Contracted School Based Mental Health Therapist , Martinsburg, WV

Contracted School Based Mental Health Therapist , Martinsburg, WV

 

EastRidge Health Systems is hiring therapist to provide individual and group therapy for students in Berkeley and Jefferson Counties.

 

Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology

Current WV License preferred

At least 1 year experience in working with children

 

Send resume to rquinn@eastridgehs.org

Help Wanted: Mountain CAP Child Advocacy Center

 

Help Wanted:  Mountain CAP Child Advocacy Center is hiring for the part time position of Office Assistant. Duties will include office organization, appointment reminder calls, scheduling, file maintenance, and waiting room supervision.  Positon requires a professional demeanor, excellent oral and written communication, computer skills, strong organizational ability, and ability to maintain confidentiality. High School Diploma required, Associate or Bachelor Degree in a human service or helping field preferred. Two years of work experience required, preference given for experience in a medical or social service office. Must pass CPS/APS and sex offender registry check, and federal criminal background check. Opened until filled. EOE.

 

Mountain CAP of WV, Inc., a CDC

304-473-0020

West Virginians for Affordable Health Care

The Children’s Health Collaborative Project’s first challenge is to develop a comprehensive statewide picture of what is already happening in schools and communities in West Virginia. Through surveys of diverse school, health care, and community stakeholders, followed by phone interviews, focus groups, and site visits, we will create a list of programs, key players, community leaders, and successful models to share across the state. Your participation is vital to the success of this worthwhile project!

For Social Workers in the Clinical Setting- https://survey.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6yPB7X8Thf7lTlb

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Background: The West Virginia Children’s Health Collaborative Project, a program of West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, is an innovative partnership between children’s health policy experts, health providers, educators, parents, and community leaders who share the common goal to see every West Virginia child insured, linked to a doctor’s office or primary care provider, and receiving coordinated and continuous needed health and social services. We will build on successful models across our state, support the good work that has already been done, and work to make even more progress.

 

Even though West Virginia is a national leader in reducing the rate of uninsured children and has more school-based health centers per person than any other state, we still see children’s overall health and well-being ranked close to the bottom in national surveys. Today a growing number of West Virginia’s children are in disrupted families and in transition, which creates new barriers to enrollment. And even with an insurance card in-hand, it is difficult to link these children to a medical home and coordinated, continuous care.

 

The Children’s Health Collaborative Project’s first challenge is to develop a comprehensive statewide picture of what is already happening in schools and communities so we can then:

 

1) Assist families of children who do not have private health insurance enroll into West Virginia Medicaid and our Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP);

 

2) Connect children and families to a medical home that can coordinate health and social services; and

 

3) Plan for continuity of services when school is out of session.

 

Through surveys of diverse school, health care, and community stakeholders, followed by phone interviews, focus groups, and site visits, we will create a list of programs, key players, community leaders, and successful models to share across the state.

 

Following the statewide assessment, in August we will share what we learned from our surveys and plan how to both replicate great programs and advance policy changes that can help strengthen the children’s wheel of services – both hub and spokes. We will also have the foundation to create a network of local children’s health experts and community champions who are dedicated to informing policymakers and taking action to improve children’s health and wellbeing at the community, state, and federal levels.

 

Until now, there’s been no uniform effort to compile a comprehensive, statewide picture of how we’re addressing health care in our schools. But The Children’s Health Collaborative Project is not just another research project. It is an initiative to catalyze new voices to speak out and bring positive change supported by a foundation of knowledge and an understanding of what really works to get our children the health care and social service supports that empowers them to succeed.

 

How to Help?

 

We are looking for anyone who has a stake in our children’s lives. If you would like to help – in a large or small role – or learn more – please contact West Virginians for Affordable Health Care at info@wvahc.org or call 304.444.5917.

 

Children’s Health Collaborative Project Presentation

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The event was conceived by the National Coalition against Domestic Violence in 1981, with the intent of setting aside October to link advocates across the nation to end violence against women and children. The themes of this advocacy period are:

  • Mourning those who have died because of domestic violence
  • Celebrating those who have survived
  • Connecting those who work to end violence

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) joins the nation in bringing awareness to the effort to prevent the horrors of domestic violence.

We should be reminded that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), someone is physically abused by an intimate partner every 20 minutes. On an annual basis, over 10 million people experience domestic violence. Although incidents occur among all races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, ages, and levels of socioeconomic status, over 85 percent of reported victims are women.

Advocates will need to be prepared to actively support reauthorization of the Violence against Women Act of 2018 (VAWA). This critical legislation-which has been in place since 1994-is up for reauthorization in FY 2018.

Resources for Information on Domestic Violence

National Coalition against Domestic Violence

https://ncadv.org/

U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence against Women https://www.justice.gov/ovw/domestic-violence

CDC Violence Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/intimatepartnerviolence/index.html

NASW Press

https://www.naswpress.org/

National Network to End Domestic Violence

https://nnedv.org/