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Intern- Children and Family Services (MSW students)

Supervisor: Senior Clinical Social Worker

Overview: University Settlement's Families Thriving Community Based Children and Family Treatment and Support Services provides flexible, trauma-informed and culturally competent services to children and families where they need them. Through a continuum of supports and services The Settlement works individually with children and families to develop plans that build on their strengths, supports independence and ensures that children function optimally in their homes, their schools and in the community. Community-Based Child and Family Services provide psychoeducation, mental health counseling and support, skill-building and coping strategies that enable children to gain mastery over challenges and flourish developmentally.


  • Provide Other Licensed Professional (OLP) evaluations, assessments and treatment to children and families in the home/community.
  • Provide Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) and Community Psychiatric Supports and Treatment (CPST) to children and families in the home/community as required
  • Assess family strengths and needs to develop individualized service plans and facilitate service delivery
  • Coordinate treatment plans and program implementation with service providers and community partners
  • Become fully knowledgeable of the mental health resources in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn
  • Complete all required data collection and documentation in the program's Electronic Health Record (EHR) system(s) according to Medicaid requirements
  • Complete all required process recordings, reflections, trainings and according to degree and supervision requirements.
  • Provide community outreach and engagement
  • Become trained and well-versed in TREAT (EHR).
  • Other duties as assigned by SIFI and Task Supervisors


  • MSW student
  • Firm understanding of racial inequity, strength-based work, child and youth development, attachment, trauma, and family dynamics
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and engage hard-to-reach populations as well as families and youth impacted by trauma, poverty, complex stressors, violence, mental health, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide community and home-based services from a culturally competent and trauma-informed approach
  • Ability to navigate and support families effectively through crises
  • Excellent verbal, written and technology skills required
  • Ability to be a proactive and creative team player is a must
  • Strong organization and time management skills is a must
  • Skillset to effectively working autonomously and in a fast-paced environment is a must
  • Comfortable traveling to and working in families' homes and communities; experience providing home-based services a plus
  • Bilingual skills in English/Spanish, English/Cantonese or English/Mandarin a plus

Hours: 21 hours a week; Flexible hours including early evening hours

Internship will be from September 2019- May 16, 2020. 

Salary: Unpaid internship


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