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Clinical Therapist Intern Job Description

Posted: 03/01/2024

ABOUT JFS Jewish Family Services ( supports and strengthens lives throughout Greater Kansas City. We provide essential human services for people of all faiths, ages, cultures, and identities who are facing challenges in everyday life or times of crisis. Our highly skilled and compassionate staff are dedicated to preserving the well-being, comfort, and dignity of others, always respecting the confidentiality of our clients. JFS proudly serves more than 10,000 people annually, with a breadth of related services including KesherKC (social services and food pantry), Older Adult Services, Mental Health and Education, and Jewish Life including Chaplaincy.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION The clinical internship at Jewish Family Services is a stipend paid clinical position. Our internships are typically nine months or one year depending on graduate program requirement. Our intern will provide therapy and related services to children, youth, and families. Interns will work up to 15 hours per week. Approximately 70% of this time is allocated to direct client contact; and 30% consists of supervision, training, case consultations, and administrative duties. Interns will report to the JFS Clinical Director.

POSITION SUMMARY The intern will be dedicated to serving the diverse needs of their clients. They will be employing therapeutic evidence-based practices to address a range of emotional and behavioral needs. The intern will have strong clinical skills, in addition to conducting assessments and tailoring individualized treatment plans. They will also foster a collaborative approach to support clients from various backgrounds and experiences. Our counseling services align with our nondiscrimination policy stating that JFS clients have a right to be treated with dignity and respect, free of all discrimination, including that which is based on race, color, religion, gender, language, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, or immigration status. We make every reasonable accommodation to ensure access to our programs and services.


  • Provide all services utilizing a strengths-based, family-focused, and integrated approach.

  • Provides counseling and related services to children, youth and families as assigned.

  • Provides services in a manner that expedites the meeting of contract requirements and program outcomes.

  • Demonstrates commitment to diversity, cultural relevancy, and inclusion.

  • Engage in on-going self-exploration and growth related to race, power, and privilege.

  • Participates in creating and maintaining a workplace that values diversity and treats everyone with respect without regard to race, color, age, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability.

  • Demonstrates teamwork and open communication.

  • Maintains documentation in a timely, thorough, and accurate manner.

  • Follows agency policies and procedures.

  • Follows Code of Ethics.

  • Performs other appropriate tasks related to your professional role as needed.

  • Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team.

  • Prompt and consistent attendance during scheduled working hours

  • Enrollment in a master’s degree program for clinical counseling, psychology, social work, marriage, and family therapy

  • Previous mental health or human service experience

  • Experience with diverse client groups • Ability to work in an unstructured and unpredictable setting, ability to adapt to change.

NOTE: During the first three months of an internship, interns’ case load will be limited to three to five clients weekly, due to the initial training of JFS procedures. These trainings include navigating electronic health records, onboarding of clients, treatment planning, etc. and learning the flow of the client referral process. Interns will reach their maximum case load between December and January.

COMPENSATION: The Clinical Therapist Intern position at JFS in Greater Kansas City is a stipend-paid role lasting nine months to one year, providing clinical therapy and related services to diverse clients, employing evidence-based practices and tailored treatment plans.

If you are interested in learning more or want to apply for for this opportunity, please contact Jesse Sieve at

Job Type: Full Time,Temporary