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Intensive Home-Based Treatment Intern (Great Minds Fellowship Eligible)

Gordon Square Health Center, 5209 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America Req #940
Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Intensive Home-Based Treatment Intern - Unpaid Internship

The counselor intern will be responsible for shadowing and providing psychotherapy services including mental health assessment, treatment planning, individual psychotherapy sessions and family sessions in the community, including: client homes and schools, Community Psychiatric Supports and Treatment (CPST), and Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS).


This position is eligible for the Ohio Higher Education Great Minds Fellowship for those enrolled in a participating school. 

As affiliated organizations, The Centers and Circle Health operate under a shared leadership structure as one, creating life changing solutions for people in Northeast Ohio to lead healthier and more successful lives.


Responsibilities and duties:

1.Mental health assessment shadowing and completion of MHA upon task supervisor awareness of preparedness and understanding of DSM-5 diagnostic criteria.

2.Individualized treatment plan development.

3.Maintain a client case load completing psychotherapy in accordance with educational body requirement and expectation based on supervisor evaluation of preparedness

4.Attend and participate in regular supervision sessions a minimum of one hour per week.

5.Attend group consultation team meetings as available.

6.Complete agency documentation of The Centers clients in accordance with ODMH and best practices standards.


Education: will have a bachelor degree in psychology, social work, sociology, art therapy or related field. Must be actively enrolled in a master’s degree education program in counseling.

*Will have completed course work in diagnosis, theories, group process

* Will obtain and maintain a CT status while working with clients

*Will demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills

*Will work cooperatively with other team members following The Centers values system


Interns will initially be shadowing IHBT workers in the field to observe processes and will be provided with a small caseload when ready and at the discretion of the IHBT Manager. Sessions are conducted in the client’s home and may extend to schools or local parks or libraries as case needs dictate. Clients referred to receive IHBT services are considered high-risk and the goal of treatment is to create stability so that youths do not have to be removed from the home. Clients may be involved with the legal system and frequently experience problems related to depression, anxiety, trauma, suicidal ideation, and/or substance use. Interns will be expected to use their own vehicles to travel to and from appointments and will not be permitted to have clients or family members in their vehicles. Interns will be expected to reach out to, develop relationships with, and coordinate with probation officer, school staff, Children Services workers, and community supports to provide the best services for clients.

The IHBT program has a close working relationship with other programs offered by The Centers and opportunities will exist to shadow out-patient art therapist, substance use counselors, and other mental health specialties. Interning in the IHBT program will provide interns experience with a wide range of therapeutic interventions and client issues that will allow for rapid growth and preparedness for working in the field after graduation.

The Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Other details

  • Job Family Behavioral Health
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Gordon Square Health Center, 5209 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America