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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONSULTANT PROGRAM
The Behavioral Health Consultant Program is a year-round program providing brief mental health screening and individual, group and family mental health counseling services in middle school settings across the state of Delaware.
Utilizes computerized data entry equipment and various word processing, spreadsheet and file maintenance programs to enter, store and/or retrieve information as requested or otherwise necessary, and summarizes data in preparation of standardized reports. Inputs data in a timely and accurate manner; compiles or assists in the compilation of statistical information for special reports. Maintain files and department records. Support data management, including management of data sets, creation and management of Excel spreadsheets. High school diploma or general education degree (GED); minimum of two years previous experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, required. Strong knowledge/experience with Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel and accurate typing and/or word processing skills, required. Strong communication and organizational skills also required. Must have valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier and reliable transportation. Part-time (18.75 hours/week), salaried employee with some benefits. Location to be determined.
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER
The Chief Strategy Officer is responsible for the management of the agency’s strategic initiatives, including Development, Grant-writing, Government Relations, Performance & Quality Improvement (PQI) including Outcomes and associated systems, Risk Management, Policy Development, and Accreditation. This position is a member of the agency Management Team and acts as the Chief Compliance Officer. Work with the CEO and Board to develop the agency Strategic Plan, and ensure implementation of goals/objectives identified. In partnership with the CEO and Board, provide leadership on state, local, and federal government relations activities. Provide leadership and oversight of agency Development activities, including individual fundraising, special events, and PR/Marketing. Provide leadership and oversight of agency grant-writing and reporting. Develop, manage and oversee the evolution and improvement of the Agency’s Performance Quality Improvement measurements and Compliance activities. Provide staff support for Board committees as appropriate. Manage and oversee the development, implementation and maintenance of agency procedures related to compliance, including defining organizational objectives that incorporate licensing, accreditation and other standards. Coordinate accreditation activities/responses. Provide for training to staff on compliance-related topics. Manage the internal reporting systems to identify compliance concerns/matters that may require follow-up and/or investigation. Leverage strong, effective relationships within CFF to foster a culture of ethical awareness and dedication to continuous improvement. Manage and coordinate the Agency’s incident review process. Develop external contacts and participate in professional organizations. Bachelor’s Degree in business, human services or related field required. Master’s Degree in business, organizational development or human services desirable. Legal background and/or consulting/research experience or an equivalent combination of education, background and experience desirable. Requires demonstrated leadership experience and management skills, and knowledge of and/or experience with outcomes, HIPAA, policies relating to confidentiality and ethics as well as Performance Quality Improvement. Knowledge of and/or experience with Development, grant-writing, and marketing with excellent writing skills, required. Requires strong communication, collaborative, analytical, problem-solving, and strategic skills. Must be a motivated, self-starter with the ability to appropriately prioritize issues and allocate resources. Strong knowledge and expertise with databases also required. Must have valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier and reliable transportation. Full-time (37.5 hours/week) with benefits. Location of the position to be determined.
Provide quality improvement technical assistance strategies to the early childhood and school age childcare community as part of the Delaware Stars program through the implementation of resources, strategies, and feedback. Manage a caseload of assigned early care and education and/or school-age care programs, providing on-site and off-site technical assistance. Work closely with programs to facilitate the setting of specific quality improvement goals and action plans. Implements strategies (e.g. Motivational Interviewing, mentoring, coaching) and utilizes approved resources to promote effective practice and assist programs in reaching goals. Knowledge and/or experience in center-based care, family childcare and school age care required. Familiarity of Office of Childcare Licensing regulations, DE Stars standards and Environment Rating Scales, required. Strong understanding of best practice and developmentally appropriate practices as they relate to early care and education environments, required. Knowledge and/or experience in specific areas such as motivational interviewing, consultative framework, and stages of change, desirable. Also, knowledge and/or experience in Department of Education approved early childhood curricula and assessment tools, Early Childhood Education administration and school age programming, desirable. Must have strong interpersonal skills, understanding of the adult learner, excellent written/ verbal communication and organizational skills with ability to work independently. Must have valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier and reliable transportation. One position, working with centers in Kent & Sussex Counties. State-wide travel required. Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related discipline, with experience in the field, required; Master’s degree with experience in the field, preferred. Full-time (37.5/hours per week) with benefits.
The Family Assessment Intervention and Response Program involves community-based case work with families referred by child welfare to assess for safety and provide resources to children and their families.
SOCIAL WORKER/COUNSELOR I
Investigate all allegations of child abuse, dependency, and neglect. Monitor and assess the safety and welling of all the children in the home. Refer Family to community-based services if warranted. Adhere to fidelity of program model, principles and practices. Maintain an assigned caseload. Maintain timely documentation in agency database system (ie. assessments, service plans, safety plans, case notes, discharge plans) and other required records in accordance with agency, state accreditation, and other requirements, policies, and procedures. Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings, required. Must have strong written and oral communication skills and a strong working knowledge of computers and applications. Travel primarily within the county/counties assigned, but some statewide travel is required as needed. Must have valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier and reliable transportation. Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field, required. Two positions, one based in Wilmington, covering cases in New Castle County and another based in Georgetown, covering cases in Sussex County.
FUNCTIONAL FAMILY THERAPY
SOCIAL WORKER/COUNSELOR II
Seeking two Master’s Level Social Worker/Counselors to provide intensive, evidence-based model of therapy for families with children ages five years to adolescents. Therapeutic services are provided primarily in the family’s home and community; minimal sessions are conducted in the office setting. Individual and some group therapy work. Comfort in conducting family therapy in the home/community is required. Experience in working with families and children preferred.Functional Family Therapy training utilizing an evidence-based treatment model will be provided; a commitment to learning and implementing the model is required. Comfort level with home visits and experience with home visiting, required. Strong interpersonal, verbal/written communication skills, required. Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings, required. Requires flexibility in schedule, with the ability to work evenings and some weekends in order to work around family schedules. Must have a valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier and reliable transportation. Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or related discipline required. License eligibility is required. Current license is desired One position based in Georgetown, serving families within Kent & Sussex County. with some statewide travel required as needed. Full-time (37.5 hours/week) with benefits.
SEAFORD HOUSE THERAPEUTIC RESIDENCE
FOOD SERVICE SPECIALIST
Therapeutic Residence for Youth ages 11-18 years of age is seeking a food service specialist to prepare and provide meals to the children. The position is responsible for all meal preparation, shopping, and coordinating of menus and organizing and rotating food. Prepare all meals ensuring all meals are nutritionally balanced. Work with dietitian for menu planning. Maintain the inventory of all food and household supplies. Receive and maintain certification in safe food handling. Teach food preparation living skills to residents once weekly. Store leftovers in a safe and efficient manner. Organize the kitchen to ensure safety and efficiency. Clean up after meals. High school diploma or general education degree (GED); previous experience in food services preferred. Ability to respond appropriately to the cultural differences present among the agency’s population. Must have valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier. Part-time, hourly position. No benefits. Work up to 28 hours/week. Hours are flexible, primarily working from 12:00 PM-6:00 PM Monday-Friday.
YOUTH ADVOCATE ASSISTANTS
These positions are responsible for guiding the residents through the daily routine. Includes monitoring the shift period for behavior and/or sleep patterns; documentation and record keeping; preparing meals; and supervising clients in recreational therapy. Must have valid driver’s license. which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier. Associate's Degree in Human Services or related field with one year of related work experience is desired; however, an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Seaford House operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Part-time, hourly positions available for day, evening, overnight and weekend shifts.