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Become a Counseling Intern

Our Treatment, Intervention and Prevention Services Program (TIPS) offers placements for 8 Trainees and Registered Interns each year. Interns receive extensive training and get clinical experience providing outpatient therapy with children, families, and adults who are parents, as well as experience working on our Parent Support Hotline. This internship is a 20-24 hour per week placement for a full calendar year in our Oakland or Hayward office.

Interns in the TIPS Program generally begin their placement in September, but there is a possibility of openings earlier in 2017.

Click HERE to view a pdf of the full posting.

Applicant Qualifications:

  • 2nd year graduate students in counseling/psychology/social work or registered interns.
  • Bilingual capability is highly desired, especially English/Spanish.
  • Clinically relevant experience working with:
    – children and/or parents
    – culturally diverse populations
    – trauma and loss

Time Commitment and Duties:

  • 20-24 hours/week over the course of 3 days for a full calendar year and must be available Tuesdays 9am-2pm (for trainings/meetings and group supervision). Other days are flexible but must include at least one evening and at least 2 afternoons.
  • Provide outpatient therapy to children, families, couples and adults.
  • Attend a few Saturday trainings and work a 2 hour shift during the week on our Parent Support Hotline.

What We Offer:

  • Internships are unpaid however we offer reimbursement ($2,500/year for trainees and $3,000/year for registered interns) for self-care & activities/materials that enhance clinical skills.
  • One hour of individual / two hours of group supervision, excellent didactic trainings and a supportive and collegial work environment.

To Apply:

E-mail and mail a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 letters of recommendation to Nancy Morosohk, LCSW, 1727 Martin Luther King Jr. Way #109, Oakland, CA 94612. Email: nmorosohk@familypaths.org

Attendance at one of our Open Houses is highly recommended. We have two scheduled – Friday, January 27 1:00-2:30pm, and Wednesday, February 1 9:00am-10:30am.

Click HERE to view a flier about the Open Houses for Prosective Interns.

Priority is given to applications received by February 6, 2017.

Become a Hotline Intern

The Family Support Program is the front door to all agency services and oversees the Parent Support Hotline, the Foster Parent Advice Line, Positive Parenting Classes and workshops, and the Family Yoga Project. Hotline Counseling Interns receive clinical training and supervision for hotline calls and phone case management. Hotline Counseling Interns provide phone counseling and support to parents, foster/adoptive parents, and relative caregivers.

If you’re interested, contact Chantal Myllymaki at 510-893-9230, ext. 278 to sign up for our volunteer training in March 2017.

Pre-Service Trainings begin in March 2017 at our Oakland office.

March 3, 5:30-9:00pm – Active Listening

March 4, 9:30am-4:30pm – Active Listening II (Ambivalence, DV, Substance Abuse) & Trauma Model Role Plays

March 10, 5:30-9:00pm – Diversity Informed Practice/Resource Parenting Training

March 31, 5:30-9:00pm – FaCTS Training

April 1, 9:30am-4:30pm – Assessment Training: Suicide/DV/Substance Abuse, Mandated Reporting and Child Harm.

Applicant Qualifications:

  • First or second year students in Master’s Programs in Counseling/Psychology; Second year Bachelors of Social Welfare students; Registered MFT Interns or Associate Social Workers.
  • Bilingual capability is highly desired, especially English/Spanish.
  • Relevant experience clinically, or through peer support programs, or case management with:
    – Adults
    – Parents
    – Teens
    – Culturally diverse populations
    – Trauma and loss

Time Commitment and Duties:

  • 10-13 hours/week over the course of 3 days for a full calendar year; the 3 day commitment will include most Tuesdays 9:00am-12:00pm (for trainings and meetings).
  • Attend 2 hours of group supervision, day to be determined.
  • Attend required trainings on a few Saturdays during the first months of the internship.
  • Work two 4-hour shifts during the week on our Parent Support Hotline, and opportunity to assist in Parent Education series if desired (hours included in the 10-13 hours/week).

What We Offer:

  • Internships are unpaid however we offer reimbursement ($1,500/year for self-care & activities/materials that enhance clinical skills.
  • Two hours of group supervision and on-shift supervision, excellent didactic trainings and a supportive and collegial work environment.
  • Opportunity to learn parenting skills from skilled Parent Education teachers by assisting in the 12-week Positive Parenting Classes.

To Apply:

E-mail or mail a cover letter, resume and 2-3 letters of recommendation to Chantal Myllymaki, MA, 1727 Martin Luther King Jr. Way #109, Oakland, CA 94612; cmyllymaki@familypaths.org.

Click HERE to view information about Family Paths’ Parent Support Hotline volunteer interns.