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12th District Court Service Unit
The 12th District CSU serves Chesterfield County and Colonial Heights. We provide Criminal and Domestic Intake Services as well as Probation and Parole Supervision. Criminal Intake determines if a youth will be diverted to a program, receive an intake conference to address the matter, or be formerly taken to court on charges. Domestic Intake includes but is not limited to assisting customers in filing for custody, visitation, support, protective orders and emergency removals. The probation and parole units provide supervision to youth who have had formal court contact and have been ordered to receive supervision. The probation/parole officers hold the juveniles and their families accountable, while also coordinating services where needed. Under the supervision of Court Service Unit Staff, Interns will help ensure the protection of the citizens of the Commonwealth by assisting the court in implementing a balanced approach of accountability and comprehensive services that prevent and reduce delinquency while providing opportunities for delinquent youth to become responsible and productive citizens. Duties also include monitoring the treatment and progress of juveniles to facilitate their adjustment to community standards; monitoring adherence to probation and/or parole plans; and making referrals and coordinating service delivery with other human service providers. Interns will also observe court proceedings and may provide court coverage after receiving appropriate training. Interns will meet with youth and their families in the office, home, and school environments. Youth will also be seen in correctional and detention centers. Upon successful completion of the Internship Program, selected applicants should have gained a working knowledge of the Juvenile Justice System - Court Service Unit, experience working with maladaptive juveniles, an understanding of the juvenile court process, and valuable case management skills. Metropolitan Richmond
1st Battalion, Warrior Transition Brigade Ft. Bevloir
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The U.S. Army established Warrior Transition Units (WTUs) at major military treatment facilities located around the world. WTUs provide personal support to wounded Soldiers who require at least six months of rehabilitative care and complex medical management. A WTU closely resembles a “line” Army unit, with a professional cadre and integrated Army processes that builds on the Army’s strength of unit cohesion and teamwork so that wounded Soldiers can focus on healing to transition back to the Army or to civilian status. Each wounded, ill, or injured Soldier works with a Triad of Care—primary care manager (normally a physician), nurse case manager, and squad leader—who coordinate their care with other clinical and non-clinical professionals. Soldiers have one mission—to heal. All Soldiers develop a Comprehensive Transition Plan (CTP) with personalized goals that allows them and their Families move forward toward life post-injury. Clinical staff provide initial 24 hour risk assessments, biopsychosocial assessments, provisional diagnosis, individual, couple, and group therapy, goal setting and referrals for active duty injured, ill, or wounded soldiers and their families. Services are provided while soldiers are receiving medical or behavioral health treatment to determine if they will return to active duty Army or transition to civilian life. Clinical staff work with a multi-disciplinary team to assess services and resources.Northern Virginia
A Gathering of the Ways
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A Gathering of the Ways, Inc, is a non stock, non-profit Virginia corporation, the mission of which is to provide a system of support that celebrates diversity, while simultaneously teaching individuals to advocate for themselves, endeavoring to foster greater understanding and building caring and connected communities. It promotes the creation of communities that encourage all members to learn about themselves in relation to the complex social and cultural issues associated with ethnicity, race, religion, culture and classThe agency provides a sensitive and responsive structure through which citizens can exchange ideas. We offer services and develop programs in the interest of building caring and connected communities. The organization advocates for and engages in activities that serve to help alleviate the problems facing our communities and works in cooperation with other organizations and programs promoting the interest of our citizens Fall 2010 2 MSW Foundation/1 BSW Senior --Community development (researching, forming relationships with community partners, needs assessments) --Men's group work at Powhatan Correctional Facility --Work with children in the community programs in Gilpin CourtMetropolitan Richmond
A.C.T.S. (Area Congregations Together in Service)
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ACTS is an interfaith mission providing support and financial resources to families and individuals during emergency crises to prevent homelessness. ACTS is a central location where staff and trained volunteers work together to help people seeking emergency financial help. We provide rent, mortgage,utility, and othe resources as needed in order for families to remain in their housing. Learning opportunities include: Meeting with clients to assess their emergency situations. Follow-up with clients to determine long term stability. Learning good case management skills Learning about a Non-profit organization as it grows. Providing/designing program assessment tools and reports. Learning and providing a variety of administrative tasks. Metropolitan Richmond
AARP
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AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over. AARP is dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age. We lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy and service. Advocacy for Virginians 50+ including: long-term care, livable communities, health care reform (Coalitions with Virginia Aging Networks), and ecomonic security Agency Partnerships with: Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Virginia Area Agencies on Aging, Governor's Office on Public PolicyMetropolitan Richmond
Abraham Youth & Family Services
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Abraham Youth and Family Services was born from the vision of its founder, Ancell Hamlin, while growing up in what many would consider a challenging environment. At an early age he began to carve out his niche as a leader in his community and advocate for children. He realized very early on that his current circumstances did not define him nor did they determine his future potential and he was determined to pass this belief on to the people he served. His inspiration to serve was further propelled by his extensive work in local government. As a community activist, he quickly realized that quality mental health services dedicated to serving the community were not present or easily accessible. So, he set out to ensure that those who needed support received it from caring and committed individuals who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of families. The Intensive In-home program is a short term crisis intervention program that provides services to children and adolescents between the ages of 4 to 20 who are seriously behaviorally and/or emotionally disturbed and in need of treatment. The main focus of our program is to strengthen clients and their families through family-centered psycho-educational support and to stabilize the living arrangement to the degree that out of home placement is prevented. The Therapeutic Day Treatment program provides structured psycho-educational support to youth between the ages of 4 to 20 who are seriously behaviorally and/or emotionally disturbed and in need of treatment. Case managers work in partnership with parents, family members, school personnel, physicians, mental health providers, and community service agencies. These services are delivered using a comprehensive mental health needs assessment and the main focus is to stabilize the client within the school to prevent alternative educational placement. Services are provided primarily in the school and are supplemented with family counseling either in person or on the phone. The Community Mental Health Support program provides structured psycho-educational support to adults 18 and over with significant psychiatric functional limitations. The case managers work in partnership with family members, physicians, mental health providers, and community service agencies to help stabilize the client. These services are delivered using a comprehensive mental health needs assessment. The main focus of the program is to stabilize the client in the home and community, link them with necessary services, and assist them with daily life skills to help them become more self-sufficient. Services are provided in the home and community.Metropolitan Richmond
Adolescent & Family Growth Center, Inc
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Treatment foster care agency with clients ages 11-21. Agency provides case management and clinical services to clients and their families. Afterschool program provides group and recreational therapy. Transitional living program for older teens.Case management; group therapy; opportunities for family or individual therapy; opportunities for research or macro projectsNorthern Virginia
Albemarle County Department of Social Services (Adult Protective Services)
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State supervised locally administered Social Services.GENERAL DEFINITION OF Internship: The Community Service Access Intern will interview customers in person and by phone to assess customer requests for information and referral outside of our regular mandated services and make appropriate service referrals within the agency and other community resources. The intern will track internal and external referrals to optimize customer service and identify unmet needs of the customer base. This position will have an opportunity to serve as a cross-functional member of the Adult Division which consists of Adult Protective Services and Adult Benefits. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1) Performs cross-functional assessment of the need for social workers, benefits or other agency and community services. 2) Follows up and supports clients in their use of agency and other resources; 3) Makes referrals as appropriate for service to other human services agencies such as clinics, employment services, vocational rehabilitation services, etc. 4) Interviews customers in person and by phone. 5) Performs assessments of customer need for benefits and services. 6) Make appropriate service referrals to the Adult Division and other community resources. 7) Tracks internal and external referrals to optimize customer service and identify unmet needs of the customer base. 8) Will be trained in community resources and will maintain resource library for the Division. 9) Maintains records according to established guidelines. Charlottesville
Albemarle County DSS
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State supervised locally administered Social ServicesChild welfare (child protection, foster care and adoption, independent living programs) Adullt protection and services Family prevention programs (Bright Stars, Family Support) Adult, Family and Childrens' benefits Social Services administrationCharlottesville
Alexandria City Public Schools
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Public school system in urban Alexandria City serves children grades K thru 12. Social Workers are school based which is a unique feature compared to other Northern Virginia school systems.(1) Serve as a member of Child Study Committee and Eligibility teams to evaluate whether a child qualifies to receive special education services. Social Workers are often responsible for writing an education-focused Social History report. (2) Work with children (and their families) who are chronically truant from school. Social Workers identify and provide services to remove barriers to regular school attendance. Responsible for referring the child (family) to court if attendance does not improve. (3) Provide counseling services. Consists primarily of crisis counseling, info & referral, short-term individual and psychoeducational group modalities. Northern Virginia
Alexandria DCHS/Child Welfare Services
Public welfare agency serving children and families in the City of Alexandria. Child protective services, foster care and adoption. Northern Virginia
Alexandria Department of Human Services
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See WebsiteKnowledge and understanding of regulatory framework and CWS policies and practices. Knowledge of roles of different components of child welfare system. Systems as a foundation for service planning and implementation. Practical application of CWS policies. Ability to equate current child welfare practice to course work. Analysis of fit between course work and practice. Northern Virginia
Alexandria Sexual Assault Response and Awareness
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The Alexandria Sexual Assault Response and Awareness (SARA) Program is dedicated to raising awareness and fostering social change in the community. SARA advocates for and provides support to all those affected by sexual violence. To accomplish this mission, the SARA Program offers crisis intervention, support, and legal and medical advocacy services to female and male victims of sexual assault and abuse, and to their families and friends. The Program operates a 24 hour hotline, provides short-term (3-6 months) individual therapy for assault and abuse survivors, and offers a variety of support groups. These services are provided free of charge to residents of the City of Alexandria, or anyone sexually assaulted in Alexandria. In addition to direct service, the SARA Program provides community presentations on assault and abuse topics. The SARA Program is committed to educating the professional community on sexual victimization issues, and to increase the skill level in providing appropriate interventions. To this end, the SARA Intern Program was created to provide education and experience in the field of sexual trauma to graduate level social workers.-Provide individual counseling to survivors of sexual violence and/or their significant others. SARA cannot guarantee that students will have counseling clients throughout the entire internship. Sometimes it takes a month or two to build up a caseload. Students usually have a caseload of 1-4 therapy clients. The client population is culturally and socio-economically diverse, and mostly women. -Co-facilitate a psychoeducational support group for survivors of sexual assault -Continue to develop and create projects focused on teens in partnership with TC Williams High School social work office. This includes working closely with the T.C. Williams social work intern to choose activities/projects, plan activities/projects, and make them happen. The activities will focus on raising awareness of teen dating and sexual violence and be targeted towards TC Williams students. -Receive supervision by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. -Receive comprehensive training in crisis intervention to victims of sexual trauma. -Learn about the legal process for sexual assault victims, and provide advocacy services. -Develop or enhance presentation skills. -Work in a caring environment, with others committed to supporting and empowering survivors of sexual trauma. - Participate in a team approach to service delivery.Northern Virginia
All Family Matters
All Family Matters, Inc. is a human service agency providing counseling and therapy to emotionally and behaviorally challenged children, adolescents, families, and individuals. We are available for crisis intervention twenty- four hours per day, seven days per week. We link and connect our clients to the services necessary to meet their needs and challenge them to recognize their strength.Intensive In-Home Services, Therapeutic Day Treatment Program for children 2 to 16 years of age, and a Mental Health Support Program for adults. Metropolitan Richmond
American Red Cross
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Each year, the American Red Cross responds immediately to more than 70,000 disasters, including house or apartment fires (the majority of disaster responses), hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hazardous materials spills, transportation accidents, explosions, and other natural and man-made disasters. Red Cross disaster relief focuses on meeting people's immediate emergency disaster-caused needs. When a disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, and health and mental health services to address basic human needs. In addition to these services, the core of Red Cross disaster relief is the assistance given to individuals and families affected by disaster to enable them to resume their normal daily activities independently. Provide essential disaster relief services to clients affected by disasters, in accordance with national guidelines. Respond to single family emergencies, provide immediate, emergency assistance and counseling to families, initiate case files, initiate recovery plan for families, review case files, and assist supervisor with closing case files. Assist supervisor with data entry of case files. Individuals also have the opportunity to learn project management skills through assisting the Disaster Management Team and Disaster Action Team in reviewing job opportunities for volunteers and assisting the committee chairs in completing tasks that will improve service delivery to include designing annexes, putting together local resources, building partner collaboration and the testing of these emergency plans. Metropolitan Richmond
Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School
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Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School is an independent, tuition-free, faith-based middle school for students of limited resources primarily from Richmond’s East End neighborhood. Through a comprehensive program focused on academic, social, and moral development, we help students set their sights on college and service to others. Volunteers and parent support are integral to our success both as a School and a community of affection. Ensuring our students are on a trajectory toward a full and decent life is our fundamental reason for being here. Perform multi-dimensional assessments of students, develop and implement treatment plan appropriate for school based interventions, provide individual and group therapy, implement social and emotional learning curriculum, develop resource and referral list, make referrals to outside agencies, research topics (e.g., mental health disorders) requested by school staff, case management and collaborate with professionals as needed. Metropolitan Richmond
ARA Westhampton Dialysis & ARA Forest Park Dialysis
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Kidney Dialysis Center Psychosocials Treatment Team meetings Individual and Family Counseling Transient Treatment Placements Admission to Unit packets Referals to Medicare, Medicaid and other resourcesMetropolitan Richmond
Archstone Counseling & Treatment
Archstone Counseling & Treatment or A.C.T. is a private counseling center that provides individual and group counseling for both substance abuse and mental health issues. We provide court ordered groups for people with substance abuse issues. Students will be involved in assessments, psychoeducation, group process, case management, and individual sessions. You will definitely become part of a therapeutic treatment team and interact with a variety of treatment professionals. Prior interns report this placement contributes greatly to personal growth and professional development. Prior students' have focused on assertiveness, setting boundaries, leading educational and process groups, coping with challenges in conducting assessments, and handling a variety of issues in individual sessions. These issues are discussed in individual and group supervision. Groups are twice weekly so it is necessary for students to be able to come to field for group on Mondays or Tuesdays during one of the group session times.Metropolitan Richmond
Area Congregations Together in Service (ACTS)
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"A Greater Richmond interfaith mission providing support and resources during periods of financial crisis to prevent homelessness." By partnering with congregations in the Greater Richmond Area who financailly support us, they in turn refer clients who are in immediate finanical crisis. After a complete assessment, we determine their need and make the determination if we can pay their mortgage, rent, utilities, etc. Performing follow up and working with vendors ensuring information clients give is accurate in order to make financial determination Performing client assessments and complete all necessary paper work Research community resources Follow up with previous clients; improve current survey/evaluation forms Telephone assessments Filing and other necessary administrative duties Data entry into databases Metropolitan Richmond
Arlington Department of Human Services/Behavioral Healthcare Division
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Arlington County Behavioral Healthcare serves adult clients (ages 18-65) with serious mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders. The clients come from diverse backgrounds and generally have low income. The agency staff consists of psychiatrists, psychologists, master’s level therapists, social workers, and psychiatric nurses as well as support staff. Services provided include therapy, case management, support services, psychosocial clubhouse, assertive community treatment, jail-based services, psychiatric medication, and nursing services. Staff work on multidisciplinary teams and have a recovery focus.Student placements vary depending on the program in which the supervisor works, but may include individual counseling, co-leading a psychoeducational group, providing case management, discharge planning, substance abuse treatment, and/or jail-based services. Students are expected to attend didactic seminars presented by staff, as well as a student support group every other week. Topics of recent seminars have included Mental Health Recovery, Co-Occurring Disorders, and Reporting of Child Abuse. Students will receive one hour of individual supervision weekly. The exact number of hours on site and nature of assignments are based on requirements of the student’s program and the student’s level of skills and experience. Northern Virginia
Arlington Department of Human Services/Child and Family Services Division
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Provide traditional child welfare services (child protective services, foster care and adoption) to families living in Arlington County.Opportunities to do psychosocial assessments including risk assessments and/or home studies. Opportunities to work with children and their biological, foster and adoptive families to assess their current functioning, determine their need for services, assess the safety of children, and link them to appropriate services. Northern Virginia
Art on Wheels
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Founded in early 2007, Art on Wheels is dedicated to bringing quality art education programs to communities of limited means. Our intent to make arts education accessible to all ages and abilities was derived from co-founders Andrea and Kevin Orlosky’s personal, transformative and healing experiences in the arts. In an effort to expose participants to exceptional enrichment experiences, Art on Wheels’ comprehensive curriculum covers Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles and Photography processes. Specialized equipment such as portable printmaking presses and photographic exposure units offer unique and challenging learning experiences for populations whom historically have had very low arts exposure. Program participants range in age from toddlers to centarians, and comprise a variety of life experiences. Many have dealt with homelessness, substance abuse, or a range of physical or developmental disabilities varying greatly in severity. These populations confront unique challenges, and through exposure to regular arts programming can make extraordinary personal gains. Due to the wide variance of age, abilities and arts exposure in the populations receiving Art on Wheels programming, each program is custom designed to suit that population’s needs; gently pushing participant limitations in a positive and sensitive manner. Traveling with all supplies to instruct participants in their own facilities enables us to affect populations who face difficulties accessing conventional opportunities.Internship Opportunity with Art on Wheels Art on Wheels is seeking passionate individuals interested in working as Classroom Assistants for the Spring 2011 Season. Must be available 8-10 hours / week during business hours. Preference given to individuals available Mondays, Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays before 3pm. Curriculum includes introductory Visual Arts assignments and Craft projects. Spring programming will benefit elderly and disabled communities in the region. This is a great opportunity for individuals interested in gaining teaching experience and one on one interaction with students in an alternative, hands-on environment. Intern will create tutorials for classes if no class is scheduled for that day. Additionally Intern will be lead teacher for one class during the internship period. Intern should have reliable transportation, and be willing to travel 15 - 30 minutes to class. Intern may be able to carpool with instructor to class if scheduling allows. Class sessions are 90 minutes in length. Candidate should be professional, reliable and possess large quantities of patience and positivity.Metropolitan Richmond
AseraCare Hospice
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AseraCare Hospice provides palliative and comfort care services to clients 22 years and older who have a life expectancy of 6 months or less as certified by their physician. Services are provided within a 60 mile radius of the office (located in the west end of Richmond) to clients residing in Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF), Assisted Living Facilities (ALF), private homes, hospitals, and adult/group homes. AseraCare Hospice functions as an interdisciplinary team with disciplines including social work, nursing, medical doctor, home health aide, spiritual care coordinator, volunteers, and bereavement coordinator.- participate as part of the interdisciplinary team - work in a variety of settings including SNF, ALF, hospitals, private homes, and adult/group homes - complete initial psychosocial assessments of new clients/families - complete regular visits with clients and families (frequency of visits determined by the plan of care) - complete care plans/treatment plans - assist with bereavement program (13 mth f/u with families after client is deceased) -co-facilitate bereavement support group Metropolitan Richmond
Ashland Supportive Housing
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Ashland Supportive Housing assist families that are in danger of becoming homeless with rental assistance and help with finding affordable permanent supportive housing.Case Management, credit counseling, summer camp program,summer feeding program, motel assistance program.Metropolitan Richmond
Assisting Families of Inmates, Inc.
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Associated Educational Services of Virginia Inc.
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Associated Educational Services of Virginia (AES), provides Private Day Schooling, Therapeutic Day Treatment and Intensive In-Home Counseling to children and adolescents and their families. We serve children from ages 5 to 17 that reside in the Richmond and Tri-cities areas. - Multicultural Experiences - Working with youth from at-risk communities - Gain experience providing individual and group therapy, family therapy, and case management - Mandatory trainings provided focused on behavior modification, clinical documentation, conducting assessments, and developing clinical skills - Experience completing clinical documentation and facilitating assessments - Exposure to chart auditing - Opportunity to participate in individual and group supervision - Participation in monthly treatment team meetingsMetropolitan Richmond
Associates in Counseling and Therapeutic Services
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Private agency committed to implementing research based, clinical interventions for at-risk children and families. Individual and family counseling, linking theory with practice, and creating community relationships. Petersburg
Augusta Health
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Augusta Health is an independent, nonprofit community hospital whose mission is to promote the health and well being of our community through access to excellent care. Crossroads, our inpatient adult psychiatric program, is a 20 bed secured facility for patients aged 18 and over in need of a short term therapeutic environment. We have an 8 bed geriatric unit for patients aged 65 or older. Patients admitted to the programs have an acute primary psychiatric diagnosis. Inpatient hospitalization involves addressing the crisis that led to the hospitalization. Care is provided in a supportive environment with 24hr nursing care to insure the safety and well being of each patient. Family involvement is encouraged.Students will work with a Resource Clinician conducting behavioral health and substance abuse assessments in the Emergency Department and throughout the hospital. Students can expect to develop a thorough understanding of psychiatric emergencies and crisis intervention skills. Students will participate in assessment of suicidal and homicidal ideation in clients and the development of community safety plans. Students will learn ths signs and symptoms of mental illness, substance abuse and dual diagnosis. Students will learn about community resources and continuum of care. Students will learn about the process of involuntary commitment of psychiatric patients. Students will participate with inpatient psychiatric groups. Students will work with a diverse population including adolescents, adults and geriatric clients. Emphasis is on helping clients build on their strengths to cope with deficits. Staunton
AWHARE Clinical ResearchTeam
The Addiction and Women's Health: Advancing Research and Evaluation (AWHARE) research team is in the Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies at VCU. We conduct grant funded research studies in several clinics at MCV, at Richmond Behavioral Health Authority(RBHA)and at Rubicon Women's Treatment Center (residential substance abuse treatment.) The principle investigator of these studies is Dr. Dace Svikis with Dr. Keyser-Marcus and Dr. Langhorst as co-investigators. Clinic staff is made up of graduate students in the psychology and rehab programs and some classified employees. The research grants are aimed at developing and testing innovative treatment interventions in underserved female populations. Students can practice research assessment and clinical assessment and learn the differences. Skills in crisis intervention, case management and groupwork (psycho-ed)are developed and expected. Home visitation is offered. Training in Motivatational Interviewing and other interventions being tested in the research are offered. Metropolitan Richmond
Barry Robinson
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The BRC Independent Living Program offers a supervised apartment based program, which supports youth in development of skills that are necessary to function independently and successfully in the community. The program offers decreasing levels of supervision and support as the youth develops life and vocational skills. The program focuses on development of financial responsibility, community living, pre-vocational skills, continuing education, community linkage, health awareness, and transportation skills. Learning opportunities includes case management techniques, development of comprehensive assessments, treatment planning, supportive services, and empowerment techniques that aid children in reaching their full potential and stated goals. Tidewater
Beaufont Health Care Center
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A private, for-profit health care facility working with older persons. Short term rehab as well as long term care.Individual and group work with clients. Discharge planning. Case management. AssessmentsMetropolitan Richmond
Bedford Domestic Violence Services
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Shelter (up to 90 days). Free confidential 24-hour access to safety, information and referral, crisis intervention and advocacy to support individual decisions. Court advocate will accompany victims of domestic abuse (in Bedford Court systems) to request Protective Orders. Education in Bedford County High Schools and to provide follow-up services to victims involved in domestic disputes referred through Bedford County Sheriff’s Office or Bedford Department of Social Services Adult Protective Services Unit. Community education and public awareness that fosters access to domestic violence crisis services for all community members, and that expresses zero tolerance for domestic violence. Services are provided free of charge to victims of domestic violence and their children without regard to race, ethnicity, age national origin, religion, physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital, parental or birth status. Skills in assessing the interacting person and environment utilizing systems and ecological frameworks, and analyzing the biopsychosocial context. Practice in accordance with social work values and ethics as framed in the NASW Code of Ethics. Critically assess practice through the lens of social construction and empowerment theories supporting an integrated knowledge of the implications of social and economic injustice and the impact of institutionalized oppression. Demonstrate respectful utilization of supervision, professional use of self, strengths-based cultural sensitivity, and an autonomous philosophy of practice. Demonstrates ability to critically analyze, influence, and change systems through policy advocacy.Southwest Virginia
Behavioral Awareness Center, PC
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The Behavioral Awareness Center is dedicated to helping people realize synchronicity of mind and body. The Center provides a place where you can explore your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors and integrate them into a harmonious whole. We offer a common-sense approach to health issues, which focuses on wellness, problem-solving techniques, and brief solution-oriented therapy. Laurel Purchase, founder of the Behavioral Awareness Center, is licensed by the state of Virginia to provide counseling services as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. For over twenty years, the staff of the Behavioral Awareness Center has provided a comprehensive environment where individuals, couples, and families find solutions to their issues while being assured of complete confidentiality. Our staff also provides on-site workshops and conferences for businesses and organizations in our community. Mental Health and Substance Abuse Assessments State Agency and Federal Agency policies and procedures Group counseling techniques as well as individual counseling Working with a large variety of populations from mental health issues such as addictive behaviors, anger management/domestic violence issues, relationship issues, depression and anxiety, women's issues and stress management, hypnotherapy, career enhancement, drug and alcohol counseling, couples and family counseling.Metropolitan Richmond
Beth Sholom Lifecare Community
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Learn the admission process, provide tours,facilitate actual admission, assist with resident's (family's) adjustment, provide case management and counseling for residents in all four facilities on campus,provide advocacy, research community services available, assist with discharge planning, participate in resident-family-team meetings. Provide assessments of residents and learn how/what to document and provide documentation in medical charts. Assist with transporting residents to and from activities, assist with personal care needs(non physical). May accompany residents to outside appointments. Develop new group and/or facilitate one in progress. Group work,case management, individual /family counseling, discharge planning, use of community resources, participate in committee meetings, staff meetings, resident/team care conferences, crisis intervention, validation therapy,special care needs for residents with varying degress/types of dementia,admissions/intake, involement in short-term skilled care services and long term care, independent housing, assisted living, physician appointments with residents, funerals, hospice care, Alzheimer`s care, end-of-life,workshops/in service education, etc.Metropolitan Richmond
Bethany Christian Services - Richmond
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Bethany Christian Services is a global nonprofit organization caring for orphans and vulnerable children on five continents. Bethany is recognized as a prominent leader in social services worldwide, and we are the largest adoption agency in the U.S. Founded in 1944, our mission calls us to demonstrate the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting and enhancing the lives of children and families around the world.Individual and group supervision, education and training to improve assessment skills, Individual, couple, and family assessment interviews leading to SAFE assessment reports for domestic and international prospective adoptive families, expectant parent counseling and service planning, assisting with placements, complete post placement supervisory visits supporting adoptive families and ensuring a permanent home for the child. In Richmond, students will also have the opportunity to view the policy and procedures, budgeting,outreach, community initiative groups, and other duties that entail the "business" side of the field by shadowing and assisting the Adoption Program Supervisor.Metropolitan Richmond
Better Housing Coalition--Children and Family Services
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Better Housing Coalition (BHC) is a community development corporation focused on affordable housing. With seven community service sites in the greater Richmond area, the Community Social Work department provides individual and group services to children, youth, adults and seniors in their own communities through case management,counseling, advocacy and community empowerment.Students will have an opportunity to work with residents 5-18 and their families in an after school program in our Winchester Greens and Lincoln Mews communities. There is extensive contact with children and youth in both individual and group modalities within the program, in the school setting and in their homes. Students may also be assigned an adult or senior resident to expand their learning experience. Students will develop skills in the following areas: Outreach Case management Supportive Counseling Group Work Family Counseling Interviewing Community Assessment Community Building Crisis Intervention Program Planning Metropolitan Richmond
Better Housing Coalition--Senior Services
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Better Housing Coalition (BHC) is a community development corporation focused on affordable housing. With eight community service sites in the greater Richmond area, the Community Social Work department provides individual and group services to children, youth, adults and seniors in their own communities through case management,counseling, advocacy and community empowerment. Students will have an opportunity to work with residents 55+ in an independent living community. Ideal Match: BHC is very serious about field education and we look for students who are equally serious about their experience. We expect students to complete and discuss process recordings weekly and participate fully in supervision. We strive to help students grow in their clinical skills and their understanding of the use of self in realtionships. Sucessful students are willing to challenge themselves and take some risk, work with some independence as the year progresses and are able to ask for help with ease. During their field experience,students will have a specific caseload of residents and will have the the opportunity to learn first hand about a variety of issues in aging such as loss and grief, dementia,health and mental health issues, death, dying and hospice care. Students will develop skills in the following areas: Outreach Case management Supportive Counseling Group Work Family Counseling Interviewing Community Assessment Community Building Crisis Intervention Program Planning Metropolitan Richmond
Big Brothers Big Sisters Services
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BBBS is a volunteer mentoring organization serving greater Richmond and the Tri-cities. Youth ages 6-18 benefit from our program through both our community-and site-based mentoring programs helping them to become competent, confident, and caring individuals. Volunteer and child assessments; Match management and support;community recruiting.Metropolitan Richmond
Birmingham Green
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180 bed Nursing Home and Two Assisted Living Facililities sponsored in part by the counties of Fauquier, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and the City of Alexandria to provide care to disabled adults who are Medicaid eligible or Auxilary Grant eligible (for Willow Oaks) The District Home is private-pay We admit residents with a variety of medical diseases and mental health challenges Students learn to complete psycho-social histories, administer Mini-Mental Status Exams, Geriatric Depression Inventories, Beck`s Diagnostic, care plans, quarterly assessments. Admissions, discharge planning and writing progress notes. Opportunities to design, implement and sustain groups by the second semester. Attendence at care plan meetings, admission meetings. Field trips to mental health facilities to assess potential admissions, as well as special projects. Crisis intervention with residents and/or their responsible parties. Intermittent family work, especially at admission or with end of life issues. Students will learn to write in a professonal manner relevant to social work charting. Weekend schedules and evening schedules may be accommodated if the student has social work experience and has been given permission by the Field Instructor.Northern Virginia
Blue Ridge House--Region Ten CSB
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The Blue Ridge House is a psychosocial rehabilitation center serving adults recovering from the impact of mental illness. The program provides a safe and supportive environment with opportunities for rehabilitation. Together with staff, members design a plan to achieve personal recovery. The program provides a supportive environment where members take part in recovery-oriented activities. Those include learning to work in ways that reinforce personal achievement, empowerment and increasing psychological and social skill development. These activities act as building blocks that club members use to gain more satisfying relationships, personal growth, and productive employment in the community. The social opportunities in the clubhouse increase members' confidence as they develop new friendships and rejoin the community. --Constant consumer contact and the ability to gain a deep appreciation of this population --Exposure to and opportunities to practice clinical documentation including psychosocial assessments and treatment planning --Opportunities to work as part of a diverse psychosocial rehabilitation team as well as some participation in broader treatment teams serving our consumers --Learning about serious mental illnesses, symptoms, recovery and rehabilitative services available through community services boards --Opportunities to develop and facilitate psychoeducational groupsCharlottesville
Blue Ridge Juvenile Detention
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BRJD is a 40-bed secure detention facility, serving youth ages 10-17. Localities served include the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene and Culpeper and the City of Charlottesville. BRJD also is the site of a Community Placement Program which serves males ages 16-20 who are in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice and are 3-12 months from release. Students will have contact with the Court Services Unit, the Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court, Department of Juvenile Justice, schools and social service agencies. Opportunities for learning include assessment, case management, brief interventions, crisis management, facilitation of psycho-educational groups, and aftercare. Charlottesville
Blue Ridge Services Group
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Blue Ridge Residential Services provides sponsored home care for adults with ID or ID/MI. Blue Ridge Support Services provides mental health supports to adults with MI or MI/ID. We accept Medicaid funding and private pay reimbursement for services.Assessment and planning team experience. Development of individualized care plans. Coordination of community based care and supports for recipient. Supportive counseling to recipients of service. Documenation to DMHRSAS and DMAS standards. Team development of agency policy and practices. Services provided in Lynchburg, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Charlottesville and Northern Va.Charlottesville
Boaz and Ruth
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Boaz and Ruth, Inc. (B&R) is a faith-based nonprofit strategically located in the heart of the impoverished and crime-ridden North District of Richmond, VA. Anchored by a 7500-square-foot used furniture store/training center and related business training ventures, Boaz & Ruth: Provides life/work skills and re-entry assistance for released prisoners Fosters commercial revitalization for the troubled community of Highland Park Bridges culturally and economically disparate communities within the Richmond metropolitan area Both micro and macro experiences available. Individual work with clients in counseling, employment skills training, and community work. Macro work in the community of Highland Park through the various arms of this agency.Metropolitan Richmond
Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center
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State juvenile correctional facility housing males and females between the ages of 14 and 18. Extensive forensic mental health opportunities. Diverse population with multiple mental health opportunities, including intensive mental health, sex offender, substance abuse, anger management, individual, group, and family therapy.Metropolitan Richmond
Bon Secours Bereavement Center, Hospice and Palliative Care
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Bon Secours is more than a healthcare system. We’re members of the community. And our mission is to serve our neighbors in need. Those needs include comfort during a time of loss. The Bereavement Center provides a centralized resource for therapeutic intervention, as well as resources for grief education and referrals to other professionals in the Richmond community. It is a peaceful, safe gathering place for healing. Originating from the services provided by Bon Secours Hospice, Richmond’s oldest and only non-profit hospice program, the Bereavement Center serves families who have lost a loved one through our hospice program or another Bon Secours entity. Community referrals will be seen as we are able. We serve all ethnic, cultural and religious communities. We partner with community organizations to help meet individual needs and strive to bring our community to a place of wholeness. We provide complimentary services to families who have lost a loved one in the care of Bon Secours hospice or other Bon Secours facilities. The Bereavement Center provides a multitude of care options for everyone from children to seniors, including: • Individual Counseling – An opportunity to discuss your individual needs and receive support. • Grief Workshops – Monthly classes on specific topics related to grief and the grieving process. • Support Groups – Small group sharing (max. 12 people) led by a professional counselor or trained volunteer; day and evening options. • Referrals – Contact information for other grief resources, support groups and grief counselors in the Richmond area. Rotations available in hospital based Palliative Care and home based hospice work.Metropolitan Richmond
BON SECOURS MEMORIAL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
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BON SECOURS HEALTH SYSTEM IS A NON-PROFIT HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. MEMORIAL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER IS IN HANOVER COUNTY. OPEN IN 1997. IT WAS ORGINALLY IN RICHMOND CITY (RICHMOND MEMORIAL). IT IS AN ACUTE CARE HOSPITAL. PROVIDING EMERGENCY ROOM CARE, AMBULATORY CARE CENTER, OR CARE CENTER, CRITICAL CARE, GENERAL MEDICAL UNIT, SURGICAL CARE UNIT, OB UNIT, CARDIOPULMONAY CARE UNIT, WOMEN CARE UNIT, CARDIAC SURGERY, OUTPT INFUSION CENTEER, CARDIOPULMONARY REHAB OUTPT CENTER. SEVERAL MEDICAL BLD CONNECTED TO THE HOSPITAL, SHELTERING ARM ACUTE REHAB HOSPITAL ATTACHEDTHERE ARE MANY LEARNING OPPOUTUNITIES FOR A STUDENT LEARNING ABOUT HEALTH CONDITIONS AND HOW THEY IMPACT THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE FAMILY. LEARNING ASSESSMENT SKILLS LEARNING TO WORK WITH A MULTI-TEAM IN THEY INTERACT WITH PT AND IMPACT RECOVERY OF THE PT IN THE HEALTH CARE SETTING. LEARNING COMMUNITY RESOURCES THAT COULD HELP PT POST HOSPITAL CARE LEARNING HOW STATE AND FEDERAL REGULATIONS IMPACT HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, IMPACT PT AND ACCESSIBILITY. LEARNING ABOUTTHE HEALTH INSURANCES AND HOW TO WORK WITH THEM TO PROVIDE SERVICES FOR PT & FAMILES LEARNING ABOUT UTILIZATION REVIEW FOR MEDICARE, MEDICAID AND PRIVATE INSURANCES PROVIDING OVERALL CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICESMetropolitan Richmond
Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center
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Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center is a 240 bed acute care facility providing extensive Emergency Department services, medical, surgical, cardiac and women's services. We also provide outpatient services including labs, radiology, surgical services.The Care Management Department is composed of both Social Workers and Nurses. Metropolitan Richmond
Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital
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Richmond Community Hospital is a 40 bed inpatient Behavioral Health unit providing services to adults.Psychosocial assessments Discharge planning Group Work. Individual and family therapy.Metropolitan Richmond
Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital Case Management
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Richmond Community Hospital is a small community-based hospital in the Church Hill neighborhood of Richmond, VA. The hospital has a case management department that works with patients and their families with discharge planning, community referrals, and crisis intervention. The population that the hospital serves has a high acuity of social needs. The student in this placement would primarily work with the social worker in the emergency department and would sometimes work with the inpatient medical unit.Metropolitan Richmond
Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital ER
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Emergency Room in Churchill area of Richmond Virginia. We see a large and diverse population of many different medical and mental illnesses. I also provide the same services for Memorial Regional Medical Center, Watkins Centre, and St. Francis Medical Center. Students are required to be in field on Thursdays 7am-6pm and Friday 8am-6pm.-Learn how to conduct a full psychiatric and social work assessment and diagnosis -Opportunity to round with World Class psychiatrists -Facilitate substance abuse group on the inpatient behavioral health unitMetropolitan Richmond
Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital
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400+ acute care full service facility located in Henrico County. Population services from newborn to the elderly. Many specialty units including but not limited to cardiac, neuroscience, orthopedics, and oncology. **No students 2013-20141. New medicare regulations re: reimbursement issues 2. Have opportunity to work with various populations and diseses 3. Opportunity in working with peer groups/discharge planning rounds to identify psychosocial needs of pts.Metropolitan Richmond
Bon Secours St. Marys Hospital
St. Marys is a full hospital, with medical and psychiatric services. This unit is specialized for mental health treatment, with both a general, acute and geriatric unit.Individual, and group interaction with patients, participation in multi-disciplinary treatment teams on a daily basis. Opportunity to work with a varied group of patients, with mental health and substance abuse issues. Both family, individual and community contacts and interactions.Metropolitan Richmond
Books on Wheels
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Books on Wheels is a Richmond, Virginia based 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that provides free books and free bicycle repair. As a mobile operation, Books on Wheels is able to travel to many different communities in Richmond and around the country to provide our services. We work with various other organizations in order to provide to their clients as well as people in their communities. Our services are available to anyone and everyone, yet we do have a concentration in working with at-risk youth in low-income neighborhoods. Books on Wheels is dedicated to promoting literacy and maintaining healthy, active lifestyles, while providing much need resources to our communities that lack access to free books and bicycle education. Through literature and bicycle education Books on Wheels works to provide empowering tools that they can use within their communities. In concentrating in working with youth, Books on Wheels strives to encourage young people to read and to learn skills that they can use for the rest of their lives.Understanding of working with a small non-profit organization in a diverse environment, communicating understanding of mission of the organization, fundraising practices, community outreach and collaboration efforts, evaluation of effectivness of organizationMetropolitan Richmond
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond (Service Learning)
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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond is a youth development agency that serves youth ages 6-18 years. We offer an afterschool program that includes our five core programs areas whic are: Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, The Arts, Health and Life Skills and Sports, Fitness and Recreation.The intern would have an opportunity to interact with the members on a daily basis with homework assistance, character and leadership programs and life skills. They would also have an opportunity to work directly with parents, volunteers and other interns at the facility. This will give them an opportunity to develop customer service skills, public speaking, group management, learn about interacting supportively with youth. Metropolitan Richmond
Boys To Men Mentoring Network of Virginia, Inc.
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Boys to Men Mentoring of Virginia guides boys 12-17 years of age through their passage to manhood. We provide boys with mentoring and modeling so that they learn integrity, accountability, compassion and respect. We help boys develop responsibility and guide them toward healthy manhood. Why there's a need The challenge for boys in today's world is greater than ever. Boys have too few positive role models and far too many negative examples of masculinity. Gangs, drugs, Internet pornography, and teen pregnancies compound this critical time in a young man's life. Too many good boys get caught up in a path they may not have chosen if they had a mentor to help see options, weigh consequences and make positive choices. that the student will have an opportunity to work the micro, mezzo & macro levels of social work (micro = one on one with the youth; mezzo = small groups and small community; macro = large community and development of policy/administration). i.e. micro = more mentoring not so much individual clinical therapy as you would need an LCSW and other insurance coverages; mezzo = weekends, J Groups, community outreach; and macro = writing a student manual for other students, perhaps some small research projects, larger weekends and community outreach activities.Metropolitan Richmond
Brain Injury Services, Inc.
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A private non-profit community-based agency that provides comprehensive case management services to brain injury survivors.Opportunities within the Child and Adolescent program to work with brain injury survivors and their families as well as community partners including schools, hospitals, and therapists. Serve individuals through a community-based case management system that supports person-centered planning and a survivor directed approach.Northern Virginia
Braley & Thompson
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The Braley and Thompson Treatment Foster Care Program was established in 1979 by Dean Braley and Ray Thompson. The agency's goal is to provide community based treatment for children and adolescents while they reside with highly trained therapeutic families. Unlike traditional foster care and residential treatment, Braley and Thompson provides a variety of comprehensive treatment modalities. This allows a troubled child the opportunity to grow and develop in the community with close supervision, therapy and support. Treatment Team Foster Care can offer the guidance and nurturance that many children require who have been abused, neglected and raised in dysfunctional homes. Braley and Thompson can treat these children for the behavior and esteem problems that result from their traumatic life experiences.Assessment Matching the Client with an Appropriate Family Developing a Treatment Plan Client Specific Training On-Going Foster Parent Training Treatment Team and Staffing Meetings Therapy Services Case Management Recreation Support ServicesTidewater
Braley & Thompson, Inc (Richmond location)
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The agency's goal is to provide community-based treatment for special needs children and adolescents while they reside with highly trained therapeutic families.Case management with special needs children, adolescents and foster families; crisis intervention; professional documentation; advocating for clients; community resources for children & familiesMetropolitan Richmond
Brookfield, Inc.
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16-bed community-based group home for adolescent females ranging in age from 12-22.Hours- best learning experience will require at least one day per week where the student is able to work from 2-9pm. One other day will be 9-5. Opportunities include one-on-one mentoring of residents, shadowing of case management, groups, and daily activities. Metropolitan Richmond
Brothers' Keeper Inc.
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Brothers Keeper is a human service agency that is dedicated to serving youth and their families for many years. Our Director and team consisting of Job Coaches, Mentors, School Crisis Counselors, and Day Treatment Clinician and Case Managers have worked in the childcare  field for over twenty years. We have served children and young adults with learning disabilities, behavioral challenges, limited vocational skills, foster care, criminal backgrounds, and individuals who are at risk in their home, school, and communities. Our Vision: To create an environment that provides youth an opportunity to grow and learn to become productive citizens in their communities. Our Mission: To reach out to youth and their families offering them a fresh and new opportunity for personal enhancement. We do not wish to replace the parent or guardian but to provide the whole family some relief  along with  a positive resource.    Metropolitan Richmond
brunswick Co. Dept. socials Services
Local Department of Socials Services providing benefits programs and protective services to children and adult in our communityto assist interns in need of field certification in the field of social work or benefits worker Southern Virginia
Cameron Foundation
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The Cameron Foundation (www.camfound.org) is a Health Legacy Foundation established from the sale of Southside Regional Medical Center to promote and provide support for programs and activities that benefit residents of the City of Petersburg and surrounding areas. The Foundation is dedicated to providing resources that will improve the health and quality of life for people living in the communities served by the Foundation which include the counties of Southern Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Prince George and Sussex and the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, and Petersburg. The student will learn the grant review process and the key assessment skills needed to evaluate a proposal in the context of organizational development, programmatic implementation and the financial stability of the nonprofit organization. The student will have the opportunity to provide basic grant monitoring to applicants who receive a grant award from the Foundation and will work with Foundation staff on special projects that are critical to the nonprofit communities that are served by the Foundation. Excellent writing and public speaking skills are a plus, as the student will provide information and make presentations in Consensus Meetings and to the Board of Directors of the Cameron Foundation. Students interested in this opportunity must be a Graduate student, preferably 2nd year, available 21 hours a week and must commit to working with the Foundation for one year. The stipend award for this internship is $2,000 per semester, plus reimbursement for travel and free training opportunities in nonprofit management. Petersburg
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