• Multiple Openings at the University of Michigan School of Social Work

     

    Ann Arbor, MI

    CHILDREN'S SERVICES SOCIAL WORKER II/III

    San Mateo , CA

     

    Assistant Professor

    of Social Work

    Menomonie, Wisconsin

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    DIRECTOR OF ADOPTION SERVICES, COLOMBIA

    COLOMBIA

    JOB OPPORTUNITY

    DIRECTOR OF ADOPTION SERVICES, COLOMBIA

    AFRICA & HAITI PROGRAMS

    Posting #2017-34

    Posting date: November 15, 2017

    Closing date: Open until filled

     

     

    POSITION: DIRECTOR OF ADOPTION SERVICES, COLOMBIA

     

    DEPARTMENT: AFRICA & HAITI PROGRAMS

     

    PAY GRADE: I: $58,750 - $79,312 Annually

     

    11/2017

    ORGANIZATIONAL SUMMARY:

    Holt International Children’s Services finds and supports permanent, loving families for children who are orphaned, abandoned or at serious risk of separation from their family. Holt’s child centered model of care provides services for vulnerable children to ensure they will grow and develop to their fullest potential. For more information visit: www.holtinternational.org

     

    HOLT’S MISSION STATEMENT:

    Holt International is a Christian organization committed to expressing God's compassion for children. While always upholding the highest ethical standards, we:

    • Find and support permanent, loving families for children who are orphaned, and abandoned or at serious risk of separation from their family
    • Provide services to ensure that children will grow and develop to their fullest potential
    • Lead the global community in advocating on behalf of the world's most vulnerable children

    HOLT’S CORE VALUES -AT HOLT, WE:

    • Are passionate and committed to our mission
    • Conduct our work in an ethical manner
    • Provide the highest quality services
    • Respect the dignity of all children, families and adults we serve
    • Value and respect diversity
    • Serve with prudent stewardship
    • Value and promote a positive team spirit

    DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:

    Holt International is opening intercountry adoption and other programming in Colombia in January 2018. Colombia program will join Ethiopia, Uganda, and Haiti to make up the Africa & Haiti Program. The Africa & Haiti Program carries out child welfare, family preservation and family strengthening programs in Ethiopia, Haiti and Uganda; as well as intercountry adoption in Ethiopia and Haiti. The department currently serves more than 3,500 children with family strengthening services and approximately 25 children are placed with international adoptive families each year. With the addition of Colombia, we expect to increase the number of children served over the next 3 years’ time by 1000 and the number of children placed via intercountry adoption by an additional 25. Managed by U.S. and in-country staff, these programs and services are carried out in close cooperation with partner agencies, orphanages and other child service providers, government child welfare agencies, local and regional officials, funding agencies, and others. The program continuously evaluates opportunities to expand or deepen program services in Ethiopia, Uganda, and Haiti, but also other countries, as exemplified by the new program in Colombia, while maintaining high standards of quality and transparency for sustainable development and child welfare impact.

     

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    The Director of Adoption Services will work with the Senior Executive to develop and implement a start-up and annual operational plan to launch and subsequently grow programs in Colombia; establish high quality intercountry adoption systems and processes; recruit, train and manage high performing in-country staff; recruit secure and loving families for children from Colombia and provide appropriate support to these families; establish and maintain positive cooperative relationships with the identified intercountry adoption agency, the Colombian Central Adoption Authority, local and regional officials, other partners and child service providers; and work with the Senior Executive and Program Manager to establish programming in Holt’s family strengthening services for vulnerable children and families in Colombia, including supporting sponsorship, donor and fundraising activities and programs, and contribute to achieving regional program objectives.

     

    He/she will manage adoption programs in Colombia from application to placement including assessing application materials, approving home studies, monitoring case progress, assessing child’s appropriateness for adoption, educating families about travel requirements and culture, assisting families with adjustment issues, providing social work support and training to partners and overseas staff, keeping regular communication with overseas staff and partners to obtain case information and trouble shoot problems.

    The position involves daily ongoing monitoring and decision-making related to the intercountry adoption process, provides daily supervision to social work assistants and consultation to social work staff in the Branch Offices and Cooperating Agencies. The Director of Adoption Services ensures services delivered reflect the highest standard of social work practice.

     

    1. Ensures child is placed in a nurturing family by evaluating application materials, assessing home studies and documents, discussing and evaluating each case with Holt branch offices, supervised provider agencies, and international partner entities as appropriate.

     

    2. Establishes and maintains communication flow from overseas programs to families by keeping in contact with international partner organizations regarding each case’s progress and updating agencies/family, managing the flow of child and family documents and information, trouble shooting with both international and U.S. agencies regarding all case problems, delays or impediments that surface during processing.

     

    3. Ensures successful placement of children by reviewing child material and child’s legal status to assess child’s appropriateness for adoption, guiding agencies/families through completion of USCIS procedures, educating agencies/families about the sending country’s culture, travel requirements and expectations.

     

    4. Monitors and assists with child/family’s adjustment after placement by ensuring post-placement visits and reports are completed as required, providing assistance, direction and suggestions to agencies/families experiencing adjustment difficulties, and assisting agencies/families with finalization and naturalization.

     

    5. Provides assistance to families experiencing adjustment difficulties by coordinating services with direct social worker and replacing children in new family and/or interim foster care.

     

    6. Maintains knowledge and understanding of Colombia’s and international partner organization’s adoption policies/processes and political/social situations by maintaining regular contact through email, faxes, phone calls, letters, reading materials, meeting and consulting regularly with program manager and country team, and traveling to country to visit partner organization, children referred for adoption and officials as may be relevant.

     

    7. Ensures quality social work practice and principles by creating opportunities for formal and informal training, facilitating communication within country working group and providing social work consultation to overseas and cooperating agency staff as appropriate.

     

    8. Optimizes efficiency and responsiveness of adoption process by establishing objectives for assistants, monitoring delivery of services, and evaluating performance.

     

    9. Contributes to team effort by exhibiting cooperative and effective work relationships, such as, responding positively to challenges, assignments, inter and intra departmental requests; Seeing beyond own tasks to help fulfill the organizational goals.

     

    10. Supervises, motivates, and develops staff by setting clear expectations, providing ongoing performance feedback that recognizes accomplishments and challenges, delegating responsibilities, developing training plans, soliciting feedback, monitoring goals and conducting performance evaluations in a timely manner.

     

    11. Contributes to a positive, productive work environment by meeting attendance and punctuality guidelines and pre-arranging time off with appropriate notice; treating all people with dignity and respect; exhibiting good listening and comprehension skills including giving and welcoming feedback.

     

    12. Demonstrates adaptability in changing environment by taking on new projects as assigned.

     

    IMPACT OF RESULTS: Social work services are delivered to children and families ensure their successful adjustment to one another. Positive working relationship with partners contributes to efficient adoption processing. Requires continual assessment, planning and supervisory attention to achieve results.

     

    SUCCESS FACTORS:

    This position works effectively with persons/families in crisis. Positive working relationship with a demanding in-country partner will contribute to efficient adoption processing and achieving placement goals. Develops and maintains effective relationships with Social Service Directors, Branch Offices and Cooperating Agencies. Works effectively with colleagues, family and the general public. Presents case material in an organized manner. Utilizes persuasion, problem solving and training skills with staff and other colleagues. Promotes understanding of adoption related issues through speaking and writing. Requires continual assessment, planning and supervisory attention to achieve results.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB-EVALUATION DOCUMENTATION

     

    KNOWLEDGE (MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS):

    Licensed Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field, with five years of experience in a social service setting, preferably in intercountry adoption, or with a child welfare focus. Knowledge of adoption procedures, child development and family dynamics. Clinical experience and skills working with individuals and families. Cross cultural knowledge, sensitivity and competencies.

     

    Excellent English written and oral communication skills and fluent written and oral Spanish required. Proficiency with word processing and spreadsheets. Knowledge in permanency planning or child/family welfare social service field. Management experience with supervisory responsibilities.

     

    INFORMATION PROCESSING:

    Maintains information distribution between overseas and domestic operations. Analyzes, assesses and evaluates family functioning and capacity to parent. Manages information between Holt and Branch Office or supervised provider agencies. Ensures services delivered reflect the highest standard of social work practice. Reviews and remains current with adoption literature and disseminates it to Holt staff and cooperating agencies who prepare families to adopt and provide support in the families adjustment.

     

    SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:

    Provides daily ongoing monitoring and decision making related to the intercountry adoption process in Colombia. Provides daily supervision to social work assistants and consultation to social work staff in the Branch Offices and Cooperating Agencies. Up to 25% travel to implement program objectives; may be higher in the first 3 years.

     

    INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION:

    Works effectively with persons/families in crisis. Develops and maintains effective relationships with Social Service Directors, Branch Offices and Supervised Provider agencies. Understands cross cultural communications, particularly as relevant to working effectively in Colombia. Works effectively with colleagues, family and the general public. Presents case material in an organized manner. Utilizes persuasion, problem solving and training skills with staff and other colleagues. Promotes understanding of adoption related issues through speaking and writing.

     

    IMPACT OF RESULTS:

    Social work services are delivered to children and families ensure their successful adjustment to one another. Positive working relationship with country partner contributes to efficient adoption processing. Requires continual assessment, planning and supervisory attention to achieve results.

     

     

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: This position supervises the Adoption Services Coordinator and in-country staff in Colombia.

     

    REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Senior Executive of Africa &Haiti Programs

     

    WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Africa & Haiti Programs team, US Social Services Team, other Directors of Services, branch office staff, in-country staff in Colombia and other foreign service providers, Central Adoption Authority in Colombia, intercountry and cooperating agencies in Colombia.

     

    For more information visit: www.holtinternational.org

     

    Posted 12/13/17

    Faculty Open Rank – Multiple Positions (Assistant, Associate or Full Professors)

    New York, NY

    JOB POSTING TITLE: Faculty Open Rank – Multiple Positions (Assistant, Associate or Full Professors) – PVN #17762

    LOCATION (Campus): Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College

     

    FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

    The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College-CUNY invites applicants for Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor positions. The Silberman School of Social Work (formerly Hunter College School of Social Work) has a national reputation as a leader in public urban education. Established in 1956, the School's mission is to prepare highly competent social work leaders to work in a variety of professional roles, settings, and communities in New York and other national urban centers, in order to improve the lives of vulnerable and stigmatized people and the communities in which they live. The School is located in a state-of-the art building in the historic and vibrant New York City neighborhood of East Harlem. Our curriculum, scholarship, and agency partnerships reflect a deep commitment to recruiting and educating a diverse student body, and to innovations in social policy, practice, and research that values cultural complexity and social justice. The School has 42 full-time faculty and 1,300 MSW and BSW students.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS 

    Applicants must have an earned doctorate in social work or a related field. Also required are the ability to teach successfully; demonstrated research and scholarship; and the ability to work collegially for the good of the institution.

     

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Applicants who also have an MSW degree, at least two years of practice experience, and a clear trajectory of research and scholarship. Applicants demonstrating success in agency and community partnerships that provide opportunities for research and scholarship are encouraged to apply. The following areas of scholarship are preferred, but not required:

     

    • Clinical Practice and Mental Health  
    • Health and Mental Health Disparities 
    •  Immigration and Global Social Work 
    •  Management and Leadership in Social Service Organizations 
    •  Disability/Autism 
    •  School-based Social Work   
    •  Justice Systems/Social Justice               
    COMPENSATION
    COMMENSURATE WITH ACADEMIC BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE CUNY offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to its faculty, covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.
     
    HOW TO APPLY
    Candidates are required to apply online through the CUNYFirst portal –
    http://www.cuny.edu/employment.html – using PVN #17762. Please provide a cover letter specifying primary area of scholarship, a record of funded research, teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references with your application. For CUNYFirst Instructions please go to http://www.cuny.edu/employment/jobsysteminstructions.html.
     
    JOB SEARCH CATEGORY: Faculty
     
    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Hunter College is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer. Females, minority members, disabled persons and veterans are encouraged to apply.
     
    Posted 12/6/17

    Assistant Professor of Social Work

    Menomonie, Wisconsin

    The Social Science Department is currently seeking exceptional candidates for a full-time, entry-level, tenure track appointment beginning August 2018.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Required:

    • MSW or higher degree from a CSWE accredited graduate program
    • Two years post MSW practice experience

    PhD/DSW or terminal degree in Social Work or related social science field is required for promotion but not for tenure.

     

    Highly desired:

    • Online teaching ability and interest

    RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach 12 credit hours per semester (4 courses) including five core social work classes, and supervising field placements. Must have the potential to take a leadership role in social work program development and expansion. A successful candidate will have a commitment to a generalist social work practice including diversity, gender, aging, mental health, and other issues. Engagement in assessment of student learning, scholarly activity including research, publication, and grant-writing. Evidence of teaching excellence or potential to develop teaching excellence. Must be willing to collaborate across disciplines and work well with others in an interdisciplinary department and Applied Social Science Program.

     

    DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

    We currently offer two social work programs, leading to a Certificate in Social Work: one is on-campus (face-to-face) and the other is online. The Social Work Certificate program provides a path to acquiring the Wisconsin Social Work Licensure, as well as a path to other social work degree programs. To learn more about the Social Science Department visit our website at:

    http://www.uwstout.edu/socsci/social-work.cfm

     

    CAMPUS INFORMATION

     

    The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.

     

    UW-Stout offers 48 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Student enrollment is just over 9,500.

     

    UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.

     

    All undergraduate students participating in traditional, on campus-based programs are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.

     

    Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. More information about the UW-Stout community and region: http://www.uwstout.edu/about/community.cfm.

    Facts and data about the university:

    http://www.uwstout.edu/about/facts.cfm

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

     

    • Benefit Details: http://www.uwsa.edu/ohrwd/benefits/summaries/fasl.pdf

    •Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/

     

    As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check.

    The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

    For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: http://www.uwstout.edu/police/clery.cfm

     

    TO APPLY

    Go to: http://jobs.uwstout.edu/

     

    Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

     

    Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

     

    Required application materials:

    1. Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications

    2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

    3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references

    4. Unofficial copies of transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hire

     

    To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted online by January 15, 2018. Screening of applications will begin on January 16th and may continue until the position is filled.

     

    It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

     

    For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

    Search Chair: Dr. Georgios Loizides

    Phone: (715) 232-2461

    Email: loizidesg@uwstout.edu

     

    If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:

    Search Coordinator: Beverly Deyo-Svendsen

    Phone: (715) 232-2287

    Email: deyo-svendsenb@uwstout.edu

     

    Before starting the online application process we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21900

     

     

    Posted 12/6/17

    Temporary TRAC Bilingual Clinician Division of Immigration Services

    DOBBS FERRY, (Westchester) NY

    Want to work with children?

     

    Then join us for an exciting and rewarding careers. Children’s Village is an award winning charity that offers training, benefits and an opportunity for growth. The TRAC Bilingual Clinician for the TRAC Shelter, under close supervision of the Lead Clinician, is responsible for: Conducting a mental health assessment for all unaccompanied children (UC) in the TRAC Program, to enhance the optimal emotional well-being of each child; identify and treat UC with mental health symptoms and provide crisis intervention. Provide ongoing individual and group psychotherapy. Develop Individual Service Plans (ISP) and 30 day Reviews and Updates. Provide clinical input in order to ensure that each child is receiving the most appropriate individual and group supervision. Participate in Weekly Rounds Meetings to formulate mental health treatment plans.

     

    Agency Wide Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Supports the mission, program philosophy and the values of The Children’s Village.

    2. Complies with all organizational policies and procedures as defined by the Employee Handbook.

    3. Supports all functions that attain and maintain accreditation and compliance with regulatory agencies.

    4. Supports and facilitates positive interaction with others by exhibiting: Individual maturity Respect for others A team-centered approach Maintenance of confidential information An appreciation of a multicultural workplace.

    5. Communicates appropriate information to other departments in a timely and effective manner.

    6. Participates in appropriate professional development programs to attain and maintain competency.

     

    Position Specific Duties/Responsibilities: Adheres to all Agency and departmental Safety Procedures including reporting any unsafe practices, equipment and environment, and takes an active role in correcting the unsafe practice, equipment or environment through proper notification.

     

    Clinical:

    a) Coordinate Intake Interviews; participate in the assessment of the UC’s suitability for placement and assure a well-coordinated admission for each new resident.

    b) Develop Individual Service Plans (ISP) and 30 day Reviews and Updates. c) Participate in Weekly Team Meetings; implement on-going review of youth’s treatment goals.

    d) Utilize clinical skills in daily interaction with youth on an individual, family, or group basis and through team meetings guide and monitor the quality of the services being provided to youth during their stay.

    e) Present a clear and clinically well formulated view of the youth at case conferences, which will assist in decision-making regarding treatment and permanency for the youth.

     

    Additional Duties/Responsibilities:

    a) Responsible for dealing with behavioral incidents as needed and to ensure that each child’s immediate and on-going mental health needs are being met. b) Responsible for holding weekly group therapy sessions with all children on caseload in order to address such issues as improving their social skills, assisting them to better manage their behaviors, handle differences in culture and societal norms, and to prepare the youth for discharge.

     

    Documentation:

    a) Maintain up-to-date clinical records on all clients.

    b) Knowledgeable of the requirements for all assessment and reporting systems (DCS, Federal, State etc.) as well as the documentation of the delivery of services in a format consistent with these rules, regulations, standards and expectations.

     

    Supervision/Training:

    a) Meet regularly for supervision with the Lead Clinician.

    b) Participate in agency training programs.

     

    Reporting Relationships: Reports to the Lead Clinician.

     

    Position Qualifications:

    • Must have a Master of Social Work degree (MSW) and two years of post-graduate direct clinical service experience; a Master’s degree in Psychology, Counseling or other relevant behavioral science in which clinical training and experience is a program requirement. It is strongly encouraged that Clinician be licensed or licensed eligible in New York State.
    • Excellent oral and written skills.
    • Proficient computer skills.
    • Ability to manage and promote a therapeutic environment, taking into account the varying clinical needs of each child.
    • Fluent in English and Spanish.

    Training Requirements to Attain Position: Satisfactory completion of CVOT (Children’s Village Orientation and Training).

     

    Training Requirements to Maintain Position: Satisfactory completion of Annual CVOT Mandated Training.

    • HIV
    • Health Issues, TCI
    • TCI
    • Clinical Formulations, Basic Family Therapy
    • Grief, Separation Loss

    Physical and Sensory Requirements:

    1. Ability to read, write and converse in English and Spanish.

    2. Ability to work collaboratively with staff, residents, families, service providers and others.

    3. Ability to remain calm and composed under stress.

    4. Bending, lifting, grasping, fine hand/eye coordination, pushing/pulling, and/or prolonged sitting/standing.

    5. Ability to respond to telephones and other auditory stimulation.

    6. Ability to organize.

    7. Quantitative/mathematical ability (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, standard measurements).

    8. Ability to evaluate/interpret information and make independent judgments/decisions.

     

    Apply online at: www.childrensvillage.org/employment 

    or email mendezc@childrensvillage.org, or call for more information at

    914-693-0600 ext 1117.

    Recruiting a diverse workforce EOE-consideration without regard to disability or protected veteran status.

     

    {Posted 12/1/17)

    CHILDREN'S SERVICES SOCIAL WORKER II/III

    County of San Mateo

    $5,524-$8,147/Month

     

    The Human Services Agency (HSA) of the County of San Mateo is seeking 12 qualified applicants for the position of Children's Services Social Worker II / III in the Children and Family Services Division.

     

    Social Workers within this Division provide a wide variety of Child Welfare Services to neglected, abused, or dependent children and their families in order to ensure the health, welfare, and safety of children; keep children with their families by providing services which would safely maintain the children in the home; arrange substitute care in relatives' homes, shelter care, foster care, group homes and institutions when necessary; develop a permanency plan for children who are unable to return home; and effectively work with a team of professionals comprised of diverse backgrounds. In addition, Social Workers in this Division perform safety and risk assessments; provide crisis intervention; make referrals for children and families; participate in processing children taken into custody pending juvenile court action; appear and present cases in court; write court reports and treatment/case plans; and serve as officers of the juvenile court, acting for and as directed by the court in all relationships with their clients.

     

    Assignments on the Children and Family Services unit may include Intake/Screening, Emergency Response, Adoption, Permanent Placement, Family Maintenance & Reunification, Aftercare, Licensing and Court Investigations. Emergency response has day shifts, after-hour shifts and weekend shifts.

     

    The Human Services Agency is primarily seeking candidates who are available to work daytime: Tuesday through Saturday for the Emergency Response Unit. Additionally, swing shift positions are available, including evening and overnight hours and regular daytime hours.

     

    The ideal candidate will possess:

    • Mastery of core Child Welfare Services competencies
    • Master's degree from an accredited college or university in a Counseling program emphasizing Marriage, Family and Child Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy
    • Knowledge of various techniques in interviewing, counseling, family engagement and problem solving
    • Knowledge of trauma informed assessment and intervention
    • Knowledge of ages and stages of child development
    • Knowledge of the grief and loss cycles/process
    • Knowledge of substance abuse treatment modalities
    • Work experience in establishing rapport with clients and their families of diverse backgrounds
    • Successfully manage multiple, competing priorities
    • The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
    • Possession of a Master's Degree in Social Work is highly desirable
    • Preferably, the ability to speak Spanish; candidates must pass the Spanish fluency examination

    Experience:

    • II Level: One year of experience performing duties comparable to those of a Level I Children's Services Social Worker.
    • III Level: Two years of experience performing duties comparable to those of a II Level Children's Services Social Worker.

    Final Filing Date: November 28, 2017


    To learn more about all available positions and to apply online, please visit our website at http://jobs.smcgov.org. Applications are only accepted online. EOE

     

    Posted 11/17/17

     

    Social Work, Assistant/Associate Professor

    (2 Positions)

    Florida Gulf Coast University

    Fort Myers, Florida 33965

     

    Job Description

     

    As the Social Work, Assistant/Associate Professor you will teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as applicable; be involved in course and/or curriculum development; research/scholarship; participate on College and University committees and/or initiatives.

    Florida Gulf Coast University, a comprehensive institution of higher education, offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs of strategic importance to Southwest Florida and beyond. The Department of Social Work is housed in the Marieb College of Heath & Human Services. The department offers BSW and MSW programs, both of which were recently granted continued accreditation by CSWE. All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the college, university, and community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus, online, or at off-campus sites within our region.

     

    Required Qualifications

     

     

    MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited social work program. Two years practice experience in clinical social work. ABD will be considered if degree is conferred by August 7, 2018. If successful candidate is ABD, appointment will be made at a Lecturer level on a fixed contract.

     

    Preferred Qualifications

     

    Experience teaching clinical social work practice courses.

    Scholarly expertise in mental health, aging, child welfare, and/or immigration.

    Experience with the development and delivery of online coursework.

     

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

     

    Demonstrated expertise in clinical social work practice. Understanding of and commitment to the NASWCode of Ethics. Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning. Must value continued scholarship as well as service to the community and university. Experience or commitment to the use of technology in university teaching and distance learning.

     

    Salary Range

     

    Commensurate with education & experience.

     

    Job Duties

     

    Teaches clinical social work practice courses in the MSW program as well as

    micro practice courses in the BSW programs, as applicable.Contributes to

    course and/or curriculum development; engages in research/scholarship;

    participates on departmental, college, university, and community committees

    and/or initiatives.

     

    Other Duties

     

    Opportunities for educational leadership via BSW or MSW program

    coordination are also possible.

     

    Apply URL : http://www.Click2Apply.net/y6x58ffgdtvgjj7w

     

    Posted 11/15/17

    Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Faculty-JACSW

    The University of Illinois at Chicago

    Jane Addams College of Social Work

    Summary:

    Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. Candidates for this prospective faculty position should be committed to social work’s role in the promotion of social, racial, and economic justice for inner city residents and urban communities. We are seeking candidates with expertise in the area of school social work or youth development.

     

    Job Responsibilities:

    The College’s faculty, staff and student body are culturally, racially and ethnically diverse; its academic programs, research centers, and service programs are ranked among the best in the nation. Faculty are actively engaged in research and sponsored projects that have significant social impact in child welfare, criminal justice, behavioral health, health inequalities and other areas. We invite applicants who will help expand these mission-driven, community-based research and service partnerships.

     

    Qualifications:

    Applicants for the position must show clear evidence of potential for excellence in teaching, service, and research. A master’s degree in social work and a doctorate in social work or a related field is required by the time of appointment. Two or more years of post-MSW social work practice experience is preferred. Appointment starts in August 2018.

     

    To apply, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and the name and address of three references to Chang-ming Hsieh, Faculty Search Committee Chairperson.

     

    All applications must be submitted online through the following link:

    https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobiD=87404

     

    Applications should be received by December 1, 2017 for fullest consideration. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

     

    The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

     

    Posted 10/28/17

    BSW Program Director

    Indiana University School of Social Work at Indiana University Northwest

    Position Available: BSW Program Director

    Indiana University Northwest is seeking to fill a 12-month faculty position for a BSW Program Director in the School of Social Work at Northwest at the rank of Associate Professor or above to begin July 1, 2018 for a term of three years, renewable.

     

    One of eight campuses of Indiana University, IU Northwest is located in metropolitan Northwest Indiana, approximately 30 miles southeast of Chicago and 10 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The campus leads the region as the premier, urban campus dedicated to serving the needs of more than 5,600 students offering primarily bachelor’s and master’s degrees. IU Northwest is committed to academic excellence and positions its students to be leaders with more than 70 undergraduate, graduate, and pre-professional degree options available from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the School of Business and Economics, and the School of Education. The campus is also host to IU School of Medicine-Northwest, which actively involves students in research and local healthcare needs through its four-year medical doctorate program. IU Northwest emphasizes high-quality teaching, faculty, and student research and engagement on campus and in the community. As one of Northwest Indiana’s anchors, community-based engagement is an IU Northwest strategic priority. Indiana University Northwest is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups.

     

    The School of Social Work at Northwest currently offers a BSW program and a part-time evening MSW Program with concentrations in Mental Health and Addictions, Health, and School Social Work. The Indiana University School of Social Work began in 1911 and is the oldest university affiliated social work program in the nation. The MSW program was begun on the IU Northwest campus in 1996 and the BSW program was began in 2010. The School of Social Work operates on seven of the eight IU campuses and offers the BSW, MSW and Ph.D. in social work and the AS and BS in Labor Studies. (For more information about this system-wide school, please link to https://socialwork.iu.edu/ .

     

    Responsibilities include: overall administration and management of the BSW program on the Northwest campus, teaching two courses a year with research expectations commensurate with combined administrative and tenured faculty roles; direct advising and coordinating undergraduate student advisement, and representing the undergraduate program on the IUN campus, within the system school, and in the local professional community.

     

    Required qualifications include:  an earned doctorate in social work or a closely related field; an MSW degree from a CSWE accredited program; a minimum of three (3) years full-time post-Master’s practice experience; a record of successful research; undergraduate teaching and administrative experience; a command of CSWE accreditation standards; excellent written and oral communication; skills in curriculum development, academic monitoring and evaluation and cultural competence with a strong commitment to working with and serving diverse populations.


    Preferred Qualifications include: teaching experience in both undergraduate and graduate social work education, and experience in online and distance education delivery methods.

     

    Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Interested applicants should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4691 . Questions regarding the position or application process can be addressed to Dr. Mark Thomas, Chair, Search Committee, Indiana University Northwest, 3400 Broadway, Gary, Indiana 46408, (219) 981-5688, mdt@iun.edu. If you have any questions about uploading your references, please contact our Academic Affairs representative at lromeo@iun.edu . Application materials should include a letter of application detailing qualifications for this position, curriculum vitae, and a list of a minimum of three references. Official transcripts of the successful candidate will be required prior to appointment. Review of applications will begin in November 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

    Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Indiana University’s non-discrimination statement is found in policy UA-01 at http://www.policies.iu.edu. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. The address for Indiana University’s Title IX Coordinator is: 400 E. 7th Street, Poplars 833, Bloomington, IN 47405. The Annual Security Reports, containing policy statements and crime statistics for Indiana University campuses, are available through Public Safety and the IU Police Department web sites at protect.iu.edu/police-safety/annual-reports/index.html. A paper copy will be provided upon request from Public Safety at iups@iu.edu.

     

    Posted 10/19/17

    SOCIAL WORKER V – SPANISH BILINGUAL

    Full-Time

    Salinas, CA

    There’s a bright future waiting for you on California’s beautiful Central Coast

     

    California’s breathtaking natural attractions are not the only stars on the Central Coast. Equally impressive are the top-trained medical professionals at Natividad Medical Center, a 172-bed teaching hospital with a Joint Commission ranking in the top percentile of hospitals nationwide. When you bring your career to Natividad, you'll join a facility that is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco, with the area's only Life-Flight helicopter service and Trauma Center, as well as one of the County’s first Community Level III NICUs.

     

    SOCIAL WORKER V – SPANISH BILINGUAL

    Full-Time

     

    We are currently seeking to fill 2 permanent Social Worker V - Bilingual positions within the Medical Social Services Department. Incumbents in this classification perform casework of an advanced nature in the most difficult social services areas, requiring the application of highly developed social services expertise and techniques. The Medical Social Work Department at NMC assists patients and their families who are experiencing difficulties due to a health problem.

     

    Examples of Duties:

     

    • Develop a psychosocial assessment utilizing all available data in accordance with department policy and procedure regarding psychosocial assessment and patient care plan

    • Develop psychosocial intervention plans within 24 hours of referral

    • Provide individual, family and group counseling services in accordance with department policy and procedures in regard to psychosocial assessment and scope of social services

    • Collaborate and consult with patient’s family, physician, nursing, ancillary departments, discharge planners and community resources in planning a patient's discharge

    • Provide a full range of clinic skills, including care plans, referrals, advocacy and support services and interdisciplinary and inter-agency collaboration

    • Refer patients and hospital personnel to all available community service resources

     

    Minimum qualifications include possession of a Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university and at least 1 year of full-time experience performing social work case management as a Social Worker.

    OR

    Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited two-year counseling program and at least 1 year of full-time experience performing social work case management as a Social Worker.

    OR

    Possession of a Master's degree in social or behavioral science, psychology, anthropology, sociology and counseling education and 2 years of full-time experience performing advanced journey-level (equivalent to a MSW III) social work case management as a Social Worker.

     

    Requires working knowledge of principles of individual & group behavior; principles and techniques of interviewing and recording social casework; methods of psychosocial individual counseling; available social & health services through federal, state and local agencies; principles of group facilitation; current issues and socioeconomic conditions and trends related to public assistance; laws, rules and regulations governing the operation of social services agencies; community organization and the social problems calling for the use of public and private community resources; physical & mental health and the impact on age specific personality. The ability to write clearly and concisely in English and Spanish is required.

     

    Closing Date: Open Until Filled

     

    For application materials, contact Natividad Medical Center, HR, 1441 Constitution Blvd., Bldg. #300, Salinas, CA 93906; call us at (831) 783-2700; or apply online at http://www.natividad.com. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NatividadMedicalCenter. EOE/M/F/H/V

     

    Posted 10/13/17

     

     

    Boston, Massachusetts

    OPPORTUNITY

    Leads the Intake & Assessment Team. Responsible for applying a “clinical lens” to the process of welcoming and enrolling guests as member of the St. Francis House community.

    • Conduct intake assessments with guests who are new to Saint Francis House
    • Directly supervise Intake Specialists by providing consultation, feedback, and clinical oversight
    • Evaluate guests who are seeking case management or clinical services
    • Make internal referrals as appropriate to guest’s expressed need. Screen guest for appropriateness for brief interventions or longer-term engagement as well as for other Saint Francis House programs
    • Proactively suggest services to guests that may help to address any unexpressed needs and make appropriate referrals with guest’s consent
    • Collaborate with other supervisors and managers to assign clients to the most appropriate Clinician/Case Management team
    • Identify guests who may have particularly acute needs and provide clinical intervention as appropriate, including consulting Manager of Clinical Services and other members of clinical team guests present as acutely high risk
    • Work with Manager of Guests Services and other senior staff to incorporate community and city-based initiative in daily work
    • Screen for service duplication across shelters or homeless service providers
    • Record all assessments and activity in the St. Francis House database (ETO), ensuring thoroughness and accuracy
    • Use and model a framework of assessment and engagement, guide and monitor the effectiveness of the Guest Engagement team in meeting short-term guest needs and identifying individuals who need longer-term interventions (internally or externally)
    • Collaborate with guest Services Manager and other senior staff to develop creative and effective in-reach strategies
    • Monitor intake data, as reported through ETO, to measure impact and effectiveness of assessment process and make recommendations for improvement

    QUALIFICATIONS/ REQUIREMENTS

    • Master’s degree in social work, psychology or a related clinical field required. License (LICSW or LMHC) preferred
    • Language fluency in Spanish and English required
    • Minimum of 2 years experience providing direct services to vulnerable, high-need individuals. Experience conducting assessments. Supervisory experience a plus
    • Enthusiasm for and experience in working with homeless adults (or a population with similar challenges related to substance use/abuse, mental illness and criminal histories)
    • Belief that all individuals have assets that can be further developed and a proven ability to positively engage individuals in accessing services and thinking about making positive changes in their lives
    • Desire and skills necessary to be an active and reliable team-member, working collaboratively with other direct care staff, supervisors, and managers to share responsibility for delivering consistent, quality services
    • Practice and skills in motivational interviewing techniques or other models of engagement and the ability to apply them in developing and supervising staff
    • Desire to support, teach, train, and guide staff in working with a high-need population in a dynamic and challenging environment
    • Ability and desire to think creatively about how to achieve positive guest outcomes and work collaboratively in support of overall goals
    • Ability to create, implement, and monitor adherence to basic policies and procedures in support of positive guest outcomes
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills
    • Positive energy, optimistic outlook, sense of humor and an ability to take things in stride

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    We offer a competitive salary and extensive benefits including:

    • Medical and Dental Insurance
    • Employer paid Life, Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
    • Four weeks paid Vacation per year
    • Twelve paid Holidays per year
    • Twelve paid Sick Days per year
    • 403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Match

    HOW TO APPLY

    Send resume and cover letter to Human Resources,

    Please note: Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

    Email: careers@stfrancishouse.org
    St. Francis House

    39 Boylston Street
    Boston, MA 02116

    Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

     

    Posted 10/5/17

    Multiple Openings at the University of Michigan School of Social Work

    Ann Arbor, Michigan

    The School of Social Work is committed to a University-wide initiative that aims to enhance diversity, equity, and create an inclusive climate. We seek a diverse pool of outstanding applicants who will contribute to the Schools diversity, equity and inclusion agenda to join this important university-wide effort. Faculty members of the University of Michigan School of Social Work strive to be leaders in scholarship, education, and service for socially just communities in Michigan, in the United States, and across the world. We respond to social challenges in this highly politicized and technologized world by supporting scholarly and academic excellence, equity in education, health and social services, and opportunities for the growth and development of individuals, families, communities, and society. Our contributions to social work scholarship build on values that emphasize the strengths and the interaction between the individual and the larger social and physical environment. Our faculty members draw on scientific theories that support a fuller understanding of social challenges and then work to develop translational solutions to these challenges. We seek new faculty members whose interests and commitments fit this philosophy of the School. For more information about the University’s diversity initiative please visit the School of Social Work Diversity, Equity & Inclusion webpage.

     

    U-M SSW currently has up to five faculty openings for the 2018-2019 academic year. These include:

    • Three Open-Rank, Tenure-Track Faculty positions

    • One Clinical Faculty Position

    • One Open-Rank, Tenure-Track Faculty position Jointly Sponsored with the Institute for Social Research

     

    Interested candidates should visit the online application to submit:

    • a concise philosophy statement of research

    • a concise statement of teaching experience

    • names of three references

    • CV

    • three writing examples - writing examples may include published works, media works, syllabi or detailed schedules for courses and workshops, case examples, and opinion pieces. Scholarly articles are preferred for tenure track faculty positions. Letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and considered on a rolling basis. All applications must be received by December 31st 2018.

     

    The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

     

    Brittany May

    Information Systems & Human Resources Manager

    School of Social Work

    1080 South University, Room 2833

    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106

    p. 734.615.2666 f. 734.763.3372

     

    Posted 10/4/17

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