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Sonoma State University

Psychology Internships

Agency & Contact Information

Agency Name: Myersbrook Supported Living Agency
Address: 2025 Mission Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA 95409
Phone: (707) 540-0788
Supervisor: Kay Ashbrook
Fax: (707) 540-0788
Website: N/A

Internship Description

Job Title: Personal Assistant/Skills Mentor

Compensation: Paid + Free training + Free Trips (parks, museums, etc.)
Amount/Type: $12/hr awake, $9/hr asleep
Internship Length: any
Hours Per Week: any (FT/PT/Overnight positions available).

Population: Moderately-Functioning Autistic Man
Focus: Autism, Developmental Disabilities
Setting: Community Agency, 3bd/2ba apartment

Duties: Provide skill mentoring/personal assistance for fairly high-functioning, autistic man. Help him develop appropriate life and social skills, use public transit, supervise medical needs, food preparation, clean apartment, etc. Participate in planning healthy lifestyle, with exercise in some form daily (bicycling, hiking, walking, swimming, etc.) This can be done with an emphasis on developing recreation for as litle as 4 hours a week.

Qualifications: Experience or training with this population desirable. Extensive training offered hours vary). Training or certificates a plus. Pass (paid) drug and background checks (agency willing to discuss background issues only).

Additional Information: Once trust is developed and training is completed, this job can be a real learning experience for someone interested in the autism spectrum. This young man went through the school system before special services were available to autistic students. He is ready to take advantage of one-on-one services in the community. His abilities can now be discovered and developed. Public transportation is emphasized because that is what he will use throughout his life. Transit cards will be provided for use throughout the Bay Area. His interests include museums, movies, and outdoor pursuits of all kinds. All expenses will be paid.

Please see Psych. Dept.'s flyer or call # above for more information.

This internship was updated 07/15/13

last updated: 07.15.2013