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Friday, October 20, 2017

NATIONAL CHILDREN'S GRIEF AWARENESS DAY

  
Children's Grief Awareness Day

VALERIE'S HOUSE INVITES YOU TO RECOGNIZE
NATIONAL CHILDREN'S
GRIEF AWARENESS DAY

11.16.17

8-10 AM | KEYNOTE SPEAKER & BREAKFAST
"KIDS GRIEVE TOO: UNDERSTANDING AND HELPING CHILDREN AFTER A DEATH"

10:30 AM -12:30 PM | OPTIONAL BREAKOUT SESSIONS

HISTORIC BURROUGHS HOME AND GARDENS
2505 FIRST STREET
FORT MYERS, FL 33901

Join us for a catered breakfast and a presentation to recognize and bring awareness to grieving children.


Keynote Speaker, Andy McNeil, MA. McNeil served as CEO of the National Alliance for Grieving Children from 2011-2017. He is a nationally recognized presenter and trainer using a balance of humor, teaching and facilitating on childhood bereavement support, adult bereavement issues and group facilitation.




If you would like to attend, please register by clicking the button below.



Get Involved!
Wear BLUE : Rock your blue clothes on 11/16 to spread awareness of Children's Grief.

Share your support on social media and use #CGADSWFL.





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Substance Abuse Resources in Florida: Drug & Alcohol Rehab & Detox



If you or someone you know is struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, finding the right path to treatment is critical. Looking for the best drug rehab in Florida, or evidence-based drug rehab programs in Florida? You can find them with a simple phone call. It’s important to find a place that not only helps with rehabilitation, but also encourages lifelong recovery as well. From toll-free, 24-hour drug and alcohol abuse hotlines, to outpatient programs, toinpatient Florida drug rehab centers, there is a treatment option to meet every need.

Learn more:
https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/local-rehab-resources/florida/

Graduate Programs in Counseling

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I want to invite you to learn more about our Masters degree programs in School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Florida Gulf Coast University. We are now accepting applications for students who want to begin in the Fall of 2018. The deadline, February 15, 2018 will be here before you know it.

Some quick facts about the FGCU counseling graduate program and our graduates:
  • There are more school and clinical mental health counseling jobs available in Southwest Florida right now than we have available professionals.
  • Most of our graduates are hired before they even graduate! All of our students seeking jobs are hired within 3 months of graduation -- most before graduation, some right afterwards.
  • The FGCU graduate program in school counseling is DOE approved and both the school counseling and clinical mental health counseling programs are CACREP accredited. This is a big deal. It means that you can get to work right away and your degree is highly portable.
  • Typically students attend their courses in the early evenings so you would not have to quit your day job.
  • Several of our courses are "blended" or "hybrid." This means that some traditional face-to-face classes are replaced by online learning activities. This way, we can take advantage of the best features of both face-to-face and online learning.
  • The department offers a dual major track for students who aspire to become both licensed as clinical mental health counselors and certified school counselors.
  • The Department of Counseling also offers a certificate in Marriage, Couples, and Family counseling, beginning in 2018.
  • School Counseling: Graduates from this program work in public and private schools that serve PK-12 students and some work in postsecondary institutions including career and technical centers, special training programs for youth, colleges, and universities.
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Graduates from this program work in community agencies, mental health settings, and private practices after graduation and most seek and achieve licensure.
  • The department recently received a $1 million dollar grant which we will be using to develop an on-campus counseling center as well as fund professional development opportunities for students.
  •  The Department offers a part-time option for students who are working and a full-time track for students who can take on a greater work load.

  • Learn more at our main websites: 
    https://www2.fgcu.edu/mariebcollege/Counseling/
  • Learn more about the Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree here:https://www2.fgcu.edu/mariebcollege/Counseling/CHMC/index.asp



  • Learn more about the School Counseling degree here:
    The deadline to apply is February 15 of each year although students are encouraged to start early. Applications will be considered for admission on a space available basis to qualified applicants beyond the deadline. Applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee and interviews are scheduled between February 15th and March 15th. Initial notices of acceptance, deferred decisions or denial of admission are mailed by the first week in April.
    If you have any questions, feel free to call or email!
    Sincerely,
    Russell A. Sabella, Ph.D.  
    Professor of Counseling 
    Department of Counseling  
    Marieb College of Health & Human Services 
    Florida Gulf Coast University  
    10501 FGCU BLVD South  
    Fort Myers, FL  33965-6565  
    Office: 284 Merwin Hall 
    Work Phone: 239-590-7782  
    Fax: 239-590-7770  
     
    The mission of Florida Gulf Coast University's (FGCU) Counseling Programs is to prepare exemplary professional practitioners, leaders, and scholars. The programs use a research-practitioner approach that integrates the use of current technology, supervised field experiences, scholarly inquiry, and intellectual and creative resources to work with an increasingly diverse and global society. The program trains counselors who work in pre-K through grade 12 schools, social service, government agencies, hospitals, community organizations, and private practice. The FGCU counseling programs educate well-rounded counselors who demonstrate competence included in the high standards as set forth by our accreditation and professional organizations. 
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    CareerSource to Hire 200 Workers


    CareerSource to Hire 200 Workers For

    “Food for Florida” Program




    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    October 18th, 2017

    MEDIA CONTACT: Janeth Ramirez jramirez@careersourcesouthwestflorida.com (239) 225-2500


    FT MYERS, FLA – CareerSource Southwest Florida has received a grant to hire up to 200 full time, temporary workers to implement the “Food for Florida” program.

    “This is an opportunity for individuals to get involved in the community and get paid for their efforts” said Joe Paterno, Executive Director of CareerSource Southwest Florida.

    “We need to do a big shout-out to all the first responders and tip-our hats to all volunteers post Irma but there are those who have lost wages, need to provide for their families and require a paycheck to do so.” said Paterno

    The National Dislocated Workers Grant (DWG) is designed specifically for those individuals who want to help rebuild their communities but also earn a paycheck to provide for their families basic needs.

    CareerSource is recruiting for three types of positions:
    Line Maintenance/Greeters: Greet individuals and ensure an orderly flow of line traffic.
    Eligibility Aids: Check IDs for local residency and contact information
    Site Supervisors: Assign work schedules, process reports and time cards.

    Anyone who has been dislocated from their job due to Hurricane Irma or is experiencing long term unemployment should visit their nearest CareerSource Southwest Florida center to apply or visitor our website at www.careersourcesouthwestflorida.com

    For more information contact: Janeth Ramirez (239) 225-2500
    When: Thursday, October 19th & Friday 20th 9:00am-3:00pm Where: CareerSource Southwest Florida centers.
    Why: Full Time and Part Time - Temporary Position


    Text Box: CareerSource Southwest Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities .All voice telephone numbers on this document may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711.

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Header FGCU

    School Counseling
    Clinical Mental Health Counseling

    I want to invite you to learn more about our Masters degree programs in School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Florida Gulf Coast University. 

    We are now accepting applications for students who want to begin in the Fall of 2018. The deadline, February 15, 2017 will be here before you know it.

    Some quick facts about the FGCU counseling graduate program and our graduates:
    • There are more school and clinical mental health counseling jobs available in Southwest Florida right now than we have available professionals.
    • Most of our graduates are hired before they even graduate! All of our students seeking jobs are hired within 3 months of graduation -- some before graduation, some right afterwards.
    • The FGCU graduate program in school counseling is DOE approved and both the school counseling and clinical mental health counseling programs are CACREP accredited. This is a big deal. It means that you can get to work right away and your degree is highly portable.
    • Typically students attend their courses in the early evenings so you would not have to quit your day job.
    • Several of our courses are "blended" or "hybrid." This means that some traditional face-to-face classes are replaced by online learning activities. This way, we can take advantage of the best features of both face-to-face and online learning.
    • The department offers a dual major track for students who aspire to become both licensed as clinical mental health counselors and certified school counselors.
    • The Department of Counseling also offers a certificate in Marriage, Couples, and Family counseling, beginning in 2018.
    • School Counseling: Graduates from this program work in public and private schools that serve PK-12 students and some work in postsecondary institutions including career and technical centers, special training programs for youth, colleges, and universities.
    • Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Graduates from this program work in community agencies, mental health settings, and private practices after graduation and most seek and achieve licensure.
    • The department recently received a $1 million dollar grant which we will be using to develop an on-campus counseling center as well as fund professional development opportunities for students.
    •  The Department offers a part-time option for students who are working and a full-time track for students who can take on a greater work load.
  • Learn more at our main websites: 
    http://www.fgcu.edu/mariebcollege/Counseling/

  • Learn more about the Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree here:
     
    Learn more about the School Counseling degree here:
     
    The deadline to apply is February 15 of each year although students are encouraged to start early. Applications will be considered for admission on a space available basis to qualified applicants beyond the deadline. Applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee and interviews are scheduled between February 15th and March 15th. Initial notices of acceptance, deferred decisions or denial of admission are mailed by the first week in April.
     
    If you have any questions, feel free to call or email!
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Russell A. Sabella, Ph.D.  
    Professor of Counseling 
    Department of Counseling  
    Marieb College of Health & Human Services 
    Florida Gulf Coast University  
     
    Office: 284 Merwin Hall 
    Work Phone: 239-590-7782  
     
    The mission of Florida Gulf Coast University's (FGCU) Counseling Programs is to prepare exemplary professional practitioners, leaders, and scholars. The programs use a research-practitioner approach that integrates the use of current technology, supervised field experiences, scholarly inquiry, and intellectual and creative resources to work with an increasingly diverse and global society. The program trains counselors who work in pre-K through grade 12 schools, social service, government agencies, hospitals, community organizations, and private practice. The FGCU counseling programs educate well-rounded counselors who demonstrate competence included in the high standards as set forth by our accreditation and professional organizations. 
     
  • Friday, October 13, 2017

    The Cyber Academy of South Carolina has an opening for a Career Counselor.


    The Cyber Academy of South Carolina has an opening for a Career Counselor. We would love to have someone with a counseling license. The position also requires a GCDF certification, but if the person does not have that, they can complete the training after being hired. 

    We are a virtual charter public school and applicants can live anywhere in South Carolina. Anyone interested in the position can send their resume to ckountz@k12.com.

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    Florida Gulf Coast University Fresh Check Day

    Florida Gulf Coast University Fresh Check Day will take place on
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 11 am to 2 pm.

    Fresh Check Day is a celebratory, fairlike event that aims to promote mental health and prevent suicide on college campuses.

    FGCU Library Lawn will be transformed into an expo atmosphere to bring together interactive exhibits combined with free food, music, prizes, and giveaways.


    For more information, please visit the event website at http://freshcheckday.com/schools/florida-gulf-coast-university/

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    Combat Human Trafficking



    Learn more about efforts to combat human trafficking Friday at Finding Freedom from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Cohen Center ballroom. The event features representatives from law enforcement as well as Selah Freedom and More Too Life, two organizations that fight trafficking through education and victim advocacy. The #FGCU student theater project S(he) Will Fade also will perform the true story of a trafficking survivor. Admission is $5, with proceeds going to Selah Freedom: http://squ.re/2fXL4V7

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    School Counselor Position in Fiji

    If you are up for the adventure of moving to Fiji for 3 years, we have a school counselor position open next year. Ideally it would start in January 2018, but there could be some flexibility with that. International School Suva is a great school in an awesome location! 

    Please see http://www.international.school.fj/inde…/about-us/employment for more information on applying. Also, let me know if you have any questions.


    Part-time bookkeeper

    Lifeline Family Center, a pro-life Christian organization, is looking for a
    part-time bookkeeper, 25 hours a week. At least 3 years of
    Bookkeeping/Accounting Experience necessary.
    Proficient in QuickBooks and Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and
    Outlook, (Some knowledge of Raiser’s Edge would be helpful but not
    necessary). Duties include: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable,
    Payroll, Prepare financial reports, Make deposits, Monthly bank
    account reconciliations with Treasurer, Good verbal and written
    communication skills, Organized, Detail oriented, Self- motivated,
    Knowledge of GAP (General Accounting Procedures).
    Please respond with a resume and your one page Christian testimony
    to:
    execsec@lifelinefamilycenter.org 

    Assistant Professor, Practice of School Counseling - Morgridge College Of Education

    Assistant Professor, Practice of School Counseling - Morgridge College Of Education
    Tracking Code
    005777


    Job Description
    The Morgridge College of Education (MCE) at the University of Denver (DU) is recruiting two Assistant Professor, Practice of School Counseling, (12-month appointments) for the 2017-18 academic year in the Department of Counseling Psychology. Located in the city of Denver, DU is the oldest and largest independent university in the Rocky Mountain Region with high research activity and enrolls approximately 11,500 students in its undergraduate, graduate, and professional preparation programs. Denver is quickly becoming one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the U.S. Census data show that Denver’s population includes 11.1% Black or African American, 31.7% Hispanic or Latino, 2.8% Asian American, and approximately 1% Native American residents. Situated in this vibrant metropolitan community, the University is committed to building and sustaining a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

    The MCE is located in Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall, a 65,000 square foot complex built in 2010 providing a flexible, innovative, and multidisciplinary learning environment. The facility allows for ongoing dialogue with community, national, and global partners as we enter a transformational era in education. The Department of Counseling Psychology’s philosophy and mission are aligned with the MCE vision to train global leaders who employ innovative and effective approaches to advance learning throughout the lifespan, educational change, and social equity. Our programs prepare ethical, collaborative practitioners who can apply counseling principles to promote learning and development with diverse clients. The PhD program is accredited by the American Psychological Association. The Clinical Mental Health Concentration of the MA program is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council. We are exploring CACREP accreditation for our School Counseling area.

    Position Summary
    We seek candidates with a proven record of excellence in clinical work, supervision, teaching, as well as who values our mission of serving the public good and inclusive excellence. The Professor of School Counseling positions will require an innovative and critical thinker who is capable of working within a dynamic environment. Specific responsibilities include: teaching masters courses in counseling psychology, and assist managing the School Counseling concentration.


    Required Qualifications
    Applicants should have an earned doctorate in Counseling Education and Supervision or a closely related field.
    Prior experience in teaching, and leadership.
    Experience as a School Counselor.
    Demonstrated commitment to or experience working with diverse populations.
    Evidence of scholarship or creative activity commensurate with clinical faculty expectations.

    Preferred Qualifications
    Teaching experience at the graduate level.
    Doctorate from a CACREP accredited program.

    Work Schedule
    To be coordinated directly with hiring manager.

    Application Deadline
    Application review will begin on October 18, 2017. Early submissions are advised. Applications will continue to be reviewed until position is filled.

    Special Instructions
    Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This appointment will be for one year with the potential for renewal. This position will commence on July 1, 2018 or a negotiated start date. Interested candidates must apply online through https://dujobs.silkroad.com/ to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application. Inquiries about this position may can be made to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Jesse Owen, jesse.owen@du.edu.
    Please include the following documents with your application:
    Cover letter outlining your fit with the position, as well as your including teaching philosophy and statement expressing a vision for School Counseling training
    Curriculum Vitae
    Two Letters of Reference: email letters of reference of behalf of the candidate to MCE.HumanResources@du.edu with “CP Search Position #5777” as the email subject.
    PLEASE NOTE: the online application system is limited to uploading 5 files total. Please combine content (clearly labeled) if necessary to upload all required content.

    The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

    All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.
    Position Type
    Full-Time/Regular

    Friday, October 6, 2017

    Youth Instructor


    JOB TYPE:
    Part time / Full time 
    LOCATION:
    Fort Myers, Florida 
    EDUCATION QUALIFICATION:
    High School diploma/GED required and/or has 60 Completed College Credits or an Associate’s degree in any field or has passed a local paraprofessional academic assessment.
    POSITION SUMMARY
    Provide leadership in helping students achieve a high level of skill and respect. S/he will plan and schedule activities, as well as oversee the safety conditions of the students of all ages participating in all activities. Through using a behavioral approach to motivating student learning, you will incorporate selfesteem and social skills instruction into all activities. Ensure materials are readily available for use. You will establish and maintain a positive environment that encourages teamwork, collaboration, and ethical behavior. Additionally, you will regularly interact with various professionals and family members regarding individual student progress, as well as maintain accurate program records and statistics on youth performance. Participate in staff meetings, in service trainings, program meetings and team meetings.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURES
    Attention to: Anna Wallace, Administrative Executive Assistant 
    Email Resume: awallace@qlcswfl.org or fax 239-334-3599  

    CLOSING DATE:

    October 31, 2017  

    Case Manager: Our Mother's Home of SW Florida


    Thursday, October 5, 2017

    POSITION: Family Stability Case Coach


    JOB DESCRIPTION

    POSITION:  Family Stability Case Coach
    DEPARTMENT: Social Services & Education
    REPORTS TO: Director of Social Services & Education
    STATUS: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

    Community Cooperative’s school-based Social & Education Resource Center is a new initiative focused on breaking the cycle of poverty in Lee County.  The best way to do this is to create a shorter path to access for children and parents by placing a Family Stability Case Coach in a school setting to offer resources, workshops and one-on-one counseling for issues ranging from job searches and placement, to housing and financial issues, to health and wellness coaching and referrals.

    Position Summary:
    This position is part of the Social Services & Education Department and will split time between the Community Cooperative offices and a school-based office. Qualified candidates will have strong communication, organizational, interpersonal skills, and knowledge working within a school setting. This position maintains positive, collaborative relationships inside and outside the agency and school while providing support to clients and program staff. The primary duties of the Family Stability Case Coach are to provide assessment, planning and support services to assist program participants to increase financial and housing stability, family management skills, and other self-sufficiency skills.

    Essential Job Duties:

    ·         Develop individualized family/housing plan including identification of existing barriers to self-sufficiency, setting housing and income goals and developing an action
    ·         Make referrals to appropriate providers
    ·         Coordinate and advocate for the involvement of appropriate professionals from other agencies
    ·         Meet with clients on a regularly scheduled basis to discuss, assess, direct and assist in the removal of barriers to self-sufficiency
    ·         Maintain accurate and on-going documentation in individual client files, record-keeping forms and other reports
    ·         Follow contract requirements, agency and department policies
    ·         Provide case management and follow-up services
    ·         Participate in and contribute to team
    ·         Attend agency, department and networking meetings as required
    ·         Create and facilitate educational classes to help clients improve credit scores, increase savings, and reduce debt
    ·         Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned and required by program guidelines

    This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified.

    This is a full-time, benefitted position located in Fort Myers, FL with frequent local travel to nearby agency outreach sites.
    Requirements:
    • ·         Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related field with demonstrated experience
    • ·         Ability to set priorities & manage a complex workload
    • ·         Ability to work and collaborate with a broad array of community partners & team members
    • ·         Ability to work limited and periodic evening or weekend hours for special events
    • ·         Ability to work in a Drug Free Environment
    • ·         Dependable personal transportation to drive to sites
    • ·         Valid Florida Driver’s License



    Please submit resumes to Jamie@communitycooperative.com.

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