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Submit an Online Application or apply in person at Listening Ear, 107 E. Illinois, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

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.

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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 $11.00 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: $11.00 per hour

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

Therapist

Do you believe in people’s capacity to grow and change? Do you notice children’s ability to be resilient in difficult circumstances, particularly with just the right tools and support? If so, then you may want to consider working as a therapist for Listening Ear Crisis Center.

Listening Ear is looking for a full-time, detailed, dependable, and motivated therapist who wants to make a difference in the lives of sexually abused children and 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:

· Conduct assessments and develop person-centered treatment plans to address needs, including but not limited to: emotional, social, cultural/spiritual, and physical needs, safety skills training, recovery after trauma, and parent/guardian support.

· Provide counselling to children and their parents/guardians and/or families, using evidenced-based practices and child-friendly strategies (such as play therapy).

· Provide clinical supervision and case management for Runaway and Homeless Youth Program and Transitional Living Program.

· Provide information and referrals when appropriate, testify in court as required, and advocate for the clients and their families.

· Assure that case activity meets contract requirements and accreditation standards.

· Maintain multidisciplinary relationships within the community (service area includes Isabella and Clare counties).

· Maintain a Trauma informed committee for the agency.

· Complete required case documentation, monthly reports, and communicate with billing department as needed.

**This is a full-time position for 40 hours per week.

Job Qualifications:

Master’s degree in a human service field required – MSW preferred.

Licensure in the State of Michigan

Training or certification in TF-CBT (preferred)

AND

· Experience with youth and families (preferred).

· Must be in such physical and mental health 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 required by the State, any governmental agency, or the employer, and any and all tests must be successfully completed. Successful completion of training regarding: Human Trafficking and Suicide Awareness.

· Must demonstrate the ability to respond appropriately to the cultural and socioeconomic differences present among the population serviced.

· Must demonstrate the ability to develop a mutually respectful partnership with the persons served, as well as with their families, so they are helped to gain skills and confidence to address any issues and problems they face.

· Must have a conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change.

· Must have the ability to work in partnership with other team members.

· Must have the ability to set limits, maintain the role of the position, and to intervene appropriately to meet the needs of the persons served and/or other family members.

Job Types: Full-time

Salary: $19.23- $24.00 per hour

Location: Mt. Pleasant

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
(989) 773-6904 ext. 3233 or email Nick Goike, 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 Joslyn Forbes.