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.

 

 

 


 

Family Support Worker-AI, Gratiot County

Post date: 05/22/2015

Position Summary

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 7/22/2015

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

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Foster Care Program Manager, Lansing

Post date: 05/21/2015

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 activites 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 07/21/2015

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

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Families First Worker, Lansing

Post date:5/19/2015

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 7/19/2015

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

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Families First Worker, Gaylord

Post date: 5/13/2015

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 7/13/2015

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

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Foster Care Licensing Supervisor, Grand Rapids

Post date: 05/04/2015

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 07/04/2015

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Kelly Bowers, LLMSW
Licensing Program Manager
Wellspring Lutheran Services
1715 Sutherland Drive SE
Kentwood, MI  49508

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Residential Case Manager, Farmington Hills

Post date: 05/01/2015

Position Summary

Coordinate, implement and monitor a clear and realistic treatment plan for each youth, with a focus on a caseload of youth in aftercare.  Assist Residential Therapists and the Educational Coordinator with Permanency Planning and Education Coordination activities.  Work a flexible schedule in order to accommodate the needs of the program.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Part-Time, 20 Hours/week, Non-Union, Expires 07/01/2015

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Nancy Anderson, LMSW
Clinical Services Supervisor
Wellspring Lutheran Services
28000 W. Nine Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI  48336

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Foster Care Case Manager, Grand Rapids

Post date: 04/29/2015

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 06/29/2015

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

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Families First Worker, Grand Rapids

Post date: 4/21/2015

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 6/20/2015

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

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Team Leader, Wayne County

Post date: 4/02/2015

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 6/02/2015

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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, Gaylord

Post date: 04/01/2015

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 06/01/2015

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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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Foster Care Case Aide , Lansing

Post date: 03/27/2015

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 05/27/2015

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

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Families First Worker, Gaylord

Post date: 3/24/2015

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 6/24/2015

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Stacy Couch, LLMSW
Families First Supervisor
Wellspring Lutheran Services
1260 S. Otsego Ave.
Gaylord, MI  49735

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Foster Care Case Manager, Oak Park

Post date: 03/23/2015

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 06/23/2015

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

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Foster Care Case Manager, Traverse City

Post date: 03/11/2015

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 06/11/2015

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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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UAC Shelter Worker, Bay City

Post date: 03/04/2015

Position Summary

Responsible for developing positive relationships with youth that encourage achievement of shelter goals.  Maintain the 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 needs, and working well as a member of a team with UAC-Shelter Shift Coordinator and other staff members. Bilingual in Spanish (ability to speak effectively) strongly preferred.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Full-Time, 40 Hours/week, Non-Union, Expires 06/04/2015

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Michelle Cajigas, BS, CADC
Wellspring Lutheran Services
304 N. Tuscola St.
Bay City, MI  48708

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Part-time Cook, Farmington Hills

Post date: 03/04/2015

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.  Bilingual in Spanish (ability to speak effectively) strongly preferred.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Full-Time, 20 Hours/week, Union, Expires 06/04/2015

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

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Families First Worker, Gaylord

Post date: 3/03/2015

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 6/03/2015

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

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FTBS Direct Worker, Grand Rapids

Post date: 02/12/2015

Position Summary

Provide moderately-intensive, solution-focused, home-based family intervention, life skills education, and supportive services in order 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 6/12/2015

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

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Part-Time UAC Shelter Worker, Farmington Hills

Post date: 02/11/2015

Position Summary

Responsible for developing positive relationships with youth that encourage achievement of shelter goals.  Maintain the 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 needs, and working well as a member of a team with UAC-Shelter Shift Coordinator and other staff members. Bilingual in Spanish (ability to speak effectively) strongly preferred.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Part-Time, 20 Hours/week, Non-Union, Expires 06/11/2015

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Ellen Britton
Wellspring Lutheran Services
15160 West Eight Mile Rd.
Oak Park, MI  48237

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UAC Shelter Worker, Farmington Hills

Post date: 02/11/2015

Position Summary

Responsible for developing positive relationships with youth that encourage achievement of shelter goals.  Maintain the 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 needs, and working well as a member of a team with UAC-Shelter Shift Coordinator and other staff members. Bilingual in Spanish (ability to speak effectively) strongly preferred.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Full-Time, 40 Hours/week, Non-Union, Expires 06/11/2015

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Ellen Britton
Wellspring Lutheran Services
15160 West Eight Mile Rd.
Oak Park, MI  48237

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Foster Care Case Aide , Oak Park

Post date: 02/06/2015

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 06/06/2015

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

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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 05/29/2015

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

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