Internship Program Overview
Center for Life Management is seeking candidates interested in pursuing an internship with our non-profit community mental health center. We believe that addressing mental and emotional wellness is essential to whole health and well-being and we strive to provide the highest quality of integrated behavioral health care to support the restoration, rehabilitation and recovery of children, adolescents, adults and families within our community.
Candidates must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in pursuit of a degree in social work, mental health counseling, psychology, family studies or related field with an accredited college or university. We seek candidates who are highly motivated, outgoing and possess excellent writing and interpersonal skills. Additional qualities that contribute to successful field placements include: ability to be self-directed, problem solve independently, communicate effectively, ability to work cohesively with professionals across multiple disciplines, possess strong planning, multitasking and organizational skills. Candidates with familiarity with utilizing electronic health record preferred; proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel necessary.
Housing and Homeless Outreach
Adult Department: Provide community-based outreach to the homeless within Western Rockingham County in an effort to assist and engage those who are homeless in finding permanent housing and treatment for mental health and/or substance use disorders. Support the process of writing and renewing HUD and SAMHSA grants.
Adult or Children’s Department: Work alongside the Benefits Specialist to support adults or at-risk children with applying and/or re-establishing state supported insurance to be able to access community-based behavioral health treatment to effectively address needs and personal recovery goals.
Evidence Based Practice
Adult Department: Engage in training on the evidence based practices of Illness Management and Recovery, Supported Employment and Functional Support Services. Co-facilitate community and office based groups for adults who experience mental illness or co-occurring substance use or developmental disorders. Age range 18+. Provide outreach, develop partnerships and provide education about the Supported Employment program to businesses in catchment area.
Marketing Department: Work alongside Marketing Director to help promote the company’s mission and grow social media and digital presence. Collaborate with Events Committee to increase community involvement in fundraising efforts.
Master Level Opportunities
Community Support Counseling
Adult Department: Provide community-based counseling services to adults in the Community Support Program who experience symptoms related to mental, emotional or co-occurring developmental or substance use disorders. Age range 18+. Work collaboratively with client and treatment team to reinforce and teach skills necessary to manage symptoms, improve independent functioning and goal achievement within community based settings such as home, school, work, or other social environment.
Children’s Department: Provide community-based counseling services to children, adolescents, young adults and families who experience symptoms and behaviors related to mental and/or emotional disabilities. Age ranges from 3-21. Work collaboratively with client, family and treatment team to reinforce and teach skills necessary to manage symptoms, improve independent functioning and goal achievement within community based settings such as home, school or other social environment.
Targeted Case Management
Children’s Department: Provide case management assessment to eligible clients who have functional impairments due to symptoms and behaviors related to mental and/or emotional disabilities with the intent to implement care plans, provide direct service and necessary referrals to reach personal recovery goals.
Individual and Group Therapy
Adult Outpatient Department: Provide assessment, individual therapy, group therapy, and crisis management to adults in an office based setting. Work with diverse populations including individuals with co-occurring substance use disorders, development disabilities and/or service members, veterans and families.
Adult Department: Provide assessment, individual therapy, group therapy and crisis management to adults both in office and community based settings. Populations served will include individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, co-occurring substance use disorders, and/or developmental disabilities.
Children’s Department: Provide assessment, individual therapy, family therapy and crisis management to children, adolescents and families in an office based setting.
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
Children’s Department: Provide assessment, individual therapy, family therapy, functional support and crisis management to at-risk youth assigned to the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team. In accordance with the ACT model, integrated multidisciplinary services are provided to children and families in the home, school, community and office to address emotional and behavioral needs.
Emergency Services Department: Provide assessment, stabilization, and crisis management to a variety of age ranges from children to adults in an office based setting as well as in the emergency room or police station. Provide face-to-face and over the phone lethality assessments and support crisis intervention. Evaluate risk to self or others, need for hospitalization, substance use and misuse for detoxification needs or other higher level of care services.