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We believe that the best thing about us is our employees. Every employee thoroughly respresents the core values of our organization. We strive to support and care for our teams so that they can in turn provide quality services for the children and families they serve. Even as Compass grows, we are committed to maintaining our family-like culture. Compass has achieved the highest-level certification of Flourishing for organizational health, by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute for three years in a row. 

Our Culture

Compass is rooted in faith, built on strong relationships and striving for beyond.

We believe that changes are best made in proximity to one another. Christ’s love compels us to seek creative solutions that make a significant impact for children and families. We regard each other and the people we serve with dignity as image bearers of God. As a result of sin in our world, families and relationships can be strained. However, our calling is to help reconcile people to each other in light of the Church’s calling to reconcile people to God in 2 Corinthians 5.

The vision of Compass is to go BEYOND the challenges faced in our field.

OUR BENEFITS:

Paid Time Off (PTO)

which accrues immediately

Click Family Health Care Membership

Colonial Life

Retirement match

Monthly staff lunch

Fun and caring work environment

Open Positions

We invite qualified candidates with passion for our mission to apply for one of the open positions below.

What you will do:

  • Provide individual, marital, family, and group assessments and therapies.
  • Triage individuals in crisis by establishing appropriate interventions to maintain patient safety.
  • Maintain accurate and timely patient records per legal, ethical, state, and organization mandates.
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with other mental health and healthcare providers, patients, family members, and outside agencies.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in advanced assessment and counseling skills.
  • Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior at all times, maintain patient confidentiality.
  • Work effectively with diverse patient populations.
  • Serve as a patient advocate at all times, assist patients with accessing resources or additional referrals when needed.
  • Strive to create a strong team atmosphere by collaboration and support among all office therapists and other Compass programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by leadership.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling/Social Work
  • Must be a Licensed (LMHP), Provisionally-Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Nebraska
  • Trauma informed experience or education preferred

Salary and Benefits:

  • 403b with Compass match up to 3%
  • Colonial Life Supplemental Insurance
  • Click Family Health care (or membership fee if declined)
  • PTO and (7) paid holidays
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Location:
South-Central Nebraska service area. The Compass office is in Kearney, NE.

Please review Compass’ website and socials: 
www.COMPASSnebraska.org | www.facebook.com/COMPASSnebraska | IG: @COMPASSnebraska

To apply: Please send your resume to Kelley@COMPASSnebraska.org

What you will do:

  • Conduct in-home counseling visits and case coordination to clients and families at the frequency and intensity consistent with their higher level of need, with a limited case load size.
  • Conduct client-driven, trauma-informed, family assessments across the family’s life domains, including safety assessment/planning, mental health symptoms, and relationships to establish therapeutic goals.
  • Manage accurate and timely case documentation by electronic records and submit weekly progress summary in accordance with Compass’s contract requirements.
  • Therapist shall be available for consultation by telephone for emergency situations as they arise. Services will include multiple in-person direct contacts and indirect contacts (e.g. emails, text messages) with the family each week.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with personnel from referring/collateral agencies, guiding families in their interaction with such agencies and other community organizations as needed; provide referrals to services and resources on behalf of families.
  • Provide a Discharge Summary and recommendations for each family/individual at conclusion of services.
  • Abides by all specific program and Agency procedures, policies, and requirements.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling/Social Work
  • Must be a Licensed (LMHP), Provisionally-Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Nebraska
  • Trauma informed experience or education preferred

Compensation:

  • $21.00-$22.00 per hour, dependent on education/licensure/experience.
  • 403b with Compass match up to 3%
  • Colonial Life Supplemental Insurance
  • Click Family Health care (or membership fee if declined)
  • PTO and (7) paid holidays
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Location:
South-Central Nebraska service area. The Compass office is in Kearney, NE.

Please review Compass’ website and socials: 
www.COMPASSnebraska.org | www.facebook.com/COMPASSnebraska | IG: @COMPASSnebraska

To apply: Please send your resume to Kelley@COMPASSnebraska.org

DEFINITION:

Under the direction of the Therapeutic Services Lead the Intensive Family Specialist is responsible for serving children and families through teaching activities. The Intensive Family Specialist assists the youth or family navigate their case and to address the needs that are present in the home with the support and guidance of a Compass therapist.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:

  • Support, equip, and educate parents on how to effectively care for their children.
  • Work with the family as a unit to develop positive interactions, communication skills, family activities and appropriate family structure.
  • Assist parents in understanding and meeting the developmental needs of their children.
  • Equip families to build strong relationships, bonding and nurturing within their home.
  • Assist families by providing skills for maintaining a sanitary living environment, acquiring employment and housing, managing a budget and accessing community resources.
  • Complete all required services documentation and regular communication with the Children and Family Services Specialist (CFSS) and Family Team.
  • Attend and participate in team meetings and staff meetings to ensure program growth and excellence.
  • Participate with professionalism and excellence as part of the larger Family Team (legal team, caseworkers, therapists, school personnel, foster care, etc.) to meet the needs of children and families being served.
  • Communicate and meet regularly with the program supervisor to ensure excellence in service provision and to monitor case progress.
  • Work as a team member by providing assistance and support to other programs and staff within Compass as needed or directed, including filling in for other staff members and their cases.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services related area is preferred.
  • An Associate’s degree in a Human Services field + two years of experience in the field is required. 
  • Strong communication and organizational skills are essential, as is the ability to manage a complex schedule.
  • The position demands a candidate with high energy and the capacity to meet changing demands and deadlines.
  • The Intensive Family Specialist must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and basic computer skills.
  • Flexible hours will include evenings and weekends that are convenient to families and the needs of the program.
  • The Intensive Family Specialist must be able to work well with a team and build relationships and rapport in and outside the agency.

To apply: Please send your resume to Kelley@compassnebraska.org

DEFINITION:

Under the direction of the Director of Family Services, the Family Specialist is responsible for serving children and families through providing supervised visitation and skill building. This includes monitoring and intervening to assure safety and an appropriate environment during services. The Family Specialist assists the youth or family navigate their case and to address the needs that are present in the home.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:

  • Support, equip, and educate parents on how to effectively care for their children.
  • Work with the family as a unit to develop positive interactions, communication skills, family activities and appropriate family structure.
  • Assist parents in understanding and meeting the developmental needs of their children.
  • Equip families to build strong relationships, bonding and nurturing within their home.
  • Assist families by providing skills for maintaining a sanitary living environment, acquiring employment and housing, managing a budget and accessing community resources.
  • Coordinate and provide supervised visitation between parents and their children while maintaining safety and promoting healthy relationships.
  • Complete all required services documentation and regular communication with the Children and Family Services Specialist (CFSS) and Family Team.
  • Attend and participate in team meetings and staff meetings to ensure program growth and excellence.
  • Participate with professionalism and excellence as part of the larger Family Team (legal team, caseworkers, therapists, school personnel, foster care, etc.) to meet the needs of children and families being served.
  • Communicate and meet regularly with the program supervisor to ensure excellence in service provision and to monitor case progress.
  • Work as a team member by providing assistance and support to other programs and staff within Compass as needed or directed, including filling in for other staff members and their cases.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A minimum or 2 years experience in human services is required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services related area is preferred.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills are essential, as is the ability to manage a complex schedule.
  • The position demands a candidate with high energy and the capacity to meet changing demands and deadlines.
  • The Family Specialist must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and basic computer skills.
  • Flexible hours will include evenings and weekends that are convenient to families and the needs of the program.
  • The Family Specialist must be able to work well with a team and build relationships and rapport in and outside the agency.

To apply: Please send your resume to Kelley@compassnebraska.org

Under the direction of the Foster Care Director, the Foster Care Specialist is responsible for care and service to children in foster care and the support of foster families serving those children. The Foster Care Specialist assists with placement, support, crisis intervention, problem solving and planning in support of the treatment goals and consistent with the permanency objective.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

  • Ensure a safe, caring and nurturing environment within each foster home and maintain regular ongoing contact with the youth and foster families.
  • Evaluate referrals for placement with foster families.
  • Assess strengths, needs of both the children referred and available foster families to ensure that children are placed in stable, safe and capable homes able to meet their needs.
  • Support, equip, and educate new and current foster parents on how to effectively care for the at-risk children and youth placed in their homes.
  • Complete regular reports and service plans for the children and youth in care.
  • Attend and participate in team meetings and staff meetings to ensure program growth and excellence
  • Participate as part of a team to meet the needs of children in care and families who serve as foster parents.
  • Assist and coordinate as necessary licensing activities for foster families and oversee the relicensing process of existing families.
  • Provide foster parents with direction, instruction and training needed to meet the general training needs and requirements to be effective parents.
  • Provide or coordinate individualized training or instruction to meet the specific needs of current children residing in the foster home.
  • Maintain and keep accurate and updated records and statistics as needed and required for the Foster Care Program and for licensing requirements.
  • Maintain files for all children in care and foster families serving children according to our contract and Child Placing Agency licensing standards.
  • Review foster placement referrals and communicate placement availability to referring agency or authority.
  • Schedule and coordinate placement of new youth.
  • Work as a team member by providing assistance and support to other programs and staff as needed or directed.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum or 2 years’ experience in human services is required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills are essential.
  • The position demands a candidate with high energy and the capacity to meet changing demands and deadlines.
  • Flexible hours will include evenings and weekends that are convenient to families and the needs of the program.
  • The individual will be responsible for being on-call Monday through Fridays and rotating weekends in order to provide consultation, support, or placement services.
  • The Foster Care Specialist must be able to work well with a team and build relationships and rapport in and outside the agency.

To apply: Please send your resume to Alisa@COMPASSnebraska.org

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