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Clinical Internship/Practicum/Field Placement

Hillcrest Family Services

1 Positions

ID: 41046

Posted On 03/11/2023

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Mental Health Center - Dubuque Co. - Dubuque, IA


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Up to 10%

First Shift

Nonprofit - Social Services

Hillcrest Family Services offers opportunities for internships and field placements in Psychology, Counseling, and Social Work!



Your Responsibilities

Through a placement with Hillcrest Family Services, your responsibilities may include:

  • Observing and shadowing staff
  • Providing direct care to clients
  • Assisting with the completion of documentation and reports
  • Attending community and agency meetings
  • Building curriculum and treatment plans
  • Helping to identify resourcing for clients
  • Assisting with clerical and other duties as assigned in a timely and accurate manner
  • Developing an understanding of current Hillcrest programs, policies, and practices


What You Need

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student completing a program of interest
  • Ability to perform clerical duties, including basic computer/keyboarding skills and multi-line telephone skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in relating to clients over the phone and in person
  • Respect for confidentiality of clients
  • Excellent time management, organization, and flexibility


About the Programs

At Hillcrest Family Services, the compassion and extensive experience of our team means we provide a broad range of services and programs for individuals and families of all ages and backgrounds. We offer internships, field placements, and practicums in several of our programs:

  • Administration - including Accounting, Human Resources, and Information Systems
  • Adolescent Group Homes
  • Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (CAPP)
  • Adoption/Unplanned Pregnancy Counseling
  • Adult Group Homes
  • A New Day Clinic
  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team
  • Homeless Outreach Program
  • Hillcrest Supported Living/Supported Community Living (HSL/SCL)
  • HIV Prevention
  • Integrated Health Home (IHH)
  • Mental Health Centers
  • Mentor Dubuque
  • Residential Care Facility (RCF-PMI)
  • School Based Youth Services
  • Wellness Center


About the Organization

Hillcrest Family Services is a non-profit organization that assists adults and children in need of help. Every day, Hillcrest builds confidence in hundreds of people and families. We strive to be a leading provider in supporting brain health and wellness. Were a place where compassion is commonplace. Where our passion soars and faith restores.


Staff Perspective

I am extremely grateful for having the chance to intern at Hillcrest. It has provided me a great opportunity to gain experience in my future career and to gain a better understanding of how a business should properly operate. - Current Hillcrest Intern

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Hillcrest Family Services

About the Company

Founded in 1896, Hillcrest Family Services is a non-profit health and human services provider, accredited by the Joint Commission, that assists children, adults, and families in need of help.  In 2020, we delivered innovative, collaborative, and resourceful care to 30,648 children, adults, and families from 52 Iowa counties, 6 Illinois counties, and 4 Wisconsin counties in an effort to ensure they were safe, secure, and well.  Our nearly 400 Hillcrest team members in 30+ programs served our clients while upholding our core values - Compassion for All, Trustworthiness, Collaboration, and Community InvolvementWith primary programming and administrative offices in Dubuque, Hillcrest also operates programs in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Maquoketa, Clinton, Washington, Mt. Pleasant, Wapello, and Ottumwa.

Mission: Meeting people as they are today; Guiding them to where they want and need to be tomorrow. ~Help for today, Hope for tomorrow~