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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.

OUTPATIENT THERAPIST – Contractual Therapist position available to provide mental health and substance abuse treatment to children, adolescents and their families. Master’s Degree in Social Work (LMSW) or equivalent; Licensed by the State of Michigan with CADC or CAADC required, or MCBAP Development Plan in place is required.  Experience working with culturally diverse populations preferred. Bilingual persons encouraged to apply. Compensation is based on hours of billed service. 

LICENSING SPECIALIST - Full-time position assessing, licensing and evaluating foster homes.  Includes recruitment, training and retention activities.  A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field required.  Child welfare experience, especially in foster care, adoption or licensing preferred.  Bi-lingual and culturally sensitive persons encouraged to apply

TEMPORARY ACADEMIC SUPPORT TEAM COUNSELOR – Full-time, Monday – Friday (1st and 2nd shift) temporary counselor role providing academic support and direct care for children and youth living in an open residential program.  Counselors work alongside teachers in the onsite classroom and see to the educational needs of the residents who have experienced some form of abuse and/or neglect.  AST Counselors support educators in the classroom as well as in houses assisting with students experiencing illness, suspension or appointments.  Experience in counseling and paraprofessional educational skills are preferred as well as completion of a Bachelor's degree in social work or similar field.

DIRECT CARE COUNSELOR – Full time, 2nd shift, counselor role providing direct care for children and youth living in an open residential program at D. A. Blodgett - St. John’s.  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.

DIRECT CARE COUNSELOR –Full time, 3rd shift, counselor role providing direct care for children and youth living in an open residential program at D. A. Blodgett - St. John’s.  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.

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.

RESPITE WORKERS - Part Time Respite Worker positions available to provide temporary relief for families in their homes and in the community. Working with children who have emotional and/or behavioral challenges, respite fulfills the care and support responsibilities usually performed by the family caregiver according to the needs and abilities of the child. Respite is offered at variable times including: days, evenings and weekends. Minimum education requirements include High School diploma or GED.