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.
Bross Street offers an internship focused on assisted living and end-of-life care. The scope of this internship includes: providing grief counseling, providing and attending training sessions, learning about policies and procedures, and working directly with residents. Our interns work closely with our clinical team to find adaptive treatment plans for each resident. Some residents might benefit from grief counseling, others might benefit from getting connected with resources and supports, etc. and each situation is both unique and dynamic. This internship offers a wide variety of experiences to develop clinical skills and offers a perspective gained only by working within a home.