CHILD, Inc. is a nonprofit social services agency, offering a wide array of human services. We have been serving the Delaware community since 1963. If you are interested in making a difference in people’s lives and want to work with a team of dedicated professionals, we want to hear from you!

Current Vacancies

Family Visitation Center- Counselor/Shift Supervisor

CHILD, Inc. is hiring a part-time FVC Counselor, with the hope that the candidate could grow into a full-time Shift Supervisor!

How it works:

Candidate would be hired as a part-time counselor, will be trained and will work 29 hours a week for 30 days. After 30 days, new employee will have a probationary review; if it is determined that employee has mastered the counselor role, they will be then promoted to a full-time Shift Supervisor! This promotion is not guaranteed, and the decision will be based on measurable goals and employee competency. If Shift Supervisor role is not offered, candidate may remain in a PT counselor position.

FVC Counselor Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates, observes and documents visitations and exchanges; enforces court orders and conditions. **Executes any necessary protective duties to ensure a safe visitation for the visiting children; provides crisis intervention if needed. **Maintains case notes as instructed by supervisor. **Completes paperwork, including narratives, correspondence, and forms accurately and legibly, and carries out office procedures. Maintains client files. **Works in partnership with co-workers to share effective strategies. **Develops rapport and trusting relationship with victims of family violence. **Clearly and effectively communicates with a diversity of people

FVC Shift Supervisor Essential Duties and Responsibilities (in addition the FVC Counselor duties and responsibilities):

  • Schedules interviews and appointments for visitation and exchange; and supervises on-site visitation **Assists Coordinator in preparing and/or delivering staff training and meetings **Follows established procedures for handling money at Center **Conducts interviews with sensitivity towards the special needs of children who are victims of family violence to gather information on client’s situation in a manner that respects each person’s dignity and right to make choices **Develops strategies to serve clients who have a variety of problems, which may include: substance abuse, mental health problems, history of criminal activities, etc. **Supervises the daily work of part-time staff assigned to the site and communicates with them about client issues **Prepares incident reports **Maintains case notes as instructed by supervisor **Completes paperwork, including narratives, correspondence, and forms accurately and legibly, and carries out office procedures. Maintains client files.

Education, Experience, Skills & Other Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services such as: Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Child Development, Family Studies, Counseling, or Criminal Justice. A combination of equivalent experience and education will be considered.
  • Knowledge of State and community resources preferred
  • Works flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings
  • At least two years of supervisory experience

Domestic Violence Liaison for Division of Family Services- FT

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides trauma informed direct service including crisis counseling, case management, referrals, support, goal setting assistance, detailed personal safety planning, and legal and social service advocacy to victims of domestic violence who are or have recently been involved with DFS
  • Continuously expands knowledge & understanding of community resources & services to benefit victims
  • Develops and maintains a positive working relationship with DFS investigative and treatment workers and their supervisors with the goal of enhancing treatment of and services provided to domestic violence victims who are involved with the DFS
  • Actively seeks referrals from various units of DFS and their contractors
  • Applies VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) confidentiality standards to work
  • Uses tools such as the Danger Assessment & Vulnerability Index – Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool to best work with clients
  • Applies & seeks to refine the use of techniques from the Safe & Together Model
  • Assists clients with appeals of their placement on the child abuse registry
  • Provides training and arranges workshops for DFS staff regarding the dynamics of domestic violence & services available to both victims and perpetrators
  • Develops & updates project materials such as the referral form, program brochure, handouts for clients and information for DFS workers
  • Accurately collects data and prepares reports on time & error free
  • Achieves at least the minimum goals outlined in the grant
  • Actively participates in statewide quarterly meetings with partners
  • Seeks and benefits from supervision and practices self-care
Education, Skills, Experience and Other Requirements or Preferences:
  • Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited school or university in the behavioral sciences required
  • Required to display a strong commitment to the goals of social justice & to using trauma informed practices
  • Ability to effectively serve clients with many needs and from diverse backgrounds
  • Must have a driving record in good standing, valid driver’s license & the level of liability insurance required by CHILD, Inc.
  • Minimum of one year of work experience in social services. Experience with domestic violence advocacy is preferred
  • Domestic violence specialist certification highly preferred; Required to be obtained within first 9 months of employment
  • Working knowledge of the practices and problems of Delaware Division of Family Services required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including problem solving, effective communication and relationship building are required
  • Required to be self-motivated and able to work independently and remotely

Most work is outside of the office setting.

Shelter Manager at GTCC- Full Time

Major Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Responsible for working with the Director and the Division of Family Services (DFS) in the determining the appropriateness and extent of resident’s family/guardian involvement with Children’s Center services.
  • Responsible for maintaining close contact with supportive community agencies, schools, recreational agencies and other involved community agencies.
  • Responsible for notifying the Director, or in his/her absence, the Executive Director, of any situations affecting the welfare of the children in the care of the Children’s Center in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for maintaining all appropriate paperwork, including records, progress reports, intake and discharge forms, menus, receipts, etc.
  • Responsible for direct supervision and maintaining a collaborative working relationship with non-clinical staff, including performance evaluations.
  • Responsible for the completion of reports and paperwork on or before deadlines.
  • Responsible for the supervision of the children at the shelter.
  • Responsible for continuity of clinical services.
  • Responsible for the supervision of all non-clinical aspects of the Children’s Center.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all Delacare requirements are met for licensing.
  • As the Shelter Manager you are responsible for disbursing cash from a petty cash account, documenting expenditures and keeping receipts, replenishing the account when it runs low, and generally safeguarding the cash. The petty cash fund will be reconciled on an “as needed” basis by the Shelter Manager and audited by the Fiscal Manager

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and progressively responsible experience in human services; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Master’s degree helpful.
  • Experience dealing with homeless, neglected and abused youth.
  • Ability to remain calm in a crisis, evaluate a situation and evacuate residents in a timely manner, if necessary.
  • Working knowledge of facility management skills.
  • Knowledge of the principles of human behavior and human problem solving.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills, and good computer skills.
  • Must be able to meet the state licensing requirements, which include ability to go up and down steps and physically interact with children.  Because the position can at times be physically and emotionally demanding.
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Must have valid driver’s license, the level of liability insurance required by CHILD, Inc. policy, a satisfactory driving record, and a vehicle in good working condition.

 

Domestic Violence Residential Counselor – Evening /Overnight  PT Backup

Residential Counselor- Domestic Violence Services- (evening and overnight shifts available) Responsibilities include but are not limited to admission, monitoring of shelter clients, record keeping, answering hotline calls, assisting with household maintenance, and assisting Program Director as requested.

B.A. or equivalent education and experience preferred, demonstrated problem-solving ability, and the ability to interact with a diverse client population with a variety of needs. Successful applicant will have the ability to bring positive energy, initiative, and cooperation to participate on a staff team. Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, sometimes on short notice and to carry out a variety of physical and household tasks. Must possess a valid driver’s license, with a vehicle in good condition and the level of insurance required by CHILD, Inc. policy. Bilingual skills in Spanish helpful.

Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, including weekends and overnights, sometimes on short notice, and to carry out a variety of physical and household tasks.

 

Child Youth Service Worker- PT

Temporary shelter for youth seeking Child Youth Service Worker for part time NIGHTS/WEEKEND employee to provide direct supervision, support and direction to youth in a compassionate and respectful manner.

This includes providing an unwavering commitment to the safety and support of the youth, being aware of all ongoing developments and concerns in the shelter, and contributing in a positive way to a team of professionals.

Degree in the Behavioral Sciences preferred but will consider an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be able to interact with a diverse and challenging client population, sometimes under stress. Must also be willing and able to perform household tasks. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license, a satisfactory driving record, a vehicle in good working condition and the level of automobile insurance required by the agency.

This is a great opportunity to make a difference and gain experience in the social services field.

Please include weekend availability in your cover letter.

 

English & Bilingual Family Visitation Counselor (Wilm/New/Middletown) Part-Time

CHILD, Inc. Family Visitation Center is seeking several qualified applicants for the positions of Part- Time Bilingual Visitation Monitors. These positions provide supervision and support to families who have experienced domestic violence and who need assistance in re-establishing or maintaining a safe, healthy, non-violent relationship between their children and the non-custodial parent.  Responsibilities include: observation and documentation of center visits, crisis intervention, and addressing need areas as indicated by Coordinator and/or Shift Supervisor. Good written and oral communication skills required. A B.A. degree is preferred, as well as bilingual (Spanish/English), relevant college coursework and/or experience will be considered. Knowledge of state and community resources preferred.  Part- time position; must be able to work nights, weekends and holidays, with some flexibility for change to meet the needs of the agency.  Please specify which location you are interested in on your cover letter:  Location #1 – Wilmington/Newark OR Location #2 – Middletown.

Internships

If you are interested in applying for an internship, please submit your resume along with a cover telling us when you need to do an internship, what your available hours are, and what you are hoping to accomplish.

To apply please submit your cover letter and resume to

Email: GDominick@childinc.com

Fax: (302) 762-8983

Mail: Gina Dominick, CHILD, Inc., 507 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809

CHILD, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer