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Employment Opportunities

The School of Social Work not only aims to educate its students with the best and latest practices, but we hope to aid our alumni and recent graduates gain employment in the social work field. Below is a list of the latest jobs available in the social work field both locally and across the nation. The list is updated as now jobs become available. Please do not contact the school for information about a particular job; instead, contact the organization listing the job with any questions you may have. Good luck in your job search!

If you are an organization wishing to post your job with the Tulane School of Social Work, please complete and return the TSSW Job Posting Application via fax to (504) 862-8727 or e-mail Joseph Halm with the details. Postings are listed for one month and can be extended at the request of the employing agency.


Job Listings

Updated 4/17/14

Hospice Compassus is seeking a 24-hour, full-time LMSW or LCSW for its Mandeville office. That office covers St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes. Hospice is also searching for a LCSW for PRN work for both the Mandeville and Metairie offices.

For more information, please visit our web site -- www.hospicecompassus.com or contact Frances S. Wellington, LCSW-BACS, at frances.wellington@hospicecom.com or at 504-834-1655. (Posted 4/17/2014)


There are several social work positions available at Catholic Family Services in Birmingham, Ala. Applicants should possess the following -- Licensure at the LGSW, LCSW or LPC levels; Graduation from an accredited graduate school program in social work or counseling; Background in the provision of counseling and mental health services to individuals and families; and Spanish speaking would be a major plus for any applicant.

To apply, send resume to Tom Cook at tcook@cfsbhm.org or Linda Stephenson at lstephenson@cfsbhm.org. Phone contact can be made at (205) 324-6561. (Posted 4/16/2014)


The Geriatric Psychiatric at Highland Community Hospital in Picayune, Miss. is hiring for a part-time LCSW, daytime hours. LMSWs may also apply. Applicants can apply online at www.forrestgeneral.com. In the top right corner, click on "Careers," then under careers click "Apply Now." Create a username and password to search the job openings. In the drop down box for Location click Highland Community Hospital (HCRG). (Posted 4/16/2014)


Applications are being accepted for a capital mitigation specialist/fact investigator position at the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The mitigation specialist/fact investigator will work as part of a team with attorneys representing clients facing capital trials in Louisiana. He or she will investigate the facts and circumstances of the crime; obtain and analyze anecdotal and documentary evidence relevant to the client’s life history; identify, locate and interview witnesses relevant to both the crime and the client’s life history in a culturally competent manner; furnish memos on a variety of topics including social histories and chronologies; consult with attorneys to develop penalty phase theories of the case and case strategy; organize and administer the case file; assist in the identification and work with experts; and provide litigation support to counsel.

The Louisiana Capital Assistance Center (LCAC) is a not-for-profit capital trial law office based in New Orleans, Louisiana committed to excellence in the provision of defense services to indigent clients facing the death penalty. For more information on this position, its requirements and how to apply, see www.thejusticecenter.org/lcac/employment. Questions can be addressed to Christine Lehmann at clehmann@thejusticecenter.org. (Posted 4/16/2014)


The New Orleans Office of the Independent Police Monitor (OIPM), thanks to a federal grant, is hiring a coordinator for our new Community-Police Mediation Program. We are looking for someone who has familiarity with data and statistics; fundraising and the ability to interact with government agencies and diverse communities. The individual should also understand and appreciate the intricacies of the relationship between the police and the community.

To apply or for more information, please see the full job description. (Posted 4/16/2014)


The House of Ruth, a 501 (c) (3) organization founded in 1987 by a group of clergy and lay People, seeks a visionary Executive Director who has the ability to work collaboratively with the Board of Directors and the staff to accomplish the agency's mission including necessary fund raising activities. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors through the President of the Board.

The House’s primary service area is the West Bank of Orleans Parish; however, post-Katrina, House of Ruth serves families all over New Orleans and in Jefferson Parish. Since its inception, the agency has helped thousands of families in transitional housing, and its success rate speaks for itself. More than 85 percent of clients obtain employment while in the program and at least 75 percent remain in the same or obtain better housing six months after program completion.

Additional information about the position can be found by reading the full job description. To apply, please visit www.houseofruthnola.org or contact Cema Lombard at houseofruthboard@gmail.com. Application will be accepted until April 25, 2014. (Posted 4/16/2014)


Absolute Health, a mental health rehabilitation service, is searching for both full-time and part-time licensed mental health professionals (LCSW, LMFT, LPC, APRN, Licensed Psychologists) certified to work in mental health/psychosocial behavior in the river parishes of Louisiana. Candidates will evaluate the performance, supervise and train unlicensed staff members, conduct clinical evaluations of clients, write treatment plans, and be team oriented. CANS and 1915(I) certification training will be required. Absolute Health is located in LaPlace, La.

Positions are available immediately, so please e-mail your resume to Mr. David Isom at absolutehealthinc@att.net. (Posted 4/16/14)


Behavioral Health Group -- New Orleans West Bank Treatment Center is searching for a substance abuse counselor. Counselors provide patient-centered, solution therapy and supportive services for patients in an outpatient medication maintenance program. Counselors are required to meet with patients on a monthly basis and utilize elements of motivational interviewing, mindfulness, CBT and 12 Steps. Counselors accurately document and maintain all patient records in order to comply with Joint Commission standards. Counselors also participate in weekly staff and treatment team meetings to ensure a high level of patient care. Hours are Monday - Friday, 4:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Job location will be in Gretna, and the salary range is dependent on experience and qualifications. Qualifications include CSW, LMSW, LCSW, CIT, LAC, LPC or LCDC.

For more information or to apply, visit www.bhgrecovery.com and click on "Careers" or contact Amanda Karistai, LMSW, at 972-391-4097 or at amanda.karistai@bhgrecovery.com. (Posted 3/12/14)


Healthy Start New Orleans is recruiting for a licensed social worker, counselor, or other human service professional to provide case management and home visiting services to families on who are expecting a child or have a child under two years old.  This is a 12 week temporary position.  For more information, please read the full job description

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and completed job application (attached) to Karmen McKinley at klmckinley@nola.gov. (Posted 2/10/14)


Anioma Behavioral Health is searching for a licensed mental health professional. This position is responsible for all clinical services and supervision of all non-licensed staff at a mental health rehabilitation agency. Anioma Behavioral Health is located at 10001 Lake Forest Blvd., Ste. 616. 

To apply or for more information, please contact Ifeanyi Okpalobi at 504-240-3056 or behaviorhealth13@yahoo.com. (Posted 2/10/14)


Sunrise of Metairie is searching for a recent grad who has a background in counseling, gerontology, social work, or recreational therapy to fill a Life Enrichment Manager position. This position has a broad scope of responsibilities but the positions primary role is to work with seniors with memory loss in an Assisted Living Environment. Specifically, the ideal candidate would be able to successfully validate, redirect, and reassure a person with memory loss. The ideal candidate would work both individually and with small groups. The candidate would also help with planning and conducting activities.

For more information or to apply, please contact Reminiscence Coordinator Jill Dellich at 504-779-3006 or Metairie.rc@sunriseseniorliving.com. (Posted 2/10/14)


Hancock County Department of Human Services current has five (5) positions that they want to fill immediately.  They want to interview as soon as possible.

See this flyer for details and application instructions.  Interested persons are also asked to e-mail Theresa.kemp@mdhs.ms.gov and lori.woodruff@mdhs.ms.gov in the Hancock County office to advise them of their interest.  (Posted 1/30/14)


NO/AIDS Task Force is searching for Bilingual Medical Case Manager (Spanish).

Brief description of the responsibilities: Provide medical case management services to individuals living with HIV and AIDS. Services provided include eligibility screening and needs assessment, linkage to medical and psychosocial services, and referral and follow-up for community support services with an emphasis on treatment adherence counseling and monitoring, and the provision of health related education.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements/Preferences:Master’s degree in  Social Work or Public Health or a Registered Nurse demonstrating strong interpersonal and assessment skills is preferred. An ideal candidate would have experience working with HIV positive individuals or in a related health field, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, demanding environment is essential. The applicant MUST demonstrate fluency both written and spoken Spanish, as well as possess strong written and verbal English language skills. Must have reliable transportation, and proof of car insurance (if applicable) to travel throughout the community as required.

To apply for this position, please fill out the online application for employment (preferred method) which allows you to upload a cover letter and resume at the end of the process. You can also send your cover letter and resume with salary requirements via e-mail to jobs@noaidstf.org. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. (Posted 1/14/14)


Napa State Hospital is accepting applications for Clinical Social Worker positions. Napa State Hopspital is an intensive inpatient psychiatric facility serving both forensic and civilly-committed patients. Social Workers work as members of interdisciplinary treatment teams and serve as clinicians, therapists, and case managers for their clients.

All unlicensed Social Workers will receive weekly BBS-compliant supervision from an LCSW. Experience is available in group and individual therapy, substance abuse treatment, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, and a wide range of other treatment and intervention modalities. Starting salary for an unlicensed ASW is currently over $60,000 per year. All candidates must have a Masters of Social Work degree from an accredited school of Social Work.

If you are interested in working for a great hospital please contact:

Adam Kleinhenz, LCSW
Napa State Hospital: Department of Social Work Services
2100 Napa Vallejo Hwy.
Napa, CA. 94558
Phone 707-254-2687
Fax 707-254-2475
Email: Adam.Kleinhenz@nsh.dsh.ca.gov. (Posted 12/17/13)



Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services in Hattiesburg, Mississippi has several job openings. Since 1984, Pine Grove has offered a continuum of addiction services ranging from outpatient to inpatient and residential treatment for adults, children and adolescents suffering from psychiatric and addictive diseases. Specialized services include the treatment of addictions, eating disorders, and professionals struggling with interpersonal difficulties.  The Pine Grove Mission is to be a leader in healing and changing lives by providing the highest quality behavioral health services.

For more information about the job openings, please click here. (Posted 12/9/13)


The Metropolitan Center for Women and Children is searching for a Program Director. Qualifications include an LCSW, computer literacy, ability to work flexible works and fluency in Spanish preferred. Salary will be between $40,000 and $65,000.

To apply or for more information, please read the full job description or contact Darlene Santana at 504-837-5400 or dsantana@mcwcgno.org. (Posted 12/5/13)


Memorial Behavioral Health in Gulfport, Miss., is currently accepting applications for a full-time outpatient therapist (LCSW), and for a LMSW, LMFT, or LPC -  Both full and part-time positions, inpatient.

For more information about these positions, please contact Randy Kirksey, Clinical Manager at 228-575-1812. (Posted 12/5/13)


Clemson University's Youth Learning Institute is looking to hire recent graduates in the field of clinical/social work and/or psychology to work as a field instructor with its outdoor youth development program in Summerton, South Carolina and to work at Camp Ghigau, located in Tamassee, S.C.

The outdoor youth development program (alternative school) is located at Camp Bob Cooper in Summerton, S.C., and Clemson is seeking two instructors to work with this program for the Spring 2014 semester. The program has a staff of four that work with 20-25 students. Please read the job description for the outdoor youth development program here to apply.

The residential program, Camp Ghigau consists of youth (female) between the ages of 11 and 16 who are considered juvenile offenders. The field instructors will be with the children throughout the day making sure they get through their daily activities. Please read the job description for the Camp Ghigau position here to apply. (Posted 12/3/13)


Open Door Mission Foundation in Houston is searching for a social work case manager. Duties include providing long term, medical case management for men actively recovering from injury or illness in the Russell M. Scott Convalescent Care Center (RMSCCC); assessing psychosocial and medical needs and facilitate procurement of resources for clients; assisting clients with goal setting (both short- and long-term) monitoring progress, and providing follow-ups; facilitating psycho-educational groups and providing brief clinical interventions for clients; and providing case management for clients in the drug/alcohol recovery and work programs.

Hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Salary range is $30,000 to 40,000 depending on experience. LMSW preferred; but will consider GSW/MSW (recent graduate). Applicants must be eligible for licensure by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners. Familiarity with services and resources for the homeless desired. Ability to speak Spanish is preferred, but not required.

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Director of Social Services Kirsten C. Besch, LMSW, MPH, at kbesch@opendoorhouston.org. No phone calls please. (Posted 12/3/13)


The University of South Alabama, one of the fastest growing universities in the South, is searching for two full-time social workers.

The Social Worker position provides therapeutic treatment and delivers evidence based prevention and intervention programs to adults, children, and families in Mobile and Baldwin counties; builds mental and behavioral health treatment capacity and increases literacy to help communities along the Gulf Coast prepare for future man-made and natural disasters; provides psychosocial and mental health assessments, consultations and direct services; collaborates with multidisciplinary field team members to plan and coordinate treatment; recommends therapeutic remedies; coordinates case services; utilizes crisis prevention/intervention and conflict resolution strategies to render appropriate and immediate guidance to clients in crisis or in immediate need of clinical services; travels to various locations throughout the community including homes, schools, and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), to deliver evidence-based training, assessment, and individual and group services to students, families, and school employees; provides advocacy for students, families and schools by referring/collaborating with community agencies to connect clients with needed services; maintains written records of therapy; collects data and prepares reports according to established policy and outcome measures; conducts program and service evaluations; establishes supportive strength-based services in trauma, disaster response, resiliency, and prevention of public health problems; contributes to community needs assessments and partners with appropriate community resources to develop ways to meet identified service gaps; participates in training community health workers from the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program (GRHOP) to increase the Gulf Coast region's resilience in the face of ongoing and additional traumas; partners with the local school systems and FQHCs to make high-quality and sustainable mental and behavioral health services available to children and families; supports children, adolescents and adults by addressing social, family and environmental factors affecting the ability to be successful academically and socially; educates parents about resources and assistance available in the community; facilitates workshops on trauma and disaster response, recovery and resilience; implements evidence based prevention and intervention programs as requested by community stakeholders; collaborates with other GRHOP partners to develop a sustainable Quad State Consortium dedicated to addressing behavioral and mental health needs in coastal communities in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana; networks with local, state and national organizations, GRHOP grant partners and universities for future program development; attends training opportunities to stay abreast of techniques to address mental health needs and children and adults; follows appropriate policies and procedures of the University and assigned school district including those relating to safety and confidentiality of clients; regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as defined and additional hours as required; related duties as required.

Minimum requirements include a master’s degree in social work from an accredited institution as approved and accepted by the University of South Alabama; or bachelor's degree in social work and two years of social work experience; or bachelor's degree in a related field and three years of social work experience; and current licensure as a social worker. Licensure with the state of Alabama as a social worker must be obtained within six months of employment. Education or experience with a therapeutic focus is preferred.

For more information or to apply, please click here.(Posted 12/2/13)


Northlake Behavioral Health System in Mandeville is searching for social workers. Northlake Behavioral Health Systems is a private psychiatric hospital providing inpatient, outpatient and residential treatments. There currently are openings for social workers in its admissions, IOP/PHP and acute inpatient departments. Social workers are needed to provide a range of services including (but not limited to): clinical assessments, individual and group psychotherapy, psycho-social evaluations,  family sessions, etc. LMSW or LCSW preferred, and salary is dependent on experience.

For more information or to apply, contact Nicole Messa-Williams at nicolem@meridianbhealth.com or visit www.northlakebehavioralhealth.com. (Posted 9/23/1


Project Lazarus is searching for a Substance Abuse Counselor. Project Lazarus helps heal and empower people living with HIVAIDS by focusing on wellness, providing housing and offering important support services. Candidates will assess the substance abuse treatment needs of residents and provides direct therapeutic services to individuals diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, substance abuse disorders, and co-occurring mental illness. Graduate of an accredited school with a Masters Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or a related field, MUST BE LICENSED; 3 years minimum experience in mental health field or licensed Substance Abuse Counselor.

For more information or to apply, read the full job description or contact Anjanette Wall, Director of Administration, at info@projectlazarus.net. Applications will be accepted until: position is filled. (Posted 9/16/13)


The John J. Hainkel, Jr. Home & Rehabilitation Center is searching for a Adult Day Health Center Social Worker. Under the direction of the Director of the Adult Day Health Center, the Social Worker provides social services to ADHC clients through assessment of client needs and effective, timely response to the social service needs of clients.

Minimum qualifications required:

  1. Active license as a Social Worker in the State of Louisiana.
  2. The ADHC Social Worker must maintain his/her license in current status and provide evidence of renewal in accordance with the John J. Hainkel, Jr. Home & Rehabilitation Center policies and procedures.
  3. Physical Requirements: The ADHC Social Worker position requires good physical and mental health. The ADHC Social Worker may be required to lift, carry, turn, or assistant clients and be willing and able to work a flexible work schedule. The ADHC Social Worker must be able to sit, stand, bend, and move intermittently during work hours.
  4. Must attend mandatory yearly updates (infection control, fire safety, resident's rights, sexual harassment, and hazard communication), as well as first aid training.
  5. Must be certified by the American Heart Association in CPR and Basic Life Support.

Preferred qualifications:

  1. Demonstrates an ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others in the facility.
  2. Demonstrates an ability to present himself/herself in a courteous and professional manner.
  3. Demonstrates effective leadership skills in an adult day care environment.
  4. Demonstrated participation in dementia training as part of his/her continuing education.

To apply or for more information, please contact Mary Brooks Rodrigue at Marybrooks.Rodrigue@hainkelhome.com or 504-896-5903.  (Posted 8/20/13)


The Guidance Center, Inc. is looking for Master level clinicians. The position will provide counseling and skill building to a diverse patient population (ages 3 and up). The Guidance Center, Inc. provides behavioral health services throughout the metro area. Services include but are not limited to mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, assessment and referral services, crisis intervention, medication management, community programming, parenting, and continuous education for mental health professionals.

TGC provides services in client's homes, schools, employment location or other appropriate community locations and our clinics and emphasize cognitive/behavioral treatment, solution focused and problem solving modalities; our clinicians also provide play therapy and client and person centered interventions.

This position is full time. TGC provides paid time for client contact via phone, and also an expense allowance to help defray costs of delivering services (i.e. cell phone, gas, consumables). Benefits include life insurance for regular full time staff; access to over 160 hours of CE each year; this training is accepted by both the LCSW and LPC board in satisfaction of continuing education requirements; licensure supervision for full time LMSWs and LPC-Interns through our LCSW-BACSs and LPC-Ss; access to low cost group short term disability, hospital indemnity, cancer and accident payment policies; dental and vision plans for regular full time staff; up to 2 weeks of paid annual leave; and nine paid holidays. There is room for advancement and several of our Master Level therapists have become licensed and moved into a supervisory role. Before a formal job offer can be made, applicant will be subjected to a LA State Police background check and also be drug free which will be verified by drug screen.

TGC has positions at its St. Bernard and New Orleans locations- when applying please indicate if you have a preference for location or are available for all locations. Qualifications include a master’s degree in social work, psychology or related field.

To apply, contact Jessica Griffin at (504) 278-4006 or at Jessica@guidance-center.com. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.  (Posted 8/7/13)


Magellan Behavioral Health has been awarded one of the contracts to deliver the Military & Family Life Counseling (MFLC) Program and is providing the majority of rotational and on-demand counselors in the United States for this important program.

Magellan’s MFLC rotational employees provide short-term, situational, problem-solving, non-medical, “walk-around” counseling services to active duty military members serving in all branches of the military, the National Guard and Reserves and their family members.  The MFLC Program includes a Child and Youth Behavioral Counseling Program (CYB) specifically for young family members.

Magellan continues to actively recruit MFLC adult counselors, MFLC embedded counselors, Special Operation Command (SOCOM) counselors, CYB school-based counselors, and CYB child development center or youth program counselors to become rotational employees. Magellan is especially interested in counselors who are local to a military installation and who have prior experience working with military members and their families. In addition, Magellan offers opportunities for counselors with proven leadership experience to work as MFLC regional directors and regional supervisors.

If you are interested in being part of the Magellan solution for MFLC in rotational assignments as a Magellan employee, please establish a profile in the Magellan Health Services Career site.  An online profile will be required of all applicants who wish to become Magellan employees.  You may also call 1-860-507-1812 for additional information.

Magellan also continues to seek counselors for on-demand (1-3 days) and surge (1-3 months) assignments.  If you are interested in being contacted to learn more about joining the MFLC program in these shorter term assignments, please take our short survey to tell us more about yourself and your interests, or call 1-800-424-6040 to speak with Magellan.  If you decide you would like to pursue becoming a Magellan employee for longer term rotations, please establish a profile in the Magellan Health Services Career site or call 1-860-507-1812.

In order to perform MFLC duties, all counselors (those in rotational employee positions as well as network providers in on-demand and surge assignments) must meet certain quality and credentialing requirements, including evidence of independent licensure, confirmation of education, successful completion of a criminal history background check including fingerprints, successful completion of a drug screen (employees only), as well as successful completion of a comprehensive Magellan MFLC training program.

Click this link to view various position descriptions and a list of current opportunities by state.

After applying for a Magellan rotational employee position or an on-demand or surge assignment, Magellan will contact you shortly for follow-up and next steps. You may call 1-800-424-6040 with any questions, as well.  (Posted 8/6/13)


Tulane School of Social Work, 6823 St. Charles Ave., Building 9, New Orleans, LA 70118 800-631-8234 msw@tulane.edu