JOB OPENINGS

ADOPTION PERMANENCY SPECIALIST

GULFPORT, MS

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related area of study from an accredited college.

  • At least two (2) years’ experience in social services.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and maintain a regional resource directory in order to link adoptive families who are experiencing difficulties with available community resources. 

  • Provide information, referral and other case management services by coordination of available community resources for adoptive families (information and referral) track progress and address any additional needs.

  • Assist Division Director in organizing, implementing, and promoting events.

  • Assist Respite Coordinator in the certification of respite homes including performing family assessments and physical home environment safety checks.

  • Assess adoptive families’ needs for respite services and make referrals to Respite Coordinator as needed.

  • Make face to face contact with children prior to their first respite placement to provide pre-placement counseling.

  • Assist in development of training materials for adoptive parents.

  • Coordinate and/or lead training events for adoptive families/staff as requested by Division Director.

  • Provide rotating on-call coverage.

  • Provide information, referral and other case management services to families in crisis.

  • Log information and prepare accurate records and reports as needed for agency and grant purposes.

  • Responsible for submitting Performance and Quality Improvement (PQI) data as requested to direct supervisor.

  • Collect and update mailing addresses of adoptive families participating in services and provide updates monthly for the purpose of distributing newsletters and other mailers. 

  • Attend professional training as directed. 

  • Maintain personal automobile liability insurance ($50K minimum).

  • Represent Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc. in the community in a positive light.

  • Other duties as assigned. 

 

BENEFITS:

  • Elective Employee Health Insurance.

  • Elective Family Health Insurance and Employee/Family Dental, Vision and Life, etc.

  • Employer paid Life, AD&D & LTD.

  • Retirement Plan.

  • Paid vacation, sick days, and holidays.

 

Please attach a cover letter and current resume and email to valerie@southernchristianservices.org 
No phone calls please.

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, JACKSON, MS 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

• Master’s Degree in Social Work, Administration, Psychology, Education or related field from an accredited school. 

• At least five (5) years’ experience in the management and supervision of programs related to the mental health of children and families. 

• Broad understanding of social services and strong management skills and ability to work effectively with board members, donors, and community partners. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

• Recruit, hire, supervise, and evaluate Division Directors. 

• Serve as Administrator in charge in the absence of the President/CEO. 

• Oversee the Performance and Quality Improvement (PQI) plan. 

• Work closely with President/CEO, Vice President of Finance and Director of Human Resources and Administrative Support in the preparation and submission of governmental grant proposals and renewals. 

• Ensure programs remains in compliance with applicable local, state and Federal laws and regulations. 

• Maintain a culture of integrity and transparency that promotes open communication, respect, responsibility, accountability, and timely decision-making. 

• Establish a strong positive working relationship with President/CEO, staff, funding bodies, and community stakeholders. 

• Ensure the development of Annual Training Plans for the various divisions. Maintain current knowledge of licensing and certification standards and provide targeted training to staff to ensure compliance 

• Provide administrative oversight to ensure effective operations and the timely accomplishment of goals, tasks and projects. 

• Utilize the organization’s resources and staff in an appropriate manner by well-defined lines of responsibilities, accountability and delegation. 

• Maintain a work environment that attracts, keeps, and motivates quality staff throughout the organization. 

• Assist in the development of appropriate personnel policies/procedures that are based on accepted best practices and performance. 

• Support a work environment that promotes teamwork, collaboration and professional growth. 

• Lead efforts toward providing high quality, client-oriented, culturally competent and effective care and treatment throughout the service continuum. 

• Provide for periodic review, evaluation and modification of programs to meet identified community needs within available funding. 

• Direct the management of programs to ensure compliance within the guidelines established by the Board of Directors and the Organization’s mission, vision, values, strategic goals and objectives and policies. 

 

BENEFITS: 

• Elective Employee Health Insurance. 

• Elective Family Health Insurance and Employee/Family Dental, Vision and Life, etc. 

• Employer paid Life, AD&D & LTD. 

• Retirement Plan. 

• Paid vacation, sick days, and holidays. 

JOB POSTING – JOE ROWLAND GROUP HOME LOCATION: GRENADA, MS 

Part-Time Youth Care Specialist (20-25 hours per week) 

Monday-Friday 6pm-11pm 

Saturday and/or Sunday – 1st or 2nd Shift 

Bachelor's Degree preferred and one-year experience working with adolescents/youth is required. 

Job duties include: 

• Provide supervision of residents to help maintain a nurturing, safe, and consistent environment in the residence. 

• Teach independent living skills as assigned. 

• Transport residents to and from medical/dental appointments, church, and recreational activities. 

• Maintain cleanliness and order in facilities and vehicles. 

• Complete all necessary reports including daily weekly report. 

• Participate in staff meetings and in-service training events. 

• Applicants must be dependable and have the proven ability to work as part of a team. 

 EOE 

03/02/21 

DIRECTOR OF RESIDENTIAL CARE – Harden House Group Home - Fulton, MS

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Required: Master’s Degree in a social services field.
• Preferred: Master’s Level Mental Health Professional licensed as a LMSW, LCSW, LPC,

or LMFT.
• Three years of supervisory experience in a social work setting required.
• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
• Must be able to demonstrate skills in case management, documentation, working with

community resources, oral and written communication. • Willingness to work in a team setting.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Recruit, train, and supervise group home staff.
• Develop weekly staff schedules.
• Provide appropriate supervision to youth and work closely with staff on maintaining a

healthy milieu.
• Provide independent living preparation.
• Consult with the Division Director of Residential Programs to develop an annual training

plan.
• Assist staff with admissions.
• Maintain familiarity with licensing and certification requirements to ensure compliance at

all times.
• Conduct weekly team meetings with group home administrative staff • Conduct monthly team meetings with all group home staff.
• Assist with rotating on-call duties.
• Provide oversite to medication dispensing.
• Maintain all required documentation.
• Ensure all Serious Incident procedures are followed.
• Maintain a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.
• Maintain personal automobile liability insurance (50K minimum).
• Other duties as assigned and mutually agreed upon.
• Some evenings and weekends.

BENEFITS

• Employee Health Insurance.
• Employer paid Life, AD&D & LTD.
• Elective Family Health Insurance and Employee/Family Dental, Vision and Life, etc. • Pension Plan.
• Paid vacation, sick days and holidays.
• Cell Phone Reimbursement.
• Training and CE Credits for Licensure Requirements.

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