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Employment Opportunities

The School of Social Work not only aims to educate its students with the best and latest practices, but we hope to aid our alumni and recent graduates gain employment in the social work field. Below is a list of the latest jobs available in the social work field both locally and across the nation. The list is updated as now jobs become available. Please do not contact the school for information about a particular job; instead, contact the organization listing the job with any questions you may have. Good luck in your job search!

If you are an organization wishing to post your job with the Tulane School of Social Work, please complete and return the TSSW Job Posting Application via fax to (504) 862-8727 or e-mail Joseph Halm with the details. Postings are listed for one month and can be extended at the request of the employing agency.

Job Listings

Research Intern: The Policy & Research Group

Job Title: Research Intern (full-time, temporary, 6-month position)

The Policy & Research Group (PRG), based in New Orleans, specializes in research and evaluation of public policy and programs. We apply high-quality social science methodology to study a broad range of areas, including: education, public health, child welfare, work and income, housing, and adolescent risk reduction. PRG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. PRG operates a casual work environment that is both professionally and intellectually demanding. See www.policyandresearch.com for more information.

This position is a full-time temporary position lasting from June to November 2017. As a temporary position, the person hired will not receive the benefits offered to full-time employees such as paid time off and medical and dental benefits. Pending funding, it is possible that this may become a permanent full-time position.

The person hired will assist with a number of on-going research projects, including the Freshmen Focus Study, a federally-funded study of a peer-to-peer mentoring intervention designed to improve educational outcomes and reduce teen pregnancy and related risk behaviors in 9th graders. PRG is conducting a randomized control trial (RCT) to test the efficacy of this intervention at multiple high schools in New York City and North Carolina. The study requires the administration of questionnaires to participants at enrollment (start of 9th grade school year) and two follow-up data collection points (start of 10th and 11th grade school years). This position will require some out-of-state travel to both New York City and North Carolina. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.

 

Qualifications:

•    0-1 year experience
•    B.A./B.S. required
•    Strong interest in conducting high-quality research
•    Strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail
•    Comfortable talking and working with adolescents
•    Excellent communication skills and computer skills, including Word and Excel
•    Commitment to PRG’s mission: To improve the potential of people through scientifically rigorous research and evaluation that benefits our clients and influences policy
•    Reliable and consistent transportation required
•    Ability to work a flexible schedule; some evening and weekend hours will be required

 

Duties:

•    Provide assistance and support for PRG evaluation and research projects
•    Assist with the coordination of and preparation for data collection
•    Organize, maintain, and manage follow-up data collection materials and incentives
•    Implement participant tracking system
•    Maintain contact with all study participants while they are enrolled in the study
•    Assist with on-site data collections, including contacting and meeting with study participants to coordinate and collect follow-up data
•    Maintain high participant follow-up questionnaire completion rates
•    Conduct data entry and quality assurance checks
•    Provide assistance and support for PRG Research Analysts
•    General administrative duties to support the project such as photocopying, filing, organizing, making phone calls, scheduling meetings, preparing documents

 

Starting Wage: $15.00/hour 

Hours: This is a full-time position. Some evening and weekend hours will be required. 

Location: This position will be based in PRG’s New Orleans office at 8434 Oak Street. 

 

To Apply: 
Please email a cover letter, resume, unofficial college transcripts, and three references to jordan@policyandresearch.com.
Please make sure to include “PRG Research Intern” in the email subject line. Please submit your materials as soon as possible - the search will remain open until we find the right candidate. The anticipated start date is early June. 

Social Worker Position: Permanent Supportive Housing // Mental Health Rehabilitation

Position Title: Social Worker

PROGRAM: Permanent Supportive Housing / Mental Health Rehabilitation

POSITION SUMMARY: Provides home and community-based mental health rehabilitation services including assessment, referral, psychoeducation, service planning, and care coordination to CC clients with a focus on increasing housing stability, community integration, relationship building, increasing healthy coping skills & self-management, and adherence to medical and behavioral health treatment plans.  Works as a part of an interdisciplinary team with CrescentCare and/or community providers. Maintains a close working relationship with direct supervisor and program manager, participates in active supervision and remains receptive to feedback on professional development to support high quality service provision.

 

AGENCY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS 

·         Maintain high level of professionalism and ensure confidentiality.

·         Treat clients, staff, volunteers, board members, etc., with dignity and respect.

·         Offer assistance to co-workers as needed. 

·         Demonstrate initiative by actively participating in the resolution of problems.

·         Ask for assistance when learning new information or job duties.

·         Take all necessary measures to properly use and maintain supplies and equipment.

·         Respect the rights of co-workers to a productive workplace.

 

COMPLIANCE & QUALITY ASSURANCE STANDARDS

·         Requires cooperation with the Agency’s Quality Assurance and Improvement Program. Includes actively participating in all required trainings, and in creating a culture of quality improvement. Cooperation with the quality program will be considered for performance reviews.  

·         Requires cooperation with the Agency’s Compliance Practices. Includes immediately reporting issues, actively participating in required trainings, following HIPAA regulations, and assisting in creating a culture of compliance. Also includes compliance with written standards and all applicable federal and state laws. Cooperation with compliance will be considered for performance evaluations. 

·         Not currently listed as excluded or sanctioned by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG), the General Services Administration (GSA), or excluded from participation in any federal program.  Agrees to promptly notify supervisor in the event of any such debarment, exclusion, conviction, threat or indictment occurring during the term of employment. 

·         Failure to comply with the Agency’s Compliance Practices, which include failure to report conduct or events that potentially violates any laws or the Agency’s written compliance standards will be met by disciplinary action, up to and including possible termination.  

·         Must adhere to all practices specified in the Employee Handbook and Agency Operating Procedures.

 

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

·         Provides CPST, PSR, CI, according to standard to support client stability, self-management, and adherence to treatment plans.

·         Ensures expedient client access to needed resources (e.g. food, housing, health insurance, medical & psych care, financial resources, etc.)

·         Engage clients in face to face contact approximately 4-5 hours a day, 20-25 hours a week.

·         Complete a psychosocial assessment and create an individualized treatment/care/recovery plan with each client.

·         Works according to standard with the assigned care team, if applicable.

·         Takes responsibility for the management of assigned caseload using evidence-based interventions.

·         Submits well-written notes based on treatment/care/recovery plans, thorough strengths-based assessments, and other required paperwork within required deadlines.

·         Develop and maintain strong working relationships with and routinely consult with case managers, healthcare providers, psychiatrists, and health educators both within the agency and the community at large; participate in huddles and care team meetings as requested and able.

·         Responsible for ensuring clarity on program expectations and standards, including but not limited to record keeping and documentation, behavioral expectations, work quality and productivity expectations, effective teamwork, and client-centered ethical practice.

·         Responsible for remaining receptive to coaching and/or participating in disciplinary action when expectations and standards are not met.

·         Attends all meetings and trainings as directed by supervisor.

·         Attends a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education annually.

·         Other duties as assigned by supervisors.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

·         The minimum education level required for the position is an MSW.

·         PREFERRED minimum experiential level for the position is one year providing social work services.

·         REQUIRED licensure is CSW; PREFERRED license is LMSW.

·         Minimum age of 21.

·         Must have reliable transportation and 

o   a valid driver’s license, no license denials, revocations, or more than one suspension in the past three years

o   valid car insurance

o   no more than one at-fault accident in the past three years

o   no more than two moving violations in the past five years

 

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES 

·         Necessary technical skills to use electronic health record, incident reporting system, email, and other information systems.

·         Excellent communication skills and the ability to schedule work production to meet timelines with attention to detail.

·         Knowledge of and the desire to work with a cross-disability population including, but not limited to, those living with HIV and/or mental health issues.

·         Ability to communicate effectively with diverse individuals and groups.

·         Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.

·         Ability to handle crisis intervention.

 

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS 

·         Travel is required for the purpose of meeting with clients, stakeholders, and off-site personnel/management.

·         Sitting for extended periods of time.

·         Physically able to participate in training sessions, presentations, and meetings.

·         Physically able to provide services in office-based and community-based settings where climbing several flights of stairs might be necessary.

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Please apply at: http://crescentcarehealth.org/about/careers/

 

Social Worker Positions for CrescentCare

CrescentCare has three social worker positions available.

For more information and to apply, visit:

Position 1

Position 2

Full Time Outpatient Social Workers - OPS Family Care

OPS Family Care is seeking two Full Time Outpatient Social Workers to work with high risk and/or Mentally Ill Children, Adults, and Families.

  • The position requires work in the home, school, and/or community settings. Reliable transportation is a must. Our ideal candidate is organized, flexible, and a team player who is willing to learn and grow with the agency.  Preferred candidate is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW).
  • Any candidate considered must have a minimum credential of Certified Social Work (CSW). The Candidate with experience providing Infant Mental Health Services and treating children who have a history of Adverse Childhood Experiences is ideal. 
  • The position will require work in home, school, and traditional outpatient office settings.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience working with children, youth, and families is required.
  • Participation in Professional Development and Training is required for the position.
  • The ideal candidate exhibits professionalism and able to make a minimal 1 year commitment to the position.
  • Experience and formal training in treatment of trauma and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is also a plus. 

Benefits are available which include:
Supervision toward LCSW Licensure, Group Medical, Dental, and Vision, as well as participation in free CEU Professional Development. 

Compensation for this position is commensurate with experience and ranges from $20-23 per direct service hour during the Probationary Period. Compensation will shift from hourly to Salary after satisfactorily completing the Probationary Period. Performance Bonuses are available. 
 

Job Type:

Full-time 

Required education: 
Master's 

Required experience: 
Clinical Therapy: 2 years 
Children, Youth, and Families: 2 years 

Required license or certification: 
Certified Social Worker/Licensed Master Social Worker 

 

To apply, send Resumes with Cover Letters to opsfamilycare@gmail.com 
Please no phone Calls. Serious applicants only. 

Community Support Worker: Positive Living Treatment Center

Position:

Community Support Worker in Community-Based Mental Health Rehabilitation Position 

Job Description

The Mental Health Professional - Community Support Worker will assess and address the psychosocial needs of high risk and mentally ill children, adolescents and adults. This position requires field visits in home, school and community settings and therefore applicants must have reliable means of transportation. Applicants must demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of appropriate treatment planning, clinical documentation and intervention. An ideal candidate will demonstrate capacity for creative problem solving, flexibility, organization and attention to detail. The Community Support Worker will join an agency dedicated to providing quality individualized behavioral health and community support services to address the social, emotional, educational and vocational needs of our clients.

Minimum Qualifications include:

  • Masters Degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology
  • Licensure/Registration LMSW level with the LA Board of State SW Examiners if SW
  • 2 years experience with high risk children, adolescents or adults

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a direct care capacity serving clients with mental health diagnoses
  • Experience and training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • 2 years Post Masters experience with high risk children and families

Requested Skills

  • Independence/Autonomy
  • Client-centered Treatment Planning
  • Communication Skills
  • Case Management
  • Knowledge of Local Resources

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location:
New Orleans, LA

Required education:
Master's Degree

Required experience:
Mental Health Counseling: 2 years

 

Applicants may apply via Indeed or e-mail with a resume attached. 


About Positive Living Treatment Center:
We are a free-standing community mental health center located in Mid-City New Orleans. Our multidisciplinary treatment team has been serving the greater New Orleans metropolitan area for over 20 years. We provide comprehensive behavioral health and community support services via three levels of care.
More information about our agency and services can be found at http://www.positivelvingtreatment.org

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Professional

The Louisiana Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program (MIEHCV) is currently seeking to fill Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation positions in several regions of the state. We are looking for licensed mental health providers to work with Nurse Family Partnership and Parents as Teachers in the following areas: Shreveport, Monroe, Lafayette, Hammond, Lake Charles, and New Orleans.
Full-time and half-time positions are available. Training in IECMH will be provided. 
 
Download an application here: https://sites.google.com/site/lamiechv13/
 
Questions and resumes should be directed to:
Nikki Deason, LCSW, LA MIECHV
Infant Mental Health Regional Supervisor
E-mail: Nikki.Deason@la.gov
Phone: 318-361-7207.

Full Time Counselor Positions Open: Responsibility House

Responsibility House has immediate full time counseling positions available at the 20 bed residential treatment facility.  We treat adult men diagnosed with a substance use disorder.  Group work is heavily used in providing addiction treatment with individual and family services also being offered. Must have a license or be licensed eligible.  We will consider upcoming graduates for this position.

Please send your resume to Monica Rose at mrose@rhousela.org.

For those who are just beginning their Master program and would like exposure to the residential facility/addiction counseling, we do have tech positions available in the evening and on the weekends.

Location:
1799 Stump Blvd
Bldg 1, Ste 4
Terrytown, LA 70056

Phone: 504-367-4234

The MS Department of Health has an immediate opening for a Social Worker 3

This position is for the PHRM/ISS Program (Perinatal High Risk Management/Infant Service System).
This is for a case management program for Hinds County, working with high-risk pregnant mothers/teens & infants. Must be a LSW or LMSW.

To apply: Must fax resume & copy of current license to Amy Gibbons 601-981-2312 (NO CALLS OR EMAILS)

Will not accept resumes without a copy of a current license

Absolute Health, Inc. seeks Mental Health Professional to work in New Orleans and River Parishes

Absolute Health is a Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Agency and is seeking Mental Health Professionals to work in Metro New Orleans and the River Parishes of Louisiana.  The Mental Health Professional will be responsible for providing approved Behavioral Health Services to assigned Clients on a one on one basis, has experience in applied intervention strategies/methods designed to address behavioral and/or emotional and/or mental health problems.  Our offices are located in LaPlace and New Orleans, L.A.

Positions Available Immediately

Please Email Resume to David Isom at absolutehealthinc@att.net or Fax to: (985)652-8360

Main Office: 560 Belle Terre Blvd., LaPlace

Compensation: Negotiable

This is a contract job

The School of Social Work at The University of Southern Mississippi is seeking a project director and two training coordinators for the Mississippi Person-Centered Planning Training Institute.

These individuals will be responsible for conducting Person-Centered Thinking and Person-Centered Plan Facilitation workshops for Medicaid waiver providers across the state of Mississippi. Please visit jobs.usm.edu (posting numbers 0004235 and 0004236) to see the full job descriptions and apply.

For further information, please contact Bret Blackmon at 228-214-3275 or bret.blackmon@usm.edu

 

Ochsner Health Systems in Jefferson is searching for a full-time social worker.

The Social Worker MSW assumes responsibility for bio-psychosocial assessments, patient education, evaluation, referral to appropriate community resources and supportive and crisis interventions; applies thorough knowledge and use of Ochsner and community based services to coordinate and implement complex discharge plans; collaborates and communicates (verbally and through the maintenance of the medical record) with the multidisciplinary team to (re) evaluate and respond to patient and caregiver needs including, but not limited to, emotional, social, cultural and spiritual needs in relation to adapting to the patient's medical condition. The Social Worker MSW may practice clinical social work within the agency only under the supervision of an LCSW employed by Ochsner Health System.

For more information or to apply, please read the full job description by searching for job #055233.

Highland Community Hospital in Picayune, Miss. is seeking to fill a social work position in its Geriatric Psych Unit.

The Social Worker position is an LCSW/LMSW who assists patients and their families with personal and environmental difficulties which predispose illness or interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from health and medical care. Plans, organizes and implements social work services to patients and families. Must utilize a growth and development knowledge base in the care of geriatric patients. Uses professional knowledge and a team approach to provide medical and social interventions for patients who are influenced by impairment. Provides discharge planning services, emotional care, advocacy, and maintains effective working relationships with community resources and services. Provides and documents group and helps lead interdisciplinary  treatment teams. Reports to Director- GPU. Responsible for working weekends and being on call. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served; also demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age specific needs, and to provide the care needed. 

Education/Skills: Master’s degree in social work from accredited school of social work. 

Work Experience: Prefer two years social work experience in a health-related agency or facility. 

Certification/Licensure: Must be Licensed Social Worker (LSW) as defined by Section 75-53-1 of the Mississippi Code of 1972. LCSW certification preferred.

Interested persons should contact, Director of Human Resources Cynthia Render-Leach, PHR, SHRM-CP at CRenderLeach@highlandch.com or 601.358.9496 or at www.forresthealth.org/our-locations/highland-community-hospital/.

The Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as a Program Facilitator.

The Program Facilitator is primarily responsible for the implementation of program activities of the Believe in Youth-Louisiana (BY-LA) Program. This is a full-time, salaried position under the supervision of the BY-LA Program Manager. The BY-LA program is a teen pregnancy and HIV prevention program targeting African American and Latino youth, ages 11-19 in Louisiana Regions 1, 3 and St. Martin and Iberia parishes. S/he will support the Program Manager in the implementation of the program and community engagement activities. The Program Facilitator will also conduct data entry for project evaluation and also support outreach and recruitment activities.

Please see the full job listing for more information. Application deadline is Jan. 6, 2017.

The City of New Orleans Health Department is seeking qualified candidates for two open positions.

Please click on the links below for more information about each position.

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Byrne Sherwood at bnsherwood@nola.gov

Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc. has two job openings in Gulfport, Miss.

Family Specialist
Location: Gulfport Office
SCSCY has an immediate opening for Family Specialist to provide Foster Care and Adoption services in South Mississippi. Master’s Degree in Social Work, or a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work required with 2 years’ experience in a social service agency and Social Work license is required. Some evening and weekend work and in state travel. EOE.
If interested, please submit your resume to Deidre Whitton at scscydeidre@bellsouth.net.

Transitional Care Coach
Location:  Gulfport office
SCSCY has an Immediate job opening for Transitional Care Coach. Bachelor's degree in social work with 2 years’ experience working with at risk adolescents is required.   Applicant must have excellent written and verbal skills and willing to work in a team setting.  Some in state travel. EOE
If interested, please email your resume to Deidre Whitton at scscydeidre@bellsouth.net

Forrest General Hospital and Pine Grove Behavioral Health have a various openings.

Outreach Coordinator – Meridian Pine Grove Office – Full-Time, Days

  1. Under the direction of Pine Grove’s Director of Business Development, coordinates the marketing efforts on both the local and national levels.  Duties include assistance with conference bookings, travel arrangements, marketing collateral coordination, and producing requested reports as related to local and national marketing efforts.  Coordinates the schedules and travel of guest referents touring Pine Grove. Visits referral sources and coordinates networking events such as lunches, quarterly lecture series, and other CE events for professionals. Maintains positive relationships with referral sources and develops new referral source relationships. Assists patients and families with reviewing treatment options, and is responsible for marketing Pine Grove’s programs in designated outreach areas. This position conducts mobile clinical behavioral health assessments to facilitate Pine Grove admissions and makes appropriate referrals to Pine Grove’s programs and outside agencies that best meet the needs of the patient. Accesses and uses an electronic medical record for patient documentation. This position requires in-state and national travel. Carries out additional duties as assigned by the Director of Business Development.
  2. Education:  A Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral health care field is required and a Master’s degree in a behavioral health field is preferred.  Computer skills, effective communications skills, customer service and marketing skills are required. Will require annual participation in Handle with Care training.  
  3. Experience:  At least five years of experience in a related field is required, marketing and public relations experience is preferred.
  4. Licensure:  Certification as indicated by educational specialty required. Licensure is preferred.      

    
Licensed Clinical Therapist – Adult Psych -Pine Grove Hattiesburg – PRN

  1. Under the direction/supervision of the Director of Inpatient Services, the clinical therapist (licensed) provides therapy services, participates in treatment team meetings, and functions as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team.  Participates in formulation of treatment and after care plans.  Provides community education services as needed.  Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served; also demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age specific needs, and to provide the care needed.  Access and use an electronic medical record for patient documentation. Demonstrates knowledge and skills to appropriately communicate and interact with medial nursing staff and with patients, their families, and visitors of all age groups while being sensitive to their cultural and religious beliefs. Other duties and tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis.  
  2. Education:  Master degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or marriage and family therapy from an accredited school required. Will be required to maintain annual Handle With Care training. CPR certification (current).Computer skills, effective telephone and interpersonal communication skills.
  3. Experience:  At least one year experience in the mental health field preferred.
  4. Licensure:  License to practice in Mississippi as indicated by educational specialty required.

 

Licensed Social Worker – Master Level – Forrest General Inpatient Rehabilitation- Part-time, Days

  1. The Social Worker assists patients and their families with personal and environmental difficulties which predispose illness or interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from health and medical care.  Plans, organizes and implements social work services to patients and families. Uses professional knowledge and a team approach to provide medical and social interventions for patients who are influenced by health impairments.  Provides discharge planning services, emotional care, advocacy, and maintains effective working relationships with community resources and services.  Reports to the Director of Rehabilitation Department.  Responsible for working weekends if needed and being on call.  Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served; also demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his/her age specific needs, and to provide the care needed.
  2. Education:  Master degree in social work from accredited school of social work required. Medical social work preferred.
  3. Work Experience:  Prefer two years of social work experience in a health-related agency or facility.
  4. Licensure:  Required to be Licensed Social Worker (LSW) as defined by Section 75-53-1 of the Mississippi Code of 1972.  Prefer LCSW and ACSW (Academy of Certified Social Workers) certification.

For more information, please contact Angela M. Mucha-Brooks at abrooks@forrestgeneral.com.  To apply visit www.forrestgeneral.com.

Project Lazarus is searching for a Addictive Disorders Counselor.

Our transitional housing facility, located in New Orleans, is seeking an Addictive Disorders Counselor to join our team. This position evaluates and treats clients living with HIV/AIDS, substance abuse disorders, and co-occurring mental illness.

Responsibilities:

  • Complete resident assessment, develop individualized care plans, conduct groups, and host one-on-one counseling sessions.
  • Devise and implement a harm reduction model that is clear and objective. 
  • Provide care appropriate to clients with varying cognitive abilities.  
  • Possess the cultural sensitivity, competence and self-awareness to provide treatment to clients who are members of the LGBTQI community. 
  • Demonstrate a mastery of Louisiana Mental Health Law and where and how to access services.
  • Ability to help clinical staff cultivate and maintain a therapeutic environment through evaluating and interpreting observations of client behavior and staff interaction. 
  • Coordinate and maintain current documentation in the medical record as the primary therapist.

Qualifications:

  • Licensed clinical social worker.
  • Ability to bill Medicaid.
  • 3 years of experience in mental health or licensed substance abuse counselor.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with general office computer programs: E-mail, Word, Excel and Adobe.
  • Ability to schedule work production to meet deadlines.
  • HIV/AIDS knowledge and experience a plus. 

This is a full-time position with benefits.  Interested applicants should forward their resume and cover letter to Jessica Kinnison at  JKinnison@ProjectLazarus.net .  This is an immediate opening. Application deadeline is Friday, Dec. 16, 2016.

Covenant Youth Empowerment is currently seeking a Licensed Mental Health Professional.

Covenant Youth Empowerment is a mental health and behavioral health counseling service. In conjunction with Magellan Behavioral Health and the Louisiana Behavioral Health Partnership, CYE's mission is to provide services that bring normalcy to the lives of the client’s we serve. Our core values are patience, integrity, respect, love, and creativity. We are a CORE Agency providing community based (home, schools, and other community places). We pride ourselves in providing the highest quality of care to clients, with ages ranging from 5 years to 64 years. Our clients come from diverse backgrounds and have various mental health and/or counseling needs.

Duties to include:

  1. Provides counseling, therapy, and/or psychotherapy to consumers and families as appropriate to needs; prepare treatment plans, discharge summaries, monthly summaries, BIRP Note and crisis intervention, as well as emergency services as needed;
  2. Provides and/or arranges for therapeutic interventions as appropriate for consumers in a crisis condition and for those with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED);
  3. Schedule weekly sessions and submit appropriate documentation.

Requirements:

  • For licensed professionals, candidate must be licensed in the state of Louisiana
  • For unlicensed professionals (Paraprofessionals, Case Managers and Community Support Individuals), minimum of Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Psychiatry, Psychology, Sociology, Criminology or Social Work or related field is required.
  • Counselor must be capable of providing therapy to youths and adults.
  • Must have the ability to find community linkages and connect clients with other needed community services.
  • Must be able to provide 5 references.
  • Must have or qualify to obtain CPR, First Aid, and CPI certifications.
  • Must have Louisiana OBH training and certification completed or be willing to complete program.
  • Must have dependable transportation for travel to downtown and greater Louisiana area.

Job Related:     

  • Experience working with clients who suffer from substance abuse and mental health problems is a plus.
  • The ability and knowledge to work with "high risk" individuals at times.
  • Must be able to utilize great communication and analytical skills.
  • Must have advanced knowledge of therapy application and mental health field.
  • Must be able to submit all paperwork in timely manner.
  • High level writing ability and note documentation skills.

Contracted professionals will be compensated as an Independent Contractor.  Rates are $33.00 - $38.00 based on experience and credentials.

For more information or to apply, contact Jarvis Martin at jarvis@cyeemail.com or call the office at 770.723.7700.

Family Preservation Services is searching for a Mental Health Professional.

Candidates will provide mental health services to stabilize and improve the functioning of individuals served in the Greater New Orleans Community. FPS clinicians provide services to children and their families and/or adults. FPS offers full time employees a well-rounded benefit package that includes a competitive salary, medical, dental and vision coverage, $15,000 free life insurance policy, an employee assistance program, and 401(k).

Education and experience include a master’s degree from an accredited university or college with a major in the field of counseling or social work. Counseling Intern candidates should be registered with the LPC Board or be eligible for registration. Social workers with their LMSW credential are preferred.

FPS provides innovative and effective home and community-based services designed to assist in the support and preservation of families. We are known for providing “Human Services Without Walls” because our services are provided in the client's own environment. Most of our clients are involved in government programs such as child welfare, Medicaid or Medicare.

To apply for the Licensed Mental Health Professional (LMHP) position, please email your resume and cover letter to Kristin Davis at kristin.davis@pathways.com or you may fax it to 504-482-2737.

Family Preservation Services is searching for a Licensed Mental Health Professional.

Candidates will provide mental health services to stabilize and improve the functioning of individuals served in the Greater New Orleans Community. FPS clinicians provide services to children and their families and/or adults. FPS offers full time employees a well-rounded benefit package that includes a competitive salary, medical, dental and vision coverage, $15,000 free life insurance policy, an employee assistance program, and 401(k).

Education and experience include master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or relative field. Licensed LCSW or LPC preferred. Must have an active and unrestricted Louisiana license. Must be qualified as an LMHP as defined by DHH with at least 2 years working with individuals with severe emotional and behavioral disturbances. Reliable transportation required.

FPS provides innovative and effective home and community-based services designed to assist in the support and preservation of families. We are known for providing “Human Services Without Walls” because our services are provided in the client's own environment. Most of our clients are involved in government programs such as child welfare, Medicaid or Medicare.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Kristin Davis at kristin.davis@pathways.com or you may fax it to 504-482-2737.

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans (CCANO) is searching for two case managers for the Disaster Case Management Program.

The Disaster Case Manager will work in Washington and St. Tammany parishes and will help serve and coordinate services for people affected by the August 2016 floods following the guidance of FEMA-DCMP program.

This position requires strong organizational, relational, and communication skills plus the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time. Experience in Disaster Case Management highly preferred as well as knowledge of the service area, community and resources. The Case Manager will be working in a fast paced environment and should have the ability to multitask and comply with short and strict timelines and deadlines. They must be able to provide excellent customer service with care and compassion. Case manager must be willing to travel to different locations to serve clients in need, work in rural areas with high levels of poverty and must be comfortable conducting home visits and working in the field for over 80% of their time. Must have excellent communication and personal skills; proficiency in Excel and Word is essential and good working knowledge of CNA is preferred. Applicant should have demonstrated the ability to relate well to people of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds and have a commitment to CCANO’s mission. Reliable transportation is essential as positions will be housed in St Tammany and Washington parishes.

A bachelor’s degree in social work or a related social service field or minimum of three years of work experience in the social service field preferred. Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills are a must for the position. A bilingual applicant is a plus.

Case Managers will serve as primary point of contact for the clients, assisting the client in coordinating necessary services and resources to address the client’s complex disaster recovery needs. They are responsible for developing strong recovery plans with client’s input. Provide caring and compassionate service for ALL people, Respect clients and the communities they represent. They must be able to work as a team and as part of a large network of organizations and of the community they represent. They must be able to provide continuity of the client’s case management services and fully comprehend and follow the sequence of delivery for disaster services. Help them restore their lives to become functional and stable and empower the client to move on.  Case managers must protect client’s rights and confidential information, inform them of their rights and responsibilities and provide fair and equitable treatment. Information provided to the clients should help them make informed decisions and choices. Case managers are expected to review their cases frequently and provide regular follow-up to their clients as well as reevaluate the status of their cases to decide if the client has reached his or her objectives and next steps necessary for stabilization.

Minimum Education/Experience: A bachelor’s degree in social work or a related social service field or minimum of three years of work experience in the social service field preferred. Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills are a must for the position. A bilingual applicant is a plus.

For more information or to apply, visit www.ccano.org/employment/.

Empowerment Behavioral Services is seeking qualified candidates to fill mental health professional or mental health specialist contract positions.

We are looking for a Mental Health Professional (MHP) or Mental Health Specialist (MHS) with great communication and writing skills, energetic, and who enjoys mentoring and providing activities with youth. We are seeking qualified candidates who will direct, guide and empower our clients in making good choices at home, at school and in the community.

Behavioral Health Agency seeks to empower individuals to achieve their hopes and dreams through counseling, life skills development and support. Qualified candidates will provide therapy, psychosocial rehab and mentoring. Qualified candidates will also fulfill the needs of individuals and families by connecting them to resources. We are also seeking a Mental Health Specialist (MHS) to provide mentoring only with at least a high school diploma.

Positions will be available November/December 2016 for our office located in the Mid-City neighborhood of New Orleans.

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to changeconsulting1@gmail.com with MHP or MHS Contract Position in the subject line. Please no phone calls regarding the position. We will follow-up with the candidates who best fit what we are seeking. 

Milestones Mental Health Agency is searching for a full-time counselor/social worker.

Milestones provides mental health services to children/adolescents with emotional/behavioral disorders. Services are Medicaid funded and are provided in the homes and schools. This position is full time. At least 27 of the 40 hours per week must be direct client services ("billable" services that are face-to-face). The remaining 13 hours per week are considered "non-billable" services. 

Non-billable services and activities covered in the salary include (but not limited to): phone calls, travel time, "no shows", supervision/trainings, documentation and non-direct client services such as coordination with other involved child serving agencies. 

Note -- The majority of sessions are performed in the client's home, school and community locations, at various times depending on the needs of each client. Sessions that cannot be performed during regular business hours will need to be scheduled during early evenings (and occasional weekends). Also, agency provides 24/7 "on-call" crisis intervention. Each MHP participates in our "crisis rotation" by being on-call 24/7 for one full week every 15th week - appr 3-4 times per year). 

Requirements : 

  • Must be a CSW, LMSW or PLPC in the state of LA (must have documentation) and in good standing with appropriate licensing board
  • At least one year of individual counseling experience (preferably with children/adolescents). Graduate level internship experience CAN count toward this requirement. However, case management services do not count toward this requirement.
  • MHPs are responsible for obtaining 20 hours of Continuing Education per year. Online hours are permitted if related to job description.
  • MHP must reside in the Greater New Orleans area due to crisis services and must have reliable transportation (and childcare if applicable). If other commitments are held (such as school or another job for ex), MHP must be able to leave immediately to handle a crisis when on-call. 
  • This job has weekly productivity requirements. Therefore, must be flexible since schedule may change daily due to cancelled appts, resulting in rescheduling cancelled sessions without much notice. 
  • Must be deadline oriented, organized and able to plan in advance since job requires keeping track of due dates for written work, as well as service units available for each client
  • Criminal background check performed before starting services and annually
  • Drug testing performed pre-employment and randomly
  • Since all services are provided in the home and school, must have dependable car and insurance coverage with minimum limits (Note: All services are provided in the home and/or school, and clients may live in different parishes (Orleans/Jefferson). So this job does require a lot of driving (appr 5-6 sessions per day in the community). 
  • Must have a computer

Benefits

  • Salary - $35,000, plus additional compensation for hours that exceed the weekly minimum
  • Group health and dental insurance
  • Paid Time Off 
  • Annual merit raises 
  • Workers Compensation 
  • Vehicle Assistance 
  • Cell Phone Assistance 
  • Monthly reimbursement for clinical/therapeutic supplies / tools
  • Flexible schedule 

If interested, please email (milestones@bellsouth.net) or fax (504-483-9082) resume. Visit our website for more information about our agency (www.milestonesmha.com). Milestones is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services in New Orleans is searching for a Child and Family Specialist.

Candidates should be a social worker (prefer a LCSW) to provide in home, family preservation services in New Orleans. Position provides strength based, family focused, Christian child and family services to clients; work with and lead Presbyterian churches in ministry to client families; participate with the PCHAS Development Department in development efforts; and nurture and develop community resources. Reports directly to a Child and Family Supervisor.

For more information or to apply, please read the full job description.

The Louisiana Recovery School District is seeking a Clinical Director.

This position will be responsible for overseeing clinical and operational delivery of case management services to at-risk students and families attending Orleans Public Schools. This position includes direct management and clinical supervision of the case management team, as well as ongoing program development, quality improvement, data management, collaboration with internal and external service providers, and direct clinical service provision. This position requires a highly skilled clinician who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.

The Clinical Director will report to the Executive Director. Salary is commensurate with experience; generous benefits plan included. A successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in an entrepreneurial and reform-driven environment with staff members who are passionate and committed to improving opportunities for all students.

For more information, please read the full job description. Interested candidates should send a resume and tailored cover letter to Angela Wiggins at angela.wiggins@rsdla.net. To learn more about the Recovery School District and Orleans Parish School Board, please visit our websites at www.rsdla.gov and www.nops.k12.la.us .

Just Mind is currently seeking a fully licensed weekend couples’ therapist.

Candidates will join our group counseling practice in Austin, Texas, with 18 other clinicians. We are seeking a skilled, versatile therapist with demonstrated training and experience in couples’ therapy, willing to focus primarily on work with couples, as well as working with some individuals. Hours flexible, but must be interested in seeing 4-8 clients on Saturdays or Sundays. All marketing, scheduling, insurance billing, and overhead costs are taken care of with opportunities for peer consultation and continuing education. This is a great opportunity to begin or supplement your private practice work!

Qualifications include candidates that are fully licensed and trained in couples. Degrees include. LCSW, LPC, LMFT, PhD

If you are interested, please send a resume and letter of interest to Teri Schroeder, LCSW, at teri@justmind.org or visit the online application at https://justmind.org/job-opportunities/.

Orleans Parish Criminal District Court is seeking a full time case manager to work with reentry court clients.

Under the supervision of the Reentry Court program, the Case Manager is a supervision and case management specialist. He/she is responsible for providing information to the court on matters concerning reentry court client monitoring and to the treatment providers regarding reentry court needs and recommendations. Bachelor's degree in sociology, psychology, social work, corrections, criminal justice or a closely related field required, or equivalent combination of training and experience. LCSW preferred. Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter and resume to employment@criminalcourt.org.

The Resources for Human Development Metropolitan Crisis Response Team is seeking a full-time Master’s Level social worker or counselor.

Candidates will provide telephone and in-person crisis intervention services to those experiencing a mental health or substance abuse crisis. This Crisis Evaluator position requires excellent assessment and engagement skills, both on the telephone and face-to-face. Crisis Evaluators must be able to collaborate by telephone or in person with clients, relatives, psychiatrists, law enforcement personnel, social service providers and others to assist clients in overcoming their crisis.

The program assists anyone in Orleans, Plaquemines or St. Bernard parishes who is in need. It serves both adults and children, and those with intellectual or development disabilities as well as those who are facing substance abuse crises. Many of our clients have severe and persistent mental illnesses -- schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder.

The Crisis Evaluator job requires:

  1. The ability to make comprehensive, ethical clinical decisions in demanding situations.
  2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  3. The ability to interact professionally with clients, their families, and other professionals.
  4. The ability to collaborate and work as a part of a team.
  5. Leadership and organization skills with the ability to complete written documentation on time and accurately.

Qualifications include a master’s degree in social work or counseling. At least one year of work experience post master degree is preferred. Experience working with those how have severe and persistent mental illness is a plus.

To apply, please contact Jessica Olivier at Jessica.olivier@rhd.org or 504-826-2675. Application deadline is Nov. 9, 2016.

JeffCare/JPHSA is searching for a LCSW Spanish speaking for groups and assessments.

This is a contract position - 2 days weekly for 10 hours total and includes evening groups. Experience in serving individuals with substance use disorders is preferred. The successful candidate will also perform all services in compliance with licensing and accreditation requirements; complete all required in-service/trainings to maintain license and keep clinical skills current; and adhere to all JPHSA policies and procedures.

To apply, please email resume to Angela Alexander at aalexander@jphsa.org or call (504) 349-8752. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Absolute Health, Inc., a behavioral health rehabilitation service, has four positions available immediately in the River Parishes of Louisiana.

The mental health professional positions are responsible for providing approved behavioral health rehabilitation services to assigned clients on a one on one basis, should have experience in applied intervention strategies/methods designed to address behavioral and/or emotional and/or mental health problems.  Our main office is located in LaPlace, La., with second location in New Orleans. This is a contract position with mileage incentive and compensation is negotiable.

To apply, please email resume’ to David Isom at absolutehealthinc@att.net or fax to (985) 652-8360.

Seeking experienced LCSW/MSW for immediate hire

Busy group practice of psychologists seeks licensed social workers for individual and group psychotherapy services. Primary population of adults with chronic health issues and chronic pain, as well as pre and post-bariatric surgery patients in Metairie, Mandeville, and/or Thibodaux areas. Existing membership on health insurance panels a plus. Our office will handle referrals, pre-certification, scheduling, billing, and collections. Please forward a current CV and cover letter to dr.aaron.wolfson@gmail.com.

Behavioral Health Group in Gretna is looking for a Counselor/Counselor Supervisor.

The Counselor is responsible for assisting patients in identifying, maximizing, and relating their strengths to appropriate social, educational (academic and vocational), and occupational goals. The Counselor is also responsible for helping the patients prepare and adjust to a drug free existence, and to offer assistance (emotional and physical) in problematic issues. The Counselor is responsible to the Counselor Supervisor or Program Director for provision of services to assigned patients and adherence to schedules, established program policies and procedures, and applicable federal, state, local and accrediting agency regulatory requirements. Master's degree required. Please read the full job description for more details.

To apply, contact Amber Bonura at amber.bonura@bhgrecovery.com or 504-347-1120.

Beacon Behavioral Outpatient in Metairie is hiring a PRN Therapist.

License requirements are PLPC, LMSW, LPC, LCSW, or LMFT along with one year of therapy experience, behavioral health setting preferred.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Provides clinical interventions (group, individual, family therapy) in accordance with the physician’s plan of treatment.
  • Assesses and reassesses social and emotional factors in order to help the patient and family cope with problems in daily living to help them follow medical recommendations to maximize the client’s health condition.
  • Develops the plan of care with the multidisciplinary clinical team, physician, patient, and family to deal with personal, financial, and environmental difficulties that may interfere with the health and wellness continuum.  Develops discharge plan in conjunction with multidisciplinary clinical team, patient and family/caregiver.
  • Counsels patients/families/primary caregivers concerning the facilitation of the medical plan of treatment.
  • Recognizes and utilizes community and family resources to assist the client in long-term plans for life in the community or to learn to live with the patient’s disability. 
  • Documents individualized multidisciplinary progress notes and group progress notes with accuracy, timeliness and according to policies.  Submits accurate documentation within mandated time frame.
  • Keeps abreast of mental health and therapy trends and knowledge.  Participates in in-service programs.
  • Cooperates with appropriate staff to provide staff education when requested and arranged by either Corporate Staff Educator and/or facility Leadership. 
  • Conducts and documents a minimum of three (3) billable psychotherapy services per day which may include individual/family psychotherapy and/or group psychotherapy as ordered by the physician.
  • Attends and participates in weekly treatment team meetings and makes adjustments to treatment plan accordingly.  Responsible for completeness of treatment plan during treatment team conference and upon discharge.
  • Completes psychosocial assessment by the 3rd  day of treatment. 
  • Ensures family contact, if applicable, is made with-in 24 hours of admission.
  • Serves as a liaison in the community as needed.
  • Advocates for patient rights (confidentiality, ethical issues, complaints, participates and is advised of the care).
  • Facilitate case management services and coordinate discharge planning with other multidisciplinary treatment team members for all assigned patients.
  • Maintain awareness for indicators in client’s behavior (either positive or negative), communicate any changes to the other multidisciplinary treatment team members as to document these issues in the Master Treatment Plan.
  • Facilitates psycho-education groups as needed.  Assures timely and accurate documentation of all groups facilitated.
  • Participates in PI clinical record audits as delegated by facility Leadership.
  • Strictly adheres to the code of ethics as defined by State licensure codes of ethics.
  • Maintains universal precautions while administering care to clients and is knowledgeable of policies, procedures, and protocol regarding infection control.
  • Follows all facilities policies and procedures.

Interested applicants can email resume to jaimer@beaconbh.com

Highland Community Hospital in Picayune, Miss., is searching for a LCSW/LMSW.

Position responsibilities include:

  • Assists patients and their families with personal and environmental difficulties which predispose illness or interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from health and medical care.
  • Plans, organizes and implements social work services to patients and families.
  • Must utilize a growth and development knowledge base in the care of geriatric patients.
  • Uses professional knowledge and a team approach to provide medical and social interventions for patients who are influenced by impairment.
  • Provides discharge planning services, emotional care, advocacy, and maintains effective working relationships with community resources and services.
  • Provides and documents group and helps leads interdisplinary treatment teams.
  • Responsible for working weekends and being on call.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served; also demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age specific needs, and to provide the care needed.

Job is located in Picayune, Miss., and salary is dependent on experience. Candidates should be a LMSW with Mississippi license; LCSW preferred.

For more information or to apply, visit www.forresthealth.org/careers-volunteers/ or contact Cathy Crenshaw at 601-358-9495 or ccrenshaw@highlandch.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Resources for Human Development is hiring for several positions.

RHD, a national human services nonprofit with the broadest possible service mission, specializes in creating innovative, quality services that support people of all abilities wherever the need exists. RHD strives to be an employer of choice where you can build a career you're proud of. Please click here for available positions -- http://www.rhd.org/RHDCareers.aspx.

Plaquemines Community C.A.R.E. Centers Foundation, Inc., in Belle Chasse is searching for a Clinical Therapist for Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Program.

This position requires a Masters Degree in Counseling or Social Work. An LPC or LCSW is preferred but a candidate working towards licensure will be considered. At least one year experience in working with substance use is required, three years preferred. Candidate must be able to work with diverse populations with various socio-economic backgrounds. Basic computer skills are needed to write reports, letters, etc.

Job Expectations

  • Provide individual and family counseling for clients within the Intensive Outpatient Program, utilizing diverse treatment modalities and evidenced-based practices including Matrix Model.
  • Travel to satellite locations in southern Plaquemines Parish and/or the eastbank of Plaquemines Parish, one to two days per week, to provide counseling services and/or pyschoeducational instruction
  • Utilize community resources to refer clients for other/additional services, if the need arises.
  • Work with community agencies, including, but not limited to, the 25th Judicial Court System, the DA’s Office, the Sheriff’s Office, and the school system.
  • Consistently meet direct productivity hours as set by the organization.
  • Maintain updated clinical record on all clients in accordance with electronic health record standards set by the organization and submit records for Case Reviews and Chart Reviews.
  • Complete and submit all required clinical, statistical, and financial reports on time.
  • Utilize professional judgment concerning ethical issues and organization funding sources.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor with regards to dependability, punctuality and attendance, personal appearance, maintenance of work area, and rapport with clients, organization staff, and other professionals.
  • Participate in training and conferences to enhance professional growth.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned by direct supervisor or Executive Director.

Expected Results

  • Demonstrate overall positive client outcomes.
  • Provide clinical services in accordance with applicable funding source requirements.
  • Meet all financial, statistical, and other reporting requirements of the organization and funding sources.
  • Demonstrate professional growth.
  • Help maintain a positive organization presence in the community and a positive atmosphere in the clinic.
  • Respect all coworkers, clients, family members, and community members.

To apply, please forward cover letter and resume to Dawn Barras, LPC at dbarras@pcccf.org.

OPS Family Care, LLC is seeking a full time Outpatient Social Worker to work with high risk and/or Mentally Ill Children, Adults, and Families.

The position requires work in the home, school, and/or community settings. Reliable transportation is a must. Our ideal candidate is organized, flexible, and a team player who is willing to learn and grow with the agency. The preferred candidate is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). Any candidate considered must have a minimum credential of Certified Social Work (CSW). The position will require work in home, school, and traditional outpatient office settings. A minimum of 2 years experience working with children, youth, and families is required. Participation in Professional Development and Training is required for the position.

The ideal candidate is a team player who is well organized, reliable, professional and able to make a minimal one year commitment to the position. Experience and formal training in treatment of trauma and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a plus. Benefits are available which includes Supervision toward LCSW Licensure. Salary for this position is commensurate with experience and ranges from $37,000-$40,000. Performance bonuses are available.

Master's degree required. Required experience includes two years of clinical therapy and one year with Children, Youth, and Families. Certified Social Worker/Licensed Master Social Worker required.

Please no phone calls. Serious applicants only. Please send a cover letter and a resumé to opsfamilycare@gmail.com, Attention: Outpatient Therapist

OPS Family Care, LLC is currently seeking an experienced Community Mental Health Professional for the position of Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Program Manager.

This position will supervise day to day operations of our Clinical and Supportive Community Based Services. The ideal candidate will be articulate and have an excellent ability to build community relationships. This is a leadership position that requires strong written and verbal communication skills and a great ability to organize, as well as, multi task. The HCBS Program Manager must be an excellent problem solver with the ability to work independently. Team building skills and a passion for the agency vision are factors that will be considered. A minimal 1 year commitment to the position is required.

Duties include:

  • Individual, Family, and Group Counseling Services with a small caseload
  • Acting as a Liaison between the agency and various Community Stakeholders
  • Program Planning and Policy Review
  • Administrative Supervision of Therapists and Direct Service Workers
  • Marketing Agency Programs and Initiatives
  • Collaboration with other Agency Administrative and Supervisory staff
  • Weekly Staff Meetings

Requirements:

  • The position requires basic efficiency in Microsoft Office and experience in the use of Electronic Medical Records Software.
  • A minimum of a CSW/LMSW licensure or it's equivalent in another Mental Health/Counseling Discipline is required.
  • 3 years of Clinical Mental Health experience is required and a minimum of 1 year must be in a Supervisory role.

Additional Requirements include CPR/First Aid, formal training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. **Experience and training in trauma informed care is a plus.** Salary ranges from $40,000-$45,000 per year and is commensurate with experience. Benefits are available

Master’s degree required. Required experience includes 3 years in Clinical Community Mental Health and one year supervisory. CSW/LMSW or equivalent required.

Please no phone calls. Serious applicants only. Please send a cover letter and a resumé to opsfamilycare@gmail.com, Attention: HCBS Program Manager.

ARJ LA, Inc. in Mid-City is searching for a nurse practitioner with psychiatric experience.

ARJ LA is looking to hire a licensed nurse practitioner to provide medication management to its clients. Expectations involve an initial commitment of two half work days per month; adding on more time/days as the company grows. Salary based on experience. Candidates should have experience working with underserved populations as well as current LA Medicaid/Bayou Health providers.

To apply, contact Kim Hugle at khugle@arjcares.com or at (504) 324-5648. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

ARJ LA, Inc. in Mid-City is searching for a licensed counselor/social worker.

ARJ LA is looking to hire licensed clinicians to conduct intake assessments as well as take a caseload. Applicants should be willing to provide 10-15 hours per week. Strong consideration to candidates with experience providing mental health services to LA Medicaid/Healthy LA recipients. LOCUS training preferred. Salary based on experience. Candidates should have at least one year experience as a licensed clinician.

To apply, contact Kim Hugle at khugle@arjcares.com or at (504) 324-5648. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

St. Thomas Community Health Center is searching for LCSWs.

St. Thomas Community Health Center is putting together a team of clinicians including a child psychiatrist, several LCSWs, and a case manager to provide mental health services to children and adolescents. We are looking for a few motivated LCSWs who are comfortable working with kids and their parents, in particular with clients from disadvantaged areas in our community. Experience with creating behavioral plans and teaching parenting techniques is important, as is training with evidence-based treatments for children who have depression, anxiety, or other common conditions. Therapists will be providing primarily individual therapy but should also feel comfortable running groups as we plan to offer parenting workshops to our clients.

Our LCSWs will perform initial assessments and formulate treatment plans for their clients. It is imperative that applicants feel comfortable working with children with behavioral problems as this is a commonly encountered issue.

Benefits and pay are excellent and the work environment is supportive and energetic. If you are interested in filling this important role on our team, please contact Bruce Lovelace M.D. at lovelace@stthomaschc.org.

 

Bastion Community of Resilience in New Orleans is searching for a Program Manager for its Transition Team.

Opening our doors in January 2017, Bastion Community of Resilience is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with an intentionally designed neighborhood in New Orleans for returning warriors and families with lifelong rehabilitative needs. Through our powerful community model that empowers neighbors as volunteers in a warrior’s care plan, we will sustain a thriving recovery from the wounds and casualties of war.

Program Manager Responsibilities:

  • Provide strong administrative leadership to manage the transition team and the daily operations of the community and intervention
  • Provide strong leadership in working closely with residents to build community capacity and define strengths and needs
  • Provide strong leadership in integrating conventional and non-traditional social services and collaborating with community-based resources to meet needs at Bastion
  • Provide strong leadership in representing Bastion with external audiences

The Program Manager should have at least five years of program management in an area of human development, social services, community organizing, healthcare or a related field. The Program Manager will report to the Executive Director. This position has a moderate to high level of responsibility and the work will have direct high-level effects on the overall functioning of the community. Bastion Community of Resilience is small, innovative and agile, therefore, the candidate must be flexible and willing to lead in a team-oriented environment, with hired, intern and volunteer staff.

For more information, please read the full job description. To apply, email your resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to sheri@joinbastion.org.

The Jefferson Parish School System is searching for a Social Worker/Evaluation Coordinator.

Scope of Responsibility:

  • Explains and interprets the intervention, referral, screening and evaluation process to parents, teachers, principals and school system personnel.
  • Administers, interprets, scores and records findings of a variety of assessment/diagnostic instruments/tests.
  • Procures necessary information pertinent to individual student case studies.
  • Coordinates individual student evaluations as assigned or designated and submits within specified timelines.
  • Participates in interpreting test results and in planning appropriate programs for individual children.
  • Communicates findings and recommendations to parents and appropriate school personnel.
  • Acts as a Psycho-Educational Consultant to schools in developing preventive strategies for children needing special services.
  • Organizes and conducts in-service training with school personnel.
  • Attends and participates in all A/BIT meetings.
  • Establishes working relationships with professionals and community agencies.
  • Observes students in classrooms or on campus behaviors, consulting with teachers regarding professional recommendations and impressions.
  • Consults with teachers, parents and appropriate persons regarding the significance of psychological data to the learning and/or behavioral process.
  • Leads parent training groups for parents of students with disabilities as appropriate.
  • Functions as evaluation coordinator for designated, referred students.
  • Participates in special education eligibility determinations when possible.
  • Maintains accurate case records on all children regarding enrollment in the educational assessment program, initial screening and individual evaluation and other services provided by the School Psychologist in accordance with the requirements of parish, state and federal laws, regulations and/or policies.
  • Conducts functional behavioral assessments and develops/monitors behavior intervention plans for students as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Pupil Appraisal.

Skills and Qualifications:

We seek detail-oriented, independent self-starters who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to raising student achievement and who have a record of high performance in challenging situations. Successful candidates will also demonstrate:

  • Master’s degree required.
  • Appropriate licensure  as a Social Worker by the Louisiana Board of Social Work Examiners or certification as a Qualified Social Worker as described in Bulletin 746 of the Louisiana Department of Education.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing/implementing interventions and conducting evaluations. 
  • Strong communication skills in multiple settings and the ability to be an engaging change agent and culture-creator that can inspire and motivate.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, with an ability to use quantitative and qualitative data to make decisions and recommendations.
  • Working knowledge of federal/state laws and regulations as well as JPPSS policies relevant to special education.

LMSW/LCSW required. This is a 9-month position. View the job posting for more information.

To apply, please contract Director of Pupil Appraisal Dr. Deidra Louis at Deidra.Louis@jppss.k12.la.us or 504-349-7913. 

The Jefferson Parish School System is searching for a Social Worker/Evaluation Coordinator.

Scope of Responsibility:

  • Explains and interprets the intervention, referral, screening and evaluation process to parents, teachers, principals and school system personnel.
  • Administers, interprets, scores and records findings of a variety of assessment/diagnostic instruments/tests.
  • Procures necessary information pertinent to individual student case studies.
  • Coordinates individual student evaluations as assigned or designated and submits within specified timelines.
  • Participates in interpreting test results and in planning appropriate programs for individual children.
  • Communicates findings and recommendations to parents and appropriate school personnel.
  • Acts as a Psycho-Educational Consultant to schools in developing preventive strategies for children needing special services.
  • Organizes and conducts in-service training with school personnel.
  • Attends and participates in all A/BIT meetings.
  • Establishes working relationships with professionals and community agencies.
  • Observes students in classrooms or on campus behaviors, consulting with teachers regarding professional recommendations and impressions.
  • Consults with teachers, parents and appropriate persons regarding the significance of psychological data to the learning and/or behavioral process.
  • Leads parent training groups for parents of students with disabilities as appropriate.
  • Functions as evaluation coordinator for designated, referred students.
  • Participates in special education eligibility determinations when possible.
  • Maintains accurate case records on all children regarding enrollment in the educational assessment program, initial screening and individual evaluation and other services provided by the School Psychologist in accordance with the requirements of parish, state and federal laws, regulations and/or policies.
  • Conducts functional behavioral assessments and develops/monitors behavior intervention plans for students as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Pupil Appraisal.

Skills and Qualifications:

We seek detail-oriented, independent self-starters who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to raising student achievement and who have a record of high performance in challenging situations. Successful candidates will also demonstrate:

  • Master’s degree required.
  • Appropriate licensure  as a Social Worker by the Louisiana Board of Social Work Examiners or certification as a Qualified Social Worker as described in Bulletin 746 of the Louisiana Department of Education.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing/implementing interventions and conducting evaluations. 
  • Strong communication skills in multiple settings and the ability to be an engaging change agent and culture-creator that can inspire and motivate.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, with an ability to use quantitative and qualitative data to make decisions and recommendations.
  • Working knowledge of federal/state laws and regulations as well as JPPSS policies relevant to special education.

LMSW/LCSW required. This is a 9-month position. View the job position for more information.

To apply, please contract Director of Pupil Appraisal Dr. Deidra Louis at Deidra.Louis@jppss.k12.la.us or 504-349-7913. 

JeffCare/JPHSA is searching for a Licensed Social Service Clinician (LCSW or LPC) for groups and assessments.

This is a contract position averaging no more than 30 hours per week and includes morning and late evening groups. Experience in serving individuals with Substance Use Disorders is preferred. The successful candidate will also perform all services in compliance with licensing and accreditation requirements; complete all required in-service/trainings to maintain license and keep clinical skills current; and adhere to all JPHSA policies and procedures. Salary based on experience.

For more information, visit www.jphsa.org. To apply, please email resume to Angela Alexander at aalexander@jphsa.org or call (504)349-8752. Applications will be accepted position is filled.

 

Just Mind Counseling in Austin, Texas, is currently seeking a fully licensed (LPC, LCSW, LMFT, PhD) weekend therapist to join our group counseling practice.

Hours flexible, but must be interested in seeing 4-6 clients on Saturdays or Sundays, with possible opportunities to add additional hours in the future. Our ideal candidate will be a bright, experienced therapist with already developed areas of specialization, versatile skillsets, and who is comfortable working with a wide range of client populations (such as adults and couples, or adults and children/families). All marketing, scheduling, insurance billing, and overhead costs are taken care of. This is a great opportunity to begin or supplement your private practice work! If you are interested, please send a resume and letter of interest to Teri Schroeder, LCSW at teri@justmind.org.

Plaquemines Community C.A.R.E. Centers Foundation, Inc. is searching for a CASA Advocate Supervisor.

Salary Range:

$34,000 - $45,000

Credentials and Experience

This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services or Education field.  Master’s Degree preferred. At least three years certified as a Court Appointed Special Advocate preferred. At least five years in human or social services organization preferred.  Must be able to work with diverse populations with various socio-economic backgrounds. Basic computer skills are needed to write reports, letters, etc.

Functions of the Job

The CASA Advocate Supervisor is responsible for the overall integrity and operation of the Program Volunteers and is responsible for administering the program in accordance with the national, state, and local CASA mission, goals, and policies.

CASA Advocate Supervisor should also:

  1. Supervise the activities of all volunteers.
  2. Recruit male and female volunteers from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds and from a variety of age groups and socio-economic levels.
  3. Maintain regular and consistent screening procedures for all volunteers as well as initial and on-going trainings to all volunteers.
  4. Remain well versed in areas such as child abuse and neglect, state and federal legislation affecting children and CASA.
  5. Supplement case management of all cases and appear in court when necessary.
  6. Maintain all case records and make sure that reports and communication with the courts is timely and accurate
  7. Work in conjunction with Program Director, Executive Director, and Board of Directors to ensure that all policies and procedures related to CASA are being followed
  8. Conduct Darkness to Light Trainings within the community
  9. Perform other duties, as assigned.

Expected Results

  1. Ensure that any child assigned a CASA receives the best possible advocacy and services from the CASA program
  2. Ensure that all volunteers are competent and professional
  3. Ensure that all volunteers are making appropriate recommendations that are in the best interests of the children served and their families
  4. Ensure consistent, timely communication with the courts on all children receiving services from CASA
  5. Ensure that community members are being educated in regards to sexual abuse through the Darkness to Light training

Please forward cover letter and resume to Dawn Barras, LPC at dbarras@pcccf.org.

Pinebelt Christian Women’s Job Corps in Hattiesburg, Miss., is searching for an executive director.

Candidates will coordinate all aspects of the Pinebelt Christian Women’s Job Corps (CWJC) ministry.  This will be accomplished primarily by working with the State and National CWJC offices, community partnerships including local churches and other civic groups, coordinating all ministry volunteers and supervising the Hattiesburg Site Coordinator and the volunteer Petal Site Coordinators.  Work will be done to coordinate, develop, and secure all human, spiritual and financial resources to operate the Pinebelt CWJC.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct community-based life and career skills educational program
    • Develop and maintain operating plans and budgets for Pinebelt CWJC
    • Work with the ministry Volunteer Coordinator to recruit and train volunteers to meet Pinebelt CWJC need for instructors, Christian Friends, encouragers, prayer team members and other volunteer-based staffing needs
    • Develop and maintain ministry training materials and organizational procedural manuals
    • Work with ministry participants to assist the Site Coordinator in maximizing successful training completion rates
    • Develop and maintain a system of records to provide secure documentation regarding ministry business
    • Provide programmatic support and training to community organizations related to co-operative efforts with CWJC ministry
  • Provide direction and oversight for Site Coordinators and all program partnerships
    • Provide supervision and guidance to staff and volunteers
    • Maintain active, ongoing contact with community, church and civic groups to identify and promote collaborative opportunities
    • Work with Pinebelt CWJC staff and volunteers to develop and maintain a system of records accounting for all funding
    • Provide and participate in continuing education and training opportunities
  • Secure resources to ensure the effective operation of the Pinebelt CWJC
    • Recruit, train, and engage a volunteer Board of Directors
    • Recruit, train and engage a volunteer base to support the ministries needs
    • Work to develop an organizational base of volunteer Coordinators and Directors to manage all aspects of the ministry
    • Work with community partners to secure monetary and in-kind assistance to support the ministry operations
  • Coordinate and conduct ministry outreach efforts
    • Work with ministry staff, Board of Directors and volunteers to develop a marketing and fundraising plan
    • Develop and implement outreach and ministry promotional materials, including media releases, participant recruitment materials, and public information fliers and materials
    • Serve as the “public face” of the Pinebelt CWJC

TARGETS & GOALS:

  • High level of accuracy in maintaining ministry reports and service documentation
  • Provide timely and accurate advice and guidance to ministry staff and volunteers
  • Provide timely and accurate reports related to the operation of ministry to both State and National offices
  • Coordinate regularly-scheduled meetings with staff and volunteer coordinators and directors
  • Conduct and document regularly-schedule community outreach efforts
  • Pray for the needs of the entire ministry

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Strong and mature Christian woman
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Completion of CWJC certification training (required)
  • Possess strong organizational skills with an ability to handle multiple projects
  • Communicate effectively on both an oral and written basis
  • Deliver clear, convincing, and well-organized presentations
  • Ability to cultivate and promote collaborative relationships and build networks
  • Respect and promote diversity in all activities
  • Demonstrate high standards of personal integrity
  • Willing to allow background check (required)

For more information or to apply, contact Mr. Don Medley at Don@MedleyLawGroup.com.

Catholic Charities is searching for a Bilingual Clinician for its Unaccompanied Children’s Program.

CCANO’s Unaccompanied Children’s Program serves unaccompanied immigrant children who were temporarily in custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and reunified with sponsors. The Program aims to provide legal representation for over 1,000 clients a year, as well as case management and social service referrals, counseling, and other clinical interventions for a subset of clients with special needs. The Bilingual Clinician will provide services to these children who are identified as most in need. The position involves contact with children from Central America and their families, with a special focus on youth who have suffered abuse, abandonment, neglect, or other trauma, and who require support services in conjunction with legal representation. 

Essential Job Responsibilities: 

  • Provide clinical, supportive, and crisis counseling services; individual, group and family therapy as necessary; 
  • Deliver evidence-based treatment intervention (i.e., Trauma-Focused Care, Infant Mental Health); 
  • Oversee the behavioral program or treatment interventions associated with the client’s treatment plan; 
  • Participate in treatment and/or multidisciplinary teams and/or peer review as required by the program; 
  • Provide in-depth clinical assessment, diagnosis of clinical conditions, treatment plans and intervention under appropriate supervision. 
  • Provide and supervise culturally and linguistically appropriate post-placement services and comprehensive case management services for children recently reunified with sponsors, including: 
  • Conduct various background interviews and needs assessments using child welfare principles and social work/clinical best practices (including but not limited to placement/home studies and need for post-release services); 
  • Develop individual service plans and monitor client progress with particular attention to culture, language, and special circumstances; Provide information, education, referrals, outreach, advocacy, and support to ensure that children receive the services they require (i.e. appropriate medical, mental health, education services, etc.); 
  • Coordinate services with key stakeholders – Includes liaising and building a network of relationships with other professionals, para-professionals, and social service providers and establishing standard protocols and referral procedures to ensure holistic care and ongoing monitoring; 
  • Conduct outreach to the community – Includes developing and updating referral resources and psychosocial resource materials to meet the special needs of recently released unaccompanied children; 
  • Develop and maintain clinical records and program documentation according to contract and other relevant standards (assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, termination summaries, etc.), including maintenance of case management systems, reporting databases, and files to ensure timely compliance with monitoring and documentation standards; maintain confidentiality of information; 
  • Submit regular written reports as required and track individual progress via relevant database(s); 
  • Complete billable units and enter applicable data into data systems in a timely manner; 
  • Assist attorneys to identify cases in need of more specialized case assessment, develop child-friendly interviewing skills, develop strategies for legal case management, and work with clients to prepare supporting documentation for their legal cases; 
  • May be required to facilitate and/or support psycho-educational classes and/or groups such as parenting skills, independent living skills, anger management, behavior management, substance abuse, etc. 

Qualifications: 

  • Spanish reading, writing and speaking fluency required; 
  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling or other relevant behavioral science in which clinical experience is a program requirement from an accredited institution required; 
  • Minimum of one year of postgraduate direct service delivery required. Two years of postgraduate direct service delivery and experience working with immigrant children and families in a clinical setting experience preferred; 
  • Previous experience in child welfare, child placements, and family preservation preferred, with an emphasis on adolescents preferred; 
  • Valid clinical licensure or eligibility for clinical licensure in Louisiana; 
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse population and sensitivity to the special needs of multi-cultural immigrant children, adults, and families; 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, verbal and nonverbal communication skills, and attentiveness to detail; 
  • Ability to prioritize duties in a fast-paced environment; 
  • Good knowledge of relevant community resources in the Greater New Orleans area; 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of software appropriate to the office environment; 

Must have a valid driver’s license, insurance, a clean driving record, and personal transportation. Position may require local and long distance travel and ability to travel with limited notice. 

Job Status: Full-time (Exempt) 
Application Deadline: Hiring Immediately. 
To apply, please email cover letter and resume to asalinas@ccano.org with subject heading: “Bilingual Clinician, Unaccompanied Children.”

JeffCare/JPHSA is searching for a LCSW for groups and assessments, also considering LMSW who are close to being credentialed.

Candidates should be a bilingual (Spanish speaking) LCSW to work up to 10 contracted hours. LCSW/LMSW would facilitate two Spanish evidence based substance abuse groups. Jeff Care has two locations on the East Bank at 3616 South I-10 Service Road and on the West Bank at 5001 West Bank Expressway. Salary based on experience.

To more information, visit www.jphsa.org. To apply, please email resume to Angela Alexander at aalexnder@jphsa.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.