Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

BASIC POSITION FUNCTION

These temporary part-time intern positions are available in the Special Education Department with the Conejo Valley Unified School District. These intern positions are not to exceed (NTE) 29.5 hours weekly and are for 10 months.

FOR CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR

BASIC FUNCTION:
Provide social-emotional services to students with social/emotional and/or behavioral needs. Includes providing group and individual counseling, social work services, parent counseling and training. Also includes creating measurable/observable treatment goals, observing, collaborating/consulting with teachers, school staff and parents, attending school meetings, and completing appropriate documentation of services.

Please see below for a detailed job description. If qualified and interested, please send your resume to hchamberlinscholle@conejousd.org Proof of authorization to work in the United States is required for employment.

Resumes will be paper-screened and those considered most qualified will be invited for an interview.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

  • Provide individual and group counseling services to students with social/emotional and/or behavioral needs as per CCR Title 5, 3051.9; Provide social work services to students and families per CCR Title 5, 3051.13;
  • Provide parent counseling and training for parents to assist parents in understanding their child's needs and child development per CCR Title 5, 3051.11;
  • Assist staff in completing required paperwork to make a referral to the Intensive Social Emotional Services Program;
  • Organize schedule to provide optimal and equitable access to participating districts;
  • Perform clerical duties such as typing reports;
  • Operate a variety of office equipment such as microcomputer, copier, and mobile phone;
  • Prepare for, conduct and participate in in-service training programs.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Must have a master's degree in Marriage Family Therapy or Social Work and either have a BBSE associate (intern) number or be in the process of applying.

LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Must be earning hours toward one of the following:

  • License as a Marriage, Family, Child Counselor or Marriage and Family Therapist issued by a licensing agency within the Department of Consumer Affairs;
  • License as a Clinical Social Worker issued by the a licensing agency within the Department of Consumer Affairs 3) Must also have a valid California Driver's License.
JOB COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy; Family Systems Theory;
  • Theories of Development;
  • Group process and principles of Group Therapy;
  • Characteristics of various special education disabilities, and possible social, emotional or behavioral manifestations of specific disabilities;
  • Philosophy and principles of Applied Behavior Analysis;
  • IEP (Individualized Education Program) process and law;
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary;
  • Operation of standard office equipment; and
  • Oral and written communication skills.
ABILITY TO:
  • Provide consultation and direct services to school district staff and families;
  • Monitor and evaluate student progress;
  • Perform clerical duties related to assessment and reporting;
  • Transport materials and files between school sites;
  • Understand and relate to special education students;
  • Operate a car regularly and frequently between appointments;
  • Operate standard office equipment;
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with school and agency staff and families;
  • Maintain routine records;
  • Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations and procedures;
  • Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements, and restrictions;
  • Work independently with little direction;
  • Plan and organize workload.

RETIREMENT: Employees are covered by an Alternative Retirement Program (APPLE). Contributions are made by both the employee and employer. Contributions are not made into Social Security.