NMS MATCH NUMBER CODES
The following are the APPIC Internship Matching Program Code Numbers for the Chicago Area Christian Training Consortium-Internship in Health Service Psychology (Program #1673):
- 167313 Outreach Community Counseling Center (1 position)
- 167314 Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago (1 position)
- 167315 Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling (1 position)
- 167316 Lawndale Christian Health Center (1 position)
- 167317 Meier Clinics-Neuropsychology (1 position)
- 167311 Meier Clinics-Clinical (1 position)
Applicants must register for the NMS match in order to be eligible to match with CACTC. Applicants may request an Applicant Agreement Package from NMS through the Matching Program web site at www.natmatch.com/psychint or by contacting NMS directly at 716.282.4013.
The Rank Order List will be submitted to the National Matching Service by the first Wednesday in February. Results of the Match will be released to all parties at the end of February. Personal interviews will be coordinated with qualified candidates in January. Persons no longer under consideration will be notified by December 15.
Because “goodness of fit” between intern and internship program is important, CACTC encourages interns to participate in on-site interviews in order to obtain sufficient information regarding CACTC sites and supervisors. Even so, CACTC is aware of the expensive nature of the interviewing process and will grant phone interviews in very exceptional cases.
The intern selection process involves both the criteria established by the Consortium Steering Committee and the employment standards of the primary site. This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant. CACTC will follow all APPIC guidelines, including those pertaining to the Internship Matching Program, which is considered legally binding.
Applicants who are matched with CACTC for internship need to successfully complete the employment process requested by their primary site:
- LCHC: LCHC’s pre-employment requirements include 1) Criminal background check and 2) Office of Inspector General fraud screening. Exclusion from participation in Medicare/ Medicaid programs or a felony conviction would result in ineligibility for employment; misdemeanors are decided on case by case basis.
- OCCC/OCM: The pre-employment requirements for OCM involve background checks (including fingerprinting) through the FBI and Illinois Police databases. A search of the National and Illinois Sex Offender databases is also conducted. A history of convictions does not necessarily mean that an individual will not be employed. Each instance will be given careful, individual consideration. Employees are required to sign the OCM Statement of Christian Mission & Faith and Christian Conduct Policy, which will be available for review during internship interviews. Specific questions about the pre-employment process for OCM can be directed to Heather Hernandez, HR Director, at (630) 682-1910 x245.
- CCCOC: The pre-employment requirements for CCCOC include background checks through national databases (criminal and sex offender) as well as fingerprinting through Biometrics and Chicago Public Schools (for those working in schools). History of a felony or a sex offense would result in ineligibility for employment. Drug screening is not conducted in the pre-employment process but may be administered during the course of employment if competency concerns arise.
- Meier: Meier Clinics uses drug screens (including marijuana) and criminal/sex offender background checks in the pre-employment process. Any concerns raised through these procedures would be handled on a case by case basis. Medical marijuana use would not preclude employment. Employees are required to sign the Meier Clinics Statement of Faith, which will be available for review during internship interviews.
Consistent with APPIC policy 7b, appointment of interns is contingent on interns satisfying all of the aforementioned aspects of the employment process in a satisfactory manner. Applicants may visit the APPIC web site for more information about this policy.