Veteran’s Mental Health First Aid in Martinsburg

There are 12 additional vacancies in Veteran’s Mental Health First Aid in Martinsburg  on Friday, December 15 from 8-4.  This class comes with 8 hours of Nursing, Social Work, and Law Enforcement CEUs, and fulfills the WV state requirement for 2 hrs of veteran mental health training for social workers.  The class is free and open to the public.  Please contact Kija Wilson klwilson@k12.wv.us for details.  Thank you!

 

 

Ivymount School has immediate January 2018 openings

The Ivymount School has immediate January 2018 openings for upcoming graduates to fill full-time Assistant Teacher and ABA Instructor positions. Ivymount a non-public special education school located in Rockville, Maryland. Please support us in recruiting quality candidates by sharing the attached flyer with your students.  Ivymount provides exceptional training and opportunities for professional growth for staff in the areas of special education, psychology, and applied behavior analysis. 

 

 

 

Ivymount School & Programs

eanderson@ivymount.org

 

Opioid Epidemic Virtual Field Trip

Subject: On the Frontlines of the Opioid Epidemic: A Live Virtual Field Trip

Register Today: A Vital Conversation on the Opioid Epidemic for Your Students

Brought to you by Discovery Education and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Operation Prevention aims to combat the opioid epidemic by educating students about the impacts of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use through engaging, standards-aligned digital content.

Register today and tune in LIVE on Wednesday, October 25th at 1pm/10am PT for the second installment of the Operation Prevention virtual field trip series. Students will visit Huntington, West Virginia- a typical American community that has been greatly impacted by the opioid epidemic- to hear the powerful personal stories from the bravest teens and change makers in the city. Students will learn how opioids have affected their lives, how they are using their experiences to improve the city, and ways your students could make a positive impact in their own communities.

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Some of the event’s guests will include:

 

  • Haley, a young teen whose parents struggle with opioid misuse, who now uses her experience to counsel others struggling with addiction.
  • Huntington’s Mayor, Steven Williams, whose record of public service is dedicated to turning the tide on the epidemic.
  • The teen members of the local drug abuse prevention program, who offer stories of what they have seen and how other students can get involved in their communities’ fight against the opioid crisis.

Gain new perspectives on this community in recovery in an experience your students won’t forget.

Explore standards-aligned digital lessons, interactive student module, parent toolkit, and more at OperationPrevention.com

 

Case Manager Job Description

Helping Heroes, is a community based, non-profit facility. It provides support services and resources to homeless and near homeless veterans in order to transition them to, or maintain self-sufficiency. Our SSVF Program (Supportive Services for Veteran Families) provides temporary housing assistance in conjunction with comprehensive case management to veterans with families who are homeless or are facing a housing crisis.

Helping Heroes is hiring a Case Manager to work with the SSVF program. The SSVF Case Manager duties are summarized as:

  • Outreach Specialist duties include:
    • Assist the program director in conducting and coordinating outreach activities as assigned

o   Setting up and tearing down for events such as fundraising and outreach activities

  • Case management services including:
    • Refer participants for help in obtaining VA benefits and other public benefits such as health care services, daily living services, personal financial planning services, transportation, fiduciary and payee services, legal services, child care, housing counseling services, and temporary financial assistance.

o   Conducts comprehensive screenings and assessments with veterans to collect functional, environmental, financial, employment, housing, educational, and health information, as appropriate, to develop a case plan.

o   Provides service linkages and support systems for veterans and their families, including for children and adolescents, to ensure identified needs are met

o   Makes referrals to supportive services such as job developers, social workers and health care providers as deemed necessary

o   Develops support systems to meet veteran and family needs; coordinates and facilitates move-in activities, rental negotiations, and service referrals as required.

o   May make home and field visits

    • Provide supportive counseling and advocacy for families; provides crisis intervention, if needed.

o   May requiring help with moving furniture, cleaning and carrying food boxes

o   Other duties required to related physical activity.

  • Complete on-going record keeping and maintenance of statistical data.
  • Prioritization of tasks associated with assigned cases

This individual must demonstrate the ability to report directly to the SSVF Program Manager and must also participate in annual inspections conducted by funding agencies.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  1. A bachelor’s degree in social work or human service field is preferred, military and work experience will be considered
  2. 1 – 3 years experience working with veterans and/or the homeless population ( must have experience working with adults)
  3. Experience working with people in recovery
  1. Proven ability to develop relationships with families as well as a wide variety of service stakeholders (VA, schools, health and public benefit agencies
  1. Provide thorough and comprehensive documentation of services in a timely manner
  2. Work independently on identified case management needs
  3. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  1.  Able to lift and carry 50 pounds

 

Additional Requirements:

  • US Armed Forces veteran preferred
  • Social Work License preferred
  • Submit to a criminal background check
  • Pre employment physical with drug screen
  • Copy of Transcripts required upon hiring
  • Hold a valid driver’s license, car insurance and be willing and able to travel. DMV driving record must be provided upon hiring

Resume, Cover letter, and 3 references

            ATTN: Susan Harrison, Executive Director Helping Heroes

            256 Jefferson Ave. Moundsville WV 26041

 

The United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties is seeking a qualified Community Impact Director

Looking for an opportunity to work at a dynamic organization that makes an impact in your community? Look no further. The United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties is seeking a qualified Community Impact Director to manage its community impact strategies, fund distribution process, and agency and community relations by working with volunteers, organizations, and local community members.

Essential Responsibilities:

Community Impact Management

  • Lead the assessment and implementation of the United Way’s community impact model.
  • Oversee community impact programs including the Family Resource Network, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, and Warming Hands and Hearts Heating Fund.
  • Secure grant income and in-kind resources to finance community impact strategies.
  • Manage a grant portfolio to support community impact strategies.
  • Manage special events to support community impact programs.
  • Serve as a community resource on services and needs of the community.

Fund Distribution Management

  • Provide staff leadership in planning and directing all aspects of the annual Citizens’ Review Process, including program outcome measurement work.
  • Recruit high-caliber community volunteers to serve on Citizens’ Review Committee.
  • Explore and recommend alternative fund distribution models for consideration.

Agency Relations Management

  • Manage relationships with local nonprofit agencies to ensure a positive, mutually supportive environment for addressing the most pressing needs of the community.
  • Promote collaboration among United Way partners and other stakeholders that will promote better outcomes for residents.
  • Create capacity building and networking opportunities for partner agencies.
  • Provide educational opportunities and individual consultations to agencies on topics related to non-profit management.
  • Assist partner agencies in the preparation of grant requests, outcome measurement strategies, and other areas of work as requested or as time permits.

Other Duties

  • Provide information and referral for persons seeking services.
  • Represent United Way at community meetings, agency events, and local coalitions/tasks forces.

Essential Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of and experience working with non-profit organizations.
  • Experience analyzing and using data to inform and improve program performance and outcomes.
  • Grant writing experience and successes.
  • Ability to build and retain quality relationships with business and community leaders.
  • Ability and desire to work effectively with professionals and volunteers from diverse backgrounds who have variety of competencies.
  • Strong team skills and proven capacity to initiate and manage complex projects.
  • Excellent communication skills including listening skills, written and oral communication skills, facilitation skills, and presentation skills.
  • Solid technical and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a group setting.
  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines and handle multiple priorities.
  • Track-record of setting and meeting goals.
  • Creative in problem-solving.
  • Flexibility to attend evening and/or weekend events.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and data base management experience.

Behavioral Expectations:

  • Represent United Way positively, professionally, courteously, and effectively.
  • Integrate United Way’s business strategies by building positive internal and external relationships.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding personnel and organizational information.
  • Model the United Way Code of Ethics at all times.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • nonprofit management, community planning, or social work: 3 years

United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties 278C Spruce Street Morgantown, WV 26505-7500 Phone: (304) 296-7525 Fax: (304) 296-6370 Email: unitedway@unitedwaympc.org

 

Adult Mental Health First Aid Training 

Berkeley Medical Center will be hosting an Adult Mental Health First Aid Trainings.

 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017                                                               

8:30am-4:30pm                                                           

Berkeley Medical Center Campus                                                        

Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center                                                

1st Floor Mountaineer Room                                                               

 

 

 

This is a FREE training. All materials and refreshments will be provided.

 

Space is limited so please only register if you are available to attend.

 

 

For more information or to register:  https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/

 

Questions: kprice@wvumedicine.org