Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Boston
  • Community Services Division - Journey to Safety - Internship
  • Waltham, MA, USA
  • Internship
  • We regret that we cannot take phone calls regarding this position. JF&CS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Journey to Safety

Journey to Safety (JTS), a program of Jewish Family & Children's Service (JF&CS), offers comprehensive domestic abuse services to people of all backgrounds, genders, religions, or ethnicities, while providing culturally and religiously informed services to both Jewish and Russian-speaking survivors.  Guided by a deep commitment to centering survivors' voices, our program works to provide high quality direct services and to raise awareness about the reality of abuse - and available resources - in both the Jewish and Russian-speaking communities.

Across JF&CS, our staff, interns and volunteers work to lower barriers created by societal inequities such as income inequality, individual and institutional racism, and other sources of discrimination and injustice (many of which have been amplified during the pandemic).  As a JTS intern, you will be using your skills to not only assist survivors and their families, but to create real social change with a deep and lasting impact.

JTS Internship Opportunities

JTS Intern Advocate

  • This is a three days per week internship totaling 24 hours.
  • As the domestic abuse intern advocate, you will use a survivor-centered, trauma-informed approach in working with a diverse cross-section of people from communities across Greater Boston and beyond.
  • You'll provide direct services that promote survivor-centered empowerment and support.  These services include: crisis response, safety planning, advocacy, individual counseling, group facilitation, ongoing case management; accompaniment to court and attorney meetings, and other relevant support for each person's specific circumstances and respond to intake calls on specific days.
  • You also will provide a Jewish response when appropriate, addressing the culturally and/or religiously-specific circumstances of those survivors who identify as Jewish and want to incorporate this Jewish lens into their work with us. Specific training is provided for this aspect of the job.
  • You will receive weekly supervision from an LICSW JTS staff member, attend relevant and required training, and participate both in JTS staff meetings and multi-program Case Coordination Team meetings.
  • Under non-pandemic circumstances, you generally will meet with people in-person either out in the community or at our Waltham office. JF&CS is currently following public health recommendations and is guided by a deep commitment to keeping employees, volunteers and people receiving services safe.
  • Learn about community resources and facilitate referrals for program participants.
  • Enter information into our Salesforce client data system

This internship is appropriate for MSW II students. Please note that while this internship includes supportive counseling as an integral part of the Advocate role, it does not offer a more traditional provision of clinical therapy. Please note that this is an unpaid internship.

To apply for this internship opportunity, please send your resume along with a cover letter explaining your interest and relevant experience.

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