Employer: Pathways of Maine
Internship Number: 530
Internship Title: Direct Service Intern
Location: Auburn, Maine
Period of Engagement: Available each term: Spring, Summer, and Fall
Compensation: Paid – and Mileage Reimbursement for qualified expenses
Description of the Internship:
Pathway’s mission is to ensure the provision of accessible, effective, high quality community-based counseling and behavioral health services as an alternative to traditional institutional care. Pathways of Maine is dedicated to ensuring that all clients have access to professional community-based care, proven treatment methods and comprehensive services planning. Pathways offers a wide variety of programs across the country that share a primary commitment to provide care that builds on our clients strengths and addresses to their unique individual needs.

For more information on Pathways of Maine, please visit their website at:  http://www.pathwaysofmaine.com/home.html

Responsibilities:
The Intern will be involved with direct service to children on the autism spectrum.  Responsibilities will include:

  • Receive training for working in homes with families,
  • Receive training in safety care,
  • Assist in development of treatment plans collaboratively with families and supervisor,
  • Work with clients and families in the home on behavior issues,
  • Work with Behavior Health Professionals (BHP) doing case reviews,
  • Shadow BHP working in homes with clients and families.

Pathways is a “home and community based” program.  As such, there may be times when the Intern would be transporting client with his/her own vehicle to places in the community. Therefore, having access to a vehicle is required.  The Intern will be reimbursed for mileage for any time they use their own vehicle to visit client in home.

It is anticipated that the Direct Service Intern will work a minimum of 10 hours per week.

The Intern will be employed as a part time employee by Pathways during the internship.  As a result, they will receive all appropriate training, compensation, and benefits afforded other part time employees.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate will:

  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be able to work well independently with direction
  • Be reliable
  • Willing to learn and receive feedback
  • Enjoy working with children
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a reliable vehicle.
Application Process:
Application is made through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.
Complete and submit the Internship Application Form online.
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