Employment and Internships

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Put your talents to work for children.

Due to the nature of our work, confidentiality standards, and internal policies, our internships and volunteer opportunities are for students who are 18 years and older. See below for our types of internships.

We are currently hiring for the role of a Child & Adolescent Therapist. Please send a cover letter and resume to Program Director, Shyra Williams, at swilliams@cac-ottawa.org.

Job Description

The position includes the provision of therapy to children, adolescents, and parents impacted by child sexual abuse. This position will be primarily responsible for the coordination and implementation of support groups for children and teens who were victims of child sexual abuse. A Master's degree in social work, psychology, or a related mental health field is required. Two years of relevant professional experience in a mental health agency preferred. This position is a full-time, forty-hour-a-week position and may require travel to training and for direct service provision. This position has a flexible schedule that does include minimal evening hours. Bi-lingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $55,000.00 - $62,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance
  • 8-hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Master's (Required)
Work Remotely:
  • No

Internship Types

The CAC holds a commitment to the education of college students in the field of child maltreatment.  We accomplish this through experiential learning and one-on-one supervision with an emphasis on evidence-based interventions in providing comprehensive assessment and treatment services to children who have experienced maltreatment and their non-offending caregivers.

Through this process, students will gain the foundation for acquiring the competencies necessary to become self-reliant and productive professionals with knowledge and skills in the field of child maltreatment.

Available for individuals completing various programs including but not limited to: Social Work, Child, and Family Development, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Communications, and Public & Non-Profit Administration. Applicants must have enthusiasm, a willingness to take initiative, and the ability to adapt to various situations and locations within the office and out in the community. Requires proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Publisher) and has current enrollment in a college or university.

For more information and questions, email Forensic Interviewer Ashleigh Shea ashea@cac-ottawa.org  or call her at (616) 393-6123. 

Social Work, Child and Family Development, and Criminal Justice internships are filled for the 2019-2020 school year.

Available for individuals completing a graduate program in Counseling, Social Work, Communications, and Public & Non-Profit Administration. Individuals who are able to complete their internship over two academic semesters are preferred. We require that all interested applicants are at the Internship component of their respective graduate programs.

For more information and questions, please email Lead Therapist Adrienne Bailey abailey@cac-ottawa.org or call her at (616) 393-6123. 

These internships are filled for the 2021-2022 school year.

You may send in your resume for future opportunities.

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