From Dr. DeVita (emailed to psyc majors on 3/13):
If you are 21 years old and want a FT or PT job (which could most likely give FT hours in the summer) and are willing to work with difficult adolescents in a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Program (PRTP) . . . then read the rest of this.
Summit Oaks is a PRTP run through Lutheran Social Services. Summit Oaks is wanting to hire staff to help supervise adolescents (ages 10-17) who often have a history of abuse, neglect, behavioral difficulties, and psychological diagnoses. These tend to be a difficult group of "kids" to handle, but I know that the Summit Oaks program gives substantial training and I've known a number of Augie students who have worked there or done an internship there successfully.
The open position is for Summit Oaks I (the psyciatric residential program). Note that jobs at Summit Oaks II (which is a MORE intensive program only for very difficult adolescent females) usually require more experienced applicants or those who have completed their bachelor's degree (graduating seniors could apply now, I suppose, for employment after graduation).
Please visit the Lutheran Social Services website to learn more about the open position and to view the application materials to be sent: www.lsssd.org Applications should be turned in by March 31st.