Employee Application

Tennessee Voices for Children is currently accepting applications for the positions listed below. Please complete our application and mail or fax to our Nashville office, in addition to applying online for our open positions.

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Tennessee Voices for Children is an agency which focuses on not only empowerment of children and their families but also empowerment of our staff. A career at TVC offers a motivating and team player environment with a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees including Health, Dental, Vision, Company Paid Life Insurance, 403b plan with match and supplemental benefits options – in addition to twelve (12) paid holidays and a generous PTO accrual system.

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Title:  Clinical Director

Program:  Agency Directors

Location:  Goodlettsville, TN 

Qualifications: Current TN State license in good standing and master’s degree in social science or closely related field. Current TN State Approved Supervisor or Approved-Supervisor-in-Training designation or eligible for Approved Supervisor designation. Three (3) years recent, directly related experience, including two (2) years supervisory experience. Non-profit organization experience, administrative experience, and work history within System of Care sites and child/family-serving systems strongly preferred.

Skills & Knowledge Required:

  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and oversee program staff, clinical requirements and documentation.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective clinical supervision and support to pre-licensed supervisees.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, conduct, and evaluate trainings.
  • Demonstrated ability to write and revise clinical policies and procedures and initiate quality improvements.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and efficiently.
  • Excellent collaboration, communication, customer service, supervisory and management skills.
  • Strong evaluative, monitoring, oversight and analytical skills.
  • Strong report writing and interpretation skills.
  • Sound, rapid decision making and consulting skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment and respect in supporting diversity.

Duties & Responsibilities/Principal Activities:

  • Provides clinical oversight to designated TVC programs and MCO contracts, particularly those with a clinical component or emphasis, through case consultation, direct supervision as assigned, and ongoing clinical training for staff.
  • Consults with agency directors in assuring clinical requirements for the agency are met and in keeping with the TVC mission, state and federal regulations, contractual guidelines, and the highest legal and ethical standards.
  • Provides individual and group clinical supervision and evaluation to designated TVC pre-licensed supervisees and graduate level interns; serves as the clinical liaison to designated university advisors and faculty referring clinical interns to TVC.
  • Supervises Program Managers as assigned by the CEO.
  • Evaluates designated, pre-licensed supervisees for clinical quality and competence in keeping with TN State regulations, the appropriate licensure code of ethics, and TVC policy; oversees supervisee clinical activity in coordination with TVC program managers and the other agency directors.
  • Serves as the agency clinical consultant and primary designated Licensed Mental Health Professional with designated programs, contractors/funders, and others as needed; reviews clinical assessments/interventions as needed, implementing and overseeing identified improvements; provides licensed signatures as needed.
  • As necessary, develops and revises agency clinical policies/procedures and select program materials in compliance with state and federal statutes and in support of service recipients and funding, program and agency objectives, and with youth and family input and guidance.
  • Facilitates designated clinical, program and agency-wide trainings and training videos, implementing quality improvements.
  • Attends and facilitates meetings as assigned; participates and represents TVC in state and national conferences, task forces and committees as assigned in order to further the TVC mission and partner with families served and the community in reaching shared goals.
  • Ensure that we conform to CARF standards applicable to the services provided.
  • Other duties and/or tasks as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • The Clinical Director will serve as the agency Compliance Officer.
  • The Compliance Officer reports directly to the Board of Directors on an annual basis and as needed thereafter.
  • The Compliance Officer may act independently to report any compliance concerns to the board.

Title:  Nurturing Parenting Facilitator

Program:  Child Abuse Prevention Services

Location:  Upper Cumberland

Qualifications: Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent – bachelor degree preferred. Family member or caregiver of child with emotional, behavioral, or mental health disorder. Personal experience with children’s emotional and behavioral health issues and in navigating child-serving systems. Non-profit organization experience and work history within child serving systems preferred.  Early childhood experience preferred.

Skills & Knowledge Required:

  • Experienced in training and recruiting individuals and caregivers, as well as coalition building.
  • Professional development training and technical assistance skills.
  • Experience in building and maintaining professional relationships with local agencies and individuals in the community (particularly the Upper Cumberland Region).
  • Experience and capabilities of working with culturally diverse populations.
  • Knowledge and personal experience with children who have emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • Knowledge and experience with the juvenile justice, educational, and other child-serving systems.
  • Knowledge of the service area and of resources for children with mental health and co-occurring disorders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and efficiently.
  • Proven commitment to system of care principles and to working effectively as a part of a team.
  • Excellent organizational, communication and problem-solving/creative thinking skills.
  • Proficient computer and writing skills.

 Duties & Responsibilities/Principal Activities:

  • Marketing to and recruitment of training participants and volunteers- giving special attention to participant needs and superb customer service to participants through all events.
  • Securing and managing training logistics, including event space.
  • Provide Nurturing Parenting training to families, a minimum of twenty-three (23) eligible participants each quarter.
  • Utilize social media and other marketing strategies to engage and recruit trainees.
  • Responding to communications and training requests, including on-going communications, project-based communications, and upcoming events, as well as coordinating the responses to requests.
  • Housing, maintaining, and updating the documentation and databases pertaining to training programs and participants.
  • Ensure that we conform to CARF standards applicable to the services provided.

Title:  Care Coordinator

Program:  System of Care Across Tennessee (SOCAT)

Location: Cocke County

Qualifications:  

A bachelor’s degree in a social or behavioral science or other related acceptable field with one to three years’ experience or training in social services. Experience working with children/youth and families with significant behavioral health needs. Ability to provide a strength-based, client-centered approach to service delivery.  

Skills & Knowledge Required:

  • Ability to display effective communication
  • Be approachable and engaging
  • Ability to build teams that are cohesive and promote trust
  • Display a knowledge of child-serving systems and local resources
  • Ability to encourage youth and family voice and choice
  • Be knowledgeable and sensitive to the culture of the youth and family and effectively convey that to team members
  • Ability to empathize with families
  • Focus on empowering children/youth and families
  • Display strong organizational skills and be a self-starter
  • Strong desire to help people
  • Ability to promote active listening
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Ability to articulate the strengths of the youth and family to team members
  • Celebrate and acknowledge differing points of view
  • Manage potentially tense and/or uncomfortable situations and conversations
  • Ability to reframe negative comments into need statements
  • Summarize key points
  • Ability to brainstorm and evaluate ideas without judgment
  • Promote and support the consensus of effective action plans
  • Provide a continued focus on goal setting and goal attainment
  • Provide continuous check-ins with team members
  • Monitor and support team members to complete assigned actions steps
  • Knowledge of children and youth who have emotional and behavioral disorders
  • Knowledge and experience with the juvenile justice, educational, and/or other child-serving systems
  • Desire to help and support families, with strong customer service skills
  • Commitment to system of care principles, cultural competency & effective team work
  • Basic computer and writing skills

 Duties & Responsibilities/Principal Activities:

  • Responsible for ensuring all phases and activities of the Wraparound Process are done to high quality and fidelity – accountable to family team
  • Provide outreach and engagement to families upon referral to the program by conducting initial phone contact and the intake process with the assistance of the Family Support Specialist (FSS)
  • Complete an assessment of the family including Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) assessment, Caregiver Strain assessment, and other national evaluation tools to develop a care plan
  • In partnership with the FSS and therapist, provide face-to-face direct service hours to families including support, referrals and assistance with the development of positive parenting, safety planning, basic life skills and parenting a child/youth with special needs
  • In collaboration with the FSS, assist family in developing a list of individuals they want to attend the Family Team Meetings
  • Ensure that the wraparound process is family driven and that families experience ongoing participation in and ownership of their care plans
  • Provide liaison functions for the team members and service providers
  • In collaboration with the FSS, creation of the family team and scheduling of case conferences/family team meetings in collaboration with FSS and family members
  • As a result of the family team process, develop, and coordinate Individual Service Plan (ISP) with the family and FSS
  • Linkage to community resources, clinical services, and natural supports related to the child/youth
  • Be available for crisis calls; collaborate with clinician/therapist to provide support during the crisis and following the crisis
  • In consultation with therapist, ensure that crisis and safety plan and assessment are completed.
  • Participate in team-based supervision meetings
  • Skills building for the child/youth as appropriate
  • Team maintenance and transition coordination
  • Maintain up-to-date case records on each client family, including weekly contact reports, service agreements, evaluations, and termination summaries
  • Maintain and build community relations, through education and advocacy and participating in external meetings such as the Community Action Board (CAB), Council on Children’s Mental Health (CCMH) meeting and other meetings related to children/youth and families
  • Collaborate with program supervisor to train staff; provide field case consultation & support to new staff
  • Participate and engage in the local SOCAT team
  • Work with the SOCAT Regional Coordinator to identify and engage with local community resources
  • Provide SOC 101, wraparound orientation and training, and other pertinent trainings to new staff and other community partners
  • Ensure that we conform to CARF standards applicable to the services provided
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TVC Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

TVC does not discriminate on account of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service. I understand that neither the completion of this application nor any other part of my consideration for employment establishes any obligation for TVC to hire me. If I am hired, I understand that either TVC or I can terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of TVC has the authority to make any assurance to the contrary. I attest with my signature below that I have given to TVC true and complete information on this application. No requested information has been concealed. I authorize TVC to contact references provided for employment reference checks. If any information I have provided is untrue, or if I have concealed material information, I understand that this will constitute cause for the denial of employment or immediate dismissal.