Bachelor Level Social Work Intern - Tuscarawas
New Philadelphia, OH 
Posted 14 days ago
Job/Internship Description

Recovery is possible with OhioGuidestone. A leader in the field of behavioral health with a history dating back to 1864, we address the needs of the whole person, helping them reset their paths, reclaim their autonomy and restore their purpose. OhioGuidestone connects individuals with the resources needed to achieve lifelong success, providing community counseling, substance use disorder treatment, workforce development training, early childhood mental health services, psychiatric care and more.

OhioGuidestone is committed to providing high quality internships for students seeking their Bachelor of Social Work degree. Get the hands on experience and support you need to launch a successful career in social work. Work with clients throughout the lifespan in the home or school settings in Tuscarawas. Choose from clinical focus areas such as early childhood, juvenile justice, chemical dependency, and maternal depression. Attend agency workshops and learn from experts in the field. Network and share experiences with other interns during our unique weekly intern support and supervision group. We offer flexible scheduling, with the opportunity to complete internship hours in the evening and weekend hours if needed. Opportunities for employment post-internship. Watch why it is GREAT to work for OhioGuidestone!

Essential Functions:

  • Advocate for those whom OhioGuidestone serves
  • Represent OhioGuidestone in a positive manner at all times
  • Communicate openly, honestly and respectfully
  • Be respectful to others
  • Be an active problem solver and engage with staff
  • Help come up with solutions for issues as they arise, support staff without judgment
  • Show up with a positive attitude each day
  • Support a safe environment for yourself, workers and those we serve
  • Strive for improvement and encourage others to do the same
  • Be proactive, assist with furthering the mission of OhioGuidestone
  • Follow through until the issues are resolved or handled by the appropriate person
  • Conserve and protect the resources that are provided to support our services with the highest level of integrity and accountability
  • May be involved in the planning, organization, and implementation of special events or department specific projects or seasonal program changes.
  • In times of need, the Volunteer or Intern may be asked to complete related duties other than those indicated above as assigned by their supervisor.

If an Intern is providing clinical services to clients, the following functions are essential, in addition to the above:

  • Develops a therapeutic relationship with each client. Provides individual, group or family therapy as needed. Available for clinical consultation.
  • Maintains ongoing frequent contact with other assigned OhioGuidestone professionals, parents or outside agency professionals assigned to case. Provide CPST and minor case management functions if needed.
  • Assumes a strong advocacy role for clients and makes recommendations for clinical and support services needed upon discharge.
  • Actively participates in all treatment conferences and meetings for the clients.
  • Completes all paperwork required by the agency within designated time frames.
  • Participates in agency and community meetings as needed.
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.

Performance/Physical Requirements:

  • Work environment can include an agency office, school based setting, or in the community including clients homes
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • English reading and writing skills required
  • Interacts verbally with coworkers and representatives from outside agencies
  • Confidentiality required
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Works flexible hours and is available for crisis management by phone
  • Computer literacy skills, including Windows applications, Microsoft Office Suite, and basic database usage, as well as basic typing

Minimum education is working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. Agency physical and background check. Valid drivers license, safe driving record, reliable transportation, and proof of insurance required.

At OhioGuidestone we care about the health and safety of our employees. OhioGuidestone requires applicants to complete a pre-employment screening process upon receipt of an offer of employment. We require and cover the cost of a fingerprint background screening, physical, Tuberculosis test, and drug screen after an employment offer is made. Any employment offer is contingent upon receipt of all satisfactory pre-employment screenings. Committed to creating a more diverse community, we encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. EEO/M/F/H/V

Dedicated - Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
Team Player - Works well as a member of a group

Ability to Make an Impact - Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
Growth Opportunities - Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

Associates (preferred)
High School (required)
Bachelors of Social Work (required)

  • R-Client Relations (preferred)
  • R-Organizing (preferred)


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