Sample Supports is a social services agency that offers comprehensive programs to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Unafraid of fast-paced changes and growth, we maintain high standards of service. We are unique in the industry because we believe that every individual deserves to be in the community and build programs and teams that reflect our passion for this mission. We provide a range of services including residential care, behavioral, counseling, supported living services, supported employment, and day program.
Our interns gain knowledge and expand their experience in the field to grow professionally. We strive to foster and develop creativity and excellence with our social workers. These internships often lay the foundation for future employment, as some of our Directors as well as our Chief Operating Officer have all participated in our internship program. Interns will receive 1:1 supervision on a weekly basis. In addition, there will be opportunity for additional group supervision with other licensed staff and other interns. Our supervision model incorporates standing items (i.e. individuals in services caseload, internship hours/scheduling, two-way feedback, etc.) and use of agenda. In addition, supervisors are available outside of regularly scheduled supervision by phone and/or email.
Our internship in Foster Care focuses on developing and creating large level plans and the ins and outs of recruitment. It offers engagement with families in home studies and provides the opportunity to work with clinical teams. Our foster care program focuses not only on the current families, but also connecting potential foster care families with resources, supports, and information. Alongside developing knowledge of the foster care systems, this internship also allows for extensive field training and promotes independent thinking, relationship development, and clinical judgment skills.