Employment Opportunities

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

  • full job description
  • title of organization and the job title
  • whether full or part-time, or seasonal/contract position
  • eligibility requirements for the position
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Posted 9/20/2018

Our Place Drug and Alcohol Education Services, Inc.

400 East Spring Street, New Albany, IN 47150

812-945-3400 office  812-945-9870 fax

Our Place is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to provide education, prevention, and  intervention services, for individuals of all ages, families, organizations, and communities who are presently or potentially impacted by alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs of abuse.

Prevention Educator:

Responsible for:

  • Communicating with school representatives,
  • Scheduling classroom presentations of evidence based prevention curriculum for middle and high school students. 
  • Oversight of data collection and reporting, working within community on environmental prevention strategies as appropriate. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in human services, public health or teaching.  
  • Must be eligible to obtain certified prevention specialist status within I year.
  • Excellent communication skills,
  • Comfortable working with youth and ability to manage classroom dynamics, knowledgeable of substance abuse prevention preferred. 

 Hourly wage minimum of $16 per hour based upon experience/skill level.  This is a 32 hour week position but is considered full time.

 Please send cover letter and resume to attention Meribeth Adams Wolf, Executive Director.


Posted 9/20/2018

Youth Villages

Family Intervention Specialist (Full-time)

**Ask about our $3,000 Relocation Assistance**

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

 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 therapy to families.

Position Overview

  • Carry small caseload of 4 families
  • Hold family sessions with each family 3 times a week scheduled at the convenience of the families
  • 3 supervision meetings a week
  • 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
  • Counselors provide treatment in individual 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


  • 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)


Application Link: https://careers-youthvillages.icims.com/jobs/2974/family-intervention-specialist-**now-offering-hiring-incentives**/job?mode=view&mobile=false&width=1223&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-360&jun1offset=-300

Posted 9/5/2018

St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities

Come and be a part of an agency located in Southern Indiana that is dedicated to making clients feel special.

Openings/Job Descriptions (Please click the link for a detailed job description)
-CASA Lead Advocate

-CASA Staff Advocate

-Residential House Staff (Full time and PRN shifts available)

Contact Information:

Director of Social Services

702 E. Market st.
New Albany, IN 47150



Posted 9/5/2018

Family and Children's Place

Application links:




Posted 9/4/2018


Court Social Worker

Interested applicants should e-mail their resume to HumanResources@elderserveinc.org.

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.)

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

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.

Posted 8/29/2018

JOB TITLE:   Reimage Career Pathway Coach






Assumes responsibility for working with court-involved young adults ages 18 to 24 by providing career and educational counseling for placement into one of four career pathways: construction, information technology, human services/social work, or manufacturing. Serves as the program champion for one of the above career pathways and champions the opportunities available and skills needed in that sector.

Provides case management services for participants pursuing opportunities in the chosen sector, including job and educational assessment; placement into the appropriate short-term or long-term training program; placement into an internship, apprenticeship or job; retention in an internship, apprenticeship or job; leadership development; skills gains; credential attainment; community involvement; restorative justice; and workforce education.

Works flexible hours as needed in order to coordinate external site visits and recruitment and outreach events.


  1. Recruits, identifies, and enrolls eligible participants in the program, based on local, state, and federal funding guidelines as well as career interests.
  2. Conducts career assessments with all participants. Updates assessments as needed.
  3. Provides career and educational counseling to all participants and provides guidance on career and educational goals within one of the four career pathways listed above.
  4. Maintains frequent contact with participants to provide assistance with career and educational development and other needs.
  5. Attends monthly employer meetings within the chosen career pathway to build sector knowledge and employer contacts.
  6. Addresses barriers to success by linking participants to community resources in areas of need such as housing, mental and/or physical health services, parenting, legal aid, etc.
  7. Provides continuous evaluation of participants’ progress in the program and achievement of goals as outlined in the career assessment.
  8. Maintains regular case notes in database system(s). Updates participant outcomes in database system(s).
  9. Maintains a follow-up system for each participant in accordance with local, state, and federal directives.
  10. Promotes and provides information about the program at recruitment and community events.
  11. Becomes familiar with and works toward meeting program and unit goals.
  12. Participates in professional development activities as appropriate for assignment, including training related to the career pathway and training related to working with young adults who are court-involved.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned by designated supervisor.


The work is primarily sedentary. It requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision, and hearing. The work requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations. The work at times requires bending, reaching with the ability to lift, push, or pull light weights, less than 30 pounds.

Regular, local travel, through one’s personal vehicle, is required for meeting with participants and local entities.  A valid driver’s license and proof of insurance is required.


  1. Associate or Bachelor’s degree (may be waived if applicant has extensive experience working with court-involved youth.)
  2. Experience or training in social services, counseling, youth development, criminal justice, or in one of the four career pathway fields list above
  3. Passion for working with at-risk/court-involved young adults


  1. Experience in or knowledge of one of the four career pathways (construction, information technology, human services/social work, or manufacturing)
  2. Master’s degree
  3. Demonstrated relevant job experience
  4. Demonstrated successful experience in working with individuals 18 to 24 years of age


  1. $20 per hour
  2. Medical insurance available.
  3. Paid time off includes: 9 holidays, 10 vacation days, 2 personal days, and 5 sick days per year.
  4. Flexible hours: Schedule is primarily 9 – 5, Monday – Friday. However, evening and weekend hours may be required periodically to meet with community and partner groups. In those cases, the employee will be able to flex his or her time to maintain a 40-hour work week.

Contact Information:

Jennifer Welch, M.A., CWDP, Program Coordinator

Kentucky Youth Career Center (KYCC), JCPS Adult and Continuing Education

612 S. 4th St., 4th Floor

Louisville, KY 40202

(502) 574-4178 - Direct line  (502) 574-4115 - Front Desk  (502) 574-4197 - Fax

Posted 8/29/2018

JOB TITLE:   Reimage Partner Liaison/Career Coach Team Lead






The Partner Liaison/Career Coach Team Lead’s primary responsibilities are 1) to build strategic relationships with referring partners resulting in meeting program enrollment goals and 2) to work with the Reimage Career Pathway Coaches to meet grant performance.


  1. Maintain relationships with current Reimage and juvenile justice partners, and establish relationships with new referring partners in the justice community and the community at large.
  2. Act as the liaison among referring partners and Career Pathway Coaches.
  3. Promote all four career pathways to the community and participants (construction, information technology, human services/social work and manufacturing).
  4. Provide weekly grant performance updates and strategize with Career Pathway Coaches on ways to meet grant performance.
  5. Work with the KYCC Business Services Manager to identify employers for internships, apprenticeships and full time positions in the four career pathways.
  6. Provide regular progress reports to the Program Manager.
  7. Become familiar with and works toward meeting program and unit goals.
  8. Perform other duties as assigned by the designated supervisor.


The work is primarily sedentary. It requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision, and hearing. The work requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations. The work at times requires bending, reaching with the ability to lift, push, or pull light weights, less than 30 pounds.

Regular, local travel, through one’s personal vehicle, is required for meeting with participants and local entities.  A valid driver’s license and proof of insurance is required.


  1. Bachelor’s degree.
  2. Experience or training in social services, counseling, youth development, criminal justice, or related field.
  3. Passion for working with at-risk/court-involved young adults


  1. Experience in or knowledge of one of the four career pathways (construction, information technology, human services/social work, or manufacturing)
  2. Master’s degree
  3. Demonstrated relevant job experience, including supervisory or coaching experience.
  4. Demonstrated successful experience in working with individuals 18 to 24 years of age


  1. $23 per hour
  2. Medical insurance available.
  3. Paid time off includes: 9 holidays, 10 vacation days, 2 personal days, and 5 sick days per year.
  4. Flexible hours: Schedule is primarily 9 – 5, Monday – Friday. However, evening and weekend hours may be required periodically to meet with community and partner groups. In those cases, the employee will be able to flex his or her time to maintain a 40-hour work week.

Contact Information:

Jennifer Welch, M.A., CWDP, Program Coordinator

Kentucky Youth Career Center (KYCC), JCPS Adult and Continuing Education

612 S. 4th St., 4th Floor

Louisville, KY 40202

(502) 574-4178 - Direct line  (502) 574-4115 - Front Desk  (502) 574-4197 - Fax


Posted 8/21/2018

Home of the Innocents

Openings:  Outpatient Clinical Specialist – Southern Indiana, Southern Indiana Service Coordinator (Region 18), and Homebuilder’s IFPS-In-Home Specialists (Indiana) Region 15 & Region 18.

Job Descriptions:

Service Coordinator - Southern Indiana

In-Home Specialist - Homebuilders

Outpatient Clinical Specialist - Southern Indiana

Contact Information:

Courtney Murdock, HR Recruiter, Human Resources
Home of the Innocents
1100 East Market Street
Louisville, KY  40206-1874
Direct:  502.596.1047  Fax: 502.596.1475


Posted 8/8/2018

Wellspring, Inc

Targeted Case Manager

Louisville, Kentucky

The Wellspring Targeted Case Manager (TCM) provides case management to adults with an SMI diagnosis and often with co-occurring substance use. The ideal candidate will have a belief in recovery from mental illness and an enthusiasm for helping persons with disabilities, rooted in empathy and compassion and demonstrating a careful and caring attitude. The TCM develops and facilitates pursuit of individualized, person-centered recovery goals via assessment, planning, connecting to resources, advocacy and monitoring progress. The TCM assists clients in gaining access to and collaborates with providers of medical, social, educational and other support services. The TCM assists clients with illness management and independent living skills and provides crisis intervention as needed. The TCM completes electronic documentation of services demonstrating medical necessity within 24 hours of client contact. The TCM participates in monthly individual and group supervision. A personal vehicle is required as the TCM will travel within the community and at times assist clients in attending appointments.


Certification Requirements:
– KY TCM Training within 6 months of hire

Education Requirements: A BA or MA in:

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Family Studies
  • Human Services
  • Counseling
  • Nursing
  • Behavior analysis
  • Public health
  • Special education
  • Gerontology
  • Recreational therapy
  • Education
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech-language pathology
  • Rehab counseling
  • Faith-based education
  • CADC with BA or BS
  • 1 year of full-time employment working directly with adults in a human service setting after completing the educational requirements
  • A Master’s Degree in one of the above disciplines substitutes for 1 year experience

Additional Information/Benefits:  Wellspring is committed to diversity in its hiring practices and in the provision of therapeutic and support services.


Benefits: Medical Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, 401K/403b Plan

Screening Requirements: Motor Vehicle, Drug Screen and Criminal Background Check

Posted 8/8/2018

Family & Children’s Place has two therapist positions open presently, one based in Clark County, IN and on in Louisville.  

Louisville Family Therapist job description

Clark County, Indiana Family Therapist job description

Contact Information:

Mary Forsee, SPHR

Human Resources Administrator

O: 502 855 6067 F: 502 893-9646 

525 Zane Street

Louisville, K 40203


Posted 8/2/2018



West Texas Counseling & Guidance, Veterans Outreach Services

Job Posting: WTCGVOS Director of Veteran Services

Full-Time (40 hours/week)

Primary Location: San Angelo, TX

Travel Requirement: Regular day travel with less than 5% overnight travel

Hours: 08:00 to 17:00, with some variability as necessary to conduct supervision of staff, collaboration with partners, and outreach to veterans within the service area.

Salary: Commensurate with education, experience, and licensure

Reports to the Clinical Director of WTCG

 Objectives of the Veteran Outreach Services program: Our mission is to reduce barriers and ensure veterans, service members, and their families reach their full potential in mind, body, and spirit, using evidence-based counseling, educational, and case management services. Provide outreach to veterans and their immediate family members within the WTCG service area and linkage to services offered by the Veteran Services Collaboration.

Position Overview: This full-time position supervises the WTCGVOS program specialist, outreach coordinator, MVPN peer services specialist, VISTA, students, interns, and any other WTCGVOS staff; and serves as the primary point of contact for issues related to program management and execution for both the Clinical Director and any Veteran grant/funding program staff.


  1. Experience as a service member, veteran, and/or family member (SMVF). Preference given to combat and/or disabled veterans;
  2. Graduate degree in human services with related licensure (LCSW, LPC-S, LPC, LMSW, LMFT);
  3. 5+ years’ experience working in the human services, with preference given to experience with military and/or veteran populations;
  4. 2+ years program management experience;
  5. Strong public speaking and writing skills;
  6. Proven interpersonal skills and effective as a member of a team;
  7. Ability to maintain relationships with client base and community stakeholders;
  8. Knowledge about community resources and social services;
  9. Training in suicide prevention and crisis intervention;
  10. Experience in grant submission, compliance, and reporting;
  11. Experience with tracking data and timely data reporting;
  12. Knowledge of Veterans Affairs and other veteran service programs;
  13. Proficient in use of Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook;
  14. Must pass comprehensive background check; and,
  15. Must have driver’s license and reliable transportation, and be insurable.
  16. Preferred: bilingual, Veteran, full clinical licensure


  1. Provide direct supervision to the WTCGVOS program specialist, outreach coordinator, MVPN peer services specialist, VISTA, students, interns, and any other WTCGVOS staff;
  2. Provide guidance as necessary to clinical staff across the Veteran Services Partnership;
  3. Respond to and manage crisis situations involving Veterans, military, and family members.
  4. Generate and issue quarterly, monthly, and grant period participant data and financial status reports to designated funders and required; 
  5. Maintain an open line of communication with grant administration staff regarding any program-related concerns, to include those involving staffing, service delivery, technical assistance, data collection, and training; 
  6. Maintain open lines of communication with members of the Veteran Services Partnership and other community stakeholders as necessary;
  7. Developing and training the Veteran Services Partnership to use an accurate system to track participants served;
  8. Engage in recruitment for and regularly attend meetings of the Veteran Advisory Council;
  9. Organize and/or conduct trainings for administrative and clinical staff that address evidence-based practices and military cultural competence necessary to provide effective, transformative services to the veteran population and their natural supports;
  10. Develop and revise as necessary policies and procedures, forms, and other written products related to operations of the Veteran Services Program;
  11. Ensures the provision of community education, marketing, and outreach related to Veteran Outreach Services across the service area;
  12. Identifies Veteran related needs and gaps within the community and ensures these needs are addressed;
  13. Identifies and coordinates necessary Veteran pertinent training for WTCG staff and other members of the Veteran Services Partnership;
  14. Ensures sustainability of the Veteran Services Program, to include fundraising, crafting of grant proposals, and other development activities;
  15. Serve as the primary liaison to, engage in recruitment for, and regularly attend meetings of the Veteran Advisory Council; and
  16. Ensure outcome measures and satisfaction surveys are collected and analyzed.


Posted 8/1/2018

American Kidney Center of Madison (Indiana), Renal Social Worker (M.S.W)
Part-Time/Full-Time Position 
Contact Information:  (812-747-9472) or (502-584-3338)

419 Clifty Drive, Madison Indiana 47250 OR 721 South Preston Street, Louisville KY 40203


Essential Duties: (60% of performance rating)

  1.  Facilitate individual therapy for both home and in-center dialysis patients in an effort to guide them through their grief and adjustment to Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), and renal replacement therapy.
  2.  Facility family counseling for AKC patients and their families as appropriate.
  3. Assist patients and families in understanding CKD and ESRD and the effects it has on quality of life.
  4. Includes MD, Dietician, and RN as an integral part of the treatment process. Assists patient and family in working effectively with entire treatment team.
  5. Completes in a timely fashion all documentation necessary to provide effective therapy, to meet agency standards, and to meet billing guidelines.
  6. Collaborates with treatment team in initial assessing and planning, as well as for ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the needs of the patient.
  7. Provides clinical input and recommendations to the treatment team. (Clinical input in this context is defined as follows: the professional application of social work theory and methods to the treatment and prevention of psychosocial dysfunction, disability, or impairment, including emotional and mental disorders. It is based on knowledge of one or more theories of human development within a psychosocial context. Clinical social work includes interventions directed to interpersonal interactions, intrapsychic dynamics, and life-support and management issues.
  8. Works with other members of the treatment team as needed to develop crisis intervention strategies and interventions for unstable patients.
  9. Participates in Quality Assessment Performance Improvement (QAPI) meetings on a monthly basis.
  10. Responsible for administering Kidney Disease Quality of Life Assessment (KDQOL) on dialysis patient at least once a year and interpreting assessment using a clinical social work approach.
  11. Explores and develops family and community resources; maintains working relationship with various professionals, agencies, and volunteer organizations. Assists with applications for services and follow up referrals.
  12. Provides ongoing casework and group work services for patient and family.
  13. 1Assists in transplant evaluation and work-up.
  14. Assists in home training evaluation, work up, and follow up.
  15. Counsel with patients whose transplant has failed on grief and acceptance related to restarting dialysis treatment

Related Duties: (20% of performance rating)

  1.  Provides in-service training for patient care staff and education programs regarding CKD, ESRD and renal replacement therapy for members of the community.
  2. Provides supervision for facility’s primary nurse staff, dietitian, etc., in the area of patient’s psychosocial problems.
  3. Provides for self-development activities such as the reading of appropriate medical and social work literature, attendance at conferences and training programs, and clinical supervision.
  4. Attends and participates in the facility’s patient care planning meetings. Takes a leadership role in the education and implementation of Quality Assessment Performance Improvement (QAPI) processes.
  5. Maintains records to provide social service statistics for reports and authorized research. Prepares appropriate correspondence to agencies, treatment facilities, doctors, patients, etc.
  6. Within departmental parameters, exhibits customer service, decision-making and problem-solving skills. Facilitates other projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1.      Social Worker who-

(1)   Holds a master’s degree in social work with a specialization in clinical practice from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

(2)   Holds a valid license to practice social work specific to employee’s state of employment.

2.      References indicating candidate’s reliability, good work habits, emotional maturity, and ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships.

3.      Knowledge of normal and abnormal human behavior and its relationship to illness and medical treatment.

4.      Ability to relate to wide variety of socio-economic and cultural groups.

5.      Ability to relate to, communicate with, and work with medical staff.

6.      Ability to work in a patient care setting and interest in medical information in general, as worker will be closely involved with patient’s treatment as well as care plan and must closely coordinate his/her work with these plans and the activities or the other team members.

7.      Experience in working with terminal illness and the ability to feel comfortable in working with life and death situations.

8.      Interest and ability in supervision, administration, research, community organization, and education of staff and others. 


Posted 7/26/2018

Centerstone of Kentucky

Social Worker, Full-time, Employee

Come join our team of highly motivated and caring professionals dedicated to delivering care that changes people lives. At Centerstone we focus on career development and go above and beyond to support you in meeting our mission.  We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about a career with Centerstone Kentucky.


  • Performs clinical services including a variety of therapy programs and techniques such as group and individual therapy, family and marital therapy, expressive therapy, crisis intervention and management, psychodrama and problem solving.
  • Maintains and completes service documentation such as psychosocial assessments, case notes, case reviews, court reports, letters, etc., according to prescribed standards.
  • Conducts case reviews and determines current and future treatment and treatment planning, including after-care plans for clients completing treatment, based upon quantitative results and professional opinion of client progress.
  • Consults and collaborates with external agents including CHR, school officials, family members, physicians, and other health agencies, regarding organization's programs and client needs and conditions.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings, treatment planning meetings, case conferences, and clinical seminars providing information relating to program administration and development.
  • Writes correspondence on behalf of clients and their families such as court reports, letters of recommendation, etc.
  • Conducts case presentations and consultations with other agencies regarding programs and services offered.
  • Conducts emergency evaluations of high-risk clients to determine level of treatment indicated and arranges for hospitalization, as needed.
  • As needed, assists supervisor or division director with development and coordination of clinical programs.
  • Formulates clinical diagnosis for both mental health and substance abuse.
  • Formulates a clinical treatment plan to be followed for interventions.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Master's degree in Social Work.
  • CSW, with social work board-approved LCSW supervisor.
  • Compliance with Kentucky social work board’s statutes and regulations on clinical practice.
  • Basic knowledge of mental and physical characteristics of applicable population (e.g., growth and development and range of treatment needed), psychotherapy, human behavior, and related issues and community resources and SCS services.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to handle case load with varying levels of client disability and need. 
  • Reliable transportation for frequent travel between work sites.
, Talent Acquisition Business Partner

Posted 7/23/2018


POSITION TITLE: Staff Therapist,Licensed: Master’s or Doctoral level Clinician


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:    A staff therapist provides individual, group, couple, and family therapy.  He or she participates as a clinical staff team member, shares in staffing and case conferences, performs necessary administrative tasks, and participates in Center community relations. Provides preventive health care via teaching, education groups, consultation, and community relations as determined by the Clinical Director and Executive Director.


  1. Graduation from an accredited college, university, or seminary with a master's or doctoral degree in pastoral counseling, profession counseling, psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, or equivalent.
  1. Clinician must hold and maintain an active license in their corresponding professional discipline to practice in the State of Kentucky. Clinician must also hold an active membership in their corresponding professional association (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), American Counseling Association (ACA), Academy of Clinical Social Workers (ACSW), the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA) American Psychological Association (APA) etc. Preferred Medicare credentialed.
  1. Clinical experience and knowledge in substance abuse/addiction treatment is helpful.
  1. Ability to perform self-evaluation, and verbalize competencies and limitations with accuracy.
  1. Mastery of a coherent theory and practice of therapy.
  1. Ability to use the language and methodology of differential diagnosis and familiarity with the contributions of various diagnostic tests.
  1. Ability to assess a client's therapeutic needs, to establish a therapeutic relationship, and to conduct, complete, terminate, and evaluate that therapy.
  1. Ability to relate the contributions of various disciplines to the therapeutic task and to make appropriate use of inter-professional collaboration.
  1. Ability to integrate religious commitment and therapy practices.
  1. Ability to work effectively with religious leaders, congregations, and other community sponsors and resource persons.
  1. Ability to help clients deal with theological issues utilizing religious resources within their own belief system.
  1. Understanding of the dynamics of religious experience and the implications for pastoral psychotherapy.
  1. A willingness to think theologically about the therapeutic task and the relation of therapy to the total task of the religious community.
  1. Ability and willingness to develop and cultivate his/her own caseload by representing the Center in the community and relating to referral sources.
  1. Participation in a sponsoring or affiliated religious congregation or tradition.
  1. Knowledge of community resources.


Kilgore Samaritan Counseling Center

P.O. Box 6728

Louisville, KY 40206

502.327.4622 ext. 15


Posted 7/19/2018

Social Work Related Job Opportunities

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

Posted 7/17/2018

Behavioral Clinician
Brighter Hope Center for ABA and Children's Therapies
Crestwood, KY

Brighter Hope is looking for highly qualified full time Behavioral Clinician to join our team!

What we Do :

At Brighter Hope, our team of dedicated professionals provide one on one behavior therapy to individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder and related developmental disabilities, based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. Our team is dedicated to working with children and young adults to reduce challenging behaviors and build the skills necessary to increase independence and live a meaningful life. We educate and empower caregivers by teaching skills and providing the training necessary for parents to carry over therapy techniques and the principles of ABA into their home environment. Our Mission is to provide client-centered and evidence based treatment to individuals with autism spectrum disorder and developmental disabilities to address socially significant behaviors and improve quality of life. Brighter Hope provides ongoing training to employees and opportunities for personal and professional development.

What we are looking for:

Our Behavioral Clinicians provide one on one therapy to children with developmental disabilities, including autism, in a clinical, community, and home-based setting. As a Behavior Clinician, you will be responsible for implementing behavior programming to clients under the supervision of a licensed BCBA. Brighter Hope is open 5 days a week, Monday-Friday, from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. This position may require evening work and will offer a flex schedule.

We are interested in applicants who possess the following qualities:

  • Individuals who have knowledge and/or experience in implementing behavior analytic procedures.
  • Individuals who have a desire to work with children
  • Individuals who have experience working with children with autism and developmental disabilities
  • Individuals interested in ongoing professional and development opportunities

Job Applicants:

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have a Master’s degree from an accredited university with at least one course in behavioral science
  • One year of experience in behavioral programing
  • Must have experience working with individuals with autism and developmental disabilities
  • Must possess the ability to establish rapport with clients and their families
  • Must be willing to work with individuals who engage in challenging behaviors such as physical aggression, verbal aggression, property destruction, and self-injurious behaviors
  • Must have reliable transportation and auto insurance and be willing to transport clients and drive to clients' homes and/or other community settings
  • Must be willing to sit for extended periods of time, kneel, run around, and lift up to 40 lbs
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize activities
  • Must be highly organized
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Must possess excellent time-management skills
  • Must be energetic, enthusiastic, and maintain professionalism at all times
  • Must be responsive to feedback
  • Must be willing to collaborate with other professional members of the Brighter Hope team and the client’s care team
  • Must be able to pass a state and federal criminal background check and complete
  • CPR/First Aid Training and Crisis Training within 30 days of hire.

Responses to the job posting can be sent directly to our clinical director:  



Posted 7/16/2018

Social Services Director-Christian Health Center

920 South 4th Street

Louisville, KY 40203

Full Job Description:

The Social Services Dir (SSD) is responsible for coordination of the resident’s stay in the nursing facility. The SSD will act as the main point of contact for the resident and family to answer questions, coordinate care conferences, schedule appointments, arrange transportation, coordinate ancillary services, complete assessments, and is the administrative liaison for issues dealing with APS, guardianship, and home health coordination.  The SSD will perform all duties while maintaining compliance with all applicable laws, regulatory and organizational standards.

  • Whether full or part-time, or seasonal/contract position: Full Time
  • Eligibility Requirements: 
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Soc Work or equivalent human services field
    • Required Experience: 2 years’ experience in an acute or post-acute setting with daily patient/resident/family interaction assisting with the coordination of care and services     
    • Preferred Experience: Gained through experience - Working knowledge of regulatory requirements in long-term care as they relate to care coordination and MDS completion, as well as the ability to recognize possible abuse, neglect, or exploitation of the elderly.

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

- Human Resources

Phone Number: 502-583-6533

920 South 4th Street

Louisville, KY 40203

Posted 7/11/2018


Director of Social Services

Salary:  Starting at $47,000 annual


  • Bachelor's Degree in Social work or related field
  •  required One year of supervised social work experience in a health care setting, working directly with patients and families
  • Documents progress and creates integrated, person-centered care plan based on strengths and preferences of the resident.
  • Periodically evaluates the care plan for effectiveness of interventions; updates care plans as needed Works with Executive Director and Director of Nursing to determine root cause of complaints/concerns and develop ethical solutions.
  • Responsible for timely completion of psychosocial assessments, relevant MDS sections and CAA’s Working with the resident, family/significant others and other team members to outline resident goals of stay upon admission, plans to meet those goals and discharge planning with the resident and/or family members.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

Bridgette Todd  (502) 499.9383

Posted 7/11/2018

The Center for Women and Families

Director of Crisis Response

Full-time, salary, exempt

TO APPLY:  Please go to https://www.thecenteronline.org/about-cfw/employment/


Provide oversight and direction for the operations of the Center’s 24/7 crisis line, Metro United Way 2-1-1 line, and Crisis Intervention Advocates.


  • Guide the reviewing, interviewing and hiring, and orientation training of new staff in compliance with Center policy and procedure.
  • Provide regular individual supervision for Supervisor of Crisis Response and facilitate monthly team meetings and group supervision.
  • Schedule and provide structured quality assurance sessions to Crisis Intervention Advocates, Trainers, Shift Leads, and PRNs.
  • Lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of 24/7 crisis line services and procedures. Ensure that crisis intervention efforts work towards reducing client’s risk factors, increasing their protective factors, and mitigating the effects of trauma. Regularly examine data and outcomes of both crisis line and 2-1-1 initiatives.
  • Work in collaboration with other Director’s to integrate 24/7 crisis line operations and shelter support of both emergency shelter campuses.
  • Create and maintain Crisis Response and PRN weekly schedules. Ensure coverage at all times.
  • Ensure crisis line service delivery and policy/procedures are in line with Trauma Informed Care.
  • Support Supervisor of Crisis Response in delivering up-to-date staff performance evaluations. Deliver corrective action if needed.
  • Provide conflict resolution to Crisis Intervention Advocates as necessary.
  •  Participate in Center Leadership initiatives, meetings and committees, and participate in and lead trainings as assigned.
  • Participate in on-call rotation as scheduled.
  • Successfully complete KCADV Level I certification within first year of CWF employment and maintain certification for duration of employment with CWF.
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION: A Bachelor’s degree is required.
CERTIFICATIONS: Per 920 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 2:010, the following applies:

  • 40 hours training on Rape and Sexual Abuse to be completed within 90 days (3 months) of employment
  • 8 hours (of the 40 hours) must be completed prior to direct client contact
  • 12 hours of continued education (CE) over a two year period, 6 hours must include Rape/Sexual Abuse topics and 6 hours of Domestic Violence topics.
  • CPR/First Aid certification required within first year of employment and kept current thereafter.
  • Must be certified in Universal Precautions/Bloodborne Pathogens within first 30 days of employment and keep current thereafter.

SKILLS:Crisis intervention, good judgment and problem solving, good verbal and written communication, organizational skills, assertiveness, conflict resolution. Fluency in languages other than English and cultural knowledge are a plus.


  • Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain a driving record that meets CWF automobile insurance requirements
  • Must pass criminal background and motor vehicle check, post-contingent of offer of employment.


Posted 6/27/2018

Astra Behavioral Health

Clinical Social Worker, Full-time position

Position Summary: Provides direct behavioral health care counseling and diagnosing for clients of all ages and those with substance abuse issues.  This position will primarily offer therapy in the clinic and school settings to elementary and middle school aged children.  This position requires a strong candidate who can work independently.

Education : Graduate from an accredited school of social work. 

Experience : Experience working with individuals and families who experience various mental, behavioral, and substance abuse conditions.

Licensure/Certifications : Licensed independent practitioner graduating with a Masters in Social Work and credentialed by appropriate board.

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


Please email resume to

1013 Granite Drive

Bardstown, KY 40004

Phone (502) 233-9696  Fax (502) 373-1648