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October 30, 2014
American Association of Caregiving Youth, Inc.
Youth Development Specialist – Caregiving Youth Project (CYP)
Full Time Position

Purpose of the Position
To recognize, support and promote the awareness of dual role young people who are both students and caregivers within their families by: 1) organizing, facilitating AACY group curriculum and documenting skills building/support groups, high school workshops and lunch and learn sessions within designated schools; and, 2) encouraging healthy lifestyles and environments.

Reports to: Director of the Caregiving Youth Project

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participates in school eligibility process;
  • Collaborates with CYP staff with the identification and ongoing needs of youth caregivers;
  • Works with school liaison to prioritize, interview and schedule students for participation in skills building/support groups;
  • Documents work in student file and data management system;
  • Utilizes Skills Building Curriculum, audio-visual equipment and interactivity to promote interest and attention among students;
  • Uses resources and knowledge of chronic conditions and preventive measures from and translates that information into an understandable format for students and families from which to learn and benefit;
  • Disseminates educational and informational materials, including those for use on the website either independently or in collaboration with project partners;
  • Analyzes results and offers solutions to make changes to improve outcomes to enhance and further project development;
  • Contributes to research and publications pertinent to CYP;
  • Participates in other CYP opportunities as time permits;
  • Encourages communication with students who are self-identifying as caregiving youth;
  • Demonstrates knowledge of principles and methods for skills building and counseling;
  • Participation in mutually agreed to other activities.

Qualifications:
Masters degree in psychology, social work or as licensed mental health professional with demonstrated expertise in counseling of children and families required. Evidence of active certification in specialty field; national or board certification in area of expertise preferred. In addition:

  • Spanish speaking – knowledge of other languages also helpful particularly Creole;
  • Seeks resources to bridge communication gaps and language skills challenges as needed;
  • Uses age appropriate active listening skills to determine the direct or indirect question being asked and therefore its answer(s);
  • Communicates effectively in writing as appropriate for reporting as well as to meet the needs of an audience;
  • Stays current with changes in mental health information and understands the implications for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Maintains flexibility in meeting the needs of the CYP program and its clients;
  • Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintains them over time;
  • Demonstrates skill in computer usage.

Work Schedule Location:
Hours are flexible in accordance with project needs. May work from home or within the AACY offices in Boca Raton and at various affiliated schools; may participate in other CYP activities; may also work from alternate site.

To apply: submit resumes ATTENTION: Dr. Connie Siskowski via fax (561) 416-7213 or email connie@aacy.org.

October 20, 2014
Job Opening - Women In Distress of Broward County

Women In Distress is the only nationally accredited, state-certified, full service domestic violence center serving Broward County, Florida. Our mission is to stop domestic violence abuse for everyone through intervention, education and advocacy.

Job Title: Crisis Hotline Advocate
Reports To: Crisis Hotline Supervisor
Salary Range: $12.00 / hour
Days/Hours: There are 2 positions available:

Position 1: Full Time, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Position 2: Part Time, Monday – Friday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Workplace Location(s): Deerfield Beach, FL

Qualifications:
High school diploma and a minimum of one years’ experience in a related field preferred. Candidate must be computer literate, including maintaining a typing speed of 30 wpm and computer program management skills.

Bilingual skills are preferred, specifically in English, Spanish and Creole languages. Candidates must have flexibility in working hours and the willingness to work holidays as they coincide with regular shifts, and possess an acceptance and respect for cultural diversity, sexual orientation, and religious backgrounds. Candidates must be able to work independently, demonstrate good listening and empathic skills, be able to multi-task and possess strong oral and written communication.

General Job Description:
The Crisis Hotline Advocate is responsible for effectively and efficiently meeting caller’s unique needs on Women In Distress’ 24 hour crisis hotline. Utilizing best practice models, the Crisis Hotline Advocate provides various services, including domestic violence information, crisis de-escalation and intervention, safety planning and connecting caller’s to internal as well as external resources. The Crisis Hotline Advocate is responsible for working in coordination with the Crisis Hotline Supervisor to facilitate emergency shelter admittance and alternative shelter accommodations as needed. Data entry skills are key as the Crisis Hotline Advocate is responsible for accurately capturing all components of service and administrative calls.

There are three positions currently available. One full time position and two part time positions as outlined above. Crisis Hotline Advocate must maintain a high level of active listening skills and an ability to communicate information effectively.

To Apply: Send letter of interest & updated resume to Human Resources Manager, Diane Smith at dpsmith@womenindistress.org. No phone calls please.

October 2, 2014
Job Opportunity

Adopt America is a licensed child placement agency in Miami since 2002. We are currently seeking candidates with a bachelor's or master's degree in Social Work who are very proficient in social media. The right candidate will have a great opportunity for growth in this agency.

Candidates should submit their resume along with a summary of their experience and proficiency in social media to candace@adoptamerica411.com.

October 2, 2014
IOP Clinical Director
LEAP Intensive Outpatient Services – Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Unique opportunity for the right individual

We are seeking a high energy, self- starter, hybrid administrator/therapist to oversee a new and innovative adolescent IOP program for teens between the ages of 13-17 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. We will be initially focusing on mental health issues and or dual diagnosis.... This individual will have an entrepreneurial spirit and will be qualified to oversee all aspects of an intensive outpatient program. We offer an excellent compensation package, with yearly bonuses and a business model that rewards successful outcomes, as we seek to be innovative and use the best scientific models in our approach to the problems that plague our adolescents today. Please send CV which includes your current state license number and any other licenses you currently hold. Include a cover letter as to you interest in working with adolescents and specific background. Please include salary history.

IOP Program Director Requirements are as follows:

  • LCSW or LMHC (CAP or and EMDR a plus)
  • DBT, CBT, or ACT Certification preferred
  • 3-5 years’ experience in mental health/substance abuse treatment required
  • Management/Supervisory experience preferred
  • Regulatory survey (local/state/federal government and TJC) experience preferred
  • Clinical and Administrative oversight of Adolescent IOP Program
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required

To apply please contact Monique Winnik at mwleapiop@gmail.com.

September 23, 2014
Job Opportunity

Fresenius Medical Care currently has 4 fulltime LCSW positions available in the South Florida area.

Following the Social Work Theory of Human Behavior and accepted methods of practice, the professional we select will provide psychosocial services and counseling to in-center and home dialysis patients. Working with patients, families, and our multidisciplinary team, this individual will assess psychosocial status, strengths and areas of need, and promote positive adjustment and rehabilitation to improve the quality of life.

Full time positions are available in Homestead, Tamarac/Sunrise, Belle Glade/Clewiston and Boynton Beach.

For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.fmcna.com/fmcna/index.htm

September 9, 2014
Job Opportunity

Therapist: Immediate position available for in-home therapists in our In Home Counseling Program providing individual and family therapy to foster and/or community children with Camelot Community Care, Inc. in Palm Beach County. Provide in-home therapy to children and families, utilize assessment, treatment and discharge planning skills, advocate for client’s needs as part of a multi-disciplinary team, work collaboratively with court and school system, licensure supervision and great benefits offered. Master’s degree in the related field of counseling, social work or mental health area with at least year of counseling experience. Must have a valid Florida driver’s license and reliable transportation. Bilingual a plus. Contact Clinical Director Deborah Soares, MS, LCSW at 561-649-0877 if you are interested in a position or send your cover letter and resume to 561-649-8408 (fax) or to dsoares@camelotcommunitycare.org. Posted 9/9/14.

September 2, 2014
Career Strategist

Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service, ("JFS"), works to meet the needs of families and individuals of all ages through a variety of human service programs. JFS is currently seeking a Career Strategist who will be responsible for assessing a client’s employability and developing a mutually agreed upon career and employment services plan primarily through counseling and case management. This position will work closely with the VP of Career and Employment Services (VPCES).

Job Responsibilities and Essential Job Functions include:

  • Assesses client’s employability and barriers to employability and self-sufficiency by gathering and analyzing data from in-person sessions.
  • Counsels clients in identifying and analyzing personal strengths and challenges by utilizing motivational techniques to encourage clients to pursue and retain employment with an emphasis on self-sufficiency.
  • Assists clients in analyzing their strengths to resolve problems and to formulate individualized and mutually agreed upon career action plans.
  • Provides information to clients about resources within the program, agency, and community, and assists in selecting and utilizing appropriate resources.
  • Conducts comprehensive assessment of client’s level of job-readiness.
  • Facilitates orientation sessions, workshops, groups, and other relevant meetings.
  • Evaluates client’s participation and progress within the program.
  • Confers with other staff within the program and agency to take a holistic approach to career and employment services.
  • Uses appropriate computer systems to maintain and update client records. Participates in pilot and other special projects and programs.

Additional job requirements include the availability to work extended hours, evenings and some weekends as needed. The ability to travel within the Boca Raton/Highland Beach/Delray Beach community is required, car required. Valid driver’s license is required.

Must have a minimum of two years of experience in counseling. Career counseling or background in working with clients on community reintegration is preferred. Must be proficient in resume writing.

Must be computer literate (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, & Internet research). Must have a working knowledge and understanding of basic principles of social work, psychology, sociology, group dynamics, career and employment counseling theories, effective interviewing skills, and problem solving and motivational techniques to assist clients in analyzing their strengths and challenges. Must be able to identify employment and social service needs by interviewing clients from diverse backgrounds and establishing rapport.

If interested, please email your cover letter and resume to whitneyc@ralesjfs.org

August 20, 2014
Job Opportunity

CWS is looking to fill a Program Coordinator position for our Integration Assistance Services based out of our Palm Beach office as soon as possible.

If anyone knows of a professional, experienced, and hardworking individual that would be interested in the position, please refer them to our website at

http://www.cwsglobal.org/employment/integration-assistance-program-coordinator.html

August 11, 2014
Friends of Foster Children Career Opportunity
Executive Director

To Apply: To apply for this position please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to careers@friendsoffosterchildren.com.

Mission:
The mission of Friends of Foster Children is to nurture the lives of foster children in Palm Beach County and transform their lives through services, support and education in order to overcome the effects of child abuse and neglect, so they can experience a healthy, happy childhood and become productive members of society.

Position: This is an exempt position
The Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors and work collaboratively with the Board to lead the organization through transformation from it current stage to a larger organization that will expand on the services offered by Friends of Foster Children.

The Executive Director will assure, in conjunction with the board, the organization has a long-range strategy that achieves the agency’s mission in a consistent and timely manner. The Executive Director will also be responsible for the development of an organizational infrastructure that will support anticipated growth.

Responsibilities:

  • Create a Strategic vision and provide leadership to implement a strategic plan while ensuring that the budget, staff and agency priorities are aligned with Friends of Foster Children’s core mission.
  • Provide leadership and direction to all employees, and ensure the continued development and management of a professional and efficient organization.
  • Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Increase, strengthen and diversify the organization’s funding sources.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.
  • Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.
  • Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public.
  • Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers with the exception of Program Director.
  • Responsible for developing & maintaining a comprehensive benefits package for staff.
  • Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
  • See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.
  • Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
  • Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.

Development:
Ensure that the flow of funds permit Friends of Foster Children to make continuous progress towards the achievement of its mission and that those funds are allocated properly to reflect present needs and future potential.

Formulate and execute comprehensive development strategy that will ensure consistency throughout the organization and enhance revenue from major donors, foundations, government agencies, and corporations.

Strengthening infrastructure and operations:

  • Ensure the delivery of high quality services while managing for current and future growth.
  • Support and motivate the organization’s staff.
  • Facilitate cross collaboration and strengthen internal communications with staff throughout the organization; create and promote a positive, multicultural work environment that supports consistency throughout the organization’s strategy, operational methods, and data collection needs.
  • Oversee the financial status of the organization including developing long and short range financial plans, monitoring the budget and ensuring sound financial controls are in place; set financial priorities accurately to ensure the organization is operating in a manner that supports the needs of the program and staff.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management, MPA or other applicably related advanced degree
  • At least 5 years of overall management experience
  • Prior nonprofit management experience ideal
  • Effective collaborator, strong leadership, creative and independent thinker
  • An astute leader with the ability to set clear priorities, delegate, problem solve and sound decision making skills.
  • Excellent coalition building skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders; a persuasive negotiator able to achieve consensus amongst differing opinions
  • Outstanding presentation and communication skills and the experience and proclivity to be an outgoing spokesperson, relationship builder, and fundraiser
  • Strong commitment to the professional development of staff; successful track record of recruiting and retaining a diverse team
  • Cultivate a strong and transparent working relationship with the Board and ensure open communication about the measurement of financial, programmatic, and impact performance against stated milestones and goals.

Skills Needed:
Specific skills needed include experience in: (1) fund-raising, grant proposal writing and foundation relations, (2) communicating and working well with an active Board and membership, (3) managing and motivating volunteers and staff, (4) working well with other nonprofits and funding entities, and (5) assisting a nonprofit Board of Directors to carry out their fiduciary responsibilities.

Salary and Benefits:
This position is exempt and will include health insurance and retirement benefits. The salary range for this position is $55,000 to $65,000 annually, with annual award bonus consideration.

July 31, 2014
Job Opportunity

Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services is seeking an LCSW for a FT Intake position. Answer all in-coming calls, conduct telephone assessments and provide counseling and quality assurance. Excellent communication skills needed as well as good computer skills. Full benefit package. Must have at least two years’ experience. Send resumes to: Diannem@ralesjfs.org

July 31, 2014
Job Opportunity

Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services is seeking a Full-Time Case Manager-Financial Assistance & Families and Children in Crisis to work within the Food & Financial Assistance Department of the agency.

Takes responsibility for conducting or arranging for the assessment of clients strengths and needs, coordination of their treatment plans, crisis assistance, linkage to available community re...sources including public assistance programs if applicable, monitoring of overall service delivery, assistance in daily living and obtaining necessary services for meeting basic human needs. Conduct financial assistance intakes and process requests for assistance. Conduct awareness and outreach within the community for the various food programs and volunteer programs at the agency.

A BSW or an MSW is required.

Must possess good computer skills, excellent communication skills and the ability to multi-task with ease.

Please send resumes to bethl@ralesjfs.org or fax to 561-852-5081

July 31, 2014
PT Caregiver Resource & Respite Program Coordinator

Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Service is seeking a PT Program Coordinator to develop, oversee and evaluate the Caregiver R&R program for caregivers and their dependents. This position will supervise the weekly caregiver series as well as the care in the respite program. MSW with 5 years post graduate experience or LPN or RN with a minimum of 5 years of experience. Preferred someone with experience working with seniors specifically Alzheimer’s related clients.

Please send resumes to: Lauriei@ralesjfs.org

July 31, 2014
Job Opportunity

Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services is seeking an MSW to do community outreach in the Boca- Delray area. Must possess good public speaking skills, short term counseling and evaluations for financial assistance. Emphasis will be on outreach to the public schools. Hours are flexible. This is a full time position with full benefit package. Please send resumes to: Diannem@ralesjfs.org

July 30, 2014
American Association of Caregiving Youth, Inc.
Family Specialist – Caregiving Youth Project (CYP)
Independent Contractor Position

Purpose of the Position
To recognize, support and promote the awareness of dual role young people who are both students and caregivers within their families by: 1) organizing, facilitating AACY group curriculum and documenting skills building/support groups, high school workshops and lunch and learn sessions within designated schools; and, 2) encouraging healthy lifestyles and environments.

Reports to: Director of the Caregiving Youth Project

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participates in in-school eligibility process;
  • Collaborates with CYP staff with the identification and ongoing needs of youth caregivers;
  • Works with school liaison to prioritize, interview and schedule students for participation in skills building/support groups;
  • Documents work in student file and data management system;
  • Utilizes Skills Building Curriculum, audio-visual equipment and interactivity to promote interest and attention among students;
  • Uses resources and knowledge of chronic conditions and preventive measures from and translates that information into an understandable format for students and families from which to learn and benefit;
  • Disseminates educational and informational materials, including those for use on the website either independently or in collaboration with project partners;
  • Analyzes results and offers solutions to make changes to improve outcomes to enhance and further project development;
  • Contributes to research and publications pertinent to CYP;
  • Participates in other CYP opportunities as time permits;
  • Encourages communication with students who are self-identifying as caregiving youth;
  • Demonstrates knowledge of principles and methods for skills building and counseling;
  • Participation in mutually agreed to other activities.

Qualifications:
Masters degree in psychology, social work or as licensed mental health professional with demonstrated expertise in counseling of children and families required. Evidence of active certification in specialty field; national or board certification in area of expertise preferred. In addition:

  • Speaks and writes additional languages, particularly Creole and Spanish, preferable; seeks resources to bridge communication gaps and language skills challenges as needed;
  • Uses age appropriate active listening skills to determine the direct or indirect question being asked and therefore its answer(s);
  • Communicates effectively in writing as appropriate for reporting as well as to meet the needs of an audience;
  • Stays current with changes in mental health information and understands the implications for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Maintains flexibility in meeting the needs of the CYP program and its clients;
  • Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintains them over time;
  • Demonstrates skill in computer usage.

Work Schedule Location:
Hours are flexible in accordance with project needs. May work from home or within the AACY offices in Boca Raton and at various affiliated schools; may participate in other CYP activities; may also work from alternate site.

To apply: submit resumes ATTENTION: Dr. Connie Siskowski via fax (561) 416-7213 or email connie@aacy.org.

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