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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]

El Centro, a Lorain nonprofit social services agency serving primarily the Latino community, is seeking candidates for 3 part-time positions: 1) Money Management (Representative Payee) Caseworker, 2) Community Organizer, and 3) Housing Specialist. All 3 positions require people-oriented candidates with strong organizational skills and knowledge of community resources. Candidates must be able to problem solve and have good time-management skills. An associates degree or higher in social work, psychology or a related field is preferred (please refer to each job opportunity description for more details). Spanish fluency strongly preferred. To view job description please visit El Centro web page www.lorainelcentro.com . Send your resume via email to Emanuel Pedraza, Operations Manager at [email protected] or via mail to El Centro, 2800 Pearl Ave, Lorain, Ohio 44055 by Friday, March 2, 2018.

Bellefaire JCB (Lorain office) is looking for a full time Lorain School Based Therapist to provide comprehensive mental health assessment, individual and family counseling to children and their families, including group therapy, play therapy; parent guidance; referral information and advocacy as needed.

Sensitivity in relating to persons of varying backgrounds and demonstrate ability to work with diverse groups of people possessing various strengths, aptitudes and abilities. Ability to perform job responsibilities with a high degree of initiative and independent judgment. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills and effective interpersonal skills. Proficiency in using Agency computer systems and software as required to perform essential job functions. Command of the Spanish Language a plus. Practical and creative problem solving skills. Culturally competent knowledge of diagnostic assessment, treatment planning, family systems, systems and methods in family therapy, group therapy, child psychotherapy, and adolescent psychotherapy. Experience with children, adolescents and families is helpful. Knowledge of Children’s and Family Mental Health system. Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and driving record that meets the underwriting criteria of the Agency’s insurance company. Bellefaire JCB’s Elyria satellite office is located just 20 minutes from downtown Cleveland.

Candidate must have Master’s Degree in Social Work, or Counseling. Valid Ohio LSW, LISW, LPC, or LPCC.

At Bellefaire, we value our employees and the work they accomplish on behalf of our mission and offer competitive benefits such as:

  • $3000 sign on bonus
  • A competitive salary (productivity bonuses)
  • Generous vacation, holiday, sick, and personal day policies
  • Medical, vision and dental insurance (Domestic Partner Benefits)
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • 403(b) plan
  • Life insurance
  • Long term disability

Send résumé to [email protected]

Bellefaire JCB (Lorain office) is looking for a full time Therapeutic Behavioral Service (TBS) Specialist, under the administrative/clinical supervision of the Clinical Supervisor, provides Therapeutic Behavioral Services to clients, their families, and/or significant others as needed.  He or she transitions clients in community settings and works to provide support – including education and consultation – for parents and/or caregivers, case coordination, and symptom management and monitoring. 

A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in social work, psychology, nursing, or related human services field.

The TBS Specialist is expected to meet the program’s productivity target for billable service each week.  Services take place in the home and in the community.  Work hours are flexible, some evenings may apply.

At Bellefaire, we value our employees and the work they accomplish on behalf of our mission and offer competitive benefits such as:

  • A competitive salary
  • Generous vacation, holiday, sick, and personal day policies
  • Medical, vision and dental insurance (Domestic Partner Benefits)
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • 403(b) plan
  • Life insurance
  • Long term disability

Send résumé to [email protected]

El Centro, a Lorain nonprofit social services agency serving primarily the Latino community, is seeking candidates for 3 part-time positions: 1) Money Management (Representative Payee) Caseworker, 2) Community Organizer, and 3) Housing Specialist. All 3 positions require people-oriented candidates with strong organizational skills and knowledge of community resources. Candidates must be able to problem solve and have good time-management skills. An associates degree or higher in social work, psychology or a related field is preferred (please refer to each job opportunity description for more details). Spanish fluency strongly preferred. To view job description please visit El Centro web page www.lorainelcentro.com . Send your resume via email to Emanuel Pedraza, Operations Manager at [email protected] or via mail to El Centro, 2800 Pearl Ave, Lorain, Ohio 44055 by Friday, March 2, 2018.

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.

El Centro, a Lorain nonprofit social services agency serving primarily the Latino community, is seeking candidates for 3 part-time positions: 1) Money Management (Representative Payee) Caseworker, 2) Community Organizer, and 3) Housing Specialist. All 3 positions require people-oriented candidates with strong organizational skills and knowledge of community resources. Candidates must be able to problem solve and have good time-management skills. An associates degree or higher in social work, psychology or a related field is preferred (please refer to each job opportunity description for more details). Spanish fluency strongly preferred. To view job description please visit El Centro web page www.lorainelcentro.com . Send your resume via email to Emanuel Pedraza, Operations Manager at [email protected] or via mail to El Centro, 2800 Pearl Ave, Lorain, Ohio 44055 by Friday, March 2, 2018.

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]

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.

Bellefaire JCB (Lorain location) is looking for a full time Integrated Co-Occurring Treatment Therapist (ICT).  The ICT Therapist provides diagnostic assessment, behavioral health counseling, community psychiatric supportive services, case management, substance abuse group therapy, crisis intervention and substance abuse counseling to clients and their families. Services take place in the home and community. Work hours are flexible, some evenings hours are expected.  Bellefaire JCB’s Lorain satellite office is located just 20 minutes from downtown Cleveland.

Experience in working with children, adolescents and their families. Demonstrated clinical experience in chemical dependency treatment and family systems treatment.  Knowledge of Juvenile Delinquency and the Juvenile Legal System. Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and driving record that meets the underwriting criteria of the Agency’s insurance company. Must be approved by Bellefaire to transport clients in own vehicle.

Master’s Degree in Social Work, or Counseling. Valid Ohio LSW, LISW, LPC, or LPCC required and a minimum CDCA.

At Bellefaire, we value our employees and the work they accomplish on behalf of our mission and offer competitive benefits such as:

  • $3000 signing bonus
  • A competitive salary  (productivity bonuses)
  • Generous vacation, holiday, sick, and personal day policies
  • Medical, vision and dental insurance (Domestic Partner Benefits)
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • 403(b) plan
  • Life insurance
  • Long term disability

Submit résumé to [email protected]

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 http://www.applewoodcenters.org/careers/current-opportunities.

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.

The following internship opportunities are dedicated to first and second year Masters level students.  To apply for any of the internship opportunities, please email your résumé AND clarify which department (s) you are interested in.

 

Email résumé and interest to Carmela McMullen at [email protected].  Carmela will forward your résumé to the pertinent departments and if interested the supervisor will contact you to speak with you further about your placement needs and schedule an interview if applicable.  If you have any questions about this process, please call Carmela at 216.320.8925; or contact your Internship Field Placement Advisor.

Current Internship Opportunities – Academic Year 2018-2019

 

Lorain and Cuyahoga County-School Based CounselingUnder the administrative/clinical supervision of the School Based Supervisor/ Field Instructor, the School Based Services Intern provides services, therapy, individual and group counseling, assessment and prevention to clients, their families, and significant others as needed.  The School Based Services Intern is a member of a treatment team directed by a School Based Supervisor.   Services take place in the schools and in-home.  Field hours are flexible, some evenings may apply.  SWT, CT, LPC, MFT or LSW required.

School Based Services Interns provide the following services, including, but not limited to:

    1. Individual and/or group counseling
    2. School and family education
    3. Individual skill trainings
    4. Advocacy
    5. Information and referral
    6. Transportation
    7. Alcohol and drug education and prevention
    8. Group work
    9. Crisis intervention
    10. Assessment
    11. Other services necessary to the enrichment of the internship environment.

 

Lorain, Summit and Cuyahoga County-After School Program Under the administrative/clinical supervision of the ASP Supervisor/ Field Instructor, the ASP Intern provides group counseling services to clients in the After School Program.  Additionally, ASP interns will have the opportunity to complete Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluations.  Services take place on campus.    Flexible schedule & Available Hours for interns: School Year- Monday-Friday 11:30am-7:30pm, Summer-8am-4pm.

ASP Interns provide the following services, including, but not limited to:

  1. ASP Skills groups , co–facilitated with a trained ASP therapist & Youth Specialist
  2. Group Behavioral Health Counseling, co-facilitated with a trained group therapist
  3. Participation in Treatment Plan Meetings with other treatment providers, School personnel & Parent
  4. Participation in weekly team meetings and department trainings
  5. Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation & Psychosocial History Questionnaire (formerly MHA)
  6. Clinical documentation training including treatment plans, progress notes, referrals and discharge paper work
  7. Other services necessary to the enrichment of the internship experience

Jewish Big Brother Big Sister Association  (Accepts first year graduate students only) (Unable to accept interns at this time)– Under the administrative/clinical supervision of the Jewish Big Brother Big Sister Supervisor/Field Instructor, the JBBBS Intern provides services to children, their families and volunteers in mentoring program.  JBBBSA is an affiliation of the national organization of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.   The JBBBS intern will be involved in every aspect of the Jewish Big Brother Big Sister mentoring program.  Field hours are flexible, some evenings may apply. 

            JBBBSA Interns provide the following services, but not limited to:

           

  1. Interview prospective Parents/Guardians and the Little Brother/Sister
  2. Interview prospective  Volunteers
  3. Participate in team meetings to share assessments and present potential matches
  4. Assist in trainings for Volunteers
  5. Facilitate match meetings with Little, Parent/Guardian and Big
  6. Provide on-going match supervision including mid-year meetings with Bigs and one-year match meetings
  7. Documentation of goals of the match
  8. Participate in recruitment, public relations, group outings, and fundraising initiatives
  9. Other services necessary for the enrichment of the internship experience

 

 

Group Therapy Day Treatment –Under the administrative/clinical supervision of the Director of Clinical Services/Field Instructor, the Group Therapist Intern provides group psychotherapy and day treatment services to clients in residential treatment.  Services take place on campus.  Field hours are flexible, some evenings may apply.

Group Therapist Interns provide the following services, including, but not limited to:

  1. Day Treatment Skills groups, co–facilitated with a trained group therapist
  2. Group Psychotherapy, co-facilitated with a trained group therapist
  3. Participation in residential clinical rounds and staffings
  4. Participation in weekly team meetings and department trainings
  5. Clinical documentation training including day treatment and group psychotherapy progress notes
  6. Other services necessary to the enrichment of the internship experience

Lorain & Cuyahoga County-Intensive In-Home Counseling/Intensive Home Based Treatment (IHBT) (In-Home SAT – Substance Abuse Team)–Under the administrative/clinical supervision of the IHBT Supervisor/Field Instructor, the Intensive In-Home Services Intern provides services to clients, their families, and significant others as needed.  The Intensive In-Home Services Intern is a member of a treatment team directed by a PACT Supervisor for clients experiencing mental health and behavioral issues, and by a SAT Supervisor for clients experiencing mental health, behavioral, and substance abuse issues. Services take place in the home and community.  Work hours are flexible, some evenings apply.  SWT, CT, LPC, MFT or LSW required.

Intensive In-Home Services Interns provide the following services, including, but not limited to:

  1. Family and individual counseling
  2. Substance abuse counseling
  3. Family education
  4. Family and individual skill trainings
  5. Advocacy
  6. Information and referral
  7. Transportation
  8. Alcohol and drug treatment
  9. Crisis intervention
  10. Other services necessary to the enrichment of the intern environment

 

Foster Care –Under the administrative/clinical supervision of the Foster Care Supervisor/ Field Instructor, the Foster Care Services Intern provides services to clients, their families, and significant others as needed.  The Foster Care Services Intern is a member of a treatment team directed by the Foster Care Supervisor/ Field Instructor.   Services take place in the home and community.  Work hours are flexible, some evenings apply.  SWT, CT, LPC, MFT or LSW required.  The following foster care placements are available:

 

Foster Care Case Management Intern will provide the following services, including, but not limited to:

  1. Foster Family education
  2. Family and individual skill trainings
  3. Advocacy Mental
  4. Health Assessments
  5. Information and referral process
  6. Transportation
  7. Crisis intervention
  8. Participation in weekly team meetings and department trainings
  9. Clinical documentation training including CPST (Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment) progress notes and development of ISP (Individualized Service Plan)
  10. Other services necessary to the enrichment of the internship experience

 

Adoption Under the administrative/clinical supervision of the Adoption Supervisor/ Field Instructor, the Adoption Intern provides services to clients, their families, and significant others as needed.  The Adoption Intern is a member of the Adoption team directed by the Adoption Supervisor/ Field Instructor.   Services take place in the office, home, and community.  Work hours are flexible, some evenings apply.  LPC or LSW required.  The following adoptive placements are available:

Adoption Intern will provide the following services, including, but not limited to:

 

  1. Adoptive Family education
  2. Adoptive & Birth Family individual interviews and assessments
  3. Advocacy for Services
  4. Information and referral process
  5. Transportation
  6. Crisis intervention
  7. Participation in weekly team meetings and department trainings
  8. Clinical documentation: contact notes for clients, home study approval, adoptive placement, post-placement visitation, and finalization paperwork
  9. Other services necessary to the enrichment of the internship experience

 

Adoption and Foster Care Licensing and Policy Development will provide the following services, including, but not limited to:

 

  1. Will assist with the implementation and development of ODJFS rules and regulations for foster care. 
  2. Will research current foster care and adoption legislation locally and nationally and make best practice recommendations
  3. Will develop working knowledge of Hague Accreditation procedures and will assist with program procedure guidelines.  

Foster Care Marketing/Community Development Intern will assist with recruiting campaigns for Foster Care and Mentoring. The goal is to experience a unique combination of community organization and involvement with development of communication expertise. Interns will perform a variety of Communication and Marketing functions for the organization including but not limited to:

  1. Assist in developing contacts with partnering groups and organizations
  2. Assists in conducting marketing campaigns according to Bellefaire mission
  3. Maintains media lists and web page postings
  4. Research potential funding streams and write grant proposal
  5. Assists Marketing Manager in presentation
  6. Coordinate media and contacts for Events
  7. Expected to network and attend various meetings of local organizations

Homeless Youth Program–The Homeless Youth Intern must be a second year Masters level student enrolled in a Social Work or Counseling Program. The Homeless Youth Intern will provide services to youth and their families and will collaborative with community based partners. The intern is under the administrative/clinical supervision of the HYP Supervisor/Field Instructor. The Homeless Youth Intern is a member of a team directed by a HYP Supervisor. Services take place in the home and community.  Work hours are flexible, some evenings are required. 

Homeless Youth Intern will provide the following services, including, but not limited to:

  1. Crisis intervention
  2. Working with at risk and homeless teens in the community
  3. Family and individual skill trainings
  4. Work with teens following the Youth Development Model.
  5. Advocacy for homeless youth
  6. Safety Planning
  7. Assessing Clients immediate need and linking to services
  8. On-call training and coverage
  9. Working with law enforcement and victims of sexual trafficking
  10. Information and referral
  11. Transportation of clients and families
  12. Alcohol and drug education
  13. Group work-Substance Abuse Team
  14. Other services that contribute to the well-being of the youth.

 

 

Street Outreach Program–The Street Outreach Intern must be a second year Masters level student enrolled in a Social Work or Counseling Program.  Intern will provide services to youth and their families and will collaborative with community based partners. The intern is under the administrative/clinical supervision of the HYP Supervisor/Field Instructor.   The Street Outreach Intern is a member of a team directed by a HYP Supervisor.   Services take place at St Paul’s Church at West 45th and Franklin and in the community.  Evenings and Saturdays are required.  Thursday and Friday hours are 5:00-10:00pm and Saturday hours are 11:30-4:30pm. Other days/hours are flexible.

Street Outreach Intern provides the following services, including, but not limited to:

  1. Reach out to teens, families and community partners to support homeless teens.
  2. Provide Outreach at libraries, coffee houses, boy’s and girl’s clubs, and teen friendly locations in the community
  3. Help organize, manage, and interact with teens during our Street Outreach Saturday programming.
  4. Advocacy for homeless youth
  5. Safety Planning
  6. Information and Referral
  7. Assess homeless teen’s immediate needs and help link them to services.
  8. Present and attend events to in the community on the homeless youth services.
  9. Other services necessary to the enrichment of the intern environment.

 

Cuyahoga County-Outpatient Counseling -Under the administrative/clinical supervision of the Outpatient Clinical Supervisor/Field Instructor, an Outpatient Intern provides assessment and treatment services to clients, their families, and significant others, as needed. Services are provided in the office.  Student must commit to at least 3 evenings until 7p or 8p. The student would see outpatient therapy cases and possibly have some group exposure. An Outpatient Intern is a member of a treatment team directed by the Outpatient Clinical Supervisor. Field hours are flexible; evenings/weekends may be required.  SWT, CT, LPC, MFT or LSW required.

Outpatient Interns may provide the following services, including, but not limited to:

  1. Mental Health Assessment & Documentation
  2. Individual Counseling
  3. Family Counseling
  4. Group Counseling
  5. AOD and/or Co-occurring Assessment & Counseling
  6. Individualized Service Plan Composition & Maintenance
  7. Progress Note Composition
  8. Participation in Treatment Team Meetings
  9. Participation in Department Meetings and Clinical Trainings

 

Adolescent Behavioral Health Group Program Under the administrative/clinical supervision of the SBC Supervisor/ Field Instructor, the SBC Intern provides group counseling services to clients.  Additionally, SBC interns will have the opportunity to complete Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluations and Individualized Treatment Plans.  Evening work should be expected M-Th.; daytime hours Friday.

SBC Interns provide the following services, including, but not limited to:

  1. Facilitation of Group Therapeutic Behavioral Services (day treatment), alongside day treatment staff
  2. Participation in staffings
  3. Participation in weekly team meetings and department trainings
  4. Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation and Individualized Treatment Plans
  5. Facilitation of Prevention Programs in nearby school districts
  6. Communication with parents and department staff
  7. Clinical documentation training including group counseling progress notes
  8. Other services necessary to the enrichment of the internship experience
  9. Transportation

 

 

Residential Case Management   Under the administrative/clinical supervision of the Residential Supervisor/ Field Instructor, the Residential Case Management Intern provides case management services to clients in the residential treatment units.  Additionally, residential interns will have the opportunity to work on a multidisciplinary team to help coordinate services with internal and external service providers.  Most services take place on campus.  Daytime hours are Monday-Friday.

Residential Case Management Interns provide the following services, including, but not limited to:

  1. Coordination of treatment services (under the Residential Supervisor) with internal and external service providers
  2. Participation in clinical treatment review meetings with treatment providers
  3. Participation in weekly clinical rounds
  4. Participation in team meetings and department trainings
  5. Participation in development of Individual Service Plans (ISPs)
  6. Communication with parents, external treatment providers, and department staff
  7. Clinical documentation training including external and internal incident reports, ISP’s, Individual Crisis Management Plans, Clinical Updates, Discharge and Transfer Summaries, etc.
  8. Monitoring and tracking case progress and timelines and communicating this information in a timely way to appropriate parties to the case
  9. Communicating with clients the appropriate information related to the status of their case.
  10. Linkage services to promote continuity of care and access to services
  11. Other services necessary to the enrichment of the internship experience

Job Title: CPST Case Manager/Crisis Liaison

 

Position Description: The CPST Case Manager/Crisis Liaison provides support to children, adolescents and their families within the Lorain Youth Crisis Liaison Program.  Through CPST, responsibilities include an ongoing assessment of client needs and ensuring linkages to natural and formal support systems in the community.  

  • Provides Community Based Psychiatric Supportive Treatment (CPST) in the outpatient department and within the crisis program
  • Provides next day linkage and referral services through phone and community outreach post crisis assessment to ensure youth are connected to the appropriate follow up service
  • Provide cross systems coordination of care, including but not limited to, coordination with local juvenile court system, psychiatric hospitals, external child serving agencies and child welfare systems
  • Provide assistance to clients in achieving personal independence in managing basic needs
  • Facilitation of daily living skills
  • Collaborates with other disciplines and services to meet client needs.
  • Maintains a professional posture with clients and families that reflect courtesy, respect and the highest ethical standards.
  • Completes all required documentation completely, accurately, legibly and within specified timeframes.
  • Participates in training and learning collaborative’ s to increase skills and develop competence in evidence based models of practice.

A Bachelor’s Degree is required.  An Ohio LSW or equivalent is preferred.  A valid driver’s license, vehicle and auto insurance coverage along with 1-3 years’ experience in the mental health field, preferably with children, adolescents and their families.  Strong organizational and time management skills, ability to work cooperatively as a team as well as independently, experience working with electronic medical records and ability to work effectively with diverse populations with complex psychiatric needs.                    

 

Benefits: At Applewood Centers we pride ourselves in having a collaborative culture and team environment found throughout our programs. Our Core Values help set the goals and expectations of our employees. We value our employees and their commitment to our mission:

  • A competitive salary
  • Generous PTO
  • Dental insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Domestic partner benefits
  • Discounts to area health club memberships
  • 403(b) plan
  • Life insurance
  • Paid long-term disability

Other benefits of working at Applewood Centers include:

  • A friendly, professional and appreciated staff
  • Working with a team committed to the well-being of others
  • Career growth
  • Staff recognition
  • Year round free CEU trainings
  • Northeast Ohio is a great place to live and work http://www.neoisgreat.com/

About Applewood Centers: From our roots as a school, an orphanage and a guidance clinic, through our evolution to the large behavioral health and social service organization we are today, our services for children and families have spanned over 175 years. In the early days, we schooled and cared for approximately 25 children. Today we serve nearly 6,000 children and their families each year. Our Mission is to foster solutions for children, youth and families. Applewood Centers’ vision is to be a leader in improving the lives of children in Ohio by providing high quality behavioral healthcare and out-of-home services for children and their families.

For more information on our agency and the services we provide, we invite you to visit us at www.applewoodcenters.org.

 

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit their letters of interest and resume to [email protected] clearly indicating the position title for which you are applying. Submissions without minimal qualifications will not be reviewed. DUE TO HIGH VOLUME, INQUIRIES REGARDING APPLICATION STATUS CANNOT BE RETURNED.

 

Job Title: Therapeutic Behavioral Service Specialist- Lorain County

Position Description: The Therapeutic Behavioral Service (TBS) Specialist, under the administrative/clinical supervision of the Clinical Supervisor, provides Therapeutic Behavioral Services to clients, their families, and/or significant others as needed.  He or she transitions clients in community settings and works to provide support – including education and consultation – for parents and/or caregivers, case coordination, and symptom management and monitoring.  The TBS Specialist is expected to meet the program’s productivity target for billable service each week.  Services take place in the home and in the community.  Work hours are flexible, some evenings may apply.

A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in social work, psychology, nursing, or related human services field.  A  valid driver’s license, vehicle, and auto insurance coverage.   Strong organizational and time management skills.   Ability to perform job responsibilities with a high degree of initiative and independent judgment.   Ability to work cooperatively as a team as well as independently.  Ability to work effectively with diverse populations with complex psychiatric needs and experience working with children, adolescents, and their families.    

Benefits: At Applewood Centers we pride ourselves in having a collaborative culture and team environment found throughout our programs. Our Core Values help set the goals and expectations of our employees. We value our employees and their commitment to our mission and offer competitive benefits including:

  • A competitive salary
  • Dental insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Generous paid time off including:
  • Domestic partner benefits
  • 403(b) plan
  • Life insurance
  • Paid long-term disability

Other benefits of working at Applewood Centers include:

  • A friendly, professional and appreciated staff
  • Working with a team committed to the well-being of others
  • Career growth
  • Staff recognition
  • Year round free CEU trainings
  • Northeast Ohio is a great place to live and work http://www.neoisgreat.com/

About Applewood Centers: From our roots as a school, an orphanage and a guidance clinic, through our evolution to the large behavioral health and social service organization we are today, our services for children and families have spanned over 175 years. In the early days, we schooled and cared for approximately 25 children. Today we serve nearly 6,000 children and their families each year. Our Mission is to foster solutions for children, youth and families. Applewood Centers’ vision is to be a leader in improving the lives of children in Ohio by providing high quality behavioral healthcare and out-of-home services for children and their families.

For more information on our agency and the services we provide, we invite you to visit us at www.applewoodcenters.org.

 

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit their letters of interest and resume to [email protected] clearly indicating the position title for which you are applying. Submissions without minimal qualifications will not be reviewed. DUE TO HIGH VOLUME, INQUIRIES REGARDING APPLICATION STATUS CANNOT BE RETURNED.

 

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

Applewood
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
OhioGuidestone
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.