INTERN - Family Networks (Worcester East)
Worcester, MA, USA Req #322
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Empowering children, young adults and families to achieve greater independence and emotional well-being."; " Wayside is a teaching and training facility that provides graduate and undergraduate students with internships and clinical placement.
Worcester East Family Networks
151 West Boylston Dr, Worcester, MA 01604
Phone: 508-929-2000 Fax: 508-754-9803
SITE CONTACT: Marci Deutsch, [email protected]
TOTAL # OF SITE TRAINEES: 1 Macro-focused student.
The best fit is a macro social work student who seeks experience working with
systems. This internship is not clinical in nature and will not fulfill the
requirements for direct client contact. However, this is a comprehensive case
management- focused placement with exposure to child welfare and community based
Stipends: Final year 9-month Masters Level interns will be given a $2,000 stipend in three payments. Those with specific language capacity will receive an additional $1,000 for a total of $3,000.
CORI CHECK: Yes
HOME VISITS: Yes
TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT: Yes
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Spanish is an asset but not required.
MANDATORY MEETINGS: Staff Meetings: Fridays 10-11:30
Description of program and training opportunities: This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the child welfare system, to support the team by unearthing community resources for families and the DCF Staff, and to experience working in a fast paced social services environment. The best fit is a macro social work student who seeks experience working with systems. This internship is not clinical in nature and will not fulfill the requirements for direct client contact. However, this is a comprehensive case management- focused placement with exposure to child welfare and community based systems.
The Family Networks Program partners with the Department of Children and Families
office in Worcester, MA to assist DCF in providing quality services to children
and families. The program convenes Family Team Meetings that focus on strengths,
family involvement, community connections, cultural competency, and an
environment of continuous learning. The focus of the program is to oversee
in-home support/stabilization services designed to preserve or reunify families,
as well as out of home placement services including specially trained foster
homes, community group homes and residential treatment facilities.
Interns will partner with a Service Coordinator to carry a case load of families and
youth receiving either home-based or placement services and will be responsible
for overseeing the client’s progress in achieving their treatment goals, moving
towards permanent living situations for youth, and maintaining youth’s
connections to the community. Interns will have the opportunity to participate
in Family Team Meetings, collaborate in decision-making processes that emphasize
family strengths, and monitoring quality of services and building and
maintaining relationships with DCF, providers, and communities. We are looking
for a confident self-starter who enjoys being part of a strong clinical team but
can also function independently in the community. Clinical and/ or academic
exposure to sociology, psychology, family work and trauma is recommended. Will
accept undergraduate students, as well as first and second year Master’s
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Job Family INTERN
Pay Type Hourly