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As a service to our alumni, we list employment opportunities that we receive. If you have a job you would like to post, please email sswweb@ssw.rutgers.edu. Please include the following:

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  • Preferred qualifications
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  • Application information (where/how to apply)
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If you do not include a job closing date, the job will be removed from the website after 90 days. Please do not send PDFs or tables.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Date Posted: January 15, 2020

Location/Hours: Bayonne, NJ; Full Time Temporary

Compensation Rate: $35/hour

Duties:

  • Conducts assessments
  • Develops a service plan
  • Conducts treatment plans for individual, group or family settings
  • Assumes responsibilities for case management
  • Schedule intakes and appointments in a timely fashion
  • Effectively collaborates with peers, physicians, and staff to provide seamless continuum of care

For more information, and to apply, contact Ayeshia Burgess at aburgess@deltatg.com.

Director of Social Work

Date Posted: January 14, 2020

Employer: The Atrium, Post Acute Care in Park Ridge

Location/Hours: Park Ridge, NJ; Full Time

Job Description: Director of Social Work for Post Acute and Nursing Home facility with currently 155 patients. Focus on subacute care: admissions, discharge planning, family meetings, IDCP meetings, MDS assessments. Also in charge of first floor and second floor of long-term patients: IDCP meetings, family meetings, support, hospice services.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MSW 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • LSW 

To learn more, and to apply, contact Suze Vilsaint (Human Resources) at 201-505-1777 x 4111 or SVilsaint@atriumhsl.com.

Social Worker

Date Posted: January 13, 2020

Employer: Sanar Institute

Location/Hours: Newark, NJ; Full Time

Job Description: We are seeking a Full-Time Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the Sanar’s Wellness Center in Newark, New Jersey. This position will work with a diverse range of clients that have experienced interpersonal trauma including survivors of all forms of human trafficking, sexual abuse, child abuse, intimate partner violence, and individuals vulnerable to exploitation based on their gender identity and/or sexual orientation. The Social Worker will provide mental health support services utilizing the Sanar Institute’s Tri-Phasic Healing Model and evidence-based psychotherapy modalities. In addition to one-on-one therapeutic supports, the ideal candidate will also facilitate groups and workshops and feel comfortable co-facilitating professional trainings utilizing our trauma-informed curriculum Building Healing Relationships. Candidates must possess their New Jersey LCSW license, or an LSW nearing completion of required supervision hours to obtain an LCSW, in order to be considered. Sanar offers a full benefits package, flexible scheduling including telecommuting options, a supportive work environment that encourages professional and personal development, a commitment to self-care and a convenient location near Newark Penn Station. People of color and survivors are highly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2-5 years of professional experience
  • MSW with New Jersey LCSW license or an LSW with significant progress toward the required supervision hours to obtain LCSW certification.
  • Minimum of two years’ professional experience, preferably working with survivors of interpersonal violence in a trauma-informed setting.
  • Emotional maturity, stability, and resilience is required, along with excellent social skills that are authentic, empathic, and create a strong therapeutic alliance with survivors.
  • Experience, comfort, and sensitivity working in multi-cultural environments with knowledge and understanding of diversity, oppression, and privilege.
  • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills and experience with training or leading workshops
  • Alignment with the Sanar Institute’s Core Values and a strong desire to support survivors of violence and individuals vulnerable to exploitation.
  • Experience working with marginalized communities, including youth, families, individuals identifying on the LGBTQI spectrum, individuals of color and immigrant populations.
  • Strong Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual (any language) preferred. 
  • Trauma-specific clinical training with one or more evidence-based modalities such as EMDR, PE, Somatic Experiencing, CPT, trauma-sensitive yoga.
  • Experience with tele-health or web-based therapeutic supports.
  • SIFI certification and experience overseeing second year MSW interns; clinical supervision certification a bonus. 

To apply, please send a cover letter – including salary requirements – and your resume to Sarah Lott, Deputy Director, at Sarah.Lott@sanar-institute.org

Chief Financial Officer

Date Posted: January 8, 2020

Location/Hours: Columbus, OH; Full Time

Employer: Franklin County Children Services

Job Description: At Franklin County Children Services we are committed to our Guiding Principles: We are Child Welfare Professionals; We Honor Families; We Value Every Child; We Value Partnerships. Franklin County Children Services is seeking a Chief Financial Officer to be a member of our leadership team; and provide leadership, direction and coordination for the Finance and Administration Division, which includes Fiscal (includes AP, AR, Fixed Assets, & Payroll), eligibility, Procurement (includes Contracts, Purchasing and Facilities), and Internal Auditing, Facilities, Data Management & Information Technology.

This position will work closely with the Executive Director for the purpose of developing and implementing policy; monitors the Agency operating and capital annual budgets, manages and reporting of Agency finances and service contracts, and contributes to the accomplishment of the Agency’s mission. The CFO works closely with Trustees on the Finance Committee and serves on the fiscal advisory board of the Family and Children First Council.

The CFO will also prepare annual appropriation requests and monthly financial reports; coordinate long term planning for finance, information technology, and data management projects including building economic scenarios for changes in cash flow, building projects, information technology enhancements, purchased out of home care services, union negotiations, changes in reimbursement environment, etc.; responsible for overseeing internal control systems and final results of audits including expanded federal A-133 audit requirements, state, and local fund reconciliations; assists County with GSAB (Government Accounting Standard Board) compliance, maintenance of MITTS (Municipal Income Tax Tracking System), and IT System Compliance audits.

Advantages of Working at Franklin County Children Services:

  • Health Care Benefits - Medical/Dental/Vision/RX/Mental Health/EAP
  • Life Insurance Plans
  • 10 Paid Holidays, 5 Personal Days and 2 Weeks’ Vacation after your first year!
  • We contribute 8.5% of your OPERS contribution
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • College loan repayment and Perkins Loan Deferment/Pay-Off
  • Longevity Pay/Length of Service Pay

Qualifications: 

  • Completion of undergraduate major program with core course work in Accounting (or 2 years’ experience in Accounting and Auditing) plus 9 months fiscal management experience and 6 months experience as supervisor or manager; or equivalent. Completion of graduate course-work in Fiscal Management may be substituted for 6 months of required fiscal management.
  • The ideal candidate will possess master’s degree in Business Administration; be a Certified Public Accountant; and have extensive experience in Child Welfare Finance or a related field of government finance.

To learn more, and to apply, visit the APHSA Career Center website

Director of Community Services

Date Posted: January 8, 2020

Location/Hours: West St. Paul, MN; Full Time

Employer: Dakota County

Job Description: Dakota County is accepting applications for the Director of Community Services position. This position will provide leadership to the Community Services Division which include Employment & Economic Assistance, Social Services, Public Health, Community Corrections, Community Services Administration, Veteran's Services departments along with the University of Minnesota Extension Services -4H. In addition the position works closely and in partnership with the Dakota County Community Development Agency (CDA). Under the direction of the County Manager, manages the administration of all Dakota County Community Services programs. Develops and implements strategies to accomplish the goals and priorities of the County Board.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a field related to Community Service Programs AND
  • Minimum of seven years leadership experience in a complex service delivery organization which included financial compliance with state, federal and local regulations/mandates AND
  • Minimum of five years of advanced supervisory level experience of professional level staff OR
  • Master's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or related field AND
  • Minimum of five years leadership experience in a complex service delivery organization which included financial compliance with state, federal and local regulations/mandates AND
  • Minimum of three years of advanced supervisory level experience of professional level staff

Preferred experience beyond minimum qualifications:

  • Thorough understanding of Minnesota human services principles, practices and delivery systems, including, but not limited to Integrated Service Delivery, Whole Family/2Gen and client centered approaches.
  • Leadership experience in one or more non-profit or public sector human services organizations.

Applicants must furnish documented proof (transcripts, certificates, diploma, etc.) of post high school education.

To learn more, and to apply, visit the APHSA Career Center website.

Senior Staff Development Trainer

Date Posted: January 8, 2020

Location/Hours: Santa Cruz, CA; Full Time

Employer: County of Santa Cruz

Job Description:

  • Plan, develop, conduct, assess and coordinate training for new and continuing staff; for community agencies; and
  • For members of the community who may be involved in Substance Use Disorder Services (SUDS) & Cultural and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) programs, such as emotional disturbance, mental illness and substance use; and
  • Cultural competent services, provided by the County

Requirements: Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Human Services Assignment:

  • Two years of experience performing child welfare social service casework in a public agency at a level equivalent to Senior Social Worker in Santa Cruz County;
  • Six months teaching or training experience; and
  • A Master’s Degree in social work or a Master’s Degree from a two year counseling program from an accredited college.

Behavioral Health Services Assignment:

  • Two years of experience providing treatment, counseling or case management services to clients in a behavioral health setting;
  • Six months teaching or training experience;
  • Possession of a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Clinical Counseling, Psychiatric Nursing, Marriage and Family Therapy or a closely related behavioral science field that has included completion of a university approved internship, preferably a clinical internship, in a behavioral health agency.

To learn more, and to apply, visit the APHSA Career Center website.

BSW Program Director & Assistant or Associate Professor of Social Work #433

Date Posted: January 8, 2020

Location/Hours: Springfield, MA; Full Time

Employer: Springfield College

Job Description: Springfield College School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate level in the Department of Graduate Social Work. The selected candidate will also serve as the Program Director for a new BSW program.

  • Program director responsibilities include overseeing developing the program, ongoing implementation and administration, preparing the self-study for accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education and preparing the application for approval to award the degree of Bachelor of Social Work.
  • Additional faculty responsibilities include teaching, mentoring and advising students, leading student recruitment activities, and directing student research.
  • A recognized leader in graduate social work education and advanced generalist practice, the MSW program has been continuously accredited by CSWE since 1989 and the Department is well positioned to develop a BSW program.

Requirements:

Successful candidates for this 9-month position must have an earned MSW from a CSWE accredited program, a PhD in social work and be licensed or license eligible in Massachusetts.

  • Applicants should have a record of research publication and scholarly achievement in the field of social work; demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring students at the BSW level; a record of administrative activities related to BSW program management.
  • In particular, applicants should demonstrate the potential to contribute to the social justice and diversity training emphasis of the Department of Graduate Social Work and the School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences.

Applications will be reviewed beginning on December 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Springfield College is committed to enhancing diversity and equality in education and employment.

To learn more, and to apply, visit the APHSA Career Center website.

Director of Field Education 430

Date Posted: January 8, 2020

Location/Hours: Springfield, MA; Full Time

Employer: Springfield College

Job Description: The Director of Field Education is responsible for providing full administrative oversight of the office of field education in the Department of Graduate Social Work, in collaboration with the chair of the department/assistant dean for field education, the assistant director of field education, and the faculty.

  • Responsibilities include the overall design, development, implementation, and integration of the school's field curriculum in accordance with the requirements of the educational policy and accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
  • Additional responsibilities include developing new and maintaining current field practicum agency sites for credit-bearing internships with MSW supervision, primarily in New England and the northeast; matching and placing graduate social work students in agencies; working with field supervisors, faculty, and students to promote the integration of the practice curriculum in applied practice settings; consultation on complex agency and student situations and documenting steps toward resolution; serving as advisor to a cohort of students as needed; developing, updating, and teaching the field seminar for students; and developing and teaching a seminar for new MSW field supervisors.
  • The position must produce complex reports, maintain program data, oversee databases related to field and student progress, and provide direct supervision to the assistant director of field education.

Requirements: 

  • Master's Degree of Social Work and State Licensure Required. Minimum level of work-related experience 5-8 years.
  • Previous experience with field practicum supervision; ability to work with multicultural student populations, younger students, and adult learners.
  • Established record of social work agency contacts; demonstrated organizational and administrative abilities; understanding of field education opportunities and challenges within the context of graduate level advanced generalist social work education.
  • Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, and word proficiency
  • This is a highly important role in the Department of Graduate Social Work. One-fourth of credits in the 60-credit program are for field experiences, per the requirements of the accrediting body, CSWE. Identifying, crafting, and maintaining field experience opportunities is labor- and time-intensive and requires excellent interaction and communication skills.
  • Situations can be highly complex and sensitive -- for both students and field agencies. Responding to these effectively requires breadth of knowledge, interpersonal skills, flexibility, and creativity to bring about appropriate student-centered and ethical resolutions.
  • The landscape in social work practice is constantly changing. This environment, along with the unique needs of each student, requires incumbents to use practice- and policy-informed judgment carried out with independent decision-making and action in most situations.

Springfield College is committed to enhancing diversity and equality in education and employment.

To learn more, and to apply, visit the APHSA Career Center website.

Director of Federal Planning

Date Posted: January 8, 2020

Location/Hours: Atlanta, GA; Full Time

Employer: The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS)

Job Description: Division of Family and Children Services is seeking executive leadership level candidates for the position of Director of Federal Planning. This position is located at 2 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Fulton County. This position will report to the Senior Director for Practice and Program Guidance, and will supervise staff. This position will focus on the development, management, and administration of required federal plans. This includes the Child & Family Service Plan (CFSP), Child and Family Services Review (CFSR), Child Abuse Prevention Act (CAPTA), and development of responses to the Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR). This position will also provide strategic guidance and consultative support to extended partners including but not limited to the Office of the Child Advocate, Department of Juvenile Justice, Georgia Department of Education, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, Opioid Treatment Providers of Georgia, Georgia Court Improvement Project, Department of Public Health, and Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. This position will also be responsible for the administration of funds provided under the CAPTA and Children's Justice Act (CJA).

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and support the development of agency goals related to federal requirements for child welfare practice.
  • Direct the design, implementation and analysis of the planning process for federally required plans through coordination with various stakeholders including other state agencies, community entities, program sections and field leadership.
  • Direct ongoing analysis of strategies and monitoring and evaluation of programmatic plans to ensure department goals are being met.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with the Children's Bureau.
  • Engage stakeholders year-round in strategic planning and program improvement.
  • Assist county leadership in developing and monitoring the work of C3 Coordinators.
  • Collaborate with the CAPTA Panel members, leading discussions around agency practice and/or addressing recommendations.
  • Coordinate and prepare the annual report, contracts and three-year application and assessment for continued funding for CJA.
  • Prepare and monitor Program Improvement Plans.
  • Effectively partner with executives and leadership.
  • Submit all required annual reports to the Children's Bureau.
  • Keep abreast of current and emerging trends in Child Welfare.

Core Competencies:

  • Ability to work effectively at multiple levels of the organization and with multiple project teams.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective active listening, critical thinking and group facilitation skills.
  • Experience in building and maintaining strong stakeholder relationships.
  • Expertise in making strategic decisions based on data as well as best practices.
  • Ability to maintain a results-oriented, learning culture.
  • Excellent planning and organizational management skills.
  • Excellent oral, written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and/or standard software applications typically used in a corporate office environment.
  • Ability to work in a very fast-paced, stressful environment while effectively and accurately managing multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated evidence of excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to develop and make presentations on behalf of the organization.
  • Ability to work independently with limited direction.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related area from an accredited college or university AND Eight years of related experience OR
  • Ten years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, demonstrate some or all the following skills/experience:

  • Master's degree in Social Work, Business Administration, Public Administration, Psychology or Public Health from an accredited college or university.
  • 2+ years of experience with Federal Regulations: Child & Family Service Plan(CFSP), Child and Family Services Review (CFSR), Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR), Child Abuse Prevention Act (CAPTA) or Program Improvement Plans.
  • Developing or managing Federal Plans.
  • Current or previous Senior Level Leadership role. (Must be shown on application)

For more information, and to apply, visit the APHSA Career Center website.

Social Services Practitioner III - DPSS

Date Posted: January 7, 2020

Location: Riverside, CA

Employer: Riverside County Department of Public and Social Services (DPSS)

Job Description: The Riverside County Department of Public and Social Services (DPSS) is recruiting for multiple Social Services Practitioner III positions throughout Riverside County for the Children's Services Division (CSD) and the Adult Services Division (ASD). Competitive candidates will be referred to the department on an ongoing basis. A hiring event may take place at a later date depending on department hiring needs.

Children's Services Division (CSD):

Social Services Practitioners may be assigned to various programs within Children's Services. Those programs include Investigative and Continuing Services, Extended Foster Care Program (EFC), Command Post, Group Home, Adoptions, or the Resource Family Approval (RFA). Investigative Services and Command Post conduct investigation of child abuse/neglect referrals made within the Riverside County. Continuing Services provide support in continuing services with the goal of reunification. Extended Foster Care completes assessments, develops transitional plans, and provides resources for youth 16 and older, preparing them to emancipate from foster care. The Resource Family Approval conducts home assessments, background checks, and family evaluations to ensure that prospective relatives/non-related extended family members (NREFM) requesting placement meet standards in accordance with State regulations. Future SSP IIIs in the CSD (only) may be eligible for DPSS exciting programs that include the Retention Program and Educational and Career Assistance Programs. All Programs are great opportunities for professional growth and knowledge. Learn more below:

  • Retention Program: All NEWLY hired incumbents and CURRENT employees with less than 10,400 hours of service are eligible for the Retention Bonus Program upon hire! Eligibility is based upon Hours of Service Completed, learn more https://www.rivcocob.org/boardpolicies/policy-c/POLICY-C26.pdf
  • Education Support Program: DPSS employees eligible for the ESP may receive up to $5,250.00 per year for a period of two years of lifetime maximum of $10,500. ESP programs include Career Counseling, Career Assessment, College partners Tuition Discount information and possible textbook and tuition reimbursement options. Interested and Eligible candidates will receive a Career Development Plan (CDP) that includes tuition and textbook funding, either by DPSS or Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Department Policy, Eligibility and Application Requirement details are in the link (https://esp.rc-hr.com/
  • 20/20 Program: The 20/20 program is designed to assist Social Services Practitioner IIIs who are students completing a Masters in Social Work Degree from an approved university. Program participants work a reduced work schedule while being paid as a full-time employee allowing the employee time to complete training and/or educational requirements for degree or certification. To learn more about the 20/20 Program, please contact the recruiter listed at the bottom of this job posting.

Adult Services Division (ASD):

Adult Services, Social Services Practitioners III may be assigned to the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program or IHSS Public Authority. They provide services to the elderly and disabled as an alternative to out-of-home placement. Social Services Practitioner IIIs carry a caseload of IHSS service recipients/clients and is responsible for ensuring that appropriate and timely services are being delivered by the respective Providers designated by IHSS clients.

Examples of Essential Duties: 

  • Investigate and provide services to clients where their physical or emotional welfare is involved; work with cases involving neglect, abuse, emotional or behavioral problems, physical/mental disabilities or other health conditions affecting a client's personality, family relationships, child, or in-home care arrangements.
  • Assess client family environment in order to determine potential or imminent risk to the safety of children/disabled adults/elderly residing in the household; when safety needs dictate, remove child/disabled adults/elderly from home and transport them, complying with all safety regulations, including the use of age appropriate California safety mandated equipment, when assisting with initial removal or facilitating a placement change, which may include managing/lifting the client's necessary assistive equipment (e.g., wheelchair).
  • Carry a caseload of the more difficult types of social service cases requiring a high degree of technical competence where social or family needs or environmental forces adversely affect family life; assess client's problems and develop treatment plans.
  • Complete case studies for the purpose of assessing problems and determining appropriate types and methods of treatment; develop intensive long or short-term treatment plans to improve or restore individual or family functioning.
  • Act as a casework consultant to staff members without professional training.
  • Function at a highly skilled level in such areas as counseling, protective services, medical social work, family services, community organization, and adoptive services.
  • Take part in staff development programs to increase knowledge of the social work processes and augment personal technical competence.
  • Provide services and counseling in cases of desertion or impending loss of a child, or caretaker.
  • Interpret public social service rules, regulations, and policies to clients and the public.
  • Maintain casework records and prepare reports and correspondences.
  • Frequently conduct field visits, away from the home office, which may include long distances in order to carry out service plans, observe, and assess client needs, and provide information and social work services.
  • Assess client family environment in order to determine potential or imminent risk to the safety of children/disabled adults/elderly residing in the household; when safety needs dictate, remove child/disabled adults/elderly from home and transport them, complying with all safety regulations, including the use of age appropriate California safety mandated equipment, when assisting with initial removal or facilitating a placement change, which may include managing/lifting the client's necessary assistive equipment (e.g., wheelchair).
  • Maintain up-to-date electronic records of all aspects of client case management in a centralized database.
  • Provide therapeutic marital, family interrelationship, and adoptive parent counseling.

For more information, and to apply, visit the APHSA Career Center website.

Executive Director

Date Posted: January 8, 2020

Employer: Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments

Location/Hours: Albany, OR; Full Time

Job Description: OCWCOG is seeking a mission-driven and high-performing Executive Director to provide leadership and vision to staff, Board of Directors, clients, consumers, local governments, and agencies in our tri-County Region. Concurrently, the Boards of the Community Services Consortium (the regional Community Action Agency) and OCWCOG are exploring the opportunity of a merger. Therefore, the successful candidate will have enterprise-level administrative and business experience and can partner, collaborate, and lead OCWCOG through this process.

The Executive Director must be adaptable, ready to take on challenges, and be committed to meeting the needs of the Region. If this sounds like you, we invite you to learn more by visiting our Careers page, www.OCWCOG.org/Careers.

The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer who plans, oversees, organizes, and directs agency activities on behalf of the OCWCOG Board of Directors. Three Program Directors, Deputy Director, and Finance Director all report to this position. The Executive Director provides strategic direction on association management, and provides leadership and guidance in a broad array of areas, including, but not limited to: oversight and management of general administrative departments (such as: human resources, facilities, communications and marketing, and technology and information services), services, and special projects (such as: development and implementation of policies, procedures, budget, and staff management). The Executive Director is the face of OCWCOG and represents the association at various intergovernmental, internal staff, and stakeholder meetings.

  • Establishes direction for all agency programs through interpretation of objectives, goals, legislation, and regulations, with emphasis on program growth, diversification, and integration.
  • Determines appropriate staffing levels of various programs and projects required to provide superior services to supported communities.
  • Develops, implements, and administers agency policies and procedures to advance intra-agency integration of programs.
  • Represents the agency and the Board of Directors (Board) before local, State, and Federal agencies and other groups, providing information and consultation on matters pertaining to the agency.
  • Maintains relationship with other similar agencies through direct contact and participation on local, State, and national committees and boards.
  • Acts as a steward of member jurisdictions’ interests and resources.
  • Reports to, and advises, the Board, and various subcommittees of the Board, on program progress and internal operations.
  • Approves programs, monitors implementation, evaluates, and makes final recommendations to the Board of program direction.
  • Implements agency-wide systems, policies and procedures necessary to meet established goals and objectives.
  • Approves all hiring, discharge, and disciplinary actions for agency.
  • Develops, maintains, and reports agency budget, and budget monitoring process.
  • Acts as a key member of the management team in collective bargaining and maintains an effective relationship with the Union.

Requirements:

Thorough knowledge of financial control systems and political processes at the local, State, and Federal levels of government;

  • Knowledge and experience with State and Federal programs typically administered by councils of governments;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and management skills;
  • Ability to establish goals and procedures;
  • Ability to direct the work of others through an organization hierarchy, evaluate results, and anticipate and effectuate changes, as needed.
  • Ability to travel throughout tri-County Region, and participate in State and national meetings, as required;
  • Knowledge and experience with collective bargaining;
  • Ability to represent the association before various citizen groups and public officials; and,
  • Ability to successfully work with boards/volunteers, various stakeholders/interest groups/collective bargaining units, and other government entities.

For more information, and to apply, visit the APHSA Career Center website.

Part Time Contract Licensed Therapist (LPC, LCSW, MFT) for Minority Women

Date Posted: January 7, 2020

Employer: We Rise Therapy & Wellness, LLC

Location/Hours: Highland Park, NJ; Part Time

Job Description: We Rise Therapy & Wellness LLC aims to serve South Asian, Asian and Minority women by normalizing therapy, rising above mental health stigma and making mental healthcare accessible. We are seeking part time fully licensed therapists to work 10-15 + hours a week as a 1099 contractor fee split agreement in our Highland Park, NJ office with an opportunity to grow with the practice.

We Rise Therapy & Wellness is a holistic therapy and wellness practice whose mission is to rise above the mental health stigma that surrounds South Asian, Asian and minority communities. By giving girls and women of color access to professional help, we aim to spread awareness and normalize therapy. Our practice specializes in serving millennial women of color with cultural identity and family of origin issues, depression, anxiety, life transitions and trauma by providing evidence-based therapies with a holistic approach.. 

Requirements: Independent license in the State of New Jersey (LPC, LCSW, LMFT). Interest to work 10-15 hours/week with an opportunity to grow. Strong clinical skills and expertise in counseling, utilizing evidence-based practices such as CBT, DBT, ACT while practicing cultural sensitivity. Excellent references and work history. Maintain your own professional liability insurance & CEU requirements per state licensing board. Applicants who are already paneled with insurance networks are preferred, but we will support the right candidate through the process of getting paneled with insurance. Interest in marketing our services through various measures.

Benefits: Opportunity to provide fee for service therapy with a flexible schedule and competitive rates without the commitments and hassles of owning your own practice. Opportunity to create your own schedule based on availability. Opportunity to provide telehealth services remotely. EHR management and billing services, assistance with marketing and referrals provided. Access to biller/scheduler provided. Supervision provided. Fully furnished office in heart of downtown Highland Park.

For more information, and to apply, visit https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?from=appshareios&jk=1d8febda291f582e.

School Certified Social Worker

Date Posted: January 7, 2020

Location/Hours: Jersey City, NJ; Part Time (approximately 25 hours/week)

Requirements: 

  • Licensure as an School Certified Social Worker
  • Possession of up-to-date clearances (or willingness to obtain)
  • Possession of individual professional liability insurance (or willingness to obtain)

To apply, visit https://jobs.txsource.com/index.smpl?arg=jb_apply_quick.

Counselor

Date Posted: January 6, 2020

Location/Hours: Lansdowne, PA; Full Time

Employer: Recovery Centers of America

Job Description: Providing counseling services to patients in accordance with Pennsylvania State and Federal regulations as well as agency policies and procedures. Provide clinical assistance to counselors in coordination with Clinical Supervisor.

Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure the completion of patient databases, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other essential documentation in accordance with applicable federal and state standards as well as agency policies and procedures.
  • Provide patient with orientation regarding objectives of the program, phase system requirements, rule and regulations, sanctions, hours of services, patient rights, and additional information to help patient adjust to the program.
  • Assure each patient is assessed and placed accordingly in one of the following phases in accordance with Federal and State standards as well as agency policies; and provide counseling to the patient in accordance with the following schedule:
    • Phase 1: At least one counseling session per week.
    • Phase 2: At least one counseling session every two weeks.
    • Phase 3: At least one counseling session every month.
    • Phase 4: At least one counseling session every month.
    • Phase 5: At least one counseling session every month.
    • Phase 6: At least one counseling session every month.
  • Keep all patient files organized and updated for own and agency's use in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Counsel patient in crises situation by identifying patient resources and coping abilities in order to help patient cope with and take steps to resolve crisis.
  • Counsel patient who has refused to comply with specific program requirements in order to increase patient awareness of possible consequences of noncompliance.
  • Arrange referrals to other agencies and resources in the community when appropriate.
  • Perform quarterly treatment plan reviews.
  • Participate in case conferences and case reviews in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Develop and increase knowledge of federal, state, and agency regulations regarding confidentiality, methadone treatment, and substance abuse counseling certification.
  • Submit all internal and external correspondences to supervisor for review and approval.
  • Secure necessary documentation from patient, when appropriate, to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • Submit monthly and quarterly statistical reports to supervisor.
  • Be knowledgeable of and enforce policy procedures.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience: Qualified applicants must meet one of the following conditions below, however priority will be given to those with a Master’s Degree and/or counseling/substance abuse treatment experience:

  • A Master’s Degree or above from an accredited college with a major in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing (with a clinical specialty in the human services) or other related field which includes a practicum in a health or human service agency, preferably in a drug and alcohol setting.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college with a major in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing (with a clinical specialty in the human services) or other related field and 1 year of clinical experience (a minimum of 1,820 hours) in a health or human service agency, preferably in a drug and alcohol setting.
  • An Associate Degree from an accredited college with a major in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing (with a clinical specialty in the human services) or other related field and 2 years of clinical experience (a minimum of 3,640 hours) in a health or human service agency, preferably in a drug and alcohol setting
  • Full certification as an addictions counselor by a statewide certification body which is a member of a National certification body or certification by another state government’s substance abuse counseling certification board.

Other Requirements:

  • Have demonstrated leadership qualities amongst the counseling staff.
  • Have demonstrated superior clinical skills and the ability to share expertise with others.
  • To possess the knowledge and understanding of how to recognize and manage an opiate and/or other drug overdose.
  • To understand the clinical benefits and limitations of urine screens, toxicology, and other testing procedures.
  • Trained/certified in CPR and Basic Life Support.
  • To be culturally competent.
  • Knowledge of 12-Step Recovery Program theory preferred.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of and experience working with Microsoft Access helpful.
  • Bi-lingual Spanish preferred

Competencies:

  • Customer Service: Demonstrates concern for meeting internal and external customers' needs in a manger that provides satisfaction for the customer within the resources that can be made available.
  • Impact and Influence: Works effectively with and through others including those whom there is no formal authority over.
  • Project Management: Coordinates the diverse components of the project by balancing scope, time, cost, and quality.
  • Communication: Communicates well both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and punctual reports, delivers presentations, shares information and ideas with others, has good listening skills.

Work Environment: May work in a variety of environments including professional offices, clinics, hospitals, or out-patient facilities. They spend much of their time on their feet, actively working with patients.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Travel: Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.

To apply, send resume directly to Brooke Deschenes (bdeschenes@recoverycoa.com) or can apply by visiting https://recoverycentersofamerica.com, clicking “Careers”, then “All Job Openings”.

Social Worker

Date Posted: January 2, 2020

Location: Union City, NJ

Employer: Manhattanview Health Care Center

Job Description: Manhattanview Health Care Center in Union City, NJ  is looking for a newly licensed Social Worker to join our growing team! The License Social worker is a member of the interdisciplinary team who provides assessment, treatment planning, intervention and psycho-education to residents, patients and their family members. 

Overview of Responsibilities:

  • Reviews Resident rights with all new admissions
  • Schedules interdisciplinary team meeting with medical staff, residents and family members in order to plan care and resolve concerns.
  • Provides guidance and counseling to residents and their families on diverse issues ranging from grief and loss to acceptance and coping with changes in living
  • Coordinates discharge services – planning and acquisition of appropriate follow-up care

Qualifications:

  • Licensed Social Worker
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work

To apply, please email send Resume and cover letter via email to Jennifer Michaels at Jmichaels@broadwayhealthcare.com.  

Director of Federal Planning

Date Posted: December 19, 2019

Employer: The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS)

Hours/Location: Full Time; Atlanta, GA

Job Description: Division of Family and Children Services is seeking executive leadership level candidates for the position of Director of Federal Planning. This position is located at 2 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Fulton County. This position will report to the Senior Director for Practice and Program Guidance, and will supervise staff. This position will focus on the development, management, and administration of required federal plans. This includes the Child & Family Service Plan (CFSP), Child and Family Services Review (CFSR), Child Abuse Prevention Act (CAPTA), and development of responses to the Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR). This position will also provide strategic guidance and consultative support to extended partners including but not limited to the Office of the Child Advocate, Department of Juvenile Justice, Georgia Department of Education, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, Opioid Treatment Providers of Georgia, Georgia Court Improvement Project, Department of Public Health, and Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. This position will also be responsible for the administration of funds provided under the CAPTA and Children's Justice Act (CJA).

Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate and support the development of agency goals related to federal requirements for child welfare practice.
  • Direct the design, implementation and analysis of the planning process for federally required plans through coordination with various stakeholders including other state agencies, community entities, program sections and field leadership.
  • Direct ongoing analysis of strategies and monitoring and evaluation of programmatic plans to ensure department goals are being met.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with the Children's Bureau.
  • Engage stakeholders year-round in strategic planning and program improvement.
  • Assist county leadership in developing and monitoring the work of C3 Coordinators.
  • Collaborate with the CAPTA Panel members, leading discussions around agency practice and/or addressing recommendations.
  • Coordinate and prepare the annual report, contracts and three-year application and assessment for continued funding for CJA.
  • Prepare and monitor Program Improvement Plans.
  • Effectively partner with executives and leadership.
  • Submit all required annual reports to the Children's Bureau.
  • Keep abreast of current and emerging trends in Child Welfare.

Core Competencies:

  • Ability to work effectively at multiple levels of the organization and with multiple project teams.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective active listening, critical thinking and group facilitation skills.
  • Experience in building and maintaining strong stakeholder relationships.
  • Expertise in making strategic decisions based on data as well as best practices.
  • Ability to maintain a results-oriented, learning culture.
  • Excellent planning and organizational management skills.
  • Excellent oral, written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and/or standard software applications typically used in a corporate office environment.
  • Ability to work in a very fast-paced, stressful environment while effectively and accurately managing multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated evidence of excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to develop and make presentations on behalf of the organization.
  • Ability to work independently with limited direction.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related area from an accredited college or university AND Eight years of related experience OR
  • Ten years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, demonstrate some or all the following skills/experience:

  • Master's degree in Social Work, Business Administration, Public Administration, Psychology or Public Health from an accredited college or university.
  • 2+ years of experience with Federal Regulations: Child & Family Service Plan(CFSP), Child and Family Services Review (CFSR), Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR), Child Abuse Prevention Act (CAPTA) or Program Improvement Plans.
  • Developing or managing Federal Plans.
  • Current or previous Senior Level Leadership role. (Must be shown on application)

For more information, and to apply, visit https://aphsa.careerwebsite.com/job/director-of-federal-planning/52249381/?utm_source=JobFlash&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=JobFlash-12%2B17%2C%2B2019

Director, AZ Department of Economic Security

Date Posted: December 19, 2019

Employer: Arizona Department of Economic Security

Hours/Location: Full Time; Phoenix, AZ

Job Description: The State of Arizona is recruiting a decisive, dynamic and thoughtful leader to serve as the Director of the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES). As the second-largest State agency, our major programs provide aging and adult services, benefits and medical eligibility, employment and rehabilitation services, developmental disabilities assistance programs, and child support services. This position will require a leader of leaders who can manage a large, complex agency in a fast-paced ever-changing environment. This agency leader must embody the State’s values: care for one another, strive for excellence, and do the right thing.

This position provides an opportunity for candidates with a passion for public services to lead continuous improvement for public services to directly impact for good the lives of Arizona’s most vulnerable citizens. The role requires an individual capable of pushing an organization forward, exploring and moving past boundaries, a natural problem-solver, confident, goal-oriented, pragmatic, leading-edge thinker focused on making an impact on the organization, its employees and the citizens they serve.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leadership oversight and accountability for agency vision and mission, organizational health and performance, policy, operations, personnel, and technological innovation.
  • Oversight of all Department of Economic Security programs and services, and responsible for the management of the agency's multi-billion dollar operating budget.
  • Lead the agency using the Arizona Management System (AMS) -- the state’s continuous improvement system, developed and implemented by state employees to create a service-driven and efficient government through problem-solving, performance management, and leader standard work.
  • Develop a high functioning team across multiple operational sites; implement controls and measures to effectively monitor and assess employee morale, operations, and program outcomes.
  • Work collaboratively with other cabinet-level leaders, including the directors of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) and the Department of Health Services (DHS), to address the growing and changing needs of Arizona’s citizens.
  • Build rapport quickly and effectively manage relationships with elected officials, cabinet directors, stakeholders, employees, and the general public, including persons of various social and economic backgrounds.
  • Identify and implement reforms and initiatives to improve program processes and outcomes. This includes recommendations for legislative and executive initiatives.
  • Represent the agency through leadership presence in public and private forums, including legislative hearings, judicial proceedings, media engagements and public events.

Requirements: 

  • Advanced Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Health Services, Public Administration, Public Health, Business Administration or a closely related field.
  • 6 years’ experience leading a large* organization in federal, state or local government or a large nonprofit organization that provides health and human services or social services, to include managing multiple, complex lines of business.
  • Proven experience leading large organizations through transformation and change.
  • Understanding and working knowledge of federal requirements relevant to the agency’s mission.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with elected and appointed officials, administrators, employees and the general public, including persons of various social and economic backgrounds, and people with disabilities.
  • Experience representing the organization in public and private forums including legislative hearings, judicial proceedings, media engagements and public events.

*For purposes of this position, “large organization” is defined as being comprised of at least three complex lines of business with a minimum of 500 FTEs and a budget of at least $500 million to $1 billion.

Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted. All candidates will be required to demonstrate evidence of the experience, skills, and abilities required to meet this role.

For more information, and to apply, visit https://aphsa.careerwebsite.com/job/director-az-department-of-economic-security/52122814/?utm_source=JobFlash&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=JobFlash-12%2B17%2C%2B2019

President and Chief Executive Officer

Date Posted: December 18, 2019

Employer: Community Resources for Justice

Hours/Location: Full Time; Boston, MA

Job Description: Community Resources for Justice (CRJ), an eminent social justice and human services organization with a rich history of serving and advocating for society’s most at-risk populations, seeks a President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). For over 140 years, CRJ has addressed critical social justice issues through policy reform and has provided high-quality services to formerly incarcerated individuals and to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). CRJ is a thought leader in Massachusetts and across the nation, driven by its history of achievement, sustained organizational vitality, and expertise gained through practical experience. After decades of continuous growth and an increasingly influential national presence, CRJ seeks a CEO who will both fortify and fuel the organization’s impact in the areas of criminal justice and disability services.

CRJ is comprised of three distinct divisions. Its two direct services divisions are Social Justice Services (SJS) and Community Strategies (CS). SJS serves nearly 600 formerly incarcerated people annually through eight residential reentry centers, or halfway houses. CS serves 240 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through its network of community-based options across Massachusetts and New Hampshire, including 38 group homes and other shared living arrangements. CRJ’s third division is the Crime and Justice Institute (CJI), the organization’s national-scale criminal justice consulting practice. CJI collaborates with and provides technical assistance to elected officials, justice system practitioners, and policy makers across the country to find creative approaches to today’s most pressing and complex social and public safety issues. CRJ’s three divisions are supported by a budget of $55 million and total staff of 750.

CRJ is proud of its reputation as an innovator and advocate for reform. The organization opened one of the nation’s first community mental health clinics to treat sex offenders and abusers with I/DD; brought to the United States the “day reporting” model, which is now used extensively across the country to provide non-residential reentry supports; and is thought to have operated the nation’s first halfway house. CRJ has also been critical to numerous recent reform efforts, including the implementation of the “Ban the Box” provision, which prevents employers from inquiring about criminal records on initial job applications, and several Clean Slate initiatives, which automate the process for misdemeanor criminal record expungement, allowing greater access to employment, housing, and education opportunities.

In collaboration with CRJ’s 19-member board of directors and experienced executive team, the President and CEO will provide strategic vision and leadership to an operation with significant community importance. The CEO will ensure the continued quality of its direct services; will anticipate and prepare for evolution in the regulatory environments in which each of its divisions operates; and will foster organizational alignment and leadership of a united organization. Strengths in collaboration and partnership development; demonstrated experience leading an organization or unit of compatible purpose and similar complexity through growth and change; attention to staff development; and proven commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential. As the CEO is the primary ambassador for the organization, the successful candidate will bring superior communication skills and a strong track record in government relations, public advocacy, and fundraising.

Community Resources for Justice has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed in strict confidence to:

Phillip Petree, John Isaacson, and Tatiana Oberkoetter
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer St
Boston, MA 02210
1-888-873-6989
www.imsearch.com/7322

Applications will be held in strict confidence. Electronic submission of application materials is strongly encouraged.

CRJ provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. CRJ’s practice of providing equal opportunities for all employees supports its belief in evidence-based management practices and being morally responsible in the communities that they serve.

Assistant or Associate Professor of Social Work #402

Date Posted: December 18, 2019

Employer: Springfield College

Hours/Location: Full Time; Springfield, MA

Description: The Springfield College Department of Graduate Social Work , a leader in MSW graduate education in New England and the northeast, invites applications for a full-time, nine-month tenure track professor of social work, Assistant or Associate Professor

The department is committed to preparing competent and effective professionals who will provide leadership in social work practice, social policy, empirical research, and administration of service delivery systems based on principals of economic and social justice, dignity, and human rights. The Council on Social Work Education has continuously accredited the MSW program since 1989. Founded in 1885, Springfield College is a private, coeducational institution, offering undergraduate and graduate programs that reflect its distinctive Humanics philosophy, to educate the whole person in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.

Requirements:

  • Successful applicants will have an earned MSW from a CSWE-accredited MSW program and a Ph.D. in a related area from a regionally accredited program, five years' post-masters experience in social work practice, demonstrated excellence in teaching in higher education, and a strong commitment to scholarship and service activities.
  • The MSW program is particularly interested in applicants with expertise in advanced generalist social work practice.
  • Review of applications will begin December 15, 2019. The appointment will begin in the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • The department of graduate social work is committed to building a diverse faculty and strongly encourages candidates from under represented groups to apply.
  • Springfield College is committed to enhancing diversity and equality in education and employment.

To learn more, and to apply, visit https://aphsa.careerwebsite.com/job/assistant-or-associate-professor-of-social-work-402/51931252/?utm_source=JobFlash&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=JobFlash-12%2B17%2C%2B2019

Social Worker

Date Posted: December 11, 2019

Employer: Buckingham Care & Rehabilitation

Location/Hours: Norwood, NJ; Full Time

Job Description: Supporting the Directors of Social Work in both the sub-acute and long term care units. Conducting initial family meetings for new admissions. Completing MDS Sections C, D, E and Q, as well as psychosocial history assessments. Facilitate group sessions for long-term care residents. Assist with discharge planning. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MSW

Preferred Qualifications:

  • LSW or LCSW

To apply, call 201-768-6222 and ask for Lena, HR Manager. Let them know you learned about the position from a post by Amanda Alvaro, the previous social worker, and wanted to apply for the job.

Bilingual Counselor (New York/New Jersey)

Date Posted: December 10, 2019

Employer: Korean American Family Service Center, Inc. (KAFSC)

Hours: Full Time

Job Description: The Korean American Family Service Center, Inc. (KAFSC) is a leading non-profit organization assisting women, children, and families in the New York tri-state area to recognize and eliminate relationship violence and abuse. Our counseling, education, advocacy and support services help individuals empower themselves to build safe and healthy relationships based on mutual respect, compassion and dignity. Each year, over 2,000 individuals benefit from one or more services that we provide. All our services are culturally sensitive, linguistically appropriate, and free.

KAFSC seeks a full-time Bilingual Counselor who will provide our target populations with a wide range of direct services described below as part of the Clinical Team.

Key Responsibilities:

Counseling, Case Management & Advocacy

  • Assist with answering 24 hours hotline calls, provide crisis intervention on phone and provide resources
  • Provide trauma informed therapeutic counseling for individuals and families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, & relationship abuse.
  • Manage a caseload of 20-25 clients weekly
  • Ensure that all families and individuals have a safety plan and a full family assessment
  • Identify strengths and needs of individuals and families and establish an individualized plan for each client
  • Provide comprehensive quality advocacy and case management services
  • Work closely with social workers and case managers to provide assistance in seeking housing, employment, child care, financial assistance, legal services and other services needed
  • Recruit and facilitate domestic violence and sexual assault support groups
  • Make appropriate referrals (police, court, shelter, hospital, DA’s office, etc.) and provide advocacy and interpretation
  • Ensure professional relationships with clients to create an atmosphere of empathy, safety, & support
  • Maintain a working knowledge of New Jersey/New York domestic violence & sexual assault service partners
  • Travel to court and accompany clients to police station and other community based organizations
  • Foster and maintain constructive working relationships with law enforcement, legal service agencies, courts, NYC Family Justice Centers, ACS, and other community organizations
  • Serve as a backup counselor for the 24-hr Hotline

Community Education, Advocacy, and Training

  • Work with the staff, create opportunities to reach the targeted population through a wide range of community outreach activities
  • Participate in the mandatory domestic violence training
  • Conduct domestic violence or sexual assault focused workshops
  • Organize and participate in agency-wide outreach activities

Administration

  • Ensure that all client records and documentation are complete, accurate and up-to-date
  • Prepare documents, reports, and statistics for all appropriate, program-related activities
  • Actively participate in bi-weekly clinical meetings, supervision and staff wide staff meetings

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Social Work (CSW) or related fields required.
  • LMSW, LCSW or LPC strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of family violence or sexual assault or/and experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma preferred
  • Fluency in English and Korean preferred, and Chinese a plus
  • Familiarity with Korean/Asian and immigrant community a plus
  • Sound judgment and a strong sense of social justice and activism
  • Collaborative attitude, positive attitude and sense of empathy towards victims
  • Strong dedication to furthering victims’ rights
  • Computer competency in Microsoft Office Suite and the Internet search

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary plus excellent benefits including health insurance, vision/dental insurance
  • Generous 25 days of paid time off in addition to paid holidays and birthday off
  • Pre-tax TransitChek

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to hr@kafsc.org.

Legal Services Coordinator

Date Posted: December 9, 2019

Employer: Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Location/Hours: Trenton, NJ; Full Time

Job Description: LALDEF is seeking a legal services coordinator that can assist us in increasing capacity and serving the needs of our community. The coordinator will primarily serve as support staff to the supervising attorney and all accredited representatives. This position will also require direct client interaction by assisting in client interviewing and information collection. This position is full-time, based in an office environment, and evening work will be required. This position requires the individuals to work effectively in a fast-paced environment; demonstrate the ability to think independently and critically, and apply good judgment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supports the attorney and accredited representatives in various administration duties.
  • Requires strong communication abilities, in addition to computer and data entry skills.
  • Routine use of Microsoft Office Suite products and SalesForce.
  • Performs clerical tasks, such as drafting letters, filing, and data management.
  • Operates office equipment and completes general office work (additional duties may include answering telephones and data entry)
  • Conduct research relevant to legal case matter
  • Identify appropriate laws, judicial decisions, legal articles, and other materials for assigned cases.
  • Organize and maintain documents in a paper or electronic filing systems
  • Gather and arrange evidence and other legal documents for attorney review and case preparation
  • Draft correspondence and complete legal documents for review
  • Get affidavits and other formal statements that may be used as evidence
  • Call clients, witnesses, lawyers, and outside vendors to schedule interviews and meetings
  • Compile, analyze, and organize information. Gather exhibits, when applicable
  • Prepare and upkeep written reports

Personal Attributes: Ideal candidate should be flexible and the ability to multi-task with excellent communication, computer, interpersonal, organizational, and research skills. Candidate should think independently, but also utilize team work strategies when faced with difficult tasks.

Level of Language Proficiency:

  • English - Fluent (written and verbal)
  • Spanish - Fluent (written and verbal)

To learn more, and to apply, visit https://latin-american-legal-defense-and-education-fund.breezy.hr/p/f0c893e29fff-legal-services-coordinator.

Southern Poverty Law Center Summer Legal Internship 2020

Date Posted: December 9, 2019

Employer: Southern Poverty Law Center

Location/Hours: Alexandria, LA; Lumpkin, GA; Ocilla, GA and Folkston, GA

Job Description: Southern Poverty Law Center’s Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative (SIFI) is currently offering an exciting legal internship program for summer 2020 within different offices located in Alexandria, Lumpkin, Ocilla, and Folkston.

This program will be a minimum of 10 weeks, beginning on June 1st. SIFI Interns will be provided a base of $600 weekly, with opportunities for additional compensation through overtime by the Center.

Those selected will collaborate closely with the entire SIFI team, SIFI partners, and allied organizations, and have opportunities to assist with the development of potential federal litigation arising from removal defense work.

The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit legal advocacy organization based in Montgomery, Alabama. It is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. It was founded in August 1971 by Morris Dees, Julian Bond, and Joe Levin.

Requirements:

  • Spanish language proficiency;
  • Access to reliable transportation for the summer as locations are in remote areas; and
  • Demonstrated dedication to and/or experience working with low-income, immigrant clients.

For more information, visist https://www.biginternships.com/southern-poverty-law-center-summer-legal-internship/?fbclid=IwAR2uX66sSfDbOm7Y0xwG9LADKyxXr0_61uhC4hogSt3nt_qw7lmssLpCpDE.

Senior Program Manager

Date Posted: December 6, 2019

Employer: The Andrew Goodman Foundation (AGF)

Location/Hours: Upper Saddle River, NJ; Full Time

Job Description: The Andrew Goodman Foundation (AGF), located in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey is actively seeking an experienced and dedicated professional for a promising opportunity as their new full-time Senior Program Manager. The Senior Program Manager will recruit and manage new Member Campuses in the Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere’s fast-growing network. In this role, the Senior Program Manager will support and cultivate a diverse network of higher education campuses to build institutional and youth leadership capacity for increased student voting and civic participation. Apply today! 

The Andrew Goodman Foundation’s (AGF) mission is to make young voices and votes a powerful force in democracy. To achieve its mission, AGF launched the Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere (VE) program, a national non-partisan civic engagement movement of student leaders and university partners which aims to increase student voting on campuses across the country. Since 2014, Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere has grown exponentially and today boasts a network of some 60 campuses in 25 states and Washington, D.C. comprised of over 400 student Ambassadors, university professionals, and alumni. The program seeks to increase youth voting rates through leadership training, advisory support, the provision of financial resources, as well as a network of student leaders, faculty, and administrators who advocate to remove voting impediments, register students, and develop informed and engaged student voters.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the operationalization of Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere’s expansion plans
  • Recruit and onboard new Andrew Goodman Member Campuses
  • Manage, advise, and support a portfolio of Member Campuses to increase student voting on
  • their campuses, with an emphasis on removing voting barriers and GOTV
  • Foster peer-to-peer learning, engagement, and collaboration among Member Campuses, drawing on student promising practices and Member Campus needs
  • Oversee Member engagement in the Andrew Goodman National Civic Leadership Training Summit (NCLTS) and support NCLTS planning and training
  • Manage and mentor Program staff as needed
  • Support the Program Director with day-to-day operations and management of the Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere Network
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with campus administrators, faculty, officials, student groups, and partner organizations to facilitate effective implementation of Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere as necessary
  • Oversee the monitoring and evaluation of Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere Member Campuses through tool development, refinement, data analysis and reporting
  • Cultivate Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere’s network by contributing to communications/social media
  • Research and stay updated on youth civic engagement as well as national/state voting laws and procedures particularly in states where Campus Members are located
  • Represent AGF at relevant civic engagement, voting rights, higher education, and funder conferences
  • Manage other special projects as needed

Special Demands:

  • Conduct site visits
  • Meet with funders and key stakeholders and attend fundraising events to promote Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere

Requirements and Qualifications:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s preferred

Skills:

  • Demonstrated passion for youth voting rights and youth civic/political engagement
  • Experience (7-10 years) with youth voting and/or social justice organizing on campuses preferred; campaign experience a plus
  • Experience managing and mentoring staff (2-3 years)
  • Understanding of voter suppression trends as well as knowledge of the youth voting and/or civic engagement landscapes
  • Experience managing projects from conceptualization to completion, including budgets
  • Excellent oral and written communications among diverse audiences
  • Experience establishing strong working relationships with diverse stakeholders in different organizational settings and levels, especially in higher education
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, and track record of personal initiative and entrepreneurialism
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial work environment; ability to prioritize
  • Working knowledge of data collection and reporting; experience developing reports for internal and external audiences
  • Experience with Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft Office, and Mac OS preferred

Other Requirements:

  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Daily access to a smartphone
  • Have access to a car
  • Extremely reliable, available on evenings/weekends for occasional events and travel

How to Apply: Please submit nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters via electronic mail to Karena.Cronin@andrewgoodman.org.

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process.

Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action: The Andrew Goodman Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We welcome people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences into our team. We encourage people of color, women, members of the LGBTQ community, as well as people with disabilities to apply!

The Andrew Goodman Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against current or prospective employees based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, age, criminal record (inquiries only), handicap (disability), mental illness, sexual orientation, genetics, active military, or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

Social Worker and Senior Social Worker, Supervised Release Program

Date Posted: December 6, 2019

Employer: Center for Court Innovation

Location/Hours: New York, NY; Full Time (some nights or weekends)

Job Description: The Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit dedicated to creating a more humane and effective justice system. We operate at the cutting edge of criminal justice reform in the New York area by developing, planning, launching, and managing large-scale projects that serve thousands of justice-involved people each year. Our projects have been documented to reduce the use of incarceration and conviction, while improving public safety and increasing public confidence in government. Our projects include the award-winning Red Hook Community Justice Center, the Midtown Community Court, Bronx Community Solutions, Brooklyn Justice Initiatives, Staten Island Justice Center, and Newark Community Solutions. We also operate supervised release programs (as an alternative to bail) in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island; Project Reset, an early diversion program in Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn; young adult courts in Brooklyn and Manhattan; and a new felony alternative-to-incarceration program in Manhattan. Our criminal justice programs work with nearly 30,000 individuals each year—with the prospect of more in the days to come. Our goal is to create a criminal justice system that offers meaningful and proportionate outcomes, that treats everyone with dignity and respect, and that strengthens communities and supports victims.

Bronx Community Solutions, Brooklyn Justice Initiatives, and the Staten Island Justice Center are each seeking junior- and senior-level social workers for the Supervised Release Program. Supervised Release offers an alternative to jail, providing pretrial supervision, case management, and voluntary social services to people charged with misdemeanor and non-violent felony offenses. Program participants are monitored to ensure their appearance at court dates, and they receive referrals to community-based programming such as job training, drug treatment, and mental health counseling. Following recent legislative changes in New York State that curtail the use of cash bail and pre-trial detention, the Center anticipates dramatic growth in the population served through Supervised Release, offering the Social Workers and other staff the opportunity to contribute to an exciting program expansion at an unprecedented scale.  As part of this expansion, the Supervised Release Program will provide services to a growing youth population and take on bail-eligible felony and misdemeanor charges, including violent felony arrests.

Social Workers will be primarily responsible for monitoring a caseload of high risk/need program participants, referring participants to voluntary social service interventions, and helping promote compliance with pretrial release conditions. Social Workers will stay in regular contact with participants, including facilitating in-person case management meetings and sending them frequent court date reminders. Social Workers will be in contact with attorneys’ offices, community-based providers, and draft memos to inform the court of participants’ compliance.  The Senior Social Worker will also facilitate group sessions and assist program staff in the development and implementation of onsite services for participants. Additionally, the Senior Social Worker will provide support and guidance to social workers and case managers on the team.

Timeline to Apply: The Center is accepting applications on a rolling basis. We anticipate that initial hires will join us in January 2020, with additional hires to continue through the spring. We encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible through our website at www.courtinnovation.org.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Complete intakes and administer risk and needs’ assessment tools to participants admitted to the Supervised Release Program (SRP);
  • Assist with crisis management and intervention;
  • Provide comprehensive, clinically-informed case management services to high-need participants to help address such issues as substance abuse, mental health, trauma, domestic violence, and housing; this may include communication with clients on nights and weekends;
  • Perform voluntary individual counseling sessions as needed;
  • Facilitate group sessions for high risk/need program participants;
  • Conduct outreach to collateral sources as needed to provide supervision and court monitoring;
  • Communicate with community-based service providers to facilitate, follow-up and assist participants with voluntary service referrals;
  • Complete all necessary documentation and input data into computer database;
  • Monitor and report compliance to court stakeholders and work with defense and district attorneys to bring program participants into compliance as needed;
  • Attend staff meetings and on-going trainings as well as participate in community events;
  • Provide Alternative to Incarceration (ATI) clinical services to mandated participants, as needed;
  • Assist with data collection;
  • Assist with other programming as needed.

The Senior Social Worker will also:

  • Provide weekly individual supervision and conduct routine case audits for SRP clinical staff;
  • Assist program staff with the development and implementation of on-site programming that is responsive to participants’ needs;
  • Develop and facilitate trainings for staff;
  • Develop partnerships and liaise with community-based service providers to facilitate programming and compliance for SRP participants;
  • Other responsibilities as needed.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess a Master’s in Social Work or an equivalent master’s level counseling degree; Senior Social Workers will also have 3-4 years’ experience working with high risk populations. Candidates must either be currently licensed or obtain LMSW licensure in New York State within 90 days of hire; SIFI certification is a plus. Excellent written skills are a must. Candidate must be a skilled communicator able to work in a multi-disciplinary setting and maintain strong relationships with multiple agencies and organizations both onsite and in the community. Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally-competent manner is a must.  Prior experience with the criminal justice system and/or justice-involved communities is preferred. Specialized experience working with youth and young adults, individuals experiencing domestic violence, mental health issues, substance abuse, and/or homelessness is a plus. For Senior Social Workers, prior supervisory experience is preferred.

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package, including comprehensive health and dental insurance, four weeks paid vacation and 15 paid sick days, and generous employer 401(k) contribution.

The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer. The Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, gender
expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by law. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities as well as individuals with prior contact with the criminal justice system.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete an employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.  Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Ramapo Internship Position

Date Posted: December 5, 2019

Employer: Ramapo for Children

Job Description: We are seeking students interested in experiencing fieldwork in the world of special education. As a Ramapo staff member, you will develop the skills you need to succeed with a broad range of children, including those who other adults may find difficult. You will learn to understand child behavior as communication. You will emerge with a heightened ability to meet children’s needs and to teach them new skills. You will learn how to create environments that celebrate strengths and enable all children to feel a sense of belonging. You will work hard every day you are here, and learn more than you ever thought possible. This is not just any summer camp job—it is an unparalleled opportunity to embrace the exceptional. 

As a Camp Ramapo student leader, you’ll benefit from:

  • Intensive, evidence-informed training on our Ramapo Approach, which is sought out by educators, school leaders, youth workers and caregivers around the world
  • Daily interaction with children who face varying degrees of social, emotional and learning challenges
  • A network of people within Ramapo for Children’s community, which includes year-round staff members, trainers, board members and counselor alumni, many of whom have gone on to pursue careers in education, social work and psychology
  • Free room and board on our 250-acre campus plus summer stipend and travel reimbursement 
  • Up to six credits through an on-site college course, “Fieldwork in Special Education”

Description of Camp Ramapo

Based on our 250-acre campus in Rhinebeck, New York, Camp Ramapo is Ramapo for Children’s residential summer camp that serves a diverse mix of children with a broad range of cognitive, social and emotional abilities. Some of our children bring with them the challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorders or other cognitive disabilities. Some bring with them the challenges of trauma or stress. ALL of our children are at risk of being relegated to the margins of their schools and communities.  

Qualifications: Many student leaders are emerging professionals in the fields of special education, social work, psychology, and related fields, but no previous experience in this type of work is necessary. We do ask you exemplify the following:

  • Leadership
  • Kindness
  • Patience
  • Commitment
  • Respect
  • Passion
  • Ambition
  • Willingness to learn

For more information and to apply, visit https://ramapo.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/staff/App. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Assistant or Associate Professor of Social Work

Date Posted: December 5, 2019

Employer: Springfield College

Location/Hours: Springfield, MA; Full Time

Job Description: The Springfield College Department of Graduate Social Work , a leader in MSW graduate education in New England and the northeast, invites applications for a full-time, nine-month tenure track professor of social work, Assistant or Associate Professor

The department is committed to preparing competent and effective professionals who will provide leadership in social work practice, social policy, empirical research, and administration of service delivery systems based on principals of economic and social justice, dignity, and human rights. The Council on Social Work Education has continuously accredited the MSW program since 1989. Founded in 1885, Springfield College is a private, coeducational institution, offering undergraduate and graduate programs that reflect its distinctive Humanics philosophy, to educate the whole person in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.

Requirements: 

  • Successful applicants will have an earned MSW from a CSWE-accredited MSW program and a Ph.D. in a related area from a regionally accredited program, five years' post-masters experience in social work practice, demonstrated excellence in teaching in higher education, and a strong commitment to scholarship and service activities.
  • The MSW program is particularly interested in applicants with expertise in advanced generalist social work practice.
  • Review of applications will begin December 15, 2019. The appointment will begin in the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • The department of graduate social work is committed to building a diverse faculty and strongly encourages candidates from under represented groups to apply.
  • Springfield College is committed to enhancing diversity and equality in education and employment.

For more information, and to apply, visit https://aphsa.careerwebsite.com/job/assistant-or-associate-professor-of-social-work-402/51931252/?utm_source=JobFlash&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=JobFlash-12%2B3%2C%2B2019

Health Services Manager

Date Posted: December 5, 2019

Employer: City and County of San Francisco - Human Services

Location/Hours: California; Full Time

Job Description: Under administrative direction, this position is responsible for managing the Health Services Program for the clients of the County Adult Assistance Program (CAAP) and for coordinating citywide Social Security Advocacy Services. The Health Services program goals include assisting eligible clients obtain SSI benefits as well as provide group mental health and substance use related treatment.

The essential functions of this position include: directly manage a staff of medical and behavioral health providers that provide Supplemental Security Income (SSI) advocacy related services; oversee contracts funded through work-order through the Department of Public Health which include behavioral health and substance use treatment, clinical assessments of clients’ ability to perform work activities, payee services and SSI advocacy through other community based partners; provide complex analysis for the Director of the County Adult Assistance Programs and HSA executive staff of health needs of clients and make recommendations regarding provision of services; oversee the interim reimbursement program that recoups $3 million annually from the Social Security Administration; collaborate with other City Departments and community based organizations to coordinate service delivery for homeless single adults through initiatives such as Whole Person Care, the statewide Housing and Disability Advocacy Program, Tipping Point funded by SSI advocacy, and employability assessments at Navigation Centers.

Requirements:

  • Possession of a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in Social Work, Public Administration, Business Administration, Law, or a closely related degree; and
  • Five (5) years of verifiable professional experience in a social, legal aid, or health services organization that provides benefit assistance, employment services, behavioral health services, and/or other supportive services to low-income families and individuals. This experience must include three (3) years of experience supervising professionals in the field.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Possession of a valid Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist, Professional Clinical Counselor, or Social Work License
  • Possession of a Master’s degree in the required education

For more information, and to apply, visit https://www.jobapscloud.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=PBT&R2=0931&R3=100585

Child Welfare Policy Fellow

Date Posted: December 5, 2019

Employer: American Public Human Services Association (APHSA)

Location/Hours: Arlington, VA; Full Time

Job Description: The Child Welfare Fellow is responsible for supporting the launch and implementation of a focused initiative to develop and build widespread consensus for standard of care for older youth involved in the child welfare system, including identifying and disseminating national best practices, developing content and drafting written materials, delivering webinars, managing a virtual community of practice and supporting logistics for 1-2 in-person meetings. The fellow will connect with APHSA’s affinity groups, the National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators (NAPCWA), to further the work.

  • Major Responsibility #1: Support the planning and strategy development of the initiative, including scheduling and executing events and webinars.
  • Major Responsibility #2: Policy, Strategic Partnership, and Communications. Support APHSA’s influence strategy through the strategic partnerships and effective use of communication channels, including opportunities to showcase member-driven innovations and solutions, especially through the lens of local agency members. Develop written materials, including white papers, info-graphics, policy pieces and op-ed’s related to program considerations for older youth.
  • Major Responsibility #3: Provide overall project management, include project timelines and internal and external reporting.

Requirements: 

  • Minimum of BA/BS degree and 3-5 years’ work experience. Requires some travel to conduct site visits throughout the country.
  • At least 3 years prior experience in Human Services or related fields such as Health, Housing or Labor, either in government service at local, state or federal levels or in related roles in the business and non-profits sector.
  • Strong working knowledge of child welfare, family or two-generation approaches.
  • Experience in collaborating with a broad range of stakeholders and bringing different perspectives together.
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills, including written and speaking.
  • Strong organizational skills for project management and event coordination
  • Ability to demonstrate non-partisanship.
  • Proficiency Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Skills in survey and other forms of data development, collection, analysis and communications.

To learn more, and to apply, visit https://aphsa.careerwebsite.com/job/child-welfare-policy-fellow/50499191/?utm_source=JobFlash&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=JobFlash-12%2B3%2C%2B2019

Deputy Director of Services and Programs (Deputy Director, Family Services)

Date Posted: December 5, 2019

Employer: Fairfax County Government

Location/Hours: Fairfax, VA; Full Time

Job Description: Within the context of a dynamic human service environment that promotes the well-being of our diverse community by protecting and improving the lives of children, adults and families through advocacy, education and effective supportive services, the Deputy Director provides transformative leadership in managing the multifaceted operations of an agency whose workforce is committed to serving the residents of Fairfax County. Under direction of the Director of the Department of Family Services (DFS), the Deputy Director for DFS Services and Programs is responsible for leadership and facilitates and implements initiatives that support the Agency.

Duties include:

  • Manages staff and provides supervision, oversight, direction and guidance for internal department operations.
  • Advises Director of issues and concerns in functional areas.
  • Coordinates and implements long range objectives and strategic plans for department.
  • Assists department Director with developing objectives, performance measures, budgets and staffing requirements for the operational divisions.
  • Providing solutions and corrective action where appropriate.
  • Provides oversight for the daily operations of the Department by coordinating activities and staff across the various divisions in the Department to ensure seamless implementation solutions and ensure operational reliability and continuity.
  • Responsible for the operations adherence to and other regulatory and compliance requirements of the Department of Family Service program.
  • Maintains knowledge of best practices and policy in services to children and families, vulnerable adults, older adults, and public assistance programs.
  • Assists the Director with the analysis, development, and implementation of policies, procedures, processes and best practices.
  • Participates as an integral member of the DFS Senior Management Team that determines agency priorities and ensures that services are coordinated within DFS, across the Human Services System, and integrated within the community to promote and support the well-being of families and individuals.
  • Acts for the Director in his/her absence.

Additional Work Schedule Requirements: This position may require evening and weekend hours to meet agency needs.

To learn more about this position, and to apply, visit https://aphsa.careerwebsite.com/job/deputy-director-of-services-and-programs-deputy-director-family-services/51780025/?utm_source=JobFlash&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=JobFlash-12%2B3%2C%2B2019

Chief of Behavioral Health & Crisis Services

Date Posted: December 5, 2019

Employer: Montgomery County, Maryland - Department of Health & Human Services

Location/Hours: Rockville, MD; Full Time

Job Description: Adjacent to the Nation’s capital, Montgomery County is a progressive community that is at the forefront of innovative practices in local government. The County’s Department of Health & Human Services – with 6 Chiefs and 1,750 employees – is one of a few in the country to commit to a fully integrative model of public health and human services. The Behavioral Health & Crisis Services division is responsible for the delivery of public health and human services through more than 120 programs to meet the needs of the community’s most vulnerable children, adults, and seniors. This is an extraordinary opportunity to serve as a senior member of the Department’s leadership team responsible for building and nurturing a fully integrated public health and human services system.

The County is seeking a visionary executive to lead Behavioral Health & Crisis Services. This position requires an active knowledge of the development and delivery of comprehensive public behavioral health and crisis services and the ability to direct strategic initiatives which address root causes of inequalities, reduce barriers to services, and enrich systems that contribute to the well-being of county residents. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the interdependencies between human services, somatic health, and behavioral health, and a dedication to working within and contributing to an integrated public health and human services delivery system. The candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to community engagement focused on building ongoing relationships that inform and influence public behavioral health and crisis services.

Candidates must have seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in organizational management or in behavioral health and crisis service programs, four (4) years of which were in a supervisory or executive capacity, and graduated from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in a public health, human services, or public administration field (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted). For more information visit: https://executivesearch.cpshr.us/JobDetail?ID=588

For more information contact:

Kylie Wilson
Robin Rice
CPS HR Consulting
kwilson@cpshr.us
rrice@cpshr.us

President and Chief Executive Officer

Date Posted: December 5, 2019

Employer: Melwood

Location/Hours: Upper Marlboro, Maryland; Full Time

Job Description: The President & CEO is accountable to the Board of Directors and provides leadership to preserve the rich legacy and sustainability of Melwood in accordance with its powerful mission and vision.  The President & Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the overall leadership and operations of Melwood, including oversight of its staff and over $110 million in revenue. S/he oversees a leadership team of 15, with 5 direct reports.  The CEO is responsible for the development and execution of a strategic plan and the overall administrative management and oversight of operations, and external affairs of Melwood’s business activities, contract services, community services, fund development, and advocacy.  S/he will also be charged with driving innovation and growth to ensure Melwood’s future success and increased impact.

Key Responsibilities:

Primary duties and responsibilities include:

Strategic Vision and Leadership

  • Provides inspiring leadership to strengthen Melwood’s services and brand.
  • Assesses the current structure of Melwood and makes recommendations to the Board around fund diversification, program expansion and organic growth opportunities to ensure a sustainable model for the future.
  • Develops and implements strategic and operational plans in alignment with Melwood’s mission.
  • Develops a transparent internal culture that supports and inspires the mission and promotes synergy, collaboration, and innovation across the enterprise.  
  • Communicates a clear, innovative vision that is compelling, widely embraced, and effectively implemented.
  • Oversees M/A review of potential organizations to join the Melwood brand.

Board Relations

  • Works in partnership with the Board of Directors and the Chair to support and guide the agenda for current and future governance. 
  • Engages the Board and keeps Members informed of the organization’s progress, activities, and challenges, industry trends and relevant policies and regulations.
  • Provides ongoing assistance in the identification, recruitment and education of new Board candidates.

Program Administration and Operations

  • Oversees operations and provides fiscally responsible administration of Melwood’s programs, understanding all aspects of government funding, coverage, policies, compliance, and regulations of social services delivery systems.
  • Using outcome-based analysis, demonstrates the measurable benefits and impact of the organization’s programs on both employment opportunity as well as the economy, to drive management decision making and advocate for funding grant application.
  • Builds on the sound organizational structure and administrative operations.
  • Fosters a smoothly functioning, efficient organization through effective and transparent communications and team-building.
  • Develops measurable goals and objectives to enable divisions to provide the highest quality of services. 
  • Ensures the retention of existing service contracts and identifies new business opportunities that support the mission and success of Melwood. 
  • Develops business plans to address proposed program expansion or implementation.
  • Manages small business lines within the social enterprise model.

Financial Management

  • Oversees the formation of a fiscally responsible annual budget.
  • Promotes services that are produced in a cost-effective manner, driving efficient delivery models while maintaining a high level of quality.
  • Provides accurate monthly reports and annual budget to the Board.

Staff Management

  • Directly manages and supervises an executive leadership team with an inspiring and empowering leadership style.
  • Ensures the attainment of Melwood’s objectives through the recruitment, retention, development, motivation, and evaluation of a diverse and inclusive staff.
  • Promotes a culture of high performance, commitment to excellence, high collaboration, and continuous improvement that values learning and an unrelenting focus on quality.
  • Specifies personnel accountabilities, evaluates performance regularly, and maintains appropriate cost-effective organizational structure.

Development

  • Oversees and seeks diversified outside funding in the form of grants and contracts from public and private sources.
  • Provides executive leadership, oversight and strategic direction for Melwood’s development and fundraising initiatives and provides appropriate support for efforts such as major donor programs, planned giving, capital campaigns and special events.

External Relations

  • Serves as the official spokesperson and promotes Melwood’s mission and services to all constituencies, the general public and the media. 
  • Represents Melwood with local and national businesses, nonprofits, and government entities and officials.  
  • Serves as an advocate and works with legislators, regulatory agencies, and other representatives of the disability community and social services industry to ensure that legislative and regulatory policies protect the fundamental rights of people of differing abilities and enable the delivery of Melwood’s services.
  • Increases Melwood’s name recognition through branding and other initiatives.

Year One Critical Success Factors

  • Sound management of leadership transition that best serves Melwood’s mission, operations, staff, clients, participants and the community.
  • Thorough assessment of current organizational structure, programs and services followed by report and recommendations to the Board.
  • Assessment and handling of current service contracts to ensure quality delivery, adherence to standards and procedures, and accurate financial management.
  • Execution of the strategic plan, in collaboration with the Board, with an emphasis on increasing and diversifying funding (through greater service contracts, grants, and additional fundraising initiatives), providing continued high-quality services, and driving innovation for new and expanded services, to support Melwood’s growth and impact.
  • Alignment of the management and organizational structure to be consistent with the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Successful achievement of fiscal objectives to ensure a vibrant, healthy organization.

Professional Experience/Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be an innovative and inspiring leader with 15+ years of successful experience in an organization of comparable or greater size and complexity.  This includes having served in a leadership position with a social service organization, government contractor, social enterprise, or government entity.  S/he should possess the following: 

  • Genuine belief in the ability of people with different physical, mental and learning challenges; passion for supporting people of differing abilities to succeed.
  • Strong leadership abilities and strategic thinking to create, plan, share and implement the organization’s vision.  Ability to influence and motivate others with a vision and strategy toward reaching organizational goals.
  • Experience in many, if not all, of the chief executive officer functions, including interfacing with Boards of Directors, managing a major budgetary function, ensuring the efficacy of a large contract management function, driving high quality program delivery, and participating in advocacy, resource development, external relations and public engagement. 
  • Understanding of human services and the social services delivery system, including government regulations, funding, coverage and compliance.
  • Entrepreneurial orientation and thought leadership to recognize future trends and new opportunities for Melwood.  Ability to maintain a nimble organization that can effectively adapt to, and address, changing external forces.
  • Strong business acumen to manage and diversify funding sources. Proven track record of innovation.
  • A proven ability to lead, direct, support and empower senior level professionals. 
  • An ability to strengthen the brand, safeguard the reputation and elevate visibility around the mission of Melwood.
  • Political savviness to build and sustain relationships with many constituencies, both internal and external, including government agencies, funding sources, and the media. 
  • Proven revenue generating experience, or the personal skill set and aptitude that suggests one would be a successful fundraiser. 
  • Ability to obtain and manage large government/private contracts and external grants.
  • An ability to listen, inspire and communicate clearly, effectively and persuasively at all levels of the organization, both orally and in writing. Ability to engage with staff and key stakeholders in a transparent and inclusive style.
  • Decisiveness with keen analytic, critical-thinking and problem-solving abilities that support and enable sound decision-making.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to disabilities. Ability to advocate effectively for Melwood and the AbilityOne community to elected officials.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Strong professional ethics, high integrity, and accountability in all actions.

Education: An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university is required. An advanced degree and/or pertinent experience is preferred. Current possession of a Top Security Clearance is ideal. If not already in possession, must be willing to obtain upon hire.

Please apply online at https://kfopportunities.loop.jobs/job/Korn-Ferry-Executive-Search-Upper-Marlboro-DC/91718751

Professional Development Coordinator

Date Posted: December 5, 2019

Employer: Los Angeles Community College District

Location/Hours: Los Angeles, CA; Full Time

Job Description: The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) invites applications for the position of Professional Development Coordinator. This position develops, implements, manages, and evaluates professional development programs, events, and activities for various groups and individuals at a college or the District Office. Policies and content for faculty professional development activities, however, remain within the purview of the Academic Senate as provided in State law and District policy.

MONTHLY SALARY: $8,286 - $10,265*
*Salary Information is based on a full-time, 12-month position

Typical Duties:

  • Evaluates professional development needs for classified, unclassified, management, and administrative employees through assessment, needs analysis, surveying, and consultation with appropriate parties.
  • Facilitates collaboration and communication among participatory governance committees, the Academic Senate, ad hoc groups, and administrators relating to the development of professional development priorities, plans and programs.
  • Facilitates the use of a broad range of traditional and technology approaches such as formal group and individual training, coaching, web-based programs, e-Learning systems, pod casts, and interactive video into the professional development program.
  • In consultation with presenting parties including the Academic Senate, creates and maintains a master calendar of professional development opportunities, training sessions, and events.
  • Publicizes, promotes, and markets professional development programs and opportunities by using a broad range of methods and tools and maintaining a consistent presence.
  • In consultation with presenting parties including the Academic Senate, coordinates, develops, schedules, and assesses New Employee Orientation programs.
  • Coordinates, organizes, and promotes employee engagement opportunities and activities such as social events, team-building sessions, and employee recognition.
  • Collaborates and coordinates with other professional development efforts both on campus and District-wide such as training in the area of business and contract processes, hiring processes, performance management, diversity, and sexual harassment training; ensures required trainings are completed by staff and that participation thresholds are met.
  • Develops methods and tools, collects data, and evaluates the effectiveness of professional development activities and participation; prepares reports and recommendations related to outcomes and possible improvements.
  • Oversees the logistical requirements associated with professional development events and activities including schedules, staffing, publicity, rooms, supplies, and equipment.
  • Researches and disseminates information regarding new and emerging technologies that support organizational development and professional development and learning.
  • Develops and maintains the college or District Office professional development website in collaboration with the public relations and information technology departments.
  • Represents the college or District Office at local, regional, state, and national meetings and conferences related to professional development.
  • Identifies sources and evaluates consultant and vendor-available professional development courses and materials; recommends purchases designed to meet the needs of the college or District Office; processes required business, contract, and legal procurement documents in accordance with District policy.
  • Prepares unit budget requests and manages expenditures in a manner consistent with college and District policies and priorities.
  • Selects, trains, and evaluates the work of consultants and staff. Oversees the processing of tuition reimbursement applications and documentation for staff development participants.
  • May develop content and materials and present professional development workshops to groups of varying sizes on a variety of soft skills topics such as effective communication, collaboration, professionalism, creative problem solving, coaching and mentoring, adapting to change, and customer service.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

For more information, and to apply, visit https://aphsa.careerwebsite.com/job/professional-development-coordinator/51709317/?utm_source=JobFlash&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=JobFlash-12%2B3%2C%2B2019

Director, Jail Diversion and Justice Services

Date Posted: December 5, 2019

Employer: The county of Santa Clara, Behavioral Health Services Department

Location/Hours: Santa Clara, CA; Full Time

Job Description:

The County of Santa Clara, Behavioral Health Services Department, a leading public behavioral health system, is looking for an experienced Director to lead its newly created leadership role responsible for the operations of its Jail Diversion and Justice Services, one of the County’s areas of focus.

The Director of Jail Diversion and Justice Services will provide leadership for all jail diversion, treatment court and post-justice services and will work closely with the Deputy Director for the Service Delivery System. This position will be responsible for strategy, planning, alignment of services and quality of care demonstrated by data-driven outcomes and positive client/consumer experience of care.

A qualified candidate would typically possess education and experience equivalent to a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Psychology, Social Work, Behavioral Sciences, Nursing, Public Administration or a closely related field and five (5) years of recent administrative level experience in behavioral health, mental health and/or substance use program(s) and services for children and youth

The County of Santa Clara, Behavioral Health Services Department is recognized as an innovative leader in the field, leading the nation's first Pay for Success Project in Mental Health, implementing allcove, a prevention/early intervention program for children and youth, based on Australia's headspace model, and providing a robust mental health and substance use continuum of care across the lifespan. The Department employs 830 FTEs, contracts with a large, community-based provider network and manages an annual budget of $5.4 million.

Aside from the generous executive leadership benefit package that comes with this role, the individual that will be selected shall enjoy a rewarding career and take pride in belonging to a leading public behavioral health system in the service of community members affected by mental illness and serious emotional disturbance to help them achieve their hopes, dreams and quality of life goals.

For a complete job description and to apply, please go to this link: http://bit.ly/32V6SnN

Salary range is dependent upon qualifications. Final Filing Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019

If you have any questions regarding this position, contact Alan Reed, Executive Services at (408) 299-5851. EOE

Deputy Director, Behavioral Health Services Department

Date Posted: December 5, 2019

Employer: County of Santa Clara

Location/Hours: San Jose, CA; Full Time

Job Description: The County of Santa Clara, Behavioral Health Services Department is looking for a Deputy Director who is an experienced leader in Managed Care functions. In accordance with new state regulations, this role shall be focusing on quality management, utilization management, managed care provider relations, data analysis and reporting, managed care business operations and compliance. In addition, the incumbent will also be responsible for administration and coordination of departmental services, administrative and performance improvement functions, including budget, business systems, state audits and reviews, and administrative policies and procedures. Under general direction of the Director of Behavioral Health Services, the Deputy Director shall supervise other senior staff and shall act for the Director in his/her absence. This is one of two Deputy Director positions; the second Deputy Director is responsible for the service delivery system.

The County of Santa Clara, Behavioral Health Services Department is recognized as an innovative leader in the field, leading the nation's first Pay for Success Project in Mental Health, implementing allcove, a prevention/early intervention program for children and youth, based on Australia's headspace model, and providing a robust mental health and substance use continuum of care across the lifespan. The Department employs 830 FTEs, contracts with a large, community-based provider network and manages an annual budget of $5.4 million.

Aside from the generous executive leadership benefit package that comes with this role, the individual that will be selected shall enjoy a rewarding career and take pride in belonging to a leading public behavioral health system in the service of community members affected by mental illness and serious emotional disturbance to help them achieve their hopes, dreams and quality of life goals.

Requirements: A qualified candidate would typically possess education and experience equivalent to a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Psychology, Social Work, Behavioral Health, Nursing, Public Administration or a related field, and a minimum of five (5) years of broad and extensive management experience involving the planning, organization, management and coordination of behavioral health, mental health and/or substance use programs. Experience in managed care functions is highly desirable.

For more information, and to apply, visit https://aphsa.careerwebsite.com/job/deputy-director-behavioral-health-services-department/51765121/?utm_source=JobFlash&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=JobFlash-12%2B3%2C%2B2019

Assistant Director of Social Services (Housing and Community Development)

Date Posted: December 5, 2019

Employer: Clark County, NV

Location/Hours: Las Vegas, NV; Full Time

Job Description: Clark County, NV is seeking an Assistant Director of Social Services. Join a world-famous community and help lead a department focused on providing programs and services that foster community pride and an improved quality of life for citizens.

With 220 staff and a budget of $180 million, the Social Service Department provides a variety of services including federal funding programs like local response to housing crisis, coordination of regional homelessness response, and other programs that contribute to overall community development. The ideal candidate will be adept at interpreting and applying government regulations to maximize the effectiveness of the County’s services to targeted populations like veterans and senior citizens. An ability to effectuate change by working well with these partners is of paramount importance and there will be plenty of opportunity to work directly with county management, elected officials, and major influencers in the community.

To be considered, please submit a cover letter, list of six work-related references, and resume to: https://executivesearch.cpshr.us/JobDetail?ID=575

For additional information, contact:

Josh Jones
CPS HR Consulting
916-263-1401

Case Manager

Date Posted: November 25, 2019

Employer: Lyon County, NV

Location/Hours: Lyon County, NV; Full Time

Job Description: Looking for a job that is meaningful, touches lives, and truly makes a difference in someone's day? Do you enjoy the challenge of finding a good solution to a problem?  Do you like meeting different people every day?  Then this job is the one for you! Our Senior Services Case Managers help to connect individuals age 60 and older to support services that may enable them to live independently in their home/community.  Through home and office visits, you will have the opportunity to interact with and make a difference in the lives of seniors.    

Essential Functions: This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive.  Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

  • Provides casework services to individuals in the office and/or in the client’s home, in the areas of crisis intervention, stabilization, and goal planning.
  • Conducts intakes, assessments and follow up appointments with individuals and family members, to obtain information for formulating program/service eligibility and case plans.
  • Identifies social, economic and physical needs and barriers with clients; assesses client's support systems, available community resources and other factors to develop an appropriate case plan.
  • Determines client eligibility for internal and external program services; collects client information; evaluates and verifies applicable client information.
  • Educates clients about, available resources, community programs and program specific outcomes.
  • Maintains all required documentation, records, and reports.
  • Develops and maintains working relationships with other department staff and partner agencies to coordinate services for families.
  • Provides job shadowing, mentoring, cross-functional training to new hires and other employees.
  • Performs daily, monthly, quarterly, annual reporting and data entry.
  • Facilitates community referral and follow-up with, on, or behalf of the client.
  • Prepares complete and accurate case notes; writes correspondence, reports and other written materials; may prepare statistical reports and summaries.
  • Explains agency and program guidelines, regulations and procedures; assists clients in completing required forms and in gathering necessary documentation.
  • Ensures compliance with all federal, state, local, and department laws, regulations, and requirements.
  • Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of service by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team.
  • Represents the County with dignity, integrity, and high regard to client confidentiality.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma/GED; AND three (3) years of experience providing direct human services to individuals and families; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Required Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of:

  • Program policies and procedures related to the provision of human services.
  • Crisis intervention and peer counseling techniques.
  • Interviewing techniques and conducting assessments.
  • Codes, laws, and regulations related to the position.
  • Knowledge of community resources and programs available to individuals.
  • Standard office practices and procedures, including filing and the operation of standard office equipment.
  • Record keeping principles and practices.
  • Business arithmetic.
  • Correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Techniques for communicating with a variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone.
  • Computer applications related to the work.

Skill in:

  • Interpreting, applying and explaining complex laws, codes, regulations and procedures.
  • Providing client education and instruction and goal planning.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
  • Assessing cases appropriately and utilizing the most appropriate community resources to provide effective client services.
  • Interviewing and conducting assessments.
  • Using equipment and instruments related to duties.
  • Maintaining accurate records and files related to work performed.
  • Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or goals, objectives and activities.
  • Communicating effectively in oral and written forms.
  • Professionally communicate with a variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone.
  • Organizing own work, setting priorities and meeting critical deadlines.

Required Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations: Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation.

  • Nevada Driver’s License

Physical Demands and Working Environment: The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mobility to work in a typical office setting; strength and agility to lift materials weighing up to 50 pounds; stamina to stand and walk for extended periods of time; vision to read printed materials and computer screens; hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. 

Work is subject to extensive driving and performance under exposure to intense noise, biohazards, chemicals and odors.  

To be considered for this position, apply here: http://www.lyon-county.org/jobs.

Social Services Practitioner III

Date Posted: November 20, 2019

Employer: Riverside County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS)

Location: Riverside, CA

Job Description: The Riverside County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) is looking for Social Services Practitioners III (SSP III) to join their Children Services Division (CSD) for locations in the Desert area (Job # 19288) and multiple locations throughout Riverside County (#19287). Qualified candidates will be invited to attend a one-day hiring event on November 15th. Successful candidates at the hiring event will be extended a conditional job offer and will be anticipated to start employment in January 2020. Additionally, future SSP IIIs in the CSD may be eligible for DPSS exciting programs that include the Retention Program and Educational and Career Assistance Programs. All Programs are great opportunities for professional growth and knowledge. Learn more below:

Retention Program: All NEWLY hired incumbents and CURRENT employees with less than 10,400 hours of service are eligible for the Retention Bonus Program upon hire! Eligibility is based upon Hours of Service Completed, learn more https://www.rivcocob.org/boardpolicies/policy-c/POLICY-C26.pdf

Education Support Program: DPSS employees eligible for the ESP may receive up to $5,250.00 per year for a period of two years of lifetime maximum of $10,500. ESP programs include Career Counseling, Career Assessment, College partners Tuition Discount information and possible textbook and tuition reimbursement options. Interested and Eligible candidates will receive a Career Development Plan (CDP) that includes tuition and textbook funding, either by DPSS or Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Department Policy, Eligibility and Application Requirement details are in the link (https://esp.rc-hr.com/).

20/20 Program: The 20/20 program is designed to assist Social Services Practitioner IIIs who are students completing a master’s in social work Degree from an approved university. Program participants work a reduced work schedule while being paid as a full-time employee allowing the employee time to complete training and/or educational requirements for degree or certification. To learn more about the 20/20 Program, please contact the recruiter listed at the bottom of this job posting.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Riverside County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) is comprised of employees who work collectively and in partnership with community-based organizations to serve the needs of the community.

The Riverside County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) provides services and assistance to protect and empower vulnerable people in our community.

DPSS:

Provides temporary financial assistance and employment services for families and individuals.

Provides programs and services to protect children and adults from abuse and/or neglect.

Provides access to health care coverage to low income individuals and families.

Vision Statement: Riverside County DPSS is an innovative organization where caring professionals collaborate to provide the most effective solutions to customers.

Mission Statement: Riverside County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) is dedicated to supporting and improving the health, safety, and well-being of individuals and families.

RECRUITING GUIDELINES

*FOR ALL OPTIONS*:

-Starting salary will be determined by each applicant's education and experience

-Official transcripts of completed degree will be required by time of hire.

OPTION I

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in social welfare, social or behavioral sciences, social/human services, or a closely related field to the assignment.

Experience: Two years of performing case planning/case management duties in a public or private social services agency equivalent to a County of Riverside Social Services Practitioner II.

OPTION II

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in social work.

Experience: None.

OPTION III

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in social or behavioral sciences, social/human services, counseling, a closely related field to the assignment. A master's degree in social work is highly preferred.

Experience: None.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

PROOF OF EDUCATION: All applicants are required to provide a copy of degree or a copy of the transcript(s) as verification of educational units completed prior to the closing date of the job posting. (Official and unofficial transcripts will be accepted. If your education was completed outside of the United States, you will need to provide a copy of your Foreign Education Equivalency evaluation.) NOTE: Add attachments and cover letters by login into your Job Gateway account, under Cover Letters and Attachments.

DESCRIPTION OF QUALIFICATIONS: Description of experience and qualifications in the resume and/or applications submitted must be written in the own words of the applicant. Information that is copied and pasted from job descriptions and/or job postings will not be considered.

Applicants qualifying with a Bachelor of Social Work or Master of Social Work can visit the Council of Social Work Education to verify that their program has been accredited by that body.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

License: Possession of a valid California Driver's License is necessary at the time of hire and must be maintained throughout employment. County vehicles may be available but are not guaranteed. Employees may be required to use their own vehicles for field travel. Mileage reimbursement is available when using a personal vehicle for County business.

Incumbents may be required to participate in a mandatory on-call schedule.

APPLICATION PERIOD

The preliminary closing date for this posting is October 29 at 11:59 pm; however, postings may close at any time based on the numbers of applications received.

No late applications will be permitted, and changes or alterations cannot be accepted. Please include relevant work experience details on your resume. Resumes that include job descriptions and duties copied from the job classification will not be considered.

Upload a copy of any license(s), degrees, and/or related employment documents to your Job Gateway account.

GENERAL INFORMATION

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Ivette Cutler at icutler@rivco.org

For more information, and to apply, visit https://aphsa.careerwebsite.com/job/social-services-practitioner-iii/51268774/?utm_source=JobFlash&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=JobFlash-11%2B19%2C%2B2019

President and Chief Executive Officer

Date Posted: November 20, 2019

Employer: Melwood

Location/Hours: Upper Marlboro, MD; Full Time

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND

Melwood is a premier and complex mission driven organization committed to inspiring children, youth and adults of differing abilities to break through barriers so they may pursue careers of their choosing and enjoy meaningful community inclusion. Melwood is a leader in utilizing an innovative and effective social-entrepreneurial model to provide social and human services to those of differing abilities.

The organization provides employment, job training, life skills improvement, community support and recreation opportunities to nearly 2,600 unique individuals each year. As a result of the integrated program offerings, Melwood is one of the largest employers of people of differing abilities in the United States. Among its 1,600 workers, Melwood employs nearly 1,000 people of differing abilities, providing them a good job with fair pay, benefits, and direct support as needed.

With revenue in excess of $110M, the organization offers business contract services, community services, veterans services and recreational programs. Melwood employs 1,484 people (1,296 full-time, and 188 part-time), with 41 employees in corporate leadership and shared services. Melwood hires about 91 people seasonally each year, supported by a small number of independent contractors, to meet the needs of its landscaping and recreation lines of business. While Melwood does receive support and revenue in the form of grants and contributions, approximately 85% of Melwood’s revenue is currently derived from contracts with the federal government through the AbilityOne program.

MISSION: Melwood advocates for and empowers individuals of differing abilities to transform their own lives through unique opportunities to work and play in the community.

VISION: A world where people of differing abilities are fully included.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • All People Have the Ability and Potential to Enrich Their Own Lives and the Lives of Others.
  • All People Have the Right to Choose Their Own Path.
  • All People Have the Right to Meaningful Inclusion in the Community.

History

Melwood was founded in 1963 when a small group of parents and community supporters decided to teach plant care to young adults who were considered by most to be untrainable, and unemployable. Their goal was almost unheard of: jobs for people with disabilities. It was a bold idea for its time. On seven acres of unimproved land sold by Andrews Air Force Base — Melwood’s founders pitched an Army surplus tent and began to lay the infrastructure for a place where people of differing abilities could gain specific job skills and earn self-generated income.

Over the following decades, Melwood would pioneer many new milestones in the field that would be known as social-entrepreneurial ventures: businesses with the 'double bottom line' of providing revenue as well as jobs and independence for people of differing abilities.

The first successes came in horticulture. Trainees cultivated plants through the founding program in horticulture rehabilitative therapy and sold them at work sites around the Washington D.C. area. That work led to grounds keeping and landscaping contracts, where Melwood crews consistently delivered good, dependable work.

Over time, Melwood continued to expand its programs, providing employment through services contracts with major federal government agencies, state, county, local governments and commercial firms, enhancing its revenue through fundraising initiatives such as charity vehicle donations.

While people with neurodevelopmental challenges remained a core constituency, the organization grew to offer broader support services including services for veterans affected by post-traumatic stress and mild traumatic brain injury through the establishment of Melwood Veterans Services in 2016. Melwood even offers inclusive children’s programming to help foster a generation that will demand a world where people of differing abilities are fully included.

In 2017, Melwood formally absorbed Linden Resources, a government and commercial solutions provider for the Federal government and Public Sector, allowing Melwood to build on its existing federal contracts under the AbilityOne program and expand its presence and reach in the AbilityOne contracting industry.  

In a continued effort to expand to new mission aligned initiatives, Melwood has also embraced the emerging opportunity to serve adults on the autism spectrum, especially given advances in technology and the growing workforce need for individuals who see data and process thoughts differently. In 2019, Melwood launched the AbilIT program that is designed to help people of differing abilities enter the IT field with the knowledge and certifications needed to succeed through technical training and professional/personal development coaching.

OPPORTUNITY

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and social enterprise-minded executive that can envision the future strategy for Melwood and build on the rich legacy of Melwood’s past. The new leader will inherit the success of the retiring CEO who greatly professionalized and grew the enterprise. The new executive will bring strong business acumen to drive Melwood’s continued evolution and increased impact as a leader and innovator in the fields of employment and support services for people of differing abilities.

Melwood’s next CEO will champion efforts to increase diversity and inclusion of people of differing abilities in the workforce in a wider array of jobs, ensure that programs align with the dreams and desires of the next generation as youth transition from school to work in a fast-paced, more equitable world. The next leader will also have the opportunity to support injured veterans in their efforts toward community reintegration and long-term employment and deliver on a promise to thousands of people served by Melwood.   

Founded on innovation, inclusion and social good, Melwood has maintained these three key principles throughout the course of its history. Moving forward, Melwood will need to navigate the inherent tension caused by its identity as both a social services agency and a social enterprise business. Given its reliance on AbilityOne contracts coupled with the uncertainty of federal funding, Melwood is well positioned to diversify funding sources, seek a sustainable mix of public/private revenue generating programs, and identify innovative business opportunities to expand the enterprise and its resources in supporting the modern job market with new types of employment.

POSITION SUMMARY

The President & CEO is accountable to the Board of Directors and provides leadership to preserve the rich legacy and sustainability of Melwood in accordance with its powerful mission and vision.  The President & Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the overall leadership and operations of Melwood, including oversight of its staff and over $110 million in revenue. S/he oversees a leadership team of 15, with 5 direct reports.  The CEO is responsible for the development and execution of a strategic plan and the overall administrative management and oversight of operations, and external affairs of Melwood’s business activities, contract services, community services, fund development, and advocacy.  S/he will also be charged with driving innovation and growth to ensure Melwood’s future success and increased impact.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Primary duties and responsibilities include:

Strategic Vision and Leadership

  • Provides inspiring leadership to strengthen Melwood’s services and brand.
  • Assesses the current structure of Melwood and makes recommendations to the Board around fund diversification, program expansion and organic growth opportunities to ensure a sustainable model for the future.
  • Develops and implements strategic and operational plans in alignment with Melwood’s mission.
  • Develops a transparent internal culture that supports and inspires the mission and promotes synergy, collaboration, and innovation across the enterprise.  
  • Communicates a clear, innovative vision that is compelling, widely embraced, and effectively implemented.
  • Oversees M/A review of potential organizations to join the Melwood brand.

Board Relations

  • Works in partnership with the Board of Directors and the Chair to support and guide the agenda for current and future governance. 
  • Engages the Board and keeps Members informed of the organization’s progress, activities, and challenges, industry trends and relevant policies and regulations.
  • Provides ongoing assistance in the identification, recruitment and education of new Board candidates.

Program Administration and Operations

  • Oversees operations and provides fiscally responsible administration of Melwood’s programs, understanding all aspects of government funding, coverage, policies, compliance, and regulations of social services delivery systems.
  • Using outcome-based analysis, demonstrates the measurable benefits and impact of the organization’s programs on both employment opportunity as well as the economy, to drive management decision making and advocate for funding grant application.
  • Builds on the sound organizational structure and administrative operations.
  • Fosters a smoothly functioning, efficient organization through effective and transparent communications and team-building.
  • Develops measurable goals and objectives to enable divisions to provide the highest quality of services. 
  • Ensures the retention of existing service contracts and identifies new business opportunities that support the mission and success of Melwood. 
  • Develops business plans to address proposed program expansion or implementation.
  • Manages small business lines within the social enterprise model.

Financial Management

  • Oversees the formation of a fiscally responsible annual budget.
  • Promotes services that are produced in a cost-effective manner, driving efficient delivery models while maintaining a high level of quality.
  • Provides accurate monthly reports and annual budget to the Board.

Staff Management

  • Directly manages and supervises an executive leadership team with an inspiring and empowering leadership style.
  • Ensures the attainment of Melwood’s objectives through the recruitment, retention, development, motivation, and evaluation of a diverse and inclusive staff.
  • Promotes a culture of high performance, commitment to excellence, high collaboration, and continuous improvement that values learning and an unrelenting focus on quality.
  • Specifies personnel accountabilities, evaluates performance regularly, and maintains appropriate cost-effective organizational structure.

Development

  • Oversees and seeks diversified outside funding in the form of grants and contracts from public and private sources.
  • Provides executive leadership, oversight and strategic direction for Melwood’s development and fundraising initiatives and provides appropriate support for efforts such as major donor programs, planned giving, capital campaigns and special events.

External Relations

  • Serves as the official spokesperson and promotes Melwood’s mission and services to all constituencies, the general public and the media. 
  • Represents Melwood with local and national businesses, nonprofits, and government entities and officials.  
  • Serves as an advocate and works with legislators, regulatory agencies, and other representatives of the disability community and social services industry to ensure that legislative and regulatory policies protect the fundamental rights of people of differing abilities and enable the delivery of Melwood’s services.
  • Increases Melwood’s name recognition through branding and other initiatives.

YEAR ONE CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS

  • Sound management of leadership transition that best serves Melwood’s mission, operations, staff, clients, participants and the community.
  • Thorough assessment of current organizational structure, programs and services followed by report and recommendations to the Board.
  • Assessment and handling of current service contracts to ensure quality delivery, adherence to standards and procedures, and accurate financial management.
  • Execution of the strategic plan, in collaboration with the Board, with an emphasis on increasing and diversifying funding (through greater service contracts, grants, and additional fundraising initiatives), providing continued high-quality services, and driving innovation for new and expanded services, to support Melwood’s growth and impact.
  • Alignment of the management and organizational structure to be consistent with the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Successful achievement of fiscal objectives to ensure a vibrant, healthy organization.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will be an innovative and inspiring leader with 15+ years of successful experience in an organization of comparable or greater size and complexity.  This includes having served in a leadership position with a social service organization, government contractor, social enterprise, or government entity.  S/he should possess the following: 

  • Genuine belief in the ability of people with different physical, mental and learning challenges; passion for supporting people of differing abilities to succeed.
  • Strong leadership abilities and strategic thinking to create, plan, share and implement the organization’s vision.  Ability to influence and motivate others with a vision and strategy toward reaching organizational goals.
  • Experience in many, if not all, of the chief executive officer functions, including interfacing with Boards of Directors, managing a major budgetary function, ensuring the efficacy of a large contract management function, driving high quality program delivery, and participating in advocacy, resource development, external relations and public engagement. 
  • Understanding of human services and the social services delivery system, including government regulations, funding, coverage and compliance.
  • Entrepreneurial orientation and thought leadership to recognize future trends and new opportunities for Melwood.  Ability to maintain a nimble organization that can effectively adapt to, and address, changing external forces.
  • Strong business acumen to manage and diversify funding sources. Proven track record of innovation.
  • A proven ability to lead, direct, support and empower senior level professionals. 
  • An ability to strengthen the brand, safeguard the reputation and elevate visibility around the mission of Melwood.
  • Political savviness to build and sustain relationships with many constituencies, both internal and external, including government agencies, funding sources, and the media. 
  • Proven revenue generating experience, or the personal skill set and aptitude that suggests one would be a successful fundraiser. 
  • Ability to obtain and manage large government/private contracts and external grants.
  • An ability to listen, inspire and communicate clearly, effectively and persuasively at all levels of the organization, both orally and in writing. Ability to engage with staff and key stakeholders in a transparent and inclusive style.
  • Decisiveness with keen analytic, critical-thinking and problem-solving abilities that support and enable sound decision-making.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to disabilities. Ability to advocate effectively for Melwood and the AbilityOne community to elected officials.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Strong professional ethics, high integrity, and accountability in all actions.

EDUCATION

An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university is required. An advanced degree and/or pertinent experience is preferred. Current possession of a Top Security Clearance is ideal. If not already in possession, must be willing to obtain upon hire.

Compensation

A competitive compensation package will be offered to attract the most qualified candidates.

Please apply online at https://kfopportunities.loop.jobs/job/Korn-Ferry-Executive-Search-Upper-Marlboro-DC/91718751

Professional Development Coordinator

Date Posted: November 20, 2019

Employer: Los Angeles Community College District

Location/Hours: Los Angeles, CA; Full Time

Job Description: The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) invites applications for the position of Professional Development Coordinator. This position develops, implements, manages, and evaluates professional development programs, events, and activities for various groups and individuals at a college or the District Office. Policies and content for faculty professional development activities, however, remain within the purview of the Academic Senate as provided in State law and District policy.

TYPICAL DUTIES
Evaluates professional development needs for classified, unclassified, management, and administrative employees through assessment, needs analysis, surveying, and consultation with appropriate parties.

Facilitates collaboration and communication among participatory governance committees, the Academic Senate, ad hoc groups, and administrators relating to the development of professional development priorities, plans and programs.

Facilitates the use of a broad range of traditional and technology approaches such as formal group and individual training, coaching, web-based programs, e-Learning systems, pod casts, and interactive video into the professional development program.

In consultation with presenting parties including the Academic Senate, creates and maintains a master calendar of professional development opportunities, training sessions, and events.

Publicizes, promotes, and markets professional development programs and opportunities by using a broad range of methods and tools and maintaining a consistent presence.

In consultation with presenting parties including the Academic Senate, coordinates, develops, schedules, and assesses New Employee Orientation programs.

Coordinates, organizes, and promotes employee engagement opportunities and activities such as social events, team-building sessions, and employee recognition.

Collaborates and coordinates with other professional development efforts both on campus and District-wide such as training in the area of business and contract processes, hiring processes, performance management, diversity, and sexual harassment training; ensures required trainings are completed by staff and that participation thresholds are met.

Develops methods and tools, collects data, and evaluates the effectiveness of professional development activities and participation; prepares reports and recommendations related to outcomes and possible improvements.

Oversees the logistical requirements associated with professional development events and activities including schedules, staffing, publicity, rooms, supplies, and equipment.

Researches and disseminates information regarding new and emerging technologies that support organizational development and professional development and learning.

Develops and maintains the college or District Office professional development website in collaboration with the public relations and information technology departments.

Represents the college or District Office at local, regional, state, and national meetings and conferences related to professional development.

Identifies sources and evaluates consultant and vendor-available professional development courses and materials; recommends purchases designed to meet the needs of the college or District Office; processes required business, contract, and legal procurement documents in accordance with District policy.

Prepares unit budget requests and manages expenditures in a manner consistent with college and District policies and priorities.

Selects, trains, and evaluates the work of consultants and staff. Oversees the processing of tuition reimbursement applications and documentation for staff development participants.

May develop content and materials and present professional development workshops to groups of varying sizes on a variety of soft skills topics such as effective communication, collaboration, professionalism, creative problem solving, coaching and mentoring, adapting to change, and customer service.

Performs related duties as assigned.

VACANCIES
A current vacancy exists at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, 400 W. Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015. The hiring list established by this examination will also be used to fill future vacancies as they occur during the life of the list. Our Colleges include: Los Angeles City College; East Los Angeles College; Los Angeles Harbor College; Los Angeles Mission College; Los Angeles Pierce College; Los Angeles Southwest College; Los Angeles Trade-Technical College; Los Angeles Valley College; West Los Angeles College

BENEFITS

  • Medical and dental insurance and vision care plans are provided for employees and their dependents.
  • A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided free of charge for each employee.
  • 12 full-pay days and 88 half-pay days of illness leave.
  • At least 15 paid holidays per year.
  • Vacation days accrue annually beginning at 10 days and increasing incrementally to 24 days depending on years of service with the District. Vacation days for management and confidential positions begin at 15, 20, or 24 days.
  • Other paid time off includes: bereavement leave, personal necessity leave, court subpoena, and jury duty.
  • Employees become members of the Public Employees Retirement System. The employee contribution rate is 6 percent. The District also contributes to the retirement system. Employees are also covered by Social Security.
  • Employee Assistance Program

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF AN APPLICATION:

Education:

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university. Coursework in education, teaching, workforce education, adult education, occupational training, or a related field is desirable.

Experience:

Four years of full-time, paid, professional-level experience in designing, managing, and coordinating training and development programs, course content, and activities which included responsibility for assessing the needs of the targeted population group. Experience in a higher education setting with an employee development focus is desirable.

Special:

A valid California Class “C” driver’s license. Travel to locations throughout the District is required.

For a complete job description including the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities associated with the position please visit our website.

EXAMINATION PROCESS
The examination process may consist of one or more parts which may include a training and experience evaluation, written test, performance test and/or oral interview.

ACCOMMODATION
Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request, orally or in writing, an accommodation in the examination process. Documentation of the need for accommodation is required solely for the purpose of establishing that the applicant has an ADA disability and that the disability necessitates a reasonable accommodation. Typically, a recent letter from an appropriate health care or rehabilitation professional which establishes that the applicant has an ADA qualifying disability, identifies the functional limitations as they relate to the testing situation, and recommends/suggests the appropriate accommodation is sufficient. In order for appropriate arrangements to be made at the testing site, a request for accommodation and required documentation must be received by the Examiner of Record at least 3 days prior to the administration of the test.

HOW TO APPLY
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DEADLINE Completed applications must be submitted through our online employment system by 4:00 P.M. on MONDAY, December 2, 2019. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. For a listing of other job opportunities with the Los Angeles Community College District, call our 24-hr job hotline, or refer to our Web Page at https://jobapscloud.com/laccd.

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Director of Foster Care Services

Date Posted: November 20, 2019

Employer: Department of Children and Families

Location/Hours: Hartford, CT; Full Time

Job Description: The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF) is seeking to fill a Director of Foster Care Services position. The position will work collaboratively with the Bureau of Child Welfare to ensure the child’s first placement is their only placement. DCF is partnering with communities and empowering families to raise resilient children who thrive.

We are comprised of fourteen (14) area offices, 2 facilities, the Wilderness School, and Central Office. All 14 Offices have a Foster and Adoption Services Unit (FASU) that shall report up to the Director of Foster Care Services. FASU units are responsible for implementing statewide initiatives and procedures related to foster care and adoption at the local level.

If a child cannot remain at home, placing children with relatives or people that they know is our first priority. The Department of Children and Families has taken great strides over the last several years to improve how we serve vulnerable children and families in Connecticut. But, we have not done so alone. No one has been more instrumental in that progress than our foster and relative caregivers. Beyond question, foster and relative caregivers have complex roles caring for children that have often experienced significant trauma. DCF is committed to not adding to that trauma by limiting the number of placements a child experiences in our foster care system.

This position will serve as the Statewide Administrator of Foster Care Services, responsible for :

  • ensuring uniformity in the implementation of statewide foster care, guardianship and adoption initiatives.
  • provide guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance. standards and monitoring performance · develop and analyze foster care performance reports.
  • monitor and control fiscal spending.
  • oversee recruitment, retention and licensing activities for foster and relative families.
  • ensure the foster care division functions are in compliance with applicable regulatory and licensure standards.
  • collaboration with other DCF divisions, including but not limited to: CPS staff, Careline and Special Investigations Unit; Regional Resource Groups; Health and Wellness; Human Resources Management; the office of Legal Affairs; and the Ombudsman.
  • building linkages - outreach and creating awareness with external stakeholders.
  • meeting safety, timely permanency and wellbeing needs of children in foster care with the integration of racial justice.

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday position. The position is located in our Central Office, 505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT with expectations of statewide travel.

To be considered for this position, candidates must apply on the Connecticut State Department of Administrative Services Online Employment Center for the position of Director of Foster Care Services, Recruitment #191031-8634-001. Eligible candidates must be on an active, certified list for consideration.

Minimum Qualifications (Substitutions Allowed):

  • College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
  • A Master's degree in social work (administration) or public administration may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of best practices and emerging trends in family preservation, reunification, foster care, and adoption.
  • Knowledge of service intervention and innovative approaches to support placement stability and prevent placement disruptions.
  • Knowledge of foster care statutes and regulations for the State of Connecticut
  • Knowledge of the Family First Prevention Services Act and its implications for the foster care system
  • Experience in the supervision of or provision of direction to professional staff responsible for statewide initiatives.
  • Experience administering and monitoring state and federally funded service contracts to include developing and managing budgets and contract language.
  • Experience utilizing large data sets to determine priorities in addressing emerging or changing Foster Care concerns.
  • Experience managing multiple time sensitive priorities in a high workload environment involving collaboration with other internal and external stakeholders to ensure timely completion of work tasks.

To learn more about this job, or to apply, visit https://aphsa.careerwebsite.com/job/director-of-foster-care-services/51641288/?utm_source=JobFlash&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=JobFlash-11%2B19%2C%2B2019

Senior Social Worker

Date Posted: November 20, 2019

Employer: County of Santa Cruz

Location/Hours: Santa Cruz, CA; Full Time

Job Description:

  • Paid holidays, excellent benefits and CalPERS retirement!
  • The County of Santa Cruz offers work-life balance with its generous benefits package which includes annual leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, and retirement benefits!
  • Salary: $6,205 – 7,857 / Month
  • In addition to the competitive wages, Senior Social Workers may receive an additional five percent (5%) hourly increase when assigned by the Human Services Director to work in the Family and Children’s Services or Adult Protective Services Divisions.
  • The County of Santa Cruz is seeking a Senior Social Worker.
  • Do you have a passion for making a difference in the community?
  • Are you an experienced Social Worker with case management experience? If so, read on!
  • The Human Services Department currently has vacancies in the Family and Children’s Services and the Adult Protective Services divisions.

Requirements: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these would be:

Two years of experience performing social service casework services equivalent to a Social Worker II in Santa Cruz County OR a Master’s Degree in Social Work* OR a Master’s Degree from a two year counseling program from an accredited college plus one year of social service casework experience. *If currently attending a Master of Social Work program, the Master’s Degree must be obtained within 90 days from the date of employment.

Special Requirements/Conditions: License Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License or the employee must be able to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority. 

Background Investigation: Fingerprint check. Certain positions may require a Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree because of State requirements.

APPLY NOW!: www.santacruzcountyjobs.com

Deputy Director, Behavioral Health Services Department

Date Posted: November 20, 2019

Employer: County of Santa Clara

Location/Hours: San Jose, CA; Full Time

Job Description: The County of Santa Clara, Behavioral Health Services Department is looking for a Deputy Director who is an experienced leader in Managed Care functions. In accordance with new state regulations, this role shall be focusing on quality management, utilization management, managed care provider relations, data analysis and reporting, managed care business operations and compliance. In addition, the incumbent will also be responsible for administration and coordination of departmental services, administrative and performance improvement functions, including budget, business systems, state audits and reviews, and administrative policies and procedures. Under general direction of the Director of Behavioral Health Services, the Deputy Director shall supervise other senior staff and shall act for the Director in his/her absence. This is one of two Deputy Director positions; the second Deputy Director is responsible for the service delivery system.

The County of Santa Clara, Behavioral Health Services Department is recognized as an innovative leader in the field, leading the nation's first Pay for Success Project in Mental Health, implementing allcove, a prevention/early intervention program for children and youth, based on Australia's headspace model, and providing a robust mental health and substance use continuum of care across the lifespan. The Department employs 830 FTEs, contracts with a large, community-based provider network and manages an annual budget of $5.4 million.

Aside from the generous executive leadership benefit package that comes with this role, the individual that will be selected shall enjoy a rewarding career and take pride in belonging to a leading public behavioral health system in the service of community members affected by mental illness and serious emotional disturbance to help them achieve their hopes, dreams and quality of life goals.

Requirements: A qualified candidate would typically possess education and experience equivalent to a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Psychology, Social Work, Behavioral Health, Nursing, Public Administration or a related field, and a minimum of five (5) years of broad and extensive management experience involving the planning, organization, management and coordination of behavioral health, mental health and/or substance use programs. Experience in managed care functions is highly desirable.

To learn more about this job, and to apply, visit https://aphsa.careerwebsite.com/job/deputy-director-behavioral-health-services-department/51765121/?utm_source=JobFlash&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=JobFlash-11%2B19%2C%2B2019

Assistant Director of Social Services (Housing and Community Development)

Date Posted: November 20, 2019

Employer: Clark County, NV

Location/Hours: Las Vegas, NV; Full Time

Job Description: Clark County, NV is seeking an Assistant Director of Social Services. Join a world-famous community and help lead a department focused on providing programs and services that foster community pride and an improved quality of life for citizens.

With 220 staff and a budget of $180 million, the Social Service Department provides a variety of services including federal funding programs like local response to housing crisis, coordination of regional homelessness response, and other programs that contribute to overall community development. The ideal candidate will be adept at interpreting and applying government regulations to maximize the effectiveness of the County’s services to targeted populations like veterans and senior citizens. An ability to effectuate change by working well with these partners is of paramount importance and there will be plenty of opportunity to work directly with county management, elected officials, and major influencers in the community.

To be considered, please submit a cover letter, list of six work-related references, and resume to: https://executivesearch.cpshr.us/JobDetail?ID=575

For additional information, contact:

Josh Jones
CPS HR Consulting
916-263-1401

Policy Associate

Date Posted: November 20, 2019

Employer: American Public Human Services Association

Location/Hours: Arlington, VA; Full Time

Job Description: The Policy Associate is responsible for supporting the APHSA’s Center for Employment and Economic Wellbeing (CEEWB) and for coordinating the work of CEEWB across the Association’s Influence, Build, and Connect teams. The position provides support to APHSA’s affinity groups, including the American Association of SNAP Directors (AASD) and the National Association of State TANF Administrators. As an APHSA Collaborative Center, the CEEWB is charged with the goal of leading national efforts to transform the operations, policies, and practices of public sector health and human service agencies and programs through whole family and preventative-focused approaches, and toward the sustained well-being of all children, youth and families.

Major Responsibility #1: Support the development and continuous operation of the Center for Employment and Economic Wellbeing through Strategic Partnerships and Communications.

  • Recruit and regularly consult with thought leaders in research, industry, peer member associations, and advocacy to contribute to CEEWB publications and APHSA learning agendas.
  • Present on behalf of APHSA at relevant conferences, conduct webinars, and contribute content to partner communications platforms.
  • Support Director of Policy and Research and Senior Director in developing proposals to advance policy and practice work in economic mobility. Lead components of privately funded or contract work related to workforce, SNAP, TANF and asset creation.

Major Responsibility #2: In coordination with the Senior Director and Knowledge Mobilization Manager, assist in the administration of the affinity group and work group committees.

  • Manage affinity group and work group listservs. Ensure smooth scheduling and logistical support for affinity group meeting management, including scheduling, agenda creation, and call/meeting facilitation.
  • Ensure affinity group bylaws and rosters are kept current and within APHSA bylaws.
  • Support the Membership & Events team in producing annual events, including participation in conference planning committees and leading content development.

Major Responsibility #3: Policy Analysis and Development. The incumbent will serve as APHSA’s primary analyst for federal policy initiatives, including TANF, SNAP, and WIOA programs.

  • Support the Director of Policy and Research in developing policy analysis and positions on behalf of members, including bill analysis, comments on proposed rules, as well as developing policy proposals that advance member policy goals in partnership with affinity group and Leadership Council leaders.
  • Develop newsletter content, webinars, briefing materials, written testimony, and presentations to support APHSA executive team in advancing policy goals.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of BA/BS degree and 3-5 years’ work experience. Requires some travel during spring/summer to conduct site visits throughout the country.
  • At least 3 years prior experience in Human Services or related fields such as Health, Housing or Labor, either in government service at local, state or federal levels or in related roles in the business and non-profits sector.
  • Strong working knowledge of TANF, SNAP, workforce development, or asset development as well as, whole family, or two-generation approaches.
  • Experience in collaborating with a broad range of stakeholders and bringing different perspectives together.
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills, including written and speaking.
  • Ability to demonstrate non-partisanship.
  • Proficiency Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Skills in survey and other forms of data development, collection, analysis and communications

To learn more about this position, and to apply, visit https://aphsa.careerwebsite.com/job/policy-associate/51566435/?utm_source=JobFlash&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=JobFlash-11%2B19%2C%2B2019

Part-Time Bilingual Social Worker

Date Posted: November 14, 2019

Employer: Sanar Institute

Location/Hours: Newark, NJ; Part Time

Job Description: Sanar is seeking a Part-Time Bilingual Social Worker to assist in client and case advocacy for Sanar’s Wellness Center. This position will work with a diverse range of clients that have experienced complex trauma including: survivors of all forms of human trafficking, sexual abuse, child abuse, and individuals vulnerable to exploitation based on their gender identity and/or sexual orientation. Candidates must possess their New Jersey LSW license and be fluent Spanish speakers in order to be considered. This is a part-time position (10-20 hours per week, depending on the candidates scheduling and availability) that includes the opportunity to accrue clinical hours toward an LCSW.
 
Sanar offers flexible scheduling, a supportive work environment, and a convenient location near Newark Penn Station.
 
Survivors and people of color are highly encouraged to apply.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide comprehensive, trauma-informed, judgement-free intakes, individual therapy, and assessments for survivors of human trafficking and individuals vulnerable to exploitation.
  • Provide trauma-informed case management and advocacy for emergency and non-emergency services including: legal, medical, translation, and shelter services and specialized, populations-specific referrals through organizational referral partners.
  • Keep detailed case notes to fulfill all grant-reporting duties 
  • Represent the Sanar Institute at relevant events, trainings and meetings.
  • Assist in any other identified programmatic areas necessary to successfully support survivors of complex trauma.

Required Skills:

  • Spanish fluency
  • MSW with New Jersey LSW (or a recent graduate who has passed the LSW exam)
  • Emotional maturity, stability, and resilience is required, along with excellent social skills that are authentic, empathic, and create a strong therapeutic alliance with survivors.
  • Experience, comfort, and sensitivity working in multi-cultural environments.
  • Knowledge and understanding of diversity, oppression, and privilege and their impacts the clients we serve.
  • Alignment with the Sanar Wellness Institute’s Core Values
  • Strong desire to support survivors of human trafficking and individuals vulnerable to exploitation.
  • Experience working with marginalized communities, including youth, families, individuals identifying on the LGBTQI spectrum, individuals of color and immigrant populations.
  • Strong Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years’ experience providing direct clinical client services, with demonstrated competency in effective service provision and case management, preferably to survivors of all forms of human trafficking in persons, complex trauma, domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or another related field.
  • Experience providing trauma-informed service to survivors of violence.
  • Comprehensive background providing direct services to survivors of human trafficking and/or other forms of exploitation

To apply, e-mail your resume and cover letter to Sarah Lott, Deputy Director, at Sarah.Lott@sanar-institute.org.

Full Time Social Worker

Date Posted: November 14, 2019

Employer: Sanar Institute

Location/Hours: Newark, NJ; Full Time

Job Description: The Sanar Institute is seeking a Full-Time Social Worker for the Sanar’s Wellness Center in Newark, New Jersey. This position will work with a diverse range of clients that have experienced interpersonal trauma including survivors of all forms of human trafficking, sexual abuse, child abuse, intimate partner violence, and individuals vulnerable to exploitation based on their gender identity and/or sexual orientation. The Social Worker will provide mental health support services utilizing the Sanar Institute’s Tri-Phasic Healing Model and evidence-based psychotherapy modalities.

In addition to supporting individual clients and support groups, this position will focus on community outreach and education in underserved communities impacted by trauma, specifically in the Newark area. The ideal candidate is passionate about working in diverse communities and preventing future incidences of violence through transformative trauma services.

Candidates must possess their New Jersey LSW license in order to be considered. This position includes the opportunity to earn clinical hours toward an LCSW under the supervision of a licensed clinical social worker.

Sanar offers a full benefits package, flexible scheduling, a supportive work environment that encourages professional and personal development, and a convenient location near Newark Penn Station.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide comprehensive, trauma-informed, judgement-free intakes, individual client support sessions, and assessments for survivors of interpersonal violence and individuals vulnerable to exploitation. 
  • Provide trauma-informed case management and advocacy for emergency and non-emergency services and specialized, population-specific referrals through organizational referral partners.
  • Develop and facilitate workshops, trainings and events for various audiences including survivors, community groups, service providers and other stakeholders, to increase general trauma-literacy and education, encourage trauma-informed service provision, and empower survivors.
  • Build relationships with community groups, faith-communities, agencies and organizations to encourage collaboration and foster comprehensive networks of service providers.
  • Create trauma-informed educational materials and the strengthening of internal documents, protocols, and policies to ensure they are trauma-informed, client-centered, and culturally sensitive.
  • Keep detailed case notes to fulfill all grant-reporting duties and HIPAA regulations
  • Represent the Sanar Institute at relevant events, trainings and meetings.
  • Assist in any other identified programmatic areas necessary to successfully support survivors of complex trauma.

Required Skills:

  • MSW with New Jersey LSW license with progress toward, or interest in obtaining, the LCSW certification.
  • Familiarity with the Newark, New Jersey community and the agencies working in the city.
  • Emotional maturity, stability, and resilience is required, along with excellent social skills that are authentic, empathic, and create a strong therapeutic alliance with survivors.
  • Experience, comfort, and sensitivity working in multi-cultural environments with knowledge and understanding of diversity, oppression, and privilege.
  • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills and experience with networking and relationship building.
  • Alignment with the Sanar Institute’s Core Values
  • Strong desire to support survivors of violence and individuals vulnerable to exploitation.
  • Experience working with marginalized communities, including youth, families, individuals identifying on the LGBTQI spectrum, individuals of color and immigrant populations.
  • Strong Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years’ experience working with survivors of interpersonal violence in a trauma-informed setting.
  • Trauma-specific clinical training with evidence-based modalities.

To apply, e-mail your resume and cover letter to Sarah Lott, Deputy Director, at Sarah.Lott@sanar-institute.org.

Post-Masters Social Work Fellow

Date Posted: November 13, 2019

Employer: University of Colorado Boulder

Job Description: Join our counseling team at CU Boulder! Social Work Post-Masters Fellowships are open to applicants who have completed a Master’s Degree in Social Work (by August 2020) and who need supervised clinical experience to obtain licensure. The positions provide direct clinical services including walk-in services, intake, individual and group psychotherapy, behavioral health interventions and crisis intervention to students. Positions are a 40-hour/week, two-year commitment. Training for Fellows includes regular seminars on specific mental health topics, weekly multidisciplinary case consultation, and 90 minutes of weekly supervision with an LCSW. All Fellows also attend CAPS staff meetings and trainings.

The ideal candidate is a recent MSW graduate who has an educational background in evidenced-based psychotherapy practices and whose goal is to acquire necessary clinical/supervision hours for licensure. The candidate should also have relevant and significant clinical experience, providing direct psychotherapy services, including crisis intervention and group therapy. CAPS provides psychotherapy services in a brief therapy model, thus the ideal candidate should have interest in utilizing short term interventions. CAPS is a multidisciplinary setting, thus Fellows should have interest in working on a multidisciplinary team, be familiar with electronic medical records, and be comfortable with managing a busy and fast-paced clinical schedule.

Responsibilities:

Provide Psychotherapy and Outreach Services

  • Perform individual and group psychotherapy; initial therapy assessment, case management, and crisis intervention. 
  • Provide behavioral health consultations in the Medical Services clinic. 
  • Provide psycho-educational workshops and community outreach as needed. 

Training and Administration

  • Receive weekly supervision, attend assigned program meetings, write electronic clinical notes. 
  • Participate in CAPS group training program and professional development seminars with other mental health trainees.

Requirements:

  • Completion of a Master of Social Work graduate degree (MSW) by August 2020.
  • Licensed or in pursuit of licensure. 
  • Ability to work in clinical and outreach settings with diverse populations.
  • Ability to work in clinical and outreach settings with college student population.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other CAPS providers and campus partners.

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • A current resume.
  • A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by December 10, 2019 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Director, New York City

Date Posted: November 12, 2019

Employer: The Dorm

Job Description: The Dorm is approaching its 10 year anniversary in offering compassionate services to young adults looking to further their independence.  Helping young adults launch independent lives means doing things a little differently.  They know how success for their clients looks – they do all that they can to meet them where they are right now.  That can be literal – with services that extend beyond outside of a traditional office setting with real-time support wherever and whenever they need it.  It’s also conceptual, and based on where our clients are on their way to independence.  Their integrated approach to treatment includes individual therapy, skills therapy, case management, clubhouse community, group therapy, family therapy, psychiatric support, and volunteering.  All of their approaches to care help them treat clients struggling with a range of challenges, be that mental health, trauma, academic work or recovery.  The Dorm currently has two offices (New York City and Washington, DC) and is happily embracing growth mode.  John Mcgeehan is the CEO / Founder, LCSW, CADC – over the past decade John implemented his vision for The Dorm which has set a new standard in the world of young adult treatment.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Oversees clinical programming and clinical services of a Dorm site, under the supervision of Chief of Clinical Services.
  • Provides individual, group and family therapy for The Dorm clients and family members, as applicable.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary treatment planning and uses treatment plan to inform all services.
  • Develops ideas around trainings and facilitates the delivery of ongoing clinical training curriculum for all staff.
  • Identifies external clinical training opportunities for clinical team.
  • Is responsible for creating and executing major clinical/programmatic development initiatives.
  • Is responsible for developing and maintaining appropriate and valuable organizational alliances.
  • Conducts in person and phone screening of potential clients/families and determines appropriate clinician for meet & greet and assessment.
  • Provides supervision to clinical team/adjunct team individually and at group level around best practices, organization, documentation and time management.
  • Provides supervision to clinical team individually and at group level creating a safe space for clinicians to explore difficult and challenging countertransference issues.
  • Provides “co-facilitator” group supervision on a monthly basis
  • Assists Operations & Marketing in maintaining up to date, referral lists as well as other relevant lists of contacts and referral sources.
  • Is responsible for recommendations of clinical policy and procedures and ensures clinical policies and procedures are implemented properly.
  • Attends selected local, regional and national industry conferences.
  • Contributes to marketing efforts by participating in development of marketing strategy and strategic partnerships including but not limited to: working with CEO and CMO, speaking before professional groups, contributing ideas for website and social media initiatives, messaging, collateral material design, etc.
  • Helps to define and maintain The Dorm’s cultural values, goals, and tone for communication within the company.
  • Creates team building events and initiatives to improve employee morale, job satisfaction and team cohesion.
  • Supervises and manages the integration of companion support for independent living clients.
  • Follows policies and procedures in conjunction with operations and finance to ensure accurate charting and billing.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor and Leadership team.

Required Experience & Qualifications

  • In collaboration with the executive team, play a key role in the overall development, strategic planning, service delivery, and management of the organization.
  • Provide administrative and clinical leadership to program managers to support and develop the provision of services, including the Trauma-Informed Model and Nurtured Heart Approach, to deliver high-value care that is financially feasible and sustainable.
  • Evaluate the needs for the delivery of services, recruitment, interviewing and hiring to fulfill program needs; staff assignments; completion of performance appraisals and managing employee relations.
  • Deploy resources efficiently and effectively toward organizational goals, working with staff to balance workload and effort, and provide ongoing feedback so that staff can continuously improve their supervision and mentoring skills.
  • Collaborate with and support the Chief Training Officer to develop and implement CGE’s Trauma CARE Model curriculum.
  • Identify and develop business relationships with external organizations/providers/community groups to disseminate CGE’s Trauma CARE model; create specified and catered curriculum for each partnership; conduct presentations and communications.
  • Oversee trauma-informed grant funded clinical initiatives and ensure delivery of services and appropriate and timely reporting.
  • Create a work climate that emphasizes collective team performance and demonstrates CGE’s core competencies.
  • Represent CGE at the local and national level by attending networking and educational opportunities and promoting the positive reputation of the organization.
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with CGE staff and supervisors, as well as external contacts. 

Internal Clinical Leadership:

  • Oversee the development of CGE’s Trauma CARE Model and practice standards across all disciplines consistent with the organization’s mission, and communicate the philosophy and strategies to executive, management, clinical and direct support staff.
  • Direct the delivery of the trauma-informed model and clinical and community oriented services.
  • Review and respond to legal concerns or requests regarding clinical services.
  • Spearhead agency-wide trauma-informed clinical initiatives to identify opportunities for improving outcomes in clinical effectiveness, clinical practice, and standards, and enhancing quality and safety outcomes.
  • Ensure internal staff compliance and awareness of CGE’s Trauma CARE Model through the utilization of training resources.
  • Develop and provide leadership over the development of a competency-based trauma-informed clinical curriculum and training program for all staff.
  • Assist with regular review and updates to agency-wide and program-specific Policies and Procedures.
  • Assist in expansion of Parent Infant Mental Health (PIMH) and Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) interventions across all CGE programs.
  • Provide individual and group supervision of clinical staff. 

Other:

  • Work as a member of a team to establish and maintain a high level of care and respect for, and communication with residents and clients.
  • Work in a consistently professional manner at all times, which includes, but is not limited to, treating all residents, clients, staff, guests, and volunteers with dignity and respect.
  • Implement emergency procedures as necessary.
  • Perform other duties as directed.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in social work, counseling or related program in psychology required.
  • State Licensure in social work or counseling required.
  • The ideal candidate has at least 8 years of related experience in a clinical setting with adolescents or young adults.
  • The ideal candidate has at least 3 years of clinical supervisory and leadership

For further information, contact

Ted Gregory, General Partner
nostoneunturned executive search
504 West Cathedral Parkway
Suite 12C
New York, NY 10025
Phone:  (917) 287-5564
Email:  ted@nsuexecsearch.com

Trauma, Attachment, and Substance Use Clinician ‐ Newark

Date Posted: November 7, 2019

Employer: The Center for Great Expectations

Location: Newark, NJ

Job Description: Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Trauma, Attachment, and Substance Use Clinician is responsible for performing clinical assessments, creating treatment plans, and providing individual, dyadic and group counseling and family education to women with substance use disorders and cooccurring mental health disorders. Services will be provided primarily in an in‐home setting. The Trauma, Attachment, and Substance Use Clinician will carry an active caseload of approximately 10 clients, and will be required to travel locally. The Trauma, Attachment, and Substance Use Clinician will promote the use of the Nurtured Heart Approach, as well as the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) model for trauma‐informed care in all activities with the goal of sustaining a safe and comfortable environment for the individuals served in the program.

Performance Standards:

  • Perform all duties and demonstrate behaviors and attitudes consistent with the Mission Statement and Core Values of the organization, and the Nurtured Heart Approach.
  • Continually participate in building and maintaining positive working relationships through effective communication, performance improvement and teamwork efforts.
  • Be of good character and reputation; sufficient physical, mental, and emotional health to satisfactorily perform her or his job duties.
  • Actively participate in safety programs of the organization by identifying potential risks and promoting client safety as well as environmental safety.
  • Accomplish individual and team goals and objectives established by supervisor based on prior performance evaluation.
  • Comply with HIPAA guidelines regarding client rights and confidentiality.
  • Comply with documentation and training set forth by Human Resources.

Program Duties: 

  • Participate in intake sessions and collaborate with other S.T.A.R.T. program staff to ensure accurate completion of all intake documents.
  • Administer clinical assessments of women and their children in order to lead to diagnostic impression and appropriate level of care and recommendations for management and development of treatment plan.
  • Provide trauma‐informed substance use treatment and attachment‐based interventions, as indicated, including in‐home individual counseling, group counseling and family education to address trauma, substance use and co‐occurring mental health disorders.
  • Integrate attachment‐based knowledge of parenting into substance abuse interventions to support long term recovery and maintain an awareness of the impact of parenting challenges on treatment interventions.
  • Provide psychoeducation regarding infant/child development, attachment principles, and parenting/infant care and soothing techniques.
  • Address immediate parenting concerns as they arise, ensuring a strengths‐based, relationally focused approach to in‐the‐moment interventions.
  • Participate in client‐guided treatment planning in collaboration and coordination with all providers, ensuring that goals and objectives reflect the ARC and Nurtured Heart frameworks.
  • Request and coordinate APN/ psychiatric consultation for further assessment as needed.
  • Provide all necessary treatment updates to APN as needed.
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed.
  • Conduct urine drug screens as deemed necessary by program guidelines.
  • Prepare and deliver oral and written case presentations to the treatment team and appropriate professional agencies as indicated.
  • Maintain records as required by organization policies and regulatory and accrediting agencies.
  • Identify, coordinate and prepare client for appropriate discharge upon completion of program.
  • Participate in weekly S.T.A.R.T. program meetings for development and revision of integrated treatment plans and coordination of case management activities.
  • Participate in program, committee and clinical staff meetings and clinical training program(s) as indicated.

General Duties:

  • Continually participate in building and maintaining positive working relationships through effective communication, performance improvement, and teamwork efforts.
  • Participate in CGE staff meetings as requested.
  • Work as a member of a team to establish and maintain a high level of care and respect for, and communication with clients.
  • Work in a consistently professional manner at all times, which includes, but is not limited to, treating all residents, staff, guests, and volunteers with dignity and respect.
  • Perform other duties as requested.
  • Remain flexible and available for day and evening hours.

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in counseling, education, social work or related field experience.
  • LAC, LSW or comparable licensure required; LPC or LCSW preferred. LCADC /CADC or willingness to pursue such credentials within three years of employment.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in the addiction field.
  • Experience working with high risk, minority, substance‐abusing populations.
  • Experience in cognitive behavioral therapeutic approaches and motivational interviewing preferred.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking a plus.

To apply for this position, email your resume to cflynn@cge‐nj.org.

Site Manager, S.T.A.R.T. Program ‐ Newark

Date Posted: November 7, 2019

Employer: The Center for Great Expectations

Location: Newark, NJ

Job Description: Provides leadership and programmatic direction to the START Program through the implementation of goals and objectives aligned with the mission of the Center for Great Expectations. Creates a culture of service, collaboration, and care of self and others by offering highly attuned programmatic supervision to staff. Oversees and provides assessment, referral and in‐home treatment services to vulnerable pregnant and parenting women with substance use disorders. Coordinates clinical and case management activities of the START Team in the delivery of in‐home services. Promotes clinical development and competency of START team members in order to maximize client outcomes. Provides direct clinical parent‐infant mental health counseling, Child‐Parent Psychotherapy and interventions that promote secure attachment to clients who are pregnant and parenting with opioid use disorder. Site manager collaborates with research, management and clinical staff along the CGE continuum of care to ensure effective communication and collaboration in the care of mutual clients. Additionally, the site manager will operate as a member of the S.T.A.R.T leadership team, ensuring that program practices meet agency standards and fulfill agency goals.

Performance Standards:

  • Performs all duties and demonstrate behaviors and attitudes consistent with the Mission Statement and Core Values of the organization, and the Nurtured Heart Approach.
  • Continually participate in building and maintaining positive working relationships through effective communication, performance improvement and teamwork efforts.
  • Be of good character and reputation; sufficient physical, mental, and emotional health to satisfactorily perform her or his job duties.
  • Actively participate in safety programs of the organization by identifying potential risks and promoting client safety as well as environmental safety.
  • Accomplish individual and team goals and objectives established by supervisor based on prior performance evaluation.
  • Comply with HIPAA guidelines regarding client rights and confidentiality.
  • Comply with documentation and training set forth by Human Resources.

Specific Duties: 

  • Provides leadership to a strengths-based, outcome-driven program that meets client and community need while fulfilling grant requirements and agency mission.
  • Coordinates and monitors all START program services; provides direct clinical services to caseload of clients with opioid use disorder and co-occurring mental health diagnoses.
  • Collaborates with Research Coordinator to ensure timely and accurate grant reporting and data collection.
  • Oversees treatment planning process ensuring that each client is involved in creating meaningful, relevant treatment goals that align with the ARC model of trauma-informed care.
  • Provides administrative supervision to START staff (clinical supervision if qualified);
  • Builds relationships in the community to ensure access to quality services for families. Participates in community-wide consortia and networks appropriate to the needs of program participants;
  • Provides leadership to clinical and case management staff in the development and implementation of therapeutic group.
  • Oversees the proper assessment of substance use treatment needs and referral to appropriate level of care for each client;
  • Collaborates with senior case manager in the oversight and coordination of doula caseload, scheduling, training, and client care.
  • Facilitates regular START Team meetings for treatment planning and coordination of clinical and case management activities;
  • Facilitates ongoing communication with CGE’s Residential, Supportive Housing, and Roots to Recovery Programs to coordinate substance abuse treatment services for clients who choose to participate in this program;
  • Oversees implementation, scoring, and evaluation of clinical measures for use in treatment planning, outcomes reporting, and clinical research
  • Builds and maintains relationships with other substance use treatment agencies for referral and coordination of care;
  • Maintains office supply inventory and oversees physical maintenance of office cleanliness. Communicates with landlord as needs arise.
  • Ensures that services are delivered in a culturally competent and linguistic manner;
  • Collaborates with appropriate DCP&P staff to ensure coordination of care and safety of children;
  • Ensures compliance with regulatory and funding sources requirements;
  • Works to improve the scope and capacity of the delivery system in order to ensure program sustainability;
  • Maintains records as required by organization policies and regulatory and accrediting agencies;
  • Participates in management programs to enhance teamwork, team collaboration, communication and program development;
  • Assists administrative staff with financial planning for the program, grant writing and allocation of resources;
  • Maintains the program census through effective liaisons with referral sources;
  • Participates in establishment and implementation of program policies and procedures;
  • Participates in program, committee and clinical staff meetings as indicated;
  • Participates in the Clinical Quality Improvement committee meetings and ongoing efforts to improve the quality of services;
  • Performs other duties as requested.

General Duties:

  • Build a network of support within the program and among clients that focuses on trust, well‐being and social/community integration.
  • Maintain records as required by organizational policies and regulatory and accrediting agencies.
  • Work as a member of a team to establish and maintain a high level of care and respect for, and communication with clients.
  • Work in a consistently professional manner at all times, which includes, but is not limited to, treating all residents, staff, guests, and volunteers with dignity and respect.
  • Remain flexible and available for day and evening hours.
  • Local travel is required.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field is required
  • Clinical license (MSW, LAC) required. LCSW, LPC with supervisory certificate preferred.
  • CADC preferred.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience working with substance use and co‐occurring disorders.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking a plus.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with friendly and professional demeanor.
  • Ability to be flexible to the daily changing needs within the community and to handle obstacles with compassion and resolve.

To apply for this position email your resume to cflynn@cge-nj.org.

Research & Program Assistant, S.T.A.R.T. Program ‐ Newark

Date Posted: November 7, 2019

Employer: The Center for Great Expectations

Location: Newark, NJ

Job Description: Under the supervision of the Research Manager, the Research and Program Assistant will be responsible for the day‐to‐day coordination of the research study operated within the S.T.A.R.T. program sites in coordination with the Rutgers University evaluation team. The Research & Program Assistant will work to ensure the highest levels of quality of clinical assessment and data collection, in adherence to IRB standards, that meet the values and goals of both The Center for Great Expectations and the Rutgers evaluation team. Additionally, the Research and Program Assistant will oversee office management of the Newark‐based site to maintain a well‐organized and comfortable work environment. The Research & Program Assistant will promote the use of the Nurtured Heart Approach, as well as the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) model for trauma‐informed care in all activities with the goal of sustaining a safe and comfortable environment for the clients served within the program. Local travel is required.

Performance Standards:

  • Perform all duties and demonstrate behaviors and attitudes consistent with the Mission Statement and Core Values of the organization, and the Nurtured Heart Approach.
  • Continually participate in building and maintaining positive working relationships through effective communication, performance improvement and teamwork efforts.
  • Be of good character and reputation; sufficient physical, mental, and emotional health to satisfactorily perform her or his job duties.
  • Actively participate in safety programs of the organization by identifying potential risks and promoting client safety as well as environmental safety.
  • Accomplish individual and team goals and objectives established by supervisor based on prior performance evaluation.
  • Comply with HIPAA guidelines regarding client rights and confidentiality.
  • Comply with documentation and training set forth by Human Resources.

Specific Duties:

  • Consistently hold the values and goals of both CGE and the Rutgers evaluation team, ensuring that all research‐related activities are implemented in a trauma‐attuned manner consistent with the mutual goals of both entities.
  • Coordinate logistics of research study performed at START program sites and implemented by the Rutgers evaluation team including coordinating meetings, tracking IRB protocols, creating and maintaining assessment timelines, creating score reports, consenting clients, and evaluating clinical assessments to meet clinical and research needs.
  • Apply ARC and Nurtured Heart concepts to clinical measurement process.
  • Coordinate client consent process as outlined in IRB protocols.
  • Assist with collecting, inputting, and tracking of data.
  • Conduct clinical assessment and data collection in client’s homes as needed.
  • Coordinate assessment timelines and treatment planning schedule. Promote adherence to timelines within the scope of trauma‐informed clinical assessment.
  • Participate in clinical treatment team meetings by providing information intended to guide treatment and track progress.
  • Complete clinical assessment score reports and weekly reports to providers.
  • Conduct monthly clinical assessment binder audit.
  • Ensure data quality and accuracy.
  • Provide support to ensure seamless transitions among CGE’s continuum of care in regard to clinical assessment as needed.
  • Communicate regularly with Research Manager, Site Manager, Project Evaluator, and
  • Program Director regarding data collection and evaluation process.
  • Complete meeting minutes at team check‐ins and other meetings.
  • Facilitate office supply inventory.
  • Participate in program evaluation and ongoing quality improvement efforts.
  • Prepare and deliver oral and written reports to staff and appropriate professional agencies as indicated.

General Duties:

  • Build a network of support within the program and among clients that focuses on trust, well‐being and social/community integration.
  • Maintain records as required by organizational policies and regulatory and accrediting agencies.
  • Participate in program and committee meetings to stay abreast of organizational and program change.
  • Participate in training programs as indicated.
  • Maintain compliance with organizational and regulatory agency policies and standards.
  • Work as a member of a team to establish and maintain a high level of respectful communication and care for clients.
  • Work in a consistently professional manner at all times, which includes, but is not limited to, treating all residents, staff, guests, and volunteers with dignity and respect.
  • Remain flexible and available for day and evening hours.
  • Local travel required to in‐home appointments, company vehicle provided.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors’ degree in social work, psychology, public health, or a related field.
  • At least 1 year of research experience.
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations (substance using, pregnant people, and/or immigrants is a plus).
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking a plus.

To apply for this position, email your resume to cflynn@cge-nj.org.

Peer Recovery Specialist, S.T.A.R.T. - Newark

Date Posted: November 7, 2019

Employer: The Center for Great Expectations

Location: Newark, NJ

Job Description: Under the supervision of the Site Manager, the Peer Recovery Specialist is responsible for outreach to community‐based organizations and to potential and current outpatient clients in community settings. The Peer Recovery Specialist will also perform client eligibility screenings, informal peer‐to‐peer counseling and, with the assistance of the clinicians, provide case management services to clients in the community. Additionally, the Peer Recovery Specialist will assist in the local evaluation process by providing six‐month follow‐up assessments. The Peer Recovery Specialist will promote the use of the Nurtured Heart Approach, as well as the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency interventions (ARC) in all outpatient activities with the goal of sustaining a safe and comfortable environment for the individuals served.

Performance Standards:

  • Performs all duties and demonstrate behaviors and attitudes consistent with the Mission Statement and Core Values of the organization, and the Nurtured Heart Approach.
  • Continually participate in building and maintaining positive working relationships through effective communication, performance improvement and teamwork efforts.
  • Be of good character and reputation; sufficient physical, mental, and emotional health to satisfactorily perform her or his job duties.
  • Actively participate in safety programs of the organization by identifying potential risks and promoting client safety as well as environmental safety.
  • Accomplish individual and team goals and objectives established by supervisor based on prior performance evaluation.
  • Comply with HIPAA guidelines regarding client rights and confidentiality.
  • Comply with documentation and training set forth by Human Resources.

Specific Duties: 

  • Act as a role model to persons in recovery to inspire hope, share life experiences, and lessons learned as a person in recovery.
  • Model/mentor recovery process and demonstrates coping skills.
  • Engage individuals who may be at‐risk and provide stage‐appropriate recovery education and support.
  • Assist in the orientation process for individuals who are new to receiving substance use disorder treatment services.
  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and competence and be informed as to the needs of individuals in recovery.
  • Assist individuals in identifying their personal interests and goals.
  • Continually participate in building and maintaining positive working relationships through effective communication, performance improvement and teamwork efforts.
  • Conduct phone screenings with potential clients.
  • Introduce and link individuals to community resources and peer supports outside of the facility to promote community integration.
  • Participate in case presentations to the treatment team along with the clinician.
  • Conduct outreach activities including representing the agency in the community.
  • Track outreach activities and provide feedback for continual improvement of the program.
  • Maintain records as required by organization policies and regulatory and accrediting agencies.
  • Assist individuals in areas of relapse prevention, recovery maintenance, and after‐care as needed.
  • Provide front desk coverage as needed.

General Duties: 

  • Provide timely documentation for all appointments.
  • Prepare and deliver oral and written reports to clinical staff and appropriate professional agencies as indicated.
  • Maintain records as required by organization policies and regulatory and accrediting agencies.
  • Maintain compliance with organizational and regulatory agencies policies and standards.
  • Participate in program, committee and clinical staff meetings as indicated.
  • Participate in program evaluation and ongoing quality improvement efforts.
  • Participate in clinical training programs as indicated.
  • Work as a member of a team to establish and maintain a high level of care and respect for, and communication with clients.
  • Work in a consistently professional manner at all times, which includes, but is not limited to, treating all residents, staff, guests, and volunteers with dignity and respect.
  • Travel locally.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Qualifications:

  • High school Diploma or GED.
  • NJ Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS)or National Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist (NCPRSS)
  • Individual in recovery for a minimum of three years, with a clean driving record.
  • Knowledge of the local community, cultural traditions and community‐based agencies relevant to the client population.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in reading and writing.
  • Ability to establish trusting relationships with peers.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Bilingual preferred, English/Spanish plus.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with friendly and professional demeanor.
  • Ability to be flexible to the daily changing needs within the community and to handle obstacles with compassion and resolve.

To apply for this position, please send your resume to cflynn@cge‐nj.org.

Case Manager/Doula, S.T.A.R.T. Program - Newark

Date Posted: November 7, 2019

Employer: The Center for Great Expectations

Location: Newark, NJ

Job Description: Under the supervision of the Site Manager, the doula/case manager will provide case management services, prenatal education, intrapartum support, and postpartum care to S.T.A.R.T. families receiving treatment for substance use disorders and co‐occurring mental health disorders. The case manager/doula supports and strengthens the family’s capacity to engage in healthy practices and to maintain stable households. Additionally, the case manager/doula will operate as a member of a larger treatment team in the planning and provision of clinical and program services. The case manager/doula will promote the use of the Nurtured Heart Approach, as well as the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) model for trauma‐informed care in all activities with the goal of
sustaining a safe and comfortable environment for the clients served within the program. Local travel and a shared on‐call schedule is required.

Performance Standards:

  • Performs all duties and demonstrate behaviors and attitudes consistent with the Mission Statement and Core Values of the organization, and the Nurtured Heart Approach.
  • Continually participate in building and maintaining positive working relationships through effective communication, performance improvement and teamwork efforts.
  • Be of good character and reputation; sufficient physical, mental, and emotional health to satisfactorily perform her or his job duties.
  • Actively participate in safety programs of the organization by identifying potential risks and promoting client safety as well as environmental safety.
  • Accomplish individual and team goals and objectives established by supervisor based on prior performance evaluation.
  • Comply with HIPAA guidelines regarding client rights and confidentiality.
  • Comply with documentation and training set forth by Human Resources.

Doula Care/Case Management:

  • Provide direct case management services to clients for services, including but not limited to: educational and vocational pursuits, legal issues, life skills (e.g. resume writing, budgeting, etc.), advocacy, and accessing housing, social services, prenatal and pediatric care and other community resources.
  • Provide childbirth education, birth plan preparation, labor support and postpartum care to the mother‐baby dyad. Service delivery includes physical and emotional support of the mother‐baby dyad, infant care education and support, and promotion of healthy attachment by supporting responsive parenting and skin‐to‐skin contact.
  • Assist with the recruitment and screening of eligible clients to retain services through the S.T.A.R.T. Program.
  • Coordinate and facilitate referral process and intake session.
  • Prepare and submit reports as necessary to referral sources and community agencies including DCP&P and substance use treatment providers.
  • Generate outreach letters to clients regarding non‐attendance and potential discharge.
  • Coordinate intake sessions and schedule initial clinical assessment sessions. Administer case management assessments and assist with completing clinical screens as appropriate.
  • With client participation, and in collaboration with other S.T.A.R.T. providers, develop and update client treatment plans to include interventions consistent with ARC and the Nurtured Heart Approach.
  • Complete case management documentation in a clear, concise, accurate and timely manner.
  • Assist with the collection and documentation of urine drug screens.
  • Maintain ongoing relationships with various referral sources and relevant community organizations.
  • Participate in program, committee and clinical staff meetings and training program(s) as indicated.
  • Provide support to ensure seamless transitions among CGE’s continuum of care as needed.
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed.
  • Participate in program evaluation and ongoing quality improvement efforts.
  • Prepare and deliver oral and written reports to staff and appropriate professional agencies as indicated.

General Duties:

  • Build a network of support within the program and among clients that focuses on trust, well‐being and social/community integration.
  • Maintain records as required by organizational policies and regulatory and accrediting agencies.
  • Work as a member of a team to establish and maintain a high level of care and respect for, and communication with clients.
  • Work in a consistently professional manner at all times, which includes, but is not limited to, treating all residents, staff, guests, and volunteers with dignity and respect.
  • Remain flexible and available for day and evening hours.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services, social work, or psychology.
  • CADC preferred.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience working with substance use and co‐occurring disorders.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking a plus.
  • Ability and commitment to complete doula training and certification program.
  • Clean driving record; comfortable transporting clients and children.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with friendly and professional demeanor.
  • Ability to be flexible to a shared on‐call schedule and daily changing needs within the community, and to handle obstacles with compassion and resolve.

To apply for this position, please send your resume to cflynn@cge-nj.org.

Chief, Aging and Disability Services

Date Posted: November 6, 2019

Employer: Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Location/Hours: Rockville, MD; Full Time

Job Description: Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) seeks a visionary executive to lead our Aging and Disability Services division. The Chief of Aging and Disability Services provides leadership and oversight of the County’s Aging and Disability Services. The position will also serve as a senior member of the Department’s leadership team responsible for building and nurturing a fully integrated public health and human services system.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate an active knowledge of the needs of older adults and persons with disabilities and the ability to direct strategic initiatives which address root causes of inequalities, reduce barriers to services and enrich systems that contribute to an age-friendly community. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the interdependencies between human services, somatic health, and behavioral health and a strong commitment to working within and contributing to an integrated public health and human services delivery system. The candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to community engagement focused on building ongoing relationships that inform and influence services to older adults and persons with disabilities.

Highlighted Qualifications:

Program Knowledge

  • Extensive knowledge of aging and disability principles and issues, and of developments in applicable Federal and State regulations and programs.
  • Thorough knowledge of, and commitment to customer service and client focused integrated and interdisciplinary service delivery.

Equity and Social Justice

  • Understanding and commitment to equity and social justice and impact of social determinants on health and well-being.

Cultural Competence

  • Cultural competence obtained through working with racially and culturally diverse communities.
  • Bilingual preferred -Spanish, French, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean or Amharic.

Leadership

  • Ability to lead, plan, implement, and evaluate aging and disability service programs.
  • Extensive experience with outcome-based planning and accountability.

Relationship Management and Community Engagement

  • Ability to establish collaborative and cooperative approaches to achieving goals.
  • Fosters an environment of collaboration through partnerships with government agencies, private sector organizations, community-based groups, and clients.
  • Creates an environment based on open, clear, and consistent communication among staff.

Experience and Education:

  • Experience: Extensive seven (07) years human service experience, to include five (05) years of professional experience in the administration of programs for aging and disabled populations.
  • Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in a human service or public administration field.
  • Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

The Chief of Aging and Disability Services will be appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. This is a non-merit position within the Montgomery County Government and will report to the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services.

For more information, and to apply, visit https://aphsa.careerwebsite.com/job/chief-aging-and-disability-services/50876859/?utm_source=JobFlash&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=JobFlash-11%2B5%2C%2B2019.

Chief, Behavioral Health and Crisis Services

Date Posted: November 6, 2019

Employer: Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services

Location/Hours: Rockville, MD; Full Time

Job Description: Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) seeks visionary executive to lead our Behavioral Health and Crisis Services division. The Chief of Behavioral Health and Crisis Services provides leadership and oversight of the County’s Behavioral Health and Crisis Services. The position will also serve as a senior member of the Department’s leadership team responsible for building and nurturing a fully integrated public health and human services system. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an active knowledge of the development and delivery of comprehensive public behavioral health and crisis services and the ability to direct strategic initiatives which address root causes of inequalities, reduce barriers to services and enrich systems that contribute to the well-being of county residents. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the interdependencies between human services, somatic health, and behavioral health and a strong commitment to working within and contributing to an integrated public health and human services delivery system. The candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to community engagement focused on building ongoing relationships that inform and influence public behavioral health and crisis services.

Responsibilities:

  • Plans, leads, and supervises management staff in implementing the core Behavioral Health and Crisis Service functions of assessment, policy development, education, and quality assurance.
  • Promotes and fosters partnerships with public and private agencies in order to assure a coordinated system of Behavioral Health and Crisis services.
  • Assures the effectiveness of Behavioral Health and Crisis Service programs and policies through conducting evaluations and assessing customer feedback.
  • Assures effective fiscal and management controls.
  • Ensures the provision of adequate and relevant staff training.
  • Assists the Director in the development and implementation of an integrated health and human services system.
  • Maintains communications and represents Behavioral Health and Crisis Services to clients, the general public, and to federal, State, and local agencies and officials.
  • Ensures that employees at all levels are encouraged to participate in program and policy development.

Highlighted Qualifications:

Program Knowledge

  • Extensive knowledge of behavioral health and crisis principles and issues, and of developments in the mental health and public health regulatory fields.
  • Thorough knowledge of, and commitment to customer service and client focused integrated and interdisciplinary service delivery.

Equity and Social Justice

  • Understanding and commitment equity and social justice and impact of social determinants on health and well-being.

Cultural Competence

  • Cultural competence obtained through working with racially and culturally diverse communities.
  • Bilingual preferred -Spanish, French, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean or Amharic.

Leadership

  • Ability to lead, plan, implement, and evaluate behavioral health and crisis intervention programs.
  • Extensive experience with outcome-based planning and accountability.

Relationship Management

  • Ability to establish collaborative and cooperative approaches to achieving goals.
  • Fosters an environment of collaboration through partnerships with government agencies, private sector organizations, community-based groups, and clients.
  • Creates an environment based on open, clear, and consistent communication among staff.

Requirements:

  • Experience: Seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience in organizational management or in behavioral health and crisis service programs, four (4) years of which were in a supervisory or executive capacity.
  • Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in a public health, human services, or public administration field.
  • Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

The Chief of Behavioral Health and Crisis Services will be appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. This is a non-merit position within the Montgomery County Government and will report to the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services.

For more information, and to apply, visit https://aphsa.careerwebsite.com/job/chief-behavioral-health-and-crisis-services/50876070/?utm_source=JobFlash&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=JobFlash-11%2B5%2C%2B2019.

Deputy Director - Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P)

Date Posted: November 6, 2019

Employer: New Jersey Department of Children and Families

Location/Hours: Trenton, NJ; Full Time

Job Description: The Department of Children and Families, Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) seeks a well-rounded individual with strong leadership skills to assist the DCP&P Assistant Commissioner and other Officers of the Commissioner’s Office in accomplishing its mission to support families by providing efficient and effective management supports.

As the Deputy Director (DD), this individual will administratively support and conduct the daily operations of DCP&P as well as provide oversight of programs, policies and operations of the Division in accordance with State and Federal guidelines as it relates to DCP&P in all areas of practice, including adoption.

The DD will be instrumental in analyzing and/or coordinating the analysis of proposed policy, Legislation of programs, Administrative Orders, Executive Orders and rules (New Jersey Administrative Code) affecting the Division, with particular emphasis on the administrative and budget implications of specific changes or additions impacting on programs and functions within the purview of the DCP&P Assistant Commissioner. This position oversees the management of the State Central Registry Office (SCR), 24 hour operation.

Responsibilities:

  • Function as the CP&P liaison to the Training Consortium (University partners and the DCF Training Academy). Attend monthly consortium meetings, review curriculum and provide feedback regarding DCP&P policy and/or content.
  • Function as the Liaison to the Office of Adolescent Services (OAS). Collaborate and partner with OAS staff on grants, new initiatives, case conferences; attend monthly Adolescent Practice Initiatives (API) meetings; and support implementation of OAS programming in DCP&P field offices.
  • Support the Assistant Area Directors (AAD) and Area Quality Coordinators (AQC) and participate in quarterly AQC and AAD meetings. Provide information, guidance and technical assistance as needed and requested.
  • Is a Qualitative Review (QR) reviewer and participates in QRs across the state.
  • Function as a Liaison to Office of Performance Management & Accountability in coordinating quality assurance initiatives and processes.
  • Participate in administrative planning for the Division, including participation in Executive Management operational and policy meetings, as necessary, and other meetings to address special problems of organization and administration.
  • Produce results that reflect logical and thorough organization and sound analysis of operational problems and issues.
  • Recommend clear and effective strategies for addressing issues and problems related to programs and functions within the purview of the CP&P Assistant Commissioner.
  • Produce timely reports that reflect clear, accurate and thorough analysis of issues and problems that offer sound conclusions for remedial action.
  • Participate in monitoring the quality and fidelity of the case practice model in partnership with the Office of Performance Management & Accountability.
  • Collaborate with staff and DCF partners to ensure the safety, well-being and permanency of children and families served by CP&P in accord with principles that reflect "best practice" standards, promoting strength-based family engagement and teaming.
  • Partner with external and internal stakeholders to support policy and the delivery of services that are solution-focused, strength-based and individualized.
  • Monitor training initiatives to ensure best practices are supported.
  • Partner with leadership to ensure management by data balances positive qualitative and quantitative outcomes.
  • Partner with leadership to ensure best practices are supported for all areas of practice including Resource Care, Adoption and SCR Operations.

Requirements:

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required; Master’s degree in Social Work or related field preferred.

EXPERIENCE: At least eight (8) years of social service experience which includes substantive experience in the management and leadership of social service program, three (3) years of which shall have involved management responsibilities including personnel, policy, budget and fiscal accountability and oversight.

RESUME NOTE: Eligibility determinations will be based upon information presented on the resume only along with other supporting documents. Applicants who possess a degree from a college or university outside the United States must provide an evaluation of one’s transcripts from a recognized evaluation service at the time of submission. Failure to do so may result in your ineligibility.

LICENSE: Appointees will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

RESIDENCY LAW: Please refer to the New Jersey Department of Children and Families’ website at www.state.nj.us/dcf.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to:

Linda M. Dobron, Executive Director, OHR
Department of Children and Families
PO Box 717
Trenton, NJ 08625-0717
Email: Job.Posting@dcf.nj.gov

Deputy Director, Social Services - Family and Children's Services

Date Posted: November 6, 2019

Employer: Monterey County, Department of Social Services

Location/Hours: Salinas, CA; Full Time

Job Description: Monterey County is seeking a Deputy Director of Family and Children’s Services to plan, implement, coordinate and direct the Department of Social Services’ Family and Children’s Services programs which include Prevention Services, Emergency Response, Child Abuse Hotline, Foster Care, Resource Home Approval and Permanency Services. This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated social services professional ready to take the next step in their career and lend their experience and management abilities to help improve the quality of life for the residents of Monterey County.

Located on California’s picturesque Pacific Coast, the County of Monterey is blessed with mild weather year-round and is home to miles of beautiful beaches, spectacular mountain ranges, groves of redwoods, low-rolling foothills, and a bountiful valley. With a population exceeding 400,000, the County is proud of its vibrant citizenry, great traditions, educational opportunities, and multicultural lifestyles.

Candidates should be approachable, experienced leaders in the Child Welfare arena with the ability to work collaboratively with the senior management team, staff, and a broad variety of stakeholders. The ability to advise and encourage staff on the best practices for engagement, prevention, court work, family support and permanency is critical. Strong communication skills are paramount.

To view a detailed brochure and submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of six work-related references (two supervisors, two direct reports and two colleagues) please visit our website: https://executivesearch.cpshr.us/JobDetail?ID=569

For more information contact:

Jill Engelmann
CPS HR Consulting
916-471-3377
jengelmann@cpshr.us

Deputy Director, Social Services - Community Benefits

Date Posted: November 6, 2019

Employer: Monterey County, Department of Social Services

Location/Hours: Monterey, CA; Full Time

Job Description: Monterey County is seeking a Deputy Director of Community Benefits to plan, implement, coordinate and direct the Department of Social Services’ Community Benefits program which includes: CalWORKs, General Assistance, Medi-Cal, and CalFRESH. This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated social services professional ready to take the next step in their career and lend their experience and management abilities to help improve the quality of life for the residents of Monterey County.

Located on California’s picturesque Pacific Coast, the County of Monterey is blessed with mild weather year-round and is home to miles of beautiful beaches, spectacular mountain ranges, groves of redwoods, low-rolling foothills, and a bountiful valley. With a population exceeding 400,000, the County is proud of its vibrant citizenry, great traditions, educational opportunities, and multicultural lifestyles.

Candidates should be strong, seasoned leaders with a proven track record of implementing human services programs to meet the needs of the community. An effective manager comfortable with building supportive relationships that share a common goal and with the implementation of policies and strategic approaches will be successful in this role. Strong communication skills are paramount.

To view a detailed brochure and submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of six work-related references (two supervisors, two direct reports and two colleagues) please visit our website: https://executivesearch.cpshr.us/JobDetail?ID=570

For more information, contact:

Jill Engelmann
CPS HR Consulting
916-471-3377
jengelmann@cpshr.us

Child Welfare Training Specialist

Date Posted: November 6, 2019

Employer: University of Nevada Las Vegas

Location/Hours: Las Vegas, NV; Full Time

Job Description: The UNLV School of Social Work is recruiting for a full-time, Administrative Faculty position as a Child Welfare Training Specialist. This position provides development and delivery of competency-based in-service training to public child welfare agency professionals, staff, and community stakeholders in Southern Nevada. The statewide collaboration between University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), School of Social Work and the State of Nevada Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) is critically important in helping Nevada's child welfare agencies meet their workforce development needs.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Training of new child welfare caseworkers and supervisors throughout the state on child welfare policies, practices, and safety model.
  • Training of experienced child welfare caseworkers, supervisors, and community stakeholders throughout the state on child welfare related issues and topics
  • Development of new child welfare training curriculum addressing policy, practice, and child welfare related issues and topics.

Requirements: This position requires a Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in social work (preferred) or related field. Candidates need to have a minimum of three years social work practice experience in a child welfare setting and at least one year experience in development, implementation, revision, and/or evaluation of performance-based training curricula. Experience in supervising staff is preferred.

For more information, and to apply, visit https://aphsa.careerwebsite.com/job/child-welfare-training-specialist/51268856/?utm_source=JobFlash&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=JobFlash-11%2B5%2C%2B2019.

Child Welfare Policy Fellow

Date Posted: November 6, 2019

Employer: American Public Human Services Association (APHSA)

Location/Hours: Arlington, VA; Full Time

Job Description:

The Child Welfare Fellow is responsible for supporting the launch and implementation of a focused initiative to develop and build widespread consensus for standard of care for older youth involved in the child welfare system, including identifying and disseminating national best practices, developing content and drafting written materials, delivering webinars, managing a virtual community of practice and supporting logistics for 1-2 in-person meetings. The fellow will connect with APHSA’s affinity groups, the National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators (NAPCWA), to further the work.

Major Responsibility #1: Support the planning and strategy development of the initiative, including scheduling and executing events and webinars.

Major Responsibility #2: Policy, Strategic Partnership, and Communications. Support APHSA’s influence strategy through the strategic partnerships and effective use of communication channels, including opportunities to showcase member-driven innovations and solutions, especially through the lens of local agency members. Develop written materials, including white papers, info-graphics, policy pieces and op-ed’s related to program considerations for older youth.

Major Responsibility #3: Provide overall project management, include project timelines and internal and external reporting.

Requirements: Minimum of BA/BS degree and 3-5 years’ work experience. Requires some travel to conduct site visits throughout the country.

  • At least 3 years prior experience in Human Services or related fields such as Health, Housing or Labor, either in government service at local, state or federal levels or in related roles in the business and non-profits sector.
  • Strong working knowledge of child welfare, family or two-generation approaches.
  • Experience in collaborating with a broad range of stakeholders and bringing different perspectives together.
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills, including written and speaking.
  • Strong organizational skills for project management and event coordination
  • Ability to demonstrate non-partisanship.
  • Proficiency Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Skills in survey and other forms of data development, collection, analysis and communications.

For more information, and to apply, visit https://aphsa.careerwebsite.com/job/child-welfare-policy-fellow/50499191/?utm_source=JobFlash&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=JobFlash-11%2B5%2C%2B2019.

Social Services Practitioner III

Date Posted: November 6, 2019

Employer: Riverside County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS)

Location/Hours: Riverside, CA; Full Time

Job Description: The Riverside County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) is looking for Social Services Practitioners III (SSP III) to join their Children Services Division (CSD) for locations in the Desert area (Job # 19288) and multiple locations throughout Riverside County (#19287). Qualified candidates will be invited to attend a one-day hiring event on November 15th. Successful candidates at the hiring event will be extended a conditional job offer and will be anticipated to start employment in January 2020. Additionally, future SSP IIIs in the CSD may be eligible for DPSS exciting programs that include the Retention Program and Educational and Career Assistance Programs. All Programs are great opportunities for professional growth and knowledge. Learn more below:

Retention Program: All NEWLY hired incumbents and CURRENT employees with less than 10,400 hours of service are eligible for the Retention Bonus Program upon hire! Eligibility is based upon Hours of Service Completed, learn more https://www.rivcocob.org/boardpolicies/policy-c/POLICY-C26.pdf

Education Support Program: DPSS employees eligible for the ESP may receive up to $5,250.00 per year for a period of two years of lifetime maximum of $10,500. ESP programs include Career Counseling, Career Assessment, College partners Tuition Discount information and possible textbook and tuition reimbursement options. Interested and Eligible candidates will receive a Career Development Plan (CDP) that includes tuition and textbook funding, either by DPSS or Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Department Policy, Eligibility and Application Requirement details are in the link (https://esp.rc-hr.com/).

20/20 Program: The 20/20 program is designed to assist Social Services Practitioner IIIs who are students completing a master’s in social work Degree from an approved university. Program participants work a reduced work schedule while being paid as a full-time employee allowing the employee time to complete training and/or educational requirements for degree or certification. To learn more about the 20/20 Program, please contact the recruiter listed at the bottom of this job posting.

For more information, and to apply, visit https://aphsa.careerwebsite.com/job/social-services-practitioner-iii/51268774/?utm_source=JobFlash&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=JobFlash-11%2B5%2C%2B2019.

Director of Social Service/Social Worker

Date Posted: November 1, 2019

Employer: New Jersey Adult Medical Day Care

Location/Hours: Newark, NJ; Full Time

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Applicants must be licensed/certified as a social worker by New Jersey. A CSW could meet the requirement. 
  • Experience in medical day care, long term/sub acute or acute care settings as a social worker is a plus.
  • Bi-lingual ability (Spanish) is an important qualification.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Bobbi Andrews at bandrewsadc@gmail.com or Joan Marie Granato at futurefocusconsultants@gmail.com.  

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