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Recognized nine 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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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.



Provide 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. Full-time with benefits.  Available vacancy within a school  in New Castle County.  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.  Full-time with benefits.



Work involves both Foster Care and Adoption Case work. Provide family assessment, and direct service work with children in foster care.  Provide planning, counseling/therapy, referrals, advocacy and other services to birth families, resource parents and children/youth that have joined resource families. Prepare and maintain timely documentation and records in accordance with agency, state accreditation, and other requirements, policies, and procedures. Testify at court hearings as necessary.  Must have strong written and oral communication skills and a strong working knowledge of computers and applications.    Case coverage in New Castle County with some state-wide travel, required.   Must have valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier. Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related discipline, required. Master’s degree in Social Work or related discipline, preferred. Experience in foster care and/or adoption, preferred.  Part-time hourly, no benefits. 



Assists with the administration, coordination and maintenance of the Human Resources function. May review, track, and document compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory training, continuing education, and work assessments. Recruits, interviews, and facilitates the hiring of qualified job applicants for open positions. Conducts or acquires background checks and employee eligibility verification. May perform routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development. Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance. Monitor compliance with federal and state (Delaware) employment laws as well as compliance with contract, licensing, and accreditation standards.  Ensure timely submission of all regular and required reports.  Establish and maintain professional relationships within the agency and with HR brokers, vendors etc.  Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Human Resources or an applicable major; and/or a minimum of  three years related experience in a business environment with a solid background in wage and hour law, employee relations, loss prevention, and salary/benefit administration and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and/or minimum five years’ experience. Requires strong oral and written communication skills; strong organizational and time management skills; proficiency with office technology and software; ability to work independently and accurately and strong interpersonal skills.  Must have valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier and reliable transportation.   Full-time with benefits.




Maintain computerized, double-entry modified accrual accounting system. Responsible for processing Accounts Payable. Receives and verifies expense reports; reconciles expense and other financial reports with account balances and other office records. Facilitates payment of vendors, which may include verification of federal ID numbers, reviewing purchase orders, and resolving discrepancies. Ensures outstanding obligations are credited upon payment, identifies discount opportunities, and issues purchase order amendments or stop-payment orders as needed.  Assists with accounting records and ledgers by reconciling monthly statements and transactions.   Also assists with processing of bi-weekly payroll, and all employee file maintenance, including employee file maintenance for payroll, 401K maintenance, and all program allocation changes. Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field, with experience performing accountant duties or equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires advanced manual and automated accounting skills.  Minimum of three years’ experience performing accounting or booking keeping duties with at least six months of experience in payroll, preferred.  Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.  Advanced Excel and accounting software skills, required. Must have valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier and reliable transportation.   Full-time with benefits.


Therapeutic Foster Group Home for Adolescents in Seaford Delaware


Provide therapeutic education, social skills, and art activity services to youth ages 11 through 17 in a group home setting in Seaford.  Requires excellent clinical skills in group work, with an ability to adapt to the needs of at risk adolescents with emotional or behavioral challenges.  The Expressive Arts Therapists are responsible for providing age and developmentally appropriate therapy groups, clinical documentation, and establishing behavioral treatment goals. Knowledge of group leadership skills, age specific growth and development, crisis and behavior management, preferred. Knowledge of trauma informed care and the recovery model, a plus.   Requires a Master’s Degree and related certification in, Art Therapy, with experience working with a mental health population.  Part-time, no benefits, up to 9 hours per week. 


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. High School or GED with experience working with adolescents required.  Associate's Degree in Human Services or related field with one year of related work experience is desired.  Seaford House operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.   Part-time, hourly positions available for day, evening, overnight and weekend shifts.