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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.    Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or related degree and licensed (LCSW, LPCMH, LMFT) within one year of hire date, required.   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. Available vacancies within schools  in New Castle  and Kent County. 



This position is part of CFF’s Red Clay Community Schools (RCCS) team at Shortlidge Academy and Warner Elementary in Wilmington.  The Service Navigator will provide resource connection assistance to school families at the school site and work with the Shortlidge-Warner Achievement Zone team and Children & Families First to support the Community Schools goals of advancing student success and building strong families through healthy, supportive relationships between the student’s home, school and community. Directly screen and assess client needs following program protocols, including, but not limited to analyzing presenting problems to determine service needs.  Provide individualized client support to school families by helping each family address their barriers and needs. Work closely with Community Schools staff to assist with the development of Achievement Plans for identified families. Also work with the School Administration and Red Clay Community Schools team to track critical data in order to measure project outcomes.  Bachelor’s degree with experience in related field, required.  Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, good organizational skills, and the ability to work as a team member, required.   Familiarity within the community in which the families are served, preferred. Work location is at Shortlidge Academy, Wilmington  Full-time with benefits. 


Responsible for administrative and management of a Community Schools site and supervision of program staff. Responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing strategies for multi-disciplinary team to support the success of the community schools initiative. Provide program site services including: assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, and advocacy to meet school and community needs. Plan and facilitate community schools offerings for students, parents, and community members.  Budgeting and fiscal accountability.   Implement program operations through policies and procedures, goals and objectives.  Lead multi-disciplinary team implementation of evidence- based best and promising practices.  Maintain a flexible schedule, including some evenings and some weekends to accommodate school and community needs. Prepare and maintain timely documentation, reports and records in accordance with agency, state accreditation, and other requirements.   Must have strong written and oral communication skills and a strong working knowledge of computers and applications.  Must have valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier. Position based at Stubbs Elementary School.   Bachelor’s Degree in human service field required with experience, required; Master’s Degree desirable. Previous supervisory experience and strong knowledge base in program areas, desirable.   Full Time (37.5 hours/week) with benefits.




Responsible for agency accounting, general financial activities, and smooth functioning of finance department.   Maintain computerized, double-entry modified accrual accounting system. Genera te monthly and financial statements and prepare reports as assigned. Coordinate contribution entries and account transfers. Verify AP, AR, and GL entries are posted in compliance with the agency’s annual budget. Maintains computerized documented system of accounting policies and procedures; implements a system of controls over accounting transactions to minimize risk. Oversees the production of periodic financial reports; ensures that the reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards.  Input financial data including, but not limited to month ending journal entries, payroll entries, AP/AR adjustments/correction. Recommends benchmarks that will be used to measure the company’s performance. Produces the annual budget and forecasts; reports significant budget differences to management. Provides financial analysis, with emphasis on capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations. Works with external auditors and provides needed information for the annual audit. Files quarterly and annual reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal government requirements. Track and monitor agency’s temporary and permanently restricted funds.  Coordinate annual audits (agency, pension, 401(k)) as required. Maintain financial records in compliance with agency’s document retention and destruction policies. Maintain payroll records and reports as assigned. Supervise staff as assigned.   Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration required.     Minimum three years’ experience as a full-charge bookkeeper.  Advanced manual and automated accounting skills. Advanced skills in Lotus and accounting software. 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.