Behavioral Health Network (Residential & Individual Support)

518 Pleasant St., Suite 100                 

Northampton, MA  01060

(413) 582-7961

http://bhninc.org

Populations served:

BHN serves a variety of different populations. The programs at the Northampton office serve adults and children with intellectual disability and other developmental disabilities as well as provide advocacy for any person with a disability. BHN provides Family Support, Individual Support, Vocational (Community Day Supports), Residential Services, and Emergency Services in Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties.

Location(s) of internship sites: Private homes in Easthampton, Northampton, and Amherst Area.                                                                                                                                             

Accessible by Public Transportation?  Many homes in Northampton and Amherst are accessible by bus. Some homes in Amherst are a short walk from the University.

General job description of what an intern might do:

The focus of this internship is to provide a variety of work experiences working with a diverse group of individuals

  •     Assist in the direct care and/or case management to the individuals served by the programs.
  •     Assist in skill development activities, community integration, support in completing ADLs, vocational support and advocacy.
  •     Shadow and/or assist a case manager or residential coordinator to develop an understanding of the role of a front line supervisor.
  •     Observe the Behavior Analyst, Social Worker, and/or Nurse as they perform their jobs.
  •     Work on special projects such as a day trip or resource development.
  •     Participate in trainings that are provided through the Training Institute or by BHN professional staff.

 

Agency Contact

Eileen Barone

Director of Professional Development and Centralized Internship Program

413-301-9516

eileen.barone@bhninc.org