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Job Opportunities:   July 31, 2014

 

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Attach and Email Resume Clinician - Outreach - Full-time Exempt - FAMILYConnections is seeking a Clinician for the Outreach Program, which includes both the Adolescent Crisis Intervention Program and the Foster Care Support Services Program.  With a caseload of 8-10 clients between the two programs, the Clinician will provide in-home counseling and stabilization services for children and families involved in both programs.  The Clinician will provide individual therapy as well as family therapy for children and families involved with the FAMILYConnections Outreach Programs.  The Clinician will ensure that treatment plans and goals are being met for each child and family through various modalities, with an emphasis on trauma treatment.  The Clinician will interact within the Outreach team through team meetings, clinical consultations and participate in a QA subcommittee.
Required: Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling or Comparable; LSW, LCSW, LAC, LPC or Comparable. 
Desired: Bilingual; Experience in trauma informed care; Knowledge/experience of NJ DCP&P system.
Hours: Dependent on client need
(Requisition 20140721)
Attach and Email Resume Co-Occurring Clinician - Strong Fathers Program - Full-time Exempt -FAMILYConnections is seeking a dynamic full-time licensed Clinician for the Strong Fathers Intensive Outpatient Program to provide co-occurring, trauma informed treatment to fathers involved with DCP&P.  Delivering co-occurring substance abuse and mental health treatment, this position will be responsible for conducting comprehensive psychosocial assessments and providing individual, group, and family therapy.  The Clinician will be responsible for conducting treatment planning, discharge planning, and providing case management as needed.  The Co-Occurring Clinician will be required to maintain thorough documentation in the electronic health record system.  This position is part of an integrated team of mental health and substance abuse providers and must be a team player.  The successful candidate should have experience collaborating with the Department of Child Protection and Permanency. Ideally, the Co-Occurring Clinician should be trained in the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency Model (ARC).
Required: LAC or LSW; Experience working with adults in the mental health and substance abuse field; Experience facilitating process oriented groups; Proficient computer skills.
Desired: LCSW or LPC, Bi-Lingual - English/Spanish or English/Creole; Experience using electronic health records.
Hours: Monday 10:00am-6:00pm, Tuesday 11:00am-7:00pm, Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00pm-8:00pm, Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
(Requisition #20140625)
Attach and Email Resume Bi-Lingual Receptionist/Administrative Assistant - Outpatient - Full-Time Non-Exempt - FAMILYConnections is seeking a Bi-lingual Receptionist/Administrative Assistant to provide general office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks.  The Bi-lingual Receptionist/Administrative Assistant will be responsible for answering incoming calls, directing calls to appropriate associates, mail distribution, flow of correspondence, requisition of supplies as well as additional clerical duties for the Outpatient Mental Health Program.  Additional responsibilities include: Answer all incoming calls and handle caller’s inquiries whenever possible; Greet, assist and/or direct visitors; Checking-in and statusing clients in electronic medical records system; Provide clients with appropriate paperwork for Intake; Collects client’s payment for services and maintains payment information; Typing physician’s psychiatric evaluations; Scanning and uploading client documentation into electronic medical records system; Serve as a liaison with state and county government agencies; Manage master schedule including making daily confirmation and reminder calls; Re-schedules missed or cancelled psychiatric appointments.
Required: Bi-lingual (English/Spanish); High School Diploma or equivalent required; One to two years of experience working in a business office; Proven experience delivering excellent customer service at all times; Ability to deal with the public (including children and individuals with psychiatric disorders).
Desired: Bachelor’s degree in human services field.
Hours: Monday through Thursday 12:00pm-8:00pm, Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Directions: Resumes must include salary requirements for consideration.
(Requisition 20140527)
Attach and Email Resume Clinician - Reunity House - Full-time Exempt - FAMILYConnections is seeking a Clinician who will have a caseload of about 15 clients at a time at Reunity House in Essex County providing therapeutic visitation services as well as parenting skills training both individually and in a group modality.  The Reunity House Program incorporates trauma informed models and the Clinician should have experience with the dynamics facing a family involved with child welfare.  Home visits will be made to families following reunification and some of the caseload will include these aftercare visits.  The Clinician will be part of the Reunity House team as well as a larger DCP&P contracted program team.  The Clinician is expected to attend various meetings including team and clinical meetings as well as participate in a QA subcommittee.
Required: Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling or Comparable; LSW, LCSW, LAC, LPC or Comparable. 
Desired: Bilingual; Experience in trauma informed care; Knowledge/experience of NJ DCP&P system.
Hours: Dependent on client need
(Requisition 20140722)
Attach and Email Resume Youth Development Specialist Aide - The Loft SBYSP - Part-time Non-Exempt - FAMILYConnections is seeking a Youth Development Specialist Aide.  Responsibilities include: Interacting with students to facilitate social skill development; assisting in developing and planning events, recreational activities, and cultural trips; supervising and interacting with students in recreational programs; co-facilitating positive prevention groups.
Required: HS Diploma; Proven ability and experience working with adolescents in an urban setting, ideally a high school; Demonstration of cultural competence through an awareness of and sensitivity towards diverse cultural and socioeconomic characteristics; Knowledge of conflict resolution.
Desired: Bachelor's degree
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11:00am-5:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday 2:00pm-5:30pm
(Requisition 20140703)
Attach and Email Resume Director of Programs - Administration - Full-time Exempt - FAMILYConnections is seeking a Director of Programs for our Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient and Partial Care Programs.  Reporting to the COO, the Director of Programs is responsible for the implementation, management, supervision and evaluation of assigned programs.  As a member of the Executive Team, the Director of Programs participates in strategic planning and budgeting initiatives in addition to problem solving.  Hershel works within the guidelines, policies and mission of the organization and will be accountable and responsible for specific projects as assigned.  The Director of Programs is responsible for supervising Program Managers to ensure that all programs are meeting obligations.  This individual will be responsible to transition the mental health and substance abuse cost reimbursement contracts to a fee-for-service model.
Required: LCSW preferred or LPC, and required training certificates for clinical supervision; 5+ years post licensing experience in an administrative supervisory capacity in a mental health and substance abuse setting; Strong clinical skills with knowledge of psychiatric disorders and treatment modalities; Experience managing fee for service programs and billing; Capacity to develop systems to respond to changing program needs and rapidly assess system effectiveness as well as implement modifications; Ability to provide collaboration between programs to ensure seamless continuity of care between programs; Proven effective communication and marketing skills.
Desired: Experience with EHR; Experience with managing staff which includes: caseload management supervision, level of service supervision, clinical supervision, and productivity supervision; Experience in developing and managing program outcomes.
(Requisition # 20140617)
Attach and Email Resume Housing Case Manager - Home Safe - Full-time Non-Exempt - FAMILYConnections is seeking a dynamic Housing Specialist for a new contract with the Department of Children and Families.  The Housing Specialist will be a part of a multidisciplinary team assisting families that have been separated and reunified following child abuse and neglect allegations.  The Housing Specialist will provide constructive advocacy, support and guidance to families participating in this supportive housing setting.  The families served will be involved with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency and face stressors including history of homelessness, substance abuse, mental health concerns, and separation of children due to these stressors.  This position will be responsible for completing a Housing Intake to define the family’s housing goals and initiate the housing search as well as providing housing case management, which includes housing choice, lease signing, financial arrangements and furnishings, followed by ongoing housing stability support.  This support will continue through the time of the pilot, providing in home visit support as needed.  The Housing Specialist should have experience with housing and resources in Essex County and the Department of Child Protection and Permanency.
Required: Personal and/or professional experience and knowledge of the community resources available in Essex County; Related Associates Degree.
Desired: Related Bachelor's Degree; Bi-Lingual English/Spanish or English/Creole.
Hours: Daily schedule will be dependent on client need, 28 hours a week with one of those days being a Saturday.
(Requisition 20140619)
Attach and Email Resume Housing Case Manager - Home Safe - Part-time Non-Exempt - FAMILYConnections is seeking a dynamic Housing Specialist for a new contract with the Department of Children and Families.  The Housing Specialist will be a part of a multidisciplinary team assisting families that have been separated and reunified following child abuse and neglect allegations.  The Housing Specialist will provide constructive advocacy, support and guidance to families participating in this supportive housing setting.  The families served will be involved with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency and face stressors including history of homelessness, substance abuse, mental health concerns, and separation of children due to these stressors.  This position will be responsible for completing a Housing Intake to define the family’s housing goals and initiate the housing search as well as providing housing case management, which includes housing choice, lease signing, financial arrangements and furnishings, followed by ongoing housing stability support.  This support will continue through the time of the pilot, providing in home visit support as needed.  The Housing Specialist should have experience with housing and resources in Essex County and the Department of Child Protection and Permanency.  This position will also focus on the emergent support a family may need related to their family and housing on the weekends.
Required: Personal and/or professional experience and knowledge of the community resources available in Essex County.
Desired: Related Bachelor's Degree; Bi-Lingual English/Spanish or English/Creole.
Hours: Schedule will be dependent on client need.  8 hours a week on Saturday and Sunday.
(Requisition 20140618)
Attach and Email Resume Parent Advocate - Home Safe - Full-time Non-Exempt - FAMILYConnections is seeking a dynamic Parent Advocate for a new contract with the Department of Children and Families.  The Parent Advocate will be a part of a multidisciplinary team assisting families that have been separated and reunified following child abuse and neglect. The Parent Advocate will provide constructive advocacy as well as support and guidance to families participating in this supportive housing setting.  The families served will be involved with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency and face stressors that include a history of homelessness, substance abuse, mental health concerns, and separation of children because of the stressors.  This position will be responsible providing in-home visits as well as co-facilitating groups for parents with the Coordinator/Clinical Case Manager.  The Parent Advocate should have experience personal and/or professional knowledge and experience with the Department of Child Protection and Permanency and be knowledgeable about community resources.
Required: LSW, LAC, or comparable; Experience in trauma informed care; Experience with families involved in DCF; Experience supervising staff.
Desired: Bilingual; LCSW, LPC, LMFT; Trained in trauma informed care;  Knowledge/experience in NJ DCP&P system.
Hours: Daily hours will be dependent on client needs and consist of a 7-hour work day plus and hour for lunch
(Requisition 20140612)
Attach and Email Resume Board Certified Child Psychiatrist - Start Strong - Part-Time - FAMILYConnections is seeking a Board Certified Child Psychiatrist to provide psychiatric services one day a week from 10:00am to 5:00pm, preferably Tuesday, for children in our Start Strong Program.  Start Strong is an intensive 5-day-a-week Therapeutic Nursery serving children ages 2 to 8 years old who have significant emotional and/or behavioral issues.  The program includes creative arts therapies, family support services, and transportation.  Start Strong's goals are for all children to have the confidence in themselves and their abilities; develop strong social skills; learn to identify and regulate their emotions; develop and maintain positive relationships with peers and adults, and learn to problem-solve effectively.
Attach and Email Resume Per Diem Babysitter/Caregiver - Strengthening Families of Essex - Part-time Non-Exempt
Assist with caring for children 5 years old and under who will not be participating in the children's portion of group.  Assist with set-up and clean-up of meals, help with family activity, perform other tasks related to implementing the Strengthening Families of Essex Program (SFOE).  Attend all scheduled mandatory SFOE meetings scheduled by manager/coordinator.
Required: High School Diploma or High School student with babysitter training certification.  Experience interacting with and supervising children.
Preferred: Bilingual English/Spanish
Hours: Monday-Friday 5:30pm-7:30pm (up to 6 hours per week)
(Requisition # 20130912)

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