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Direct Care Workers/In-Home Help Positions

Listening Ear Crisis Center, a premier provider of support to adults with developmental disabilities, is in search of Direct Care Staff. We have full time, part time and on-call positions available with flexible scheduling. Starting wage is $10.50 per hour and we offer competitive benefits including paid time off.

Direct Care workers provide care and support to our consumers on a 24/7 basis. You would provide daily supervision and support in all activities of daily living. Activities of daily living include preparing meals, assisting with eating meals, personal care, bathing, dressing, restroom assistance, transferring, transporting to daily activities and medical appointments. Lifting is a requirement for this job. Driving is part of this role so a valid Michigan Driver’s License is mandatory.

If you want to impact the life of someone that will appreciate your talents and time this is the job for you!

Listening Ear provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $10.50 /hour

Location: Mt. Pleasant, Shepherd, Harrison, Clare, Weidman, Rapid City, Kalkaska, Mancelona

Therapist – Child Sexual Abuse

Listening Ear is looking for a part time detailed, dependable, and motivated therapist who wants to make a difference in the lives of sexually abused children and their families.

Daily job performance responsibilities include:

Providing counselling to young children and their families, provide information and referrals when appropriate, testify in court, advocate for the clients and their families, assure that case activity follows contract requirements and accreditation standards, maintain relationships within the community, conduct assessments, and complete required documentation.

This is a part time position for approximately 1-15 hours per week.

Job Qualifications:

A Master’s degree in a human service field, including MSW, CSW, LLPs and LPC

AND

A valid Michigan Drivers License

Training or certification in TF-CBT preferred.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $19.23-$22.36/ hour

Location: Mt. Pleasant, MI

 

Program Director

Listening Ear is looking for a detailed, dependable, and motivated individual who wants to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities as a Program Director.

The program director will be a positive role model by performing direct services and assist with general and specific household duties and individual routine/programming, assist with consumer’s medical needs and procedures as required, and assure consumers have the opportunity for individual growth via planned goals, dreams and other methods that lead to the development and enhancement of the consumer’s life. The program director is responsible for day to day supervision of direct care staff and management of the group home assigned, under the supervision of the Residential Director of the assigned site. She/he is responsible for participating in and maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring that staff adhere to agency policies and procedures. In addition this person will contribute to, monitor and assist with the implementation of all phases of a consumer’s person-centered plan. Program Directors will assist in the design of in-home programs to motivate, instruct, and assess consumers’ personal growth in the development and maintenance of independent behaviors based on the consumers person-centered plan, including (but not limited to): basic care skills, daily living skills, pre-vocational skills, academic skills, personal adjustment skills, leisure-time skills and social/community skills. They must be able to identify problems and situations interfering with the consumer’s ability to make optimal use of the services offered. Assisting the home staff by providing orientation and training within the home as it relates to daily specific consumer’s needs and goals. They are responsible for overseeing and/or administering all medications in a safe and approved manner according to physician orders, laws and agency policies. Program Directors will assist the Residential Director in the supervision of staff and the annual evaluation of staff performance for the purpose of continued employment. They will assist in submission of written monthly reports required by contracts, outside agencies and licensing. Must be responsible for the maintenance of person-centered plans/records and files needed for program purposes within the home. Perform other duties as needed and required by the Director.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree and 1 year experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities, or an Associates Degree and 2 years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities, or a High School Diploma and 4 years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities.

A valid Michigan Driver’s License is required.

Listening Ear provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $12.20 to $13.20 /hour

 

Assistant Program Director

Listening Ear is looking for a detailed, dependable, and motivated individual who wants to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities as an Assistant Program Director.

An Assistant Program Director is responsible for carrying out all job responsibilities associated with care to the consumers on a daily basis and those other responsibilities delegated to them by the Program Director. This person will serve as a role model to consumers in all facets of responsible daily living skills and will develop appropriate relationships. They will conduct proper documentation of necessary forms for all incidents pertaining to home operations on the following areas: consumer/visitor movement to or from the home, unusual incidents involving clients, staff, or other persons affecting the home, seizures, medical emergencies, and noticeable changes in resident’s conduct, either positive or negative, in the daily log. The Assistant Program Director will provide activities or programs for consumers when they are home. Promote safe living conditions for consumers and staff. Routinely supervise and care of all daily maintenance of the home, grounds, and vehicle will be conducted. Assistance in meal preparation, clean-up, client hygiene, recreation and all other facets involving consumer programming. Assistant Program Directors will act on behalf of the Program Director in his/her absence (i.e., vacations).

Qualifications:

Education of 2 years of college (60 credits) or a high school diploma and 2 years’ experience working with individuals with disabilities is required.

A valid Michigan Driver’s License is required.

The schedule may include non-traditional work hours, including weekends.

Experience is preferred, with people who have disabilities and need supervision.

Listening Ear provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $10.80 to $11.40 /hour

Director of Crisis Services

Do you believe in people’s capacity to grow and change?  If so, then you may want to consider working as the Director of Crisis Services for Listening Ear Crisis Center.

Listening Ear is looking for a full-time, detailed, dependable, and motivated supervisor who wants to make a difference in the lives of the people we serve and/or their families.

Listening Ear Crisis Center is a private nonprofit, human service agency based in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. The organization is licensed by the State of Michigan and is nationally accredited by Council on Accreditation.

Daily job performance responsibilities:

  • Human Resource Management: Hire, train, evaluate, schedule, and supervise staff.
  • Quality Assurance: Review internal controls, develop/administer quality assurance programming, maintain knowledge of program requirements, and ensure programs meet all standards.
  • Public Relations: Develop/maintain relationships with individuals and the community, represent the agency in the community, distribute marketing materials, maintain contractual agreements, develop/maintain a resource center, facilitate events, and give presentations.
  • Program Development: Assist staff with crisis calls and problem solving, provide back-up support, maintain volunteer program, assist staff with the development and oversight of treatment-related programs, complete required reporting, and support the development of new programs.

Job Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Social Work or related field and two years of experience in a human service agency providing counseling, supportive, and case management services with children and families

OR

Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field and four years of experience in a human service agency providing counseling, supportive, and case management services with children and families

  • Three years of supervisory experience

AND

  • Must be in such physical and mental health condition, including negative TB test, so as not to negatively affect either the health of the consumer or the quality of his or her care.
  • Three good character and work references submitted during the hiring process.
  • Must have a valid Michigan driver’s license and acceptable driving record.
  • Must pass required background and/or Protective Services checks per state guidelines.
  • Must pass all necessary training and meet any additional requirements.
  • Must be suitable to meet the needs of the persons served and promote a culture of gentleness/trauma informed care.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to respond appropriately to the cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic differences present among the population serviced.
  • Must have the ability to work in partnership with and lead teams.
  • Must demonstrate assertiveness, conflict resolution, multi-tasking, and organizational skills.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to develop partnerships with the persons served and the community.
  • Must have a conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change.
  • Must have the ability to set limits, maintain the role of a leader, and intervene appropriately.
  • Must be capable of program planning, development and implementation of services.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $39,000 to $46,508.80

Volunteers

If you would like to help our community and gain valuable experience in the human service field, consider becoming a volunteer on the Listening Ear Crisis Hotline. We offer very flexible scheduling and training is provided. Volunteering on the crisis line may lead to paid employment. Volunteers are sometimes sought for recreation programs as well. For more information contact Crisis Center Director at (989) 773-6904 ext. 3240, email Crisis Center Director, or you may also apply at Listening Ear, 107 E. Illinois, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Foster Care Families

Listening Ear’s Foster Care Program is seeking families located in the northwest and central areas of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula who are interested in providing child foster care. Though licensed to provide foster care to children ages 0-17, the program is especially in need of families who can provide a supportive home setting for older children. All contracted foster care families are provided training and Foster Care professionals maintain contact each week providing ongoing support. If interested call Listening Ear at (989)-772-2918 or email.