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Sonoma State University

Psychology Internships


Agency & Contact Information

Agency Name: Area Board 4 Office Of The State Council On Developmental Disabilities Volunteer Advocacy Services
Address: 1500Arnold Dr. Eldridge, CA 95431(King Building)
Phone: (707) 938-6757
Supervisor: Ross Long
Email: rosslong@sonoma.dds.ca.gov
Fax: (707) 938-6623
Website:

Internship Description

Job Title: Volunteer Advocate

Compensation: Paid
Amount/Type: $50 stipend per month per client
Internship Length: 1 year
Hours Per Week: 4 hours per client

Population: Adults
Focus:Autism, Developmental Disabilities
Setting: Agency, Sonoma developmental Center

Duties:
-Represent and advocate for residents at Sonoma Development Center.

-Get to know the client and visit them at least 4 hours per month.

-Must attend meetings regarding their client.

Qualifications:
-Knowledge of developmental disabilities.

- Able to work with interdisciplinary teams.

-Feel comfortable advocating for rights and needs of SDC residents.

-Must have recent TB test results.

Additional Information: Volunteer Advocates will have finger prints taken. Advocates will be given orientation and training by Volunteer Advocacy Coordinator. Advocate/Intern will be assigned a mentor as part of the training.

This internship was updated 8/03/12

last updated: 05.15.2013