Trainer – Porter-Leath -Memphis, TN

Close Date: Jul. 25, 2011

The Trainer will identify training needs, develop training curriculum, and provide appropriate training for the program participants within Career Place.


*Bachelors degree in Education, Human Resources, Social Work or related field. *Three years of relevant work experience in an instructional environment with non-profit experience is preferred. * Knowledge of community resources; ability to stay abreast with developments in area of expertise, properly evaluate training materials, and develop alternative training methods as needed. *Ability to maintain confidentiality and objectivity. *Effective computer skills to include database management, word processing, spreadsheets, and the Internet. *Ability to multitask in a busy environment. Ability to work effectively in an outcomes-based environment consisting of a heavy workload and competing needs. * Excellent oral communication skills to communicate effectively and confidently to diverse groups of people; public speaking skills to effectively and confidently communicate with large and small groups. *Ability to evaluate given information, research additional needed information, & compile information. *Organizational skills to determine workload priorities and recordkeeping skills to maintain legible, accurate, up-to-date files so that information is readily researched and retrieved.

**Porter-Leath is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.**

Announcement Date:  March 31, 2011 Location:  Memphis, TN
Position Title:  Counselor  in Training II (experienced) Department:  Primary Rehabilitation Program
Reports to:  Clinical Director Days/Hours:  Mon-Fri, 40 Hours per Week

 Shift:  3-11, Evenings with some variations as needed.

Salary:  Determined based on education & experience Deadline to Apply:  April 6, 2011


Duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Deliver counseling and classroom services to women with alcohol, drugs, or co-occurring disorders in a structured treatment program (ASAM Level III.5 & III.3).
  • Provide case management to special needs and homeless population.
  • Be responsible for overseeing various needs of the facility as far as housekeeping, food service, maintenance needs, etc.
  • Monitor clients and assist in day to day operations of the house.
  • On call approximate one weekend out of every six.
  • Reports and Recordkeeping.




  • College degree in a social science field or LADAC in the state of Tennessee at least pending, other allied certifications and trainings considered in addition to minimum requirement.
  • At least 2 years experience working with co-occurring population in groups and individual therapy.
  • An advanced working knowledge of the Twelve Step Programs.  
  • A minimum of 6 years continuous sobriety if personally in recovery.
  • Must have excellent organizational, verbal, written and computer skills.  Proficient in MS Word and Internet use.
  • Motivated to carry out directives with minimum supervision.
  • Knowledge of community resources and case management experience.
  • Understand and practice a “client centered” approach to counseling and case management.
  • A positive, professional demeanor and maturity; the ability to deal with clients, the public and co-workers; exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.
  • Submit a criminal background check, and must not currently be under supervision of the courts.


Please email or fax a current resume, cover letter with salary requirements, and a list of 3 professional references to:  Elaine Orland at or fax to:  901-722-9023

Grace House’s mission is to provide the highest quality of care possible to women who are experiencing major life problems due to substance use disorders or co-occurring disorders in an environment that preserves and promotes the dignity of the woman served without regard to race, color, creed, gender, economic or social circumstances, or sexual orientation, or national origin. No woman is denied treatment because of a lack of resources.  Grace House of Memphis is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, and a United Way agency.  We are licensed by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, and accredited by CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.                                         

Foster Parent Recruiter/Trainer Opening w/Porter Leath

Close Date: Apr. 04, 2011

DESCRIPTION:  The Recruiter/Trainer will recruit high quality resource parents for children by developing and implementing a comprehensive resource parent recruitment plan; will train and/or oversee training of Parents as Tender Healers (PATH); will conduct home studies of potential foster parents.

QUALIFICATIONS:  *Requires a Bachelors degree in Social Work, Public Relations, or related field. * Requires a minimum of one year of relevant work experience; non-profit experience is helpful. *Knowledge of community based activities, organizations, and other resources that allow for interaction with a variety of diverse individuals. *Ability to effectively convey information in a creative manner and to develop creative recruiting plans. * Effective oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate with diverse groups of people. * Ability to perceive and deal with sensitive issues while maintaining confidentiality and objectivity. * Organizational skills to work with minimal supervision, to determine workload priorities in order to balance a heavy workload and meet expected outcomes and recordkeeping skills to maintain legible, accurate, up-to-date files so that information is readily researched and retrieved.

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INSTRUCTOR – Job Description

Job Summary

  • Facilitate life skills training, job readiness, and career development workshops with the specific goal of teaching clients the skills necessary to enter the workforce at a level of competency and consistency that will lead to Rehabilitative Services case closure.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Facilitate life skills, job readiness, and career development workshops
  • Track and maintain client attendance reports
  • Complete client intake, assessments and individual progress plans
  • Employment career services counseling
  • Identify and mediate client training and support services needs
  • Prepare and report accurate client case notes
  • Maintain client records
  • Collaborate with other program staff
  • Weekly and monthly reporting
  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications – Educations and Experience

  • Bachelors Degree and 2+ years experience in related field
  • Education, counseling and/or social work experience
  • Must have experience working with a disabled population in a job readiness workshop environment
  • Experience in social and rehabilitation services work or in teaching and counseling persons with disabilities
  • Must be able to pass a drug and criminal background check
  • Teaching in a warehouse/distribution environment is a plus


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to make presentations
  • Ability to professionally interact with clients and the general public
  • Ability to maintain positive approach under pressure
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to write and speak persuasively
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to analyze and interpret data
  • Professional demeanor and maturity
  • Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet Use

closing date of March 25th. 
Interested applicants should forward their resume via e-mail to Lena Wortham @
Also, the interested candidates should know that the qualifications on the job description are strictly adhered to.

Continuing Education Specialist

Position Overview

Conducts internal training programs. Assists in finding and evaluating training programs and materials, or may develop in-house training programs as assigned. Gathers and analyzes information to determine employee training needs. Maintains records for training programs, including evaluations and employee participation. May serve as an internal resource to assist employees and managers in meeting employee development needs.


• Conduct webinars and in-person training to certify new franchisee instructors and orient them to the CE process and paperwork.

• Complete all of the administrative tasks that include class scheduling, credit submissions, certificate processing and filing to comply with state requirements. Track National Ad Fund (NAF) payments and submit monthly to the finance department. Answer inbound emails and phone calls.

• Responsible for tracking and keeping all providership and course renewals current. Complete applications and submit with payment as needed. Respond to any state-level issue which could be administrative or legal.

• Liaison between franchises, agents, adjusters and state insurance departments. Work to resolve issues or answer questions.

• Compile stats and complete monthly KPI tracking and report to the DR leadership team.

• Manage and develop skills of a support staff member which includes training and delegating jobs to ensure that deadlines are met and paperwork is processed and filed accurately.


• ServiceMaster Objectives

• Customer Orientation/Positive Impact

• Results Orientations/Sense of Urgency

• Change Mastery

• Relationship Building/Sensitivity

• Problem Solving and Decision Making

• Initiative

Education and Experience Requirements

• Bachelor degree and/or 3+ years relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• The ability to complete paperwork under highly sensitive deadlines that differ by state.

• Ability to manage and work with limited or no supervision.

• Ability to work with individuals inside and outside of the company.

• Should have a high degree of customer service skills

• Ability to resolve problems quickly through research

• Ability to keep pace with high volumes of work.

• Good presentation skills

• Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Internet)

• Good interpersonal Skills

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