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Below, please find listings for several current openings within the mental health network of Lorain County.

Our network of mental health providers is looking for clinicians to serve our community. Bi-lingual (English-Spanish) mental health clinicians (Therapists, Case Managers and In-Home Therapists) particularly are in demand. Other types of positions, and internships, are often available.

These are not all of the opportunities available; please also visit the individual agency websites listed below. We also cannot guarantee that the positions listed below are still open and available.

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Bi-lingual (English-Spanish) mental health clinicians (Therapists, Case Managers and In-Home Therapists) wanted. A progressive Mental Health Network in Northeast Ohio is looking for qualified bi-lingual mental health professionals. Great benefits, signing bonuses and lower cost of living in a suburban environment are available. There will be an opportunity to interview with multiple high quality behavior health agencies. Selected candidates will have flight/travel expenses covered for interviews in Lorain County, Ohio.

A Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling is required as well as having passed the Social Work or Counselor Licensure Test. For additional information, please contact Vinaida at 440.233.2020 or [email protected]

Bilingüe (Inglés – Español) clínicos de salud mental (terapeutas, etcétera) querían. Grandes beneficios y un menor costo de vida en un entorno suburbano están disponibles. Habrá una oportunidad de entrevistar con varias agencias de salud en el comportamiento de alta calidad. Los candidatos seleccionados tendrán los gastos de vuelo/viaje cubiertos para las entrevistas en el Condado de Lorain, Ohio. Un título de Maestría en Trabajo Social o asesoramiento es necesario, así como que ha pasado a la Obra Social o prueba de Licenciatura Consejero. Para obtener información adicional, por favor, póngase en contacto con Vinaida al 1+440.233.2020 o [email protected]

Position Title: PATH Outreach Worker

FLSA: Non-exempt

Department: Haven Center

Location: Lorain

Reports to: PATH Program Coordinator

Full Time/Part Time: Part-time

Position Summary: The Project for Assistance in the Transition from Homelessness (PATH) outreach worker seeks out, interviews and assist persons who are homeless and mentally ill by linking these individuals to appropriate housing and mental health services. The outreach worker will work in a variety of settings in five days a week including non-traditional hours including looking for people in areas not meant for habilitation: parks, wooded areas, abandoned homes.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Essential Job Functions:

• Conducts outreach with homeless individuals identified in various community settings: streets, shelter, day resource centers, library, etc.
• Assesses and documents individuals for program eligibility. (i.e. homelessness, mental health disorders).
• Provides information and referrals to community resources, including mental health, AODA, medical, educational, financial services, based on assessment.
• Follows up to ensure that clients are connected to and utilize referral services.
• Advises clients regarding immediate needs, such as food and shelter.
• Identifies and responds in emergency situations (mental health, physical, weather-related, etc.).
• Assists individuals who are applying for Social Security Disability and other public benefits.
• Transports and accompanies clients to appointments, using public transportation or personal automobile, as needed.
• Assists in housing placement for displaced individuals.
• Maintains case records/files using the standard forms.
• Maintains case records in a timely manner.
• Ensures case records are available for generating reports, audits, grant writing, supervision.
• Enters all necessary client data into HMIS.
• Submits and reviews reports with supervisor.
• Consults with supervisor regarding problems or concerns.
• Attends weekly program meeting and other meetings as directed by the supervisor.
• Other duties as assigned.

Additional Job Functions:

• Coordinates with other Neighborhood Alliance programs to support participants

Necessary Education and Training:

• High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
• Must demonstrate good writing and verbal skills, computer skills a plus
• Experience working with low income individuals and families preferred
• Experience working in the mental health field highly desirable
• Data Entry, Microsoft Excel and Word
• Ability to remain calm and think clearly in a crisis is essential

Physical Demands: In order to perform the essential functions of this position successfully the employee may be required to sit, stand, reach, lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, push and pull items weighing 50 pounds or more. This position requires manual dexterity, auditory and visual skills, and the ability to follow written or oral instructions and agency procedures. All functions must be able to be performed with or without reasonable accommodation.

Typical Working Conditions: This position operates in a homeless shelter/residential type environment as well as in the community of program participants. This position operates both indoors and outdoors on an ongoing basis. Exposure to the elements is common in this position. The employee may be exposed to heat/cold, steam, dust, cigarette smoke, pet dander, bacteria, noise, and communicable diseases. The employee may be exposed to loud noise and potentially volatile situations.

Join OhioGuidestone as a Mental Health Counselor or Social Worker.

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Lorain County Safe Harbor/Genesis House is a non-profit domestic violence social service and social change agency, providing emergency confidential shelter and a wide variety of community-based intervention and prevention services throughout Lorain County.


Title:  Shelter Advocate


This is a part-time hourly position that will include weekend, evening and holiday hours.  This position reports directly to the Shelter Manager.


Key Responsibilities:

In-House Responsibilities:

  • Conduct in-house intake interviews
  • Linkage duties including needs assessment, goal setting, and goal evaluation
  • Make referrals and advocating for clients in regard to securing appropriate services and resources for mental health services and social services
  • Facilitate peer group sessions
  • Individual crisis counseling


Crisis Telephone Responsibilities:

  • Crisis support and linkage with Emergency Stabilization Services
  • Provision of information and referrals including linkage to mental health and social service agencies
  • Conduct telephone intake screenings


Additional Responsibilities:

  • Provide transportation to clients
  • Maintenance of shelter including conducting a daily shelter tour and reporting needed repairs and/or health and safety concerns in the log book
  • Complete record keeping tasks and maintaining client’s files
  • Attend all scheduled staff meetings and/or in-services
  • Run agency errands, including donation pick-ups and grocery shopping
  • Participate in activities that promote the agency in the community
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent life experience in human services
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license and insured, reliable transportation
  • Must be able to successfully pass a background check
  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must
  • An understanding of trauma and trauma-informed care is necessary
  • Strong conflict management skills
  • An appreciation for the importance of maintaining strict confidentiality as well as strict professional boundaries
  • An understanding of and commitment to feminist principles, social change movements and activism


Lorain County Safe Harbor is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Bi-lingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply


Forward resumes to Virginia Beckman, Executive Director at [email protected]

Lorain County Safe Harbor/Genesis House is a non-profit domestic violence social service and social change agency, providing emergency confidential shelter and a wide variety of community-based intervention and prevention services throughout Lorain County


Title:  Administrative Coordinator


This is a part-time hourly non-exempt position that requires flexibility in scheduling, including the possibility of some weekend and evening hours that will build into a full-time position by the end of 2017.  Responsibilities will begin with personnel and facilities management responsibilities, and lead to the additional responsibilities of bookkeeping and grant tracking.


This position reports to the Executive Director


Key Responsibilities:


  1. Submit bi-weekly payroll reports to payroll company for processing
  2. Organize and maintain a filing system for all employee personnel records, including time off tracking and continuing education records
  3. Schedule agency-wide training and training opportunities for individual employees
  4. Schedule interviews for open positions
  5. Coordinate the hiring of employees, including preparing offer letters, arranging for background checks, and obtaining necessary documentation to establish personnel files


  1. Coordinate and oversee the maintenance and cleaning of buildings and grounds of agency property
  2. Schedule and coordinate annual inspections of the shelter and the agency’s Outreach Building
  3. Coordinate the maintenance and upkeep of agency vehicles, including washing, oil changes, registration and repairs
  4. Coordinate larger projects at agency properties, like remodeling or renovations


  1. Track vendors, write checks and keep a ledger of accounts paid.
  2. Balance bank statements
  3. Prepare monthly financial statements
  4. Track grant expenditures and prepare various financial reports for different funders
  5. Create an annual budget for the agency based on projected spending, projected income and personnel costs
  6. Create monthly and quarterly invoices for agency contracts
  7. Create and maintain a filing system for all agency financial records
  8. Provide reports and records for fiscal audits as needed
  9. Other duties as assigned

Minimal Requirements:

  1. BA degree preferred in business, accounting or related field with 5 years bookkeeping experience
  2. Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and insurance
  3. Must be experienced and very comfortable with WordPress website development, Excel, accounting PeachTree software, and a variety of data management/data analysis tools
  4. Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds
  5. Must be able to vary their work schedule according to the agency’s needs
  6. Must be able to develop successful relationships with a wide variety of people, including donors, agency staff, funders and other government entities
  7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must
  8. Must maintain a strong connection to the agency’s mission and philosophy


Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Forward resumes to Virginia M. Beckman, Executive Director at [email protected]


The Lucy Idol Center is seeking drivers. High School Diploma or GED required. Must be able to pass a background check, physical, driver abstract and drug test. Call 440-967-6724 between the hours of 10:00am – 2:00pm.
OhioGuidestone is expanding services in Lorain County in the area of Intensive Home Based Therapy (IHBT). 

For details: visit job posting.

This position will provide intensive, in-home and community-based counseling and CPST services to children and their families. The qualified licensed clinician will provide behavioral health counseling, assessments, as well as develop strength based engagement with children and families in need of services. Assist clients and families with skill development, anger management, managing mental, emotional and behavior symptomology. This position requires flexibility of schedule in response to the needs of families.

A Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling, an LSW or LPC, and prior experience in the delivery of mental health services in the home/community to children and families with complex needs is essential.

For details: download the job posting or visit

Pathways has an opening on staff for independently licensed social workers and counselors to provide outpatient psychotherapy. Must be either a LISW, LPCC, LISW-S, PCC or as a licensed psychologist. The following qualifications are necessary:

  • Experience in working with children, adolescents and adults.
  • Be open to working in a faith-based counseling environment.
  • Available either part or full time.
  • Willing to work a minimum of two evenings a week and/or Saturday.
  • Ability to do progress notes and diagnosis forms electronically.
  • Commitment to completing clinical and administrative paperwork in an accurate and timely fashion.
  • Open to working on a commission basis.
  • Must pass background checks and have a clean malpractice history.
  • Must have current license to practice counseling in the State of Ohio and be in good standing with the Ohio, CSWMFT Board.

Pathways is a community mental health agency and a member of the Lorain County Board of Mental Health. It is CARF accredited. Therapists are W-2 employees and are covered under the agency’s professional liability insurance. Separate, personal liability coverage is recommended but not required.

Please direct inquiries to 440-323-5707 or [email protected]

Applewood Centers is seeking a Multisystemic Therapist.

For details: visit the agency’s careers page.

To see employment opportunities at various agencies, visit their websites directly:

Bellefaire JCB
Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Lorain County
Catholic Charities Services of Lorain County
El Centro de Servicios Sociales
Far West Center
Firelands Counseling Center
Gathering Hope House
Lucy Idol Center for the Handicapped
N.A.M.I. of Lorain County
New Sunrise Properties
The Nord Center
Pathways Counseling & Growth Center
Safe Harbor (Genesis House)
Volunteer Guardianship


Interested in internships? Follow these links:

Doctoral Internship with a focus in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology at Applewood

Mentor Volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lorain County

Student Internships with OhioGuidestone

Student Internships with The Nord Center

Student Internships with Pathways

Or, contact any of our agencies to inquire about internship or volunteer opportunities.


The Lorain County Board of Mental Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.