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.

 

 


 

Foster Care Licensing Worker, Grand Rapids

Post date: 09/30/2014

Position Summary

Completes home studies to determine families' suitability 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' 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 12/30/2014

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 Bowers, MSW
Foster Care Licensing Supervisor
Wellspring Lutheran Services
1715 Sutherland Drive SE
Kentwood, MI  49508 

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Foster Care Licensing Supervisor, Grand Rapids

Post date: 09/29/2014

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.  Must have a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in a human behavioral science and 1 year of experience as a social service worker in an agency or A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a human behavioral science, or in another major where 25% of the course credits earned toward the degree are in human behavioral sciences, and 4 years of experience as a social service worker, 2 years of which shall have been in an agency. 

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Full-Time, 40 Hours/week, Non-Union, Expires 12/29/2014

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:

Sonia Noorman, MS,LMSW
Division Director-Foster Care
Wellspring Lutheran Services
1715 Sutherland Drive SE
Kentwood, MI  49508 

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Foster Care Case Manager, Bay City

Post date: 09/22/2014

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 12/22/2014

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:

Hope Bertrand, MA,LBSW
Foster Care/Licensing Program Manager
Wellspring Lutheran Services
6019 West Side Saginaw Rd. PO Box 48
Bay City, MI  48707

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Families First Worker, Belding

Post date: 09/18/2014

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 12/18/2014

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:

Matt Gerisch, MA
Families First Program Manager
Wellspring Lutheran Services
5293 Colony Dr. North
Saginaw, MI  48638


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Families First Worker, Gaylord

Post date: 09/12/2014

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 12/12/2014

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:

Deborah Crandall Stutzman, MA, LPC
Families First Supervisor
Wellspring Lutheran Services
1260 S. Otsego Ave.
Gaylord, MI  49735  

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Families First Worker, Mio

Post date: 09/12/2014

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 12/12/2014

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Theresa Berden, MA
Families First Supervisor
Wellspring Lutheran Services
56B Richard Street
Mio, MI  48647
 

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Families First Worker, Oak Park

Post date: 09/4/2014

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 12/4/2014

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:

Michelle Leaphart, MA, LLPC
Families First Program Manager
Wellspring Lutheran Services
15160 West Eight Mile Rd.
Oak Park, MI  48237

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Families Together Building Solutions Direct Worker, Saginaw

Post date: 08/26/2014

Position Summary

Provide moderately-intensive, solution-focused, home-based family intervention, life skills education, and supportive services in order to prevent to prevent crisis situations that could threaten family stability and lead to removal. Carries a caseload of eight (8) families. Responsible for: regular visits with the family in their home or community for a period of 90 days, and not more than 180 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 non-traditional hours) based on families' needs.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Full-Time, 40 Hours/week, Non-Union, Expires 11/26/2014

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:

Kari Halvorsen, LLMSW
Wellspring Lutheran Services
5293 Colony Dr. Suite B
Saginaw, MI  48638

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Foster Care Program Manager, Lansing

Post date: 07/17/2014

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 (24) availability to staff and to accept referrals and assist with client emergencies in the supervisor's absence.  Must have a Master's Degree in human services and three years' experience in a child welfare agency or child caring institution. Prefer prior foster care experience. 

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Full-Time, 40 Hours/week, Non-Union, Expires 10/17/2014

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:

Sonia Noorman, MS,LMSW
Division Director-Foster Care
Wellspring Lutheran Services
1715 Sutherland Drive SE
Kentwood, MI  49508 

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Families Together Building Solutions Direct Worker, Grand Rapids

Post date: 07/01/2014

Position Summary

Provide moderately-intensive, solution-focused, home-based family intervention, life skills education, and supportive services in order to prevent to prevent crisis situations that could threaten family stability and lead to removal. Carries a caseload of eight (8) families. Responsible for: regular visits with the family in their home or community for a period of 90 days, and not more than 180 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 non-traditional hours) based on families' needs.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Full-Time, 40 Hours/week, Non-Union, Expires 09/20/2014

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, Program Manager
Wellspring Lutheran Services
1715 Sutherland Dr., SE
Kentwood, MI 49508


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Foster Care Case Aide, Oak Park

Post date: 03/10/2014

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 activites.  

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Part-Time, 20 Hours/week, Non-Union, Expires 08/30/2014

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:

Khalilah El-Amin, LLMSW
Foster Care Program Manager
Wellspring Lutheran Services
15160 West Eight Mile Rd
Oak Park, MI  48237

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