Child & Family Openings

 

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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, Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Benzie-Manistee Counties 

Post date: 09/12/2014

Position Summary

Provide comprehensive home-based supportive intervention to a caseload of up to 12 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. Works a flexible schedule based on families' needs.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Part-Time, 30 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. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or mail to:

Mary Ott Program Manager
Wellspring Lutheran Services
955 E. Commerce Drive
Traverse City, MI  49685

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Family Support Worker, Charlevoix-Emmet Counties 

Post date: 09/12/2014

Position Summary

Provide comprehensive home-based supportive intervention to a caseload of up to 12 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. Works a flexible schedule based on families' needs.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Part-Time, 30 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:

Mary Ott
Program Manager
Wellspring Lutheran Services
955 E. Commerce Drive
Traverse City, MI  49685

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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

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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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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

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

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Program Secretary, Bay City

Post date: 08/27/2014

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. Bilingual Spanish preferred.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Full-Time 40 Hours/Week Non-Union, Expires 11/27/2014

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:

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

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Program Secretary, Farmington Hills

Post date: 08/27/2014

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. Bilingual Spanish preferred.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Part-Time 20 Hours/Week Non-Union, Expires 11/27/2014

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Ellen Britton
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

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

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Family Support Worker, Otsego/Crawford/Oscoda Counties

Post date: 08/26/2014

Position Summary

Provide comprehensive home-based supportive intervention to a caseload of up to 12 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. Works a flexible schedule 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:

Mary Ott, Program Manager
Wellspring Lutheran Services
955 E. Commerce Drive
Traverse City, MI  49685

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Cook, Farmington Hills

Post date: 08/15/2014

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. Experienced. Bilingual spanish Preferred.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Full-Time Must be available dinners and weekends-40 Hours/week, Non-Union, Expires 11/15/2014

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:

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

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UAC-Shelter Worker, Bay City

Post date: 08/01/2014

Position Summary

Responsible for developing positive relationships with youth that encourage achievement of treatment goals. Maintain the treatment environment 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, and other staff members. Bilingual in Spanish strongly preferred.  Experience preferred.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Full & Part-time all shifts, weekends needed, Non-Union, Expires 8/30/2014

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:

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: 08/01/2014

Position Summary

Responsible for developing positive relationships with youth that encourage achievement of treatment goals. Maintain the treatment environment 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, and other staff members. Bilingual in Spanish strongly preferred. Experience preferred.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Full & Part-time all shifts, weekends needed, Non-Union, Expires 8/30/2014

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:

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

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Family Support Worker, Northern Michigan

Post date: 08/01/2014

Position Summary

Provide comprehensive home-based supportive intervention to a caseload of up to 12 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. Works a flexible schedule based on families' needs.

Click here for full job description and requirements. EOE, Full-Time, 40 Hours/week, Non-Union, Expires 11/01/2014

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:

Mary Ott, Program Manager
Wellspring Lutheran Services
955 E. Commerce Drive
Traverse City, MI  49685

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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

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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, Grand Rapids

Post date: 07/10/2014

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 09/20/2014

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Leonica Erwin
Families First Program Manager
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

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


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Families First Worker, Lansing

Post date: 06/20/2014

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 09/20/2014

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

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Foster Care Case Manager, Oak Park

Post date: 4/25/2014

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 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 8/30/2014

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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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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

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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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