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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.

PRESIDENT/CEO - D.A. Blodgett - St. John's is seeking a President and Chief Executive Officer to lead the organization.  Qualified candidates will have demonstrated leadership and executive experience (at least 5 years in child welfare and human service), a Bachelor's degree (Master's degree preferred), and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with public agencies and human service organizations. Click here for the full job description.  To apply click here.

RESIDENTIAL THERAPIST – Full-time youth and family therapist for a co-ed home of children aged 6 to 18 years old in our short term evaluation program.  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, brief solution focused therapy, crisis intervention, group, and CBT are preferred.  LMSW/LMSW or similar degree required. 

TEMPORARY THERAPIST – (Temporary 4 - 6 months position) 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.

YDIP THERAPIST – Full-time Therapist to provide services for delinquent children ages 12 years of age and under referred by Kent County 17th Circuit Court – Family Division.  Therapist provides comprehensive clinical and supportive services to the parents and their child to help enable them to resolve problems which led to their contact with the Court.  Personal qualities of warmth, sensitivity,  comprehensive understanding of child development, and the ability to establish meaningful therapeutic relationships with children and adults, with an understanding and sensitivity to the client’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.  MSW or similar degree required with one year of child welfare experience.

NURSE -  RN or LPN – Part time, 20 hours per week, to oversee the medical, dental and psychiatric needs of children in Residential Treatment, Foster Care and outpatient/community based counseling programs.  Responsibilities include oversight of medication distribution, maintaining medical records, documentation, staffing outpatient psychiatric and medical clinics, staff training, and responding to the medical and medication issues of children and youth.  A solid knowledge of child development and experience in child/adolescent medical and psychiatric services is required.  Excellent communication skills including the ability to adapt to new and different situations, compromise to reach consensus and conflict resolution are essential.  Prefer highly organized, welcoming, technology savvy individuals who can be team focused in a fast paced, demanding environment with a diverse population.

HUMAN RESOURCES GENERALIST – Part-time position assisting in the HR Department. Generalist will provide human resources support to the employee base.  Expert technical, computer and administrative skills required.  Must be professional, confidential, organized and possess a high attention to detail.   Various HR skills desired including background screening, benefits, FMLA and Worker’s Comp.  Relevant Bachelor’s degree and 2 years HR experience preferred.

DIRECT CARE COUNSELOR – Full time, second and third shifts available.   Counselor role providing direct care for children and youth living in an open program at D. A. Blodgett - St. John’s Residential Homes.  Counselors see to the physical and emotional needs of the residents 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 setting. Counselors act in a parental role by meeting basic needs of youth. Completion of a Bachelor's degree in a human services field is preferred. Valid Driver’s License with a good driving record is required.  Those interested in starting 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.