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BUMFS currently employs over 300 caring individuals and is a growing organization. Please take some time to check out the following career opportunities. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to jobs@bumfs.org

SUMMARY 


Be an appropriate role model for youth in care. Create and maintain an atmosphere which is beneficial to the physical, social, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of youth. Be responsible for guiding and directing youth through the program. Prepare youth for successful living within societal norms toward reunification with their family, a foster family or independent living. 


EDUCATION 


Possess at least a high school diploma or GED (college training preferred). 


QUALIFICATIONS 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 


1. Be open to continue learning through attendance in course study and in-service training and workshops. 

2. Demonstrate positive interpersonal relationship skills both with youth and adults. Be able to make sound decisions

    consistent with agency policies and best practice principles for residential treatment. 

3. Effectively implement the treatment program including Medicaid services such as behavior support, crisis support,                   case management, and daily living skills and support. 

4. Have the ability to meet the spiritual needs of the resident in accordance with agency policy. 

5. Obtain and maintain a valid food handler's card. 

6. Be in good health, have physical and emotional stamina necessary to implement physical interventions with assaultive or  

    self-injurious residents. 

7. Attend all required trainings. 

8. Be an acceptable role model for youth in values and lifestyles in keeping with those ascribed by Burlington. 

9. Must have a valid state issued driver’s license and submit to an intensive background investigation.

SUMMARY


This position provides a service in which visitation between family members (parent to child or child to child) is observed to evaluate appropriateness and level of interaction among participants.


EDUCATION


A. Must be at least 21 years old and possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Board of Regents  with an emphasis in Human Services, Education, Criminal Justice or related field from an accredited College or University.   

B. A minimum of three years post-graduate social work experience preferred.


QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

 

A. Be able to communicate and work effectively in a professional manner with people of varied backgrounds.

B. Should have exceptional organizational skills, proficient computer skills, and interpersonal relationship skills, and the ability to communicate orally and in writing with the ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment, manage several projects simultaneously, and adjust to frequently changing demands.

C. Have the ability to make decisions consistent with agency policies and general philosophies of child care.

D. Exhibits a strong commitment to the mission of Burlington United Methodist Family Services.

E. Be an acceptable role model for youth in values and lifestyles consistent with those ascribed by Burlington.

F. Be in good health, have physical and emotional stamina.

G. Must have a valid state issued driver’s license and submit to an intensive background investigation.

H. Comply with West Virginia Law (WV Code 49-6A-2) regarding Mandated Reporting

I. Operate under the supervision of a licensed social worker with three years post graduate experience with families, one of  which must be in staff supervision. 



SUMMARY


Provide all services required to complete foster/adoptive home studies and home maintenance.


EDUCATION


A. Must be at least 21 years old and possess a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, counseling, social work or related field from        an accredited College or University AND hold a license in the in their respective field. (OR be in process of obtaining a              license from the State of West Virginia.) Master’s degree preferred. Provisional Social Work License may be acceptable.


QUALIFICATIONS


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


A. Possess knowledge of theories and practices in social work and state and federal laws.

B. Possess the ability to assess needs in the areas of social, educational, and economic circumstances to determine service

     needs.

C. Have knowledge and skills to utilize community and state resources.

D. Be able to communicate and work effectively with agency personnel and community and state agencies in a productive          and professional manner.

E. Have the ability to complete thorough written reports and data entry.

F. Have the ability to adhere to all guidelines and time requirements as stated in policy related to home finding.

G. Be an acceptable role model for youth in values and lifestyles in keeping with those ascribed by Burlington.

H. Must have a valid state issued driver’s license and submit to an intensive background investigation.



SUMMARY


The House Manager is responsible for the living unit from beginning to end of the designated shift for implementing both the group living program and the individual services for each youth utilizing a team approach. The House Manager accomplishes this work through the Treatment Associates as well as in coordination with the treatment team. Adequate coverage and supervision of the designated shift is the responsibility of the House Manager.


EDUCATION


A. Bachelor’s degree preferred in a related field or a high school diploma with at least five years related experience is Social Service field, youth work, counseling, residential programming and supervisory experience.


QUALIFICATIONS


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


A. Be comfortable and effective in implementing the program including Medicaid services such as Daily Living Skills and Behavioral Support.

B. Must possess managerial, supervisory and leadership skills.

C. A team builder who inspires staff to work together in pursuit of a common mission, with the ability to hold them accountable for the accomplishments of the objectives.

D. Ability to respond to and manage crisis situations.

E. Should have exceptional organizational skills; proficient computer skills; and interpersonal relationship skills, and the ability to communicate orally and in writing with the ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment, manage several projects simultaneously, and adjust to frequently changing demands.

F. Have the ability to make decisions consistent with agency policies and general philosophies of child care.

G. Have the ability to meet the spiritual needs of the resident in accordance with agency policy.

H. Be in good health, have physical and emotional stamina necessary to implement physical interventions with assaultive or self-injurious residents.

I. Be an acceptable role model for youth in values and lifestyles in keeping with those ascribed by Burlington.

J. Must have a valid state issued driver’s license and submit to an intensive background investigation.


SUMMARY


The Foster Care Site Supervisor for Burlington United Methodist Family Services is a supervisory position that calls for a range of competences and skills that are considered to be vital and critical in order to successfully administer, supervise, monitor and operate a family foster care program that has been carefully planned and designed to attain the outcome service goals established for each young person in the program.


EDUCATION


Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, counseling, social work or related field from an accredited College or University AND hold a license in the in their respective field. (OR be in process of obtaining a license from the State of West Virginia.) Master’s degree preferred.


QUALIFICATIONS


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

A. Must maintain license requirements according to the State of West Virginia.

B. Must have working knowledge of the foster care system and experience in the field.

C. Ability to provide staff administrative supervision as needed.

D. Excellent writing and speaking skills necessary, networking skills for interagency planning is essential.

E. Must possess managerial, supervisory and leadership skills.

F. A team builder who inspires staff to work together in pursuit of a common mission, with the ability to hold them accountable for the accomplishments of the objectives.

G. Ability to respond to and manage crisis situations.

H. Should have exceptional organizational skills; proficient computer skills; and interpersonal relationship skills, and the ability to communicate orally and in writing with the ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment, manage several projects simultaneously, and adjust to frequently changing demands.

I. Have the ability to make decisions consistent with agency policies and general philosophies of child care.

J. An individual who exhibits a strong commitment to the mission of Burlington United Methodist Family Services.

K. Be in good health, have physical and emotional stamina.

L. Must have a valid state issued driver’s license and submit to an intensive background investigation.



SUMMARY


To provide outcome based services to youth ages 10-18 that are in the Youth Services Program. To develop, facilitate, and support a comprehensive treatment plan which is designed to meet the needs of children with severe emotional and behavioral problems in the least restrictive environment, using treatment philosophy which is strength based, family focused, culturally sensitive and community based.


EDUCATION


A. Must be at least 21 years old and possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related human service field

    (education, psychology, sociology. and three years of social work experience). WV Social Work License required.

B. A minimum of three years post-graduate social work experience preferred.



QUALIFICATIONS


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  


A. Must maintain license requirements according to the State of West Virginia.

B. Experience working with children who have mental health needs and with child welfare system involvement.

C. One year experience in child welfare and or community mental health agency preferred.

D. Be able to communicate and work effectively in a professional manner with people of varied backgrounds.

E. A team builder who inspires staff to work together in pursuit of a common mission, with the ability to hold them

    accountable for the accomplishments of the objectives.

F. Should have exceptional organizational skills; proficient computer skills; and interpersonal relationship skills, and the                 ability to communicate orally and in writing with the ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment, manage                   several projects simultaneously, and adjust to frequently changing demands.

G. Have the ability to make decisions consistent with agency policies and general philosophies of child care.

H. Must have a valid state issued driver’s license and submit to an intensive background investigation.


SUMMARY


Provide all services required to complete foster/adoptive home studies and home maintenance.


EDUCATION


A. Must be at least 21 years old and possess a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, counseling, social work or related field from an accredited College or University AND hold a license in the in their respective field. (OR be in process of obtaining a license from the State of West Virginia.) Master’s degree preferred. Provisional Social Work License may be acceptable.


QUALIFICATIONS


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


A. Possess knowledge of theories and practices in social work and state and federal laws.

B. Possess the ability to assess needs in the areas of social, educational, and economic circumstances to determine service needs.

C. Have knowledge and skills to utilize community and state resources.

D. Be able to communicate and work effectively with agency personnel and community and state agencies in a productive and professional manner.

E. Have the ability to complete thorough written reports and data entry.

F. Have the ability to adhere to all guidelines and time requirements as stated in policy related to home finding.

G. Be an acceptable role model for youth in values and lifestyles in keeping with those ascribed by Burlington.

H. Must have a valid state issued driver’s license and submit to an intensive background investigation.


SUMMARY


The role of forensic interviewer and prevention coordinator for SARAH’S House Child Advocacy Center is to provide forensic interviews upon referral and provide abuse prevention information to children.


EDUCATION


High School Diploma/GED. Some college education and/or experience in working with children is preferred.


QUALIFICATIONS


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

A. Possess the knowledge of social work methodology.

B. Possess exceptional organizational skills; proficient computer skills; interpersonal relationship skills; the ability to communicate orally and in writing; the ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment; the ability to manage several projects simultaneously; active listening skills; and the ability to adjust to frequently changing demands.

C. Possess compassion and maintain objectivity for hurting families regardless of socio-economic status and/or personal bias.

D. Possess communication skills in order to verbalize the needs of a child to other investigating professionals.

E. Possess the skills to communicate and work effectively in a professional manner with other investigating professionals.

F. Possess self-motivation and task orientation skills.

G. Possess the ability to respond to crisis situations and be able to cope with emotionally stressful situations.

H. Possess a valid state issued driver’s license and submit to an intensive background investigation and drug test.

I. Possess the ability to attend certification training for both the forensic interviewing and the facilitation of prevention information.



SUMMARY


The parent educator will work directly with parents of children in the home; providing parents with information regarding child development and effective parenting techniques. The parent educator will look at the family as a unit, use a strength –based approach, and provide support to the family using screening tools, referrals, and information from reputable sources. 


EDUCATION


Parent Educator/Home Visitor will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Two years of supervised experience with young children or parents is preferred but not necessary.


QUALIFICATIONS


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The

requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


A. Exceptional organizational skills; proficient computer skills; interpersonal relationship skills; the ability to communicate orally and in writing with the ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment; manage several projects simultaneously; and to adjust to frequently changing demands.

B. Possess communication skills in order to verbalize the needs of troubled youth and the agency’s philosophy to the public and be able to communicate and work effectively in a professional manner with other social work personnel.

C. Be able to communicate and work effectively with agency personnel and community and state agencies in a productive and professional manner.

D. Ability to respond to and manage crisis situations.

E. Must have a valid state issued driver’s license and submit to an intensive background investigation.

F. Must be willing to adapt and learn court proceeding processes.

G. Must be self-motivated and task oriented.

H. Must be comfortable speaking in front of small groups.

I. Must be willing to travel on occasions.

J. Must attend ALL required PAT Training.


SUMMARY


The Foster Care Home Evaluator/Site Supervisor for Burlington United Methodist Family Services is a supervisory position that calls for a range of competences and skills that are considered to be vital and critical in order to successfully administer, supervise, monitor and operate a family foster care program that has been carefully planned and designed to attain the outcome service goals established for each child in the program. This position manages an assigned caseload in the home evaluator role.  Must have a valid state issued driver’s license and submit to an intensive background investigation. 


EDUCATION


Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, counseling, social work or related field from an accredited College or University AND hold a license in their respective field or be in process of obtaining a license from the State of West Virginia. Master’s degree preferred.


QUALIFICATIONS


To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

A. Must maintain license requirements according to the State of West Virginia and support all functions that attain and maintain accreditation with regulatory agencies.

B. Must possess managerial, supervisory and leadership skills.

C. Must have working knowledge of the foster care system and experience in the field.

D. Must have the ability to provide staff administrative supervision as needed.

E. Must have excellent writing and speaking skills necessary, networking skills for interagency planning is essential.

F. Must be a team builder who inspires staff to work together in pursuit of a common mission, with the ability to hold them accountable for the accomplishments of the objectives.

G. Must have the ability to respond to and manage crisis situations.

H. Must have exceptional organizational skills, proficient computer skills, interpersonal relationship skills, and the ability to communicate orally and in writing with the ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment, manage several projects simultaneously, and adjust to frequently changing demands.

I. Must have the ability to make decisions consistent with agency policies and general philosophies of child care.

J. Must have the ability to a strong commitment to the mission of Burlington United Methodist Family Services.

K. Must be in good health, have physical and emotional stamina.

L. Must possess knowledge of theories and practices in social work and state and federal laws.

M. Must possess the ability to assess needs in the areas of social, educational, and economic circumstances to determine service needs.

N. Must have knowledge and skills to utilize community and state resources.

O. Must be able to communicate and work effectively with agency personnel and community and state agencies in a productive and professional manner.

P. Must have the ability to complete thorough written reports and data entry.

Q. Must have the ability to adhere to all guidelines and time requirements as stated in policy related to home finding.

R. Must be an acceptable role model for children including values and lifestyles in keeping with those ascribed by Burlington.