Resource counselor - supportive counseling and resource referrals for support groups, counseling/therapy, legal assistance, housing, employment and chemical health. Child Care Volunteer - help supervise and entertain children while parents attend therapy or support groups.
Learn a lot about community and state programs/social services. I have gained so much more knowledge and experience than I could have ever gained in another four month long internship. My confidence and abilities to listen to and help clients have improved drastically in this short period of time. The RC atmosphere is also relaxing and informal and that helps when asking supervisors and other employees for help.
Some of the difficulties I found with this placement were mostly in the beginning when trying to learn about all the available programs and referrals available to clients.This became easier over time with practice and support from the other RC's.