We are Hiring!

Who we are

The mission of Compass is guiding, building and restoring children and families. Faith is the heartbeat of our mission. We believe that changes are best made in proximity to one another. We seek creative solutions to make a significant impact for children and families. The vision of Compass is to go BEYOND the challenges faced by children and families.

Compass provides services in 23 counties in central and western Nebraska, from Grand Island to Ogallala and Broken Bow to the Kansas border.

Compass has over 30 staff based in Kearney and North Platte. Our services include Foster Care and Family Services (including Intensive Family Preservation). We are the implementing partners for CarePortal in central and western Nebraska. We are expanding our therapeutic services to include outpatient therapy in our Kearney office.

Compass has been serving children and families in Nebraska since 2007.

Why you should work for us

We believe that the best thing about us is our employees. Every employee thoroughly represents 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 strive to maintain our family-like culture. Compass achieved the highest-level certification of Flourishing for organizational health, by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute.

Open Positions:

Outpatient Therapist

Job description:

  • Provides assessment and counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups to meet the psychosocial needs of individuals accessing therapeutic care at Compass.

  • Will practice in support and collaboration with other services programs to create an integrated behavioral health model.

  • Clinicians will offer in person and virtual appointments to clients if needed, providing evidence based behavioral health screening, diagnosis, treatment and therapy.

  • Works under the direction of the Therapeutic Services Lead.

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:

Kearney, NE Compass office

Please review our socials!

www.facebook.com/COMPASSnebraska

IG: @COMPASSnebraska

To apply: Please send your resume to [email protected]

Intensive Family Preservation Therapist

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 [email protected]

Intensive Family Specialist

Job Description

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 [email protected]

Family Specialist

Job Description

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 [email protected]

Foster Care Specialist

Job Description:

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 [email protected]

Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistants responsibilities:

• General office work including but not limited to: answering phone calls, emails and front door inquiries, picking up mail, creating newsletter, scanning, updating tracking systems and scheduling, light cleaning

• Manage Compass' CRM system with up-to-date information on donors and other constituents

• Meet with the Director of Engagement and Promotions weekly regarding managing social media pages and community engagement activities in the community

• Respond to social media comments and interact as the page on the different social media platform(s)

• Keep content calendar for socials and follow marketing strategy set by Director of Engagement and Promotions

• Assist with scheduling/billing outpatient therapy clients

Qualifications

Prior administrative experience

Excellent computer skills

Knowledge of office management systems and procedures

Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work.

Social media management skills are preferred

Ability to maintain confidentiality

Please review our socials and website prior to applying.

To apply: Please send your resume to [email protected]