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 Program Supervisor, Gaylord

Post date: 10/21/2014

Position Summary

Provide clinical supervision and professional leadership to a team of foster care case managers 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 human services and three years' experience in a child welfare agency or child caring institution; or a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in human services and four years in a child welfare agency or child caring institution.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Full-Time, 40 Hours/week, Non-Union, Expires 01/21/2015

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:

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

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Foster Care Licensing Worker/Foster Care Case Manager, Traverse City

Post date: 10/21/2014

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.

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 01/21/2015

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:

Lori O'Neill, MA
Foster Care Program Manager
Wellspring Lutheran Services
1260 S. Otsego Ave. 
Gaylord, MI  49735

  

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Foster Care Case Aide Supervisor, Gaylord

Post date: 10/22/2014

Position Summary

Supervise Case Aides and ensure scheduling, assignment, and coverage for all parenting times. Activities include: Assign work among case aides; Interpret operating policies and procedures; Participate in the hiring process; Train employees; Evaluate employee performance. 

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Part-Time, 8 Hours/week, Non-Union, Expires 01/21/2015

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Lori O'Neill, MA
Foster Care Program Manager
Wellspring Lutheran Services
1260 S. Otsego Ave.
Gaylord, MI  49735

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Families First Supervisor, Bay City

Post date: 10/16/2014

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 (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 01/16/2015

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:

Trisha Yurgaites, LMSW
Program Manager
Wellspring Lutheran Services
5293 Colony Dr. N, Suite B
Saginaw, MI 48638

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Families First Supervisor, Grand Rapids

Post date: 10/15/2014

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 (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 01/15/2015

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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Team Leader, Oak Park

Post date: 10/10/2014

Position Summary

Coordinates treatment plan development, coordination and implementation with two Family Workers for a caseload of up to 12 families in order to transition children home from out of home placement and prevent the recurrence of abuse and neglect to children.  Responsible for: Providing professional therapy during weekly visits with the family in their home or community for a period of 4-6 months; Writing and submitting service plans, safety plans and progress reports; Court reporting/testimony; Supporting families by providing concrete assistance and referrals based on the individual needs of the family.  Works a flexible schedule (24/7) to assist with client emergencies and specific needs.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Full-Time, 40 Hours/week, Non-Union, Expires 01/10/2015

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:

Trisha Yurgaites, LMSW
Program Manager
Wellspring Lutheran Services
15160 West Eight Mile Rd.
Oak Park, MI  48237

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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

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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 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 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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