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Behavior Health Network | Springfield, MA
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Job Description

Are you an exceptionally organized, self-motivated, and passionate person? Are you looking to put in practice all the knowledge you possess?

Join our team of competent and compassionate professionals as an Intern at Behavioral Health Network!

Behavioral Health Network, Inc. (BHN) has a wide range of internship opportunities for your students who are passionate about human services. BHN offers bachelor level, and first and second year master's level internships in the areas of addiction services, community outreach, emergency Services, youth and family services and more! Our internship program focuses on developing students' skills, experience, knowledge and perspective in order to be successful in their upcoming careers. Our commitment to training the next generation of providers is broad and deep.

Behavioral Health Network is a growing non-profit community behavioral health agency that has been providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Western Massachusetts since 1938. BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral health care. We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in our constituent communities.

Crisis Stabilization

Description: The Crisis Stabilization Unit is a safe, supervised, 15-bed environment combining Department of Mental Health and Crisis beds. Individuals served at CSU are provided a range of services including medical evaluations, groups, and one-on-one meetings, among other services.

Population: Adults 18 and older

Intern Experience: Counseling techniques, IAP development, comp assessment, psycho-pharmacology, special projects, intro to methods, referral, case management, group tx, case presentations

Primary Care Behavioral Health (Holyoke Health Center)

Description: A part of BHN's Integration program, Primary Care Behavioral Health has the goal of integrating behavioral health services to improve the health outcomes of the individuals we serve. PCBH provides targeted, flexible behavioral health support in the primary care setting through treatment that is person-centered, evidence-informed, and focused on collaborate goal-setting.

Population: All ages and ethnicities, but mostly Spanish speaking population

Intern Experience: Behavioral health consulting, primary care, brief treatment, case consultation, primary care medication, assisted treatment and disease integration

Primary Care Behavioral Health (Child Guidance Clinic in Springfield)

Description: Primary care of behavioral health

Population: All ages, race and ethnicities, gender, sexual orientation and ability.

Intern Experience: Behavioral health consulting, primary care, brief treatment, case consultation, brief treatment, case consultation, medication assisted treatment, diagnosing, intervention strategies.

Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Services

Description: The Center for Traumatic Brain Injury provides Case Management in an outreach model to individuals in home and community, support to access community resources and other providers. Center based groups three days per week in an intentional learning support community working on psycho social skills and developing a greater appreciation of the consequences of brain injury and adjustments strategies.

Population: Adults who have sustained Traumatic Brain Injuries (externally caused); typically ages 18-65.

Intern Experience: Develop an understanding of the complex nature and consequences of traumatic brain injury involving cognitive, behavioral and social and physical challenges/disabilities and develop an understanding, emotional, cognitive and behavioral adjustment strategies and resiliency.

Adult Community Crisis Stabilization and Respite

Description: The BHN CCS/Respite program is a short-term intervention offered to individuals who can voluntarily participate in their recovery process. BHN offers a short-term (3-5 days) out-of-home placement to stabilize individuals in an emerging crisis situation. The program offers a home-like, safe, and supervised environment for psychiatric crisis, hospital step-down, medication evaluation and service coordination. CCS is a voluntary, unlocked, community-based treatment program. Our services are strength-based and "person centered". We use a recovery model to offer support to our population. Interventions include: individual treatment planning, individual and group counseling, nursing assessment and medication management, psychiatric evaluation and stabilization, referral and aftercare planning.

Population: Adults who experience acute mental health crisis.

Intern Experience: The student will acquire knowledge of recovery treatment including mental health and substance use approaches; observation, documentation, interviewing and counseling skills; knowledge about mental status exams, risk assessments, referrals and aftercare planning; experience working as a team member serving a diverse population.

Job Requirements

Our interns for Master's first year should have the following qualifications:

* Be passionate about human services.
* Must be in their 1st year of their Master's Degree
* Be willing to learn and have a great experience working with BHN!