Meet the Community Coaches

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Mallory Becraft

Title/Position
Associate Director, Career Coaching & Campus Partnerships
(Career Coach)
Paula Ross

Paula Ross

Title/Position
Assistant Director, Peer Programs
(Career Coach)
  • Do you consider yourself to be supportive, generous, or empathetic?
  • Are you interested in learning about mental health, criminal probation, or community development?
  • Does it sound like fun to empower others, handle a crisis, or develop resources?
  • Could you see yourself working at a clinic, a community center, a non-profit organization, a church, or starting your own private practice?

Careers in this community focus on understanding people, supporting them through difficult times, and equipping them to grow and thrive.

Counseling

  • Administration
  • Advocacy/Intervention
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Coaching
  • Case management
  • Counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Mental health services
  • Research
  • Social service agencies

Skills-Related Keywords: presenting, grant writing, and fundraising, strong communication and writing skills.

Criminal Justice/Criminology

  • Administration
  • Advocacy
  • Corrections
  • Forensics
  • Global intelligence
  • Grant writing
  • Investigating
  • Juvenile justice
  • Prevention services
  • Private investigation
  • Private security
  • Probation / Parole
  • Program development
  • Victim’s assistance

Skills-Related Keywords: written and oral communication skills, ability to present information to others, case management

Languages

  • Administrative services
  • Consulting
  • Customer services
  • Customs
  • Foreign service
  • Human resources
  • Immigration/Naturalization
  • Interpretation
  • Intelligence
  • Law enforcement
  • Linguistics
  • Research
  • Translation

Skills-Related Keywords: written and oral communication skills, ability to present information to others, negotiation,

Psychology

  • Administration
  • Advising
  • Advocacy
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Case management
  • Coaching
  • Education
  • Life skills
  • Mental health services
  • Rehabilitation services (e.g., speech, physical, vocational therapies)
  • Testing/Test development

Skills-Related Keywords: written and oral communication skills,  active listening, ability to present information to others, case management

Social Work

  • Administration and planning
  • Advocacy
  • Assisted/Independent living
  • Case management
  • Child life specialists
  • Coaching
  • Counseling/Therapy
  • Crisis intervention
  • Early Intervention
  • Education
  • Gerontology
  • Parole  
  • Probation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Research
  • Victim assistance
  • Youth services

Skills-Related Keywords: organizing groups, efficiency, and the ability to calm people.

Sociology

  • Administration
  • Advocacy
  • Case management
  • Diversity
  • Community organizing
  • Coaching
  • Education
  • Government
  • Policy analysis
  • Political organizing,
  • Program analysis
  • Program development
  • Programming coordinator
  • Public administration
  • Statistics

Skills-Related Keywords: analytical, organizational, research, interpersonal, computer, leadership, teamwork, and oral/written communication

 

 

 

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The Occupational Outlook Handbook and O*Net contain information on duties, education and training, pay and job outlook.

Want to put your interests to good use? Join with other students who share them. Discover student organizations which relate to helping/counseling at the Department of Leadership, Service, and Civic Engagement. You can browse the database by letter or search by keyword or name for locating student organizations. 
Some examples of organizations that may be of interest are:

  • Best Buddies
  • The Sociology Club
  • Rape Victim Advocacy Program
  • Camp Adventure
  • Iowa Student Psychology Association
  • Under Your Wing
  • HEART Workshop
  • Food Pantry at Iowa
  • American Sign Language Club

 Volunteering is another great way to explore your interests, build your resume, and connect with the community!

If you don’t want to join a club or don’t have the time, you can find activities and events related to your interests via After Class

Finding opportunities to launch your career is a skill of its own.  We also have tips for the search process for volunteeringinternships, and jobs on other parts of our site.     

Gaining Experience

Job Searching

If your goals include graduate or professional school, make sure to plan ahead  and if applicable, research licensure requirements.

Professional organizations are a great way to explore, prepare, experience, and achieve your career interests and goals!

  • Explore - Learn what people in the industry do, talk about, and take action on
  • Prepare - Learn about job titles, companies, and organizational/thought leaders
  • Experience - Check out resources, including specialized job boards and LinkedIn groups to locate mentors and job shadowing/informational interview opportunities
  • Achieve - Polish your professional image by taking an active part in your industry’s association. Reach your goals through networking and the professional development opportunities your association provides.

Plus, professional associations often offer discounted memberships to students!

 

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Job & Internship Postings

4-H Youth Development Extension Agent, 21 Central District at K-State Research and Extension

Thursday, July 18, 2024
Employer: K-State Research and Extension Expires: 08/15/2024 About This Role:Extension agents are professional educators, community connectors and innovators who serve as a link between Kansas State University and communities across Kansas.The 21 Central District, encompassing Kinsley and St. John, is in south-central Kansas. This district serves a combined population of 6,732 with a robust agricultural community.Our extension staff consists of four agents and two support staff who are deeply committed to serving our communities.This agent will lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive 4-H youth development program for school-aged youth in cooperation with local community members and extension colleagues. The primary focus of this position is youth development, along with adult volunteer development; youth education program development; membership growth and participation; and community partnership expansion.  Programming will include but is not limited to: community club support, out-of-school programs, school enrichment, volunteer management, and outreach to create program opportunities with new and existing community partners.Location and Worksite Options:Offices in Kinsley and St. John, KS; primary office in St. John.This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location. Duties/ Responsibilities:Extension agents are professional educators, community connectors and innovators who serve as a link between Kansas State University and communities across Kansas. Agents are jointly responsible to the director of K-State Research and Extension (represented by a designated administrator) and the local extension board.Lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive 4-H youth development program for school-aged youth in cooperation with local community members and extension colleagues. The primary focus of this position is youth development, along with adult volunteer development; youth education program development; membership growth and participation; and community partnership expansion. Programming will include but is not limited to: community club support, out-of-school programs, school enrichment, volunteer management, and outreach to create program opportunities with new and existing community partners.Supervise any 4-H summer interns employed in 21 Central District.Share responsibility for community vitality programming that helps our communities become better places to live, work, and play. Programming will strengthen social, civic, economic, and technological capacity of communities through leadership development and civic engagement.Successful extension programs require agents to:Identify local needs and emerging issues related to K-State Research and Extension’s five Grand Challenges (water and natural resources; community vitality; health; developing tomorrow’s leaders; and global food systems) by engaging with program development committees and other community organizations and professionals.Design appropriate educational strategies to respond to emerging needs and engage clientele. Strategies might include educational programming in a community-based setting; events and activities that provide experiential learning opportunities; use of innovative technologies; individual educational consultations; and group facilitation.Collaborate with local partners, including agriculture-related agencies, to meet community and programming needs.Develop and implement strategies to serve diverse audiences and to ensure K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider of educational programming.Collect and communicate evidence of educational program impact.Cultivate expertise in a subject matter competency area by engaging as a member of the Youth Development Program Focus Team.Pursue internal and external funding to support educational programming.Serve as a member of the 21 Central District team, cooperating in the planning and delivery of district-wide programming and related events. What You'll Need to Succeed:Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree.Academic coursework, professional development, or prior employment related to the position responsibilities.Evidence of strong academic and/or professional performance, as documented by college transcripts or documented success in increasingly responsible professional positions.Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals, groups, and through mass media.Familiarity with various ethnic and socioeconomic audiences; an interest in working with people from diverse backgrounds; and a commitment to supporting and enhancing K-State’s initiative for diversity, equity, and inclusion.Leadership and collaboration skills, as evidenced by working and maintaining positive relationships with colleagues, collaborators, and individuals.Ability to work a flexible schedule which will include some nights, weekends, and overnight travel.Preferred Qualifications:Master's degree.Commitment to personal and professional development.Experience working with youth across multiple age groups in both formal and informal settings.Competence using electronic communication and computer applications to fulfill programming responsibilities.Self-motivation and ability to work with minimal supervision while balancing multiple projects.Understanding of educational program design, promotion, implementation, and evaluation.Experience with volunteer recruitment, support, and management.Skills in group facilitation.Knowledge of adult and youth teaching/learning processes.Experience seeking and administering external grant funding.Ability to communicate effectively with both English and Spanish-speaking learners.Other Requirements:Access to a personal vehicle and the ability to obtain/maintain a valid driver’s license.Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.More InformationSalary, Benefits, and Professional Development:Salary commensurate with professional experience and available funding, as negotiated by the regional extension director, the local extension board, and the applicant. The base starting salary is $46,000 for a bachelor’s degree with no professional experience and $50,000 for a master’s degree with no professional experience.Extension agents are Kansas State University educators and have the Board of Regents retirement plan; vacation and sick leave; and eligibility for health and life insurance. For a complete list of benefits see: www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits.Reimbursement for travel related to achieving program objectives.New agents will be provided with comprehensive Early Career Professional Development training throughout their onboarding period.  This series will include virtual and in-person training and networking opportunities.Tuition assistance is available to full-time employees and their spouse/dependents.We Support Diversity and Inclusion:Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.Equal Employment Opportunity:Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.Background Screening Statement:In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. How to Apply:Apply on the K-State Careers page for Job #507841.Please submit the following documents:Cover Letter (detailing experiences related to responsibilities and qualifications).Resume.Contact Information and Email addresses for three professional references (include on application).Copy of academic transcripts showing degree(s) received. (For applicants still in college, a list of courses from the college/university website is acceptable.)Application Deadline: August 15, 2024.

Preschool Teacher Aides at Reach Dane

Thursday, July 18, 2024
Employer: Reach Dane Expires: 01/18/2025 The position is responsible for assisting and partnering with the Teacher (and Teacher Aide) in developing and implementing a program of activities that promotes the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of each child enrolled in a group in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards, Wisconsin Child Care Licensing, City of Madison Accreditation and Wisconsin YoungStar standards. The duties and responsibilities will be carried out under the direction of the Classroom Teacher.QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:Preschool Teacher Aide requires an unrelated AA or BS degreeThis required training is paid for by Reach DaneQualifications / Requirements for Classroom Aide l Documentation of completion of the Intro to Child Care Profession (or equivalent credit bearing course in Child Development/Early Childhood Education) that is required by Wisconsin Day Care License Requirement or must receive within 6 months of employment Qualifications / Requirements for Classroom Aide IIDocumentation of completion of the Intro to Child Care Profession (or equivalent credit bearing course in Child Development/Early Childhood Education) that is required by Wisconsin Day Care License RequirementDocumentation of enrollment and completion of at minimum one course towards the Preschool Credential OR CDA (Child Development Associate).

4-H Youth Development Extension Agent, Southwind District at K-State Research and Extension

Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Employer: K-State Research and Extension Expires: 08/13/2024 About This Role:Extension agents are professional educators who serve as a link between Kansas State University and communities across Kansas.The Southwind District is comprised of Allen, Bourbon, Neosho and Woodson counties in southeast Kansas with a combined population of 46,048.The district has over 550 4-H members, 20 4-H clubs and more than 100 volunteers. The district has ten public school systems and is the home of three community colleges.Southwind staff are housed in four office locations.  The district’s staff consists of eight agents, two program assistants and four specialized office professionals.This agent will cooperatively lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive 4-H youth development program for school-aged youth in cooperation with local community members and extension colleagues. The primary focus of this position is youth development, along with adult volunteer development; youth education program development; membership growth and participation; and community partnership expansion. Programming will include but is not limited to: community club support, out-of-school programs, school enrichment, volunteer management, and outreach to create program opportunities with new and existing community partners.Location and Worksite Options:Offices in Erie, Iola, Fort Scott, and Yates Center, KS; primary office in Yates Center.This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location. Duties/ Responsibilities:Extension agents are professional educators, community connectors and innovators who serve as a link between Kansas State University and communities across Kansas. Agents are jointly responsible to the director of K-State Research and Extension (represented by a designated administrator) and the local extension board.Cooperatively lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive 4-H youth development program for school-aged youth in cooperation with local community members and extension colleagues. The primary focus of this position is youth development, along with adult volunteer development; youth education program development; membership growth and participation; and community partnership expansion. Programming will include but is not limited to: community club support, out-of-school programs, school enrichment, volunteer management, and outreach to create program opportunities with new and existing community partners.Share responsibility for community vitality programming that helps our communities become better places to live, work, and play. Programming will strengthen social, civic, economic, and technological capacity of communities through leadership development and civic engagement.Successful extension programs require agents to:Identify local needs and emerging issues related to K-State Research and Extension’s five Grand Challenges (water and natural resources; community vitality; health; developing tomorrow’s leaders; and global food systems) by engaging with program development committees and other community organizations and professionals.Design appropriate educational strategies to respond to emerging needs and engage clientele. Strategies might include educational programming in a community-based setting; events and activities that provide experiential learning opportunities; use of innovative technologies; individual educational consultations; and group facilitation.Collaborate with local partners, including agriculture-related agencies, to meet community and programming needs.Develop and implement strategies to serve diverse audiences and to ensure K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider of educational programming.Collect and communicate evidence of educational program impact.Cultivate expertise in a subject matter competency area by engaging as a member of the Youth Development Program Focus Team.Pursue internal and external funding to support educational programming.Serve as a member of the Southwind District team, cooperating in the planning and delivery of district-wide programming and related events. What You'll Need to Succeed:Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree.Academic coursework, professional development, or prior employment related to the position responsibilities.Evidence of strong academic and/or professional performance, as documented by college transcripts or documented success in increasingly responsible professional positions.Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals, groups, and through mass media.Familiarity with various ethnic and socioeconomic audiences; an interest in working with people from diverse backgrounds; and a commitment to supporting and enhancing K-State’s initiative for diversity, equity, and inclusion.Ability to work a flexible schedule which will include some nights, weekends, and overnight travel.Preferred Qualifications:Master's degree.Commitment to personal and professional development.Experience working with youth across multiple age groups in both formal and informal settings.Competence using electronic communication and computer applications to fulfill programming responsibilities.Self-motivation and ability to work with minimal supervision while balancing multiple projects.Understanding of educational program design, promotion, implementation, and evaluation.Experience with volunteer recruitment, support, and management.Skills in group facilitation.Knowledge of adult and youth teaching/learning processes.Experience seeking and administering external grant funding.Ability to communicate effectively with both English and Spanish-speaking learners.Other Requirements:Access to a personal vehicle and the ability to obtain/maintain a valid driver’s license.Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.More InformationSalary, Benefits, and Professional Development:Salary commensurate with professional experience and available funding, as negotiated by the regional extension director, the local extension board, and the applicant. The base starting salary is $46,000 for a bachelor’s degree with no professional experience and $50,000 for a master’s degree with no professional experience.Extension agents are Kansas State University educators and have the Board of Regents retirement plan; vacation and sick leave; and eligibility for health and life insurance. For a complete list of benefits see: www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits.Reimbursement for travel related to achieving program objectives.New agents will be provided with comprehensive Early Career Professional Development training throughout their onboarding period.  This series will include virtual and in-person training and networking opportunities.Tuition assistance is available to full-time employees and their spouse/dependents.We Support Diversity and Inclusion:Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.Equal Employment Opportunity:Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.Background Screening Statement:In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. How to Apply:Apply on the K-State Careers page for Job #507808.Please submit the following documents:Cover Letter (detailing experiences related to responsibilities and qualifications).Resume.Contact Information and Email addresses for three professional references (include on application).Copy of academic transcripts showing degree(s) received. (For applicants still in college, a list of courses from the college/university website is acceptable.)Application Deadline: August 13, 2024.

Family Service Worker - Johnson City at Youth Villages

Friday, July 12, 2024
Employer: Youth Villages Expires: 08/09/2024 Company OverviewYouth Villages has been a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 30+ years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services.  If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization. Program OverviewThe Family Service Worker (FSW) role will work collaboratively with the Department of Children Services (DCS) to provide services to youths and families that are placed in custody in the state of Tennessee.  Position OverviewFSWs serve as a youth's guardian and must be aware of DCS policies that guide care and services.FSWs monitor the case from a legal and permanency perspective and are responsible for creating and monitoring permanency plans so that adequate services and assistance to youth and families is provided. FSWs are responsible case management of 15-20 casesIntensive but flexible schedule. FSWs deliver services in the family's home or wherever they need us (school, court, etc.) and flexibly schedule sessions to meet the family's needs; on-call rotation required.FSWs will ensure that all medical, dental, and educational needs are met and are responsible for maintaining child's records. Documentation that is on-line/ web-based and available to you from homeSpecialists meet with supervisors at least three times per week to discuss progress and personal development. Additional InformationOur leadership is always available for backup in difficult situations. All specialists complete a thorough training schedule designed to maximize clinical skill. Schedule is flexible and non-traditional; based around the availability of youth and families served. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, a personal vehicle to use for work purposes and auto insurance. Community-Based staff will be reimbursed for applicable mileage Salary$50000 - $58000 / year based on education and clinical licenseQualificationsRequirementsA Bachelor's degree in a social service discipline is required. Degrees that can be considered include: social work, drug and alcohol education or counseling, psychology, criminal justice, guidance counseling, or marriage and family therapy. Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications.Experience with case management is preferredExcellent written, verbal, and oral skillsAbility to manage multiple priorities simultaneouslyBasic computer knowledgeAbility to maintain a flexible scheduleYou must have your own vehicle to use for work purposes as well as have liability insuranceAcceptable driving record - Three or fewer moving violations within the past 36 months  Benefits Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision401(k)2 weeks paid vacation12 paid sick days per year11 paid holidaysPaid Parental LeaveMileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)Tuition reimbursement and licensure supervisionGrowth & development through continuous trainingClinical and administrative advancement opportunities Youth Villages is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Youth Villages is committed to not only advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace but also in our work with children and young adults. We know that children, families and young people of color can face inequity in child welfare and justice systems, and we train our employees to build the skills they need to work with the communities that we serve, as well as, other employees from different cultures and backgrounds. Youth Villages is opposed to racism in any of its forms and is committed to inclusion, equity, and diversity. We believe that respect for each other is crucial in the work that we do each day.

Family Intervention Specialist - Jackson, TN at Youth Villages

Friday, July 12, 2024
Employer: Youth Villages Expires: 08/09/2024 OverviewWho is Youth Villages?Youth Villages is a nonprofit organization striving to help troubled youth and families live successfully. We are a team of 4,000 individuals who’ve come together across 26 states to change the landscape of child welfare and juvenile justice across the country.  Our work involves providing an array of counseling and treatment services to youth with severe emotional and behavioral problems.  Eighty-four percent of those who go through treatment are succeeding two years after leaving our program. These youth are living at home, remaining in school, and are not experiencing trouble with the law. We believe strongly in investing in and supporting our employees. We offer candidates opportunities to develop a career and be part of a positive change in our country’s treatment of at-risk youth and families. ResponsibilitiesCan I see myself here? We have found our staff succeeds at Youth Villages when they:Are passionate about social services and dedicated to helping at-risk youth and familiesValue feedback and accountabilityValue the collaboration that comes from working on a team and thrive working on their ownEnjoy variety in their schedule and not sitting behind a desk all dayAre results and detailed orientedHave a sense of humor and find creative ways to implement ideasValue a strength-based treatment approachCan change priorities quicklyAre looking for more than just a job How will I make a difference? Providing in-home counseling services for at-risk youth and familiesManaging a small case load of four to six families to provide quality counselingMeeting with youth and families three times weekly to address each family’s needsProviding after hours support to youth and families utilizing a rotating on-call scheduleCollaborating with youth, family, teachers, and other community members working towards the success of the youth; that could be attending court or meeting with teachers; it depends on what your families’ needs are in any given weekProviding a strengths-based approach utilizing counseling  and social work skillsAttend three weekly meetings (individual, team, and clinical consultation) for professional development to help enhance clinical skills Additional InformationSchedule is flexible and non-traditional; based around the availability of youth and families served.Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, a personal vehicle to use for work purposes and auto insurance.Community Based staff will be reimbursed for applicable mileage Salary$50000 - $58000 / year based on education and clinical license QualificationsHow can I be considered for the position? You can be considered for this position if you meet the following qualifications:Master’s degree in social services field is preferred, Bachelor's degree in social services field is required; degrees that can be considered include: social work, drug and alcohol education or counseling, psychology, criminal justice, guidance counseling, or marriage and family therapy. Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications.Experience working with at-risk youth and/or families in a volunteer, internship, or paid position; clinical experience is preferredWillingness/desire to maintain an untraditional scheduleStrong writing skills and experience with electronic documentationAcceptable driving record - Three or fewer moving violations within the past 36 months How will you invest in me?One of our core values is that we are committed to our staff. We will help you take your career with us wherever you want it to go. Benefits Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision401(k)2 weeks paid vacation12 paid sick days per year11 paid holidaysPaid Parental LeaveMileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)Tuition reimbursement and licensure supervisionGrowth & development through continuous trainingClinical and administrative advancement opportunities  Youth Villages is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Youth Villages is committed to not only advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace but also in our work with children and young adults. We know that children, families and young people of color can face inequity in child welfare and justice systems, and we train our employees to build the skills they need to work with the communities that we serve, as well as, other employees from different cultures and backgrounds. Youth Villages is opposed to racism in any of its forms and is committed to inclusion, equity, and diversity. We believe that respect for each other is crucial in the work that we do each day. 

Family Intervention Specialist - Dyersburg, TN at Youth Villages

Friday, July 12, 2024
Employer: Youth Villages Expires: 08/09/2024 OverviewWho is Youth Villages?Youth Villages is a nonprofit organization striving to help troubled youth and families live successfully. We are a team of 4,000 individuals who’ve come together across 26 states to change the landscape of child welfare and juvenile justice across the country.  Our work involves providing an array of counseling and treatment services to youth with severe emotional and behavioral problems.  Eighty-four percent of those who go through treatment are succeeding two years after leaving our program. These youth are living at home, remaining in school, and are not experiencing trouble with the law. We believe strongly in investing in and supporting our employees. We offer candidates opportunities to develop a career and be part of a positive change in our country’s treatment of at-risk youth and families. ResponsibilitiesCan I see myself here? We have found our staff succeeds at Youth Villages when they:Are passionate about social services and dedicated to helping at-risk youth and familiesValue feedback and accountabilityValue the collaboration that comes from working on a team and thrive working on their ownEnjoy variety in their schedule and not sitting behind a desk all dayAre results and detailed orientedHave a sense of humor and find creative ways to implement ideasValue a strength-based treatment approachCan change priorities quicklyAre looking for more than just a job How will I make a difference? Providing in-home counseling services for at-risk youth and familiesManaging a small case load of four to six families to provide quality counselingMeeting with youth and families three times weekly to address each family’s needsProviding after hours support to youth and families utilizing a rotating on-call scheduleCollaborating with youth, family, teachers, and other community members working towards the success of the youth; that could be attending court or meeting with teachers; it depends on what your families’ needs are in any given weekProviding a strengths-based approach utilizing counseling  and social work skillsAttend three weekly meetings (individual, team, and clinical consultation) for professional development to help enhance clinical skills Additional InformationSchedule is flexible and non-traditional; based around the availability of youth and families served.Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, a personal vehicle to use for work purposes and auto insurance.Community Based staff will be reimbursed for applicable mileage Salary$50000 - $58000 / year based on education and clinical license QualificationsHow can I be considered for the position? You can be considered for this position if you meet the following qualifications:Master’s degree in social services field is preferred, Bachelor's degree in social services field is required; degrees that can be considered include: social work, drug and alcohol education or counseling, psychology, criminal justice, guidance counseling, or marriage and family therapy. Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications.Experience working with at-risk youth and/or families in a volunteer, internship, or paid position; clinical experience is preferredWillingness/desire to maintain an untraditional scheduleStrong writing skills and experience with electronic documentationAcceptable driving record - Three or fewer moving violations within the past 36 months How will you invest in me?One of our core values is that we are committed to our staff. We will help you take your career with us wherever you want it to go. Benefits Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision401(k)2 weeks paid vacation12 paid sick days per year11 paid holidaysPaid Parental LeaveMileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)Tuition reimbursement and licensure supervisionGrowth & development through continuous trainingClinical and administrative advancement opportunities  Youth Villages is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Youth Villages is committed to not only advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace but also in our work with children and young adults. We know that children, families and young people of color can face inequity in child welfare and justice systems, and we train our employees to build the skills they need to work with the communities that we serve, as well as, other employees from different cultures and backgrounds. Youth Villages is opposed to racism in any of its forms and is committed to inclusion, equity, and diversity. We believe that respect for each other is crucial in the work that we do each day. 

Family Intervention Specialist - Paris, TN at Youth Villages

Friday, July 12, 2024
Employer: Youth Villages Expires: 08/09/2024 OverviewWho is Youth Villages?Youth Villages is a nonprofit organization striving to help troubled youth and families live successfully. We are a team of 4,000 individuals who’ve come together across 26 states to change the landscape of child welfare and juvenile justice across the country.  Our work involves providing an array of counseling and treatment services to youth with severe emotional and behavioral problems.  Eighty-four percent of those who go through treatment are succeeding two years after leaving our program. These youth are living at home, remaining in school, and are not experiencing trouble with the law. We believe strongly in investing in and supporting our employees. We offer candidates opportunities to develop a career and be part of a positive change in our country’s treatment of at-risk youth and families. ResponsibilitiesCan I see myself here? We have found our staff succeeds at Youth Villages when they:Are passionate about social services and dedicated to helping at-risk youth and familiesValue feedback and accountabilityValue the collaboration that comes from working on a team and thrive working on their ownEnjoy variety in their schedule and not sitting behind a desk all dayAre results and detailed orientedHave a sense of humor and find creative ways to implement ideasValue a strength-based treatment approachCan change priorities quicklyAre looking for more than just a job How will I make a difference? Providing in-home counseling services for at-risk youth and familiesManaging a small case load of four to six families to provide quality counselingMeeting with youth and families three times weekly to address each family’s needsProviding after hours support to youth and families utilizing a rotating on-call scheduleCollaborating with youth, family, teachers, and other community members working towards the success of the youth; that could be attending court or meeting with teachers; it depends on what your families’ needs are in any given weekProviding a strengths-based approach utilizing counseling  and social work skillsAttend three weekly meetings (individual, team, and clinical consultation) for professional development to help enhance clinical skills Additional InformationSchedule is flexible and non-traditional; based around the availability of youth and families served.Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, a personal vehicle to use for work purposes and auto insurance.Community Based staff will be reimbursed for applicable mileage Salary$50000 - $58000 / year based on education and clinical license QualificationsHow can I be considered for the position? You can be considered for this position if you meet the following qualifications:Master’s degree in social services field is preferred, Bachelor's degree in social services field is required; degrees that can be considered include: social work, drug and alcohol education or counseling, psychology, criminal justice, guidance counseling, or marriage and family therapy. Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications.Experience working with at-risk youth and/or families in a volunteer, internship, or paid position; clinical experience is preferredWillingness/desire to maintain an untraditional scheduleStrong writing skills and experience with electronic documentationAcceptable driving record - Three or fewer moving violations within the past 36 months How will you invest in me?One of our core values is that we are committed to our staff. We will help you take your career with us wherever you want it to go. Benefits Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision401(k)2 weeks paid vacation12 paid sick days per year11 paid holidaysPaid Parental LeaveMileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)Tuition reimbursement and licensure supervisionGrowth & development through continuous trainingClinical and administrative advancement opportunities  Youth Villages is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Youth Villages is committed to not only advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace but also in our work with children and young adults. We know that children, families and young people of color can face inequity in child welfare and justice systems, and we train our employees to build the skills they need to work with the communities that we serve, as well as, other employees from different cultures and backgrounds. Youth Villages is opposed to racism in any of its forms and is committed to inclusion, equity, and diversity. We believe that respect for each other is crucial in the work that we do each day. 

Recruiter/Talent Acquisition Specialist at Meridian Services

Friday, July 12, 2024
Employer: Meridian Services Expires: 01/12/2025 ORION ASSOCIATESAligning Opportunities and Dreams! Hybrid positionTitle: Recruiter/Talent Acquisition SpecialistLocation: Golden Valley, MNStatus: Full TimeSchedule: Monday-Friday midday to early evening shift with flexibility of start times, example: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM or 11:00 AM to 7:00 PMHybrid schedule: Employees are eligible to work from home 2 days a week after 90 days of employmentWage: $25.48 per hour with 2,000 base increase at 6 months and comprehensive benefits package  Company Perks:Medical, Dental and Vision CoverageSupplemental Insurance offered through Colonial LifePaid Time Off401K plan that employees can contribute to after 1 monthPaid volunteer time- up to 16 hours each yearMonthly Lunch and LearnsMERSC Employee Discounts (Minnesota Recreation Service Counsel)Tuition ReimbursementDog-Friendly Corporate OfficeWeekly snack day at CorporateChildcare at Corporate for Employees at reasonable tuition ratesGrowth Opportunities and learning opportunitiesEmployee of the month recognition and gift cardFun Employee Engagement Activities- Summer Bags tournament, virtual bingo, Spirit week! See what employees have to say about working for Orion Associates at https://www.orionassoc.net/Orion Associates:We are a management services company based in Golden Valley, Minnesota that is committed to providing our clients with services of the highest quality. We are unique in that we provide our management services as a company that truly understands the field of human services. Orion Associates has spent more than 20 years serving people with intellectual disabilities, mental health diagnosis, the elderly and their families. Our mission is for the people we serve to be able to realize their dreams, and we do that by providing services of the finest quality. Creativity, innovation and expertise are highly valued among our team. We hold ourselves to the highest ethics, maintain excellent standards and always strive to do our best. Above all, we work to uphold a tradition of exceptional service and care for others. About the Position:This position is responsible for full cycle recruitment in a high volume environment. Primarily this position will focus on sourcing, attracting, evaluating, and hiring qualified candidates across various departments. This position is designed to provide midday to early evening interview support to our candidates in our pipeline.Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:Candidate support:Screening resumes and conducting initial phone interviewsExtending offers and coordinate start dates for candidatesDetermining the right fit for the candidates based on KSAO’sCaseload management:Providing guidance and support to hiring manager on recruitment best practicesCoordinating and schedule interview with hiring managers and candidatesCommunication:Consulting with organizational leaders to understand the requirements, duties, and qualifications desired for their respective positionsDepartment Development:Creating and analyzing weekly recruiting reports to further support department initiativesMaintains and ensures compliance with applicable equal employment opportunity (EEO) and related employment laws and regulations.Marketing:Attending job fairs, campus events and other networking opportunitiesAttracting quality candidates by creative sourcing methodsTechnology utilization:Maintaining candidate database and manage applicant tracking systemRequirements:6 months to 1 year of experince in recruiting/HRPreferred degree in Human Resources or related fieldExcellent communication skills, both written and verbalAbility to prioritize tasks and manage time efficientlyStrong organizational skills with attention to detailApplicants must have a Valid US Driver's License, a vehicle to use for work related purposes, and a suitable driving record per company policiesOrion Associates hires people from a wide variety of backgrounds because we believe it makes our organization stronger. Orion Associates is an equal opportunity employer.Candidates who are interested should apply at orionassoc.net/job-openings. Candidates must include a resume with their application.      

Child Welfare Family Services Case Manager at Bethany Christian Services

Thursday, July 11, 2024
Employer: Bethany Christian Services Expires: 01/11/2025 $One time Sign-On Bonus: $500  Additional Incentive Bonus after 6 months, based on performance and other factors: $500.  What it’s like to work hereWe love God and we love people. Love like that motivates us to cast a big vision and believe that, together, we can change the world through family. For 80 years, our faith has inspired us to provide every child and family the safety, love, and connection they deserve.At Bethany, our culture is driven by five core values:We’re motivated by our faith.We support one another.We champion justice.We pursue excellence.We’re in it for the long haul.How your role makes a difference When families face challenging situations or crises, children become more vulnerable to trauma or neglect. That’s why Bethany offers Child Welfare Family Services. Parents can get the help they need to resolve issues such as domestic violence, substance use, mental health challenges, and more—before their children face harm or require temporary out-of-home placement.At Bethany, we believe every family deserves to be safe, loved, and connected. As a Child Welfare Family Services case manager, you’ll be part of a team conducting in-home visits, and coordinating services that strengthen families so they can safely care for their children at home.Your responsibilities may include but are not limited to:Conducting visits to meet with children and families in a variety of locations.Serving as a resource of information to meet the needs of the children and their families.Attending training, meetings, and supervision sessions to equip you in your role.Preparing reports and required documentation.We invest in youExperience working in a team environment with other professionals who support one another, pursue excellence, and are in it for the long haul.Access to training, professional development, and career growth opportunities.Competitive benefits packageLow-cost health benefits (medical, dental, and vision)Matching 403B retirement contributionsGenerous time off (11 paid holidays, unlimited PTO, paid parental leave, separate sick and paid absence banks)Education reimbursement for master’s degree program in human servicesComprehensive employee assistance programEmployee covered long-term disability and term life insuranceWhat will make you successfulThis position requires a bachelor’s degree in human services or an equivalent field of study from an accredited college, with at least three years’ experience in a child welfare agency; or a BSW or MSW degree from an accredited college, with two years’ child welfare experience.Bilingual English and Spanish preferred.Must be willing and able to obtain CWEL and CERAP certification upon hire.Computer skills sufficient to perform essential functions including knowledge of Microsoft Office suite;Must be 21 years old with a valid driver’s license with at least 3 years driving experience in the U.S. to operate a vehicle on behalf of Bethany. Must also pass a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check and maintain a reliable vehicle with proof of adequate insurance coverage;Pass a criminal history screen, including state and local child protection agency registries.Subscribe to and integrate the agency Statement of Faith and Mission Statement.For an official application apply at https://bethany.org/about-us/careers

Intact Family Services Case Manager at Bethany Christian Services

Thursday, July 11, 2024
Employer: Bethany Christian Services Expires: 01/11/2025 $One time Sign-On Bonus: $500  Additional Incentive Bonus after 6 months, based on performance and other factors: $500.  What it’s like to work hereWe love God and we love people. Love like that motivates us to cast a big vision and believe that, together, we can change the world through family. For 80 years, our faith has inspired us to provide every child and family the safety, love, and connection they deserve.At Bethany, our culture is driven by five core values:We’re motivated by our faith.We support one another.We champion justice.We pursue excellence.We’re in it for the long haul.How your role makes a difference When families face challenging situations or crises, children become more vulnerable to trauma or neglect. That’s why Bethany offers Intact Family Services. Parents can get the help they need to resolve issues such as domestic violence, substance use, mental health challenges, and more—before their children face harm or require temporary out-of-home placement.At Bethany, we believe every family deserves to be safe, loved, and connected. As an Intact Family Services case manager, you’ll be part of a team providing counseling, conducting in-home visits, and coordinating services that strengthen families so they can safely care for their children at home.Your responsibilities may include but are not limited to:Conducting visits to meet with children and families in a variety of locations.Serving as a resource of information to meet the needs of the children and their families.Attending training, meetings, and supervision sessions to equip you in your role.Preparing reports and required documentation.We invest in youExperience working in a team environment with other professionals who support one another, pursue excellence, and are in it for the long haul.Access to training, professional development, and career growth opportunities.Competitive benefits packageLow-cost health benefits (medical, dental, and vision)Matching 403B retirement contributionsGenerous time off (11 paid holidays, unlimited PTO, paid parental leave, separate sick and paid absence banks)Education reimbursement for master’s degree program in human servicesComprehensive employee assistance programEmployee covered long-term disability and term life insuranceWhat will make you successfulThis position requires a bachelor’s degree in human services or an equivalent field of study from an accredited college, with at least three years’ experience in a child welfare agency; or a BSW or MSW degree from an accredited college, with two years’ child welfare experience.Bilingual English and Spanish preferred.Must be willing and able to obtain CWEL and CERAP certification upon hire.Computer skills sufficient to perform essential functions including knowledge of Microsoft Office suite;Must be 21 years old with a valid driver’s license with at least 3 years driving experience in the U.S. to operate a vehicle on behalf of Bethany. Must also pass a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check and maintain a reliable vehicle with proof of adequate insurance coverage;Pass a criminal history screen, including state and local child protection agency registries.Subscribe to and integrate the agency Statement of Faith and Mission Statement.For an official application apply at https://bethany.org/about-us/careers

Qualified Behavioral Health Provider - Haven in Conway - Evening Shift at Arisa Health

Thursday, July 11, 2024
Employer: Arisa Health Expires: 01/11/2025 Arisa Health is currently seeking a Qualified Behavioral Health Professional (QBHP) to join our Haven Residential facility in Conway. The ideal candidate will have previous experience working with adolescents and families in a behavior health setting. Requires a bachelor's degree in social behavioral sciences, psychology, social work, or a related field and/or at least two years of experience working in a mental health setting.Candidates must be at least 21 years old.The candidate should have good computer skills, good leadership skills, the ability to organize and prioritize, and be patient, consistent, and flexible, and must be able to work in a team setting and work independently.  Previous experience working with adolescents who have experienced complex trauma and knowledge of the foster care system is beneficial and is strongly preferred.Arisa Health is Arkansas' largest and most comprehensive nonprofit behavioral health provider. Formed by the affiliation of 4 long-standing Arkansas community mental health centers, Arisa Health leads with exceptional care that nurtures health and well-being for all. Arisa provides outpatient services, Crisis services and emergency screening, substance abuse counseling, intensive children services, intensive adult services, medical services, and residential services in 41 Arkansas counties. This position is classified as full- time, non-exempt (hourly) and reports to the Operations  Manager.  Work hours: Wednesday - Friday, 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.What we look for in a Qualified Behavioral Health Professional:Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, sociology, child development, education, or a related field preferredAttention to detailEffective written and verbal communication skillsThe ability to multitask in crisis situationsThe ability to work as part of a treatment teamWhat we offer our team members:A mission driven company dedicated to transforming communities one life at a time.A great benefits package that includes (but is not limited to) Medical/Dental/Vision, 401(k)/Roth plan with matching, and Healthcare Savings Accounts.Ongoing training throughout your employmentPaid Time Off and Holidays throughout the year to recharge.Company sponsored Whole Health programs designed to recharge our teams. Arisa Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. Arisa Health aspires to lead with exceptional care that nurtures health and well-being for all by promoting an environment that is welcoming, equitable, inclusive, and diverse. We desire a workforce that represents the communities we serve. As such, we aim to make a difference by building a trustworthy culture that advances opportunities for growth while also encouraging excellence, innovation, and collaboration. At Arisa Health, we endeavor to work and live with passion as we strive to transform community’s one life at a time.

Program Administrator at Methodist Children's Home

Thursday, July 11, 2024
Employer: Methodist Children's Home Expires: 08/11/2024 The Program Administrator provides administrative leadership to all programs and services offered in the assigned area. The Program Administrator executes a program that is consistent with the MCH Model of Care and ensures a safe, caring and therapeutic environment for children, youth and families served. This position involves frequent contact with consumers, program staff, MCH employees, community agencies, vendors, donors, visitors and other stakeholders. The Program Administrator must have a thorough understanding of and demonstrated competency in the evidence-based programs offered in the assigned area. The Program Administrator must exhibit the intellectual and emotional maturity required to work with youth who have behavioral issues and difficulty relating to others due to developmental delays, mental health needs, and trauma. This position requires respect and compassionate understanding for the youth in care and the ability to balance the need for nurture and structure in the work with youth. The Program Administrator must have the ability to form and maintain healthy relationships with youth and co-workers, effectively communicate with others, solve problems, and regulate their own behavior in allsituations. The Program Administrator must maintain a healthy value system, including moral and ethical behavior consistent with the agency’s mission and core values.UNIQUE TO THIS POSITIONThe Program Administrator position is a remote position which requires extensive travel across Texas and New Mexico to various MCH Family Outreach offices. The individual hired for this position must be able to travel to MCH’s corporate headquarters in Waco, Texas on a frequent basis. Additionally, the Program Administrator will be tasked with the development and growth of MCH’s clinical counseling programing, which includes providing clinical guidance to staff seeking licensure. Thus, credentials such as a licensed clinical social worker and/or licensed professional counselor certification are strongly preferred in this role. Experience in a residential care facility or child-placing agency are also strongly preferred.This is a salaried position that does not require insurance billing. Individuals currently under clinical supervision who have not obtained their full license yet are strongly considered for this position.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES• Select, train, supervise and evaluate program staff in accordance with MCH personnel policies.• Provide ongoing support and direction to staff to ensure a professional work environment.• Monitor staff and programs to verify MCH policies are appropriately implemented.• Maintain compliance with applicable licensing and accreditation standards.• Ensure the effective implementation of evidence-based programs in assigned area.• Develop annual budget and operate programs within approved budget.• Manage agency funds, resources and equipment according to agency policy and procedures.• Meet utilization and outcome goals for each program.• Lead program evaluation and continuous quality improvement process for assigned area.• Work collaboratively in a proactive and positive manner with other departments.• Follow agency policies regarding the solicitation and receipt of donations.• Represent program at agency functions, activities and events.• Represent agency at community functions, activities and events.• Complete required documentation.• Ensure all facilities and equipment are clean, organized and maintained. WORKING CONDITIONSThis is a professional position that may require more hours than the normal 40-hour workweek. Presence during the normal business hours of the agency is required to provide supervision and availability for consultation, staffing, and administrative functions. Responsibilities include serving as administrator on-call on a rotating basis and working after normal office hours, during the weekend, or on holidays. This position requires extensive out-of-town, overnight travel and oversight of multiple locations. An automobile for in-town and out-of-town travel is required, and mileage reimbursement is provided for the use of the personal automobile for approved business purposes. A technology stipend is provided to support the communication requirements of this position.EDUCATION/ LICENSUREA Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or a related field and five years of experience in a residential care facility, child-placing agency or related setting are required. A Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field is preferred, with three years of experience in a residential care facility, child-placing agency or related setting is required. The Program Administrator must have or be eligible to obtain the administrator license(s) required by the State of Texas for assigned area. The required administrator license(s) must be obtained within one year of accepting position. Credentials as a Licensed Master Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor is strongly preferred. TRAININGTraining hours must be completed annually to comply with licensing and accreditation standards, as well as MCH policy. The employee’s supervisor may require additional training to meet specific job requirements or enhance professional growth. Completion of training requirements is mandatory for continued employment. OTHERThe Program Administrator must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid Texas Driver’s License, an excellent driving record that meets the standards set forth by the liability insurance company and Methodist Children’s Home, no criminal history, and acceptable references.

Community Support Specialist - South Suburbs of Chicago at Thresholds

Thursday, July 11, 2024
Employer: Thresholds Expires: 01/11/2025 Community Support Specialists provide mental health support where it makes the most impact—in our clients' homes and communities. As a Community Support Specialist, you walk alongside clients in every step of their recovery.Thresholds is one of the oldest and largest community mental health organizations in Illinois. We pride ourselves on being a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace and one of Chicago’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For, several years in a row.Are you someone who enjoys getting to know someone and coaching them towards achieving their goals related to work, relationships, and independent living? Working as a Community Support Specialist is a unique learning opportunity. You will remove barriers to mental healthcare through case management: connecting our clients with resources and helping them navigate complex systems. You will also drive them to doctors’ appointments, to benefits offices, or to the grocery store to strengthen daily living skills.You will create plans for symptom management and teach coping skills to support clients to reclaim their lives. You will not only see their progress, but will document their experiences and recovery process. No day is the same and you get to see the difference that you make every day.Our culture is supportive, and you will collaborate with your team to coordinate client care and talk through challenges. Deepen your knowledge of harm reduction, trauma-informed care, and other clinical best practices through ongoing opportunities for training and professional development, including clinical supervision. This is an invaluable experience to launch a variety of career paths and growth opportunities available within Thresholds.Thresholds is a mission-driven agency with a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We foster an environment where all feel valued and respected, a place where every employee can be themselves, thrive, and support the agency’s mission. Click here to learn more.To succeed in this role, you need:Effective communication and relationship-buildingGood writing skillsStrong time management and organizationTo be at least 21 years oldA valid driver’s license, current car insurance, and daily access to your own carWillingness to provide transportation to clientsMany education and experience paths are eligible for this role:High school diploma or GED certificate and 5 years of supervised clinical experienceBachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related fieldBachelor’s degree in an unrelated field and 2 years of supervised clinical experienceMaster’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related fieldWhat sets Thresholds apart: Competitive pay - Base Rate: $22.25 - 24.04 per hourSubject to increase based on education and experienceGenerous PTO (9 federal holidays, 8 days of sick leave, 15-22 days personal and vacation)Dental insurance, vision insurance, 4 medical insurance plans403(b) retirement plan with 3% employer matchRobust employee assistance program (EAP)Mileage reimbursementPublic service loan forgivenessSupervision for clinical licensure at no cost (LSW, LCSW, LPC, LCPC)

Waiver Case Manager - CADI/BI at Reach for Resources, Inc.

Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Employer: Reach for Resources, Inc. Expires: 01/09/2025 Job SummaryTo provide waiver case management services to adults or minors that are eligible for the CADI or BI Waiver. The case manager helps individuals obtain and coordinate supportive services that address their basic, social, recreational, health, educational, and vocational needs. The case manager is responsible for a caseload of no more than 50 individuals.   Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesProvide case management services, meeting all DHS and county requirementsMeet with each individual on caseloadMake referrals for and coordinate services received by individual to ensure needs are met, and supports are in place to support the individual to pursue their goalsEnsure confidentiality of all records and interactionsParticipate in professional meetings and workshopsAttend supervision meetings and participate in team-based decisions regarding serviceReview and maintain all files to ensure they are up to date and contain all required documentationComplete required intake paperwork and continued authorization paperwork on timeComplete accurate case notes for any work completed for each individual supportedMaintain own reliable transportation to meet with people as they prefer.Coordinate services to, and meet with people in the home, at school, or other community locationMaintain professional boundaries, while delivering case management services in a person centered mannerResponsible for the reputation and public image of the agencyDevelop and maintain positive working relationships within the communityRefer clients to other professionals as needed with supervisor approvalCommunicate and coordinate with other providers involvedCase manager will education self, individuals, and support teams on community resourcesHave knowledge of all agency programsResponsible for utilizing resources, researching, and collaborating as needed to find referral sources and agencies working with persons with cognitive disabilities and/or mental illness and for finding the most appropriate services according to individual and family needsParticipate in other Reach for Resources functions as assignedScope of the PositionThe case manager will report to a designated supervisor. The case manager will provide services that are coordinated with the person, family, and support team that are put in place to help the individual obtain needed mental health services, social services, educational services, health services, vocational services, recreational services, and related services in the areas of volunteer services, advocacy, transportation, and legal services. The case manager assesses the individual’s changing needs, develops a plan in collaboration with other service providers, links the individual to appropriate community resources, and monitors the effectiveness of planned services. QualificationsIs skilled in the process of identifying and assessing a wide range of recipient needsIs knowledgeable about local community resources, activities, and social services and how to access those resources for the benefit of the recipientHas a bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or human servicesHas at least one year of experience working with individuals with disabilitiesHas knowledge, education, and experience of working with individuals with physical disabilities, brain injury, or mental illness.Has ability to work independently, enjoy flexibility, and manage stressIs able to pass a criminal background checkHas current driver’s license in good standing and maintain own reliable transportationHas comprehensive auto insuranceSkills & AbilitiesIs able to function independently, interact with, and relate to a variety of individualsStrong time management, organization, and tracking skills necessaryActs in a manner that encourages change and provides a positive and support atmosphereAbility to communicate, write reports, and complete necessary documentation in a professional, person centered manner.Handles crisis situations and follow through of supervisor’s directivesIdentifies client needs and develop treatment plan goals, based on assessed needs, and persons input.Readiness to work with with culturally diverse populationsProficient with computers and technology (Microsoft Excel and Word, SharePoint, Adobe)Is able to understand and communicate the English languageUses and maintains a daily scheduleHas a genuine interest in helping othersWillingness to share their own warm personality and sense of humor, to connect with a wide range of individuals Additional InformationIn addition to salary, Reach for Resources offers excellent employee benefits, such as health and dental insurance for full-time employees. Other benefits include:Paid vacation/sick time13 Floating Holidays Annually (for F/T employees)Life insuranceRetirement savings planFlexible scheduleMileage reimbursementPersonable and fun co-workers (if we do say so ourselves)Caring, supportive supervisorsReach for Resources, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reach for Resources, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Services Specialist (CPS/Foster Care Case Mgmt) - Statewide Opportunities at Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Employer: Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Expires: 09/09/2024 YOU MUST FOLLOW THE LINK PROVIDED TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION ON OUR WEBSITE IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. The Services Specialist will utilize child welfare practice skills to ensure children are protected from abuse and neglect.  When child abuse or neglect is indicated, specialists work closely with families and the legal system toward a goal of reunification, independent living, or other permanent living situation. This position has availability in most of our 83 countiesReview the position description at: Position Description (9-P11), Services Specialist 12 Position DescriptionReview the job specification at: Job Specification Is this Job for Me? SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENTS FOR IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION AND MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS The MDHHS mission is to provide opportunities, services, and programs that promote a healthy, safe, and stable environment for residents to be self-sufficient. We are committed to ensuring a diverse workforce and a work environment whereby all employees are treated with dignity, respect and fairness. For more information, please visit our MDHHS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan.Follow us on LinkedIn for more job opportunities! #MDHHSjobs  #Veteranfriendly  #Careerswithpurpose  #CommunityHeroesMDHHS is proud to be a Michigan Veteran’s Affairs Agency (MVAA) Gold Level Veteran-Friendly Employer. 

Street Outreach Specialist (Bridges Program) at CEDARS

Monday, July 8, 2024
Employer: CEDARS Expires: 01/08/2025 Street Outreach Specialist (Bridges Program)CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW!OverviewReports To: Program DirectorClassification: Non-ExemptRate of Pay: $20.00/hour Schedule:Monday: 9am-5pmTuesday: 11am-7pmWednesday: 9am-5pmThursday: 9am-5pmFriday: 9am-5pmThis position works with at-risk and homeless youth in the Omaha area. Applicants must be able to perform street level outreach outside in all weather conditions. About CEDARSAt CEDARS, our mission is to help children achieve safety, stability, and enduring family relationships. For over 75 years, thousands of kids and families have found refuge and a new beginning at CEDARS. As one of Nebraska’s most trusted human service organizations, we make sure that kids feel safe and secure. At the same time, we’re giving parents, foster families, and partnering agencies the support they need to care effectively for kids. DiversityAt CEDARS, we embrace diversity, and we know the journey towards belonging never ends. Click (here) to learn more about our journey.Job SummaryThe Street Outreach Specialist shall offer runaway and homeless youth on-going support, aid, education, and guidance. The Street Outreach Specialist will serve to link runaway and homeless youth and their families with community resources equipped to address their needs.ResponsibilitiesBe knowledgeable of street culture, including where youth hang-out, how to approach, street language, etc.Develop and maintain resource information on services available for runaway and homeless youth.Be visible within the community and provide street outreach to youth, which include such services as crisis intervention, information and referrals, sex education, drug and alcohol education, assistance, aid, encouragement, and support.Participate in community speaking engagements and facilitate youth groups and other activities.Maintain accurate records, statistics, and documentation. Participate in the evaluation of street outreach services goals and objectives.In collaboration with the staff team, plan and coordinate the delivery of direct services to youth and families, working toward reuniting runaway youth with their families when appropriate.Perform other related assignments as directed by the Program Director.Adhere to all policies and procedures of CEDARS.Ensure client confidentiality and promote ethical practices and maintain professional boundaries in the provision of services.Job Skills / RequirementsBachelor's degree preferred, although relevant experience will be taken into consideration1 year of experience working with children and families is preferred.Knowledge of trauma informed care.A collaborative team member who enjoys building relationships with others, but also has the ability to work independently.Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills.Valid Nebraska driver’s license and a good driving record.Education Requirements (Any)Bachelor's Degree PreferredAssociate's Degree Required Additional Information / BenefitsAs a full-time active employee, you are eligible to participate in the following benefits:medical, dental, and vision coveragesflexible spending accounts and health spending accountspersonal leave, emergency leave, paid holidays, and floating holidaysretirement plan with 5% company matchlife & long-term disability insuranceemployee assistance programwellness and engagement programearly childhood childcare discountopportunities to collect overtime hours if desiredshift differentials for certain shifts worked and holidaysmileage reimbursementextensive training and professional development opportunities

Mental Health Social Worker - Caro at Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Monday, July 8, 2024
Employer: Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Expires: 11/01/2024 The MDHHS mission is to provide opportunities, services, and programs that promote a healthy, safe, and stable environment for residents to be self-sufficient. We are committed to ensuring a diverse workforce and a work environment whereby all employees are treated with dignity, respect and fairness. For more information, please visit our MDHHS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan. (Download PDF reader) This position is responsible for the coordination of clinical information for the purposes of individualized treatment planning and level of care decision making by treatment teams at each of the psychiatric hospitals under SHA. It involves gathering and organizing data from multiple sources and communicating findings to the patient’s treatment team. Sources of data include clinical interview with patients, hospital file and record review for informing and determining the appropriate level of care and treatment for patients, including patients with secondary diagnosis of a substance use disorder. The position is also responsible for preparing written reports, other correspondence on the data gathered, maintaining records, compiling, organizing, and disseminating statistical data.

Mental Health Social Worker- Kalamazoo at Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Monday, July 8, 2024
Employer: Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Expires: 11/01/2024 The MDHHS mission is to provide opportunities, services, and programs that promote a healthy, safe, and stable environment for residents to be self-sufficient. We are committed to ensuring a diverse workforce and a work environment whereby all employees are treated with dignity, respect and fairness. For more information, please visit our MDHHS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan. (Download PDF reader) This position is responsible for the coordination of clinical information for the purposes of individualized treatment planning and level of care decision making by treatment teams at each of the psychiatric hospitals under SHA. It involves gathering and organizing data from multiple sources and communicating findings to the patient’s treatment team. Sources of data include clinical interview with patients, hospital file and record review for informing and determining the appropriate level of care and treatment for patients, including patients with secondary diagnosis of a substance use disorder. The position is also responsible for preparing written reports, other correspondence on the data gathered, maintaining records, compiling, organizing, and disseminating statistical data.

Mental Health Social Worker - Westland MI at Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Monday, July 8, 2024
Employer: Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Expires: 11/01/2024 The MDHHS mission is to provide opportunities, services, and programs that promote a healthy, safe, and stable environment for residents to be self-sufficient. We are committed to ensuring a diverse workforce and a work environment whereby all employees are treated with dignity, respect and fairness. For more information, please visit our MDHHS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan. (Download PDF reader) This position is responsible for the coordination of clinical information for the purposes of individualized treatment planning and level of care decision making by treatment teams at each of the psychiatric hospitals under SHA. It involves gathering and organizing data from multiple sources and communicating findings to the patient’s treatment team. Sources of data include clinical interview with patients, hospital file and record review for informing and determining the appropriate level of care and treatment for patients, including patients with secondary diagnosis of a substance use disorder. The position is also responsible for preparing written reports, other correspondence on the data gathered, maintaining records, compiling, organizing, and disseminating statistical data.

Clinical Therapist at Woodward Academy

Monday, July 8, 2024
Employer: Woodward Academy Expires: 01/08/2025 Job description$5000.00 sign on bonus!!!We are currently seeking a Clinical Therapist.Woodward Academy is a residential treatment facility for male and female youth who are adjudicated delinquent or “child in need of assistance” (CINA). Woodward Academy offers programs aimed at redirecting delinquent, negative behaviors to positive, socially acceptable patterns through introducing students to a normative culture. Woodward’s treatment philosophy focuses on behavioral and cognitive change through the establishment of a normative culture model and treatment services.This Clinical Therapist position is located in Woodward, IA.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS of the Clinical Therapist:· Conduct Individual and Family Therapy· 25-27 minimum weekly sessions (18.75-20.25 contact hours, depending on assigned assessments)· Optional: Facilitation or Co-facilitation of a therapy group, adjusting numbers accordingly· Meet minimum number of Iowa billable students per group established with supervisor· Completion of LPHA Psychosocial assessments or reauthorizations as assigned· 2 assessments weekly on average (27 total weekly services minimum)· Completion of Managed Care Reviews as needed· Completion of Treatment Collaborations and Discharge Summaries· Completion of all required documentation within the necessary time frames· Participate in weekly clinical team meetingsRequirements for the Clinical Therapist: A Master's degree with a State of Iowa license in one of the following: LMHC, LMSW, LISW, LMFT - Temporary or full Job Type: Full-timeSalary: From $59,169.76 per yearBenefits:401(k)Dental insuranceEmployee assistance programFlexible scheduleFlexible spending accountHealth insuranceHealth savings accountLife insurancePaid time offParental leaveProfessional development assistanceRetirement planTuition reimbursementVision insurance

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