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Recognized seven years in a row as a Top Workplace in Delaware, we know our employees are our most valuable asset in achieving our mission of helping children facing adversity on their journey to adulthood.
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HOW TO APPLY:
Please send your resume & cover letter clearly identifying the position you are applying for:
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BY MAIL: Human Resources, Children & Families First, 809 N. Washington Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
BY FAX: (855) 295-5339
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONSULTANT
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.
SOCIAL WORKER/COUNSELOR II
Provides intervention for students and families that address the student’s behavior and family issues that impact school performance and social and emotional development. The service will include mental health counseling and risk assessments for students enrolled in middle school. Provide assessment, planning, counseling/therapy, referrals, advocacy, and collateral contacts. The services will include: screening for Mental Health/ Substance Abuse (MH/SA) and for trauma; crisis assessment; clinical interventions; psycho-educational groups; and training and consultation for parents, teachers, and administrators. Establish comprehensive plans for services to ensure student and family needs are met. Conduct school based group counseling/therapy using an evidenced-based model. Provide crisis assessment, clinical interventions, psycho-educational groups and training to school professionals, parents, guardians and family members. Adhere to an evidenced-based social work model, principles and practices. Document all screenings, assessments and consultations in appropriate database. Travel required to attend meetings and training. Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or related degree and licensed (LCSW, LPCMH, LMFT) within one year of hire date, required. Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or related degree with a clinical license (LCSW, LPCMH, LMFT), preferred. Requires experience in determining clinical necessity for mental health services, and provision of behavioral health services for children and families; knowledge and experience in coordinating/collaborating multiple systems of care, preferred. Must have valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier and reliable transportation. One available vacancy within a middle school in Wilmington. Full-time (37.5 hours/week) with benefits.
FAMILY ASSESSMENT INTERVENTION RESPONSE (FAIR)
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.
Responsible for clinical and administrative supervision of Bachelor Level and Master Level Social Workers/Counselors within a home-based and family focused support services program. Ensure fidelity of program model, principles and practices. Prepare and maintain timely documentation, reports and records in accordance with agency, state accreditation, and other requirements. Attend meetings with stakeholders. May carry a small caseload. Back- up staff when needed. Provide after-hours emergency telephone coverage. Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field and clinical license, (LCSW, LPCMH, or LMFT) with clinical experience, required. Previous supervisory experience in Social Work field, preferred. Must have strong written and oral communication skills and a strong working knowledge of computers and applications. Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, required. Must have valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier. Position requires state-wide travel for supervision. Office location to be determined. Full Time (37.5 hrs/week) with benefits.
SOCIAL WORKER/COUNSELOR I (3 POSITIONS)
Investigate all allegations of child abuse, dependency, and neglect. Monitor and assess the safety and well being 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 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. Experience in child welfare, preferred. We have three positions available: one based in Wilmington, covering cases in New Castle County; one position based in Dover, covering cases in New Castle and Kent County; and one position based in Georgetown, covering cases in Kent & Sussex County. Full-time (37.5 hrs/week) with benefits.
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. Correspond by mail and/or telephone with clients. 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 data entry, and/or word processing skills, required. Strong communication and organizational skills also required. Location to be determined. Full-time (37.5 hrs/week) with benefits.
FUNCTIONAL FAMILY THERAPY
Provide clinical and administrative state-wide supervision of program staff. Implement program operations through policies and procedures, goals and objectives. Ensure direct service and program compliance with agency standards and procedures, contract funding and accreditation standards. Testify at court hearings as necessary. Ensure timely submission of all regular or required reports. Coordinate case referrals/intakes and assignments. Provide after-hours agency emergency telephone coverage on a rotation basis. Office location to be determined, however, selected candidate will be required to travel throughout the state for supervision, meetings, training and other work-related matters. MSW or Master’s degree in counseling or a Social Science or equivalent experience, required. Clinical license eligibility (LCSW, LPCHM, LMFT), required. Licensed (LCSW, LPCMH, LMFT), preferred. Advanced clinical background within community based therapy, required. Experience working with families and adolescents, required. Previous supervisory experience also required. Training and experience implementing the Functional Family Therapy model, preferred. Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, required. Must have valid driver’s license which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier. Full-time (37.5 hrs/week) with benefits.
SEAFORD HOUSE THERAPEUTIC RESIDENCE
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.