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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

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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CASE AIDE: Part-time (variable hours) position in our Foster Care program, Monday-Saturday, for 15-25 hours per week (mostly afternoon to early evening) transporting foster children, supervising family visitations, light clerical work. Good driving record required and childcare experience preferred. Bi-lingual and culturally diverse persons 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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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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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.