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   with the following information included in your email:

  • full job description
  • title of organization and the job title
  • whether full or part-time, or seasonal/contract position
  • eligibility requirements for the position
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Posted 6/20/2018

National Youth Advocate Program, Scottsburg, Indiana

  • Employer: National Youth Advocate Program
  • Employer Website: http://www.nyap.org/
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • This position is located in Scottsburg, IN

Title: Therapist I- Sign-On Bonus

Reporting Relationship: Regional Manager/Clinical Supervisor


Under the general supervision of the Regional Manager or designee, this position works to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the families served. To accomplish this, the position works closely with the youth and family to develop and implement treatment plans as well as providing group treatment.


The Therapist position may include the following, as well as other duties assigned:

Provide the families with appropriate mental health services, treatment planning, diagnostic assessments, and substance abuse treatment including ISP goals.

Provide group treatment to the youth and families.

Responsible for submitting all required paperwork, including accurate billing forms, time sheets, and case notes.

Attend all NYAP training programs and agency-sponsored events.

Serve as a local community liaison to link clients with appropriate services.

Work directly with the youth and families in outpatient services.

Maintain productivity standards.

Participate in Quality Advancement activities.


Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or comparable Human Services field from an accredited institution.

A current and valid state issued license (LSW, LCSW, LMHC-A, LMHC, and/or LPA) is preferred, but not required. License eligible encouraged to apply.

Two years’ experience working with families in the mental health field.


Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license

Must demonstrate a commitment to service and the ability to advocate for youth and families.

Must be available for on-call duties.

The person in this position needs to follow a team concept and support both agency goals and co-workers. Employees must be able to effectively work with and be respectful and sensitive to persons from various cultures, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, and racial backgrounds.

To apply online please go to:


Or send your resume and cover letter directly to:  

Regional Manager

National Youth Advocate Program

Posted 6/20/2018

Social Work Related Job Opportunities

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Posted 6/20/2018

Centerstone School Based Services

Social Worker (Entry level CSW)

School-Based Services provides therapy services at schools in Jefferson, Spencer, and Bullitt Counties.   Services include individual, family, group and collaterals.   Therapists build their own caseloads through referrals from the school, complete psychosocial evaluations, and document services via an electronic health record (Avatar).   Services are delivered at the schools themselves with less frequent services at outpatient sites, daycares, and home visits as needed (these later sites used more in June and August when school is not in session as explained further below). 

SBS employees are 10/12th employees meaning that they work roughly 10 out of 12 months to match the school schedule.   10/12th employees are off any day that class is not in session (including inclement weather) with the exception of June and August when we provide services at other sites as listed above.   All of July is off.   Because employees work 10/12ths of the year, salary accordingly is 83% (10/12ths) of a full-time salary.   Salary is equally dispersed through the year every 2 weeks to help with budgeting.  The benefit of the 10/12th schedule  is having lots of extra time off during the year—there is hardly a month without at least one 3-day weekend (please see the JCPS 2018-19 calendar for details of schools days for next academic year). 

Minimum productivity is 50% direct time with incentives for meeting 60% productivity (that is just 4:45 of services out of an 8-hour work day/6-hour school day).   A caseload of around 35 is typical for a comprehensive school and 20 for an alternative school such as Waller.  Board approved supervision is provided both in individual and group formats.   Each August, SBS has a group training to help staff obtain CEUs.   August 2018 our training is providing 17 CEUs for example on topics ranging from PTSD to using DBT with school-aged clients. 

Therapists successful with SBS are independent, well-organized, motivated, and thrive on the fast-paced environment of the schools. Having your CSW approved and posted on the Board website is a must before applying.


Under moderate supervision, provides clinical services to assigned client populations, including administration of a variety of therapy techniques and programs.

Under board approved LCSW supervision, the social worker will follow the Kentucky Board of Social Work mandates as it pertains to face-to-face clinical supervision.


  1. Performs clinical services, including intakes and a variety of therapy programs and techniques such as group, individual, and family therapy, expressive therapy, crisis intervention, psychodrama and modeling.
  2. Maintains and completes service documentation such as psychosocial assessments, case notes, case reviews, court reports, letters, etc.
  3. Conducts case reviews and determines current and future treatment and treatment planning based upon resulting quantitative results and professional opinion of client progress.
  4. Collaborates with external agents including CHR, school officials, family members, and other health agencies regarding organizational programs and client needs and conditions.
  5. Attends and participates in staff meetings, treatment planning meetings, case conferences, and clinical seminars providing information relating to program administration and development.
  6. Writes correspondence on behalf of clients and their families such as court reports, letters of recommendation, etc.
  7. Conducts case presentations and consultations with other agencies regarding programs and services offered.


Knowledge and Abilities

Master's degree in Social Work and licensed as a certified social worker (CSW).  Compliance with Kentucky’s board of social work laws and regulations regarding clinical practices.  Basic knowledge of mental and physical characteristics of applicable population (e.g., growth and development and range of treatment needed), psychotherapy, human behavior, treatment modes, and related issues, and community resources and SCS services. Good communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to handle case load with varying levels of client disability and need. Knowledge of SCS policy and procedures. Reliable transportation for frequent travel between work sites.             


Three to six months of related internship or practicum experience.

 Physical Demands

Position has some unusual physical demands, including occasional exposure to threat of bodily harm from clients or their families Normal work tasks may involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissue. Position at times may require incumbent to remain on twenty-four hour call.

If you are interested in learning more about this position or applying, should send resumes directly to the point of contact below for scheduling an interview, and an explanation of the application process.


Unit Manager II,  Centerstone School-Based Services

Posted 6/20/2018

South Louisville Community Ministries

Executive Director

Deadline to apply:  7/9/2018

The South Louisville Community Ministries (SLCM) is seeking experienced and well-qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director. SLCM, a non-profit serving individuals and families in South Louisville since 1974, provides emergency financial assistance for rent, utilities and medicine, administers a food pantry in partnership with Dare-to-Care, and provides for over 70 homebound seniors through Meals on Wheels.  This is a full-time position reporting to the SLCM Board of Directors. The Executive Director will have managerial responsibility for a paid staff of up to ten, a volunteer staff of over one hundred and a budget of approximately $450,000.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated strengths in the following areas:

  •  Collaborates with Board of Directors to ensure the implementation of SLCM’s strategic plan while ensuring that the budget, staff and service priorities of the agency are aligned with SLCM’s core values and mission.
  •  While using best management practices, will proactively provide day-to-day leadership and direction to SLCM’s supervisors, staff and volunteers.
  • Grant writing and management.
  • Responsible for the facilitation and management of a sustainable and successful Annual Fund/Fund Development and special events/fundraising plan that reflects and meets short and long term funding needs of the agency.
  • Skill in the human resource management areas of, including but not limited to, hiring, counseling, performance reviews and staff development and training.
  • Financial responsibility for budget development and management.
  • Strong communication and coordination skills to effectively leverage resources of various partners, including local government agencies, churches, the business community and individuals.
  • Manages the agency’s public relations including all internal and external communications ultimately ensuring that consistent marketing, branding and development strategies are utilized.

The successful candidate will have:

  •  A BA/BS from an accredited university, master’s degree preferred,
  •  Minimally four years of experience in supervising/managing/directing a small to mid-size non-profit agency, or demonstrated leadership experience serving on the Board of Directors of non-profit agencies,
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills to deal with a wide range of constituents, including city leaders, donors, volunteers and clients,
  • The ability to utilize these communication skills to build partnerships with donors, churches, external agencies, and other funding sources,
  • Basic budgetary/bookkeeping abilities,
  • Grant writing and management experience,
  • Demonstrated success in the area of fund development,
  • The ability to attract, train and work closely with volunteers,
  • Proficient computer skills, and
  • Bi-lingual skills and experience working with ethnically diverse, dis-enfranchised populations in a community setting desirable.

This is a salaried position with a competitive wage and benefit package (medical/dental/vision insurance, vacation/sick leave).

Resumes must be submitted by July 9, 2018. Send resumes to:

South Louisville Community Ministries

Attention: Joyce

415 ½ W. Ashland Avenue

Louisville, KY 40214

or by email to

Posted 6/18/2018

Community Living Support (CLS) Worker

20 - 30 Hours a week

My name is David Mudd and I am looking for a Community Living Support (CLS) worker for my son, Matthew.  Matt is 22 years old and lives in Louisville with me.  Matt is approved for the Michelle P. Waiver (MPW) and we can offer someone up to 20-30 hours a week of employment at $15 an hour. 

The job entails assisting Matt to become more competent with defined life skills (shopping, use of money, cooking, laundry, physical fitness, etc.) as well as simple community inclusion outings like movies, bowling, museums, or other entertainment type activities.  It would also involve aiding Matt with transportation to/from work and Special Olympic events/games from time to time, so reliable transportation is a must.

The successful candidate must be able to document their time according to mandates from Centerstone, the organization who oversees Matt's MPW allocation.

We are quite flexible in scheduling around school and/or other employment, but we do hope to find someone who will be willing to dedicate a minimum of 20 hours a week to assisting Matt.

Interested applicants may contact me with any questions at (502) 991-9997.  Please be able to furnish a resume and references to me at should you decide to apply."    

Posted 6/6/2018

Brighter Hope Summer Camp

We have an opening for help with our summer camp at Brighter Hope. We work mostly with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We provide ABA therapies at the center and have an open door for all other members of the child's therapy team. 

 We are seeking a person with experience working with children and a career interests in behavior therapies. We are a new center and growing FAST so there is a good possibility that the summer camp position could turn into a more permanent part of full time behavior technician position in the fall!

 The pay for the summer is $12/hr. The hours are 745 am to 415 pm. Paid training is on June 4 from 8 am to 4 pm and camp begins June 11 and ends August 10. 

Please send resume' to:

or contact:

Ashlee Morgan, MSSW
Executive Director
Brighter Hope, LLC
P: 502.530.1767
F: 502.805.0787 

Posted 6/6/2018

Job Fair for MSW Students

 WHEN: June 8th, 2018 11-2:30 p.m.

WHERE: 1025 South 2nd Street Louisville, KY

WHY: Volunteers of America wants to interview you for therapist openings at our new location!

HOW: Apply online at http://voamidstates.applicantstack.com/x/openings

Be prepared for an interview and bring copies of your resume.

Please contact Pamela Williams, Director of HR at pamelaw@vaomid.org

Posted 6/1/2018

Domestic Violence Intake Center (In the Hall of Justice)

Intake Clerk - Second Shift

Applications will only be accepted through June 8, 2018.  Individuals can either apply through Indeed.com or by sending/delivering  a resume to Kristy Williams, Human Resources Specialist, Jefferson County Attorney’s Office, 600 W. Jefferson St, Suite 2086, Louisville, KY 40202

Job Description

Posted 5/31/2018

Lifeline Youth and Family Services

Licensed Clinical Therapist

Full and/or Part-time; Licensed with LMHCA, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW, LSW

Contact Information: 

Tim Blanchard

4150 Illinois Road

Fort Wayne, IN 46802


Job Description

Posted 5/30/2018

UofL Career Development Center

Job and internship opportunities for students and alumni looking for social work related experiences. These positions will be closing in a few weeks, and are available for students and alumni in Cards Career Connection powered by Handshake. Students can login with their ULink credentials, and alumni can sign-up for a free account here: https://louisville.joinhandshake.com/.


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Posted 5/29/2018

Sunrise Recovery

Job Postings

Sunrise Recovery is an abstinence-based Detox and Residential Addiction Treatment Center scheduled to open summer of 2018 in Clarksville, Indiana.

We are currently seeking candidates for several positions.

Full and Part time Addiction Recovery Assistants for all shifts. We offer an individualized orientation program to help you learn how to work effectively with our residents. Applicants must have a High School Diploma or GED and be 21 years of age.  Applicants must pass the required criminal background checks and pass a drug screen. Applicants with some college experience with focus on mental health and addiction, a work history in this field or having a CADAC preferred. Those applicants possessing a higher level of education or CADAC will also be responsible for facilitating groups.

Intake Specialist sought for 1st and 2nd shift. Primary duty is to complete initial paperwork, release of information forms, and other vital intake procedures with all new admissions and at discharge. This position requires a person to work with minimal supervision and be HIPPA compliant. This applicant will work with clinical staff, business office, medical staff, medical records, utilization review, and marketing, nursing, and community resources.  Applicants must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a behavioral science field. 

Residential Therapist Full time to provide residential services to adults with the primary diagnosis of substance use or addictions.  This position consists of performing assessments, providing individual, family and group therapy in a residential treatment setting. Applicants must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work and if not currently licensed pass the LSW within 3 months of hire and the LCSW within 6 months of eligibility. Supervision will be provided.

All fulltime positions offer a comprehensive benefits package. All applicants must pass a criminal background check and drug screen. Those who are in recovery must be clean and sober a minimum of 2 years and continue to work a recovery program.

All resumes are to be emailed to .

Posted 5/23/2018

The Louisville-Jefferson County Public Defender’s Office  

Adult Division Social Worker.

Job Description

The Social Worker is responsible for preparing a holistic, strengths-based assessment of the client’s needs to identify services to meet underlying needs with two goals in mind: first, to diminish the risk of later involvement with the criminal justice system; and, second, to reduce the necessity of incarceration and the exorbitant expenditures required to house people in jails and prisons when more effective and less costly alternatives exist.  The Social Worker also may provide forensic social work services, including mitigation in conjunction with the Assistant Public Defender for the legal disposition of criminal cases. Social Workers in the Adult Division of the Public Defender’s Office develop alternative sentencing plans by:

  • conducting a social service needs assessment with client, whether in an office or adult detention facility setting;
  • contacting service providers and making necessary community-based referrals;
  • presenting written plans, including social history and recommendations to the Court for approval, which may include testifying in court;
  • coordinating services with clients in lieu of a jail or prison sentence.   

Whether full or part-time, or seasonal/contract position: Full-time; Monday through Friday 8:15am-4:30pm

Eligibility requirements for the position:

Education: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in social work, family studies, counseling, sociology, psychology, or related field. Master’s in Social Work preferred.

Experience: Must have one to two years of experience working with individuals with substance abuse disorder and/or other mental health issues. Master’s in Social Work can be substituted for one year of experience.

Additional Skills Preferred:

Strong writing skills; creative with limited resources; strong empathy skills; and a desire to work with vulnerable populations.

Salary commensurate with experience.   

Contact information (name, address, phone, fax), so an applicant can submit their letter of interest: To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to Senior Social Worker .


Posted 5/23/2018


Community Case Manager - Full-time

Necco has an immediate opening for a full-time Community Case Manager:


Please visit https://www.necco.org/careers-with-social-impact/ to apply.

Posted 5/1/2018

St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities

Full-time Counselor

St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities is looking for a full time counselor. This position will work in the schools three days a week and provide outreach counseling two days a week out of our New Albany office. This position will work with both children and adults and is an exciting opportunity for a clinician who is looking for variety in his/her practice.

Please contact , LCSW,  to submit your resume . Please see our website for a complete job description and to learn more about our programs.

Posted 4/13/2018

Apple Patch

Job opportunities available.  Please visit our website to view our open positions and apply:  https://applepatch.org 

Posted 4/11/2018

Hagan Health

Behavioral Health Therapists

At Hagan Health we are dedicated to giving courteous and caring treatment to all our patients.  We believe in a team approach and that coordination of care is the best means for providing quality service to our patients.  Therefore, our staff consists of:  a psychiatrist to evaluate and assess medical, mental, and prescription needs, several behavioral therapists who work closely with our psychiatrist to help patients work on issues that hinder them from “healthy mind, healthy body,  healthy choices,”  a Physicians Assistant on staff to provide many of the routine needs and triage patients to the appropriate level of care, and caring office personnel who receive intake information that assures the best fit for the patients.

Job Summary

Our behavioral health therapists will be competent in providing quality therapy to patients under psychiatric care for a wide range of mental health issues such as anxiety & panic, depression, eating disorders, bipolar, borderline personality, addictions, and attention deficient.  Many of our patients, arranging from the pre-adolescent to the geriatric patient,  have life stressors such as relationship issues, grief & loss, trauma, abuse, and other adjustment issues.  Therefore, we are looking for therapists who have compassion and care as well as the ability to work with an array of issues. 


  • Master’s Degree  in the field of psychology, social work, couples and family therapy or the equivalent or higher
  • Working toward licensure in one of the above areas and under the supervision of an approved supervisor, if not currently licensed.
  • Highly skilled in therapeutic modalities such as CBT, Narrative, Internal Family Systems, DBT, mindfulness, systemic, structural, and solution focused.
  • Competent in working with individuals, couples, and groups.
  • Special training working with pre-adolescents, young adults, middle age, or geriatric populations.
  • Creative and ambitious in developing and facilitating speciality groups.


  • Report to and work under the clinical supervision of the Director of Psychotherapy.
  • Responsible for maintaining all documentation of patient encounters (electronically)
  • Attend weekly staff meetings to discuss and coordinate patient care.
  • Responsible for adherence to all office policies and procedures.
  • Maintain approved supervisor and appropriate Board documentation to be on track for licensure.
  • Provide quality behavioral health therapy using appropriate and best suited psychotherapy modalities for the specific issues of concern.
  • Work as a team player to provide a high level of patient care and community recognition as being a top notch center for excellence.
  • Work with psychiatrist and director of psychotherapy in treatment planning and goal setting.

Interested and qualified applicants may submit their resume to: .  Resume should include a contact telephone number and email address to set up an interview.

Posted 4/4/2018

Family Health Centers

Population Health-Care Coordinator

At Family Health Centers, we work hard because our patients deserve the best. FHC is currently seeking dedicated professionals with a positive attitude for the position of Population Health – Care Coordinator.  The Population Health – Care Coordinator is responsible for coordinating activities that enhance quality initiatives by assisting in care opportunity outreach.  The Care Coordinator works to connect patients with preventive services and completion of care gaps for the patients at Family Health Centers (FHC).   They coordinate care for all patients who are part of the assigned panel, especially those with serious, complex or chronic health problems or psychosocial issues.  A demonstrated skill in independently organizing and prioritizing workload in order to meet deadlines is required.

Examples of duties include:

  • Schedule patient appointments
  • Monitoring and completing preventive health measures, gaps in care.
  • Alert medical providers of diagnoses needing addressed for risk assessments and care gaps needing addressed during medical visits.
  • Use registry and other information to inform care team members of preventive care required for patients.
  • Counsels patients regarding recommended health screenings.
  • Ensures that patient data is entered into the computer system for follow up and reporting.
  • Identifies patients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and/or other communication barriers and uses appropriate interpretive services.
  • Scans documents into the patient’s electronic health record (EHR) as applicable.
  • Assist patients with accessing the patient portal.
  • Outreach patients who are overutilizing the emergency room and offer them appointments with their primary care provider here at FHC.

 To apply, send resume to .

Since 1976, Family Health Centers, Inc.(FHC) has served our community by providing provide primary and preventive medical care to adults, women and children without regard to the ability to pay for services. FHC employs nearly 400 professionals across many medical and clerical disciplines at 8 Louisville Metro Locations.  Our vision of service is to provide you and your family with the same care and attention we would want for our families and ourselves.   Last year we provided care to more than 39,000 children and adults.