Employer: Western Maine Behavioral Health, LLC.
Internship Number: 595
Internship Title: Behavioral Health Intern
Location: Wilton, Maine
Period of Engagement: Fall or Spring
Compensation: Unpaid
Description of the Internship:
Western Maine Behavioral Health is Western Maine’s premier behavioral health agency. WMBH is committed to providing quality behavioral health services to individuals and families to promote positive behavioral and physical health. We achieve this by offering a neutral safe space, listening to our clients’ concern, and customizing treatment plans. WMBH provides various behavioral health services including: individual outpatient therapy for adults and children, adult and children’s case management services, group dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), MaineCare section 65 Home and Community Treatment (HCT) services, and MaineCare section 28 Rehabilitative and Community Services. In addition, our agency offers grant funded section 17 case management services, Vineland assessments, and mobile crisis services. WMBH is contracted with the State of Maine Department of Health and Human Services.
Responsibilities:
Students will receive an overall introduction to the day-to-day operations of a behavioral health agency including policies and procedures as governed by the State of Maine. The students will also be given the unique opportunity of briefly orienting to all of the behavioral health services available at WMBH. Assignment of internship tasks will be based on student interest and agency need.
Internship work will focus on:
• Building rapport with clients
• Completing comprehensive bio/psycho/social/cultural/spiritual assessments
• Developing individualized treatment plans based on client’s needs using a strengths-based solution-focused model
• Supporting and advocating for clients as they access resources and services to promote independence and community integration
Qualifications:
• Must be able to maintain confidentiality
• Must have sufficient written and verbal skills
• Must be able to work independently and as an effective member of a team
• Must have an interest in working with adults and children with cognitive limitations, functional impairments, and/or behavioral health limitations
Application Process:
Application is made through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.
Complete and submit the Partnership’s Internship Application Form online.
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