Lebanon Child and Adolescent After-School Program -
Program: After School
Location: Mt. Gretna
Hours: Day/Evening Combination
The purpose of the program is to help youth improve their social, emotional, and behavioral functioning in the home, school and community settings by providing a routine of peer interaction, theapeutic activities, and individualized goal-setting.
Staff Hours: 1:00PM-9:00PM (during school year); 10:30AM-6:30PM (during summer)
Client hours: 4:00PM-7:45PM (during school year); 12:00PM-5:00PM (during summer)www.wellspanphilhaven.org/afterschool
Services are provided to youth between the ages of 5 - 14 years old, who have a mental health diagnosis. The program is unable to serve youth if they display certain difficulties, such as persistent danger of hurting themselves or others, or if they have active use of dependence on alcohol or drugs. Common diagnosis include ADHD, ODD, Anxiety Disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Clients must be able to participate in group settings.
Program's Therapeutic Approach
The After-School Program is designed as a structured treatment program that provides evidenced-based therapeutic activities, individual goals and assignments, and group therapy. Clients may need improvment in areas such as anger mangement, coping skills, impulse control, problem solving, self-esteem, feeling identification, decision making, emotional regulation, social interaction, and creative expression. Additional therapeutic components may focus on recreation, assistance with homeowrk, community outings and family outreach.
10 Bachelor's level interships of 100 hours or more. Primary hours need to overlap client hours.
The Intern Will be Required to:
- Case management
- Practicing behavior managment techniques through client interaction
- Leading therapeutic and skill groups
- Case amangement responsibilities include: assisting with filing and managing client charts; learning about funding and authorization; observing the process of completing client assessment and documentation. Supervised client interactions include, but are not limited to: assisting with behavioral interventions, implementing the program reward system/token economy; giving individualized attention to a child who needs upport with their goal. Finally, planning and implementing therapeutic group activities. The following are common groups: goals group, relaxation group, coping skills group, social skill development group, feelings group, and other therapeutic skill groups
- Become familiar with the client's chart, treatment plan, and goals
- Understand and learn correct documentation standards
- Learn, understand, comply and demonstarte clinical skills with HIPAA, Cultural Diversity, Mandated Reporting and safety issues for clients
- Develop relationships and rapport with clients
- Assist staff in preparing each type of group and helping to present materials
- Independently leading a variety of groups under the supervision/support of core staff
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