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Career Development Program for 2018 Social Work / Psychology Graduates (10 Month Program)

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 12:26pm
Offers are made on a rolling basis until all slots have been filled. Youth 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 20+ 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.  The YV 360 vision is to be the premier early career development program for emerging social services professionals.Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind experience offering clinical skills and leadership development in a nationally recognized organization? Do you have direct experience working with at-risk youth or their families? Then you’re ready for YV 360, the Youth Villages Career Development Program. YV 360 isn’t just another job. Sure, you’ll work alongside other experienced and new staff in our residential programs for full-time salary and benefits. But it’s really about challenging yourself. Making a change in the lives of children and families. Ultimately, it’s about helping Youth Villages change the face of the child welfare system in this country. YV 360 was created to give you the ultimate Youth Villages employment experience, while bridging the gap between college and career. The program is designed with three development components: Professional, Clinical, and Leadership. It’s specifically designed to help you learn your new position while maximizing your long-term career potential as a clinician and leader.Responsibilities Details: 10-month commitmentYouth Villages Residential Treatment programs serve children with emotional and behavioral problems. Our residential campuses provide the setting for an intensive treatment program that combines the unique balance of structure and freedom. This enables children and their families to identify, understand and cope with their individual needs and develop the skills necessary to succeed in less restrictive settings.Locations for the program include Memphis, TN OR Linden, TN. The Position:Youth Counselors (also called Teacher Counselors) are a part of the team providing mental health services to boys between the ages of 11 and 18. Counselors in the program will be placed at one of four residential treatment programs or group homes in Memphis, TN or at our Deer Valley campus in Linden, TN.  While in our Residential Treatment programs, children receive intensive counseling designed to help them learn to live successfully at home. They attend our state-approved campus schools.The Counselors work with a small group of children on various life skills and training. Youth Counselors wear many hats and are very flexible as well as creative.Additional Information:The TC (Teacher Counselor) schedule runs either Sun-Wed or Wed-SatThree weekdays: (M-W or W-F) 2:00pm-10:30pmOne weekend day: 6:30am-10:30pmOn a few campuses, TCs spend the night once or twice a week on the campus and have additional responsibility for waking the residents and directing them with their morning routine. This schedule also provides counselors with a three day weekend. (Please note: Counselors do not live on the campuses and are responsible for securing their own residencies.) Each campus differs on their schedule structure and rotations and can be discussed further with a specific hiring manager.Qualifications Must complete a BA/BS degree in the social services field between December 2017 and June 2018Leadership experience (on-campus, past jobs, etc.)Experience with relevant populations such as at-risk or inner-city youth, mentally or behaviorally challenged children (internships, practicum, field placements, mentoring, volunteering, etc.)Willing to begin program in late June/early July 2018

Social Worker

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 10:50am
ProMed Staffing Resources is currently hiring multiple LMSW Crisis Counselors!If you are qualified, available, interested, planning to make a change, or know of a friend who might have the required qualifications and interest, please call me ASAP at (212) 719-9600 Ext.127. In considering candidates, time is of the essence, so please respond ASAP. Thank you!These are temp to direct hire positions starting pay $23/hour.Our client is a nonprofit organization with local roots and a national reach that for over 50 years has been leading the way in mental health with a three-part mission of service, advocacy, and education.Every year they reach over one million people nationally with mental and behavioral health challenges through high quality innovative programs.They provide state of the art crisis services through public partnerships with the city, state, and federal government and with corporate entities.They administer national networks of crisis contact centers funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which since 2005 has offered confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This year alone more than 1.7 million people will call the Lifeline for help.They oversee NYC Well, a new comprehensive cutting-edge contact center program that uses state-of-the-art telephone, text, and web based technologies to respond to the mental health needs of tens of thousands of New Yorkers, 24 hours a day, 7 days a weekMajor Duties and Responsibilities:Provide evidence-informed information and referral, brief supportive counseling, crisis intervention and suicide prevention support to callers and/or chat/text visitors who are in emotional distressConduct assessments in accordance to program policies and proceduresUtilize resource referral database to provide information and referral assistance to callers seeking mental health and substance abuse servicesProvide follow-up to high-risk callers reporting suicidal and/or homicidal thoughts and behaviorsManage interactions to ensure appropriate level of support is provided in efficient mannerAdhere to policies and procedures for each service offered by programAccurately and efficiently document client interactionsMeet or exceed established key performance indicator goalsUtilize telephone, SMS texting, and/or web chat to interact with clientsRequired Skills:Valid NYS License and RegistrationFluency in the English language, both oral and writtenCourteous, empathic, and professional mannerMotivational interviewingActive listening skills to establish working alliance with callers and/or chat/text visitorsEfficiency with information-gathering, and problem-solving to facilitate resolution of inquiriesSuperior communication skills to convey information clearly, accurately, and completelyAbility to maintain professional demeanor when handling crisis and other difficult contactsEfficiency with balancing pace and flow of conversation and call timeStrong work ethic and ability to work well in a team settingQualifications:A Master’s Degree in psychology, social work or related field required, and valid NYS license to practice. Additional experience working in healthcare contact center and/or in mental health counseling strongly preferred. Applicants must be comfortable working independently and as part of a team in a collegial group environment. Bilingual skills (Spanish/English or Cantonese/Mandarin/English) are a plus. Copy of NYS license to practice, and current registration required by date of hire. National Provider Identification number required by date of hire; instructions for securing NPI number will be provided.Towana Johnsontjohnson@promedsr.com212-719-9600 x127

Social Worker

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 2:51pm
Summary: Hamilton-Madison House Smith Houses NORC seeks a Social Worker to provide casework, counseling and service coordination for clients of Smith Houses NORC. This position reports to the Director of Smith Houses NORC.   Minimum Qualifications: ·         Masters in Social Work or related field - Counseling, Psychology or Gerontology ·         Two years of experience working with older adults ·         Bilingual English/Cantonese or Mandarin required ·         Proficient in MS Office   Responsibilities: ·         Provide case management, case assistance and the development and maintenance of care plans in English/Cantonese or Mandarin ·         Input accurate worker service log information into DFTA electronic system (STARS) in a timely manner ·         Conduct health indicator survey and diabetes and heart disease benchmark via STARS ·         Complete and maintain accurate clients-records and monthly and quarterly reports ·         Provide individual counseling and group work in English and/or Spanish languages for senior residents of Smith Houses. This includes but is not limited to addressing depression, anxiety, bereavement, psychosomatic illnesses, family reconciliation, dementia, maladaptive behaviors, cross-cultural barriers/stressors. ·         Assist clients in the coordination of care and services from various home healthcare agencies, benefit and entitlement agencies and legal and financial providers. ·         Coordinate services with health professionals including Primary Care Physicians and in-House Program nurse. ·         Conduct home visits and assessments ·         Assist in the planning and implementation of new educational and recreational activities for the members and residents of Smith Houses ·         Conduct outreach to community   Compensation:                 Commensurate with qualifications and experience Hours:                                   Monday to Friday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM, 35 hours per week

Social Practitioner

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:29pm
Company Background Fountain House, a world-renowned community mental health organization, successfully addresses the devastating impact of serious mental illness.  Founded in New York City in 1948 with the belief that people living with mental illness can be active participants in their own and each other’s recovery. Each year, over 1,300 members come to Fountain House to contribute their talents, learn new skills, access opportunities and forge new friendships.   Fountain House creates a culture that transforms lives. Our members, in partnership with staff, operate employment, education, housing and wellness programs. They perform all activities, including advocacy, administrative support, building maintenance and food preparation that keep our community going.  Members hold jobs, graduate from schools, develop social networks and experience fewer hospitalizations and improved overall health. Increased fulfillment, sense of purpose, and stability inevitably follow. Fountain House has inspired the creation of hundreds of similar programs in 34 countries that serve more than 100,000 people annually.  In 2014, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation recognized our global reach and the efficacy of our evidence-based model with the prestigious Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. Position:         Social Practitioner Reports To:    Unit Leader Job Summary: Fountain House is looking for creative, dynamic and community-focused individuals to provide direct support to adults with serious mental illness in an innovative community-based program. For nearly seventy years, Fountain House has used a person-in-environment approach to create working communities that help individuals with mental illness to successfully manage their recovery.  Candidates would join a team of five staff and approximately thirty individuals with mental illness to create a holistic community of recovery that follows our evidence-based model. Job Functions: ·         Case management. ·         Individual vocational supports. ·         Engage individuals in the Fountain House community as part of their rehabilitation. ·         Use the community to design positive interventions to deal with common barriers such as social isolation, poor self-esteem, anxiety, symptom management and poverty. ·         Work in a team environment. Other Requirements: ·         Master’s degree required. ·         Positive, dynamic and engaging personality. ·         Flexibility, as demonstrated by interchangeability with other staff on the unit, staying late or arriving early, if necessary to fulfill unit or member needs. ·         Must be able to work Monday - Friday: 9AM to 5PM and occassionally work evenings and weekends. ·         Working knowledge of mental illness. ·         Experience working in a community setting. ·         Non-clinical, community approach. ·         Driver's License preferred. ·         Bi-lingual preferred.Starting Salary: $42K with Master’s degree, $45K with MSW degree Benefits: 1.     Paid Time Off and Ten (10) Paid Holidays 2.     Paid Bereavement Leave 3.     Medical, dental and vision plans (contribution towards premium required) 4.     Life Insurance 5.     Voluntary Life Insurance 6.     Whole Life Insurance 7.     Short-Term Disability 8.     Long-Term Disability 9.     Supplemental Disability 10. Workers’ Compensation 11. Tuition Assistance 12. Tax Deferred Annuity 13. Flexible Spending Accounts

Case Associate

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 11:38am
OVERVIEW: The Case Associate works directly with the client population of a specific program implementing the treatment plan as determined by the department's clinical staff. RESPONSIBILITIES, un der direct supervision, include but not limited to:Routine community contacts on behalf of social worker, e.g. school reports, medical reports.Locate and ensure appropriate community resources for clients.Evaluate actual living conditions of clients through home visitsMay interpret agency function to client, and demonstrate this in terms of concrete help.Conduct home visits in which the bio-psycho-social needs of the client is assessed, and in which help for clients obtaining needed services is offered.  Help clients to maintain medical, financial, and social resources are examples of such services.Provide clinically focused case management to clients.  Identify and provide access to specific appropriate concrete services, when necessary or requested, and are in the best interest of the client.Perform community outreach and establish linkages with other groups, individuals, or organizations, which are in need of our services.Provide structure to the client, evaluate and assess usage of independent living skills, and provide guidance in these areas to the client.May run groups, under the supervision of the social worker.May participate in intake, assessment, discharge, and follow-up treatment conferences.Other duties as assigned. Job Requirements BA Degree, with some experience in a community or social service group, or at least five years experience as a Case Assistant in a community or social service group, etc.

Part-time Residential Counselor - Overnight Weekdays

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 11:57am
The part time Mental Health Counselor works in our Community Residence program providing various support services for clients with mental illness. He/she trains, motivates and assists residents in the activities of daily living, including household maintenance. May provide on-site visits to scattered apartment sites. Participate in the planning and evaluation of individual service plans and monitor plan objectives.Document services provided with appropriate notes. Train and assist residents in the activities of daily living. Manage medication. Provide case management and follow-up service. Provide counseling, behavioral intervention and crisis management services. Assist in the day-to-day management and household maintenance of the community residence in a professional manner.  Provide transportation for residents as needed.  Responsibility for management of residence in the absence of a full time counselor. Notify the Community Residence Coordinator/Program Manager of any medical or psychiatric emergency. Work Schedule: Monday & Wednesday - 8:00 PM - 8:00 AM OR Tuesday & Thursday - 8:00 PM - 8:00 AMQualificationsHigh school diploma or equivalent. Applicants are required to have a valid driver's license, access to a car, proper car insurance, and a safe driving record. The employee uses his or her own vehicle for transportation between sites and is reimbursed for mileage.

Case Manager

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:46am
The case manager provides supportive case management services to individuals with mental illness in permanent housing. Monitors maintenance of sites and provides on-site visits to scattered housing locations. Plan and evaluate service plans and monitor objectives. Write progress notes at least bi-weekly.       Reviews case management plans and prepare periodic reassessments.Perform site visits 1-3 times weekly dependent on client need and desire.Monitor maintenance of sites.Provide information regarding community resources and orient residents to the area.Assist in securing vocational assessment services, job training and education programs.Provide advocacy services to gain appropriate entitlements and services.Intervene in situations requiring immediate attention to ensure safety of residents.Provide mediation, counseling, behavioral intervention and crisis management services.Consult and coordinate with clients’ family and providers as needed for coordinated service delivery.Oversee medication maintenance and assist residents in the development of self-medication skills as needed. Must be a high school graduate or the equivalent. Two years of college in a human service related discipline and two years’ experience working with case management responsibilities in a setting with disabled or economically disadvantaged individuals and/or families.  Applicants are required to have a valid driver’s license, access to a car, proper car insurance, and a safe driving record. The employee uses his or her own vehicle for transportation between sites and is reimbursed for mileage. Work Schedule: 35 hours per week Employee Benefits: Full Time Employees are eligible for: ·         Medical and Dental Insurance ·         Tuition Assistance ·         Flexible Spending Account ·         403(b) retirement plan with employer match ·         Long Term Disability ·         Short Term Disability ·         Supplemental Specified Illness Coverage ·         Supplemental Hospitalization Coverage ·         Life Insurance ·         4 Personal Days, 10-20 Vacation Days, 8 Sick Days, 10 Paid Holidays-yearly

Full-time Residential Counselor

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 3:41pm
The counselor provides various support services to residents with psychiatric disabilities in the community residence. The counselor also trains and assists residents in the activities of daily living. Reports to the Community Residence Supervisor.Work Schedule: 35 hours per week Must be a high school graduate or the equivalent. A related college degree or experience in the field is preferred. Applicants are required to have a valid driver's license, access to a car, proper car insurance, and a safe driving record. The employee uses his or her own vehicle for transportation between sites and is reimbursed for mileage. Participate in the planning and evaluation of individual service plans and monitor plan objectives on a regular basis.Write progress notes on service plan on a weekly basis.Train and assist residents in the activities of daily living including household maintenance.Oversee medication maintenance and assist residents in the development of self-medication skills as needed.Provide case management and follow-up service.Provide counseling, behavioral intervention and crisis management service.Provide transportation for residents as needed.May occasionally attend team meetings, discharge meetings.Provide household maintenance checks and repairs. Conduct fire drills at community residence as needed.Notify the Community Residence Supervisor/Program Manager of any medical or psychiatric emergency.Carry out duties of the Assistant Supervisor on an as needed basis in the event of staff vacancies or workload consideration.

Substance Abuse Counselor

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 1:02pm
Counseling Service of Eastern District New York (CSEDNY) a non-profit organization that provides treatment alternatives to incarceration currently seeks Counselors for its Brooklyn & Queens locations.Responsibilities:Under the supervision of a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, the ideal candidate will provide Counseling services for the Criminal Justice Population that are comprehensive and meet quality and quantity standards.Duties will include, but not be limited to:Documenting services appropriately and within specified time framesDemonstrating competency in recognizing the unique needs and applying relevant treatmentConducting individual and group sessionsIntensive Outpatient Services (IOS) and dual diagnosis groupsPsychosocial assessments and treatment planningClient intakeMonthly progress reportingMaintaining chartsMaintaining collateral contactsDischarge summariesProviding coverage for other staffers as neededQualified candidates MUST have a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling or Social Work and Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling Certification (CASAC) as well as a LCSW, LMSW or LMHC. Candidates must also provide proof of CASAC & LCSW, LMSW or LMHC.A minimum of two (2) years experience working directly with adults in the Criminal Justice Population and work in an 822 outpatient substance abuse clinic is required.Ideal candidates will be computer savvy and will have experience in electronic charting systems (ex. ACCUMED). Candidates must be comfortable working independently and in a team setting.Salary is in the mid 40s and is commensurate on education and experience.Qualified candidates must send resume & cover letter as a Word or PDF attachment.

Part-time Residential Counselor - Overnight Weekdays

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 7:41pm
The part time Mental Health Counselor works in our Community Residence program providing various support services for clients with mental illness. He/she trains, motivates and assists residents in the activities of daily living, including household maintenance. May provide on-site visits to scattered apartment sites. Participate in the planning and evaluation of individual service plans and monitor plan objectives.Document services provided with appropriate notes. Train and assist residents in the activities of daily living. Manage medication. Provide case management and follow-up service. Provide counseling, behavioral intervention and crisis management services. Assist in the day-to-day management and household maintenance of the community residence in a professional manner.  Provide transportation for residents as needed.  Responsibility for management of residence in the absence of a full time counselor. Notify the Community Residence Coordinator/Program Manager of any medical or psychiatric emergency. Work Schedule: Monday & Wednesday - 8:00 PM - 8:00 AM OR Tuesday & Thursday - 8:00 PM - 8:00 AMQualificationsHigh school diploma or equivalent. Applicants are required to have a valid driver's license, access to a car, proper car insurance, and a safe driving record. The employee uses his or her own vehicle for transportation between sites and is reimbursed for mileage.

Part-time Residential Counselor - Evenings

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 7:40pm
The part time Mental Health Counselor works in our Community Residence program providing various support services for clients with mental illness. He/she trains, motivates and assists residents in the activities of daily living, including household maintenance. May provide on-site visits to scattered apartment sites. Participate in the planning and evaluation of individual service plans and monitor plan objectives. Document services provided with appropriate notes. Train and assist residents in the activities of daily living. Manage medication. Provide case management and follow-up service. Provide counseling, behavioral intervention and crisis management services. Assist in the day-to-day management and household maintenance of the community residence in a professional manner. Provide transportation for residents as needed. Responsibility for management of residence in the absence of a full time counselor. Notify the Community Residence Coordinator/Program Manager of any medical or psychiatric emergency. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM High school diploma or equivalent. Applicants are required to have a valid driver's license, access to a car, proper car insurance, and a safe driving record. The employee uses his or her own vehicle for transportation between sites and is reimbursed for mileage.

Foster Care Clinician

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 2:58pm
The Intensive Treatment Foster Care Program (ITFC) Clinician is responsible for both the clinical treatment and case management of up to eight children placed in treatment foster homes. Seneca’s ITFC program serves children aged 6-18 who have emotional and behavioral challenges due to histories of trauma, neglect and abuse. In this home-based, therapeutic approach, Seneca foster parents are valued team members who receive weekly support and guidance from Seneca clinicians and counselors. With a focus on the strengths and value of each child, the team helps foster youth to recover and flourish as they learn coping skills and improve their ability to regulate feelings and behaviors.  Please note that this role serves clients in San Jose as well as Oakland, and has some flexibility in creating their schedule throughout the week to provide services to clients in both cities.   “I love working for Seneca, and more specifically ITFC as it feels like I'm working with family. There certainly are challenges, but these challenges are easily outweighed by the successes I see within the work we do. To work with a team and agency that share both your vision and values is amazing.”- Seneca employeeResponsibilitiesFunction as the team leader and coordinate all treatment and placement activitiesDesign and implement each child’s treatment plan in conjunction with the Support CounselorAssist in screening and selection of foster parentsCoordinate all activities involving the birth parents, including counseling, court appearances, home visits and reunification efforts, in conjunction with the Support CounselorProvide in-home training and support to the foster parents during weekly meetingsProvide weekly support for each foster child/foster parent and visit child in the foster home at least once per weekAttend all program staff meetings, treatment reviews, IEPs and other agency meetings as necessarySupervise the Support Counselor on clinical issues, casework issues and written reports for each caseChart documents needed for treatment services, including assessments, diagnoses, treatment plansIntervene with the clients’ behavior management program as needed. This includes physical management of the clients (implementation of Seneca Center’s Ahimsa Model Training) as necessaryQualificationsMaster’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related fieldEligible to register with the California BBSOwn vehicle, valid California Drivers License, and insurability through Seneca’s automobile policyTB test clearance, fingerprinting clearance, and any other State/Federal licensing or certification requirementsExperience working with emotionally disturbed children in out-of-home care a plusBilingual abilities a plusScheduleFull-time, some on-call responsibilitiesFlexible schedule with ability to work some evening/weekend hours as neededServes clients in both San Jose and OaklandBenefitsCompetitive salaryComprehensive employee benefits package, including; medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coveragePartial paid premiums for dependents.5 weeks of flexible paid time off.Employer paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)We provide a 403b retirement planExcellent clinical training, individual and group supervision, and assistance toward licensure

Program Assistant (Part-Time) in Manhattan

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 1:53pm
RESPONSIBILITIES (include but are not limited to):Provide general support to all Early Childhood Service programs at the Harlem Child Development Center (Outpatient Clinic, Therapeutic Nursery, Special Education Itinerant Teaching Program, Court Team for Babies Project, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation and more)Administer, score and report clinical data (i.e. screeners, measures, assessments)Manage data, analysis and reporting across clinical programs to support program improvement, development efforts and moreConduct mental health screenings & referrals for children under five in off-site primary health care settings (in English and Spanish)JOB REQUIREMENTS:Excellent verbal and written communication skillsComputer literacy, including demonstrated experience in ExcelAbility to use data effectively (including managing, analyzing and reporting data and using data to inform recommendations and decision-making)Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational & planning skillsAbility to juggle multiple priorities, manage time effectively, meet deadlines and follow-up relentlesslyBilingual Spanish-English requiredBA/BSW or 2 years of related work experience preferredTo apply, please follow this link: https://jewishboard.jobs.net/en-US/job/program-assistant-part-time/J3F3NB7717W23G4RCBP

Early Childhood Social Work Supervisor (Part-time)

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 1:50pm
The Social Work Supervisor is responsible for ensuring the provision of services, oversight of administrative processes, and supervision of staff in our Harlem Child Development Center, including clinicians and consultants.RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:Provide individual and group supervision to clinical staff in their treatment of young children (ages 0-8) and their families.Provide and supervise crisis intervention and clinical risk management.Provide clinical and administrative coverage.Ensure compliance with Jewish Board, contract (DOHMH) and regulator (OMH) standards, policies and procedures.Provide direct services to limited caseload of young children (ages 0-8) and their families, including individual, dyadic/family and group therapy.Participate in meetings and trainings.Develop and maintain relationships with community service providers.Other duties, as assigned.REQUIREMENTS:LCSW required.Clinical experience in an evidence-based practice model or program for young children.Two+ years of supervisory experience is preferred.Fluency in Spanish required.Individual, group, and family intervention skills required.Team-building, communication, organizational and computer skills required.Ability to work evenings as needed.To apply, please follow this link: https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=JEWIBOAR&cws=1&rid=2635

Early Childhood Social Worker in Manhattan

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 1:40pm
The Social Worker is responsible for supplying necessary clinical intervention to families with young children. Provide cultural competent and sensitive services. As part of a therapeutic team within the Agency, work closely with the divisions' medical, psychiatric and psychology staff, to ensure the appropriate treatment interventions for the client. KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include but are not limited to: Providing culturally sensitive, evidence based treatment to children ages 0-8 and their families. Modalities used include but are not limited to play therapy, family therapy, group therapy, Child Parent Psychotherapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Conducting comprehensive psycho-social assessments and engage family in quarterly treatment planning Coordinating with other service providers involved in the family’s life such as teachers, pediatrician, foster care and/or ACS case planners. Communicating effectively with clinical treatment team Conducting risk assessment to detect potential risk factors and engage in effective risk management. Using electronic health record to complete all paperwork in a timely manner.JOB REQUIREMENTS:Masters degree in Social Work, (MSW), with a minimum of one year of relevant experience with similar population. LMSW or LCSW certification required. Bilingual Spanish speaker preferred

Licensed Social Worker - Family Mental Health

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 5:36pm
JOB PURPOSE The Licensed Social Worker – Family Mental Health will provide clinical support to children and families in crisis across the six sites. Specific emphasis will be placed on families impacted by extreme risk factors including: homelessness, foster care, incarceration, and intimate partner and community violence. Duties include child, individual and family counseling, the facilitation of therapeutic parent support groups and psychoeducational workshops addressing a range of topics including child development, parenting strategies, healthy relationships and co-parenting, and stress management. Provide professional development workshops regarding mental health and wellbeing.   The Licensed Social Worker – Family Mental Health will be based primarily in the field working in each site and in the homes as necessary. The Licensed Social Worker will be responsible for cultivating relationships and making strategic mental health referrals to community partners.     SCOPE OF INFLUENCE   ·         Provide intensive clinical support to families enrolled in CFS programming who are dealing with high level crises ·         Develop crisis management and safety plan for families as needed ·         Educate staff on trauma informed care and self-care strategies     KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES   Coordination and Facilitation of Family Support (40%) ·         Facilitate parent support groups and psychoeducational parent workshops ·         Support families at various external meetings and appointments as needed (i.e. mental health, CPSE, Court etc.) ·         Follow up and track outcomes of all referrals ·         Work collaboratively with all Department 60 internal teams including Education, Social Services, College Access, Employment Services as needed for family support and engagement ·         Thoughtfully partner with families to set and reach goals ·         Update family progress and outcomes via PROMIS database and case notes In-depth Counseling (50%) ·         Provide intensive counseling areate and implement treatment plansational workshops ·         ·         and triagecessaryead Start and __ on, homelessness, intimate and communnd crisis intervention services to assigned children and families ·         Carry a rotating caseload of the highest need families ·         Assess and evaluate families’ needs on a routine basis ·         Create and implement culturally appropriate treatment plans ·         Prioritize cases, provide triage, and external referrals as necessary ·         Collaborate with community-based mental health service providers ·         Conduct home visits as necessary Maintain case notes on the PROMIS database and track individual family activity, progress and outcomes accordingly   Staff Development (10%) ·         Conduct professional development workshops for staff on topics related to mental health and wellbeing of children and families ·         Coach and train teaching staff on social emotional learning and behavior management strategies ·         Support programmatic efforts of Department 60 and provide direct programmatic supports to Social Services and Education units respectively ·         Maintain and adhere to confidentiality practices to support family’s privacy and well-being ·         Maintain all responsibilities of mandated reporting ·         Refrain from inappropriate fraternizing with families   Professional Responsibilities ·         Developing an understanding of Head Start goals, philosophy ·         Develop an understanding of Head Start Program Performance Standards ·         Develop an understanding and full use of PROMIS database system ·         Maintain awareness of the philosophy and goals of the program in order to promote efficiency of program enrollment, family engagement and participation and program visibility ·         Maintain professional relationship with colleagues ·         Attend Team meetings as assigned and demonstrate willingness to incorporate new ideas and strategies to meet program standards and goals in line with best practices ·         Attend professional development opportunities both internal and external and deliver updated information to peers and colleagues as assigned ·         Demonstrate ethical conduct and decision making ·         Observe strict confidentiality practices ·         Adhere to Educational Alliance policies and procedures; comply with required documentation and record keeping responsibilities for Mental Health and Disability Service unit ·         Maintain compliance paperwork, and submit documents by deadlines assigned ·         Partner with community-based mental health service providers as necessary ·         Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned   JOB REQUIREMENTS   Required Knowledge ·         LMSW required; LCSW preferred ·         Three to 5 years of clinical counseling and demonstrated knowledge of working with families of diverse socio-economic backgrounds ·         Demonstrated knowledge of assessing and providing community resources to families ·         Strong communication and engagement strategies ·         Strong organizational and record keeping skills   ·         Ability to work evenings as necessary ·         Must be able to meet physical requirements of working with young children, including walking up and down stairs, sitting on the floor and lifting a child ·         Bilingual English/Spanish preferred   Role Key Competencies Team Player Building a Successful Team Conflict Management and Resolution Analytical Proactive Planning and Organizing Initiative Learning Orientation Communication Safety Awareness Managing Performance Adaptability   EEO Info All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Educational Alliance takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Social Practitioner

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:36am
Company Background Fountain House, a world-renowned community mental health organization, successfully addresses the devastating impact of serious mental illness.  Founded in New York City in 1948 with the belief that people living with mental illness can be active participants in their own and each other’s recovery. Each year, over 1,300 members come to Fountain House to contribute their talents, learn new skills, access opportunities and forge new friendships.   Fountain House creates a culture that transforms lives. Our members, in partnership with staff, operate employment, education, housing and wellness programs. They perform all activities, including advocacy, administrative support, building maintenance and food preparation that keep our community going.  Members hold jobs, graduate from schools, develop social networks and experience fewer hospitalizations and improved overall health. Increased fulfillment, sense of purpose, and stability inevitably follow. Fountain House has inspired the creation of hundreds of similar programs in 34 countries that serve more than 100,000 people annually.  In 2014, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation recognized our global reach and the efficacy of our evidence-based model with the prestigious Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. Position:         Social Practitioner Reports To:    Unit Leader Job Summary: Fountain House is looking for creative, dynamic and community-focused individuals to provide direct support to adults with serious mental illness in an innovative community-based program. For nearly seventy years, Fountain House has used a person-in-environment approach to create working communities that help individuals with mental illness to successfully manage their recovery.  Candidates would join a team of five staff and approximately thirty individuals with mental illness to create a holistic community of recovery that follows our evidence-based model. Job Functions: ·         Case management. ·         Individual vocational supports. ·         Engage individuals in the Fountain House community as part of their rehabilitation. ·         Use the community to design positive interventions to deal with common barriers such as social isolation, poor self-esteem, anxiety, symptom management and poverty. ·         Work in a team environment. Other Requirements: ·         Master’s degree required. ·         Positive, dynamic and engaging personality. ·         Flexibility, as demonstrated by interchangeability with other staff on the unit, staying late or arriving early, if necessary to fulfill unit or member needs. ·         Must be able to work Monday - Friday: 9AM to 5PM and occassionally work evenings and weekends. ·         Working knowledge of mental illness. ·         Experience working in a community setting. ·         Non-clinical, community approach. ·         Driver's License preferred. ·         Bi-lingual preferred.Starting Salary: $42K with Master’s degree, $45K with MSW degree Benefits: 1.     Paid Time Off and Ten (10) Paid Holidays 2.     Paid Bereavement Leave 3.     Medical, dental and vision plans (contribution towards premium required) 4.     Life Insurance 5.     Voluntary Life Insurance 6.     Whole Life Insurance 7.     Short-Term Disability 8.     Long-Term Disability 9.     Supplemental Disability 10. Workers’ Compensation 11. Tuition Assistance 12. Tax Deferred Annuity 13. Flexible Spending Accounts To apply for this position, you must view website at www.fountainhouse.org. If interested, please submit your resume and cover letter via e-mail to resumes@fountainhouse.org. NO PHONE CALLS. EEO

Social Worker II - DFTA Case Management - Far Rockaway

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 1:54pm
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   In accordance with the standards of the social work profession and requirements of the funding source, responsible for the:   ·         The provision of In-Home and In-Office Assessment of the social and emotional needs of the older adult client and his family, utilizing prescribed standardized assessment instruments (i.e. PSA, EISEP-PATH); securing where appropriate the assistance of other social work and/or other professional consultants. ·         The development and implementation of a written case plan for the provision of the full range of social services for the older adult client(s) and family, including: o   Individual and family counseling and guidance in the resolution of problems of the client(s) and family. o   The provision of appropriate information to clients and collaterals regarding the normal physical, social and psychological development of individuals, challenges to functioning presented by conditions of impairment, disease, social stresses and dysfunction; and ways of coping and preserving individual functioning and autonomy. o   The provision of specific information about health, welfare, education and recreation services available to serve the older client. o   Screening of client eligibility, application for, and advocacy in securing benefits and entitlements. o   The arrangement for direct provision of services such as transportation, homecare services, meals on wheels, public assistance, Medicare, Medicaid, emergency cash relief, legal aid, protective services, vocational placement, medical and psychiatric examination and therapy, housing, etc. o   Evaluation of clients' capacity to manage their own affairs and protect themselves from financial exploitation. Assistance in securing needed and legitimate financial management or guardianship arrangements. Disbursement of monies as issued through JASA relief funds or client financial management services, to secure needed goods and services for older clients. o   Referral to, and cooperative relationships with other community agencies, to meet the needs of clients. ·         Ongoing reassessment of client need, monitoring of service efficacy, and appropriate revision of the case plan. ·         Informing supervisor of situations of crisis or circumstances where the worker requires further guidance.  ·         Conducts group counseling, community education and caregiver support groups. ·         Supervises BA-level social work staff, community aides, Title V workers, homemakers, home health aides, interns and volunteers. ·         Represents and interprets the agency at community conferences and meetings. ·         Participates in training and unit meetings. ·         Completes required case records, reports and statistics, utilizing computers, if so required. ·         Performs of such other duties as assigned.   QUALIFICATIONS:             ˜ Graduate of an Accredited College or University with a Master of Social Work or equivalent Master's-level degree in counseling, gerontology, psychology or related field. ˜ New York State Certification in Social Work preferred. LMSW Required ˜ Good writing/record keeping skills. ˜ Must be computer literate, including ability to learn and use program-specific software. ˜ Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English. ˜ Ability to travel to clients' homes using mass transit, and to negotiate any steps and barriers in clients' residences. ˜ Knowledge of Yiddish/Russian/Spanish/Patois/Mandarin may be helpful. ˜ An understanding and appreciation of the roles of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference, and individual values have as they relate to serving clients and families.                                               SUBJECT TO REVIEW FOR PURPOSES OF ADAAA JASA is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment http://jasa.org   Please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@jasa.org. Indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line.      

Social Worker IA - Queens Adult Protective Services

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 1:32pm
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   Under the direction of a Masters' level supervisor, responsible for the provision of crisis intervention, protective services and social casework on a voluntary or involuntary basis to a caseload of mentally and physically impaired, abused, and/or neglected older clients. In accordance with the standards of the social work profession, agency policies, and requirements of the funding source the individual will perform the duties itemized below.   ·         Conducts preliminary screening of applicants for service at case intake; screens for program eligibility; conducts triage for emergency intervention; ascertains short-term needs; and provides accurate and appropriate information and referral services to clients, families, and collaterals. ·         Provides in-home and in-office assessments of the social and emotional needs of the older adult client and his/her family; utilizes prescribed standardized assessment instruments (i.e. PSA, EISEP-PATH); and secures appropriate assistance of other social work and/or professional consultants. ·         Develops and implements written case plans to provide a full range of social services for older adult clients and family, including: o   Provides individual and family counseling and guidance to resolve problems of the client(s) and family. o   Prepares and disseminates appropriate information to clients and collaterals regarding the normal physical, social, and psychological development of individuals, challenges to functioning presented by conditions of impairment, disease, social stresses and dysfunction, and suggests methods used to cope and preserve individual functioning and autonomy. o   Prepares specific information about health, welfare, education and recreation services available to serve the older client. o   Screens client eligibility and applications for appropriate benefits and entitlement. o   Arranges for direct provision of services such as homemaker, home health aide, public assistance, Medicare, Medicaid, emergency cash relief, legal aid, protective services, vocational placement, medical and psychiatric examination and therapy, housing, etc. o   Evaluates clients' capacity to manage their own affairs and protect themselves from financial exploitation. o   Assists in securing needed and legitimate financial management or guardianship arrangements. o   Disburses monies as issued through JASA relief funds or client financial management services to secure needed goods and services. o   Refers to, and maintains a cooperative relationship with, other community agencies to meet the needs of clients. ·         Conducts ongoing in-home visits to evaluate client functioning, monitor risk, assess the status of current services, and update and revise the case plan; seeks appropriate guidance from the supervisor in situations requiring clarification and consultation. ·         Extended Hours and Emergency Schedules:   o   May be required to carry a beeper/phone on evenings, weekends and holidays, with this responsibility shared by professional and supervisory staff on a rotating basis. May be called upon to respond to a crisis and to either spend time on the telephone or assist a client in-person. o   In crisis situations, (e.g., "cold weather days") requiring visitation of clients lacking heat, or scheduled appointments for emergency medical or psychiatric examinations, or initiation of emergency homecare services, or implementation of court-ordered protective actions, may be instructed to report to work during times other than the normally scheduled work week, including evenings, weekends and holidays. ·         Supervises community aides, interns and volunteers. ·         Represents and interprets the agency at community conferences and meetings. ·         Participates in training and unit meetings. ·         Completes required case records, reports and statistics within mandated timeframes, utilizing computers, if so required. ·         Handles special assignments and duties as assigned.     QUALIFICATIONS:   ·         Graduate of an Accredited College or University with a B.S.W. or other BA-level degree or equivalent, preferably in psychology or gerontology. ·         Good writing/record keeping skills. ·         Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English. ·         Must be computer literate, including ability to learn and use program-specific software. ·         Ability to travel to clients' homes using mass transit and to negotiate any steps and barriers in clients' residences. ·         Knowledge of Yiddish/Russian/Spanish/Patois may be helpful. ·         Ability to understand and appreciate the roles of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference, and individual values as they relate to serving clients and their families.                                                         SUBJECT TO REVIEW FOR PURPOSES OF ADAAA         JASA is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment http://jasa.org   Please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@jasa.org. Indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Social Justice Internship - Now accepting Fall, Winter, and Spring Applicants

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 5:05pm
Ohio Citizen Action is seeking activist minded individuals to join our campaign staff. As Ohio's largest environmental nonprofit, OCA has maintained a forty-two year history of WINNING groundbreaking campaigns. Among other landmark victories, we passed the first Toxic Right-to-Know laws in the country, exposed major political corruption in Ohio, and pioneered a truly community-based structure of organizing. Now we need you to help tackle Ohio’s biggest problem: coal. At OCA you will learn what it takes to be a community organizer.   You will be joining a team of dedicated and like-minded individuals in the fight to protect our environment, public health and our communities at large. OCA provides the opportunity to make real environmental change stemming locally and reaching out globally. OCA is at the forefront of efforts to protect our natural resources and public interest. As a member of our campaign team, you will have the opportunity to influence the ever expanding environmental movement in Ohio. We are leading the charge in moving Ohio towards a more renewable energy future. For too long, fossil fuels have been poisoning our drinking water and compromising the air we breathe. Join the fight for a cleaner, sustainable future! We are hiring and training community organizers to join our staff, both for part-time and long-term positions. There is ample room for advancement, and we work year round -- we don't disappear after elections or at campaign end. Candidates should have strong verbal communication skills, be positive and energetic, and have an interest in environmental issues or non-profit work. We offer extensive training. Benefits: Fun and casual work atmosphereCourse credits availablePart-time flexibility for studentsLeadership training providedOpportunities for travel throughout the U.S., including national and regional conferencesPositive and rewarding work environment Compensation: $240-$400/wk (based on schedule) + wkly bonus No degree required, open to freshman Please call the office or email a copy of your resume to get more information about the position and to potentially set up an interview.cleveland@ohiocitizen.org216-861-5200 www.ohiocitizen.org Ohio Citizen Action values a diverse workplace. People of color and those from economically disadvantaged communities are particularly encouraged to apply. Ohio Citizen Action is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic. 

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