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At D.A. Blodgett - St. John's we offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a positive/supportive work environment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity and cultural competence.

To apply for a position, unless otherwise indicated below, please send resume with cover letter, including salary or wage preference, as well as any questions to: humanresources@dabsj.org

 

KENT SCHOOL SERVICES NETWORK (KSSN) SITE TEAM CLINICIAN: Full time, year round position. LMSW/LLMSW or equivalent to provide individual and family therapy, crisis response, case management, and group services to children, adolescents, and their families in a school, home or community based setting. The Clinician will work as part of a team along with the Community School Coordinator and school personnel.  Clinicians will provide service during the school day, after school, and early evenings.  A minimum of 2 years experience working with culturally diverse populations and state licensure are required. Bi-lingual persons encouraged to apply.
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PREGNANCY COUNSELOR: Part – time position (4-16 hours per week) providing counseling and supportive services for men and women experiencing unplanned and stressful pregnancies. The Pregnancy Counselor provides emotional support and assists the families with legal release for those who choose to make an adoption plan for their child, as well as being responsible for the clinical services provided to families, including assessment, education, engagement, and referrals for additional support. An understanding of prenatal care, childbirth and infant development will be beneficial. Experience, knowledge and skill regarding pregnancy counseling and/or adoption is a must.  Must be able to work independently in an efficient and effective manner and have a flexible schedule. Educational requirements are Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or related mental health discipline.
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SUPPORTS COORDINATOR: Full-time position providing individual case management to children with developmental disabilities. Job requires linking, monitoring, and coordinating services within the family system and the community. Services are provided in the home setting and some evening hours are required.  BSW/LBSW or related human services degree required.   Experience working with culturally diverse populations and experience working with children with developmental disabilities preferred.  Bilingual persons are encouraged to apply.
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TRANSPORTATION AIDE: Part-time, Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., providing transportation for residents of St. John’s Home and foster children to school. Excellent driving record and experience working with children and youth required.  Position requires good organizational skills, timeliness, and high energy. Bilingual persons are encouraged to apply.
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HOME BASED THERAPIST: Full Time Therapist to provide in-home family therapy.  Therapist will receive training in Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) and will implement this evidence based model in the community.  No experience in BSFT or family therapy necessary.  Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or Marriage and Family; full or limited license in the state of Michigan (LMSW, LPC, LLP, LMFT) required. 
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TRAUMA THERAPIST: Full-time therapist needed to provide homebased Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to a caseload of 12 children ages 4-17.  Applicants must have received training in TF-CBT that exceeds the 10 hour online course provided by MUSC.  Qualified applicants will have completed a trauma certificate program in graduate school or completed/be enrolled in a state-wide TFCBT learning collaborative cohort.  Applicants with other specialized TF-CBT training are encouraged to apply as well.  Must possess full or limited license in the state of Michigan in Social work (LLMSW, LMSW), Professional Counseling (LLPC, LPC), or Marriage and Family (LLMFT, LMFT).  The position provides a flexible schedule, supportive environment, and generous retirement contribution and vacations days. Culturally diverse persons encouraged to apply.
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DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES: Provide strong and effective leadership to a busy division of family preservation and support services. Programs include evidence-based counseling services in the home and school, parenting and family support, community living assistance, post-adoption services, and mentoring. The Director of Community Based Services reports to the President/CEO. A minimum of five years of experience in child welfare and/or mental health services with a Master’s Degree in Human Services preferred or Bachelor’s Degree with substantial experience.
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FOSTER CARE SUPPORTIVE VISITATION PROGRAM VISIT COACH: Full time position providing remote, intensive and individualized parent-child visit services to families within the Grand Rapids, Ionia and Big Rapids areas whose children are in foster care and where reunification is the case goal. General activities include: in-home parenting education, observing parent-child interactions, and giving helpful feedback to the parent before and after each session. Bachelor’s Degree in human services with specialized study in the area of parenting, child development, or related area required, as well as a minimum of one year field experience working with multi-problem families. Knowledge of the Bavolek Nurturing Parenting Program, the Adult-Adolescent Parenting Inventory (AAPI) and the Nurturing Skills Competency Scale requested.
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RESIDENTIAL THERAPIST: Full-time youth and family therapist for high school aged males residing in our residential facility. Work focuses on healing past trauma, developing a healthy identity, learning independent living skills, and preparing for permanent placements. The ideal candidate will have strong therapeutic skills and expertise. Skills in substance abuse treatment, trauma informed treatment, EMDR, motivational interviewing, and CBT are preferred. MSW or similar degree required.
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SOCIAL WORKER: Full-time Foster Care Social Worker position to provide case management services for children who are under court supervision/jurisdiction due to neglect a/o abuse.  BSW or similar degree with experience in child welfare required.   Experience in foster care, adoption or foster home licensing is preferred.  Individual must possess a high level of personal strength as well as sensitivity with a passion for foster care. Bi-lingual and culturally diverse persons encouraged to apply.
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SECOND SHIFT DIRECT CARE COUNSELOR: Full time, counselor role providing direct care for children and youth living in an open residential program.  Counselors see to the physical and emotional needs of the children and youth who have experienced some form of abuse and/or neglect.  Counselors will model and teach appropriate social skills while working closely with a staff therapist to implement individualized treatment plans.  This role demands an individual with strong relationship building skills, physical and emotional stamina and an ability to work in a team environment in order to provide a family like setting. Counselors act in a parental role by meeting basic needs of youth. Associates and/or Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Youth Ministries, Criminal Justice and/or Communications or comparable experience is preferred, although not required. Valid Driver’s License with a good driving record is required.  Those interested in a career in the child welfare field or those with a desire to help struggling children and teenagers are encouraged to apply.
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COMMUNITY LIVING SUPPORTS AIDE: Part-time with flexible schedule working with developmentally delayed or severely emotionally disturbed children. Meeting with the child in the family home to teach, train and/or assist the child with his or her needs that may increase or maintain personal self-sufficiency. Child welfare experience preferred. Bilingual persons are encouraged to apply.
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MENTOR: Full-time Mentor to provide services for delinquent children ages 12 years of age and under referred by Kent County 17th Circuit Court – Family Division. The Mentor provides social recreational activities to the youth focusing on development of their social skills, self-esteem and appropriate behavior, including assistance with schoolwork, development of positive peer interaction and community involvement. Personal qualities of warmth, patience, practical understanding of child development, ability to easily relate to children and parents, ability to set appropriate behavioral limits and follow through with expectations, flexibility in scheduling, and an understanding and sensitivity to the client’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics. Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field preferred.
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DIRECT CARE COUNSELOR: Part-time (weekends) counselor role providing direct care for children and youth living in an open residential program.  Counselors see to the physical and emotional needs of the children and youth who have experienced some form of abuse and/or neglect.  Counselors will model and teach appropriate social skills while working closely with a staff therapist to implement individualized treatment plans.  This role demands an individual with strong relationship building skills, physical and emotional stamina and an ability to work in a team environment in order to provide a family like setting. 3rd Shift Counselors play a key role in ensuring safety and providing comfort and support to children and youth during the nighttime hours as well as assisting getting children and youth off to school in the morning.  Associates and/or Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Youth Ministries, Criminal Justice and/or Communications or comparable experience is preferred, although not required. Valid Driver’s License with a good driving record is required.  Those interested in a career in the child welfare field or those with a desire to help struggling children and teenagers are encouraged to apply.
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D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s is proud to announce that we have achieved the Level 1 Endorsement with Partners for a Racism Free Community. Diversity and Inclusion is an Agency value that we take seriously. Our Inclusion Council has been working diligently on this process and we are happy to be associated with this initiative.