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  Debra Evans 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 10/23/2020

The Ridge BHS

Open Therapist Positions

To view information about the positions and to apply, click on the link below and apply under "Careers".

Ridgebhs.com


Posted 10/21/2020

The Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana

Director of Client Services - FLSA:  Exempt

The Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana is a non-profit 501(c)3 health services organization dedicated to providing vital programs and services to the over 153,000 children, adults, and veterans living with epilepsy/seizure disorders and their loved ones in Kentucky and southern Indiana. With a service territory including 116 Kentucky counties and three counties in southern Indiana, the foundation’s mission is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.  

Qualifications:

Minimum: Degree in Social Work (certified) and three years of experience working in health, human, or mental health services.  Professional experience working with disability services, culturally diverse populations, and commitment to social justice. In addition, must possess excellent written, verbal, and public speaking skills.  

Position Overview: This is a part-time position and reports to the Executive Director.  The Director of Client Services is responsible for a variety of the Foundation’s direct client services including social work, advocacy, and support.

Clinical social work practice/services:

  • Evaluation/assessment, provisional diagnosis, treatment planning/recommendations, crisis intervention with daily coping in dealing with a chronic medical condition and mental health issues in various patient populations including pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric.
  • Ongoing intervention with individuals, groups, families, caregivers, providers, and referral to appropriate level of care and resources.
  • Facilitate therapeutic support groups.
  • Implement self-management program utilizing problem solving therapy for individuals with memory and attention difficulties to improve quality of life.

Requirements:

  • Develop and manage budgets for client services, including financial assistance and support. Review financial reports and assure that revenues and expenses are maintained within established parameters.
  • Conduct phone triage assessment.
  • Maintain confidential client records of all services provided including phone contacts, correspondence and reports.
  • Work as a liaison between the Foundation and the comprehensive epilepsy centers, and other health care providers specializing in epilepsy throughout our territory.
  • Provide case management, crisis intervention, consultation and referrals to clients with epilepsy and those affected when personal, educational, medical, social, or legal difficulties develop/occur that may impede quality of life.
  • Distribute agency brochures, newsletters, and educational materials to neurology offices, epilepsy clinics, and other healthcare facilities providing support to persons with epilepsy.
  • Serve as ADA resource and advocate to persons with seizures related to their rights and responsibilities under the ADA, Rehabilitation Act, IDEA, Fair Housing Act, etc.
  • Review and offer interpretation of psychological assessments and other disability documentation; verify eligibility for support services and determine appropriate accommodations.
  • Work to create/maintain support groups.  
  • Develop strong working relationships with clients, healthcare and educational professionals throughout service area.
  • Collaborate with community agencies to support the on-going needs of our client base in areas such as daycare programs, schools, employers, healthcare, first responders, etc.
  • Participate in grant-writing and public policy development to establish new initiatives.
  • Assist as needed with advocacy, fundraising, veterans, educational and events activities.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Other duties

  • Prepare quarterly reports on client services for Board of Directors and any funding sources as requested.
  • Responsible for travel throughout the state of Kentucky – must provide own and reliable transportation and auto insurance.
  • Some nights and weekends required.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Demonstrate integrity, passion and compassion, and enthusiasm for the day-to-day work to improve the lives of those affected by epilepsy and seizures. 
  • Be knowledgeable of the different social service agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Ability to communicate well – individually, in small groups, and public settings.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule forms.
  • Self-starter, professional, problem solver, motivated, creative and caring.
  • Appreciates being a team player in a small team environment that requires flexibility within the job and a willingness to assist other staff, when necessary, to accomplish organization’s set goals.
  • Not opposed to travel throughout assigned territory.
  • Willingness to work beyond normal work hours and weekends, when necessary.
  • Must provide own transportation, possess a valid driver’s license, car insurance, and a driving record with no major driving offenses.
  • Proficient computer skills and social networking platforms.

Contact:

Deb McGrath, Executive Director/Co-Founder

Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana

Kosair Charities Centre            

982 Eastern Pkwy                    

Louisville, KY  40217

Direct Line 502.907.1532

http://efky.org                                         

http://saluteyourhealth.org

 


Posted 10/202020

Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Forensic Social Work
7 October 2020


The University of Oklahoma in association with the College of Arts and Sciences, the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of
Social Work, and The Knee Center for Strong Families invites applications to a post-doctoral fellowship in forensic social
work. The successful fellow will take a leadership role in research and evaluation of multiple funded community-based
projects with a special emphasis in interprofessional collaboration in the criminal justice system, including but not limited to
diversion, reentry, and positive policing. The fellow will work with a multidisciplinary team of faculty mentors.
The Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social work will accept applications from candidates with a proposed research
agenda in the areas of: (1) applied criminal justice reform, (2) decarceration, (4) early system intervention, and (5) other
associated areas. Successful candidates will demonstrate a research agenda specifically associated with the forensic social
work as applied in the area of criminal justice with emphasis on gender, race, and other differential system responses. The
position is open to clinical, programs, and policy level researchers and the successful candidate will be able to bridge macromicro
areas fluidly.

Two of the primary projects associated with this position are related to evaluation of the Oklahoma City Diversion Hub, and
collaboration with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections on the use of Swift, Certain, and Fair sanctions for criminal
justice involved women in Oklahoma. The Diversion Hub is a co-located criminal justice reform service center model and
more can be learned about the concept at https://okdiversionhub.org/. In addition to these projects the post-doctoral fellow
also will be invited to contribute to the development of a broader collaboration program of research, training, and evaluation
regarding forensic social work in Oklahoma and abroad.

The fellow will be based on the OU Norman campus and will have an embedded field office in Oklahoma City as well. In
addition, there will be collaborative opportunities across the state and specifically between the Oklahoma City and the Tulsa
metro areas.

The successful applicant will receive mentoring by senior faculty in:
• Research and evaluation including opportunities for the development of grant proposals
• Professional presentations and publications in research, evaluation, and quality improvement studies
• Experience working on funded projects
• Community based and applied forensic social work scholarship and leadership
• Interprofessional and multi-disciplinary science

This 1-year fellowship will expect to begin in January 2021 though the start date is negotiable, with the funding available for
an extension for one additional year, pending a successful performance review. In this case, scholarly productivity is a
specific criterion to demonstrate success and renewal of the position.  Applications are being processed now!

For more information, and to apply, visit:
https://ou.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=202407&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago
Contact with questions.


Posted 10/16/2020

Kentucky Youth Care Center

Career Coach

Link to job description and to apply:  https://www.indeed.com/job/career-coach-acab0c3639297937?from=iaBackPress

Contact Information: 


Posted 10/16/2020

Jefferson County Public Schools

Adult Education Career Developer (2020-2021)

Link to the position description/information:  https://www.applitrack.com/jefferson/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Adult+Education#

Questions about the job can be directed to .

 


Posted 10/16/2020

University of Louisville

KY Spinal Cord Injury Res Cntr

Job ID:  39839

Category:  Admin - Laboratory and Research

Contact Information:  Erin Brinks

Link to job information: 

https://www.higheredjobs.com/institution/details.cfm?JobCode=177328119&Title=Social%20Worker%20%28Job%20Id%3A%2039839%29&aID=7137


Posted 10/21/2020

To apply:https://kypersonnelcabinet.csod.com/ui/internal-career-site/app/job-details/19173

Advertisement Closes:  10/20/2020 (8:00 PM EDT), req19173

Voc Rehab Administrator I

Pay Grade15

Salary $38,770.08 - $62,033.52

Employment Type

EXECUTIVE BRANCH | FULL TIME INELIGIBLE FOR OVERTIME PAY | 18A | 37.5 HR/WK

Hiring Agency:  Education & Workforce Development Cab | Department of Workforce Investment

Location

500 Mero Street, 4th floor
Frankfort KY 40601 USA

Description

The Education and Workforce Development Cabinet’s mission is to educate, prepare and train Kentucky's current and future workforces. Our goal is to create and make continuous improvements to an education and workforce system that prepares Kentuckians for the 21st century workforce, while helping businesses find the skilled workers they need to compete and create jobs in the Commonwealth.

The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation empowers individuals with disabilities to maximize employment, achieve economic self-sufficiency and independence, and to contribute back to society. We also help businesses and employers recruit, retain and accommodate employees with disabilities.

We are seeking a Voc Rehab Administrator I in the Program Policy and Support Branch to coordinate, evaluate and monitor the provision of statewide vocational rehabilitation services and perform public relations and marketing functions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides support for the administration of statewide vocational rehabilitation program services by interpreting and applying agency and federal rules, regulations, policies and statutes as they relate to the evaluation and quality assurance of the vocational rehabilitation programs.
  • Supports the division directors in the development and implementation of vocational rehabilitation program policy and procedures.
  • Acts as a liaison to the Statewide Council for Vocational Rehabilitation program services by coordinating quarterly meetings, strategic planning activities, and overseeing federally mandated board comprehensive work activities of the council. Provides guidance and support to the council committees.
  • Coordinates public hearings.
  • Represents the agency at federally sponsored conferences.
  • Prepares federal program evaluation reports, program caseload statistics, correspondence, reports and other records.
  • Consults with state and federal officials, industry representatives, administrators and federal auditors concerning program evaluation activities for the vocational rehabilitation program.
  • Acts as a liaison regarding state compliance with the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).
  • Assists with the federally mandated state plan, updates, data reporting, changes to law and identifies the needs of the agency for continuous improvement based on program service trends for effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction of vocational rehabilitation program services.
  • Shares responsibility for welcoming customers by providing basic information about all available services and determine what next steps and assistance are most appropriate for each customer.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

EDUCATION: Graduate of a college or university with a master's degree in rehabilitation, rehabilitation teaching or therapy, guidance and/or counseling, psychology, sociology, orientation and mobility, social work, special education, education, education with emphasis in vocational counseling, public or business administration or a related field.

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: Four years of professional experience in rehabilitation, rehabilitation teaching or therapy, vocational assessment, employer relations, rehabilitation technology, rehabilitation counseling, vocational evaluation, supported employment, job placement, guidance and/or counseling, psychology, sociology, orientation and mobility, social work, special education, education, education with emphasis in vocational counseling, customized employment, health studies, human relations, human resources, occupational therapy, physical therapy, school counseling, or a related field.

Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: Current certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) will substitute for one year of the required experience.

Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: A bachelor's degree plus two years of professional experience in rehabilitation, rehabilitation teaching or therapy, vocational assessment, employer relations, rehabilitation technology, rehabilitation counseling, vocational evaluation, supported employment, job placement, guidance and/or counseling, psychology, sociology, orientation and mobility, social work, special education, education, education with emphasis in vocational counseling, customized employment, health studies, human relations, human resources, occupational therapy, physical therapy, school counseling, or a related field will substitute for the required master's degree.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.): NONE

Working Conditions

Work is performed primarily in an office setting. Occasional travel will be required to coordinate services between customers and the agency.

Probationary Period

This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months, except as provided in KRS 18A.111.

If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D


Posted 10/12/2020

Coalition for the Homeless

 

Title:                                      Housing Stabilization Coordinator

Summary:                             

This position will work one-on-one with clients requiring housing relocation and housing stabilization services. The Housing Stabilization Coordinator will also perform community outreach to realtors, landlords, housing developers and other service providers in order to build strong relationships and identify new and existing opportunities to better assist clients in accessing resources, employment, supportive services, and housing opportunities.

Reports to:                             Manager of Coordinated Entry

Direct Reports:                      None

Classification:                        Full-time annual salary of $35,000. This position is temporary and will end on June 30, 2021.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

Conducts needs assessment by previewing client financial information, housing history, and service needs to determine a range of solutions for the client to consider in forming his/her/their housing search strategy.
  1. Coordinates relocation and long-term stabilization services.
  2. Establishes and maintains relationships with housing providers including Louisville Metro Housing Authority, other public housing authorities, Metro Louisville Community and Resiliency Services, private property management companies, landlords, realty agencies, and other local social service agencies.
  3. Provides housing search and placement services, identifies housing options, assists with the housing application and interview process.
  4. Establishes, updates, maintains and communicates a list of available housing opportunities.
  5. Conducts assessments for compliance with industry regulations and inspection readiness.
  6. Regularly communicates and attends weekly case conferencing with the Prevention/Diversion and Housing Stabilization team.
  7. Negotiates with landlords, obtains utilities and makes moving arrangements when needed.
  8. Maintains neat and accurate client records while keeping statistical information regarding who and how people have been served, etc.
  9. Becomes familiar with current housing market information, housing trends and available resources.
  10. Has knowledge of effective business/professional contact techniques.
  11. Enters information into the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) database.
  12. Receives, processes and sends referrals in the Unite Us database.
  13. Provides short term case management.
  14. Assists with client phone calls in the call center as needed.
  15. Other duties and projects as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

●    Bachelor’s Degree in related field or comparable combination of work-related experience required;
●    2 years of non-profit, social work or related experience strongly preferred.
●    Excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communication and client management skills;
●    Possess a strong knowledge of affordable housing programs, tenant rights and responsibilities, housing, Continuum of Care for homeless persons and social service networks;
●    Understanding of government rental assistance programs and community resources;
●    Prior experience with low and moderate income tenants, housing counseling, and community development is preferred;
●    Experience working with vulnerable populations in multiple settings;
●    Sensitivity to the social, economical, cultural, and other barriers that impact the ability of people to obtain safe and stable housing;
●    Ability to understand, communicate with and effectively interact with people across different cultures;
●    Familiarity with Trauma Informed Care practices in the social service setting;
●    Ability to work collaboratively and to prioritize work and time;
●    Ability to work in a fast paced environment with a high volume of clients;
●    Computer literate proficiency in Microsoft Windows (Word, Excel, & Access) and Google Suite;
●    Must be willing to consent to a background check;
●    Must have reliable transportation to and from work and the ability to meet insurance requirements.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Erin Rutherford, MSW, CSW

She/Her

The Coalition for the Homeless

Monitoring and Training Supervisor

erutherford@louhomeless.org


Posted 10/10/2020

Social Worker - Child and Family Division must be fluent in ASL! Click link to apply https://sevencounties.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/SevenCountiesCareers/job/Louisville-Kentucky/Social-Worker_JR-006580.

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.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Fluent in ASL (American Sign Language)

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.

8. Formulates clinical diagnosis for both mental health and substance abuse.

9. Formulates a clinical treatment plan to be followed for interventions.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

EDUCATION

  • Mster’s degree in Social Work and licensed as a certified social worker (CSW)
  • Understanding of Kentucky’s board of social work laws and regulations regarding clinical practices

EXPERIENCE

  • Three to six months of related internship or practicum experience.
  • Knowledge of mental and physical characteristics of applicable population (e.g., growth and development and range of treatment needed), psychotherapy, human behavior, and treatment modes
  • Case load with varying levels of client disability and need
  • Knowledge of community resources and SCS services

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.
  • Reliable transportation for frequent travel between work sites

Within the bounds of their respective job descriptions, all staff are expected to exercise principle-centered leadership, focused on customer service responsiveness, with a continuous quality improvement orientation. Additionally, all staff are expected to develop a working knowledge of and follow all policies and procedures related to safety management and other Joint Commission standards.

REQUIRED SKILLS/COMPETENCIES

Fluent in ASL

LCSW Preferred

Clinical Experience with both Children and Families and Adults

Knowledge and familiarity with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

Good Computer Skills

Good Communication Skills

· Knowledge of normal growth and development and of culture/ethnicity relevant to age groups/populations served

· Use results of assessments, reassessments, including client strengths and preferences, to construct a case conceptualization

· Apply DSM 5 criteria to diagnose mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and/or substance use disorders

· If substance use disorder is primary, assesses the readiness of client for treatment via stage of change

· Utilize case conceptualization and problem areas to guide development and collaboration with clients to build individualized Treatment Plans

· Utilize EBPs and clinical techniques in sessions

· Measures client progress towards Treatment Plan goals and objectives throughout treatment course

· Assess and manage client risk and additional adjunctive services with appropriate and congruent interventions and collaboration

· Assess client’s measurable progress towards goals/minimum discharge criteria and discharging client when they have met minimum discharge criteria

· Utilize Treatment Team and supervision to address client case conference needs

· Manages client caseload and services to maximize direct care client time and reach expected productivity targets

· Understand role of OTRs to appropriately represent client need for services required for authorization


Posted 10/12/2020

Family Intervention Specialist

Overview

Watch now to learn more about Intercept!

Company Overview

Youth Villages has been a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 30+ years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services. 

If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization.

Responsibilities

Program Overview

Our Intercept program serves a broad population of youth, including those involved with multiple child-serving systems and those at high risk of removal from their families.  The program specializes in diverting youth from out of home placements by helping their families safely maintain youth in their home environment. This position is responsible for providing intensive home-based services to families.

Position Overview

  • Carry small caseload of 4-5 families
  • Hold family sessions with each family 3 times a week scheduled at the convenience of the families
  • Weekly supervision meetings
  • Web-based documentation (voice recognition technology in most locations)
  • Provide on-call availability to families during the week, one weekend each month
  • Drive up to 60-80 miles to meet with families in the home
  • Specialists provide interventions in families' homes in a wide array of settings and communities

Additional Information

Schedule is flexible and non-traditional; based around the availability of youth and families served.
Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, a personal vehicle to use for work purposes and auto insurance.
Community Based staff will be reimbursed for applicable mileage

Qualifications

Requirements

A Bachelor's degree in social services discipline with experience working with at-risk youth, adults, or families is required.
A Master's degree in a social services discipline is preferred.
Degrees that can be considered include: social work, drug and alcohol education or counseling, psychology, criminal justice, guidance counseling, or marriage and family therapy. Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule

Experience growth and development through our continuous training, as well as tuition and licensure reimbursement, or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.

Additional Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
  • Retirement Savings Pension Plan
  • 403 (b)
  • 2 weeks paid vacation
  • 12 paid sick days per year
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)

 EOE

Contact Information

Email:

To apply, please go to youthvillages.org or email  with any questions or inquires!! Thank you!

 


Posted 10/1/2020

POSITION TITLE:      PAL Youth Center Assistant

REPORTS TO:  PAL Youth Center Director

SEND RESUME TO:           

JOB SUMMARY

  • Part-time, 20 hours/week, $10.00/hour
  • Youth Center Hours:   Monday – Friday 1:30 – 5:30 pm (20 hours)
  • August –May, with June and July off

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supports the PAL Youth Center Director and the Youth Engagement Committee and the goals, mission and policies & procedures of the PAL Youth Center.
  • Provides daily direct service for youth at the PAL Center, including mentoring, helping with homework, leading engaging teambuilding and group activities, conflict resolution, and providing positive role modeling.
  • Shopping for, preparing and setting out food/snacks
  • Engages with youth and families in a positive and respectful manner by being available during Center hours, listening and supporting student/family needs, expressing interest in questions or concerns of student/families and being consistent with expectations and follow through of services.
  • Assists with set up, delivery and clean-up of everyday activities as requested by staff.
  • Assists with maintaining a social media and web based presence.
  • Attends mandatory trainings (not in addition to 15 hours)
  • Communicates with Director about student achievement and participation.
  • Collaborates on direct service for youth with volunteers and Interns
  • Responds to any safety or emergency situations as required by PAL Youth Center and Lynnhurst UCC safety guidelines and policies & procedures.
  • Assists and attends field trips and retreats.

He/she will lead the youth groups in their focus of substance abuse prevention and environmental strategies and will support the youth through:

  • Curriculum development to strengthen protective factors and reduce risks. 
  • Summer internship initiatives;
  • College and career readiness;
  • Mentoring and volunteer opportunities;
  • Various administrative tasks;
  • Supporting a social media and web based presence.
  • Attending community youth focused trainings, including Youth Worker Methods trainings

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience 

  • One year of college in Education, Psychology, Social Work, or closely related field or equivalent experience working with youth.
  • Background Check fulfills Lynnhurst UCC Safe Church Policy
  • Negative Drug Test

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Able to organize and implement several projects simultaneously.
  • Must work well with a diverse population. 
  • Excellent communication skills essential
  • Confidentiality
  • Can work independently with minimal supervision. 
  • Must be able to appropriately respond to cultural differences present among the organization’s service populations.
  • Ability to perform public speaking, trainings and community presentation services.
  • Must be able to establish strong and effective working relationships with staff, the target population, community agencies and the public

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

None

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear.  The employee may be required to climb stairs, stoop (bend at waist), kneel, and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Other than trainings, time is spent at the PAL Youth Center or outside activities or retreats. 


Posted 10/1/2020

POSITION TITLE:      PAL Youth Center Director

REPORTS TO:  PAL Youth Center Committee of Lynnhurst Outreach, Inc.

SEND RESUME TO:           

JOB SUMMARY

  • Administration and Lead Staff of PAL Youth Center
  • Part-time, 30 hours/week, $14.00/hour
  • Hours: Youth Center Hours:   Monday – Friday 1:30 – 5:30 pm (20 hours)

Administration: 10 hours/week

  • August –May, with June and July off

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supports the goals and mission, policies & procedures of the PAL Youth Center.
  • Supports all aspects of PAL Youth Center program planning.
  • Provides daily direct service for youth at the PAL Center, including mentoring, helping with homework, leading engaging teambuilding and group activities, conflict resolution, and providing positive role modeling.
  • Shopping for, preparing and setting out food/snacks
  • Engages with youth and families in a positive and respectful manner by being available during center hours, listening and supporting student/family needs, expressing interest in questions or concerns of student/families and being consistent with expectations and follow through of services.
  • Assists with set up, delivery and clean-up of everyday activities.
  • Assists with maintaining a social media and web based presence.
  • Participates in monthly Lynnhurst Outreach, Inc. meetings for planning, implementation and other mandatory program needs relating to grants and professional development. 
  • Attends mandatory trainings.
  • Communicates with Lynnhurst Outreach, Inc. about student achievement and participation.
  • Provides transportation to youth and families when appropriate and follows program transportation policies. 
  • Collaborates on direct service for youth with volunteers and Interns
  • Responds to any safety or emergency situations as required by PAL Youth Center and Lynnhurst Outreach, Inc. safety guidelines and policies & procedures.

He/she will lead the youth groups in their focus of substance abuse prevention and environmental strategies and will support the youth through:

  • Curriculum development to strengthen protective factors and reduce risks. 
  • Summer internship initiatives;
  • College and career readiness;
  • Mentoring and volunteer opportunities;
  • Various administrative tasks;
  • Supporting a social media and web based presence.
  • Attending community youth focused trainings, including Youth Worker Methods trainings

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience 

  • Two years of college in Education, Psychology, Social Work, or closely related field or equivalent experience working with youth.
  • Background Check fulfills Lynnhurst Outreach, Inc.  Safe Church Policy
  • Negative Drug Test

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Able to organize and implement several projects simultaneously.
  • Must work well with a diverse population. 
  • Excellent communication skills are essential
  • Confidentiality
  • Can work independently with minimal supervision. 
  • Must be able to appropriately respond to cultural differences present among the organization’s service populations.
  • Ability to perform public speaking, trainings and community presentation services.
  • Must be able to establish strong and effective working relationships with staff, the target population, community agencies and the public

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

Lynnhurst Outreach, Inc. Assistant, Volunteers and Interns.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear.  The employee may be required to climb stairs, stoop (bend at waist), kneel, and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Approximately 30% of the time is spent on administrative tasks, the 70% is spent at the PAL Youth Center.  There will be scheduled evenings and weekends on occasion.    


Posted 9/21/2020

Russell for Russell Resident

Coalition Research Assistant (contract, 25 weeks)

Start Date: flexible, but no later than October 6

End Date: 25 weeks after start date

Hourly Rate: $20/hour

Reports to: Cities United’s Senior Associate of Strategy and Innovation

In October 2020, Russell: A Place of Promise (RPOP) will launch the Russell 4 Russell Resident Coalition (R4R), a group of 25 Russell residents that reflect Russell neighborhood demographics for age, gender and income. The Coalition will meet once weekly for 15 weeks beginning in October to develop RPOP’s Resident Partnership Agreement, a framework that will explain RPOP’s organizational values, shared decision-making process, prioritize RPOP’s Black wealth building strategies, help establish criteria for grants and investments, determine residents’ expectations for RPOP advisory board and staff, and outline residents engagement and leadership with RPOP’s programs and activities.

RPOP is seeking assistance (up to 7 - 10 hours/week for 25 weeks) to support R4R in the following ways:

  • Prepare documents leading up to the launch of R4R;
  • Attend all Coalition meetings (Thursdays evenings or Saturday mornings);
  • Take notes during Coalition meetings, supplemented by information from recordings of those meetings, in order to document conversations and process;
  • Collect and manage data, keep records, and organize electronic files during the R4R process;
  • Maintain records of any adjustments made to documents and/or curriculum during the R4R process;
  • Support and coordinate with RPOP’s evaluation partner for R4R to collect and analyze data, including ensuring that Coalition participants complete all evaluations, surveys and other data collection tools deployed as part of the Coalition evaluation process;
  • Help RPOP’s evaluation partner analyze qualitative data collected during R4R process;
  • Correspond with participants in the Russell 4 Russell Resident Coalition and outreach team on a weekly basis to provide reminders, connect to resources;
    • Conduct and present research to support R4R with particular focus on questions or topics that come up during the Coalition process;
    • Support the drafting and editing of RPOP’s Russell Resident Partnership Agreement, the product of R4R’s work;
    • Complete miscellaneous duties as needed to support R4R and RPOP staff.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • A heart and passion to work in partnership with Black people and their communities;
  • Comfort with extensive and accurate notes;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite;
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking and prioritization skills;
  • Experience in multidisciplinary research, including data analysis;
  • The ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative environment;
  • A social science, public policy, liberal arts, transdisciplinary studies or similar research and writing-focused academic background and/or experience

To apply, submit a resume and writing sample that demonstrates your research skills such as an academic paper, article, letter, white paper, proposal, published writing, and/or other relevant writing piece to , Cities United Senior Associate of Strategy & Innovation

Deadline to submit is Friday, October 2nd at 6:00pm ET.

About RPOP:

Russell: A Place of Promise (RPOP) is a justice-based initiative focused on generating investments in the people and places that make Louisville, Kentucky’s Russell neighborhood special. With hundreds of millions of dollars in planned and underway investment, Russell is poised to experience a neighborhood renaissance. The time is right for new strategies that focus on Black wealth building and investment without displacement of residents or businesses.

Russell was once a vibrant and diverse hub of Black-owned businesses that served the neighborhood, created jobs and contributed to neighborhood resilience, and was a center of Black homeownership. Redlining practices in the early 1900s and urban renewal efforts in the 1960s decimated Russell’s residential and business community, destroying opportunities for generational wealth building.

Our vision of building Black wealth through investment without displacement includes connecting individuals and families to resources leading to homeownership and traditional and nontraditional business ownership; building pathways and opportunities to strengthen existing Black-owned businesses; creating innovative connections to career-track jobs; and community ownership of neighborhood assets.

For more information visit www.russellpromise.com or follow us on social media:

  • Facebook - Russell: A Place of Promise
  • Twitter - @russellpromise
  • Instagram - @russellplaceofpromise

Russell: A Place of Promise is a project incubated by Cities United and Louisville Metro Government, and fiscally sponsored by the Community Foundation of Louisville a 501(c)(3) public charity.


Posted 9/17/2020

Heritage Children Services

920 Frederica St., Suite 106

Owensboro, Kentucky 42301

Phone:  270-231-8040

Heritage Children's Services is hiring!

Heritage Children Services in Owensboro and Bowling Green Kentucky has a open positions for a Therapist to provide direct clinical services to children and their families. Working in a team environment, the Therapist will work in compliance with state and Foster Care regulations to provide crisis management and prepare suitable treatment plans to foster care clients.

Minimum requirements: Master’s Degree in social work, mental health, or counseling with the appropriate licensing or supervision by a LCSW, LPCC, or PhD. Must possess working knowledge of state and community resources available to foster care agencies. Knowledge of therapeutic foster care and knowledge of Kentucky’s state regulating bodies and standards of practice is preferred.

Send Resumes by Email to and you can also stop by our Offices at 920 Frederica Street, Suite 106, Owensboro, KY 42301. Or call 270-231-8040 for Owensboro. 

1990 Louisville Road Bowling Green KY 42717 or call 270-904-2451 for Bowling Green.

 


Posted 8/24/2020

Pure Life Renal

Licensed Social Worker (Part-time)

Per Diem social worker. Must be LCSW. Responsibilities include Patient Assessment/Care Planning and Counseling, Psychosocial Assessment;

KDQOL, Clinical Depression Screen, Referrals to outside agencies, Transportation needs; Health Insurance, Medication coverage, and Collaboration with billing. Proficiency in written communication is required to complete monthly social work notes, Depression Screening, Quarterly MSPQ’s, and other required documentation. Social Worker also Participates as a Member of   Interdisciplinary Team to help identify effective interventions and rehabilitation goals to improve patient’s quality of life.

Link to application:  https://app.trinethire.com/companies/20308-pure-life-renal/jobs/26404-licensed-social-worker-part-time


 

Posted 8/5/2020

Louisville Metro Public Defender

Alternative Sentencing worker (ASW)

Position Type: Full-Time

Scheduled Work Hours: Monday - Friday 8:15am -4:30pm; no weekends; no on-call duties or home visits

Primary Location: Downtown-Louisville; office setting; walking distance to/from court houses and jails

Population Served: Adult men and women

Pay Rate: Salary commensurate with experience

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. 

The Alternative Sentencing Worker (ASW) is responsible for conducting a holistic, strengths-based assessment of the client’s needs to identify services to meet underlying needs with two goals in mind: (1) to diminish the risk of later involvement with the criminal justice system; and (2) 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 ASW may also provide forensic social work services, including mitigation in conjunction with the Assistant Public Defender for the legal disposition of criminal cases. The ASW will develop either a typed or verbal Alternative Sentencing Plan (ASP) 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.

A MSW/MSSW Degree is required, preferably from a Council on Social Work Education accredited graduate school. This position and office setting is not clinical; therefore, an applicant is not required to hold CSW credentials or higher nor can they be supervised if obtaining hours for further licensure.

One to two years’ experience assessing individuals for substance use disorder and/or mental health treatment needs is preferred.

The ideal applicant must possess: a desire to work with a vulnerable population; strong verbal and written skills to advocate on client’s behalf; detailed care to client case file management; disciplined self-time management; and consistent professionalism when collaborating with fellow colleagues, those in the criminal justice arena, and partnering community-based agencies.    

To apply for this position, please submit: a cover letter, a current resume, three (3) professional recommendations; one graduate school transcript and a one-page writing sample to .