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Counseling Intern
Job Title: Counseling Intern
Job Code:
Address: 671 S. Lewis Avenue Waukegan, Illinois 60085
Emp Type: Intern- Unpaid
Required Education: Others

Program Name:  Lake County Behavioral Health Program


Responsibilities of Interns: Conduct mental health assessments, creating treatment plans, data entry, updating paperwork, individual counseling, co-facilitating groups and attending team meetings which includes case presentation. 

Special skills required/desired: Position requires complex analysis of client’s problems and situations.  Intern must be skilled at applying appropriate techniques, providing necessary service and/or referring clients to appropriate services.    

Interns(s) in this position will learn about: Mental health, substance abuse, psychosocial and case management interventions used with families and individuals in the Lake County area.

Learning Objectives:


1.      The counseling intern will familiarize self with agency and program policies and procedures through participation in agency meetings and trainings, weekly team meetings, and weekly supervision.

2.      The counseling intern will experience professional and clinical growth by participating in weekly clinical team supervision.

3.      The program intern will carry a caseload of 4-5 individual counseling clients and co-facilitate 1-3 groups weekly.


Trained/Mentored:  The Behavioral Health Counseling Interns are trained and mentored by all program staff with the Master’s level staff member and supervisor serving as the primary supervisor.  The intern will start by shadowing client sessions with staff members.  After the client sessions, the intern will work with the staff member to complete accurate case notes based on the appointment, along with reviewing and updating the client file as appropriate to ensure program compliance standards are being met.  As the intern becomes more knowledgeable and comfortable with shadowing sessions, the intern will begin working with the client’s on their own during individual sessions.  After the session, the intern will complete the appointment case notes independently and review with the staff member once complete to ensure accuracy and appropriateness. While conducting these sessions, staff members will be available for consultation in the program staff area if ever needed.  Once the intern is conducting appointments independently, the intern will become responsible for creating his/her own schedule and will begin to carry his/her own case load. 


The intern will participate in weekly supervision with the program supervisor for regular guidance, processing of appointments and clinical growth.  The supervision appointments will be utilized to guide the intern’s progress and determine readiness for the next level of training in regards to client sessions.  The intern would be expected to come prepared to supervision meetings with questions and clinical topics to discuss to further professional development.  The intern will also be encouraged to seek guidance and consultation with staff members or supervisor in between weekly supervision when needed. 



Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid

Hours available to work: Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, evening hours are available on occasion

Work Location: 671 S. Lewis Avenue, Waukegan, IL. 60085

Requirements:  Interns must be in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program with a focus on social work, psychology or counseling.  Interns must pass a criminal background check and attend Protecting God’s Children Training.

Attached Document: Not Available
Date Posted: 4/21/2017

Company Information
Company Name: Catholic Charities Of Chicago
Attention: Name: Anna Miller
Contact Email:

  Listing #:   980   
  Date Created:   4/21/2017
  Last Updated:   4/21/2017
  Date Expired:   Never expire
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