Job Description

 Home Start, a leader in providing family strengthening services in San Diego County for over 47 years is seeking a Psychological Assistant (Intern).  Under licensed clinical supervision, the Psychological Assistant provides center, home, and school based mental health therapy and case management services to children, teens and families who have been victims of child abuse and neglect. Other treatment types may include group and individual therapy with adults and couples in our outpatient clinic.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provides long-term individual therapeutic services to children. Services may include but are not limited to: TF-CBT, PCIT, play therapy, family therapy, counseling, case management, intake line, crisis intervention and advocacy.
  • Provides case management services including: assessment, identification of client needs and goals on case plan with ongoing monitoring and follow-up on progress toward goals. Links clients with community resources when necessary.
  • Collects and records client and service information in a timely and accurate manner. Maintains client case files and records in organized and easily accessible fashion.
  • Attends and participates in individual and group supervision, team and staff meetings and trainings as scheduled.
  • Develops and maintains positive, supportive working relationships with other team members and all agency staff.
  • Ensures clients receive high quality services as defined in the Agency Standards of Quality and protects client confidentiality.
  • Assists supervisor in program development projects and participates in overall agency goal achievement.
  • Actively pursues professional development opportunities to stay current in the field.

Skills / Requirements

  • Education: Doctorate or Master’s Degree in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work, Counseling, or other related Must be able to register with the Board of Psychology as Psychological Assistant (or Registered Psychologist for post-doctorate students) or with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as Registered Intern.
  • Experience: Knowledge of child abuse dynamics, family violence and family
  • Skills: Demonstrated ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate when working with Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Computer literate as appropriate. Bilingual a plus.
  • Abilities: Willingness to provide in-home services. Must be team player and able to work independently.
  • Must have a valid California driver’s license, a safe driving record, insurance and reliable vehicle and willing to use it on the job. Mileage for work travel will be reimbursed. 

Important Notes

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and 3 letters of recommendation.  This is an unpaid internship.