Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Boston
  • CHAI Services - Internship
  • Waltham, MA, USA
  • Internship


For more than 150 years, Jewish Family & Children's Service has been helping individuals and families of build a strong foundation for resilience and well-being. We intentionally serve and employ people of all faiths, backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. Through an integrated portfolio of more than 40 programs reaching communities throughout Eastern and Central Massachusetts, JF&CS focuses on meeting the needs of new parents and their children, older adults and family caregivers, children and adults with disabilities, and people experiencing poverty, hunger, or domestic abuse. 


About CHAI Disabiltiy Services Internship:

JF&CS's CHAI Disability Services division offers a graduate internship experience that includes working with adults and children within a range of service delivery modalities and clinical profiles. JF&CS helps people of all faiths and races, reflecting our foundational values of social justice. We have long cultivated a stance of cultural humility and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.  

There is the opportunity to gain a wide range of experiences in both group and 1:1 settings, based on your personal interests! Opportunities can include: 

  • Working with adults diagnosed with mental illness, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, and/or developmental disability. 
  • Clinical modalities used include motivational interviewing, social casework, psychoeducation, supportive counseling, needs assessment, among others. 
  • Providing individual case management in the community (Greater Boston area) and in a group residential setting to help clients achieve stabilization and help with longer term mental health recovery and independent living skills. 
  • Case management work includes helping clients to achieve self-identified goals related to skills building around executive functioning, symptom management, independent living, accessing public benefits, housing, medical/mental health providers, vocational supports, among other needs areas. 
  • Coordination and collaboration with other JF&CS programs and external service providers, as well as with family and guardians. 
  • Group work with adults with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, and/or autism spectrum disorder within a day-program and a residential setting, and within social programming for children.  
  • Participation in team meetings, maintaining clinical record documentation, daily progress notes, services plans and goal assessments. 

What we offer: 

  • Paid stipend of up to $2,400 per internship year
  • Field placement supervision by an LICSW
  • Travel to client reimbursement
  • Access to training

Requirements for the Internship:

  • Applicants must have a care and clean dribing record and/or the ability to travel to different communcity locations to provide case management
  • Meet with clients virtually, when appropriate
  • Onboarding process includes TB test, medical physical and relevant background checks (CORI, SORI and fingerprint check)

JF&CS is an equal opportunity employer who serves and employs people of all cultures and faith traditions and highly values diversity, equity and inclusion. Employment opportunities are available to all without regard for race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Boston


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