Job Opportunities

Co-Occurring Counselor

Appleseed Community Mental Health Center has an immediate need for a highly skilled Substance Use Disorder therapist/social worker to work at our Rape Crisis Domestic Violence Safe Haven and in the local jail. The successful candidate will have experience working with adults, youth, families, and/or groups. This position will provide Trauma Informed education and outreach to domestic and/or sexual violence survivors, secondary survivors, those experiencing emotional or behavioral mental health concerns, substance use disorders, and the community at large. Will provide training in sexual violence and domestic violence and must have the ability to relate effectively with a diverse population. Master degree required with MSW, LISW, LPC, LPCC, MFT, or LICDC. Must have a car available during working hours, carry and maintain automobile insurance that includes a payable liability of $100,000/$300,000, as well as the ability to legally drive a car. Must pass background and driving record checks and drug test.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Adheres to the Trauma Informed Care model and follows ODVN’s Standards for Ohio’s Domestic Violence Programs and OAESV’s Core Standards for Rape Crisis Programs in Ohio.
  • Offer intensive, short-term individual, family support, and group treatment to shelter residents, their children, and community clients of the Safe Haven program including any resident and their child(ren) staying at the shelter or client of its other community programs (e.g., hospital advocacy, court advocacy, campus advocacy, etc.) who has experienced trauma related to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, or human trafficking and also misused opioids or stimulants or has another substance use disorder.
  • Use evidence-based practices and effective solutions including: Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Integrated and Systems Treatment, and Trauma-Informed Care to help clients find recovery from substance misuse, address barriers to recovery, and maintain recovery going forward.
  • Assist clients with securing necessary supports to gain and maintain recovery while teaching and supporting the integration of key coping skills including effective communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Use the “Strategies for Self-Improvement and Change” model based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to offer weekly Therapeutic Groups for inmates who have misused opioids or stimulants or have another co-occurring substance use disorder. This group model will help those in group re-shape their thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs to control their emotions, actions, and behaviors and help them to think long-term and act in their own bet interest.
  • Offer therapy to support group members to offer a path towards achieving sobriety and healthy living while facilitating recovery, linking to support services, teaching coping skills, and providing information on on-going resources and after-care prevention services upon the inmate’s release from jail.
  • Provide community-based education about services and strategies for prevention throughout the community for employers who have staff who has misused heroin or stimulants or with a co-occurring disorder, and trainings for employers, courts, police departments, adult and youth probation, parole, schools and universities, medical centers, libraries, campsites, places of worship/faith-based organizations, and other social service agencies, etc.
  • Link clients to free on-call transportation services offered by Appleseed.
  • Provide after-care prevention services to anyone who successfully discharges.
  • Administer the GPRA to participants at the beginning of services (baseline) and at program discharge.
  • Administer a 3-month follow-up from baseline for clients seen in jail.
  • Administer a 6 month follow up from the baseline for clients seen at the Safe Haven or in the community.
  • Input client data into the agency’s secure Electronic Health Record system to ensure that patient-centered records are instantly and securely available to authorized users as well as automate and streamline program staff’s workflow.
  • Attend coordinated community response teams, including the Ashland County Domestic Violence Taskforce, Sexual Assault Response Team, Ashland University Title IX, and Ashland Trauma Resiliency Collaborative (and acting County’s Anti Human Trafficking Coalition) to offer assistance and training to other members about the program, be available for consultation, share strategies on harm reduction, share updates and events, and make referrals to other programs when appropriate.

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical /dental /vision/basic life insurance
  • Minimum 2 weeks accrued paid vacation
  • 3 personal days
  • 8 accrued sick days
  • 8 paid holidays
  • 403b w/ retirement match
  • In house pharmacy
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Continuing education opportunities & professional development

If you are interested in joining our team of professionals, please forward your resume and a cover letter to kmcculley@appleseedcmhc.org. Please mention "Co-Occurring Counselor" in the subject line of your email. We look forward to hearing from you. Appleseed Community Mental Health Center, Inc. is committed to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all people. Employment decisions are made based on each person’s performance, qualifications, and abilities. The Agency does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Outreach and Prevention Advocate

Appleseed Community Mental Health Center, Inc. is seeking to fill a full-time, grant funded Outreach and Prevention Advocate position. The Outreach and Prevention Advocate provides education, prevention, and outreach services to college, high school, and middle school students, as well as to various members of the community through the Rape Crisis Domestic Violence Safe Haven “Safe Haven”. The Outreach and Prevention Advocate may also serve as an active member of the Title IX Committee at Ashland University. This position attempts to increase awareness of sexual violence in Ashland County as well as reduce the risk of sexual violence. The Outreach and Prevention Advocate also functions as an advocate for victims of all interpersonal violence and must work with victims in a one-on-one setting and potentially as a co-facilitator of support groups for survivors. This position works closely with other community providers to conduct presentations and improve overall sensitivity to survivors of sexual violence. This position often works autonomously but also as a member of a team. BA, knowledge and experience with domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking crisis issues preferred. Successful candidate must have excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, ability to speak in front of large audiences, knowledge and understanding of various social media outlets, strong project management skills, ability to multi-task, ability to manage competing deadlines, strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills, ability to manage and resolve conflicts between stakeholders, understanding of Title IX, and have reliable transportation and phone or voice mail service. Successful candidate must also have the flexibility to work occasional evening and weekend hours and be willing to travel for trainings and conferences.

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical /dental /vision/basic life insurance
  • Minimum 2 weeks accrued paid vacation
  • 3 personal days
  • 8 accrued sick days
  • 8 paid holidays
  • 403b w/ retirement match
  • In house pharmacy
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Continuing education opportunities & professional development

If you are interested in joining our team of professionals, please forward your resume and a cover letter to kmcculley@appleseedcmhc.org. Please mention "Outreach and Prevention Advocate” in the subject line of your email. We look forward to hearing from you. Appleseed Community Mental Health Center, Inc. is committed to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all people. Employment decisions are made based on each person’s performance, qualifications, and abilities. The Agency does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Campus Sexual Assault Advocate

At Appleseed Community Mental Health Center, Inc., we walk with families and individuals on their journey to live healthy, whole, and productive lives by offering comprehensive and integrated behavioral health, housing, outreach & prevention, substance use disorder, and victim services. To help accomplish this goal Appleseed is seeking a Campus and Direct Services Advocate to work at RCDV Save Haven. This is a full-time position Monday – Friday, 8AM – 4:30 PM with some flexed evenings required for events. Will provide training in sexual violence and domestic violence and must have the ability to relate effectively with a diverse population.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides direct services to survivors and secondary survivors on campus (over the phone, in-person, support groups, outreach, Title IX complaints and hearings, hospital advocacy, and other services as needed) as well provide 24-hour crisis hotline, in-person crisis intervention, individualized safety planning, follow-ups, resources and information, and other services as needed both in shelter and other Safe Haven programs
  • Delivers outreach presentations and attends events on campus, while ensuring that information is delivered in a culturally appropriate and sensitive manner, in collaboration with the Outreach & Prevention Coordinator and/or other staff, as appropriate
  • Ensures a safe, confidential, supportive, non-judgmental environment for student survivors to explore feelings resulting from their victimization and the healing process while arranging for follow-up services for Title IX committee members, hospital, law enforcement, mental health, criminal justice, and other social services, as needed.  
  • Responsible to adhering to, and understanding, both Title IX and the Clery Act
  • Assesses campus needs and collaborates with campus faculty, administration, and student groups to discover gaps in services, duplication of services, and positive collaborative efforts in serving survivors of sexual violence, stalking, and/or intimate partner violence on campus
  • Participates in Title IX meetings, community coordinated response meetings, trainings, and educational presentations, as needed or requested
  • Facilitate or Co-Facilitate groups
  • Performs other duties, as determined appropriate by Director and/or agency

Requirements

  • To work in a non-judgmental manner with individuals of all races, ages, and economic levels who are in crisis situations
  • Familiarity with community and campus resources would be a beneficial
  • A dedicated interest in issues affecting persons experiencing trauma due to stalking, intimate partner violence, and/or sexual violence and other emotionally traumatizing events and concerns
  • Excellent organizational skills and be self-motivated
  • Knowledge of violence against women, stalking, intimate partner, and/or sexual violence issues, and emotional wellness would be beneficial
  • Good verbal and written communication, computer skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required
  • Prefer 1 years’ experience working with victims of sexual violence, stalking, and/or intimate partner violence
  • Must have a car available during working hours, carry and maintain automobile insurance that includes a payable liability of $100,000/$300,000, as well as the ability to legally drive a car
  • Must pass background check, drug test, and driving record check

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical /dental /vision/basic life insurance
  • Minimum 2 weeks accrued paid vacation
  • 3 personal days
  • 8 accrued sick days
  • 8 paid holidays
  • 403b w/ retirement match
  • In house pharmacy
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Continuing education opportunities & professional development

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If you are interested in joining our team of professionals, please forward your resume and a cover letter to kmcculley@appleseedcmhc.org. Please mention "Campus Sexual Assault Advocate" in the subject line of your email. We look forward to hearing from you. Appleseed Community Mental Health center, Inc. is committed to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all people. Employment decisions are made based on each person’s performance, qualifications, and abilities. The Agency does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Court & Victim Advocate

Appleseed Community Mental Health Center's Safe Haven Program has an immediate need for a highly skilled, full time Court & Victim Advocate to provide intervention, prevention and advocacy services to primary and secondary survivors of domestic violence.  This position will increase awareness of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, teen dating violence, elder abuse, stalking and bullying issues, provide court advocacy, provide ongoing case management in shelter and in community, reduce the level of domestic violence and provide support, referral and other advocacy services for survivors in the community and work with other community providers to improve overall sensitivity and response to domestic violence.  This position will also assist with training and education to service providers and community members on domestic violence related issues. 

Job Requirements:

Education: High School Diploma and 40 hour Volunteer Training required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Licenses or other required certifications: Licensed Social Worker (LSW) preferred.

Experience: Minimum of two years’ experience providing services to victims of crime or working with an underserved population or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Specialized knowledge, skills, or abilities: Knowledge and training in domestic violence, trauma informed intervention, child abuse, child development, ages and stages, trauma, grief and loss and resiliency.  Ability to perform job duties with a high degree of initiative and professionalism; demonstrated sound judgment, and outstanding communication skills. Ability to utilize database tools and gather evaluation statistics. Must be detail oriented, organized, and able to multi-task. Familiarity with social service agencies in Ashland County

Ability to ambulate enough to access private homes/locations which may not be readily accessible. Must have a car available during working hours, carry and maintain automobile insurance that includes a payable liability of $100,000/$300,000, as well as the ability to legally drive a car. Must pass background and driving record checks and drug test.

 Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical /dental /vision/basic life insurance
  • Minimum 2 weeks accrued paid vacation
  • 3 personal days
  • 8 accrued sick days
  • 8 paid holidays
  • 403b w/ retirement match
  • In house pharmacy
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Continuing education opportunities & professional development

If you are interested in joining our team of professionals, please forward your resume and a cover letter to kmcculley@appleseedcmhc.org. Please mention "Court & Victim Advocate" in the subject line of your email. We look forward to hearing from you. Appleseed Community Mental Health Center, Inc. is committed to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all people. Employment decisions are made based on each person’s performance, qualifications, and abilities. The Agency does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Residential Advocate

Appleseed Community Mental Health Center's Safe Haven program is seeking to fill a part-time Residential Advocate position for the Safe Haven Domestic Violence Shelter.  Work hours may vary including weekend shifts from 8am to 8pm and 8pm to 8am, holidays, and occasional weekday evenings. This position provides intake assessments for residents of the shelter, providing appropriate interventions, support, advocacy and referrals as needed.  Will provide training in sexual assault and domestic violence.  Requires good communication skills and the ability to work independently.  High school diploma required. Must pass a drug test and background and driving record checks.

If you are interested in joining our team of professionals, please forward your resume and a cover letter to kmcculley@appleseedcmhc.org. Please mention "Residential Advocate" in the subject line of your email. We look forward to hearing from you. Appleseed Community Mental Health Center, Inc. is committed to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all people. Employment decisions are made based on each person’s performance, qualifications, and abilities. The Agency does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Part-Time Education & Outreach Advocate

Appleseed Community Mental Health Center has an immediate need for staffing for the Safe Haven Domestic Violence Shelter. The Education & Outreach Advocate provides Trauma Informed education and outreach to domestic and/or sexual violence survivors, secondary survivors, those experiencing emotional or behavioral mental health concerns, and the community at large. This is a flexible, part-time (20 hours per week), hourly non-exempt position with no benefits. Will provide training in sexual violence and domestic violence and must have the ability to relate effectively with a diverse population.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and develop trauma informed domestic and sexual violence and mental health educational and outreach materials including but not limited to press releases, flyers, brochures, educational packets, etc.
  • Design and develop inclusive, culturally and developmentally appropriate domestic and sexual violence and mental health educational and outreach materials targeting underserved populations in conjunction with the Underserved Populations and Volunteer Advocate
  • Responsible for general design, editing, and oversight of social media outlets, including but not limited to, Safe Haven and Appleseed websites, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.
  • Develops and maintains a library of education and outreach materials on domestic and sexual violence and mental health and oversee ongoing updates to materials
  • Remains up-to-date with applicable changes in the field of domestic and sexual violence and mental health and ensures that all information being delivered is factual, current, and accurate
  • Collaborates with Safe Haven team members and Appleseed department heads to identify survivor and secondary survivor and mental health education and outreach needs in the community
  • Coordinates with Program Director and Development and Communications Director to ensure communication on Safe Haven updates/news (e.g., events, surveys, etc.) via ADP or other interagency news outlets
  • Represents Appleseed CMHC and Safe Haven by participating in community activities, coalitions, and taskforce groups as requested by the Director
  • Performs other duties, as determined appropriate by Director and/or agency

 Job Requirements

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent required. Preferred Bachelor’s degree or Associate degree in communication, graphic design, social services, women’s studies or related field.

Experience:  Prefer at least two years of college with classes in communication, graphic design, social services, women’s studies or related field or equivalent work experience with a human service agency.

Specialized knowledge, skills, or abilities: 

  • Knowledge of violence against women, family violence issues, and emotional wellness
  • Ability to develop education and outreach projects
  • Good editing/proofreading skills, verbal and written communication, computer skills
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to relate to diverse populations
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with residents, other staff, outside agencies and institutions and the general public
  • Ability to plan and organize work, prepare adequate records and reports, and set priorities.
  • Familiarity with Regulations concerning Confidentiality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to maintain a flexible schedule

 Must have a car available during working hours, carry and maintain automobile insurance that includes a payable liability of $100,000/$300,000, as well as the ability to legally drive a car. Must pass background and driving record checks along with a drug test.

If you are interested in joining our team of professionals, please forward your resume and a cover letter to kmcculley@appleseedcmhc.org. Please mention "Education & Outreach Advocate” in the subject line of your email. We look forward to hearing from you. Appleseed Community Mental Health Center, Inc. is committed to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all people. Employment decisions are made based on each person’s performance, qualifications, and abilities. The Agency does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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