Match Support Specialist \ Volunteer In-take Coordinator (one full-time and one part-time)

Provide supportive counseling in a creative and challenging environment to volunteers (mentors), parents and children between the ages of 5-18 years of age.

Education: Bachelors degree in social work, counseling or education. Consideration will be given to related field with at least 2 years experience; or other combinations of education and experience.

Skills:

  • Experience working with families and children in crisis
  • Case management skills
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus
  • Good time management skills a must.

Send resume and cover letter specifying position to:

Human Resources | Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mid-South, Inc.

5050 Poplar Ave., Suite 528 | Memphis, TN 38157

Fax to 901-323-1889 or email to mwilliams@bbbsmidsouth.org

No phone calls please.

The Memphis Crisis Center is having a big push for new volunteers to meet the growing community need for our crisis line services.  If you are a good listener, we need you.  Our focus is on recruiting EARLY BIRDS and NIGHT OWLS, volunteers who can work morning shifts (7:30 am-1:00 pm) and overnight shifts (11:00 am-7:30 am).

Overnight shifts can be “buddy shifts.”  That means if you would like to work bring a regular buddy (spouse, friend, classmate), we do allow that although they will need to fill out a confidentiality form and other applicable paperwork.

Our next training will be an accelerated training class on Saturday October 14th from 9:00 am-5:00 pm.  The cost per participant is $25.00.  If you have ever wanted to help those who are lonely, sad, struggling, facing a life challenge, or in crisis, this is your chance to become part of the Memphis Crisis Center Family and make a real difference in someone’s life.

We ask volunteers to work one fixed shift every other week.  For more information contact us at volunteers@crisis7.org or at (901) 448-2803.

 

Mike LaBonte
Executive Director
Office: (901) 448-2802
Fax: (901) 448-4030
Email: mike.labonte@crisis7.org
Website: http://cp.mcafee.com/d/1jWVIq418gdELTvoKMOqejhOrdEEEEIfFLKcCQkkkm7QT4kjpISrlZloDaAUshGpdI3HA1mXUXNl1WTS-UUl7vWoGMed7eyHN1dYlRyXZXLImIDsSrdCPo09nRlysGmzaAGm-4_zM073pIQsIFCPtPqpJUTsTsSyrh


Memphis Crisis Center
P.O. Box 40068
Memphis TN 38174

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Volunteers Wanted for a Research Study
 
We are interested in learning how work, choice, confidence, and activism impact meaning in life. We are looking for adult participants of diverse employment statuses (e.g., employed, unemployed, underemployed), age 18 or older.
 
Your participation would take about 15-20 minutes of your time and would consist of taking an online survey. Participants may enter a drawing for a chance to win one of five $20 gift cards to Amazon.com (about a 1 in 40 chance of winning).
 
If interested, please visit the URL below. If you have any questions, you may contact the researcher, Dr. Melissa Fickling, Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Research at mfckling@memphis.edu.
 
To learn more and to participate in this study, go to

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Spirit Realm Divine Manifestation, a ministry of Evangelism-Counseling-Advocacy has partnered with the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA),  the leading peer-directed national organization focusing on the two most prevalent mental health conditions, depression, and bipolar disorder, which affect more than 21 million Americans, account for 90% of the nation’s suicides every year, and cost $23 billion in lost workdays and other workplace losses.

DBSA Spirit Realm DeSoto County is a faith-based, not-for-profit mental health advocacy organization that provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders. One of the main services provided is support groups.  DBSA Spirit Realm primarily serves the DeSoto County, MS area and extends to Memphis, TN. Churches and communities seeking resources (educational programs, speakers, counseling, referrals, support groups, etc) are encouraged to contact us for partnership opportunities.

The next support group for those living with the challenge of depression (diagnosed or non-diagnosed) is Thursday, March 24th at 6:00 p.m. at The Rock Church located at 1760 Stateline Road, Southaven, MS.

For more information, please contact Shulanda Hastings, Chapter President at 662.626.DBSA (3272), dbsaspiritrealm@gmail.com or visitwww.dbsaspiritrealm.org

 

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Relationship authors and Christian counselors, Arnita L. Fields and Shulanda J. Hastings presents:  The 2015 Healing Hearts Project.

The Virtual event includes session topics on Freedom from a Frigid Spirit andRestoration from Sexual Abuse. Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions anonymously prior to sessions.  This is event is Thursday, February 12th at 8:00 p.m. CST.

The Live event includes Breakfast – Relationship forum – Book signings on Valentine’s Day, February 14th at 10:00 a.m.  Venue is The Rock Church located at 1760 Stateline Road, Southaven, MS.

Registration is available through Eventbrite “Healing Hearts Project” or via website: www.shulandajhastings.com   Pre-registration deadline is February 7th and early birds receive a free ebook by the authors and will be entered into the drawing to win a free coaching session.  Ladies, register today, and allow your heart to be healed this Valentine’s Day!
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Shulanda J. Hastings,
Christian Counselor-Author-Healthy Minds Coach
Spirit Realm Divine Manifestation,
Founder/Senior Ministry Leader
Celebrating 10 Years of Ministry!
REMINDERS:
The Beauty of My Thorns Women Conference Tour – Feb. 7th
Marriage Thorn,  Novel is now available online and in stores!
Be encouraged and download my latest Devotional Book!
Maintain a Healthy Mind, schedule your FREE session today!
It’s Manifestation Time! Jeremiah 29:11

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Joyce Parkinson                                                   

(901) 730-6335                                                    

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COMMUNITY SUMMIT

Hosted by the Born2Win Collaborative & Walking Into A New Life, Inc.

 

February 20, 2014, Memphis, TN – The Born2Win collaborative and Walking Into A New Life, Inc will be hosting a Domestic Violence Community Summit. This educational and informative event takes place on March 8, 2014 from 10:30 until 12 pm at the Church Health Center, 1115 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104. The summit is absolutely free to attend. Survivors, advocates, service providers, business owners, organizational and religious leaders, and those currently dealing with abuse as well as those working with men are strongly encouraged to attend.

Attendees will hear from our dynamic, diverse panel and learn about the initiatives being put in place for men as well as women. The community is invited to become engaged in obtaining information that will help save lives and families. Our experts will share data and answer questions from the public. Attendees will partake of light refreshments, giveaways and tangible takeaway resource materials.

Our community summit panelists are Bennie Cobb, owner of Eagle Eye Security & Training Services, Retired Shelby County Sheriff, Michelle Chaisson, co-owner of Creative Mental Health, Counselor, Ieshea Hartwell, Founder/Executive Director of Agapè Christian Counseling Center, Clinical/Christian Counselor, Marron Thomas, Pastor of Innovation Church & Executive Director of Leadership Empowerment Center and Elizabeth Shelley, Director of Community Education and Advocate for the YWCA’s Immigrant Women’s Services and Abused Women’s Services.

To register for the summit, please go to www.eventbrite.com under the Born2Win Community Panel Summit, email info@wianl.org or call 901-466-6182. To learn more about this, other events and general information, please visit the www.wianl.org website.

About the Born2Win Collaborative: Born2Win-A Survivor’s Journey is an opportunity for survivors of all adversities to grace the stage through inspirational music. The collaborative consists of a number of PR firms who have come together to support this effort.

About Walking Into A New Life, Inc.: WIANL is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to stop domestic violence and help stabilize victims.

Family Service Worker – Memphis, TN

Open Date: Feb. 12, 2014
Close Date: Feb. 19, 2014
DESCRIPTION The Family Service Worker will be responsible for assisting the Supervisor to provide social work/case management services to parents and children from three (3) to five (5) years of age.

QUALIFICATIONS *High School Diploma or GED; Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Social Services or related field preferred. *One (1) or more year of experience in social service/education setting. *Bi-lingual candidates in Spanish preferred to provide translation services to clients. *Knowledge of community resources. *Ability to work effectively with parents and staff to improve the quality of life for their children. *Ability to work with all organizational levels while maintaining the highest ethical standards, to perceive and deal with sensitive issues while maintaining objectivity & confidentiality, and to work as a team player assisting all employees as necessary. *Good administrative and organizational skills to determine workload priorities to maintain accurate information so that it is readily researched and retrieved with a strong attention to detail. *Strong interpersonal, communication (oral and written) to include good reading skills.

 

Apply here —> http://bit.ly/LX7Mrc 

Director of Mission Services

The Director of Mission Services will develop and direct new services and programs to continually meet community, employee and client needs. The Director of Mission Services will represent and promote Goodwill in the community to a broad spectrum of organizations and individuals that include service providers, government agencies, educational institutions, employers, community leaders, community associations, and potential clients. Candidate must possess the ability to brainstorm, problem-solve and make decisions independently, build, motivate, delegate, and hold team members accountable for the completion of responsibilities. Candidate must demonstrate effective leadership skills, and the ability to work well with business leaders, as well as community leaders. The Director of Mission Services must possess the ability to effectively relate to individuals with various disabilities, personalities, and cultural backgrounds. Successful candidate must have a proven history of working with other community agencies and contacts in a partnership atmosphere; as well as a proven record of successfully developing and maintaining community programs. Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years in Social Work, Case Management, Counseling and/or related field.  Master Degree a plus. 3+ years of Management and Supervisory experience a must. 3+ years of Accounting and Budgeting experience preferred. Must be able to pass required background screening- Criminal Background, Abuse Registry, Felony Offender, Sex Offender, Drug Screen. Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements tohr@goodwillmemphis.org.

 

 

Good Partner Coach

The Good Partner Coach is responsible for providing individuals and families comprehensive, “single point of contact” case management as part of a seamless service delivery design including personal and career counseling, life and work coaching, linkage to and advocacy with organizational and community resources. The Good Partner Coach will ensure that individuals and families receive those services from Goodwill, strategic partners, and other community resources consistent with the mission, identified outcomes and their plans, which enables them to become as self-sufficient as possible. The Good Partner Coach will provides a full array of case management services with an outcome focus on career development and preparation, employment, job retention, career advancement, home ownership, and strengthened family relationships and functioning. The Good Partner Coach advocates and ensures that participants are linked with the resources and supports necessary to address and resolve barriers to self-sufficiency internally, with community agencies, strategic partners, and community resources in a timely manner. Candidate must be knowledgeable of workforce development strategies, techniques, and best practices. The Good Partner Coach must possess the ability to effectively relate to individuals with various disabilities, personalities, and cultural backgrounds. Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work preferred or (5) years of experience in case management or related field; experience preferably within a community based setting performing community organization, community resource coordination, resource brokering, career and personal counseling. Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements tohr@goodwillmemphis.org.