Mountain CAP of WV, Inc., a CDC, Child Advocacy Center is hiring a Child Therapist for their Upshur County office. This position requires the applicant to be a LICSW, LPC, NCC, Licensed Psychologist or Licensed Supervised Psychologist, and the applicant must have experience in providing therapy services to children, with training and experience in trauma-focused therapy preferred. Requires clear CIB and APS/CPS background checks. Email resume, letter of interest, and four professional references to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Salary commensurate with experience. Open until filled. EOE
West Virginia Caring will be hosting its 23rd annual bereavement camp for kids, Camp Caring, on August 3rd, 2019 at Camp Mountaineer in Monongalia County, WV.
Camp Caring is held to support adolescents, ages 6-14, in WV that have experienced the death of a love one. Focusing on large and small group activities, the Camp empowers each adolescent with the ability to express their grief and successfully cope with their feeling of loss and trauma. Camp Caring runs optional concurrent sessions for the adults(s) in the child’s life. The purpose is that each family member is individual strengthened and supported so that the entire family can move forward together to a place of a new normal.
Camp Caring is a free all day event!
Please help us in spreading the word on camp and extending the information out to those who may benefit.
The Program Coordinator position is a part-time
position with benefits. The Program Coordinator will work with a team to help
residents of senior housing achieve wellness goals.. The Program Coordinator
will also be responsible for developing Community Health Action Plans for each
site that addresses such issues as fall prevention, medication adherence,
chronic disease management, and transportation. Successful candidate will
enjoy working in a team, and have experience coordinating services, conducting outreach,
and documenting work. Licensed Social Worker or Provisional eligible.
The Children’s Home Society of West Virginia is seeking to hire a Regional Director that would be located in Princeton WV. Responsibilities would include oversight of foster care/adoption, mentoring, children’s therapy, and parenting apart programs in Mercer and McDowell Counties. Additionally the Regional Director would provide leadership and support to the Paul Miller Home Shelter supervisor in McDowell County. Other responsibilities include community engagement, fundraising, and local child welfare collaboration efforts. Potential candidate must have five years’ experience with adoption and foster care programs and have the ability to provide oversight within the 2 counties. Master’s Degree in Social Work is preferred. Applicants must pass all FBI/CIB, CPS and APS background checks, have an insured automobile and valid driver’s license. Some travel is required. Interested applicants should send letter of interest and resume to Joanne Boileau, Children’s Home Society, 205 Center Street, Princeton WV 24740
Paul Rosen, MD, has joined WVU Medicine Children’s as the state’s first dedicated pediatric rheumatologist.
“Not only are we excited to have a pediatric rheumatologist to see our arthritis and autoimmune patients, but we are so happy to have Dr. Rosen become part of our WVU Medicine Children’s family. He runs a truly patient-centered practice, and his TEDx talk on empathy in healthcare shows that his values are in the proper place. We can all learn from his guidance,” Charles Mullett, MD, PhD, chair of the WVU Department of Pediatrics, said. “We are so pleased to have him in our organization, and we know our patients will love him, too.”
Dr. Rosen also currently serves as medical officer for the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Previously, he served as the clinical director of service and operational excellence at the Nemours Children’s Health System.
Rosen received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He then received a master’s in public health from Harvard University and a master’s in medical management from Carnegie Mellon University. He completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York followed by a fellowship in pediatric rheumatology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
Rosen, a professor of pediatrics, is board certified in pediatric rheumatology.
“I am thrilled to join the WVU community as the state’s first pediatric rheumatologist,” Rosen said. “I am thankful for the opportunity to help make an impact for the children of West Virginia.”
WVU Medicine Children’s – currently located on the sixth floor of J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, WVU Medicine’s flagship hospital – provides maternal, infant, and pediatric care for West Virginia and the surrounding region, giving care to high-risk mothers, premature infants, and children with life-threatening conditions through adolescence to adulthood. In 2020, WVU Medicine Children’s will move into a new tower and ambulatory care center to be attached to Ruby Memorial. For more information, including ways to support the $60-million capital campaign for Children’s new home, visit wvumedicine.org/childrens.
Children’s Home Society of WV is seeking a fulltime Permanency Supervisor for our Wheeling site. This position is responsible for directing the site’s Foster Care and Adoption program including program administration, interpretation and implementation of agency policy, staff supervision, client advocacy, and program budget management. Additional responsibilities include directing services to enhance the ongoing care, safety, and supervision of families and children and to ensure family cohesiveness and self-sufficiency where possible. Master’s degree in Social Work or related field preferred, Social Work license eligibility with a minimum of one year of supervisory experience required. Additional requirements include clear background screenings, valid driver’s license and ability to travel, and willingness to share on-call responsibility. Competitive salary and excellent benefit package offered. Tuition assistance and paid CEU opportunities available.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and résumé to:
Community Connections, Inc., 215 South Walker Street, Princeton, WV 24740 – (304) 913-4956
Partnerships for Success: Prevention Specialist Job Description
Title of Position: Prevention Specialist
Counties to be Covered: Fayette, Nicolas, Webster, & Pocahontas Counties
Description of Duties & Responsibilities:
Obtain, understand, and use national, state, regional, and county-level data to inform the strategic prevention framework and culturally appropriate, evidence-based interventions.
Strengthen partnerships with colleges to prevent underage drinking, intravenous drug use, and marijuana use of high-risk students ages 17-20.
Strengthen partnerships with child-serving agencies, schools, and behavioral health providers to prevent underage drinking, intravenous drug use, and marijuana use of high-risk students ages 9-20.
With key stakeholders (e.g. law enforcement, schools, physicians, families, and youth) plan, implement, and sustain effective, culturally appropriate, evidence-based prevention practices and policies to address underage drinking, marijuana use, and intravenous drug use among youth ages 9-20.
Promote and provide for the evolution of positive alternatives for the targeted population with a focus on youth/young adult engagement and leadership throughout the region.
Mobilize and build capacity within communities throughout the region to prevent underage drinking, intravenous drug use, and marijuana use of high-risk students ages 9-20 through networking, technical assistance, other appropriate engagement strategies, and planning models that promote and empower neighborhoods, community groups, schools, agencies, and other entities to address local and regional issues. This will include becoming familiar with prevention efforts that are being provided within the region in all communities served and remaining current on all efforts supporting their development and implementation, as allowable within the scope of funding.
Become familiar and collaborate with community behavioral health resources and services to support cross-system planning and programming, as well as service connections for those high-risk students needing to access various levels of care.
Implement prevention strategies that improve community norms through environmental change.
Conduct prevention activities such as evidence-based programming (EBPs) in schools, communities, and child-serving agencies.
Within 90 days of hire, or as trainings are available, complete the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPT); Prevention Ethics; Strategic Prevention Framework; Positive Community Norms; Cultural Competency; Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Tuberculosis (TB); and Hepatitis. Documentation must be maintained on-file for all and a written waiver must be obtained from BHHF is any training component cannot be completed within the period set forth.
Within 6 months of grant award, staff funded by this grant must receive and complete trainings: motivational interviewing; suicide prevention; trauma-informed care; Mental Health First Aid; and substance use disorder basics with specific focus on Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). Documentation must be maintained on-file for all completed trainings.
Participate and actively contribute to community, regional, and statewide planning efforts to assess continually and remain current on needs related to substance use and misuse ensuring that efforts are coordinated with BHHF and all regions.
Collect community data and resources to share with stakeholders, partners, BHHF, and Statewide Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW). Efforts should include promoting participation in and sharing by schools of the School Climate Survey or related surveys for strategic prevention planning.
Ensure a continual focus on building community, school, and child-serving agency capacity to address targeted prevention needs. Activities should include maintaining a readily available staff and other resource capacity to lead or support such efforts, consistent communication with relevant organizations, and active efforts to engage communities, schools, child-serving agencies, behavioral health providers, and other groups. All efforts must be comprehensively documented.
Ensure that evidence-based practice and model-learning is always occurring and emphasized within the scope of evolving prevention planning and implementation.
Ensure that focus is given to evolving the existence of, promotion of, and participation by high-risk students in communities and regions in substance use prevention activities promotion healthy living and well-being with a focus on youth engagement and leadership development. Efforts must include:
Close collaboration with county-based coalitions who may lead and/or coordinate such events or opportunities.
Development of a women’s network in collaboration with local/regional treatment and recovery partners that meets regularly with emphasis on girls or women who are substance-involved, pregnant, or post-partum.
Coordination, participation, and promotion of county youth-led prevention teams to increase youth and adult partnerships that promote peer education, leadership, and mentoring.
Remain knowledgeable regarding prevention efforts being developed and/or provided within the region by creating a written plan of work supported through financial or other means, and as allowable within the scope of funding. Activities include but are not limited to: regular participation on the PFS Advisory Workgroup; Statewide Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW); Regional Data & Planning Teams; Prevention Lead Organization (PLO) meetings; technical assistance provided by Marshall University; and other trainings and meetings organized by BHHF.
Obtain community, school, child-serving agency, and youth feedback for services rendered and information received to measure program effectiveness and improve service delivery.
Identify existing data gaps and develop data collection plans, as appropriate.
Within 30 days of hire, develop written work plans outlining information dissemination and public awareness initiatives addressing the nature and scope of underage drinking, intravenous drug use, and marijuana use of high-risk students ages 9-20, as well as the public health impact within communities and the region.
Annually, complete Strategic Prevention Framework-Partnerships for Success (SPF-PFS) strategic planning and learning processes to build capacity in the region, enhance infrastructure, and implement a comprehensive prevention approach in the region’s communities, schools, and child-serving agencies for effective and high-quality, evidence-based prevention services for high-risk students. Written strategic plans should be kept on-file and shared with State stakeholders annually.
Submit all data as related to the Expected Outcomes/Performance Measures as directed by BHHF.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Required for the Position: Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, human resources, mental health, social work, or other human services field and two years’ experience in planning, developing, or implementing substance abuse prevention programs. Experience with Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) preferred.
Supervisory Requirements: N/A
Skills and Knowledge Required for the Position:
Good knowledge of the nature of substance abuse and the techniques used in establishing effective prevention programs.
Good knowledge of community coalition principles and partnership development.
Ability to plan, organize, implement, coordinate, and evaluate prevention programs.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with individuals, schools, community-based organizations, businesses, faith-based organizations, and other local agencies.
Ability to comprehend and follow federal grant guidelines.
Ability to communicate effectively, work independently, and use computer applications.
Amount of Travel: Local, statewide, and regional occasionally required.
Salary: Dependent upon experience; Full-time position; 40 hours/week.
Contact: Greg Puckett, Executive Director, Community Connections, Inc. (304) 913-4956. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to: email@example.com and reference “PFS Prevention Specialist” in the subject line.