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Friday, April 24, 2015

Family Service of Rhode Island

Name of Organization: Family Service of Rhode Island
Address:134 Thurbers Avenue Providence, RI 02905

Description of the overall mission of this organization: 
 To build social service partnerships that respond creatively to the unmet needs of individuals, families and the community so that people are able to live independently, advocate for themselves, and better their own lives.
Ages of youth served: ages 12-18
Hours worked:  monday- friday 12pm -10pm saturday & sunday 9am -10pm
Description of your role and duties: Trauma therapy residential counselor (job title)
  • Counsels residents in identifying and resolving social and other problems.
  • Compiles records of daily activities of residents
  • Assigns room, assists in planning recreational activities, and supervises work and study programs.
  • Escorts individuals on trips outside establishment for shopping or to obtain medical or dental services
Description of the culture of the place: residential home; a maximum of 8 girls, clinician, case manager, house manager, and 3 residential staff; dress comfortable but appropriate.
Additional Requirements: Handle With Care training (restraint trained)
Special notes on process of getting this internship: ask more than one person because one staff might want to take the time to work with you while another will not.
Other internship opportunities with this organization: I worked specifically in the residential home but they have other programs and internships.
What three TAGS would you use to label this internship?  teenagers, trauma, mentoring
Your name: Gabrielle Desisto

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