Psychology Internships

Agency & Contact Information

Agency Name: Tailored Living Choices
Address: 1957 Sierra Ave, Napa, CA -- as well as 341 N. Main St, Lakeport, CA
Phone: (707) 259-0526 ext. 222
Supervisor: Jessica Garrison
Fax: (707) 259-0606

Internship Description

Job Title: Intructional Assistant / Direct Support Staff

Compensation: Paid
Amount/Type: $11.16 -13.58/hr depending on experience
Internship Length: 1 yr, including summer
Hours Per Week: 14-40 hrs/wk. Full- and part-time hours available

Population: Adolescents, severely emotionally disturbed
Focus: Autism, crisis intervention, developmental disabilities, mental health
Setting: Family home, In-home care


  • Implement client Individual Support Plan (ISP) and Treatment Program.
  • Assist clients in addressing issues and challenges by role-modeling appropriated responses.
  • Assist in teaching the clients about personal care, household chores, daily living, community resources, safety awareness, social and recreation opportunities in the community.
  • Assist clients to address their medical, dental and mental health needs by scheduling appointments, coordination of transportation and utilizing standard medication procedures.
  • Assist clients with budgeting, grocery shopping and meal preparation.
  • Attend any relevant meeting as assigned by Administrator and/or the Executive Directors.
  • Assist in daily charting and documentation.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Directors.


  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Minimum of one year’s experience working specifically with individuals with developmental disabilities is highly desirable. Must have independent and reliable transportation, valid auto insurance and clean DMV.
  • Fingerprint clearance
  • Working telephone

Additional Information: Please see website for additional information & current job listings.

This is an entry-level position with the possibility for advancement into supervisory positions and case manager positions. Our clients will be able to assist students in gaining more insight and a better understanding of Mental Health and Developmental Disability Diagnosis’. TLC specializes in Autism and we have a large number of clients with Autism who also have a Mental Health Diagnosis.

This is not only a position where you can learn and grow in your field of study, but it is also a very rewarding job where you help our clients become happy, functioning members of society.

This internship was updated 8/19/2015