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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:

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. To apply click here.

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.

KENT SCHOOL SERVICES NETWORK (KSSN) SITE TEAM CLINICIAN – 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.

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. 

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.

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.

RECEPTIONIST – part-time 4:30pm to 7:30 pm Monday through Thursday providing front desk and phone reception with potential for Monday through Friday 8am – 5pm, on-call opportunities.  Receptionist will also perform various administrative support duties.  Receptionist must have strong customer service and clerical skills with an acute attention to detail and ability to multi-task.  Three years reception and administrative support experience required.

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.