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Older Adult Mental Health

Internship Opportunities

2425 Bisso Ln. Suite 100
Concord, CA 94520

1 Combination Internship Track

Intensive Care Management and IMPACT Track

  • 1 MFT or 1 MSW intern
  • 20-24 hours per week, Monday through Friday
  • Required day: Wednesdays from 9am-4pm. Remaining days and times TBD
  • Placements available for September 2024 - June 2025

Program Description

Older Adult Mental Health provides a continuum of care to seniors throughout Contra Costa County with teams that provide outreach, engagement, and on-going services to the most imperiled seniors in the county.

Our Intensive Care Management Program consists of three multidisciplinary teams who provide field-based services to individuals diagnosed with a chronic and severe mental illness in their homes, board and care homes, shelters, etc. The Intern will be working with a multi-disciplinary team, which includes a Geropsychiatrist, Nurse, Mental Health Clinicians and a Community Support Worker. The intern will gain experience in several areas, including providing case management services to older adults, collaborating with family members and other service providers, and providing crisis intervention/risk assessment as needed. In addition, there can be the opportunity to complete initial clinical assessments and provide supportive therapy.

Older Adult Mental Health integrates the IMPACT Program model in primary care clinics in each region of the county. Short-term cognitive behavioral therapy is provided in the clinics to older adults with medical diagnoses of diabetes, cardio-vascular disease, and/ or chronic pain who additionally show signs of moderate to severe depression, anxiety or posttraumatic stress disorder. This program consists of a team, which includes a Geropsychiatrist, Mental Health Clinicians, and Community Support Workers. The intern will gain experience in several areas, including facilitating initial clinical assessments and therapy to older adults using the IMPACT model. Referrals to community agencies, Alcohol and Other Drugs services, education, and collaboration with family members and natural supports will also be part of the job duties.

This is a field-based position, which will be primarily located in Central County, and may require travel to East and/or West County regions. A stipend of $17 an hour will be provided by Contra Costa County.

Bilingual interns are encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Mail cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation by 4/1/2024 to:

Heather Sweeten-Healy, LCSW
Older Adult Mental Health Program
2425 Bisso Ln. Suite 100
Concord, CA 94520
925-521-5655 [office]
925-521-5639 [fax]

Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interviews will begin in February 2024.