Crisis Intern

Department:  Crisis                                                                   Job Status:  Temporary 

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt 

Reports to:  Manager of Crisis Operations

Positions Supervised:  None                                                   Amount of Travel Required:  Minimal

Work Schedule:  Monday - Sunday, tailored around the student's schedule and program needs; Multiple shifts are available.

Wage:  $10.00/hr.

Position Summary

As a Family Service & Guidance Center Crisis Intern you will work in a stimulating and collaborative environment where you will gain exposure to diverse clients and perspectives.  You will give one-on-one support and care to children and adolescents who are struggling emotionally and socially. This is an excellent learning opportunity for anyone who wants to build a career in mental health or human services.

You will be introduced to our mission that drives our employees each day.  Students are encouraged to network with other employees and build relationships across disciplines as well as with other students.

If you're passionate about helping others and want to make your community a better place, this is a terrific opportunity!


  • Observe and job shadow staff.
  • Job shadowing may focus on attendant care services, psychosocial group services, case management services, wraparound services, parent support services and/or crisis resolution program services.
  • Plan curriculum and/or help administer curriculum and interventions.
  • Attend various trainings during the placement period, on various clinical topics.
  • Available and flexible to work with the assigned family during crisis situations to help maintain the client in the home.
  • Participate in Crisis Resolution Program meetings provided by the crisis attendant care supervisors for case review, case assignment, program maintenance and operations, as well as training.
  • Complete clinical documentation in a timely fashion as established by the agency.
  • Stay informed of changes in agency policy by reading memorandums and attending required meetings and supervision.
  • Fulfillment of practicum/internship placement hours.



  • Current enrollment and in good standing in an accredited bachelor's degree program majoring in Social work, Psychology, Human Services, Criminal Justice, Nursing and Education.
  • Must successfully pass the KBI and DCF Central Registry and all other background investigations.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license, a good driving record, current auto insurance and reliable transportation. 


  • Passion and desire to work with children and families.
  • 0-6 months experience working with children.

The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the company may deem appropriate.