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.

Applicants must pass a thorough background check and drug screen, and must have a valid Tennessee driver’s license.

Monroe Harding is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.

Part-Time VOCA Mental Health Therapist

Monroe Harding is seeking a part-time mental health therapist to provide therapy services to victims of crime. The VOCA Therapist will work under the supervision of the Director of Clinical Services. The therapist will provide supportive services to victims of crime, including but not limited to responding to the emotional and psychological needs of the young adults, assistance with life stabilization, and to restore a measure of security and safety to the victim. The therapist will walk alongside victims of crime as they heal from past trauma, journey to self-sufficiency as they create a self-determined future.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide individual and group therapy/ family therapy as needed to young adults residing in our independent living program.
  • Responsible for completing diagnostic intake assessments, treatment planning, documenting therapeutic progress notes, and discharge summaries.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in mental health counseling, psychology, social work, or related field
  • Two years of experience in counseling/social work
  • TN Licensed preferred or on licensure track
  • Able to work independently
  • Possess good leadership and interpersonal communication skills
  • Licensed driver with automobile insurance in good standing

Preferred experience:

  • Experience working with young adults
  • Experience working with underserved populations
  • Understanding of Trauma-Informed Care
  • Use of DBT concepts and skills group

Competencies

Ability to build rapport
Advocating
Consistency
Listening Skills
Crisis Management/De-Escalation
Written Communication

This is a Grant Funded position.

VOCA Independent Living Coach

Monroe Harding seeks an individual to provide supportive services to victims of crime. The Coach will help with everyday problem-solving, teach life skills and provide meaningful connections to a caring adult. The Specialist will walk alongside victims of crime as they heal from past trauma, journey to self-sufficiency as they create a self-determined future.

Responsibilities include:

  • Guide and coach the youth in everyday life skills.
  • Provide support for youth as they grow into independence.
  • Teach problem-solving skills.
  • Teach youth to cook, grocery shop, launder clothes, and live respectfully with roommates.
  • Coach youth in the development of social and emotional skills.
  • Build community and ensure safety.
  • Partner with the Youth Connections Career Coach to ensure participation in the Work Force Development Program.

Hours:  

Tuesday thru Thursday, 4:00pm – midnight

 Friday and Saturday, 1:00pm – 9:00pm                     

Qualifications Required

Bachelor’s Degree and experience working with victims of crime.

Competencies

  • Ability to build rapport
  • Advocating
  • Consistency
  • Listening Skills
  • Crisis Management/De-Escalation
  • Written Communication

VOCA Independent Living Specialist

Monroe Harding seeks an individual to provide supportive services to victims of crime, including but not limited to responding to the emotional, psychological and physical needs of the young adults, assistance with life stabilization, providing the resources and training to understand and participate in the criminal justice system and to restore a measure of security and safety to the victim. VOCA Independent Living Specialist will coordinate services for young adults, including mentoring, mental health services, healthcare, and Monroe Harding’s Youth Connections program. The Specialist will walk alongside victims of crime as they heal from past trauma, journey to self-sufficiency as they create a self-determined future.

Responsibilities include:

  • Liaison with Youth Connections, community partners, schools and families.
  • Partner with the Youth Connections Career Coach to ensure participation in the Work Force Development Program.
  • Partner with Monroe Harding’s Therapy Department to ensure mental health needs are being addressed.
  • Write monthly and weekly reports on the progress of the youth.
  • Guide and coach the youth in everyday life skills.
  • Participate as a member of a case management team planning for the development of the individual youth in residence, and carrying out those plans.
  • Responsible for teaching youth appropriate behaviors, utilizing various counseling and supporting techniques.
  • Assist in scheduling necessary appointments and arrange transportation for youth.
  • Be available at least once/week for youth to share his/her feelings and personal needs when appropriate.
  • Active participant in the development and creation of program design. 

Hours: Monday – Thursday, daytime hours; Sunday, 5 hours in the evening

Qualifications Required

Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or a related field and experience working with victims of crime.

Competencies

  • Ability to build rapport
  • Advocating
  • Consistency
  • Listening Skills
  • Crisis Management/De-Escalation
  • Written Communication
  • Applicants must pass thorough background check and drug screen. Must have valid Tennessee driver’s license.

Independent Living Tutors

Position Overview:

The primary responsibility of every employee of Monroe Harding is to contribute wholeheartedly to a positive, healing, and trauma-informed environment for the youth we serve.  Beyond that, there are specific responsibilities, including

  • Tutoring high school and first year college students in various subjects in the student’s apartment style home located in the TSU area.
  • Engaging students in discussions about high school completion and post-secondary opportunities.
  • Communicating with the supervisor of the tutoring program.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • works in partnership with the team
  • follows principles of Trauma- and Resiliency-Informed Care (TRIC), including:
    • possess flexibility.
    • acknowledges small successes
    • establishes rapport with students
    • understands the influence of the system and environment on youth
  • maintains healthy boundaries
  • ensures safety
  • demonstrates commitment to youth success

Minimal Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach various subjects especially math and writing.
  • At Monroe Harding, the safety and protection of the youth who have been entrusted to us is our #1 priority. Therefore, applicants must pass a thorough background check and drug screen that includes fingerprinting, drug screening, and the Diana Screen®.

Job Type: Part-time (approx. 5-7 hours per week). Tutors will be able to set schedule with students.

 

Resource Specialist

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 on call 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.

Part-Time Independent Living Coach

Responsibilities include:

  •  Guide and coach the youth in everyday life skills.
  • Provide support for youth as they grow into independence.
  • Teach problem solving skills.
  • Coach youth in the development of social and emotional skills.
  • Ensure security of building and company belongings.
  • Help keep the building in good condition.

Hours:  Friday and Saturday, 11:30pm-4am

Qualifications Required
Bachelor’s Degree or substantial related work experience.

Competencies:
Ability to build rapport
Advocating
Consistency
Listening Skills
Crisis Management/De-Escalation
Written Communication

 

Applicants must pass a thorough background check and drug screen, and must have a valid Tennessee driver’s license.
Monroe Harding is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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