PREREQUISITES FOR INTERNSHIPS
The Human Services Department at Waubonsee Community College currently offers three Human Services Seminar and Field Experiences. HSV 230 is designed for non-AODA certification candidates. (In addition to the consent of the Human Services instructor, the student MUST have completed most of the Human Services classes before registering for the Human Services Seminar and Field Experiences.) During the semester, the student must complete no less than15 hours per week at a Human Services agency approved by the college and attend seminar class.
Two internships are required for AODA certification students (HSV 235 and HSV 240). Students must have completed HSV 220 and 225 before registering for HSV 235. HSV 235 and HSV 240 may not be taken concurrently. Students who do not satisfactorily complete HSV 235 will not be allowed to register for HSV 240. Additionally, consent of the instructor is required prior to registering for either HSV 235 or HSV 240. Consent of the instructor will be based upon the positive recommendation of at least two Human Services instructors and satisfactory completion of a significant portion of the AODA training program to insure clinical competency. (HSV 110, 120, 125, 210, 220 and 225 or equivalent is the minimum course work.) Additionally the instructor will consider the student’s level of physical and/or emotional functioning in forming his/her consent. Students must also demonstrate the technologies skills and competencies need to adequately perform at an internship site. Students who have not been actively pursuing their AODA class work within the past three years will be required to repeat HSV 210, 220 or 225 before beginning or resuming an internship experience. Students who can document paid employment in a Human Services or addiction treatment program may be granted a waiver for this requirement. In all cases students seeking an internship must have completed at least 6 semester hours of classroom work at Waubonsee Community College-Human Services Department prior to seeking an internship. During the semester, the student must attend the weekly seminar class, complete no less than 250 internship hours, and complete all requirements of the course as presented in the course syllabus. The Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Counseling Association (IAODAPCA) requires that internships must be completed at a Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (DASA) licensed facility under the direct supervision of a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse counselor (CADC.) The internship may be paid or unpaid; however, it may not be completed at the person’s normal place of employment.
NOTE: STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO SCHEDULE AN ADVISEMENT SESSION WITH THE HUMAN SERVICES INSTRUCTOR BY MID-TERM OF THE SEMESTER PRIOR TO BEGINNING THEIR INTERNSHIP.
INTERNSHIP REGISTRATION FORMS
- LINK to Waubonsee’s CAREER SERVICES for help with resume
- LINK to DASA listing of all licensed treatment providers in Illinois, by County, any program listed in this document could be a potential internship site-speak with your instructor or John is you need more information.
INTERNSHIP ORIENTATION NIGHT
Monday Evening 6:30pm September 21, 2015
Monday evening from 6:30 to 9:15 the Human Services Department and our current interns will be hosting an Orientation night to discuss the process of obtaining and beginning an internship. Faculty will provide copies of the required pre-internship paper work and discuss requirements and procedures for obtaining an internship. Current student interns will share their experience and answer questions future interns may have.
Orientation night is designed for current Human Services students who are within a semester or two of wanting to begin their internship. If you wish to begin your internship during 2016, please consider this orientation night as a requirement before beginning your site search.
Contact: John Reese
APC Room 276