Careers at Hearts & Homes

collageAt Hearts & Homes, you are joining an organization where you can make a difference in the lives of youth throughout Maryland who are overcoming adversity! Come and explore opportunities at Hearts & Homes.  We are a dedicated staff of child welfare professionals committed to the growth and development of our employees. We currently have employment opportunities, volunteer positions, and internships in Baltimore, Prince George’s, Anne Arundel and Montgomery Counties.

Hearts & Homes offers employees:

  • Clinical supervision for Social Workers
  • Extensive training program and CEU (continuing education) availability
  • Dedicated staff
  • Opportunity for promotions
  • Employee benefits

We offer a comprehensive employee benefits package, including:

  • Generous leave
  • Affordable medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Company paid life, long-term disability, and AD&D insurance
  • 403(B) retirement program and company matching

Open Positions

Chief Administrator – Program Director

Hearts & Homes for Youth is seeking a Chief Administrator-Program Director for our Therapeutic Foster Care and Independent living program. Candidate will be responsible for the program’s clinical oversight and overall operation; supervision of social workers; foster family recruitment and training; child placement and discharge; compliance of foster parent and client files; financial management; oversight of continuous quality improvement. The requirements include LCSW-C License, with five years experience in welfare and two Years of Supervisory Experience, Board Certified Clinical Supervisor. Candidate needs to be familiar with providing trauma-informed care, non-profit management, COMAR and child welfare system. Individual must be organized, results-oriented, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Social Worker – Group Homes, Young Mother, or Foster Care Program

This position is ideal for an LGSW licensed Social Worker with interest and experience in working with families and youth. We have openings in both our Treatment Foster Care and Residential Group Home programs. The social worker provides services to children and families that have various mental health diagnoses, trauma histories, and challenging behaviors. Social workers provide clinical support, facilitate groups and trainings, and serve as the lead of each young person’s treatment team. These services include but are not limited to educational , psychiatric, and vocational services. An ideal candidate must possess strong clinical assessment skills and the ability to establish and maintain therapeutic relationships with a diverse population. Qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a LGSW or LCSW-C license. Hearts and Homes offers free individual and group clinical supervision, agency in-services trainings, and a collaborative supportive work environment.

Program Manager

This position is ideal for those child welfare professionals who are dedicated to ensuring the well-being of youth by providing services to children that have trauma histories, various mental health conditions, and challenging behaviors. The Program Manager is responsible for the overall growth and functioning of the licensed Therapeutic Group Home (located in Anne Arundel County). This includes supervision of staff, on-call responsibilities, ensuring compliance with agency and state regulations, participating on the treatment team, and being an active part of the program management team. Responsibilities include ensuring that a clean, safe and supportive home environment is provided to the youth; ensuring that staff and youth interactions are therapeutic and trauma-informed; enforcing rules and applying discipline within prescribed limits; ensuring residents medical, emotional, physical and psychological needs are met; performing necessary administrative duties and transporting children.

Qualifications

Baccalaureate degree in a human services field is required. Must be flexible and have a strong commitment to the welfare of youth. Individual must complete the State Board requirement to be Certified as Residential Child and Youth Care Practitioners (RCYCP), formerly known as “Residential Child Care workers”.

Senior Counselor

The Senior Counselor’s primary function is the supervision of direct care staff.  The Senior Counselor performs all parental care and behavior management functions and is an active participant on the Treatment Team.

Qualifications

Must be at least 21 years of age, and: Ability to supervise staff. Be expected to know most aspects of the Child Welfare System (i.e., DSS, DJJ, etc.) HHY policy and procedures and their individual program. Have proven expertise in dealing with clients, their families and case workers. Have the ability to make programmatic decisions. Demonstrate his/her ability to be a Crisis Manager.

Education/Experience

The COMAR Regulations require a Residential Child and Youth Care Practitioner (Child Care Worker) to hold a Baccalaureate degree in a human services field, or have two years post-secondary education at the Associate or Undergraduate level and six months experience in working with youths in a group setting, or hold a High School Diploma and have three years experience in working with youth in a group setting.  Must be Certified as a Residential Child Youth Care Practitioner.

Residential Counselors – (Full Time, Relief & Awake Over Night)

This position is ideal for those child welfare professionals who are dedicated to ensuring the well being of youth by providing services to children that have trauma histories, various mental health conditions, and challenging behaviors. The residential counselor provides role modeling and mentoring, implementing behavior modification strategies, planning and supervising recreational activities, and actively participating on a Treatment Team. Responsibilities include providing a clean, comfortable, safe and supportive home environment; teaching hygiene practices and good interpersonal relationship skills; enforcing rules and applying discipline within prescribed limits; ensuring residents receive proper nutrition and healthcare; performing necessary administrative duties and transporting children.

Qualifications

Baccalaureate degree in a human services field desired; or have two years post-secondary education at the Associate or undergraduate level and one year experience working with youth in a group setting, or hold a High School Diploma and have one year of experience in working with youth in a group setting. Must be flexible and have a strong commitment to the welfare of youth. Individual must complete the State Board requirement to be Certified as Residential Child and Youth Care Practitioners (RCYCP), formerly known as “Residential Child Care workers”.

We are hiring full-time, relief (relief positions work on an as needed basis), and awake overnight counselors.

 

Contractual DBT Therapist

As a DBT therapist your primary responsibilities will include: providing standard DBT and facilitating DBT Skills Groups.

Qualifications and Experience
A minimum of 1 year providing standard DBT to children and adolescents (required). Experience facilitating DBT Skills Training Groups to adolescents) Firm knowledge of CBT and behavioral principles such as contingency management, chain analysis, exposure, and cognitive modification. Excellent written and oral communications skills

Required Education and Licensure
Successful candidates must have received graduate level training in DBT or completed a 10 day intensive training through Behavioral Tech, LLC. In addition, candidates must possess a Master’s level or Doctoral Degree in a mental health related field and be licensed to practice in the State of Maryland.

If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, please e-mail your resume to humanresources@heartsandhomes.org or complete an application and fax it to 301-495-0923.

Hearts & Homes is an equal opportunity employer. Prospective employees will receive due consideration regardless of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, marital or veteran status.