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Counseling

City Union Mission’s counseling Internship varies according to the Family Center needs and the Intern Counselor’s total supervision hours to be completed. The goal of this internship is to provide the Intern Counselor with access to a counseling caseload to assist him/her in reaching the goal of required degree completion hours and to assist the Staff to provide the required professional counseling that result in meeting the needs of the poor and homeless This internship will provide the opportunities to:
  • Share the transforming power of the gospel into the lives of the hurting homeless
  • Experience in using a variety therapy tools and techniques that match the needs of the Clients
  • Express empathy and support to those in crisis
  • Demonstrate clear knowledge of treatment assignment on a weekly basis to assist the Client in their goals
  • Monitor healthy or unhealthy changes throughout the sessions
  • Reassess Client’s process in traumatic experiences
  • Explore, reframe, and redirect negative behaviors
  • Experience working with an on-site multi-disciplinary recovery team
  • Facilitate using the group process to negotiate group goals, outcomes and ground rules within the context of the individual needs and objectives of the group
This life changing experience will lead to: personal growth in understanding urban poverty, a deep sense of Christian community, and expanded skills.  Each intern is challenged to step out of the personal comfort zone and into a world of serving Christ in both exciting and sacrificial ways. Qualifications:
    • Ability to work well with others as a team player
    • Abide by established guidelines
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Professional in appearance
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, Gmail and Internet research
    • Working on a Bachelors or Masters degree in social work, education, pastoral counseling or Clinical counseling
    • Agree with the doctrinal statement and Statement of Faith.
       

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For more information, contact: missioninternships@cityunionmission.org