Internship - Clinician (Lakeland)
Location: Healthy Families (HHS)

Healthy Families is offering an internship as a clinician. The Clinician intern will work with the Clinical Manager to engage all assigned program families in brief therapy while focusing on strengthening the family and thereby improving parent child interaction. An ideal candidate possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the clients served, the dynamics of child abuse and neglect, the effects of drug/alcohol abuse, domestic violence, parenting skills, and early childhood development. Additionally, they may possess counseling skills to affect change with a variety of mental health issues, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to empathize with clients and their families.

A strong family foundation helps create a stronger, better community. Healthy Families Polk is here to support that foundation. Healthy Families is a voluntary, home visitation program designed to promote and enhance the healthy development of children and families. The program promotes positive parenting and works to reduce poor childhood outcomes, including abuse and neglect. The program offers outreach services designed to build trusting relationships, promote positive parenting, enhance maternal-infant bonding and attachment, enhance the child's physical, emotional, and educational development, and enhance parent-child interaction. Assistance also is provided to participating families in the use of available community services and resources. Healthy Families offers positive parenting classes for parents, expectant parents and caregivers.

Main Assignment Responsibilities

  • Develop intervention strategies for identified families
  • Coordinate services with the Family Support Worker
  • Assist in developing psychosocial assessments and treatment plans
  • Help with individual, family, and couples counseling
  • Participate in case staffing
  • Write progress notes on sessions and discharge summaries
  • Provide various reports and documentation
  • Assist with the Performance Improvement Program


  • Healthy Families is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm
  • This assignment is specifically seeking availability on any day(s) during the above hours.
  • Scheduling will be discussed at the time of the interview



  • If completing this internship for academic credit, all required documents must be provided prior to your first scheduled day

Education Level/Classes

  • Must be in the Bachelor program or above


  • Pass all applicable screenings


Skills listed below are skills either already possessed or learned through this assignment. Please complete your application in full to avoid delays in processing.

Address: 930 E Parker St
Ste 306
Lakeland, FL 33801
Minimum age:18
Near a bus stop:Yes
Court Service:No
Court Service Min Age:N/A
Times needed:
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Skills and Experience: Therapy - Counseling
Professional - Customer Service
Other - Community Outreach
Teaching - Adults
Preferred Location: Any Place (Polk County)
Indoors / Outdoors
Indoors Only
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