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
  • contact information (name, address, phone, fax), so an applicant can submit their letter of interest

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CURRENT LISTINGS


Posted 1/10/2019

St. John's Homeless Center for Men in Louisville

Position:  Outreach Worker (pilot)

Reports To:  Program Director

The  outreach worker will assist with services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. In tandem with other members of the Outreach Team, the outreach worker will assist clients  in accessing medical and mental health services, emergency and long term housing,  substance abuse services, and social services.  Outreach Workers work within a harm reduction and person centered model. All duties are performed with a multidisciplinary and multi-agency team approach.

General Duties:    
The Outreach Team will support individuals and families experiencing homelessness and living in the community through such activities as: one on one contact with individuals on the streets and in emergency shelters; advocating on behalf of clients and/or supporting them to advocate for themselves;  collaboration and coordination of services with appropriate community agencies; liaising with hospitals and community agencies; consultation with mental health professionals (eg., nurses, social workers, family physicians, psychiatrists).

The outreach worker utilizes basic clinical skills to build rapport with clients and offers insights to the team regarding best practices; functions as a member of the shelter team, employs components of de-escalation on a daily basis; completes necessary record keeping in the Homeless Management System and other documentation as required by agency and the specific situation; addresses any issues, problems, or questions of policy or procedure that may arise, defuses tensions, communicate a shift summary  to immediate supervisor and to other staff members as needed.

To apply:  Send cover letter and resume to, Program Director.

Agency description:  St. John Center helps homeless men address barriers to self-sufficiency and housing so that they may leave homelessness for good.  By providing daytime shelter, social services, supportive housing, and serving as a hub with partner agencies, St. John Center is where homeless men seek help, find hope, and move forward.

St. John Center is a high-volume shelter, serving an average of 170 men a day, and is open 7 days a week from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm.   In addition to 15 full-time and 8 part-time St. John Center staff, outreach workers from several partner agencies utilize the space daily.  

In addition to the Day Center, St. John Center has created a pilot outreach program in tandem with Louisville Metro Resilience and Community Services and Uniting Partners for Women. The purpose of this project is to offer increased street outreach services so that the needs of all clients who are homeless can be addressed.  

Requirements: Preference given to an outreach worker with an Associate’s Degree and at least 3 years of experience in social work or closely related field.  Basic computer literacy.    


Posted 1/10/2019

St. John Center for Homeless Men

Position:  Peer Outreach Worker (pilot)

Reports To:  Program Director

Position Summary:  

The peer  outreach worker will assist with services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. In tandem with other members of the Outreach Team, the peer outreach worker will assist clients in accessing medical and mental health services, emergency and long term housing,  substance abuse services, and social services. Outreach Workers work within a harm reduction and person centered model. All duties are performed with a multidisciplinary and multi-agency team approach.

The Outreach Team will support individuals and families experiencing homelessness and living in the community through such activities as: one on one contact with individuals on the streets and in emergency shelters; advocating on behalf of clients and/or supporting them to advocate for themselves;  collaboration and coordination of services with appropriate community agencies; liaising with hospitals and community agencies; consultation with mental health professionals (eg., nurses, social workers, family physicians, psychiatrists).  

The peer outreach worker utilizes lived experience to build rapport with clients and offers insights to the team regarding best practices; functions as a member of the shelter team, employs components of de-escalation on a daily basis; completes necessary record keeping in the Homeless Management System and other documentation as required by agency and the specific situation; addresses any issues, problems, or questions of policy or procedure that may arise, defuses tensions, communicate a shift summary  to immediate supervisor and to other staff members as needed.

To apply:  Send cover letter and resume to , Program Director.

Agency description:  St. John Center helps homeless men address barriers to self-sufficiency and housing so that they may leave homelessness for good.  By providing daytime shelter, social services, supportive housing, and serving as a hub with partner agencies, St. John Center is where homeless men seek help, find hope, and move forward.

St. John Center is a high-volume shelter, serving an average of 170 men a day, and is open 7 days a week from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm.   In addition to 15 full-time and 8 part-time St. John Center staff, outreach workers from several partner agencies utilize the space daily. .

In addition to the Day Center, St. John Center has created a pilot outreach program in tandem with Louisville Metro Resilience and Community Services and Uniting Partners for Women. The purpose of this project is to offer increased street outreach services so that the needs of all clients who are homeless can be addressed.  

Requirements:   Preference given to a peer support who has completed the Kentucky State Certification Training  and two years of experience in social work or closely related field.  Basic computer literacy.


Posted 1/10/2019

St. John's Homeless Center for Men in Louisville

Position:  Housing Case Manager (Full-Time)

Reports To:  Supportive Housing Program Manager

Position summary:  Responsible for assisting chronically homeless men in obtaining and maintaining permanent housing and accessing the services needed to maintain a stable living environment.

Work responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Identify client needs related to housing via engagements, interviews, observations, and assessments.  Conduct ongoing outreach.  
  • Develop individual client service plans and document client/worker activity.
  • Conduct monthly home visits to clients in permanent housing.
  • Conduct monthly or bi-monthly Life Skills group meetings for clients in permanent housing.
  • Make referrals, accompany clients and/or provide transportation to service providers; monitor the delivery and outcome of services provided to clients by medical facilities, social service agencies, and community resources.
  • Provide crisis intervention as necessary.
  • Complete documentation required by appropriate funding sources.
  • Participate in staff and community meetings; participate in daily functions and organizational responsibilities of St. John Center.

Agency description:  St. John Center helps homeless men address barriers to self-sufficiency and housing so that they may leave homelessness for good.  By providing daytime shelter, social services, supportive housing, and serving as a hub with partner agencies, St. John Center is where homeless men seek help, find hope, and move forward.  St. John Center is a high-volume shelter, serving an average of 188 men a day, and is open 7 days a week from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm.   In addition to full-time and part-time St. John Center staff, outreach workers from several partner agencies utilize the space daily.  

Minimum requirements: 
Preference given to a bachelor’s degree and/or five years of experience in social work or closely related field.  Current driver’s license and ability to travel throughout Metro Louisville to aid in apartment searches and perform home visits is required. Basic computer literacy is critical.

To apply: 
Send cover letter and resume to , Supportive Housing Manager,  by Friday, January 18, 2019.

www.stjohncenter.org * 700 E Muhammad Ali Blvd, Louisville KY 40202 * 502.568.6758


Posted 1/10/2019

St. John Center for Homeless Men

Position:  Housing Case Manager                      T.C. 009

Reports To:  Program Director

Position Summary:  Responsible for providing high-quality services to shelter guests and housing clients.

  1. Oversees and coordinates the process of placing assigned eligible homeless individuals in housing.
  2. Manages each case utilizing an individualized service plan, related meetings and home visits.
  3. Writes individual case notes for each client.
  4. Compiles and enters accurate and timely HMIS information for monthly reports.
  5. Plans and facilitates life skills classes in conjunction with other members of the Housing Case Manager Team.
  6. Completes daily time sheets, activity logs, tracks mileage, required case documentation and regular meetings with supervisor and Case Manager Team members.
  7. Completes floor duty and outreach assignments.
  8. Participates in community outreach, volunteer appreciation, fund development efforts and trainings.
  9. Demonstrates mastery of permanent supportive housing program trends and developments, goals and details of the Housing First Model.

Principal Contacts:              

  • Clients
  • Landlords
  • Housing Case Manager Team members
  • Supervisor
  • Grant Managers
  • Community Resources

Competencies:                      

Informational: Knowledge of HUD Supportive Housing guidelines and definitions; of Housing First principles; of program and grant funding documentation requirements; of social work, systems of poverty and homelessness; of housing and homelessness in the Metro Area and of resources; of St. John Center policies and procedures and those of collaborative grant partners; of training, counseling and negotiating strategies; of reporting requirements and Homeless Management Information System.

Interpersonal: Capable of identifying and working with clients’ strengths and challenges; of providing encouragement and building trust; of active empathy, discernment, listening and asking questions; of facilitating group discussion; of maintaining a sense of humor; of training and making presentations; of being honest and of encouraging individual accountability; of being a member of a team; of maintaining professional balance of commitment and detachment.

Intellectual: Able to interpret guidelines, regulations, policies and rules; to discern solution strategies for general and specific problems; to structure client ownership of individualized development plans; to identify and to set clear boundaries; to interpret and use time and evidence of change; to write clearly and to compile data for reporting requirements and correspondence; to request assistance from team members and supervisor.

Meetings:

  • Clients
  • Life Skills Classes
  • Staff and Team Members
  • Supervisor
  • Resource Meetings

Reports:                                

  • Bi-weekly time sheets and activity logs                                               
  • Monthly mileage log                                              
  • HMIS reports as needed; annual ART625 for the APR                                               
  • Quarterly Client Rosters and quarterly Point in Time                                              
  • Annual Assessments                                             
  • Monthly, Semi-Annual Case Management Plans

Classification Status:  non-exempt

To apply:  Send cover letter and resume to , Supportive Housing Manager,  by Friday, January 18, 2019.

www.stjohncenter.org * 700 E Muhammad Ali Blvd, Louisville KY 40202 * 502.568.6758


Posted 1/10/2019

Family and Children's Place

Current Job Openings:  https://familyandchildrensplace.applicantpool.com/  


Posted 1/10/2019

Transformations:  Hope for Today's Families

Title:  Behavioral Health professional under Clinical Supervision

Location:  Jefferson County and surrounding Counties

Qualifications Requirements:

Social Workers with a Masters or Doctorate degree who have obtained their Certified Social Work (CSW) licensure with at least two years of paid social work experience.

Transformations is seeking organized, dependable people with great time management skills with a zest for growth who are looking to expand their practice skills while providing services to a wide range of clientele in a home-based setting.  Transformations’ offers a full-time and part-time comprehensive supervision track for Certified Social Workers
that includes the cost of supervision, flexible scheduling options, professional liability insurance, and electronic medical record keeping.

For additional information please contact at 502-424-2562

4010 Dupont Circle, Suite 582, Louisville, KY 40207 phone/ fax 502-899-5411


Posted 1/2/2019

Family Health Centers

Peer Support Specialist - full-time position

You may apply until January 15, 2019 at the link below:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/louisvilleky?location%5b0%5d=2215%20portland%20ave.%2C%20louisville%2C%20ky%2040212&category%5b0%5d=Social%20Services&&keywords=peer%20support%20specialist


Posted 1/2/2019

WellCare Health Plans

Community Advocate Position Information Link


Posted 12/6/2018

Community Health Navigator

Institute for Sustainable Health and Optimal Aging

The Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging at the University of Louisville is looking for social work students or persons with a background in healthcare or social work (either BSW or MSSW) to fulfill the role of Community Health Navigator on a three-year federal grant project. The grant addresses the following needs in 6 rural counties of KY: 1) the shortage of the geriatric and primary care health workforce; 2) the need to train a health care workforce that can deliver culturally appropriate services to the growing Hispanic population; 3) the difficulties experienced in decreasing the chronic disease burden in rural KY; 4) the lack of supportive rural environments to promote health, specifically for the older rural populations; and 5) the need for ADRD Supportive Education and Resources.

This unique opportunity provides an experience to learn about healthcare navigation as it is unfolding in the 21st century and is inviting social work students with an interest in gerontology and population health to apply. Must be a self-starter and able to work independently with little supervision.

CHN's will be part of an interdisciplinary professional team that will connect primary care sites and their older adult patients with resources and supports in the community. Tasks include:

  •  Receive training with an interdisciplinary curriculum to ensure the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes of interdisciplinary geriatric care.
  • Screen older adults referred either by the primary care site, Area Agency on Aging (KIPDA or BRADD), or the community for participation in Health Care Navigation.
  • Assess the environment within which the older adult patient functions and determine risk factors and the psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural needs of the older adult, caregiver and family.
  • With the Community Organizer, formulate specific community interventions addressing the risk factors and the psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural needs of the older adult, caregiver, and family.
  • Construct an interdisciplinary community plan of care in collaboration with the primary care site.
  • Be the conduit between the primary care site and the community around the care of the older adult to improve clinical outcomes and patient experience.

To apply contact:

Molly Dobson, Program Manager, Finance   molly.dobson@louisville.edu

Margaret Feldman, Administrative Assistant   mfeldman@louisville.edu

Sam Cotton, GWEP Program Manager, ADRD Director    sam.cotton@louisville.edu

 


 Posted 12/6/2018

ElderServe

Court Social Worker

Summary:
The Court Social Worker acts on behalf of the agency as a court‐appointed guardian/conservator for adjudicated older adults, making all legal, medical, financial and personal decisions. This position reports to the Social Services Manager.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Monitor client budget, income and expenses.
  • Assists clients in accessing needed services or benefits, including referrals to other agencies, such as, but not limited to food stamps, medical assistance and Medicaid, housing, seasonal programs and mental health services.
  • Maintains regular contact with clients through home visits and phone calls.
  • Maintain timely case data base entries and records.
  • Educate clients in budgeting, self‐help skills, and knowledge of appropriate resources.
  • Participate in care plan conferences in long-term care facilities and in multi‐disciplinary team conferences to ensure clients’ care needs are met.
  • Consults with treating doctors, nurses, specialists, hospital staff, to evaluate appropriateness of treatment, placement, and level of care and authorizes all medical treatment.
  • Assist in researching client assets and act to protect and preserve clients’ estates.
  • Maintain proper records and documentation as required by courts.
  • Assists in court or legal involvement including preparation of affidavits, testifying in court, communication with officers of the court, adult protective services, and law enforcement.
  • Communicate and coordinate with client families when in the client’s best interest.
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships to ensure multidisciplinary approach to case management.
  • Maintains an understanding of community resources and availability.
  • Provide ongoing support to crime victims.
  • Shares rotating on-call shifts with team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Educational/Skill Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Gerontology or related degree with Kentucky licensure or ability to obtain license within 90 days of hire.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience, paid or volunteer, with older adult population.
  • Ability to be self‐directed and self‐sufficient yet work cooperatively with members of a
    team.
  • Ability to think critically in stressful or crisis situations.
  • Interest in professional development.

Minimum proficiencies in technology:

  • Must be proficient in use of Microsoft Word and Outlook.
  • Must be competent in navigating database software and performing relevant data entry.
  • Must be proficient in using the internet search engines.

Other position requirements and/or preferences (certifications, reliable transportation, specialized knowledge, travel/security requirements, etc.)

Required:

  • Reliable transportation and automobile insurance
  • Signed Confidentiality agreement
  • Pass criminal background check
  • Pass drug test
  • Must be able to attend local and statewide meetings/training

Work environment:

Normal hours at ElderServe’s administrative offices are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with 30 minutes for lunch. However, because of the nature of the position, flexibility with the hours is required. The dress code is business casual.

Robin Bandy, Chief Operating Officer

ElderServe

215 W. Breckinridge Street

Louisville, KY 40203

Phone 502.587.8673 ext. 2236 Fax 502.587.0222

www.elderserveinc.org, www.facebook.com/elderserve, Twitter @ElderServeInc


Posted 12/4/2018

Volunteers of America, Mid-States, Inc., Louisville, Addiction Recovery Services (Outpatient)

Job Position:  Clinical Therapist, reports to Clinical Coordinator

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to develop and monitor a service plan in agreement with each resident assigned, in an effort to empower residents to coping and deal with their substance use. Will provide assessment/evaluation, individual, group and family therapies, case management and referral services for residents on a consistent basis. Will also assist with daily operations/crisis intervention as needed. Will have some on-call and after-hour requirements.
  • Responsible for the overall clinical services to women/children/families that may have behavioral health and substance use issues. It requires a reasonable combination of the following knowledge and skills; Work with Mental Illness and addiction, use of cognitive behavioral therapies and twelve step facilitation skills, use of community resources and ability to serve as an appropriate role model.
  • Compassion towards people living with behavioral health and substance use issues, and Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS. Ability to convey respect to the target populations are critical. Must learn and apply agency, personnel and program policies and procedures. Must have knowledge and understanding of the current treatment modalities and the ability to train and supervise any Social Work Interns

Requirements:

The position requires a minimum of a Master’s degree in social work or a related field AND the accompanying certification (CSW, MFT, LCPA) with a preference given to a clinical license (LCSW, LMFT, LCADC or LPCC) Preference given to candidates who have completed a practicum working in behavioral health and substance use issues. The position requires a proven ability in providing clinical services in addition to communications, social casework, and billing requirements with KY Medicaid.

To Apply:

Apply on-line www.voamid.org or send resume to or mail to:
Volunteers of America Mid States Office
Attn: Human Resources
570 South Fourth Street, Suite 100
Louisville, KY 40202
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Posted 12/4/2018

Volunteers of America, Mid-States, Inc., Louisville Shelby men's Residential Services

Job Position: Clinical Coordinator, reports to Clinical Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall Clinical services to clients within the program. The position requires a proven ability in communications, social casework, and personal budgeting. Responsible for the overall Clinical services to men with both mental illness and addictions.
  • It requires a reasonable combination of the following knowledge and skills: Work with Mental Illness and addiction, use of cognitive behavioral therapies and Motivational Interviewing/Stages of Change, use of community resources and ability to serve as an appropriate role model. Compassion towards people living with mental illness, substance abuse disorders, and HIV/AIDS and ability to convey respect to the target populations are critical.
  • Must learn and apply agency, personnel and program policies and procedures. Must have knowledge and understanding of the current treatment modalities and the ability to train and supervise other CADCs and Social Work Interns.

Requirements:

The position requires a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Social Work AND the accompanying certification (CSW, MFT, LCPA) with preference given to a clinical license (LCSW, LMFT, LCADC, LPCC, OR MFTA. The candidate must also have at least two years working with persons that are affected by mental illness and alcohol/drug disorders in an addiction-focused environment.

To Apply:

Apply on-line www.voamid.org or send resume to or mail to:
Volunteers of America Mid States Office
Attn: Human Resources
570 South Fourth Street, Suite 100
Louisville, KY 40202
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Posted 11/28/2018

Private Practice opportunity

Seeking an LCSW, Psychologist, or other independent mental health clinician to share office space with three other therapists in an established practice located in Jeffersonville, IN. Office location is directly off I-65 on Court Avenue. Close to major roads and bus line. For more information you can contact Will Radford at (502)550-9297. 


Posted 11/27/2018

Astra Behavioral Health

Mental Health Therapists

Essential Functions and Major Responsibilities include providing therapy services from our Bardstown location.  Seeking both school and clinic therapists (please specify if you have a preference).

Job Specific Functions

  1. Provide initial evaluations and therapy services for children/adolescents, adults, and families.
  2.  Participate and develop treatment planning.
  3.  Make referrals to appropriate levels of care and additional services as needed.
  4. Exercise sound clinical and ethical judgment in treatment decisions and responsibility.
  5. Develop therapeutic, supportive relationships with client population.
  6.  Complete all documentation in a timely manner.
  7. Develop community relationships to better serve our clients.
  8. Perform other duties as assigned.

WHY CONSIDERAPOSITIONWITHASTRA?

Astra Behavioral Health is an NHSC APPROVED SITE!

This means our LCSW's are eligible to apply for loan repayment! National Health Service Corp (NHSC) is a program that focuses on placing licensed professionals in underserved areas. The award, if eligible and chosen, is 50k to be paid toward school loans with a 2 year work commitment with Astra. An extra 35k is typically offered for a third year obligation.

 Please email cover letter and resume to .


Posted 11/27/2018

Louisville - Jefferson County public Defender's Office

Adult Division Social Worker

About the Office:  The Louisville-Jefferson County Public Defender’s Office is a non-profit organization rendering legal services in the largest jurisdiction in the state of Kentucky to indigent adults and juveniles accused of crimes and status offenses and to those who are subjected to involuntary hospitalization due to mental illness.  The office functions as a full-service law firm providing defense representation in all state courts at every level, as well as appellate and post-conviction advocacy in both the state and federal courts. 

Mission:  To provide independent, effective, high-quality representation to individual clients in the spirit of the Public Defender's Credo and in compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct. To work interdependently with other professionals in the courts and leaders in the executive, legislative and judicial branches, along with the citizens of the Commonwealth, to advance the interests of our indigent clients and improve the operation of the criminal justice system.

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. 

Position Duties:  Social Workers in the adult Division of the Public Defender's Office develop alternative sentencing plans by:

  • Conducting non-clinical psychosocial assessments of clients to screen for service needs;
  • Assessing clients in an office and/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.

Social workers utilize motivational interviewing to increase the client’s propensity for change while working within the attorney-client relationship and under the attorney-client privilege.  Additionally, Social Workers improve coordination and cooperation amongst criminal justice agencies and treatment providers by promoting evidence-based practices and programs, as well as a better understanding of substance abuse, mental illness, and poverty issues.  Social workers will work with local and state level agencies and treatment providers in order to assist client’s re-entry from detention. Social workers will be expected to present oral and written presentations to the courts as part of the defense representation.

Minimum Requirements:  
Education: Graduate of an accredited college and/or university with a Master’s Degree in Social Work required.  

Experience: Must have one to two years’ experience working with individuals with substance use disorder and/or mental health.

Additional Skills Preferred:
Strong writing skills; creative with limited resources; genuine empathy; and possess a desire to work with a vulnerable population.

Salary commensurate with experience.  

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample to ,
 


Posted 11/12/18

Fahe Advocacy Manager

https://fahe.org/wp-content/uploads/advocacy-manager-position-nov-2018.pdf

Join our growing team working to build stronger communities in Appalachia! Fahe is on a mission to eliminate persistent poverty. Our unique collaborative model connects a Network of local, regional, and national leaders, all working together to uplift our nation’s rural places. Since our inception in 1980, the Fahe network has served more than 535,000 people, made $784.8 million in direct investments, and achieved a total cumulative financial impact of over a billion dollars in Appalachia. The impact achieved by our Network of local leadership combined with our record of influencing legislation and boots-on-the-ground program design expertise gives us a nationally-recognized perspective on turning back the grinding job losses and community struggles throughout Appalachia and the country. In our vision, our communities and economies work---with jobs, choices, and a good life for each of us, in our region and in this great country. Join us to make it happen.

Our ability to achieve this vision depends upon us being able to hire amazing people. You will work with the Advocacy Department to lead initiatives on prosperity in Appalachia. You will work with smart, dedicated, big-thinking colleagues on making a difference in this country, receiving meaningful feedback and mentorship. You will have a view from a leading national voice located at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains that is effective in the Washington, DC policy environment (for example, our President, who you would also work with, is Board Chair of the Opportunity Finance Network, the leading national organization of community development financial institutions).

Essential Responsibilities

 Strategy and Narrative

  • Develop and execute strategy to further Fahe’s advocacy and policy goals
  • Manage development of Fahe’s policy narrative, including recommendingwhen to selectively engage on policy important to the region while beingthoughtful about when we should speak and when we should listen
  • Contribute to reinforcing Fahe’s overall narrative of building our region within a great nation where people have good jobs, good choices, and good lives

Policy

  • Lead on in-depth policy issues, develop national program design, and followlegislative developments. This may include work on, among other topics:
  • Limited or comprehensive economic development plans
  • Farm Bill’s steering of investments in small cities, towns, and rural areas
  • Housing Programs
  • Broadband internet service
  • Author policy papers, testimony, comments, and articles that will be released to elected leaders, thought leaders, and the public
  • Coordinate our state policy efforts, advising when we should be involved and helping Fahe Members maximize their state advocacy
  • Manage Fahe’s federal appropriations advocacy by developing and maintaining key relationships with Congressional staff Collaboration
  • Convening occasional thought leadership events and collaborate withpartners to make progress on disseminating our ideas
  • Review our participation in coalitions and manage coalition relationships
  • Build relationships with other organizations and represent Fahe at conferences and events

Media

  • In the course of work, identify media opportunities to broaden our reach and help produce advocacy and policy related content for those opportunities
  • Perform other duties as necessary

 Minimum Qualifications

  • A belief that people should have a good job, good choices, and a good life, no matter who their momma is --- and whether they’re born in New York City,Knoxville, or Hazard, Kentucky
  • At least four years of experience or graduate degree and three years of experience in some combination of advocacy, policy, research, communications, media or similar
  • Direct experience working with policy-related matters
  • Experience and skill at building relationships, working on a team, and cultivating collaboration, with a diverse group of people
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Able to initiate and juggle multiple projects and work independently
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Ability and willingness to travel occasionally

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in community development and housing policy and programs
  • Experience and interest in interacting with Congressional offices, state legislators, and federal and state regulatory leaders
  • Interest in and ability to discuss economic structural transitions happening in our country brought on by automation, concentration of economic activity, and other trends
  • Experience leading or willingness to learn to lead members of the team with less experience

Qualified candidates may submit a resume and cover letter to hr@fahe.org or mail to Fahe/Attn: Human Resources; 319 Oak Street; Berea, KY 40403.


Posted 11/06/2018

Adoption Agency is hiring a PRN position (work as work available) to provide case management services to birth parents.  The position requires a master’s degree in human services and availability on weekends, holidays and night hours.  Experience working with birth parents is recommended however not required.  Please contact Julie Barkley at ith your resume.  A larger job description is available upon request. 


Posted 11/1/2018

Northstar Counseling Center LLC

Independently Licensed Therapist

Northstar Counseling Center is committed to meeting our community’s mental health needs through providing counseling in Louisville, KY to individuals, couples, children and families.

The collaborative staff of Northstar seeks to meet each client’s needs creatively and compassionately.  We combine a variety of approaches and techniques with a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere to skillfully address our client’s desire for change and help them meet their unique personal goals. We are experienced in evidenced based treatment models to address presenting problems such as depression, anxiety, effects of traumatic experience, mental illness, and family and relationship issues.

We serve individuals, couples, families, children and teens from all walks of life, and invite self-referrals in addition to referrals from physicians, educators and other sources within our community.

Position Description: Northstar Counseling Center LLC is seeking an independently licensed therapist as an independent contractor working in a private practice outpatient setting. Contractor will pay percentage of individually billed fees to Northstar Counseling Center LLC in exchange for use of furnished office space, participation in referral rotation, and advertising and marketing of practice. Current office availability on Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday. Potential for expanded hours as caseload builds.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Provide high quality, compassionate and ethical outpatient mental health therapy to clients as scheduled.
  • Complete clinical documentation within timely manner.
  • Actively participate as a positive member of the clinic environment.
  • Maintain good standing with the appropriate licensure board, ethical standards, and malpractice insurance entities.
  • Complete all recommended continuing education requirements.
  • Stay current with clinical research and best practices.
  • Be aware of community referral sources and refer when necessary.
  • Secure client information and maintain case files per HIPAA standards.
  • Perform other duties as indicated (including but not limited to marketing, social media and blog posts, authorization and billing forms, phone calls, and participating in staff and case consultation meetings).

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of family systems and their impact on mental health within the family
  • Skill in applying varied interventions with individuals/families in crisis
  • Skill in working with a variety of cultures, genders, sexual orientation and varying family systems
  • Skill in working independently and implementing time management strategies
  • Ability to provide necessary self-care
  • Ability to demonstrate positive team interactions with other clinic staff
  • Awareness of personal strengths and appropriate timing for referrals

Education and Experience:

  • A masters or doctoral degree in a mental health-related field
  • Independently licensed and willingness to become credentialed with managed care / insurance companies (current credentialing preferred)

How to Apply:

For more information regarding Northstar Counseling Center please visit www.northstarcounselingcenter.com. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to info@northstarcounselingcenter.com.

Please note that the selected candidate will be required to provide professional references and copies of professional licenses/certificates.


Posted 11/1/2018

Family & Children's Place

We have several positions posted including director of development (a new position), family therapist (prefer bi-lingual and certified or independently licensed), PRN forecast clinician and forensic interviewer/licensed therapist (for CAC).

https://familyandchildrensplace.applicantpool.com/internaljobs

https://familyandchildrensplace.applicantpool.com/


Posted 11/1/2018

Fayette County Public Schools

District Mental Health Specialist Certified - job description

District Mental Health Specialist Classified Salaried - job description

Link to Application Site


 

Posted 10/30/2018

St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities

Supported Living Program

POSITION TITLE:        Direct Support Professional

STATUS:                         Independent Contractor

SECRETARIAT:            Catholic Charities and Family Ministries

REPORTS TO:               Supported Living Program Director

SUPERVISES:                N/A

PRIMARY FUNCTION

The Direct Support Professional (DSP) will provide direct care to their assigned SLP client(s)

POSITION CONTENT

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND REGULAR ACTIVITIES

  1. DSPs will meet with his/her consumer on a schedule that uses the consumer's authorized monthly hours.
  2. DSP will sign their name on designated sign-in sheets during each visit to the consumer's home. (Sign-in sheets is located and maintained in the consumer's home.) 
  3. DSP will maintain an accurate log of services which will reflect his/ her time for service, along with the goal addressed and description of activity spent.
  4.  DSP will routinely communicate with other team members. Specifically other DSPs in an effort to provide quality and continuity of service to the consumer.
  5.  DSP will submit a monthly time record to the SLP Program Director at the end of each month. The time record must accurately reflect the required elements of time spent with consumer, goal addressed, activity spent, along with mileage included in the service. (A designated time line will be set by agency staff for time record deadline).
  6. DSP will prepare a weekly narrative that is to be placed in the consumer's home binder as well as turned into SLP Program Director. The weekly narrative is to include the ISP goal addressed, activity spent, and type of direction used for service.
  7. DSP will notify SLP Program Director and/or Director of Social services as soon as possible upon learning that he/she will not be able to meet with his/her consumer.
  8. DSP will be conscientious in scheduling and keeping appointments with his/her consumer. This includes arriving on time for scheduled appointments, transporting a consumer to his/her scheduled medical appointments in a timely manner and canceling an appointment with a consumer prior to the scheduled meeting time.
  9. DSP will participate in an initial training as well as ongoing trainings and in-service meetings as required by the State of Indiana, and/or as deemed necessary by SLP Program Director and/or Director of Social Services.

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND/OR ABILITIES

  1. The DSP will successfully fulfill all of the required trainings outlined on the New Employee Orientation.
  2. DSP must successfully complete CPR training and provide copy of certificate of completion to the SLP Program Director or 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. DSP will keep his/her driver's license and automobile insurance current. DSP will provide a copy of each to be kept in his/her employee file.
  2. DSP should have a high school diploma or GED
  3. DSP 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). DSP 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. DSPs will work primarily in the individual client’s home.
  2. Travel within Floyd and Clark Counties will be required for DSPs, therefore reliable transportation is a requirement.
  3. DSPs will have access to confidential client information.

 Pay:  $12.00 per hour, this is a 1099, contract position

Please submit letter of interest and contact information (name, address, phone, fax) along with resume' to:


Posted 10/22/2018

COUNSELOR

(ABI, ABI LTC, SCL)

TITLE: Counselor

REPORTS TO: Senior Counselor, Executive Program Director, Associate Clinical Director

QUALIFICATIONS:

1.      A psychiatrist; psychologist; psychologist with autonomous functioning; licensed psychological associate; licensed clinical social worker; clinical nurse specialist with a master’s degree in psychiatric nursing; an advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP); a certified alcohol and drug counselor; a licensed marriage and family therapist; or a licensed professional clinical counselor.

 RESPONSIBILITIES/OBJECTIVES:

1.      Help an individual with an Acquired Brain Injury, Developmental Disability, and/or Intellectual Disability to resolve personal issues or interpersonal problems.

2.      Assist a family member/team in implementing waiver recipient’s approved plan of care

3.      In a severe case, counseling services may be provided as an adjunct to behavioral programming

4.      Work directly with a treatment team to develop and implement person centered plan of care goals for the participant

5.      Assist an individual including but not limited to substance abuse or chemical dependency treatment, if needed

6.      Assist an individual with building and maintaining healthy relationships

7.      Assist an individual with developing social skills or the skills to cope with and adjust to the brain injury( ABI waiver only)

8.      Help and individual to increase knowledge and awareness of the effects of an ABI (ABI waiver only)

Currently hiring part-time counselors

Please apply online at:  www.cbacares.com


Posted 10/19/2018

Department of Corrections

Social Service Clinician 1

Salary: $39,680.16, Pay Grade 14

Employment Type: Executive Branch, Full Time, Ineligible for Overtime – 40.0 hour week
Hiring Agency:
Justice & Public Safety Cabinet -- Department of Corrections
Minimum Requirements EDUCATION:
A master's degree in social work, sociology, psychology, marriage and family therapy or a related field.
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS:
Must have one year of professional social work experience.
Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE:
NONE
Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION:
A bachelor's degree supplemented by three years of professional social work experience will substitute for the primary education and experience requirements.

In addition to the direct services duties, the Social Service Clinician provides therapeutic counseling, advocacy and case management for adult offenders.

  • Assists in the coordination of substance abuse services with offenders located in Correctional Facilities or Probation and Parole.
  • Responsible for screening, assessment and treatment of clients with a validated substance use disorder. Includes developing a comprehensive treatment plan, participating in interdisciplinary teams, facilitating treatment groups while maintaining clear communication between other correctional staff not directly involved with the offender’s substance abuse treatment.
  • Serve as a resource for staff, service providers, courts, and referral agencies.
  • Maintain confidential case records, must be in compliance with all substance abuse program licensure standards.
  • Comply with the Substance Abuse Counselor Code of Ethics and all correctional policies and procedures.

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D

To Apply: Click Here  (Search for Social Service Clinician)

All job advertisements can be viewed at www.Careers.ky.gov > Corrections, Probation & Parole


Posted 10/19/2018

Guardianship Program - Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Social Service Worker 1

Kentucky’s public guardianship program is administered by the Division of Guardianship in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Individuals are served by offices in all regions of the state.

In Kentucky, guardianship is a legal relationship between a court-appointed adult who assumes the role of guardian for a ward. A ward is a person who has been declared legally disabled by the court and is no longer able to care for his or her personal and/or financial needs.  A guardian may be a friend or family member who is willing to care for the disabled individual. If there is no one willing to care for the disabled person, the court will appoint the Cabinet for Health and Family Services as the state guardian.

The duties of the state guardian include:

Full Guardianship/Full Conservator – In this category the Cabinet is responsible for both the personal and financial needs of the ward. A court has found the ward fully disabled and all personal and financial rights are removed except the right to vote. The judge decides whether or not a ward retains the right to vote.

Personal Guardian – A court finds the ward fully disabled in his/her personal affairs and appoints a personal guardian who is responsible for only personal affairs of the ward.

Conservator – A court finds the ward fully disabled in managing his/her financial affairs and appoints a conservator who is responsible for financial or fiduciary affairs of the ward.

Limited Guardian - A limited guardian may be appointed if the disabled person is declared partially disabled and can manage some personal needs but may need assistance with others. In this case, the court will also decide which civil rights the person can retain and which are given to the guardian. These may include the right to vote, the right to drive a car, the right to make medical decisions and the right to determine where to live.

Limited Conservator - A limited conservator may be appointed if the disabled person only needs help with managing  some financial or fiduciary affairs. In this case, the court will also decide which civil rights the person can retain and which are given to the conservator. These may include the right to sell property and the right to sign legal documents such as checks, marriage licenses or wills.

Job Requirements

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE JOB: Characteristics of a job are general statements indicating the level of responsibility and discretion of positions in that job classification. These are not intended to be an exhaustive list.

Provides entry level professional social work services to families, individuals and/or juvenile offenders through the assessment of client needs and the provision of social services; and performs other duties as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION:

Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree in social work, sociology, psychology, marriage and family therapy or a related field.

EXPERIENCE:

NONE

Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE:

NONE

Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION:

 NONE

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.):

 If appointed to the Cabinet for Families and Children or to the Department of Juvenile Justice, an employee in this classification must furnish to the appointing authority within one month of appointment documentation that he/she possesses a valid driver's license and must maintain a valid driver's license for the length of employment in this classification

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES OR RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB CLASSIFICATION: Examples of duties or responsibilities are not to be construed as describing what the duties or responsibilities of any position shall be and are not to be construed as limiting the appointing authority’s ability to assign, or otherwise alter the duties and responsibilities of a position. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

Under direct supervision, provides family or community based, preventive services including, but not limited to, child protection, adult protection, juvenile justice, guardianship services, adoption services and services to juvenile offenders. Provides services to patients in a mental health/mental retardation facility and to children with special health care needs. Interviews clients and explains or interprets agency services. Investigates complaints of abuse/neglect of children, spouses, and/or adults. Makes home visits, assesses the need for services and provides on going family based services. Works as a member of a team with paraprofessional and professional staff to ensure unified service provision. Develops service objectives and service plans, makes appropriate referrals, provides and coordinates needed services. Recruits and studies adoptive/foster home/family care home applicants. Assists in the placement of children or juveniles in adoptive/foster/family care homes or juvenile facilities. Conducts individual and/or group counseling. Assists in orientation of new patients to the mental health/mental retardation program. Assists with formulation of patient treatment plans and discharge plans. Maintains current and confidential case records. Arranges for or provides transportation if unavailable from any other source. Investigates/verifies information, prepares court reports, testifies at court hearings and/or monitors conditions set by the court. Determines client's eligibility for services. Enters data into computer system and maintains records.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Incumbents in the job will typically perform their job duties under these conditions.

Performs job duties in an office/facility or residential program setting and visits clients and/or families at their residence. Provides emergency services on 24-hour basis, including accepting referrals and completing investigations at any hour without prior warning. As a result of enforced intervention, the worker runs the risk of physical harm.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Upon appointment, employees in this class may be required to maintain a valid driver's license and required to drive a licensed vehicle. This status may be necessary for the length of time in this class. If this is necessary it will be listed in the specific position description for that position. Applicants and employees in this job title may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check. Applicants and employees in positions which perform job duties that may require contact with offenders in the custody or supervision of the Department of Corrections or with youth in the care, custody, or supervision of the Department of Juvenile Justice must meet qualifications pursuant to the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act, 28 C.F.R.115.17 and 115.317.

Salary:  $32,000

Full time - 37.5 hours a week, Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30 pm.

THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR GENDER IDENTITY, ANCESTRY, AGE, DISABILITY, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, GENETIC INFORMATION OR VETERAN STATUS IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS.

Contact:

Jennifer Sexton

859-371-7182


Posted 10/17/2018

Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA)

Service Advisor - Part-time

Supervisor:  Home and Community Based (HCB) Waiver Supervisor
Supervises:  None
Class Characteristics:  Position is responsible for performing in-home monitoring for consumers utilizing the Home and Community Based Waiver; performs related duties as required.

General duties and responsibilities:

Essential:

  1. Assists the HCB Waiver Supervisor, Waiver Coordinator, and any approved outside agency with monitoring consumers’ services.
  2.  Acts as the Service Advisor for the Participant Directed Services (PDS) clients.
  3. Orders supplies in accordance with the care plan.
  4. Performs in-home health, safety, and welfare monitoring as required by the regulation.
  5. Monitors consumers monthly with in-home face-to-face visits
  6. .Negotiates and prepares care plans and enters plans into computer system.
  7. Links consumer with proper resources to solve problems; works with providers/vendors; schedules and checks on services.
  8. Determines cost-sharing amounts.
  9. Refers consumers to other agencies, as appropriate.
  10. Involves family/friends/providers in person-centered care planning.
  11. Contacts providers/vendors to arrange for services.
  12. Initiates any correction action, i.e. modifies care plan, reassesses or terminates services.
  13. Initiates complaint forms and/or helps resolve consumer complaints with appropriate staff.
  14. Trains consumers and consumers’ employees on program requirements.
  15. Processes consumer employees’ timesheets and monitors for compliance to care plan.
  16. Completes and files case notes within 3 business days after each face-to-face visit.
  17. Performs other duties as required
Non-essential:  NONE
Desirable Qualifications:
Training and Experience
Must have one of the following qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s Degree in a health or human services field from an accredited college or university, with:
a. One (1) year experience in health or human services; or
b. Educational or experiential equivalent in the field of aging or disabilities;
2. RN currently licensed as defined in KRS 314.011(10), and has at least two (2) years of experience as a professional nurse in the field of aging or disabilities; or
3. A Master’s Degree, in a health or human services field, from an accredited college or university can substitute for the required experience.
Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge:
1. Thorough knowledge of federal and state statutes, regulation, and policies relating to aging issues.
2. Thorough knowledge of Waiver program regulations and guidelines.
3. Thorough knowledge of community resources to assist clients with needs of food, shelter, transportation, etc.
Skills:
1. Skill in use of computers and applicable applications.
2. Skill in the preparation of detailed reports and plans.
3. Skill in strong interpersonal skills relating to the elderly and disabled.
Abilities:
1. Ability to formulate comprehensive planning, policies, and procedures and to communicate them clearly and concisely, both oral and written.
2. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, clients, family members, and professional staff.
3. Ability to prioritize work, meets deadlines, schedule and keep appointments.
4. Ability to keep accurate records.
5. Ability to maintain composure under stressful situations.
6. Ability to work independently.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Instructions: Detailed and specific covering all aspects of the work.
Processes: Frequently must consider different courses of action, or deviate from standard operating procedure to complete work.
Review of Work: Supervisor, Quality Assurance Manager, and peers review most of completed work.
Analytical Requirements: Problems require analysis based on precedent.
Tools, Equipment and Vehicles Used: Normal office equipment (computer, copier, telephone, fax machine, etc.); must operate vehicle as a job requirement.
Physical Requirements of the Job: Work is typically performed while sitting at desk or table with intermittent standing, stooping and walking; lifting light objects (less than 25 pounds) is a job requirement; operating a vehicle is a job requirement; work is performed indoors and outdoors, regardless of weather; work is performed in a noisy place; work requires being in high places, confined spaces (elevators), various homes/apartments/apartment buildings, and/or using stairs.
Contacts: Frequent public and private contacts requiring tact and diplomacy are requirements of the job.
Confidential Information: Regular use of confidential information is a job requirement.
Mental Effort: Moderate to Heavy
Interruptions: Constant
Special Licensing Requirements: Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and liability insurance.
Availability: N/A
Certification Requirements: See Training and Experience Requirements. Must attend regularly provided training to maintain certification. Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses must maintain licenses as a condition of continued employment in the class.
Additional Requirements: None.
Overtime Provision: Non-Exempt.
Beginning Salary: $16.48/hour
How to Apply: Email cover letter, resume and copy of college transcripts to
EEO