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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

Infant Mental Health Specialist: Global Environmental Health Science

The Tulane Building Early Relationships Support & Services program is a comprehensive demonstration service, evaluation research, and training effort to develop and disseminate effective strategies for helping families of infants with regulatory challenges during the first two years of life and the community providers who serve them. The Infant Mental Health Specialist will work as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide brief, short-term, and longer-term Infant Mental Health services to families with infants with feeding, sleeping, and crying concerns. These services include home visiting, parent group, and warmline telephone support to families living in diverse communities in southern Louisiana. The Infant Mental Health Specialist will participate in consultation, materials development, and training to community providers in prevention, child care, early intervention and health settings about infants with challenging behaviors.

This part-time position (20 hours/week) is grant-funded.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY:

  • Knowledge of Infant Mental Health, infant development, Attachment Theory, family dynamics, Psychodynamic Theory, and relationship-based practice; knowledgeable and experienced with early regulatory issues;
  • Possess a working knowledge of “baby basics” such as, eating, sleeping, development and Temperament and Attachment Embrace a strength-based approach, while understanding and working with families to address family and infant vulnerabilities;
  • Skilled in infant/parent relationship and family assessment, family counseling, parent/infant psychotherapy, developmental guidance, home visiting, clinic services, short-term and longer-term interventions;
  • Committed to program development, community consultation in diverse neighborhoods, and program evaluation;
  • Flexible, creative, collaborative, focused, empathic, and experienced;
  • Has personal transportation to travel to home visits; and
  • Able to work occasional nights and weekends to provide parent support/education, present to providers, and attend community events

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education

  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work, family therapy, nursing, child development or related field
  • Specialized training and/or supervision in infant mental health Licensed mental health professional; and
  • 5 years of clinical experience with infants and families

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with vulnerable populations and minority groups
  • Experience with home-visiting
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and competently manage a variety of activities with multiple deadlines; motivation and willingness to take initiative and full responsibility for selected activities
  • Demonstrated proficiency with a variety of software applications – MS Office Suite, including Excel and PowerPoint; Adobe Acrobat
  • Speaks Spanish or Arabic fluently

This posting will close on: Sunday, October 1, 2017. Tulane is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

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Therapist: HOMEBUILDERS®

HOMEBUILDERS® Therapist Position Available.

Must live in New Orleans Metropolitan area.

Counsel NOLA has a position open for a full-time community-based therapist for the HOMEBUILDERS® Family Preservation program. We offer a supportive team environment, excellent supervision, and comprehensive training, including at least 10 days of workshop training in the initial year (CEUs provided). Our Homebuilders program is an "evidence-based program" (EBP) that provides therapeutic services for families who have children at imminent risk of removal from their homes. A caseload of two families at a time allows the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of high-risk children and families. Flexible work hours, including evenings and weekends. Competitive salary, benefits and mileage compensation.

This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who want to learn, are looking for feedback to improve their clinical skills and desire supportive supervision.

Please go to http://www.institutefamily.org/programs_IFPS.asp and read about the EBP prior to applying.

Minimum Qualifications: Licensed LMSW or LPC; experience working with diverse populations in the community; strong work ethic; experience in/or theoretical approach consistent with CBT/REBT and motivational interviewing; excellent written and verbal communication skills; computer literate and need own computer for online documentation system; able to pass criminal background and drug screen. Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $35,000.00 /year

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Louisiana Center for Children's Rights: Juvenile Defense Social Worker

Position Overview:

The East Baton Rouge Office of the Public Defender (EBRPD) seeks to provide high-quality, holistic representation to young people in the juvenile court of Baton Rouge.  This office serves a community from a large and geographically diverse parish. The Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights (LCCR) is a nonprofit, public-interest law office that defends young people in Louisiana’s juvenile justice system. Social workers at LCCR assist in providing holistic, passionate, skilled, and client-directed advocacy for indigent young people in the city’s juvenile justice system.  Together, LCCR and EBRPD plan to bring that same advanced advocacy to East Baton Rouge Juvenile Court. The social worker will be part of a multidisciplinary team along with attorneys, and investigators, that develops and implements comprehensive advocacy plans to help children achieve their goals in court and in life. We believe that every defense team member brings vital skills and viewpoints to the high quality advocacy that our clients deserve. Our work includes representing accused young people in court; investigating the state’s claims and developing strong defenses; helping families navigate the school system to find the right fit for each child; advocating for special education services; connecting clients with community-based services like trauma counseling, medication management, and vocational training; and arranging for young people and their families to receive government benefits. We respond to the causes and consequences of arrest, aiming to make a long-term, positive, difference in the lives of our clients.

More Information

To Apply:

Applicants must submit: (1) a cover letter; (2) a resume or C.V., including an e-mail address and daytime and evening telephone numbers; (3) a writing sample; and (4) a list of three professional references, including the name, address, telephone number and, if available, e-mail address of each.

The position will remain open until filled with a qualified applicant.

We prefer to receive applications by email. Please do not call with inquiries. Applications should be directed to:

Jack Harrison Supervising Attorney East Baton Rouge Office of the Public Defender EBRPDadvancedadvocacyproject@laccr.org

Youth Services and Operations Coordinator: GROW DAT

Job Summary:

Grow Dat seeks a highly motivated, compassionate, and organized individual for a dynamic and multifaceted role. This role is comprised of three distinct areas of work: social work, office and administrative support, and communications. This job is ideal for a candidate with a social work background who is interested in pursuing a role that will hone a diverse set of skills in a non-profit environment.

For Complete Job Details

To Apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter with 3 references to jobs@growdatyouthfarm.org with Youth Services and Operations Application in the subject line. Due to our limited organizational capacity, we regret that we are unable to personally follow up with everyone who applies.

Greater New Orleans Regional Director: STAR (Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response)

Position Details:

Position Description: The Greater New Orleans Regional Director oversees the New Orleans Branch. This position is responsible for all branch operations oversight, human resource management, strategic growth and development, as well as relationship-building and managing external relations. The ideal candidate for this position has experience in staff supervision and cultivation, project management, systems advocacy (e.g., schools, universities, legal, criminal justice, etc.), and grants and financial management.  

This position requires exemplary interpersonal skills and communication skills. Regional Directors must be able to represent STAR professionally in the community with a mindset of diversity and inclusion. Relationship-building and engagement is an essential part of this position. In addition to external responsibilities, this position requires a high level of involvement with the operation of all services. This includes striving to meet the need for STAR’s services among the community’s most vulnerable and underserved populations, balancing the provision of needed services within a sustainable organizational structure, managing program budgets and grant deliverables, and conducting ongoing quality assurance to ensure that all services meet STAR standards of excellence. Goals are to be attained with a collaborative spirit and integrity, recognizing that the quality, reputation, and strategic vision of STAR are delegated to this position. 

Complete Job Details

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Victim Advocate and Case Manager: Silence is Violence

The purpose of this position is to provide case management services in the Victim Services Program. This is accomplished by counseling and providing personal advocacy; providing victim outreach; and assisting victims in filing for Louisiana Crime Victims’ Compensation. Other duties include interacting with other City employees and citizens, and supervising volunteers, seasonal employees and interns.

SALARY RANGE:  $35,000-$40,000

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides personal advocacy by making in-person contact and telephone the victims of violent crimes; and assisting victims in obtaining emergency protective orders in domestic violence cases.
  • Provides victim outreach by making in-person contact, telephone, and mail outreach to victims of violent crimes; providing information and referrals
  • Assists victims in filing for Louisiana Crime Victims’ Compensation by explaining Louisiana Crime Victims’ Compensation and the requirements; providing applications and relevant forms; reviewing application packages for completeness and accuracy; obtaining offense reports from appropriate agencies; faxing documents to crime victim representative; and following up with victim and Louisiana Crime Victims’ Compensation.
  • Obtains and prepares social histories of clients review by treatment teams and for use in referrals to other agencies.
  • Manages a caseload by scheduling appointments with clients, evaluating client progress in counseling sessions, and making recommendations to the treatment team.
  • Documents the client progress in the clients file.
  • Works with Victim Outreach Coordinator to prepare monthly reports client updates.
  • Attends and participates in community outreach programs relevant to role with SilenceIsViolence. Also participates in in-services, continuing education, and maintains professional reading.
  • Develops working knowledge of correctional, judicial, and community resources in order to recommend or refer clients for special services.
  • Performs intensive individual interviews with patients experiencing crises and multiple situational problems.
  • Evaluates information in case records in order to recommend changes in psychosocial intervention.
  • Performs goal-directed and supportive individual and group interviews with clients experiencing crises or multiple situational problems.
  • Serves as liaison between the client, family and the agency/institution.

Outreach & Community Education

  • Participate in the planning and implementation of victim outreach efforts.
  • Maintain up-to-date training materials for community education efforts.
  • Respond to requests for community education presentations and schedule staff presenters.
  • Participate in Domestic Violence/Child Abuse Awareness Month; National Crime Victims Week, Strike Against Crime Week; plan and organize events.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be able to workFull time  37 -40 hours a week
  • Master degree in social work required
  • Travel required for crime victims meetings and client engagement( this includes meetings with law enforcement and the DAs office)
  • Some crisis response required.

TO APPLY

Interested applicants please send a cover letter and resume to tamara@silenceisviolence.org Subject line:“SIV Case Manager Applicant - (First Name), (Last Name)

Grief Counselor: Silence is Violence

The grief counselor/therapist aids in developing a comprehensive range of services to:  treat, inform, support, and guide victims and their families through the process of bereavement before, at the time of, and after the death of a loved one; and or traumatic experience. The counselor/therapist will educate, train, and support individuals in their professional or volunteer roles as  case managers; and anticipate and respond to community education and supportive needs related to grief and trauma.

SALARY RANGE:  $45,000 - $50,000

Functions:

  • Obtains and prepares social histories of clients review by treatment teams and for use in referrals to other agencies.
  • Uses evidence based practice tools to assess and treat clients.
  • Participates in the decision making process of the treatment team including formulating therapeutic activities and recommending a treatment plan.
  • Manages a caseload by scheduling appointments with clients, evaluating client progress in counseling sessions, and making recommendations to the treatment team.
  • Documents the client progress in the clients file.
  • Works with Program Manager to prepare monthly reports client updates.
  • Provides support to victim survivors and treatment team during grief support group. Also provides documentation of clients’ behavior during group therapy.
  • Attends and participates in community outreach programs relevant to role with SilenceIsViolence. Also participates in in-services, continuing education, and maintains professional reading.
  • Develops working knowledge of correctional, judicial, and community resources in order to recommend or refer clients for special services.
  • Performs intensive individual interviews with patients experiencing crises and multiple situational problems.
  • Evaluates information in case records in order to recommend changes in psychosocial intervention.
  • Performs goal-directed and supportive individual and group interviews with clients experiencing crises or multiple situational problems.
  • Serves as liaison between the client, family and the agency/institution.

Expectations:

  • Must be able to work part time 25 hrs/week
  • Must be a LCSW or LPC
  • Some travel required for home visits and community engagement.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to tamara@silenceisviolence.org Subject line:“SIV Grief Counselor Applicant - (First Name), (Last Name)

 

 

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Clinical Manager

Description:

The Licensed Mental Health Professional will serve as the Clinical Manager of an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) mobile support team in the New Orleans area.  ACT is an evidenced-based service delivery model that provides comprehensive, community based treatment to people with severe and persistent mental illnesses.  ACT services are provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week by an interdisciplinary team trained the areas of psychiatry, social work, nursing, substance abuse and vocational rehabilitation. The ACT Clinical Manager's responsibilities will include managing the clinical operations of the ACT team, providing clinical consultation and guidance to the ACT team, managing intake and admission of program participants and maintaining the ACT program's census and participant discharges. 

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in a human service field
  • Licensed in the state of Louisiana (LCSW or LPC)
  • 1-3 years experience servicing persons with behavioral health challenges
  • One year in a supervisory role (3 years preferred)
  • Must have a current driver's license  

About Resources for Human Development:

Resources for Human Development is a comprehensive human services organization based in Philadelphia. Its mission is to empower the most vulnerable and marginalized members of society as they build the highest level of independence possible. RHD oversees and supports more than 160 locally managed programs in 14 states. These innovative and effective programs specialize in helping people who have mental illnesses or developmental disabilities, homeless individuals and families, people rejoining society after incarceration, and people with histories of substance abuse so that they may all build better lives for themselves, their families and their communities. For more information, visit www.rhd.org

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Part-Time Social Worker: Grow Dat

About the Position:

Grow Dat seeks a highly motivated and compassionate individual to work with youth and their families. The ideal candidate will have a strong passion for youth and their longterm success. 

For more information, download the below PDF.

Part-Time Social Worker

YOC Special Populations Case Manager

The Recovery School District is looking for a Populations Case Manager.

About the Position:

The RSD is seeking a Case Manager who will be responsible for working with at-risk children and their families to identify the type(s) of help needed, to empower families to identify and overcome barriers to using that help effectively, to directly intervene as necessary in order to overcome these barriers, to connect families and their children with potential help, and to facilitate and monitor the delivery of needed services in close communication with parents, teachers, and other case management team members. This position requires on-going collaboration with other case managers, office staff, Juvenile and Municipal courts, law enforcement, service providers, parents, school faculty and staff, community partners and other stakeholders to address chronic absenteeism and truancy and remove the barriers to regular school attendance and dropout prevention. Flexibility and the ability to effectively multi-task are required. 

For more information, please download the below PDF.

Populations Case Manager

Licenses Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) for Catholic Charities

This position provides the opportunity for networking with local physicians and health system administrators. Under the direction of the Program Director, the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination and implementation of patient navigational case management services to patients referred from the City of New Orleans Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Clinic. The primary role of the LCSW will be to provide enrolled patients with the tools and resources necessary to improve their quality of life and use the medical system effectively.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

ORGANIZATION AND WORK PRODUCT:

  • Manages patients’ Continuity of Care by providing case management services.
  • Schedules and completes contact with clients, coordinate services and conduct consistent assessment activities or when indicated by clients’ needs or lack of progress in achieving the desired outcomes.
  • Facilitates client entry and linkage to various professional services. Refers and advocates for patients to ensure they receive appropriate benefits and/or services.
  • Assesses and analyzes immediate patient’s needs; assisting them with health insurance enrollment, appropriate selection and the best health insurance plan based on their healthcare needs and financial means.
  • Develops and assists patients with applying for additional community resources as indicated and/or needed.
  • Acts as the liaison and coordinate community outreach events and activities to educate the general public on the available enrollment services: Medicaid and Medicare eligibility requirements, as well as Affordable Care Act/Health Insurance Market Place assistance.
  • Successfully maintains Market Place navigator certification.
  • Assists and prepares annual progress and audit reports.
  • Provides outreach and education services in order to meet HCH program requirements.
  • Documents timely and accurately in the patients’ Electronic Health Record (EHR) on all services offered and provided.

 

PROJECT PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION:

  • Proactively anticipates the timelines needed to complete your assignments to design and implement various work projects.
  • Prioritizes your work assignments to meet project deadlines and productivity goals.
  • Develops knowledge of the community’s network of services available to homeless individuals, which include partner agencies, shelters, and social service agencies, etc.
  • Identifies and develops cooperative working relationships with community partners and agencies.
  • Participates in city-wide network meetings with the homeless collaborative as assigned and/or needed.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker is required.
  • A minimum of 3 years of case management experience, working in the acute care setting, with underserved populations is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the Health Insurance Market Place and Affordable Care Act a plus and Medicaid billing process is preferred.
  • Quality and/or Performance Improvement experience is preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office computer applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Ability to work in a culturally diverse, patient-centered atmosphere.

 

Job Type: Full-time

 

Required experience:

  • Health Insurance Market Place and Affordable Care Act: 1 year
  • Social Work: 1 year
  • Required license or certification:
  • Clinical Social Worker

Send resume to:

Zachary Schnitzer, LMSW
Health Guardians, Patient Navigator

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans
8326 Apricot Street, Suite 203
New Orleans, LA 70118

504.227.3430 office
504.861.1758 fax

zschnitzer@ccano.org