Internship Details

Lines for Life: YouthLine - Warm Springs
Website:
https://oregonyouthline.org/

Internship Title
YouthLine Crisis Intervention Specialists
Area Industry Minimum Age* Hourly Rate Interns Needed
Jefferson County Non-Profit 15 + $0.00 5
Resume Required Requires Cover Letter Interview Required Hours Per Week Days Per Week
Yes Yes Yes 3.5 + Sun - Sat, varies
Application Deadline Start Date End Date Computer Knowledge Drug Screening
Open Until Filled 11-28-22 TBD Yes No
Background Check
Yes

Description
Maybe you’ve been there before. Maybe you know what it’s like to struggle with mental health, to feel alone, or to be broken up with. Maybe you just want to help others. By volunteering to be a YouthLine Peer Crisis Intervention Specialist with YouthLine, you will give help and hope to peers going through a hard time. With all the training and clinical supervision you get, you will feel well-supported in helping your peers be healthy and stay safe. 
 
YouthLine Peer Crisis Intervention Specialists spend 3.5 hours per week, or more, on shift answering phone calls, texts, chats, and emails from other teens throughout the nation who contact our crisis, support, and helpline. Shifts run from 4:00-7:15 pm or 6:45-10:00 pm PST, daily. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in outreach activities, such as classroom education, tabling, or speaking at an event.
 
Intervention Specialists will be working in a room designated as the center for the YouthLine in Warm Springs.  The work schedule is flexible and students can arrange what works best for them and even work more than 3.5 hours a week. 
 
Educational Aspect
YouthLine Crisis Intervention Specialists who are aged 15 years old will have the opportunity to observe, collect information and be part of monthly outreach events.  Specialists who are aged 16+ will be trained for interaction with peers.  
 
Specialists will learn but are not limited to the following:
    • Learn about youth mental health
    • How to deal with a crisis
    • Sharing experiences with others
    • Not to be a counselor but to be a peer support
    • Learn how to communicate with peers and with supervisors
    • Exposure to mental health and decide if you like this field
    • Potential to further personal interest in mental health and go on to a profession helping others
    • Have a comfort level with small group settings with peers
    • Gain pride and ownership in being part of an inaugural program that will continue to expand across the state
Further Requirements
  • Commit to interning with YouthLine for at least one year
    • Complete all orientation and training requirements, which include:
      • 2-hour orientation (upcoming orientation dates TBD)
      • Applicant interview
    • 63 hours of training and shadowing
    • Aged 18+ will have a background check completed
Lift Requirements
Minimal.
 

Lines for Life: YouthLine - Warm Springs
Website:
https://oregonyouthline.org/
Internship Title
YouthLine Crisis Intervention Specialists
AreaIndustry
Jefferson CountyNon-Profit
Minimum AgeHourly Rate
15$0.00
Interns NeededRequires Cover Letter
5Yes
Interview RequiredApplication Deadline
YesOpen Until Filled
Start DateEnd Date
2022-11-28TBD
Hours/WeekGeneral Computer Knowledge
3.5 +Yes
Drug ScreeningBackground Check
NoYes

Description
Maybe you’ve been there before. Maybe you know what it’s like to struggle with mental health, to feel alone, or to be broken up with. Maybe you just want to help others. By volunteering to be a YouthLine Peer Crisis Intervention Specialist with YouthLine, you will give help and hope to peers going through a hard time. With all the training and clinical supervision you get, you will feel well-supported in helping your peers be healthy and stay safe. 
 
YouthLine Peer Crisis Intervention Specialists spend 3.5 hours per week, or more, on shift answering phone calls, texts, chats, and emails from other teens throughout the nation who contact our crisis, support, and helpline. Shifts run from 4:00-7:15 pm or 6:45-10:00 pm PST, daily. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in outreach activities, such as classroom education, tabling, or speaking at an event.
 
Intervention Specialists will be working in a room designated as the center for the YouthLine in Warm Springs.  The work schedule is flexible and students can arrange what works best for them and even work more than 3.5 hours a week. 
 
Educational Aspect
YouthLine Crisis Intervention Specialists who are aged 15 years old will have the opportunity to observe, collect information and be part of monthly outreach events.  Specialists who are aged 16+ will be trained for interaction with peers.  
 
Specialists will learn but are not limited to the following:
    • Learn about youth mental health
    • How to deal with a crisis
    • Sharing experiences with others
    • Not to be a counselor but to be a peer support
    • Learn how to communicate with peers and with supervisors
    • Exposure to mental health and decide if you like this field
    • Potential to further personal interest in mental health and go on to a profession helping others
    • Have a comfort level with small group settings with peers
    • Gain pride and ownership in being part of an inaugural program that will continue to expand across the state
Further Requirements
  • Commit to interning with YouthLine for at least one year
    • Complete all orientation and training requirements, which include:
      • 2-hour orientation (upcoming orientation dates TBD)
      • Applicant interview
    • 63 hours of training and shadowing
    • Aged 18+ will have a background check completed
Lift Requirements
Minimal.
 

Area Coordinator

Debbie Taylor
debbie@edcoinfo.com
(541) 408-1308

* Some minimum age requirements are mandated by age and work restrictions mandated by BOLI (Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries).