Child & Family Openings

 

 

Become part of our team

Help bring hope to children and families by becoming part of Wellspring Lutheran Service's Child & Family team. If you have any questions about a position, please email the contact listed for each vacancy.

 

 


 

Youth Specialist, Farmington Hills

Post date: 01/29/2015

Position Summary

Responsible for developing positive relationships with youth that encourage achievement of treatment goals.  Maintain the treatment milieu by providing for the youth's basic needs, being effective in counseling and managing the youth's behavior in accordance with the youth's treatment plan, and working well in teamwork with youths' families, senior youth specialists and other staff members.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Full-Time, 40 Hours/week, Union, Expires 03/29/2015

Email your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to:

Irene Cass
Wellspring Lutheran Services
28000 W. Nine Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI  48336

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Family Support Worker - AI, Montcalm and Ionia Counties

Post date: 01/22/2015

Position Summary

Master's level worker is responsible for developing and implementing therapeutic treatment plans with families that will assist them in resolving the issues that led to a referral to the child welfare system.  Use counseling techniques, community resources, concrete services, and family empowerment to assist the family in goal achievement.  Communicate effectively with the local DHS, courts, medical and education systems to advocate for the family.  Responsible for regular visits with the family in their home, administer required assessments and survey instruments; writing and submitting treatment plans, service plans, safety plans and court reports; assist in the arrangement of aftercare services based on families' needs for a caseload of up to 12 families.  Works a flexible schedule (including non-traditional hours) based on families' needs.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Full-Time, 40 Hours/week, Non-Union, Expires 03/22/2015

Email your resume and cover letter to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to:

Nancy Teat, LMSW (clinical & macro)
Program Manager
Wellspring Lutheran Services
1715 Sutherland Dr. SE
Kentwood, MI  49508

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Family Support Worker, Gaylord

Post date: 01/15/2015

Position Summary

Provide comprehensive home-based supportive intervention to families with minor children at high risk of abuse or neglect. Responsible for regular visits with the family in their home or community for a maximum of six months, administering initial assessments, writing and submitting progress reports, safety plans, and termination summaries, providing concrete assistance and referrals based on the individual needs and goals of each family. Work a flexible schedule (including non-traditional hours) based on families’ needs.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Part-Time, 20-30 Hours/week, Non-Union, Expires 03/18/2015

Email your resume and cover letter to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or mail to:

Mary Cullen-Ott, MA
Program Manager
Wellspring Lutheran Services
1260 S. Otsego Ave.
Gaylord, MI 49735

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Family Preservation Program Manager, Oak Park

Post date: 01/08/2015

Position Summary

Provide leadership and supervision to a team of supervisors and direct care workers/support staff to assure program quality and financial viability. Acts as a member of the agency’s Administrative Leadership Team, contributing to the development, dissemination and advancement of organizational policies, procedures and strategic plan. Responsible for the coordination of human resource activities within program teams including, hiring, performance improvement plans and corrective action plans. Twenty-four hour availability to staff and to accept referrals and assist with client emergencies in the supervisor’s absence.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Full-Time, 40 Hours/week, Non-Union, Expires 03/18/2015

Email your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to:

Diane Ade Bellino, MA
Division Director
Wellspring Lutheran Services
15160 W. 8 Mile Rd.
Oak Park, MI  48237

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Cook, Farmington Hills

Post date: 01/08/2015

Position Summary

Responsible for the preparation of well balanced meals for all youth in residence and maintaining the kitchen and dining areas in a clean, safe and functional manner meeting all regulatory guidelines. Prepare menus in accordance with sound and contemporary principles of nutrition and all relevant government guidelines. Responsible for maintaining an inventory of food supplies, kitchen supplies, equipment, and to purchase needed items when directed to do so.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Full-Time, 40 Hours/week, Union, Expires 03/18/2015

Email your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to:

Irene Cass
Wellspring Lutheran Services
28000 W. Nine Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI  48336

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Foster Care Community Liaison, Grand Rapids

Post date: 01/06/2015

Position Summary

Identify and develop relationships with churches, foster parents, community businesses and agencies in order to recruit foster parents. Develop and maintain relationships with other community networks, provide leadership to community efforts. Once developed, incumbent is responsible for maintaining these relationships through responsive customer service and frequent contact.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Full-Time, 40 Hours/week, Non-Union, Expires 03/18/2015

Email your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to:

Jill Wise
Sales Director
Wellspring Lutheran Services
PO Box 329
Frankenmuth, MI  48734

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Foster Care Licensing Worker, Gaylord

Post date: 01/06/2015

Position Summary

Completes home studies to determine family suitablility to meet the needs of children in out-of-home care. Conducts rigorous background checks, home inspections and psycho-social assessments; orients and trains prospective foster families to the application, home study and placement process. Responsibilities could include making placement matches and coordinating the placement process. Monitor up to 30 licensed foster homes or enrolled families; complete investigations to ensure foster families are in compliance with licensing rules, agency and state policies, and state law.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Full-Time, 40 Hours/week, Non-Union, Expires 03/18/2015

Email your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to:

Julie Edmonds
Licensing Supervisor
Wellspring Lutheran Services
1260 S. Otsego Ave.
Gaylord, MI  49735

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Foster Care Case Manager, Grand Rapids

Post date: 12/18/2014

Position Summary

Assess youth and families in order to develop, coordinate and implement individualized treatment plans with youth and their families to resolve abuse and neglect difficulties and to achieve permanency for youth; Coordinate youth's placement within foster care, school and community, DHS and family court. Manage a caseload of approximately 15 children; Testify in court; Provide documentation for all activities completed.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Full-Time, 40 Hours/week, Non-Union, Expires 03/18/2015

Email your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to:

Amy Minton
Foster Care Program Manager
Wellspring Lutheran Services
1715 Sutherland Drive SE
Kentwood, MI  49508

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FTBS Supervisor, Grand Rapids

Post date: 12/03/2014

Position Summary

Provide clinical supervision and professional leadership to a team so the functioning of the unit can be accomplished.  Supervisor activities include: Organize workflow and priorities; Assign work among employees; Maintain quality/quantity standards regarding program performance and outcomes; Interpret operating policies and procedures; Participate in hiring process; Train employees; Evaluate employee performance; Twenty-four hour (24) availability to accept referrals or assist with staff and client emergencies.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Full-Time, 40 Hours/week, Non-Union, Expires 3/03/2015

Email your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to:

Nancy Teat, LMSW (clinical & macro)
Program Manager
Wellspring Lutheran Services
1715 Sutherland Drive SE
Kentwood, MI  49508

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Families First Worker, Grand Rapids

Post date: 12/01/2014

Position Summary

Provide intensive home-based family intervention, life skills education, and supportive services in order to preserve families, reduce the need for out of home placement, expedite the return of children to their families, and prevent the recurrence of abuse and neglect. Carries a caseload of two families. Responsible for: regular visits with the family in their home or community for a period of 28 days, and not more than 42 days; performing required assessments; writing and submitting service plans, safety plans and progress reports; providing concrete assistance and referrals based on the individual needs of each family; works a flexible schedule (including nontraditional hours) based on families' needs.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Full-Time, 40 Hours/week, Non-Union, Expires 3/01/2015

Email your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to:

Leonica Erwin
Families First Program Manager
Wellspring Lutheran Services
1715 Sutherland Drive SE
Kentwood, MI  49508

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Foster Care Case Aide , Lansing

Post date: 11/13/2014

Position Summary

Assist foster care staff in meeting the needs of clients by transporting children and supervising interactions between children and their families; monitor, supervise, and coach parents during parenting times; assist foster care staff in case related activities. Evening and weekend availability required.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Part-Time, 20 Hours/week, Non-Union, Expires 02/13/2015

Email your resume and cover letter to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to:

Kelly M. Weir, MPA, MSW
Foster Care Licensing Supervisor
Wellspring Lutheran Services
411 West Lake Lansing Rd.
East Lansing, MI  48823

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