Career Board

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
Are you passionate about supporting a non-profit that serves families in our local community and is dedicated to putting the HUMAN back in human services? SPARC's mission is to ignite connections to education, employment and mentorship to strengthen the well-being and personal freedom of people and families in need. The SPARC Foundation provides education and support in order to keep people out of institutional care. We collaborate with local law enforcement, the Attorney General's office, Departments of Health and Human Services, schools, mental health and substance abuse providers and local non-profits in order to create a safer community and healthier families. Through evidence-based models and proven strategies, we seek to fill gaps in the community where the underserved often fall through. Our comprehensive strategies address all areas of an individual’s life, such as work, home, spirituality and relationships. We are passionate about meeting the needs of the community using innovative ideas to overcome traditional problems. Our core values are: Authenticity, Balance, Collaboration, Courage, Direct Communication, Equity, Humor and Innovation

Currently, we are looking for an Operations Director (OD) to oversee the day-to-day activities of SPARC, ensuring that the organization is managed and performing efficiently and effectively. The OD will closely partner with the Executive Director in ensuring SPARC meets its mission.

Specifically, the OD will:
Leadership & Management: - Working in partnership with the ED, create the strategic five-year plan and implement new processes and approaches to achieve it
- Serve as the internal co-leader of the organization
- Coordinate the annual operations plan and budget
- Lead the performance management process that measures and evaluates progress against goals for the organization
- Provide a strong day-to-day leadership presence and support an open-door policy among all staff
- Structure and lead teams to deliver outstanding services
- Utilize a consensus decision making process
- Build and maintain strong relationships internally and externally
- Represent SPARC in industry-group conferences, professional associations, and other public venues
- Develop thought leadership around specific topics/emerging practice areas
- Share in knowledge dissemination, reporting, and communications
- Lead and manage in a way that empowers and holds accountable SPARC’s supervisors/managers in effective operations that focus equally on both staff and client experiences with SPARC
- Increase key impact measurements
- Ensure that all programmatic partners renew their contracts
- Develop curriculum, tools, and training that meet cost guidelines
- Participate in board meetings and serve on several board committees

Fundraising & Communications: 
- Site Development: Identify geographic growth opportunities and priorities
- Communicate the branded message internally and externally
- Grant Writing and Reporting
- Support SPARC Leadership in identifying and applying for grants that meet SPARC’s mission and services
- Develop and implement systems for reporting
- Meet deadlines for grant applications and report submissions
- Participate in activities sponsored by SPARC

Technology and Human Resources:  
- Instill a human capital development and “coaching” culture within SPARC; upgrade human resources functions including: training, development, compensation and benefits, employee relations, performance evaluation and recruiting
- Coordinate with Human Resources to ensure staff and client files are audit-proof and meet best practice standards
- Provide professional development opportunities to leadership team
- Analyze the current technology infrastructure and scope out the next level of information technology that supports the growth of specific programs and the organization overall

Financial: 
- Ensure programs function within annual budgets
- Participate in development of agency budget
- Coordinate with finance staff to ensure proper invoicing

Qualifications of the position: Degree in Business OR 3 years professional experience in a leadership role MUST be local. (Although there will be some flexibility in working from home occasionally, this job CANNOT be performed remotely.)
- Proven results in meeting goals, strategic vision, capacity building, and leadership.
- Action-oriented
- Must have thorough business acumen and understanding of management, including: business functions, systems analysis, information systems, and human resources
- Superior transparent and direct communication (oral and written)
- Reliable vehicle and valid driver's license
- Knowledge of language and communication skills

DEADLINE TO APPLY: July 31, 2022  Pay: $60,000.00 - $70,000.00 per year 
SPARC does not have health benefits for staff.* 
However, the following benefits are available: A monthly wellness stipend is provided to all permanent Full-time and Part-time staff! Supplemental benefits (such as Dental and Vision) are available through AFLAC! *One of the exciting things about the Operations Director role, is that the incumbent will help SPARC grow so that, eventually, we can offer health benefits to our team!

At SPARC, we value the many perspectives that arise from a variety of cultures, races, gender, religions, national origins, ages, physical and cognitive capabilities and sexual orientations. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Please submit resume and cover letter to start your career with SPARC!

APPLY HERE
and submit cover letter and resume
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VISITATION COACH SUPERVISOR
     SPARC's mission is to ignite connections to education, employment and mentorship to strengthen the well-being and personal freedom of people and families in need. The SPARC Foundation provides education and support in order to keep people out of institutional care. We collaborate with local law enforcement, the Attorney General's office, Departments of Health and Human Services, schools, mental health and substance abuse providers and local non-profits in order to create a safer community and healthier families. Our core values are: Authenticity, Balance, Collaboration, Courage, Direct Communication, Equity, Humor and Innovation
     The SPARC Foundation contracts with the Department of Social Services in order to support Social Workers in their important work with families. We are seeking a Visitation/Parenting Coach Supervisor who will supervise a team of 6 coaches, while also providing some direct services. Coaches observe visits between biological parents and their children when the court has ordered supervised visits. Coaches ensure the safety of the children during the visits, provide parenting tips and child development education, and document the activities in the visit so that Social Workers are informed.

Specifically, Visitation Coaches:
· Model Positive Parenting skills such as setting boundaries, redirection, de-escalating conflict, sibling rivalry, using the Triple P curriculum.
· Help the parent prepare for visits and to say goodbye at the end of visits; help the parent and the child with separation and loss issues.
· Recognize and reinforce safety/risk issues that impact the child- domestic violence, mental health, substance abuse, appropriate caregivers, healthy environment, supervision, anger management, etc.
· Assure that any unsafe behaviors by the parent or child will be immediately addressed and redirected; the Visitation Coach shall elicit feedback from the child or parent regarding alternative methods of discipline.
· Help provide structure around the visitation and give parent increased responsibility to identify and demonstrate desired behaviors for safety as visitations progress.
· Transport child and/or parent to/from the visit.

In addition, the Supervisor of the team will:
· Provide supervision and support to coaches
· Coordinate with Social Work Supervisors on visitation needs
· Ensure accurate and timely reporting of all coach activities
· Lead monthly team meetings, coordinate team retreats and professional development opportunities
· Assess the program and strategize ways to improve services

This is typically a Monday-Friday job during working hours, with some hours occurring in the early evening. Must have the ability to work past 5PM during the work week.
Qualifications of the position:
· Bachelor's degree in Human Services or related field or 2 years experience with the population
· Experience in a leadership role · Reliable vehicle and valid driver's license · Experience with teaching parenting skills · Experience working with children in a school or community setting · Ability to sit for long hours and remain engaged · Knowledge of Child Protective Services · Ability to build rapport quickly with parents and children · Tech savvy is very helpful – knowledge of excel and smartphones

Type: Full-time Pay: $40,000.00 - $45,000.00 per year 
 A monthly wellness stipend is provided to all permanent Full-time and Part-time staff! Supplemental benefits (such as Dental and Vision) are available through AFLAC. Benefits also include: paid time off, equipment provided (laptop, phone), holiday pay. 
At SPARC, we value the many perspectives that arise from a variety of cultures, races, gender, religions, national origins, ages, physical and cognitive capabilities and sexual orientations. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Please submit resume and cover letter.

 APPLY HERE
and submit cover letter and resume. 
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FAMILY CENTERED TREATMENT - RECOVERY CLINICIAN 

At The SPARC Foundation, we provide education and support in order to keep people out of institutional care. We collaborate with local law enforcement, the Attorney General's office, Departments of Health and Human Services, schools, mental health and substance abuse providers and local non-profits in order to create a safer community and healthier families. Through evidence-based models and proven strategies, we seek to fill gaps in the community where the underserved often fall through. Our comprehensive strategies address all areas of an individual’s life, such as work, home, spirituality and relationships. We are passionate about meeting the needs of the community using innovative ideas to overcome traditional problems.

Family Centered Treatment - Recovery
The SPARC Foundation seeks a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) or LCAS-A or Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) with a background in family systems work to provide home-based treatment services to families engaged with the Department of Social Services. Parental substance abuse continues to be a leading factor in DSS involvement, which often results in children being removed from their homes. We believe families want and deserve to be together, but poverty, addiction, isolation, poor role models have led many families into dysfunction.

SPARC is a licensed agency providing Family Centered Treatment (FCT) which focuses on 6 Areas of Family Functioning and with the goal to retain children in the home or reunite families. (www.familycenteredtreament.com) This clinician will meet with families in their homes following the Family Centered Treatment protocol which guides the family through four phases of treatment: Joining & Assessing, Restructuring, Valuing Changes, Generalization. Substance abuse treatment will be incorporated into the structured interventions that are already a core aspect of FCT. Families will be guided to interact with each other in new and different ways with the target of addressing the substance use and/or the family functioning that is “keeping the substance use alive” in their relationship/response patterns. 

A Peer Support Specialist provides direct recovery support, including WRAP. FCT clinicians must complete an intensive training program and work with some of the most challenging and complex client systems. FCT clinicians are required to work with the entire family system and address problematic Areas of Family Functioning as outlined in the FCT Model.

Our ideal candidate will:
- Possess an LCAS, LCAS-A OR have a CADC and a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a Human Services field - Have a minimum of 1 year experience providing In-Home services
- Have experience providing trauma-informed services
- Be flexible and creative
- Be an enthusiastic learner willing to make mistakes
- Understand the value of stakeholders and collaboration with partners
- Be the ultimate team player Have experience with evidence based models
- Have conflict resolution skills and willing to embrace conflict
- Accept feedback and try something new

SPARC staff will collaborate closely with social workers and methadone clinics to provide a full continuum of support to families. Our agency's values guide how we interact with one another and set clear expectations. These values are: Authenticity, Balance, Collaboration, Courage, Direct Communication, Equity, Humor, and  Innovation Families in our community deserve the best treatment, education, support and care that we can offer. If this resonates with you, we want to hear from you. 

At SPARC, we value the many perspectives that arise from a variety of cultures, races, gender, religions, national origins, ages, physical and cognitive capabilities and sexual orientations. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. As a young non-profit agency, we are not yet able to offer health benefits. Please consider this before applying. However, we do have staff perks such as: All Purpose Leave - 10 paid days/year + 6 paid holidays,  Mileage reimbursement,  Agency laptop and phone,  Team environment, Monthly Wellness stipend  
Job Type: Full-time  Salary: $45,000 - $55,000 per year

 

 APPLY HERE and submit cover letter and resume. 
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NEUTRAL FACILITATOR 

Do you have excellent listening and conflict resolution skills and a passion for serving families? This may be the career for you!

Neutral Facilitation
is a service provided to our local Department of Social Services and their families. Neutral Facilitators support families and Social Workers by guiding meetings, establishing ground rules, ensuring goals are identified and strategies determined. Neutral Facilitators are responsible for coordination, facilitation and documentation of meetings.

We are seeking bachelor or masters level professionals with the following:
· experience in conflict resolution and facilitation
· a strengths-based approach
· a positive attitude
· ability to connect diverse opinions in ways that promote consensus and decision making
· ability to diffuse highly charged situations
· excellent listening skills
· excellent organizational skills
· ability to summarize and document
· Child Protective Services knowledge is a must
· ability to type quickly while facilitating
*High priority will be given to candidates with child protective services experience (past employment with the Department of Social Services).

The SPARC Foundation is an exciting, young non-profit looking for professionals dedicated to serving community members with a trauma-informed lens. We do not have health benefits, however, the following staff perks are available to full time staff:
· 10 days of All Purpose Leave each year
· 6 Paid holidays each year
· Mileage reimbursement for work travel
· Work issued phone and laptop COVID

Considerations: Work is currently being performed remotely. PPE (masks) and hand sanitizer provided whenever coming into the office is necessary. Job Type: Full-time Pay: $38,000.00 - $40,000.00 per year At SPARC, we value the many perspectives that arise from a variety of cultures, races, gender, religions, national origins, ages, physical and cognitive capabilities and sexual orientations. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Job Type: Full-time Pay: $38,000.00 - $40,000.00 per year  Schedule: Monday to Friday

 APPLY HERE and submit cover letter and resume. 
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FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN - TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY 
    Are you looking for a company that provides needed services to the community and who also focuses on each employee's professional development and self-care? SPARC Foundation is looking for those individuals who want to have a positive impact on the people served, helping clients address past trauma or learn new skills. And we want our employees to feel they have a healthy work-life balance. Our culture is transparent, positive, uses direct communication, brings hope to people and supports teams having fun together! Join our movement in bringing the "human" back to human services! 

Family Centered Treatment is an evidence based in-home model which utilizes family systems theory to support families who have experienced family dysfunction. Our goal is to maintain children in their homes or reunite children who have been removed. Many of the families we serve have parents who are experiencing substance abuse/addiction, so LCAS/CADC candidates are encouraged to apply.

A Family Centered Treatment Clinician has an active case load of 4-6 families at a time. We meet with families multiple times a week in their homes providing FCT sessions. In order to best serve families, we schedule sessions at times that are best for the family – afternoons, evenings, weekends. Family Therapists will serve families in Transylvania County. Clinicians are on-call for families in order to best support families. Clinicians partner closely with Social Workers and any other members of the Child and Family Team. In order to become credentialed in FCT, Clinicians will complete a 40-hour on-line course and pass fidelity markers in each of the 4 phases of FCT treatment. Family Therapists serve families while going through the credentialing process. (www.familycenteredtreatment.com) SPARC's mission is to ignite connections to education, employment and mentorship to strengthen the well-being and personal freedom of people and families in need. We function as a team who teaches and learns from each other. If you are passionate about working with families in the home setting and meet our qualifications, we would love to hear from you!

Qualified candidates will:
· Have a Bachelor's -OR- Master’s degree in a Human Services field with verifiable Child Mental Health experience
· Have experience working with families (parents and children)
· Have a trauma-informed perspective
· Work effectively with a culturally diverse population
· Become credentialed as an FCT clinician within 12 months of hire
· Be flexible and creative
· Have experience providing Medicaid services
· Be an enthusiastic learner willing to make mistakes
· Understand the value of stakeholders and collaboration with partners
· Be the ultimate team player
· Have conflict resolution skills and willing to embrace conflict

 This is a full-time position. Salary: $45,000.00 to $55,000.00 /year
PERKS - mileage reimbursement, work cell phone provided, work laptop provided
*PLEASE NOTE: We do not offer full medical benefits. However, we do offer supplemental benefits through AFLAC as well as a generous paid time off plan.  Please consider this before applying.

Please submit a cover letter and resume. At SPARC, we value the many perspectives that arise from a variety of cultures, races, gender, religions, national origins, ages, physical and cognitive capabilities and sexual orientations. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Apply HERE

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FAMILY VISITATION COACH

SPARC's mission is to ignite connections to education, employment and mentorship to strengthen the well-being and personal freedom of people and families in need. The Visitation Coach provides visitation coverage to parents and children who have been referred by social workers.

The primary duties are to:
· Provide visitation coverage to families referred by BCHHS Social Workers.
· Model Positive Parenting skills such as setting boundaries, redirection, de-escalating conflict, sibling rivalry.
· Receive training in Triple P and maintain credentialing.
· Help the parent prepare for visits and to say goodbye at the end of visits; help parent and child(ren) with separation and loss issues.
· Recognize and reinforce safety/risk issues that impact the child(ren): domestic violence, mental health, substance abuse, appropriate caregivers, health environment, supervision, anger management, etc.
· Assure that any unsafe behaviors by the parent or child(ren) will be immediately addressed and redirected; elicit feedback from the child(ren) or parent regarding alternative methods of discipline.
· Help provide structure around the visitation and give parent increased responsibility to identify and demonstrate desired behaviors for safety as visitations progress.
· When necessary, provide transportation for children and/or parents to/from visits.
· Provide monthly activity report that tracks a total number of clients served in the month and names of clients served.

Qualified candidates will:
· Have a Bachelor’s degree OR experience working with family systems
· Have certification in parenting model
· Have knowledge of Child Protective Services
· Have excellent language and communication skills
· Have a valid driver’s license ·
Have a reliable vehicle

Pay Range: $33,000-$36,000 Job Type: Full-time

As a young, growing agency, we are not able to offer health benefits. Please consider this before applying.
Perks: paid time off, equipment provided (laptop, phone), holiday pay, team-oriented culture

At SPARC, we value the many perspectives that arise from a variety of cultures, races, gender, religions, national origins, ages, physical and cognitive capabilities and sexual orientations. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We function as a team who teaches and learns from each other. If you are passionate about supporting children and families and meet our qualifications, we would love to hear from you!

Apply HERE

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