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Final Year MSW Intern (unpaid) Outpatient Clinician
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Community Healthlink, Inc. | Leominster, MA
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Job Description


Come join a friendly and diverse clinical team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a Final Year-Graduate level (MSW) Clinical Intern (unpaid) for the Adult Outpatient Center at our Leominster site.

The Leominster Adult Outpatient Center provides strength-based individual and group therapy to adults, and couples age 18 and over. We offer integrated, whole person care with primary care, and behavioral health. The Leominster Counseling Center also offers specialized substance use disorder treatment. Our office based opioid treatment offers buprenorphine and vivitrol treatment and we have a Second Offender Alcohol Education program.

Functioning under the supervision of a licensed clinician, the intern will provide individual and group therapy, complete strength-based comprehensive assessments, treatment plans, and work with clients on discharge planning. They also work in our Open Access Program for 4 hours per week, where they see walk-in clients who come for regular therapy or urgent care.

This position offers a wonderful opportunity to join an expanding team that's passionate and dedicated to providing quality integrated, therapeutic interventions within a supportive and energetic work environment.


* Weekly clinical supervision to meet clinical licensing requirements
* Training opportunities
* Some flexible hours (during weekdays)


This internship offers supervision and direction from a licensed clinician. Training and practice are provided in the following areas:

* Direct clinical treatment to adults. This will include training and practice in completing diagnostic evaluations, crisis/emergency assessment and intervention, and managing a small caseload of individual, group, couple and/or family therapy;
* Multidisciplinary team and staff meeting attendance and participation;
* Collateral consultation and case management;
* Documentation standards in the agency's electronic medical record;
* In-service education, clinical supervision and professional meeting participation;
* Professionalism: Respecting diverse views and approaches, demonstrating Standards of Respect, and contributing to creating and maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, clients and visitors


* Currently enrolled in Graduate degree program in social work, counseling or related field and are a 2nd/final year student.
* Current degree program is on clinical license track (LCSW or LICSW)
* Experience in the area of practice is desirable
* Ability to engage/develop therapeutic relationships with adult clients with a range of presenting issues
* Must be able to pass a CORI background check.

Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

About Community Healthlink, Inc.

Since 1977 Community Healthlink, Inc. has been helping adults, children and families to recover from the effects of mental illness, substance abuse and homelessness. We've helped young children with behavioral issues learn how to get along with other boys and girls. We've helped little children with speech disorders learn to communicate with confidence. We've reunited families who've been torn apart because of a parent's addiction to drugs or alcohol. We've linked men and women who have been homeless to healthcare services. We've helped them find housing and jobs so they can maintain a more stable life. We've helped adult children adjust to an elderly parent's fragile health. We've helped people of all ages who struggle with mental illness to regain self-esteem.