Opportunities for Bachelors Interns

BSW Interns

The following information outlines a typical practicum experience for a 10 month Bachelor of Social Work placement at KW Counselling Services. We also offer placements for Intake Interns.

Fall Term

Agency Orientation

  • Attend KW Counselling Services agency orientation

Supervision

  • Participate in weekly BSW Intern group supervision sessions. Duration: 1 hour.
  • Participate in bi-weekly individual supervision sessions. Duration: 1 hour.

Research and Evaluation

Coordinate and facilitate program evaluation; administration of questionnaires, data collection and data input.

Administration

Assist with preparation of physical resources and kits given to each emotions management group.

Winter Term

Continue to engage in all opportunities from the Fall term, PLUS:

Clinical Training and Agency Orientation

Attend clinical orientation in the new year as a review.

Group Work

Parenting with Passion

Participation includes assisting a parent educator to co-facilitate a 6-8 week parent education group and/or 1-day workshop.

Spring Term

Continue to engage in all opportunities from the Fall term, PLUS:

Individual Counselling:

Participate in Thursday Walk In Counselling Clinic as observer, intake worker and co-counsellor

 

Intake Interns

The following information outlines a typical practicum experience for an Intake Intern.

Training and Agency Orientation

  • Attend KW Counselling Services agency orientation
  • Participate in internal staff development opportunities

Supervision

  • Participate in weekly Intern group supervision sessions. Duration: 1 hour
  • Participate in weekly individual supervision sessions. Duration: 1 hour
  • Participate in monthly Intake meetings: 1.5 hours

Group Work

Opportunities to participate in agency group programs, based on interest and availability (eg. Parenting With Passion, Immigrant Women Together, etc.)

Direct Service and Administration

  • Provide information to clients, partners and community members on agency services and community resources
  • Create client files and assign to appropriate programs and therapists
  • Participate in safety planning and referrals to outside agencies as appropriate

Individual Counselling

Opportunities to shadow counselling sessions at Walk-In Clinic and potentially in ongoing service.