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 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, Full-Time, 40 Hours/week, Non-Union, Expires 05/27/2015

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

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Foster Care Case Licensing Worker, Grand Rapids

Post date: 03/27/2015

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 04/27/2015

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

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Foster Care Case Manager, Lansing

Post date: 03/27/2015

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 05/27/2015

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

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Families First Worker, Mio

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 5/24/2015

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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, 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 5/24/2015

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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 05/23/2015

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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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Program Secretary, Lansing

Post date: 03/20/2015

Position Summary

Provides clerical and related services necessary to assist a unit (s) of workers in the timely and organized performance of program responsibilities.  Assists with general office reception.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Full-Time, 40 Hours/week, Non-Union, Expires 05/20/2015

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

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Families First Worker, Belding

Post date: 3/16/2015

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 5/16/2015

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Aime Thurber, MSW
Families First Supervisor
Wellspring Lutheran Services
1405 W. State St.
Belding, MI  48809

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Program Secretary, Grand Rapids

Post date: 03/16/2015

Position Summary

Provides clerical and related services necessary to assist a unit (s) of workers in the timely and organized performance of program responsibilities.  Assists with general office reception.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Full-Time, 40 Hours/week, Non-Union, Expires 05/16/2015

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

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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 05/11/2015

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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 05/04/2015

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

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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.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Full-Time, 40 Hours/week, Union, Expires 03/08/2015

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

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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 05/04/2015

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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 5/03/2015

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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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Foster Care Case Aide Supervisor, Grand Rapids

Post date: 02/17/2015

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. We are seeking someone with experience in behavior management and modeling/teaching appropriate parenting skills.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Full-Time, 40 Hours/week, Non-Union, Expires 04/17/2015

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

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Foster Care Case Licensing Worker, Lansing

Post date: 02/12/2015

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 04/12/2015

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

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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 4/12/2015

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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 04/11/2015

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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 04/11/2015

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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 04/06/2015

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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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FTBS Direct Worker, Saginaw

Post date: 02/05/2015

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 4/05/2015

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Kevin Clemons
Supervisor
Wellspring Lutheran Services
5293 Colony Dr. Suite B
Saginaw, MI   48638

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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 03/29/2015

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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

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

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