Employment

Employment

Think you are interested in joining our team?  Please submit a resume and cover letter to Evelyn Tidman at careers@monroeharding.org. Please list the position for which you are applying in the cover letter.

For ALL applicants
In addition the requirements and qualifications listed for each position, The Diana Screen® is administered to all potential applicants to help ensure that ethical boundaries between children and adults are maintained. At Monroe Harding, the safety and protection of the youth who have been entrusted to us is our #1 priority.

Monroe Harding is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Career Coach

Monroe Harding, Inc.seeks a self-motivated, energetic and creative individual committed to helping young men and women learn job skills and gain long-term employment.

Monroe Harding is committed to viewing and interacting with youth from a Trauma Informed perspective.   Staff understand normal and trauma impacted brain development and interact with youth in ways that encourage and restore normal brain functioning. Staff are curious about “what happened to the youth to cause current behavior” and work with them uniquely based upon their developmental level. Focus is on providing a safe and stable environment that encourages learning from mistakes and celebrating small advances in behavior or thought process. Staff models healthy emotional regulation skills, flexibility in working with others, and effective restoration of relationships after issues arise. Monroe Harding seeks individuals who enjoy adolescents and celebrates their uniqueness, are able to develop strong relationships and influence, and who are invested in their own personal growth and development as they seek to model effective behaviors for youth.

The Career Coach will work out of our downtown resource center and will specifically help our young men and women clarify their vocational plans, learn life skills and find meaningful employment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Seek new employment opportunities for participants and develop internships and/or apprenticeships within community employers, acting as liaison between the youth and employers.
  • Cultivate relationships with community organizations and institutions that offer job skills training.
  • Develop effective working relationships with employers and maintain regular contact in order to monitor employment satisfaction.
  • Conduct intakes and assessments on eligible program participants.
  • Assist program participants with developing resumes and completing career and/or job skills training plans.
  • Coordinate weekly vocational classes for program participants on employment, job readiness, and career planning.
  • Assist in organizing, planning, and executing workforce development events as necessary for various assigned projects.

Qualifications Required
Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or a related field and one year experience working with older teens and/or young adults.

Competencies
Relationship Building
Motivating Others
Advocating
Detail Oriented/Organizing
Initiative
Perseverance

Resource Specialist

Monroe Harding is committed to viewing and interacting with youth from a Trauma Informed perspective.   Staff understand normal and trauma impacted brain development and interact with youth in ways that encourage and restore normal brain functioning. Staff are curious about “what happened to the youth to cause current behavior” and work with them uniquely based upon their developmental level. Focus is on providing a safe and stable environment that encourages learning from mistakes and celebrating small advances in behavior or thought process. Staff models healthy emotional regulation skills, flexibility in working with others, and effective restoration of relationships after issues arise. Monroe Harding seeks individuals who enjoy adolescents and celebrates their uniqueness, are able to develop strong relationships and influence, and who are invested in their own personal growth and development as they seek to model effective behaviors for youth.

The Resource Specialist will provide resources to foster care children, birth families and foster families collaborating with DCS to insure the children’s’ needs are met to permanency (reunification or adoption).

Responsibilities:

Along with other duties, the Resource Specialist will be responsible for the following:

  • Assess the individual needs of foster children and obtain available social, rehabilitative, and treatment services to meet those needs.
  • Develop, implement, monitor and review individual treatment plans of all youth served.
  • Serve as advocate and liaison between the youth, families and community partners.
  • Participate in all service planning meetings involving the youth and family as well as attending all court hearings and continuous quality improvement meetings.
  • Maintain Quality case records and written reports by completing our necessary state and agency requirements within mandated time frames.
  • Asses and ensure that the educational, mental and physical needs of foster youth are met.
  • Conduct face to face visits and cellphone calls to all youth, birth and foster families as outlined in policies.
  • Assist resource parents in establishing and implementing behavior, self-help, and independent living goals set for each youth.
  • Provide crisis intervention services when needed.
  • Participate in oncall rotation.

 

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and skill in working with children and youth with mental health, substance abuse, family violence and poverty issues.
  • A developing knowledge and skill in working with the evolving Child Welfare system and its legal mandates.
  • Knowledge of social work theory and practice methods and their application to children and families.
  • Knowledge of community agencies and services available to the client population.
  • Ability to deal tactfully with the public and co-workers.
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to service recipient cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
  • Ability to use sound judgment in making decisions.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work after hours if needed.

Competencies:
Written and Verbal Communication
Ability to Build Rapport
Time Management
Conflict Management
Advocate
Ability to Discuss Difficult Topics

Hours: Monday – Friday day/evening; must be able to be flexible in hours worked, and available for on-call rotation to assist with emergencies.

Requirements:
Master’s degree in social work or related field and one-year experience. Applicants for this job must pass thorough background check. Must have valid TN driver’s license.

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