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2019 Progress Foundation Relief Counselor Internship

Internship Description

Application Deadline: Rolling
Organization: Progress Foundation 
Location: San Francisco, CA 

Position: Relief Counselor 

Start Date: Flexible 
End Date: Flexible 

Hrs/Week: Flexible, PT or FT available
Compensation: $15/hr 


Under the supervision of the Program Director or the Assistant Director, Relief Counselors provide support and assistance to clients at one of the Progress Foundation programs, most of which are housed in multi-level facilities. Generally, Relief Counselors advocate for and respond to clients’ treatment and rehabilitation needs. Specific functions are outlined in the job description.

Duties include: Assist in the orientation of new clients, respond to psychiatric and/or medical emergency situations, support clients’ efforts to implement treatment plans, write progress notes on clients, relay clinical and house-status information to other staff, monitor and record client medications, assist in the case management activities, participate and involve clients in program activities, be responsible for the physical plant including investigating problems in the facility and performing minor cleaning and repair work, and other household tasks. Candidates must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including some weekend and overnight shifts.

Minimum Qualifications:

Experience in residential treatment and /or knowledge of social rehabilitation is preferred, but not required. Must be able to communicate effectively with staff, clients and other providers both orally and in writing. Must demonstrate an acceptable level of maturity, good judgment and emotional stability, Must be able to negotiate several flights of stairs during each work shift and life and carry 20lb packages several times during each work shift. Basic word processing skills; maintain computer requirements of the City and County of San Francisco Community Behavioral Health Services.

Progress Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Bilingual/bicultural, people of color, women, individuals with personal experience as consumers of mental health services and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Before commencement of employment, must submit to a fingerprint check and health screening exam in order to obtain clearance from the State Dept. of Social Services, Community Care Licensing. Employment is contingent upon meeting above minimum qualifications.