Internships at SAFFT

If you are interested in interning at SAFFT, please send an email with your resume and other files to hr@safft.org and someone will get in touch with about current openings.

Family Success Manager Intern

Family Success Manager Intern

Position/Role: Family Success Manager (FSM) Intern
The purpose of this role is to provide a single resource to support each family through each stage of crisis intervention, stabilization, and eventual reunification while also allowing interns to develop critical skills for practice in human and social services. The Family Success Manager Intern serves as a family case manager facilitating all critical services of the Crisis Intervention Program at SAFFT. Service include supervised visitation, parent coaching, case management, court representation, and service referrals.

Location: SAFFT Family Life Center, Cumming and Gainesville Locations

Organization/Program: Supporting Adoption and Foster Families Together

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 10:30a – 7:30p, 10a-5p Saturday; 2p-6p Sunday

Primary duties:
• Monitor weekly supervised visitations, observing, evaluating, and reporting on parent/child interaction and bond
• Provide parent coaching sessions with all parents as assigned
• Lead group parenting classes
• Prepare and maintain weekly documentation including monthly visitation plans and service plans
• Coordinate assigned family case management activities with Service Coordinator
• Work weekly with assigned families and Service Coordinator on service referrals, case planning, and updates
• Prepare for and testify at court hearings for assigned cases
• Attend Family Team Meetings for assigned cases with Division of Children and Families (DFCS) and or Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) when appropriate
• Attend and communicate client’s progress during weekly meetings
• Facilitate orientation assessments for new families
• Clean and help maintain facilities
• Attend all fundraisers for the organization, weekly or monthly trainings, and required special events defined by leadership
• All other duties as assigned

Direct Contact/Reports to: Program Coordinator

Hours: Up to 40 hours per week

Skills and Minimum Requirements: Candidate must be enrolled in Bachelor’s degree program in a social sciences field (preferred in social work, human services, or similar field). Candidate must have strong documentation skills, verbal communication, organizational skills, decision-making, and integrity. Candidate must also possess a strong understanding of child development, parenting techniques, positive reinforcement, conflict resolution, and trauma-informed care. Candidate must have First Aid and CPR.

Clinical Intern

Clinical Intern

Position/Role: The primary purpose of this role is to provide Master’s level students training and experience in providing crisis intervention, assessment, and therapy to children and families experiencing trauma, primarily as a result of abuse or neglect.

Location: SAFFT Family Life Center, Cumming and Gainesville Locations

Organization/Program: Supporting Adoption and Foster Families Together

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 10:30a – 7:30p, 10a-5p Saturday; 2p-6p Sunday

Primary duties:
• Provide trauma-informed mental health services to children and families, including individual, family, dyadic, and group therapy.
• Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients’ treatment.
• Prepare and maintain all required treatment records, including but not limited to IPOCs, progress notes, federal and state-mandated forms, client diagnostic records, assessments, evaluations, recommendations and reports.
• Perform crisis intervention with clients.
• Assess clients’ mental health, based on review of client information, including collateral documentation from other providers in clients’ professional care team.
• Act as a client advocate to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crises.
• Evaluate the effectiveness of treatment activities on clients’ progress and modify as needed.
• Counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, or supporting clients or patients.
• Connect families to community resources and specialists as necessary.
• Collaborate with community partners and represent the organization well in the community.
• Assist with and attend fundraising events.
• Other duties as assigned.

Direct Contact/Reports to: Program Coordinator/Executive Director

Skills and Minimum Requirements: Candidate must have or be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree in a social sciences field (preferred in social work, human services, or similar field) and be enrolled in CSWE MSW program. Candidate must have strong documentation skills, verbal communication, organizational skills, decision-making, and integrity. Candidate must also possess a strong understanding of child development, parenting techniques, positive re-enforcement, conflict resolution, and trauma-informed care.

MSW Generalist Intern

Generalist Social Work Intern

Position/Role: Macro MSW Intern – The purpose of this role is to provide a single resource to support each family through each stage of crisis intervention, stabilization, and eventual reunification while also allowing interns to develop critical skills for practice as a MSW. The Family Success Manager Intern serves as a family case manager facilitating all critical services of the Crisis Intervention Program at SAFFT. Service include supervised visitation, parent coaching, case management, court representation, and service referrals.

Location: SAFFT Family Life Center, Cumming and Gainesville Location

Organization/Program: Supporting Adoption and Foster Families Together

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 10:30a – 7:30p, 10a-5p Saturday; 2p-6p Sunday

Primary duties:
• Seek funding and in-kind donation opportunities and write grant proposals
• Track donor and volunteer engagement in DMS
• Develop volunteer opportunities
• Help with monthly newsletter
• Help coordinate events
• Help develop fundraising and communications plan
• Help develop accreditation compliant policies and procedures
• Clean and help maintain facilities
• Attend all fundraisers for the organization, weekly or monthly trainings, and required special events defined by leadership
• Prepare for and attend Board meetings
• Assist with policy agenda and advocacy efforts
• Assist with program development, implementation, and evaluation
• Assist within supervised visitation and home visitation programs
• All other duties as assigned

Direct Contact/Reports to: Program Coordinator

Skills and Minimum Requirements: Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in a social sciences field (preferred in social work, human services, or similar field). Candidate must also be enrolled in a CSWE accredited MSW program. Candidate must have strong documentation skills, verbal communication, organizational skills, decision-making, and integrity. Candidate must also possess a strong understanding of child development, parenting techniques, positive re-enforcement, conflict resolution, and trauma informed care.