Career Board

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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CERTIFIED PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Do you want to use your lived experience to serve families in our community?

     The SPARC Foundation seeks a full-time Certified Peer Support Specialist to provide home-based services to families engaged with the Department of Social Services (DSS). Parental substance use 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. The Peer Support Specialist will partner with a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist to offer wrap around support to parents struggling with addiction. SPARC staff will collaborate closely with social workers and methadone clinics to provide a full continuum of support to families residing in Buncombe, Henderson, Polk, and Transylvania Counties.

The Peer Support Specialist will:
· be solidly in recovery and ready to use personal experience to inspire others
· meet individually with parents in recovery to offer support and guidance
· Co-facilitate recovery groups
· Facilitate alumni group
· Inform the treatment team on the individual parent’s point of view and make recommendations for strategies · Attend recovery meetings with parents as needed
· Offer resources to clients
· Act as a bridge and advocate between parents, clinicians, and social workers
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.


The ideal candidate will have:
- lived experience with substance abuse recovery
- lived experience with DSS
- certification as a Peer Support Specialist
- A valid driver's license and reliable vehicle is required.

 This is a full-time position.  Salary range $31,000-$35,000/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.

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.  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

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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