Employment Opportunities

    We seek to advertise available openings of interest to social work students and social work graduates. Jobs are posted for 60 days, unless stated otherwise in the ad. If you would like to post job opportunities to this website, please contact Martha Fuller with the following information included in your email:

    • the full job description
    • title of organization and the job title
    • whether full or part-time, or seasonal/contract position
    • the eligibility requirements for the position
    • Contact information (name, address, phone, fax) so an applicant can submit their letter of interest


    Posted 4/21/2015

    PROGRAM: Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) Louisville       STATUS: F-T Salary
    POSITION: Intake/ Data Entry  Coordinator
    REPORTS TO: Program Manager


    The Intake / Data Entry Coordinator for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program is the first contact between veterans and available SSVF services. The Intake Coordinator will 1) determine the eligibility of those veterans who seek assistance by completing the screening forms during the initial interview; 2) process and prepare preliminary assessments of all very low income veteran families referred to the SSVF Program; 3) make appropriate referrals to all community partners and resource providers for crisis intervention and short term housing stabilization; 4) complete a screening over the phone and an assign eligible participants to the applicable case manager; 5) enter enrolled clients into the Kentucky Homeless Management Information System (HMIS); and 6) update and maintain all Excel spreadsheets or client trackers.


    This position requires an Associates Degree or college education in Social Work, Human Services, or related field, and at least two years of experience working with veterans and/or special populations. Must have knowledge of customer service skills; previous telephone system experience and proficient computer skills; well organized, self-starter, and able to work as a member of a team.


    •    The ability to work independently and solve problems creatively.
    •    Superior written and oral communication skills.
    •    Appropriate and professional telephone communication skills.
    •    Ability and desire to maintain confidentiality of all persons requesting assistance, the services requested, and the outcome of his/her request.
    •    Computer skills, including the capacity to use Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel and other programs to manage a high volume of detailed information and responsibilities.
    •    Demonstrate initiative and strive to continually improve process and relationships.
    •    Excellent time-management skills, including demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and set priorities to meet deadlines.
    •    Plan and organize work effectively and ensure its completion.
    •    The aptitude to develop and maintain a deep understanding of the eligibility criteria and policies related to various federal and local public benefit programs.
    •    Ability to remain non-judgmental, empathetic, and respectful of the homeless veterans we serve.
    •    Experience with the Kentucky HMIS is preferred, but not required.

    •    Screen clients for SSVF program entrance by phone interview.
    •    Complete the Eligibility Screening Disposition Form (Category 1) for clients (a) confirming a very low-income Veteran family’s eligibility for supportive services; and (b) documenting the eligibility of persons applying for SSVF homelessness prevention assistance.
    •    Screen and verify eligibility requirements for SSVF homeless veteran’s assistance.
    •    Apply SSVF Program eligibility requirements for the SSVF Program.
    •    Assist clients with crisis intervention and short term housing stabilization which includes aiding clients with accessing emergency shelters/transitional housing, and supportive services to best/address the client’s immediate crisis needs in both rural and urban communities.
    •    Understand the barriers that clients in both urban and rural areas face and how to best serve clients in both of these areas.
    •    Refer clients who do not qualify for the SSVF program to other mainstream services for assistance, or to other housing stabilization programs in their service area when they do not meet SSVF eligibility.
    •    Understand and apply the Presumptive eligibility criteria and eligible document requirements to use for the Presumptive eligibility status during intake such as HINQ, VA ID Cards, and SOS.
    •    Track clients who are screened but not eligible for the SSVF Program.
    •    Implement the Housing First Model during assessment of clients.
    •    Maintain an intake log of all those who request assistance and also complete a screening.
    •    Maintain client intake screening forms.
    •    Maintain client databases including personal information.
    •    Data entry into the HMIS system ensuring accuracy and completeness of all data entered.
    •    Communicate to potential participants the process of the SSVF program and required documentation to proceed with program participation.
    •    Participate in all appropriate staff, supervision, and training meetings.
    •    Assumes other duties as assigned by the SSVF Program Manager and Senior Management.
    •    Performance quality improvement (PQI) duties as assigned by supervision & PQI     committee.


    1.    To model agency core values of integrity, compassion, diversity, commitment & justice to all internal and external contacts.  

    Approved by:    
    Revision Date:
    Date: 04/09/2015    Exempt:   x        Non-Exempt:         

    Internally Developed Trainings for ALL Employees to Take Annually:

    New Employee Orientation PowerPoint, Video, & Test
    Blood Borne Pathogens Video & Test
    The Plus of Us Diversity Training for Employees & Test
    Basic Behavior Support Mgmt Training
    Agency Policy Manual Review & Post-Test
    HR Policy Manual Review & Post-Test
    PQI Orientation PowerPoint & Test
    Customer Service PowerPoint, Video & Test
    COA Organization-Wide Training & Test
    Emergency Preparedness & Response Plan

    Posted 4/21/2015

    Youth Villages

    Family Intervention Specialist Positions

    Youth Villages is now interviewing and hiring Spring 2015 and Summer 2015 graduates. We have positions available in all of our locations and in each of our programs.

    Students can apply online at www.yvrecruit.org or by clicking HERE for bachelor-level students and HERE for masters-level students.

    If you are unfamiliar with Youth Villages, we are a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans more than 20 years, and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services.

    We started in Memphis back in 1986 and have grown exponentially, now serving in 12 states and Washington, D.C.

    At Youth Villages we offer:

    • 100% Licensure reimbursement
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Advancement opportunities
    • Relocation assistance to select locations
    • Great benefits and competitive salary

    Below are some of the open Family Intervention Specialist positions and the links to apply. A Master’s degree is required.




      Posted 4/21/2015

      Louisville Central Community Centers, Inc.

      Equal Opportunity Employer



      LCCC is seeking a self-motivated individual with experience in developing and managing a variety of activities that addresses needs and aspirations of families and children.  Duties will include implementing aspirational-based activities and opportunities that help school-age youth and adults improve their economic well-being and health outcomes.  Educational activities that support a healthy lifestyle and prepare individuals to succeed in employment, self-employment, financial literacy and wealth building are important.  Advancing education achievement and personal skill development among the population is paramount to the work.

      The successful candidate will have a master’s degree in social work with 5 years of experience or at least a four-year college degree and 8 years of experience supporting the development of families and children in a voluntary setting.  Good verbal communications, organizational management, grant management and customer service skills are a must.  Understanding families with diverse economic backgrounds and viewing all participants as having the ability to succeed is crucial. Working with numerous community partners and staff members, volunteers and contractors are a critical part of the work.

      LCCC is a private non-profit multi-service organization committed to helping develop strong children, strong families and strong professional employees.  This position includes a competitive salary range of high $20’s to low $30’s range and comprehensive benefits package.

      Please submit a letter of interest and resume to:        
      Mr. Sam Watkins, Jr.
      President & Chief Executive Officer
      Louisville Central Community Centers, Inc.
      1300 West Muhammad Ali Blvd.
      Louisville, Ky  40203
      Sam Watkins (502) 583-8821



      Posted 4/7/2015

      ECHO is Hiring!

      Program and Victim Services Manager

      The Exploited Children’s Help Organization (ECHO) was founded in 1983 as a community organized response to the abduction of 10 y.o. Ann Gotlib.  In the last 32 years, we have grown to provide victim services in and out of court and child abuse prevention education and awareness.

      The job description and application procedure is below:

      Overview: This is a salaried position and is responsible for overseeing the prevention and victim services programs that ECHO coordinates within the Louisville community and surrounding areas.  This includes but is not limited to: volunteer management, scheduling, event preparation, program review and delivery.


      • Serve as primary contact for all ECHO programs
      • Coordinate volunteers to assist in program and service delivery
      • Correspond with partner agencies to coordinate clients, referrals and staffing
      • Schedule programs in assigned areas
      • Coordinate communication between targeted partners for ECHO-led projects
      • Respond to crisis calls coming into the office
      • Assist clients with filing crime victim compensation claims
      • Maintain direct services and evaluation records
      • Staff Program Review Committee
      • Coordinate and supervise practicum students
      • Work with Executive Director to maintain good working relationships with other agencies
      • Attend professional training as determined by Executive Director
      • Maintain accurate records of travel and time
      • Submit reports in a timely manner
      • Coordinate regular communications for ECHO constituents
      • Staff Communications Committees

      Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

      Minimum Education/Work Requirements

      • Masters Degree in Social Work, Sociology, Education, Psychology or related field or Bachelors Degree Social Work, Sociology, Education, Psychology or related field and five years experience with progressive responsibilities
      • Comfortable and competent working with children in an educational and/or therapeutic setting
      • Comfort and competent in public speaking
      • Volunteer management
      • Strong problem solving skills and initiative
      • Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills
      • Equally capable and comfortable working independently or as a team player
      • Strong organization skills
      • Current and valid driver’s license and liability insurance

      Other Requirements

      • Able to successfully pass a criminal background check (no abuse, child maltreatment, violent or sexual crimes). Having any other misdemeanor or felony conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from gaining a position at ECHO. The relevancy, severity, and timing of the conviction/s will be weighed carefully, and employment decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.
        • Current and valid driver’s license and liability insurance

      Preference will be given to those who have the following qualities:

      • Familiarity with violence prevention continuum and spectrum
      • Experience in online marketing and social media campaigns
      • 2+ years work experience with children and/or volunteers

      In addition to performing the above-mentioned job responsibilities, the individual should possess the following characteristics:

      • Positive attitude
      • Self-driven
      • Critical thinker
      • Willingness to work cooperatively, courteously and effectively with all staff, volunteers and partners
      • Demonstrate flexibility and creativity in completing assigned tasks
      • Set priorities and efficiently manage workload
      • Complete all assignments in a timely manner
      • Open, direct communication


      Salary DOE, minimum $30,000 annually

      This is an EXEMPT position.


      Monthly stipend to help defray the out of pocket cost of health insurance

      ECHO provides disability insurance and mileage reimbursement


      ECHO allows for a flexible schedule, telecommuting, and is family friendly.

      Application Requirements

      Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, three references and 3 years of salary history by April 15 to: ECHO, 1500 Poplar Level Rd. Louisville, KY  40217 or info@echo-ky.org with subject line: Program Manager Application Materials.  Email preferred.


      Posted 4/7/2015


      Rehabilitation & Correction - Allen/Oakwood Correctional Institution

      Behavioral Healthcare Provider 2

      Closing Date/time:  Mon. 04/13/15 5:00 PM Eastern Time

      State Salary Range:  $20.71 - $26.11 hourly, $43,076.80 - $54,308.80 annually

      Pay Range:  11

      Promotional Bid:  classified position (may include promotion, transfer or demotion)

      Job Type:  Full-time, Permanent

      Location:  Allen County, Ohio

      Job Location:  Mental Health

      All applications must clearly indicate how the Minimum Qualifications & Position Specific Minimum Qualifications, if applicable, are met. Applications that do not indicate this, will not be given consideration.

      *IMPORTANT NOTE: Please do not include your Social Security Number (SSN) with your on-line application and/or documentation. If attaching a document that contains your SSN, please redact (black out) SSN before attaching it to your application.

      The State of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, age, disability or military status in employment or the provision of services.

      When contacted for an interview, an applicant who requires special accommodations due to a disability should notify the office at the time he/she is contacted so that proper arrangements can be made for the interview.

      TheOhio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is looking for a dedicated security-minded mental health professional to assume the responsibilities of Behavioral Healthcare Provider 2.

      Serves as a member of an interdisciplinary mental health treatment team.  Responsible for assigned mental  Health/substance abuse interventions for a caseload of mentally ill inmates.  Duties include the completion of detailed screens, mental health evaluations and crisis services inclusive of suicide watch assessments within their scope practice. Provides clinical direction to lower level workers and may serve as treatment team coordinator.  Conducts advanced practice individual and group clinical interventions as prescribed on the individual mental health treatment plan using clinical intervention strategies within their scope of practice and as directed by the supervisor.  Completes psychosocial needs and treatment assessments as part of an interdisciplinary treatment planning. Initiates and maintains contact with families and community agencies.

      Minimum Qualifications:

      Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) by Ohio Counselor, Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy Board.

      - Or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) by Ohio Counselor, Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy Board.

      Major Worker Characteristics:

      Knowledge of departmental regulations*; governmental regulations, policies, procedures; counseling (group & individual); psychology; crisis intervention; interviewing, statistics, sociology; types & effects of psychotropic medications; employee training & development*. Ability to gather, collate & classify information about data, people or things; interpret variety of instructions in written or oral format; deal with problems involving several variables within unfamiliar context; write meaningful, concise & accurate reports; recognize unusual or threatening conditions & take appropriate action; understand somewhat abstract fields of study; define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; counsel on sensitive matters.

      (*)Developed after employment.


      We strongly encourage you to apply on-line. Those applicants unable to apply on-line must submit their application via mail to the following:

      Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Corrections

      Attention: Shannon Parker

      HCMA Regional Specialist/Northwest Region

      c/o North Central Correction Complex
      PO BOX 1812

      Marion, Ohio 43302

      Fax 740/223-0061

      To view instructions for submitting an online application, please click on the following link:  http://careers.ohio.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=121

      We strongly encourage you to apply on-line. Those applicants unable to apply on-line must submit their application via mail to the following:

      Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Corrections

      Attention: Shannon Parker

      HCMA Regional Specialist/Northwest Region

      c/o North Central Correction Complex
      PO BOX 1812

      Marion, Ohio 43302

      Fax 740/223-0061

      To view instructions for submitting an online application, please click on the following link:


      You may be required to demonstrate how you meet minimum qualifications.

      Attachments to your application are not accepted for this posting and you will no longer be able to paste your resume’ in the application.  Please be sure to provide detail in the job duty section of the application.

      **Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to the email address provided on your application. **

      The final applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis prior to an appointment to test for illegal drug use. The State will decline to extend a final offer of employment to any applicant with a verified positive test result. Also, an applicant with a positive test result will not be considered for any position with the State of Ohio for a period of one year.


      The Department of Rehabilitation & Correction is a tobacco-free workplace.


      2338 North West Street
      Lima, Ohio 45801


      (419) 224-8000; Fax (419) 224-5828

      Email for General Inquiries

      Cori Smith



      Posted 3/31/2015

      NASW Online Career Fair on May 19 - Register Here



      Posted 3/30/2015

      Choices, Inc.

      Resource Development Coordinator - part-time

      Job Description:Click Here



      Posted 3/30/2015

      Is seeking an full-time energetic LCSW for our new Richmond Kentucky location.  If interested please apply at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__hr.bhsi.com_nonemployee.html&d=AwIB-g&c=SgMrq23dbjbGX6e0ZsSHgEZX6A4IAf1SO3AJ2bNrHlk&r=M7UXaztNbxkmGQYnf7gwqO88YEZigppvzbGLbaeiBjw&m=vUX41c43v5QxDPDsl0VW2GhDme_WLqjUnEirHb73tOU&s=eRnUj2BgNmAnRUniYOzsHMYsh_uxDcBdZTZsHEDtiHQ&e=

      Job Summary

      Provide clinical treatment to behavioral health patients that are identified by hospital staff, phone screening or referrals.  Provide screening, risk assessment and evaluation recommendations for level of care determination.  Provide delivery of service including disposition planning, treatment planning, client education, individual, group and family therapies.  Responsible for the smooth daily operations of all aspects of outpatient practice, and new program development as identified by supervisor.  Must be able to facilitate an Intensive Outpatient Program for Chemical Dependency.  
      Minimum qualifications:  KY LCSW preferably with a CADC or two years’ experience working with substance use clients. Ability to work well with internal and external customer
      Knowledge and Experience: Use evidence based best practice. Must have knowledge of current theoretical approaches to the delivery of counseling services, strategies for examining, applying and evaluating cognitive/behavioral therapy concepts.  Additional skills required include thorough knowledge of the clinical aspects of the behavioral health field.



      Posted 3/25/2015

      Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare

      Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare is currently recruiting for the following positions:

      Clinical Positions:

      • Therapist 3 – Adult Outpatient Services – Full Time
      • Therapist 3 – 72nd Street Clinic – Full Time
      • Therapist 1 – Adult Outpatient Services – Full Time
      • Therapist 1 – 72nd Street Clinic – Full Time
      • Clinical Case Manager 2 – Adult Outpatient Services – Full Time
      • LPN – Recovery Center – On Call
      • RN – Recovery Center – On Call
      • Mental Health Professional – Recovery Center – On Call
      • Mental Health Technician – Recovery Center  - On Call
      • Residential Counselors – Residential Services – Full Time, Part Time and On Call

      Peer Positions:

      • Peer Case Manager 1 – PORCH Program – Full Time
      • Peer Case Manager 1 – Child and Family Services – Full Time
      • Peer Case Manager 1 – Adult Outpatient Services – Full Time
      • Peer Mental Health Technician – Recovery Center –On Call

      Administrative Positions:

      • Clinic Support Specialist –Business Services – Full Time
      • Appointment Scheduler – Business Services – Full Time

      Positions at Greater Lakes are posted on an online hiring system called Hyrell. External candidates can review job descriptions and apply for available positions at http://greaterlakes.hyrell.com

      Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare is a full-service community mental health center, providing behavioral healthcare to the citizens of Pierce County for 50 years. We are conveniently located a few miles south of Tacoma Mall, near the intersection of Bridgeport and Gravelly Lake Drive at 9330 59th Ave SW in Lakewood, WA. Greater Lakes serves over 10,000 individuals each year with a team of over 300 staff.Highly regarded in the mental health field, Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare is as committed to staff satisfaction as we are to great customer service. Greater Lakes values diversity. This is reflected in our culture of open communication, our use of participative decision making, and the high level of mutual respect apparent throughout the agency. Greater Lakes provides an excellent benefit package to staff in Regular Full Time and Regular Part Time positions.

      Posted 3/24/2015

      Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System

      Position Summary

      The Clinician/Therapist/Counselor is responsible for performing a variety of direct clinical duties in the inpatient and/or outpatient setting.  These include, but are not limited to, group, individual and family treatment modalities.  They are responsible for performing thorough and accurate psychosocial evaluations, developing and implementing master treatment plans, and providing for appropriate discharge planning/aftercare referrals.  The Clinician/Therapist, Counselor demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate with both clients and staff.  They demonstrate the ability to prioritize the multiple demands of the position and are able to accurately follow instructions.  They understand the documentation requirements and complete these requirements in a timely fashion.  Excellent judgment and clinical skills are essential for this position.  Must possess knowledge of developmental stages of children, adolescents and adults, and the social, cultural, environmental influences on both patient and family member.  Is responsible for their own clinical growth through the attendance of inservices, presentations, and other continuing education activities.


      EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Masters or Doctoral degree in human relations or clinical field such as social work, psychology, or marriage and family counseling. A license or certification in a specialized field is preferred and if an independent practice license/certification is not present, this individual must be clinically supervised by a staff having appropriate credential and also must actively work towards their own licensure/certification. In lieu of a degree from a human relations field, the individual must possess licensure/certification that is recognized by the Commonwealth of Kentucky for independent practice (i.e. CCD) At least two years working in a human service
      organization with inpatient or outpatient psychiatric or chemical dependency populations is strongly preferred, although not required.

      Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

      LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors. Ability to communicate on an effective level with both clients and staff from a variety of disciplines.

      The physical demands as described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable the individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands to write or manipulate small objects. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


      The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

      We service all populations at Lincoln Trail from children to older adults.

      We are looking for CSWs and LCSWs for full-time, part-time, and PRN positions, both during the week and on the weekend. Potential candidates can contact directly either by phone or e-mail. They can also go to our website and fill out an application.

      Sara M. Goodin, MA, LPA, Director of Clinical Services - Military Program Director

      Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System

      3909 S. Wilson Rd.

      Radcliff, KY 40160

      phone: 270.352.3523

      fax: 270.351.4667




      Posted 3/23/2015

      Southern Hills Counseling Center, Inc.

      Licensed Clinical Social Worker or State of Indiana Licensed Social Workers

      Southern Hills was established in 1968 and serves the residents of Dubois, Perry, Spencer, Orange and Crawford Counties in south central Indiana.

      Southern Hills is a not-for-profit community mental health center governed by an 11-member, volunteer Board of Directors. The Center employs over 150 full and part-time staff members at its five county and four residential facilities.

      Licensed Social Workers and Licensed Clinical Social Workers provide counseling services to children and/or adults.  Our Therapists work in a clinical setting providing professional clinical services (including substance abuse treatment), as well as a range of community consultation and education services.  Location Openings:  Paoli, IN; Jasper, IN; Tell City, IN

      Salary and Benefits of Position Include:

      • Malpractice liability insurance provided
      • Sign-on bonus for new staff who have Indiana LCSW
      • Relocation expenses up to $2,500
      • Two weeks paid vacation that increases with years of service  with immediate accrual
      • 12 days of sick leave accrual per year
      • Ten paid holidays
      • Organization funded retirement savings plan after 3 years of employment
      • Life and disability insurance
      • Subsidized medical and dental insurance coverage for employees and dependents effective first of month after hire date

      Southern Hills is a National Health Service Corps Site

      Learn more about Southern Hills Counseling Center, Inc. at www.southernhills.org

      To apply send your resume and letter of interest to: recruiting@southernhills.org


      Human Resources

      Southern Hills Counseling Center, Inc.

      P. O. BOX 769

      Jasper, IN  47547-0769

      Fax:  812-482-6409   www.southernhills.org





      Posted 3/23/2015

      UK Martin School of Public Policy & Administation

      Program Coordinator

      Applications must be submitted electronically through UK by 3/26/15

      For more information visit the website:  http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/58175

      Posted 3/19/15

      Therapist (full-time)
      Louisville, KY 40207 & Elizabethtown, KY 42701


      This position is responsible for providing a range of moderately complex clinical services and case management with children, adolescents, and adults.

      This will be accomplished through the following:

      • Provide Intensive Family Preservation Services that are short-term, in-home to families in crisis. Follow intensive, in-home evidence based service model (Homebuilders Model).
      • Provide direct services to the identified clients/families for 24 hours/7 days a week coverage.
      • Direct therapeutic services will be available 24 hours per day for an average of 45 days per family. Depending on the type of intervention, services will be provided to no more than two to four families at a time.
      • Services will be provided in the family’s home or other natural setting. Services are provided at the level of frequency, intensity and duration appropriate to prevent placement or achieve reunification. Services provided are tailored to each family’s needs, problems, strengths, life style and culture.

      Educational Requirements:

      • Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, or child & family studies is required

      Licensure Requirements:

      • LMFT, LPCA or LCSW is required in the state of Kentucky

      Experience Requirements:

      • Two years of experience in providing treatment services to families.
      • Experience with family preservation services and best practice In-Home model is preferred.

      Leave – Paid holidays, Sick, Vacation/paid time off and Medical
      Retirement – 401K
      Insurance – Health, Dental & Vision, Life, Disability, Health Savings
      Miscellaneous – Tuition Assistance

      About SAFY:
      Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY) of America is a leading national nonprofit organization providing a full continuum of services for youth in the child welfare, behavioral health, and juvenile justice systems. Founded in 1984, SAFY (www.safy.org) provides nationally-recognized family and children services in 30 offices across nine states including Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas, Nevada and Colorado.

      SAFY is committed to facilitating the safety, permanency and well-being of children and families who have experienced crisis. Mindful of the profound impact trauma has on the development and healing processes, we offer a broad range of programming from early intervention and prevention, home-based or community-based interventions, out-of-home placements, reunification and aftercare services for more than 18,700 vulnerable children and families. Our comprehensive services include treatment foster care, adoption, emergency and runaway services, mental health services, in-home services, independent living, developmental disability services, juvenile offender programs, aftercare, special medical services and teen parent programs.

      Contact Information:
      Tracy Schmerge – HR Recruiting Specialist



      Posted 3/19/15

      Family and Youth Specialist/Therapist (full-time)
      Louisville, KY 40207


      This position is responsible for providing a range of moderately complex clinical services and case management with children, adolescents, and adults.

      This will be accomplished through the following:

      • Complete diagnostic assessments, participate in the development of treatment plan, and provide ongoing mental health/clinical services as required by contract.
      • Review referrals of youth with co-workers to determine if and where the placement may occur.
      • Communicate with the foster parent/s to discuss the potential placement of the referral.
      • Compile profile using pre and post assessment tools for outcome measures.
      • Conduct visits to the home as defined by policy, placing agency contract requirements, or as needed for the stabilization of youth.
      • Discuss all relevant issues pertaining to the youth in care with foster parent(s), youth, school officials, natural parents, placing agency and other appropriate parties involved with the youth according to policy, regulations and best practice standards.
      • Complete inventories of property for each youth according to policies and procedures.
      • Report census information timely and efficiently for purpose of financial billing and foster parent reimbursement.
      • Timely document outcome of home visits, interaction with parties involved in the youth’s care and incidents as required by policy, regulations and contract.

      Educational Requirements:

      • Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, or child & family studies is required

      Licensure Requirements:

      • LPCA, CSW, LMFTA, LPCC, LCSW or LMFT is required in the state of Kentucky

      Experience Requirements:

      • Three years experience in social work, child welfare, or mental health is preferred

      Leave – Paid holidays, Sick, Vacation/paid time off and Medical
      Retirement – 401K
      Insurance – Health, Dental & Vision, Life, Disability, Health Savings
      Miscellaneous – Tuition Assistance

      About SAFY:
      Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY) of America is a leading national nonprofit organization providing a full continuum of services for youth in the child welfare, behavioral health, and juvenile justice systems. Founded in 1984, SAFY (www.safy.org) provides nationally-recognized family and children services in 30 offices across nine states including Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas, Nevada and Colorado.

      SAFY is committed to facilitating the safety, permanency and well-being of children and families who have experienced crisis. Mindful of the profound impact trauma has on the development and healing processes, we offer a broad range of programming from early intervention and prevention, home-based or community-based interventions, out-of-home placements, reunification and aftercare services for more than 18,700 vulnerable children and families. Our comprehensive services include treatment foster care, adoption, emergency and runaway services, mental health services, in-home services, independent living, developmental disability services, juvenile offender programs, aftercare, special medical services and teen parent programs.

      Contact Information:
      Tracy Schmerge – HR Recruiting Specialist


      Posted 3/18/15



      Social Worker

      Reports to: Program Coordinator or designee

      FLSA Status: Exempt

      Driving Position: Yes

      General Summary

      Provides support and training including but not limited to emotional support, physical support and monitoring and development of life skills
      training programs, all leading to increased independence and participation in community life for ppersons with developmental disabilities
      and/or related disabilities. Assist with reporting and gathering information and maintaining data.

      Essential Job Responsibilities

      • Assists clients in obtaining government funds, education, or treatment.
      • Secures information, such as medical, psychological, and social factors contributing to client's situation, and
      • evaluates these and client's capacities.
      • Asks clients to explain problems, such as personal and family adjustments, finances, employment, food,
      • clothing, housing, and physical and mental impairments to determine nature and degree of problem.
      • Helps patient and family through individual or group conferences regarding plans for meeting needs, and aids
      • client to mobilize inner capacities and environmental resources to improve social functioning.
      • Helps client to modify attitudes and patterns of behavior by increasing understanding of self, personal
      • problems, and client's part in creating them.
      • Develops service plan designed to restore patient to optimum social and health adjustment within patient's capacity.
      • Refers clients to community resources and other organizations, and liaises with other social service agencies.
      • Reviews service plan and performs follow-up to determine quantity and quality of service provided client and status of client's case.
      • Utilizes community resources to assist patient to resume life in community or to learn to live within limits of disability.
      • Prepares patient histories, service plans, and reports.
      • Provides general direction and supervision to workers engaged in program activities.
      • Maintains client records in compliance with organizational goals and objectives, as well as external regulatory guidelines.
      • Most states require license or certificate.


      • Master’s degree in Social Work
      • License to practice Social Work, minimum Certified Social Worker
      • Minimum of one ear experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or developmental disabilities
      • Valid driver’s license

      Travel Requirements

      This Job Description is not intended to be all inclusive. Therefore, the employee may be requested to perform other reasonable duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor or other management as required.

      Work Environment and Physical Demands

      Home-like and office settings with varying degrees of background noise. Light and ventilation as found in typical home or office setting.  Smoking areas are designated at work locations. Hazards may exist if the employee fails to use proper body mechanics when lifting or transporting an individual or item, if vehicles are not operated safely, or if proper techniques are not used when intervening with individuals.  The possibility of bloodborne pathogens exists if universal precautions are not followed.

      The Company reserves the right to revise or change job duties as business requirements dictate. It is mutually agreed that the job description does not
      constitute a written or implied contract of employment. It is also understood that the company reserves the right to change work schedules as
      required, including overtime.



      Posted 3/18/15

      Therapist - Home Based

      Nashville, Indiana (Brown County)

      Please forward resumes to Amanda Kinnaird.

      Job Summary:

      Centerstone, a leading mental and behavioral health services non-profit, is seeking a therapist to provide psychotherapeutic services for child/adolescent/family team as well as adults with serious mental illness. Treatment includes evaluations, treatment planning and direct services to individuals and families in the home, school and office. This position requires after school and evening work hours. Regular travel in county is required.


      Ability to function independently and as part of a team. Computer literacy (Microsoft Office, Word and Outlook) and well-developed verbal and written communication skills to utilize electronic clinical record system. Satisfactory driving record and reliable transportation required. Must be flexible, organized, and detail-oriented. Master's degree required. Licensed eligible required, licensed preferred. Competitive compensation package.



      Posted 3/11/2015

      LifeSpring Health Systems

      Two Full-Time Therapist Positions in the Madison Office

      • New expanding position: Opening for a full-time therapist who will work with adults, children, and families in Jefferson County.


      • Opening for a full-time therapist who will work primarily with adults. Experience working in substance abuse counseling is preferred.


      Come join a growing dynamic team. Flexible schedule may be offered. Must have a Master’s in social work. MSSW; LCSW preferred. Will provide individual, family, and group therapy for individuals in the Madison, IN, area. Please send resume to 1405 Bear Street; Madison, IN 47250, ATTN: April or email April Frieske.


      Posted 3/9/15



      POSITION TITLE: Y-NOW Recruitment Specialist BRANCH:  Safe Place Services

      REPORTS TO: Rebecca Hentz,

      STATUS: Part-time (25-30 hours/week),

      Y-NOW Program Director - 1 evening/week and some weekends

      STARTING WAGE: $9-$11.00/hour, dependent on experience


      As the nation's leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y offers more than just a job. We offer you a career with a future and the chance to make a lasting difference in your community. The Recruitment Specialist will be a part of the Y-NOW Children of Prisoners Mentoring team, and have primary responsibility to identify, engage, and enroll a variety of volunteers/roles. The Incumbent will ensure that all volunteer positions/roles are filled, and that all are thoroughly enrolled, screened, trained, and held until their role begins. 100 Volunteers per Y-NOW Class are typically needed.


      *             Champions the program's mission and core values and challenges volunteers to accept and demonstrate the YMCA's core values of honesty, respect, responsibility and caring.

      *             Professionally represents Y-NOW Children of Prisoners Mentoring Program to prospective volunteers.

      *             Recruits and thoroughly enrolls a diverse group of 100+ volunteers per Y-NOW Class, including Mentors (35), Site Set-up (10), Youth Enrollment (25), Departure (15), Camp (25), Welcome Home (10).

      *             Maintains records and information essential for enrolling and screening volunteers (police checks, medical, references, etc.). Excellent attention to detail is mandatory, as records must be properly maintained at all times.

      *             Supports/fosters strong and continued volunteer support of program.

      *             Supports Volunteer trainings, as requested.

      *             Works with Marketing Department to prepare materials, as needed to support recruitment efforts (flyers, website, press releases, etc.).

      *             Has existing relationship with and collaborates with a host of community partners for Volunteer recruitment and word-of-mouth advertising.

      *             Assists in developing, articulating and implementing Volunteer policies, procedures, and needs.

      *             Serves as Volunteer Manager at 3-day camp(s).

      *             Attends trainings as requested by program director.

      *             Role Models a person of integrity.

      *             Maintains a flexible schedule in order to meet with volunteers or attend various volunteer events. On any given week, this could include mornings, afternoons, evenings, and/or weekend hours.

      *             Maintains a high level of ethical conduct regarding confidentiality and appropriate professional boundaries.

      *Note - this position has the potential to become a full-time position (with appropriate benefits) for the right candidate in the future.


      *             Be at least 21 years of age.

      *             Strong oral/written communications and relationship-building skills.

      *             Awareness and familiarity of community resources and agencies.

      *             Strong multi-tasking, organization and time management skills.

      *             Minimum of 1 year experience recruiting and enrolling volunteers.

      *             Familiarity with the philosophies of Trauma Informed Care and Positive Youth Development, and understanding of the needs of Children of Prisoners a plus.

      *             Bachelor's Degree preferred.

      *             Strong computer skills (Outlook; Microsoft Office including Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Access).

      *             Valid Kentucky/Indiana driver's license and good driving record (meet YMCA guidelines).

      *             Ability to drive a YMCA Van.

      *             Ability to travel throughout the Louisville community, and seek out/engage volunteers from the community at large (particularly in areas which are more heavily populated with Children of Prisoners).


      *             Ability to lift 35 pounds.

      *             Ability to work both inside and outside (regardless of the weather).


      The YMCA of Greater Louisville maintains a strong commitment to training and professional development, and was recognized as a 2011 "Top Work Place". As a new YMCA team member you will receive a community wide family membership upon completion of the New Employee Orientation, program discounts, and participation in the YMCA retirement fund after meeting criteria.





      Posted 3/4/15

      Youth Care Worker- 2nd & 3rd Shift (Residential Services)
      Louisville, Kentucky

      Position type - Full time
      Internal Positions - ADP Linked

      This job reports to the Cottage Manager.

      Relocation is not provided and travel is not required.

      This is a Full-Time position, working 2nd Shift, Weekends.

      Uspiritus operates residential campuses in two Louisville-area locations and regional offices in Lexington, and Bowling Green. As part of the Uspiritus strategic roadmap, we are dedicated to aligning our staffing needs with those we support, putting our youth first. We are also dedicated to hiring and retaining the right people in the right positions. Join us as we strive to be the Best Youth Caring Organization in the State.

      Job Skills/Requirements
      The Youth Care Worker (YCW) is responsible for providing a safe, comfortable and teaching environment to the youth we serve as we are committed to their personal success. The YCW assists our youth in the treatment programs, including residential activities. The YCW will monitor and interact with the youth during meals, while they do their chores and homework, and during free time and at bedtime. The YCW will also maintain accurate records and attend trainings and staff meetings as required. Uspiritus is the only organization in Kentucky to use the Boys Town's Psychoeducational Treatment Model. If you are interested breaking new ground and working for the premiere provider in the Commonwealth--Uspiritus is the place for you!

      High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelors degree and experience in working with adolescents preferred.

      The applicant must have the following abilities: To work as a team member; perform basic writing, communications, and computer skills; function as a group leader and role model in relation to troubled youth; respond appropriately to the emotional and physical needs of adolescents within a structured group setting

      Education Requirements (Any)
      – High School Diploma/GED
      – Associates Degree
      – Bachelors Degree

      Additional Information/Benefits
      Competitive salary and benefits. Minimum 21 years of age.

      Positions require set schedules and working weekend shifts. (Schedules are subject to change when school is not in session: spring, summer, and winter breaks).

      ** You will be contacted via e-mail on the status of your application **

      Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan

      Screening Requirements: Motor Vehicle, Drug Screen, Criminal Background Check, TB Testing, Abuse & Neglect Registry Check.

      To access the current list & fill out an application for consideration: Please start by going to http://uspiritus.org/needs/jobs and following the link for our current list of job openings. Or, you can simply click the link Click here for a list of current job listings, which will take you straight there. Then, choose the position you are interested in and fill out the application.

      Posted 3/3/15

      St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities

      Supported Living Program Director

      Status: Full Time, Salaried

      Secretariat: Catholic Charities and Family Ministries

      Reports To: Director of Social Services, Leslea Townsend Cronin, LCSW

      Supervises: Supported Living Supervisors

      Primary Function

      The Supported Living Program Director will supervise and assist the SLP Supervisors and the SLP clients.

      Position Content


        1. The SLP Director will individually or in conjunction with The Director of Social Services assesses all individuals referred to the SLP by the DDRS Case Management staff. The decision for admission to the SLP will be based upon that assessment.
        2. The SLP Director will complete all required program forms and maintain them in the agency files.
        3. The SLP Director will review bi-monthly time reports submitted by SLP staff. The SLP Director will review the reports for accuracy before submitting to the Accountant.
        4. The SLP Director will assist the Director of Social Services in the screening, hiring of new SLP staff. The SLP Program Director will develop the training material in accordance with SLP guidelines for all SLP staff. The SLP Director will also conduct the training sessions in accordance with required training schedules
        5. The SLP Director will provide direct service to consumers when SLP staff is unable to do so. This area of responsibility includes providing supervision to consumers, transporting to medical appointments or entitlement programs as well as acting as an advocate for the consumer during those appointments.
        6. The SLP Director will ensure that services being provided to the consumer matches the goals outlined in his/her Individual Service Plan (ISP).
        7. If an SLP client has assigned St. E-CC as their Representative Payee, the SLP Director will be responsible for paying any and all of the client’s financial responsibilities.  This includes, but is not limited to; client monthly utilities, rent, spending money, and any other financial responsibilities that they may acquire. Checkbooks will be balanced on a monthly basis.
        8. The SLP Director will attend client 90 day and/or annual team meetings (when scheduling permits).
        9. The SLP Director will be part of an on-call rotation.  This means if a client has an emergency during that on-call time period the individual who receives the call will be responsible for responding to what that client may need.  This may include, but is not limited to; taking or meeting a client to the hospital or medical facility (if needed), assisting with any and all medication errors, etc.  The on-call individual will also be responsible for completing the internal and BDDS incident reports for the emergency they responded to.  Those incident reports will be forwarded to any and all required individuals including, but not limited to, TCM’s, BDDS representatives, APS representatives, guardians, and the Director of Social Services.
        10. The SLP Director is required to attend and participate in bi-monthly staff meetings with the agency management teams
        11. TheSLP Director is responsible for facilitating monthly staff meetings for the SLP Supervisors.
        12. The SLP director is responsible for contributing to the assessment and development of the annual training plan for the agency.
        13. The SLP Director is responsible for handling all the billing for the program. This is done twice a month. This includes attending as scheduled accounts receivable meetings to clear up any errors.
        14. The SLP Director is responsible for reviewing all monthly paperwork and uploading the monthly summaries for case managers to review.
        15. The SLP Director will serve on the PQI committee. SLP Director will be responsible for reporting on quantative and qualitative data for these quarterly meetings.
        16. The SLP Director is responsible for updating all consumer paperwork. Including, but not limited to goals, risk assessments, any changes in income, etc.
        17. The SLP Director will ensure all consumers will keep their benefits (food stamps, medical insurance, etc.).
        18. The SLP Director will arrange and attend all human right committee (HRC) meetings. Director will also be responsible for letting the HRC aware of any client issues that need their immediate attention.
        19. The SLP Director will make monthly surprise home visits to ensure staff is providing the best client care and keeping up with required paperwork.
        20. The SLP Director is responsible for 90 day and yearly evaluations with all SLP Supervisors.


        Skills, Knowledge, and/or Abilities

        1. The SLP Director must successfully complete CPR training and provide copy of certificate of completion to the Director of Social Services. (Agency will provide list of providers for this service, however, individual is responsible for arranging for his/her own training.) The CPR training is required to be kept current and certificates of completion will be maintained in the employee's file

        Education, Training and/or Experience

          1. The SLP Director will successfully fulfill all of the required trainings outlined on the New Employee Orientation for the SLP Supervisor.
          2. The SLP Director will keep his/her driver's license and automobile insurance current. SLP Director will provide a copy of each to be kept in his/her employee file.
          3. The SLP Director will submit to a TB test as required by the State of Indiana. (The State of Indiana requires that the TB test render negative results). SLP Supervisor must arrange for the TB test on his/her own time. Test should be arranged on a schedule whereby the results can be read at the mandatory three (3) day read. A copy of the test results should subsequently be provided to the SLP Program. Director or Director of Social Services for placement in the employee file. *The agency will incur the cost for the TB test. *

          Working Environment

            1. The SLP Director will work primarily in office, but (if needed) will provide in-home services when any SLP Supervisor is unable.
            2. Travel within Floyd and Clark Counties will be required for the SLP Director, therefore reliable transportation is a requirement.
            3. The SLP Director will have access to confidential client information.