled in Master's degree programs that are focused on dual licensure in Alcohol and Drug Counseling and another area of mental health counseling like social work, counseling psychology, integrated behavioral health, etc. This is an unpaid internship that involves a collaboration between the school, the student and the supervisor at Huss.

Internship opportunities are available at Huss Center for Recovery (Residential and Outpatient), Hewitt Women's Program (Residential and Outpatient) and new IOP programs scheduled to open this Spring.

Objective:

The primary objective of the internship is to observe and then practice the twelve core functional skills required of an Alcohol and Drug Counselor and to observe and then practice the core responsibilities for mental health practitioners. Some experiences will include:

  • Observing Alcohol & Drug Counselors and Mental Health Practitioners as they provide direct clinical support to clients
  • Working with a diverse population and participating on a multi-disciplinary team that provides individual and group counseling
  • Learning how to prepare reports and documentation for reimbursement of services
  • Observing and conducting diagnostic assessments, learning differential diagnostic skills
  • Co-facilitating psycho-educational groups

Schedule:

 

Typical schedules occur Sunday Saturday, 8:00am 4:30pm or 5:00pm - 10:00pm. Scheduling is flexible and is based upon the needs of the student and availability of site supervisors.

For questions about internship opportunities, please contact Justin Scharr at 612.872.2042 or Justin.Scharr@PeopleIncorporated.org We do not accept emailed applications or resumes.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend New Hire Orientation
  • Respect and follow HIPAA and Vulnerable Adult reporting procedures
  • Attend weekly supervision meetings with academic approved supervisor
  • Incorporate constructive feedback into daily practice
  • Be open to learning about the complexities and stigma associated with mental illness and addiction
  • Be able to identify how certain attitudes, beliefs and values of the practitioner may affect service delivery
  • Attend and participate in group supervision meetings, trainings, and staff meetings

Required qualifications:

  • Current enrollment in an accredited Master's degree program that combines Alcohol & Drug Counseling with another area of mental health counseling like social work, counseling psychology, integrated behavioral health, etc.
  • Ability to communicate observations, questions, and/or concerns to task supervisor, site supervisor, and field instructor as needed

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, veterans or other status unrelated to job qualifications

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