Speech and Language Pathologist Internship

YAI New York, New York
speech language language pathologist pathologist people clinic developmental disabilities psychotherapy supervision dd primary care family psychosocial
November 30, 2022
New York, New York
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YAI - Center for Specialty Therapy is a clinic placement providing direct therapeutic client contact. As an organization, YAI supports people of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

This internship will involve working at the 175 Remsen Street clinic in Downtown Brooklyn, which offers primary care and specialty outpatient services to clients, including psychotherapy, psychiatry, rehabilitation, and primary care.

Students will practice individual, family, and group psychotherapy with clients within the clinic setting and will have supervision at all times. Students will also be given the opportunity to complete in-takes for new clients and psychosocial assessments. Students will be provided with weekly group and individual supervision to provide support and improve their skills.

This is a Graduate student Internship opportunity, preferably for a second-year student who's interested in doing clinical work with persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Prior clinical experience is preferred but not required.

Key Responsibilities
  • Practice individual, family, and group psychotherapy with clients
  • Complete in-takes for new clients and psychosocial assessments Volunteers through the onboarding process
  • Participate in weekly group and individual supervision
  • Participate in monthly clinical training
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Desired:
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
  • Exceptional communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • A Desire to work with individuals with special needs
  • Strong organization skills
  • Interested in clinical work
  • Willing to take initiative
Education and Experience Required:
  • 2nd year MSW/LMHC Students
  • This is an unpaid internship opportunity. Applicants must be receiving course or academic credit.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam or disabled veteran. YAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vaccination Policy

YAI has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for all employees. If hired, you will be required to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine and/or proof of vaccination pursuant to this policy from a provider of your choice, unless you are granted a reasonable accommodation based upon disability or religion pursuant to federal, state, or local law.

Our Roots

YAI was launched in February of 1957 out of a small school in Brooklyn, New York. Initially staffed by Co-Founders Bert MacLeech and Pearl Maze MacLeech alone, their pilot program served just seven people. According to Bert, from its very beginning YAI has been dedicated to providing innovative services for the I/DD (intellectual and/or developmental disabilities) community. MacLeech envisioned a, total life adjustment approach, emphasizing personal growth, social responsibility, employment goals, and the development of independence for the individual. At a time when institutional living was the norm for people with I/DD, this vision was nothing short of revolutionary.

YAI Today

Today, YAI has a team of over 4,000 employees and supports over 20,000 people in the I/DD community. This extraordinary growth shows the ongoing need for these important services, and YAI s success in offering them. YAI supports people with autism, Down syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy, among others. Operating throughout Downstate New York and Northern New Jersey, YAI now offers more than 300 programs for people of all ages.

Better Together

At YAI, we are driven by our mission of living, loving, working, and learning. This applies not only to the people we support, but to our staff as well. Commitment and passion for the work continue to unite employees and drive the organization forward. Empowering the people we support to reach their goals remains at the heart of our organization.


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