What Opportunities are Available?
Tapestry currently has the following programs available:
General Treatment Program Intern/Volunteer
Join Tapestry Family Services and dip your feet into each of the various programs that we offer, including: Child Abuse Treatment Program (CHAT), Licensed Treatment Foster Care, Intensive Services Foster Care, Comprehensive Mental Health Treatment Program for children and their families, Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
As a part of your training, you will receive an initial 40 hour training which focuses on impact of trauma and trauma informed care, in addition to the court process. You will be exposed to the population that we serve and the day-to-day responsibilities of staff who work directly with these resilient children and families.
Volunteers/Interns will have opportunities in learning the life of a juvenile dependency case, how mental health services support the reunification of families and functioning across settings, become familiar with necessary documentation as required by Community Care Licensing, become familiar with the foster care certification process and necessary steps to ensure a positive and successful placement, provide transportation services, child care assistance, maintenance of supplies, filing and any necessary supportive services to employees of the grant. Volunteers/Interns in this program will also receive training opportunities regarding clinical implications for children in foster care, in addition to academic and social functioning difficulties, impact of trauma, trauma-informed care, court processes surrounding the clients we serve.
What Can I Expect from Tapestry Family Services?
- Opportunities to learn about systems that surround mental health and foster care services for children.
- Opportunities to observe and learn about a variety of therapeutic modalities.
- A work environment that is challenging, yet fun, supportive and development-oriented.
- Daily access to supervision, whether clinical or task-related from Licensed and Waivered Clinicians.
- Extensive training opportunities in clinical, administrative, and foster departments.
- Timely evaluations (if necessary) and collaboration with the work experience requirements necessitated by Mendocino College.
- A solid path towards meeting your learning objectives and progressive learning plan.
What Does Tapestry Family Services Expect from Me?
- A willingness to learn and develop professionally and personally.
- Commitment to fulfilling agreements regarding availability and dependability.
- Interpersonal skills both with colleagues, staff, and clients an families.
- Ability to ask questions.
- A desire to work with disadvantaged youth, adolescents, and families.
- A commitment to confidentiality and professionalism.
Tapestry’s Student Intern Training & Volunteer Program is not limited to Mendocino College students. Positions are also available to all volunteers interested working in the field.
If you are interested in becoming a Student Intern or Volunteer, please send a cover letter, resume, and completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (707) 463-3300 for additional information.