The University of St. Thomas

Ireland Fund

SWIIS (UK) LTD

We are looking for talented and motivated Qualified Social Workers with knowledge of child protection issues especially in relation to working in a multi-racial community for one of our London Authorities.  You will need to demonstrate the ability and experience to work directly with children and their families.  You must hold a BSW, MSW or Diploma in social work and be eligible for GSCC Registration

THE ROLE:

You may be asked to carry out a range of assessments

You will undertake supportive and preventative work with individuals and families

You could work with children who are looked after by the department

You will prepare and submit Court reports and present them to Court

You must keep accurate and up to date records

THE REWARDS:

Successful candidates will benefit from an excellent salary and benefits and there is an additional Relocation Allowance.

As a SWIIS placement, you can look forward to enjoying:
Initial relocation flight paid for
Initial accommodation and deposit paid for
Assistance with GSCC Registration and also paid for or reimbursed
Work Permit and Pre-Entry Clearance Visa paid for or reimbursed
Induction Training Programme
Meet & Greet service on arrival in the UK
Assistance with bank accounts.
Please forward your resume to us by email at internationalsw@swiis.com or by fax at +44 20 3393 5315 making sure to let us have your contact details and requirements.

SWIIS IS committed to best practice and our dedication to quality assurance remains uncompromised.
Membership of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC): The REC is the recruitment industry’s professional body which issues guidelines on the standards that recruitment agencies should follow.
Membership of the British Association of Social Workers (BASW): BASW is the professional association representing Social Workers.
SWIIS recruitment are also signatories to the Social Care Code for International Recruitment:

posted 8/19/10

 

Resource Recovery Center           

FAMILY ADVOCATE- PARENTING FACILITATOR  .5 FTE     Classification 2.B

Program:  Recovery Resource Center             Location:  1900 Chicago Ave.

With the supervision of the RRC Client Services Supervisor – Women’s and Family Continuing Care, the Family Advocate- Parenting Facilitator will provide support, advocacy, and mentorship to mothers with dependent children residing in RRC Family Recovery Housing, who are participating in RRC chemical dependency treatment and recovery maintenance services. This person will work jointly and be an active team member with both the RRC Women’s & Housing Programs. This person will perform four key roles. 1. She/he is responsible for coordinating and facilitating parenting groups for mothers; 2.She/he is responsible for facilitating and/or co-facilitating family and children’s programming in cooperation with the Women’s Program Team; 3.She/he is responsible for providing individual and family parenting sessions, primarily in family home; and 4. She/ he is responsible for ensuring quality coordination of care and communication with all RRC and community services the family is participating in. Schedule NOTE: This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule, to include evenings to meet the scheduling needs of family and children’s programming. Projected Schedule: Monday 2:00 – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Thursday 2:00 –7:30 p.m. (NOTE: The schedule is subject to change due to program needs/ changes as this program is incorporating additional program components, which may impact schedule.)

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

1.              Facilitate Parenting Groups

2.              Co-facilitate Family Groups and Children’s Programming with MARFU (Mother’s Achieving Recovery for Family Unity) team.

3.              Provide parenting and family skill building services on-site at the RRC Family Recovery Housing.

4.              Assist in the development and achievement of the mother’s and family’s individualized treatment plan. 

5.              Provide mentoring and role modeling of effective and appropriate recovery and parenting skills.

6.              Assess mother’s parenting and recovery abilities, facilitate individualized skill building in the areas of parenting, stress management, time management, organization, and problem solving to further develop and strengthen mother’s parenting by meeting with each mother/ family as needed

7.              Assist mother with parenting skills to address children’s needs and strengths to include:  school attendance, academics, health/ medical, behavior issues, hobbies, recreation, and relationship building

8.              Assist with further development and implementation of RRC Family Programming

9.              Develop a network of resources for mothers in recovery

10.            Establish and maintain necessary professional relationships with other community resources, agencies, and service providers as directed by supervisor.

11.            Ensure communication and coordination of care with all RRC service teams to include: MARFU/ Women’s Program, Housing Program, and Treatment Program/s, as well as community & public providers.

12.            Ensure documentation of all interactions and activities with mother and family.

13.            Present a positive image of all RRC Programs and Services.

14.            Actively Participate in RESOURCE, Inc.’s “Undoing Racism” and Promoting Diversity Initiatives.

15.            Conduct groups on an as needed basis.

16.            Conduct urinalysis.

17.            Attend all meetings and staffing as required to include Women’s & Housing Program.

18.            Adhere to RESOURCE, Inc. and Recovery Resource Center policies, procedures, goals, and ethical standards.

19.            Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. A minimum of four years experience providing parenting services and/or services to women/ families; or Associates degree with 2 years experience; or Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Chemical Health, Human Services, or related field.
  2. LADC desired, not required.
  3. Minimum of one-year experience working with chemically dependent parents preferred.
  4. Minimum of two- years freedom from alcohol and chemical abuse/ addiction required.
  5. Experience in group facilitation preferred.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge and abilities to work effectively with parents and children ages 0-18 required.
  7. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of resources for families and ability to navigate the social service community, to include school systems.
  8. Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to transport mother and family as needed to achieve job role.
  9. Ability to work as a team member with coworkers and referral sources.
  10. Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds preferred.
  11. Experience providing services to parole/probation referrals, hospitals, county social workers, and other key stakeholders.
  12. Ability to maintain confidentiality of RRC participants and services; maintain confidential/ sensitive materials and documents.
  13. Ability to maintain professional boundaries with RRC participants.
  14. Possess effective verbal and written communication skills in a team environment.
  15. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  16. Utilize computer network system, copy machine, fax machine, typewriter, telephone system.

STARTING SALARY RANGE:            Depending on Qualifications. This is a part-time salaried position. This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule, to include evenings to meet the scheduling needs of family and children’s programming.

BENEFITS: Vacation, holiday, and sick time prorated at 50% based on FTE. Dental and 401K plan available. 

HOW TO APPLY: Send/fax, call or apply in person to: RESOURCE, 1900 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404-1903; 612.752.8000/Fax: 752.8001 Resumes, cover letters, and RESOURCE, Inc. applications must be submitted ATTN: Carrie Salsness, RRC Client Services Supervisor- Women’s Continuing Care. Inquiries regarding this position may be directed to Carrie at csalsness@resource-mn.org

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE

DEADLINE: Review of applications and interviews will begin upon review of qualified candidates. Open until filled.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer            www.resource-mn.org

posted 8/13/10

 

 

 

Manager/Care Guide 

Status:  Full-Time        Classification:  2.B

Program:  Spectrum Case Management

Location:  1825 Chicago Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Position Summary:  The Case Manager/Care Guide will be responsible for working with clients enrolled in Metropolitan Health Plan to help clients access, navigate, and coordinate a variety of medical, mental health, oral health, chemical health and social services. The primary responsibility will be to provide care coordination to consumers who have a diagnosis of a mental health, physical health or developmental disability.  

Primary Responsibilities:

A.    Provide case management/care guide services to adults with disabilities:

  • Interview clients to determine their needs and strengths, and collect other related assessment information.
  • Develop a standardized comprehensive care plan that will assist clients to address their needs, deficits, and goals across a variety of functional domains.
  • Evaluate, change and further specify recovery-oriented goals on a continuing basis with each client.
  • Maintain client contact, via phone and in person, according to the client needs and care guide policies.
  • Authorize and arrange for client services covered through Metropolitan Health Plan.
  • Develop relationships with community providers, refer clients to appropriate community resources and arrange transportation to appointments as needed.
  • Communicate with other community professionals and providers to insure that services for clients are coordinated. Provide advocacy for clients when needed.
  • Provide assistance via phone or in person during crisis situations.
  • Maintain client files and program records. Develop reports and billing statements as required.
  • Comply with HIPPA and Data Privacy Practices.
  • Complete at least 30 hours of training in a two-year period or complete the number of hours required by licensure, which ever is higher.

B.    Attend staff meetings, including team meetings, individual supervision meetings, MHP meetings, staff in-services, and training.

C.    Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

·    Bachelor’s Degree in one of the behavioral sciences or related fields, including but not limited to social work, psychology, or nursing from an accredited college or university. Qualified as a Mental Health Practitioner. Master’s level professional in a social science field preferred.

·    Have at least 2,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of services to persons with  mental illness.

·    Experience with delivery of services to adults with chemical dependency highly desirable.

·    Knowledge and/or ability to access relevant community resources.

·    Ability to communicate effectively, positively, and professionally with clients, providers and other professionals both in person and using the telephone.

·    Ability to solve problems and make routine decisions independently.

·    Ability to be flexible and manage organizing time and tasks efficiently.

·    Ability to perform non-traditional tasks while meeting client needs.

·    Ability to use and understand the basic workings of computers and other electronic equipment.

·    Have valid driver’s license, insurance and a reliable car.

Salary and Benefits:  DOQ.  3 weeks paid vacation, 10 sick and 10 paid holidays, medical, dental, life and LTD insurance, 401(K) plan.

How to Apply:  Call Patty at (612) 752-8240 for further information.  Resumes will be accepted via fax (612) 752-8201, email (ppeters@resource-mn.org), or US mail at 1825 Chicago Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55404.

Spectrum community Mental Health is interested in hiring staff who are capable of functioning effectively in the context of cultural differences and capable of valuing differences in all cultures.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer        www.resource-mn.org

posted 8/9/10

 

Behavioral Health Consultant

Job Summary: Esperanza Health Center, a faith based primary health care clinic in Philadelphia seeks a full-time Behavioral Health Consultant to serve as a member of the primary care provider team providing brief, immediate behavioral health support and interventions as part of integrated primary care services. Refers patients, when appropriate, to social services and external psychiatric counseling.

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to provide quick and accurate clinical assessments, and design culturally-appropriate behavioral health interventions
  • Ability to integrate faith and practice
  • Proficiency in Spanish required
  • Knowledge of basic psycho-pharmacology an asset
  • LCSWs and/or Psy.D's who have a valid, current clinical license in Pennsylvania, or are able to be licensed in Pennsylvania, are encouraged to apply. MSWs and LSWs may be considered, contingent on funding.

Salary position includes generous vacation and sick time, holidays, medical benefits and retirement plan.
To apply: Please send resume/CV and cover letter to resumes@esperanzahealth.com .  For more information about Esperanza please see our website.  http://www.esperanzahealth.com/

posted 8/9/10 

 

CASE MANAGER - HealthChoices

Full-Time            Classification:  2.B

Location:  3040 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN  55408

Position Reports To:  HealthChoices Program Supervisor

Position Summary: This position provides intensive case management services to Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) participants who experience multiple barriers to employment, including mental illness and/or chemical dependency.  The purpose of these services is to assist the participants in accessing appropriate mental health or chemical health services and reduce barriers to employment. HealthChoices case managers are expected to spend an average of 50 percent of their time in the field with clients and/or case collaterals. Case managers carry a caseload of 20 clients and clients are located throughout Hennepin County.  

Major Responsibilities/Activities:

·      Provide intensive outreach and monitoring through regular home visits to promote and maintain stable functioning. 

·      Assess individual participants mental health and or chemical health needs and determine barriers to employment.

·      Develop and coordinate individual community support plan, based upon the participant’s individual strengths and needs.

·      Insure access to mental health, chemical health, medical, social, financial, legal and housing services as needed, and act as an advocate for participants.

·      Insure that participants keep scheduled appointments in the community and follow through on referrals to other providers of service.

·      Assist participants with the development of independent livings skills such as transportation, budgeting, etc. especially when these are barriers to employment.

·      Assess the needs of the participant’s family for services and establish cooperative relationships with other providers including schools, day care providers, children’s mental health services, etc.

·      Participate fully as an interagency team member with employment providers and Health Plan care managers to ensure effective delivery of service and to achieve program goals.

·      Maintain records and documentation of service as required including completing case notes, intake assessments, MFIP reporting, and all other documentation as required in a timely manner.

·      Communicate and coordinate services with all team members. Attend regular team meetings, center meetings other required meetings.  

Job Specifications:

Education and Experience

·      Bachelor of Arts degree in human services with one year of experience in either mental health or chemical health OR AA Human Services degree with at least three years of experience.

·      Experience in relating successfully to persons of different backgrounds, cultures, and personalities.

·      Experience in the provision of intensive case management services in the community is preferred.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·      Ability to work independently in the field and to use team resources/ supervision to enhance performance.

·      Ability to interact professionally and positively with clients and associates.

·      Ability to work with a culturally diverse staff and clientele.

·      Ability to work as an effective and proactive team player.

·      Ability to plan, prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks and complete work assignments within deadlines.

·      Knowledge of the full spectrum of mental illness, symptoms and treatments.

·      Knowledge of chemical dependency and resources in Hennepin County.

·      Must be capable of independent travel, have a valid drivers license and have access to an automobile.

·      Must be willing to work flexible hours, which may include some evenings or weekends.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to:

·      Hear and speak in order to communicate with program clients, staff and other providers

·      Sit at a desk and in team meetings for extended periods of time

·      See in order to review documents, review client plans, writes reports and observes clients

·      Must be able to drive in order to transport clients to appointments and meetings

·      Must be able to access buildings and homes where clients live which may not be accessible

Tools, Equipment and Environment

The majority of work is performed in the community.  It will be necessary for the incumbent to attend meetings, which are held outside of the regular work setting.  The incumbent will also be required to meet clients in the community and/or their homes.  Must be able to use standard computer equipment.  Must have access to and be able to operate a vehicle.

Salary Range: DOQ

Benefits:  3 weeks vacation, 10 sick and 10 paid holidays, medical, dental, life and LTD insurance and 401(k) plan.

How to Apply:

Send/fax/email resume to: Molly Anderson, HealthChoices, 3040 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis MN  55408 / Fax: 612-824-4654 / manderson@resource-mn.org

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer    www.resource-mn.org

 

posted 8/9/10

  

 

Social Worker Corrections Statewide JAC 10-03309

We have announced a recruitment in WiscJobs for General Population Social Worker-Corrections to create a new Register for future vacancies statewide.
JAC 10-03309. http://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=44971&jobid=44486&index=true <http://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=44971&jobid=44486&index=true>  This is an on-line only application and examination. The deadline is Friday, July 30, 2010.
Judy Brown is the contact. Please feel free to forward this information to anyone you feel may be interested in this recruitment. Let me know if you have any questions.
Katy J. Walters, Human Resources Specialist-Advanced
Department of Corrections
Bureau of Personnel and Human Resources
608.240.5508 voice
608.240.3343 fax




posted 7/22/10