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
Strengthening Training for Addiction Recovery Project
The West Virginia University School of Social Work seeks applications for the position of Project Coordinator for the Strengthening Training for Addiction Recovery (STAR) grant. This position is grant-funded through September 30, 2019 and we anticipate a strong likelihood of funding renewal. The STAR project is part of WVU’s role in West Virginia’s Statewide Opioid Response. The Coordinator position will focus on administrative coordination of the STAR project, academic support to social work students participating in the STAR program, engagement with community-based providers, and interface with STAR project leaders. Apply online here.
Faculty Social Worker – Sharpe Hospital
West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute and the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry in the WVU School of Medicine are recruiting a West Virginia State Licensed clinical mental health provider in their Division of Public Sector Psychiatry at William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital in Weston, WV. Responsibilities in this position include clinical services to mental health hospitalized patients, teaching, and scholarly endeavors.
Successful candidates must have – a Masters or Doctorate degree in related clinical areas from an approved program is required. Eligible candidates must have a West Virginia license as a LICSW or LPC. The position will be at the Instructor non-tenure level in the West Virginia University Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry.
The West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, led by Dr. Ali Rezai, is expanding to include the clinical, research, and academic missions of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, among others. The Institute will spearhead efforts to develop innovative solutions for West Virginians and those across the world with neurological and psychiatric conditions ranging from Alzheimer’s to Parkinson’s; autism to stroke; and paralysis to chronic pain, addictions, and traumatic brain injury.
Neuroscience, including behavioral health and addiction, is one of WVU Medicine’s Signature Programs – areas of opportunity that allow WVU Medicine to target major health disparities more aggressively in the state and continue to deliver real medical solutions that will have the most resounding impact on the citizens of West Virginia.
William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital is a 150-bed, fully-accredited state psychiatric hospital and winner of an APA state/university collaboration award. The hospital provides treatment of involuntarily committed adults with a variety of diagnoses and has a dynamic forensic psychiatry program. While the facility is operated by the state Department of Health and Human Resources, our professional staff (psychiatrists, psychologists, and clinical social workers) is employed as full-time faculty members of WVU School of Medicine, hired through the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry. Sharpe Hospital is an active training site for WVU Psychiatry residents, forensic fellows, and students of medicine and other disciplines. Clinical experience is enhanced by dedicated time for research and teaching.
WVU faculty positions include regionally competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Sharpe Hospital is located just an hour south of Morgantown, WV, which Forbes recently ranked as one of the Best Small Metros in America. North Central West Virginia offers the cultural diversity and amenities of a large city in a safe, family-friendly environment.
WVU Medicine is WVU’s affiliated health system, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a national leader in patient safety and quality. WVU Medicine includes the physicians, specialists, and sub-specialists of the WVU School of Medicine; four community hospitals; three critical access hospitals; and a children’s hospital, all anchored by a 645-bed academic medical center that offers tertiary and quaternary care. WVU Medicine has more than 1,000 active medical staff members and 15,000 employees who serve hundreds of thousands of people each year from across the state of West Virginia and the nation.
WVU & UHA are AA/EO employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.
TITLE OF POSITION: Grief Counselor, Full Time
General Statement of Duties: Provides grief counseling and other related bereavement services to the families of deceased Hospice patients and bereaved members of the community.
Level of Responsibility: Reports to the Social Services Manager
Education and Experience:
- Master’s Degree in counseling, social work, thanatology or related degree.
- Two years of experience in counseling. Grief/loss counseling experience preferred.
- Current West Virginia State licensure in good standing at the LGSW level or LPC or above.
- Ability to work on a team and independently as required.
- Able to provide own transportation, and a license to drive with current liability insurance. Driving record meets Hospice’s insurance company standards.
Social Services Director
Office | 304.264.0406, ext. 1104
330 Hospice Lane | Kearneysville, WV 25430
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:
Attn: Shelley Plauche-Adkins
Childrens Home Society of WV
P.O. Box 763
Parkersburg, WV 26102
NUSkool Scholars has a part time therapist position available in Beckley, WV. Applicants must be able to work independently. Applicant must be a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Certified Social Worker, Licensed Graduate Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, or Licensed Professional Counselor.
Please email resume or any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.