School of Social Work Job Listings

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April 8, 2014
Position: Family Support Counselor

Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field; experience with domestic violence, substance abuse, child abuse and knowledge of the child welfare system, child development, parenting and social services in Broward County is required. Must have at least one (1) year of experience working with families with diverse backgrounds.

Candidate must be able to work independently conducting home visits within the community, work flexible hours including weekends/evenings to accommodate the schedules of participants referred to the program; must have reliable transportation; position requires strong organizational and, scheduling skills as well as proficient computer skills.

Program Supervisor:
Prevention-KID FIRST
Misty Cipyak 954-390-7654 ext. 1309 and mistycipyak@kidinc.org

April 8, 2014
Job Opening

Seeking a licensed clinical social worker to work as a per diem therapist. Make your own hours. Work in the Boca/Delray area. Work with adults, families and seniors. Florida license is required. Please contact Dianne Matthew LCSW @561.852.3385.

April 1, 2014
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW needed to provide individual and/or group counseling to individuals with developmental disabilities and/or psychiatric disorders. Positions available in Palm Beach county. Flexible schedule and competitive salary. Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and other special needs preferred. Please email resume to info@exceptionalservices.net.

March 28, 2014
Independent Living Specialist

Full Time Position

The Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc. is seeking a full time Independent Living Specialist to work with people with disabilities in Palm Beach County. The position is based in the West Palm Beach office.

Preference will be given to individuals with disabilities. The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree and strong knowledge of public benefits i.e. Food Stamps, Medicaid and Medicare as w ell as knowledge of disability related benefits and issues, etc.. Bilingual preferred.

Salary depends upon experience.

Interested candidates should send resume to Maite Reyes-Coles, M.A. Coordinator of Independent Living Services. Fax number is 561-641-6619. No phone calls please. Resumes can be mailed to the office at 6800 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach, Florida 33413

Part Time Position

The Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc. is seeking a part time Independent Living Specialist to work with people with disabilities living in Belle Glade, South Bay and Pahokee areas. The position will be based in Belle Glade but will require the individual to travel to the West Palm Beach 1x a month.

Preference will be given to individuals with a disability from the Western Communities. The individual must have an Associates degree at a minimum, Bachelors degree preferred. The individual must have strong knowledge of public benefits, i.e., Food stamps, Medicaid and Medicare as well have knowledge of disability related benefits and issues, etc.

The position will start as a part-time position (20 hours a week) with a possibility of becoming full time sometime in the future. Bilingual Preferred.

Salary depends on experience.

Interested candidates should send resume via fax to Maite Reyes-Coles, M.A., Coordinator of Independent Living Services. Fax number is 561-641-6619. No phone calls please. Resumes can be mailed to the office to 6800 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33413.

March 27, 2014
Social Service Coordinator
Catholic Housing Management

Job opening at:
St. Andrews Towers
2700 NW 99 Ave, Coral Springs, FL 33065

Knowledge required by the position:

  • Knowledge of the resources most often required by residents and requested most frequently such as counseling, including welfare, social security, preparation of wills, location of hospitals, banks, grocery stores, help with families and spouses and hospital visits and assistance with funeral arrangements.
  • Knowledge of who to call for assistance in emergencies, including paramedics, ambulance, hospital admitting personnel, relatives, Priests, police and fire department.
  • Knowledge of community resources available for medical and educational lecturer, tours, movies, blood pressure clinics, etc. for referral purposes.
  • Knowledge of a variety of recreation programs that can impact on the social, health and educational life of a resident such as card games, song fests, arts and crafts, sewing, tours and travelogues, films and discussion groups.
  • Knowledge of the need to maintain a medical file on each resident, to attach the file to the exact same place in each apartment and to update the file as often as possible so the emergency people may find needed information quickly.
  • Knowledge of the information needed by a new resident in order to adapt to new surroundings including security check, calendar of events, lobby desk information, volunteers program and shopping assistance.
  • Knowledge of resources to assist the staff to meet objectives or provide alternative solutions to a resident such as acting as liaison between resident in hospital/nursing home and management, transfer of resident to alternative housing situation or assisting families to find alternative housing for residents.
  • Skilled in the preparation of notices, newsletters and other communication materials to keep the residents informed.
  • Skilled in the preparation of a yearly profile and in developing questionnaires in order to give input and support to the staff for the growth and development of the facility.

Interested candidates please call 305-787-2824 x23 for more information.

March 25, 2014
Memorial Healthcare System
Family Ties Cast Manager - CYS II Counselor

Job Description:
Community Youth Counselor II, Family Ties
Job duties include case management of 40-50 families, direct linkage to appropriate outside referrals, assessment of family needs and ability to assist families with resources. Responsible for co-facilitating parent and youth group meetings 2x per month in evenings, home visits weekly per family. Position requires assisting in planning quarterly retreats for families and facilitating activities. Hours are flexible based on meeting family needs and their schedules-hours include mornings, evenings and occasional weekends. Responsible for tracking and reporting of program outcomes and monthly service reporting. Additional projects and task as assigned by Team Leaders, Department Director and Manager. Position requires evening work 4 nights per week.

Experience:
Minimum Bachelors degree required in social services or closely related field. Experience working with ?at risk? youth and their families in a community outreach format required. Must have experience providing direct service, including informal individual/family counseling and home visitation, willingness to work with culturally diverse population, and must be able to work required schedule hours. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills in order to complete documentation in a timely manner. Candidate needs to be highly organized and self motivated. Must be able to work independently and as a team. Must be able to effectively communicate with community stakeholders. Must be able to facilitate parenting groups and adolescent groups in the evenings 2 times per month. Must be able to handle fluctuations in workload and schedule. Must be computer literate and comfortable working on computer in order to type daily notes and services. Must have personal vehicle available and accessible during work hours to perform home, school and community visits daily to meet with clients and families. Must be familiar with and the ability to incorporate Patient and Family Centered Care in daily job tasks.

Hours:
Flexible; Early Mornings, Evenings, Weekends and Holidays as necessary

All interested candidates can send their resume to Maryssa StFort at: MStFort@mhs.net

March 24, 2014
Memorial Healthcare System
New Day Case Manager - CYS II Counselor

Job Description:
Community Youth Services New Day-CYS II Counselor duties include: Responsible for tracking and reporting of program outcomes and services for youth who are court mandated to diversion or civil citation program. Facilitation of youth and parent groups and activities in the evenings. Counselor will provide case management and informal services at clients home, school and other community locations. Responsible for working with youth and families that have been referred by the State Attorneys and Civil Citation Offices for drug and/or criminal activity by providing case-management and counseling services. Responsible for planning and attending Community Action projects with youth a minimum of 1 Saturday per month. As well as assisting with planning and facilitating quarterly family retreats. Additional projects and task as assigned by Team Leaders, Department Director and Manager. Position is 4 nights per week until 8pm and minimum 1 Saturday per month.

Experience:
Minimum Bachelors degree required in social services or closely related field. Experience working with ?at risk? youth and their families in a community outreach format required. Must have experience providing direct service, including case management, informal individual/family counseling and home visitation, willingness to work with culturally diverse population, and must be able to work required schedule hours. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills in order to complete documentation in a timely manner. Candidate needs to be highly organized and self motivated. Must be able to work independently and as a team. Must be able to effectively communicate with community stakeholders. Must be able to facilitate parenting groups and adolescent groups in the evenings. Must be able to handle fluctuations in workload and schedule. Must be computer literate and comfortable working on computer in order to type daily notes and services. Must have personal vehicle available and accessible during work hours to perform home, school and community visits daily to meet with clients and families. Must be familiar with and the ability to incorporate Patient and Family Centered Care in daily job tasks.

Hours:
Flexible; Early Mornings, Evenings, Weekends and Holidays as necessary

All interested candidates should email a copy of their resume to Erin Byrne at:
ebyrne@mhs.net

March 24, 2014
Job Opportunity

Respite Workers Needed for The Arc?s Respite Program
Great opportunity for students
Flexible schedule
Per Diem positions $10.00 per hour
Provide Care for Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities Serving Palm Beach County

  • Experience with Individuals with Disabilities required
  • Reliable transportation a Must
  • Daytime, Evening and Weekend Work Available.

The Arc?s Respite Program is hiring respite workers to care for children and adults with developmental disabilities in the family?s home for short periods to allow family caregivers to get a break. Applicants selected for employment must pass all pre-employment criteria, which includes drug testing and backgrounds screenings.

If interested please fill out an application at www.arcpbc.org and email it to Lkimball@arcpbc.org. For additional information please contact the respite Department at (561) 721-2818. Only candidates chosen to interview will be contacted.

March 14, 2014
Child Welfare Training Project Manager, Department of Social Work, College of Education and Social Services

Basic Functions:
Provide management, leadership, and strategic planning for a comprehensive training program for personnel from the Vermont Department for Children and Families (DCF) Family Services Division (FSD), Vermont kin, foster and adoptive parents, and their community partners in collaboration with FSD employees and the Child Welfare Training Partnership (CWTP) team under the supervision of the Partnership Director.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master?s degree in social work or a related field and more than eight years experience in child welfare and/or youth justice required. Knowledge and experience in child welfare, youth justice, child/family health/mental health, education, human development, foster care and/or adoption required. Supervisory experience or equivalent combination of project management, leadership, training in administration and supervision. Experience designing curricula, teaching/training, and managing programs. Effective written and verbal communication skills and working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, internet and email communication. Ability to travel to off site work locations.

https://www.uvmjobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1394637818734

March 3, 2014
Family Support Specialist Charter School

Reports To: Regional Director
Position Length: 12 Months
Work Schedule: Full time, 12 months, 1 week off during the summer
FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Purpose:
The Family Support Specialist is responsible for working in collaboration with professional social/educational services and agencies to obtain health, financial, vocational, and social services for students and families while modeling and enforcing company policies and procedures. The Family Support Specialist reports to the Regional Director and works collaboratively with the entire staff, students, and their families to address, mitigate, and/or remove the personal, social, and behavioral barriers that prevent students from being successful.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, develop, and implement support systems to meet students? social, emotional, behavioral, medical, financial, and life skills or other needs in alignment with the School?s vision and mission.

    Evaluation Criteria

    • Evidence that all support systems are in alignment with the School?s vision, mission, and Standard Operating Model (SOM) policies and procedures
    • Evidence of on-going review of student needs, outreach to needed providers and resources, and on-going support services regularly provided to students
    • Evidence of use of school and student data to design systematic interventions based on research, evidence-based practice, and theory
    • In collaboration with the Career Coach, evidence of identified providers in the nine student service areas (i.e., Individual / Family / Group Counseling; Crisis intervention; Case Management; Employment Assistance / Training; Child Care; Health and Medical; Post-secondary Preparation; Work Experience, Internships, Apprenticeships, Voluntary Public Services; and Mentoring)
    • Memoranda of Understanding with community agencies, universities and service providers
    • Demonstrated evidence of accurate and up-to-date record keeping and ability to meet deadlines, and produce reports and records as requested by the Company, and/or building administration, and/or school district
  • Use counseling strategies or ensure that on-site providers use counseling strategies to help students so they can be emotionally and socially prepared to maximize their instructional time.

    Evaluation Criteria

    • Student interviews conducted within the first thirty days of the active date
    • Identified student needs in academic, career, personal, and social domains
    • Records show completed assessments, referrals, and counseling with students and families if applicable.
    • Immediate referrals, when warranted, with immediate notification to building administrators
    • Training records show completion of required trainings for position (e.g., child abuse, suicide, substance abuse, RtI, etc.)
    • Documented evidence in the way of data entered in the student service database and referral forms that show frequency of consultations with students and families
  • Build and maintain positive, cooperative, and effective relationships and conduct skill-building seminars with students, families, community, and colleagues

    Evaluation Criteria

    • Demonstrated evidence of positive relationships with all stakeholders, families, service providers, administrators, colleagues, and students ? including Contact By Staff Log and academic planning meeting notes
    • Evidence of negotiation and mediation skills when applied to supporting student services and academic growth ? Progress Monitoring Log, Student Services Report
    • Parent and student satisfaction survey results
    • Evidence of consultation / conferences / meetings with parents, teachers, administrators, and other relevant individuals to enhance their work with students ? Progress Monitoring Log, Student Services Report, Contact By Staff Log
    • Calendar and attendance logs indicating trainings and programs/workshops or other events conducted for staff, students, and families
    • In collaboration with the Career Coach, development of an events calendar for student use
  • Secure MOU?s with local colleges and universities to establish ALS schools as clinical internship sites for students in the schools of Social Work, Mental Health, School Counseling and any other related programs. Perform all required tasks relating to the supervision of clinical interns.

    Evaluation Criteria

    • MOU?s executed with local colleges and universities
    • Evidence of adherence to all processes and procedures identified in the ALS Intern Manual
    • Development of an intern schedule that demonstrates intern placement at each school and each semester
    • Participation at all college/university required intern supervision trainings
  • Support the student orientation process

    Evaluation Criteria

    • Observation and participation in student orientation process
    • Follow-up and documentation with all students that complete orientation via a Student Services interview
  • Stay abreast and informed of current trends, research, and community agency providers and keep teachers, staff, and administrators informed of same

    Evaluation Criteria

    • Demonstrated ability to provide colleagues and building administrators with accurate and up-to-date information regarding community agency resources, trends, and research as related to student and family services
    • Attend professional development workshops annually and submit certificate of attendance and training details to the Director of Student Services of College and Career Readiness
  • Perform all other duties as deemed necessary, which are aligned in accordance with Company?s policies and procedures to ensure student educational and behavioral goals and objectives are achieved.

Interested candidates should send resume to Jan Spivak, Director of Student Services and College Readiness at jan.spivak@als-education.com.

February 17, 2014
Executive Director - Behavioral Health

Description

Third Step Mental Health Center, Inc. has an immediate opening for an Executive Director for a CARF accredited, outpatient, behavioral health facility. Reporting to the executive Committee, this position is responsible for oversight and delivery of an array of community based behavioral health services to adults with mental health and substance abuse disorders. This key position is responsible for ensuring that quality programming; regulatory compliance, fiscal responsibility, organizational development/fundraising activities and anticipated needs of internal and external customers are met. Also, key to this position is the development of a positive work environment to attract and retain a stable, progressive, caring and diverse workforce needed to ensure the delivery of high quality, cost effective services. The Executive Director will oversee the development and implementation of strategies to address changing markets and assist in the implementation of positive consumer and community awareness programs and activities.

Essential functions and responsibilities:

  • Creates a vision, plan and implementation strategy, aligned with the organization's vision and mission;
  • Champions quality and risk management activities throughout the organization continuously maintaining and improving the quality of care, while minimizing the risk of loss;
  • Ensures regulatory compliance and adherence to professional standards;
  • Creates a culture and systems that capitalizes on the diversity of staff, that will attract, develop and retain the best staff;
  • Ensures that training is provided that meets regulatory and agency requirements and strategically supports internal development of staff at all levels to address future business needs;
  • Identifies business opportunities for organizational growth to enhance financial strength and contribution margin as well as create non-operating revenue;
  • Implements long-term revenue and cost strategies that align with corporate objectives;
  • Influences business practices and policy by creating new ventures or builds on existing advantage;
  • Possesses expert knowledge of current and future cost drivers in the industry;
  • Interacts with internal and external professionals.

Position Requirements

Master's degree or Doctoral degree preferred, in Social Work, Psychology, or a closely related field of behavioral science from an accredited educational institution. Minimum of 5 years' experience in a senior level management role overseeing the delivery of community-based behavioral healthcare programs. License required.

  • Demonstrated success in leading functions such as clinical services, development/fundraising, marketing, human resources, etc.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the socio-economic and health care problems of the mentally ill and/or addicted clients.
  • Expertise in local, state, and national governmental health programs, as well as managed care environments and the accompanying relationships among primary, secondary and tertiary care providers (i.e., referral arrangements, contractual payment mechanisms).
  • Demonstrated personal effectiveness skills and abilities such as planning and goal setting, time management, ability to meet deadlines, team building, pro-activity, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to the community and to engage in local activities that will support the program's programs and growth.
  • Strong administrative, programmatic, analytic and operational experience in a multi-disciplinary treatment environment.
  • Experience working in a not-for-profit, behavioral health care environment preferred.
  • Exceptional communication, organizational and customer services skills.

Interested candidates should contact Johnny Brown, CEO at 954-804-0679.

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