Here’s where you can find information about opportunities for jobs, internships, and graduate programs. This list will be updated regularly.
From Dr. Lovelace…
The Master’s in Social Work (MSW) program at Salisbury University (Maryland) is accepting applications until March 15th. This program can be completed locally at the University System of Maryland location in Hagerstown. Seniors who will be graduating this May and are interested in earning an MSW degree should contact Patrick Burke for more information: PCBURKE@salisbury.edu, 240-527-274, www.salisbury.edu/regional-programs
There’s a flier describing their program on the Psychology bulletin board on the first floor of Stutzman-Slonaker.
From Dr. Lovelace…
The Department of Psychological Sciences at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky is seeking applicants to its M.S. in Psychology – Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology concentration. Our program is one of the Top Ten Master’s in I/O Psychology programs in the U.S. according to the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP; SIOP Ranked Top Programs).
The I/O Psychology Master’s Concentration is a 2-year, 42 credit hour program which includes a summer internship between the first and second years for students to gain hands-on, real world experience! Our program is designed for students seeking preparation as practitioners in business, industry, service organizations, consulting firms, or government agencies; however students seeking Ph.D. study have also been highly successful. In the last 5 years, 100% of our students received financial support through assistantships and/or tuition waivers.
The objective of the concentration is the development of marketable skills in the areas of test construction and validation, personnel selection and placement, performance appraisal, and training. Work motivation, job satisfaction, and organizational development techniques are also studied. The development of applied skills is achieved through the integration of practical experience and formal course work. Our program adheres to a scientist-practitioner model of training. Students learn to evaluate and apply theory and research to advance practical, data driven solutions in assisting organizations and their employees. The curriculum is designed to advance graduate students’ quantitative and methodological skills, to bolster knowledge in the core areas of I/O psychology, and to foster professional development.
Many graduates of the program have gone on to lucrative careers in Fortune 500 companies and government, including Dollar General, UPS, and Louisville Metro. A recent survey of program alumni indicate that the majority of our graduates obtain full-time employment in the field within 3-months of graduating! In addition, we boast a 100% success rate for graduate students seeking further study through Ph.D. programs in I/O Psychology!
If you know undergraduate students who might benefit from our M.S. in Psychology – Industrial/Organizational concentration, please share our website with them or ask them to contact the program coordinator, Dr. Katrina Burch, directly by email (Katrina.firstname.lastname@example.org). We are also planning a virtual open house in early February (2/8/24 from 3:30 to 4:30 PM Central Time). Register using this Google Form (https://forms.gle/LKWd43mBJXmfLw9YA). You may also visit the WKU Graduate School website for a list of recruitment events where they can obtain more information about the university and the town of Bowling Green (https://www.wku.edu/graduate/recruitment.php).
Students who apply by the March 1, 2024 deadline are given priority consideration for financial support.
From the School of Counseling at Marymount University
If you’re considering entering the counseling field, the need for clinical mental health and substance abuse counselors has been projected to increase 18% through 2031.
Marymount University offers fully online and on-campus CACREP-accredited MA programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) and Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling (P-CMHC). Additionally, we are introducing our new, fully online Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision program with a planned inaugural cohort for Fall 2024. Students can view the various degree options in our School of Counseling here: https://marymount.edu/academics/counseling/.
Marymount University has offered quality clinical programs since 1987 and CACREP-accredited programs since 2001. We offer unique short-term global opportunities for counseling electives for both online and on campus programs (Germany in 2024); were awarded a 1.2M HRSA grant to increase CMHC in working with medically underserved populations/settings; have faculty active in the counseling profession; and a track record of students attending and presenting with faculty at local/national/international conferences.
Contact Dr. Lisa Jackson-Cherry email@example.com for information on our upcoming virtual open house on January 22, 2024 at 7PM (EST). We will discuss both program options that lead towards licensure as professional counselors (LPC).
From Dr. Lovelace:
The School of Counseling at Marymount University has added fully online clinical mental health counseling (CMHC) and pastoral clinical mental health counseling (P-CMHC) programs that started in 2022. Those online options join their existing on campus CACREP-accredited counseling programs. View the various degree options in our School of Counseling here: https://marymount.edu/academics/counseling/
Use the link below to join their virtual open house on January 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Contact Dr. Lisa Jackson-Cherry firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
From Dr. Lovelace (via Dr. Best):
WVU has a number of paid summer research internships available this summer. They’re open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors with at least a 2.8 GPA. You’ll spend the summer doing psychological research, live and eat for free on campus, and they’ll pay you $600 a week.
This is part of the state-funded Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) at WVU. You’ll spend the summer working with a faculty member. Before applying contact email@example.com for assistance with finding a faculty research mentor.
Here’s a link to what’s available in behavioral science: https://www.psyc-reu-wvu.com/
It looks like this one will nominally run from June 1 to August 10 (10 weeks, so the pay would be $6,000 total, in addition to getting free room & board).
Applications are due January 20, 2023. Apply using the link on the website just above. It looks like you’ll need letters of recommendation, so leave plenty of time to get those.
From Dr. Lovelace:
I heard from Dr. Barbara Parker-Bell at the Florida State University Master’s in Art Therapy program. She noted that if there’s no similar program in your home state, it’s possible you’d be able to go there on the Academic Common Market and pay in-state tuition. Here’s the link if you’d like to learn more about the program: https://arted.fsu.edu/programs/art-therapy/
From Dr. Lovelace: I received this from Towson University…
The Experimental Psychology Master’s Program at Towson University is hosting a virtual information session on Tuesday, November 15th from 6:30-7:30 PM. The session will be led by one of the current graduate assistants, who will share the details of our program, give application tips, and be available for any questions from prospective students.
From Dr. Lovelace:
On November 10, 2022, Virginia State University will hold a virtual open house for their graduate programs in psychology, including a general or clinical Master’s or PhD in clinical health psych or behavioral and community health sciences.
Use this link to register:
Join via Zoom, here:
From Dr. Lovelace:
I received the e-mail below from the director of the Towson U. Experimental Psych Master’s program…
I am excited to inform you about an upcoming event that will be of interest to your current students. Towson University is hosting an in-person Graduate Studies Open House on Saturday October 8th. Faculty and students from our Experimental Psychology M.A. programs will be there to share information and answer questions from prospective students. Please help us spread the word by forwarding this information to your current students.
To register for the Open House, please visit this site: https://www.towson.edu/academics/graduate/admissions/events.html
More information about our program is located on our website: www.towson.edu/experimentalpsych
You can also follow us on Facebook for updates on current students and alumni: https://www.facebook.com/TowsonEXPY
Thank you! We look forward to seeing some of your students at the Open House.
Justin Buckingham, Ph.D.
Professor and Program Director
From Dr. Lovelace:
For students interested in art therapy, here’s some information from the Eastern Virginia Medical School about their Art Therapy and Counseling Master’s program.
There’s an open house coming up on Oct. 8th. The early decision application date is Dec. 15 and the regular application date is Feb. 15th. (Sometimes you have a better chance of getting in by applying by the early date.)
From Dr. Lovelace:
For those considering a Master’s in Social Work, here’s some information about the MSW program from Salisbury University (in MD):
We offer our program in Salisbury MD, fully online, and at the nearby satellite location in Hagerstown, MD. Classes are held only two nights a week and only in the evenings. We also fully prepare our students for LCSWC licensure or work in the macro/micro fields.
From Dr. Lovelace:
The Academic Support Center is recruiting tutors for fall 2022. Scheduling is flexible and you’ll be paid $10.50/hr to be a tutor for any class you got a B or better in. If you feel you’d be good at helping other students understand concepts from a class you did well in, you are encouraged to apply. In particular, the Psychology Department is in need of tutors in these classes:
- PSYC 101 Intro
- PSYC 270 Well-Being & Happiness
- PSYC 250 Stats
- PSYC 251 Methods
- PSYC 365 Drugs & the Brain
From Dr. Lovelace:
Here’s an opportunity for those who will be graduating soon and want to work with people who have substance abuse issues:
Addiction Counselor needed for outpatient substance abuse program in the Martinsburg area. This is a Medicated Assistant Treatment Program for individuals with substance abuse disorders. Job Duties: Case management including treatment planning, counseling, crisis intervention, referrals, Prefer individuals with basic addiction knowledge or experience. We offer a retirement plan, health insurance, paid time off, and federal holidays. The hours are M-F 5:30 am to 1:30 pm with occasional Saturdays. Must have a Bachelor’s degree in the human services field. EOE.
For information, contact…
Angie Parkinson, LSW, ADC-S
From Dr. Lovelace:
One of our graduates contacted me about some job openings at Winchester Community Mental Health that she wanted me to pass along. These require a bachelor’s degree and would be great opportunity for new psych graduates.
They have openings for these positions:
- Case Management in Inwood, WV and Winchester, VA
- Community Based Services in Inwood, WV and Winchester, VA
- Group Facilitation in Winchester, VA and Strasburg, VA
If you’re interested, contact her or visit their website. (If you contact her, be sure to let her know you’re a Shepherd Psychology student!)
For any students considering a career in behavioral health (psychology, counseling, etc.), you are encouraged to attend the workshop on March 30-31, 2022 from noon to 3:00 pm. This will be a great way to find out what you’ll need to do to get from Shepherd into the career you want. Check out the flier for more information: Conference Flyer
From Dr. Lovelace:
This notice is of particular relevance to students who will be soon looking for employment…
Be sure to register on Handshake (https://joinhandshake.com) prior to the Virtual CareerFest being held on March 9th from 10:00-2:00. Any student exploring careers or internships can register for group or one-on-one sessions with participating employers. A list of some of the participating employers is below.
American Military University
Anne Arundel County Police
Baltimore County Police
Berkeley County Schools
Brook Lane Health Services
City of Winchester
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
County of Frederick
Culpepper County Public Schools
Frederick County Public Schools
Grant County Public Schools
Nevada Conservation Corps
Jefferson County Schools
Loudon County Schools
Navy Federal Credit Union
Prince William County Police
Shepherd University School of Graduate and Professional Studies
U.S. Secret Service
WV Department of Education
WV Department of Health and Human Services
WV State Auditor
WV Division of Rehabilitation Services
From Dr. Lovelace:
The Georgetown University M.S. in Health and the Public Interest (HAPI) Program is pleased to invite you to our March Virtual Information Session for our fast approaching April 1st final application deadline.
The HAPI Program trains students to be knowledgeable, caring advocates for rational health care systems and policies, and to understand the wide spectrum of non-medical influences on health and healthcare – culture and social factors, psychology, economics, industry, and politics. Studentsreceive training in skills applicable to future careers in health policy, research, advocacy, health care, and many associated fields.
Topic: Information Session – Health and the Public Interest – MS Program
Hosted by Program Directors Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman and Dr. Adam Myers,and Program Coordinator Kristine Howard
Time: March 3, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register for the Zoom Link – MARK YOUR CALENDAR and JOIN US!bit.ly/hapimarch3
The Information Session will describe the Master of Science in Health and the Public Interest Program and will include a review of application requirements, prerequisites, options, timeframes, student support, and career opportunities.
We will also have an open Q&A.
- Theory and Methods of Inquiry I: Evaluating Clinical and Epidemiological Research
Theory and Methods of Inquiry 2: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods
- Health, Disease, and Society
- Health Advocacy
- Health Economics
- Health Communication
- HAPI Seminar
*Students also take 5-9 credits of electives they can tailor to their health interests.
You can learn more about our program, courses, team, and how to apply, HERE: hapi.georgetown.edu.
Join us on March 3, 2022, at 12:00 PM ET to learn more: bit.ly/hapimarch3
Health and the Public Interest (HAPI) Program
Georgetown University Graduate School
Box 571456 (Car Barn-171)
3520 Prospect Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20057-1456 USA
Tel: +1 (202) 687-0970
From Dr. Lovelace:
Here’s some information I received about the Master’s program in Applied Psychology from Shippensburg University up in PA:
Shippensburg University is located in south central Pennsylvania and our graduate program began in 1981, although now the M.S. in Applied Psychology is 100% online (asynchronous) and can be completed in 1 year of full-time study or 2 years on a part-time basis.
The program emphasizes the application of psychological principles and methodologies to real-world problems. The majority of our graduates enter fields where they assume research-related roles (e.g., program evaluation, survey researcher, data analyst, quality control specialist, etc.) across a variety of sectors in business/industry, government, and non-profit settings. In addition, there are two specialties that students can pursue; they have the option of pursuing a Six Sigma blackbelt certification if they have specific interests in quality control careers, or they can earn a Behavior Specialist Certificate which provides advanced coursework in applied behavioral analysis for those interested in working with individuals with learning, social, or developmental impairments (e.g., autism).
Remote assistantships are available on a competitive basis, although contingent on university funding. Students interested in our program can visit the following link for detailed information:
Shippensburg Psychology Graduate Program
Here’s a link to a descriptive flier: Shippensburg MAP Flyer. You can also contact their chair directly:
Sue Morin, Ph.D.
Psychology Department Chair, Shippensburg University
From Dr. Lovelace:
I was contacted by Jess Angle, a supervisor at Sheppard Pratt Behavioral Health in Hagerstown. They’re greatly in need of rehabilitation specialists and she asked me to forward information about this job opening (see the link below). The pay begins at $17.50 an hour. They are looking for people to work full-time, part-time, and as-needed. You’d be working with adult men and women with chronic, long term mental health issues. If you’re thinking about applying for a clinical graduate program, this would be a great way to get some experience and demonstrate your interest in the field to those graduate admissions officers. Follow the link below for more information.
From Dr. Lovelace:
Priority applications are due today, but they’ll continue to accept applications until they have no more space for students…
Frostburg State University’s Master of Science Counseling Psychology program prepares students to work in the field of mental health as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC.) Our program is affordable, accredited by the Master’s in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) and built upon empirically supported counseling techniques, with an emphasis on cultural responsiveness. Considerable attention is given to both the acquisition of counseling skills and the professional development of the student. We offer small classes with individualized attention from faculty. Two emphases are offered: Addictions and Child and Family. The program also includes a one-year internship where you will gain up to 1,000 hours of supervised clinical field experience.
We are often asked why a student should choose FSU over other programs. The highlights below provide just a few reasons.
Counseling Psychology Highlights:
- 99% pass rates on the National Counseling Examination
- Three-year program – 2 years of instruction followed by a year-long internship
- Graduate with 630 – 1,000 hours of supervised clinical experience
- Two areas of emphasis embedded into the program – Addictions Counseling and Child and Family Counseling
- Research opportunities available
- Small cohorts and individualized faculty attention
- Faculty who hold terminal degrees in their field and have relevant and extensive experience in the field including areas such as dating violence, sexual abuse, substance abuse, brief therapy, family therapy, behavioral analysis and family behavior
If you have more specific questions about the program, you can also reach out to the Program Coordinator, Dr. Kimberly James:
Forwarded by Dr. Dobish:
(Note the Feb. 20 deadline and the $250 prize!)
Your stories are compelling reflections on addiction and recovery, and many of them are also powerful pieces of literature. They have an eye for detail, an ear for rhythm, and a full sense of plot, character, and narrative point-of-view. We’ve noticed. So Movable is partnering with New Ohio Review, a national literary journal, to showcase your artistry for a fresh audience.
We invite submissions in any genre (poetry, nonfiction, fiction, and more) that focus on recovery from substance or alcohol use disorder. We define recovery broadly. We welcome submissions from emerging and established authors who have personally experienced SUD or AUD as well as family members, friends, and neighbors who want to share how they have been shaped by recovery in their communities.
Please submit directly to Movable, being sure to include your name and contact information. Additionally, please reference “NOR contest” in the “biography” field.
Entry fee: Free
Deadline: February 20
Prize: $250. Winners, finalists, and other selected entries will be published by newohioreview.org.
All relevant submissions will be published by Movable unless authors request otherwise.
Submission Tutorial Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFdrBSQ21BU
Posted by Dr. Lovelace:
The Center for Children and Families at Florida International University announces Summer Treatment Program Counselor, Research Assistant, and Teacher/Classroom Aide positions for 2022. The Summer Treatment Program (STP) provides services to children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Conduct Disorder, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, learning problems, and related behavior problems. The program provides treatment tailored to children’s individual behavioral and learning difficulties. The Center for Children and Families is directed by William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., who is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry. Greg Fabiano, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, oversees the Center for Children and Families of Western New York.
By participating in the STP, students will:
- Learn evidence-based techniques for working with children who have disruptive behavior disorders
- Gain valuable clinical and research experience to prepare for career and graduate school
- Help children to improve their social skills, sports skills, and academic skills
- Network with faculty members at the Center for Children and Families, as well as students from across the country.
Positions are available in three related programs serving children between the ages of 3-12. In each program, children and counselors are assigned to groups of four or five counselors and 10 to 15 children of similar age. Children participate in a variety of classroom-based and recreational activities. Staff members implement an extensive behavior modification treatment program during all program activities. The behavior modification program includes feedback and associated consequences for positive and negative behaviors, daily and weekly rewards for appropriate behavior, social praise and attention, appropriate commands, and age-appropriate removal from positive reinforcement. Staff members will also be responsible for recording, tracking, and entering daily records of children’s behavior and response to the treatment. Staff members will work under the supervision of experienced faculty and staff members and will receive regular feedback about their performance.
Experience in the STP may be helpful to prepare students for further study or employment in the fields of education, mental health, physical education, pediatrics, psychiatry, recreational therapy, behavior analysis, social work, counseling, and related areas. Staff members have uniformly reported the experience to be the most demanding but also the most rewarding clinical experience of their careers.
The STP will be conducted at our Miami, FL and Buffalo, NY locations. More than 100 positions are available. Positions are available for undergraduate students, postbaccalaureate students, and graduate students. Detailed descriptions of each program, position descriptions, and application instructions are available at: https://ccf.fiu.edu/summer-programs/index.html
From Dr. Lovelace: I received the following from the Eastern Virginia Medical School Art Therapy and Counseling Master’s program…
We are excited to announce that we will offer full and part-time options starting fall of 2022. Full-time will consist of five semesters and part-time will be eight semesters.
Regular decision deadline is February 15th. If students have pre-requisites to complete, they can still apply however, the courses must be completed prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
Webinars are available on the following dates:
Tuesday, February 8th 12:30-1:30pm EST
Wednesday, March 2nd 12:00pm-1:00pm EST
Wednesday, April 6th 12:00pm-1:00pm EST
Wednesday, May 4th 12:00pm-1:00pm EST
Students can register or sign up for more information at: EVMS Art Therapy and Counseling, MS
Want to learn more about Georgetown University’s M.S. Aging & Health program? Join program director Dr. Pamela Saunders and program coordinator Kristine Howard for our final Zoom information session before our January 15th priority deadline.
January 15th is the deadline for:
- Waived application fee
- Consideration for merit-based scholarships
Register by clicking below:
January 13, 6-7pm ET: bit.ly/aghljan13
The final deadline for application is April 1.
The Department of Psychological Sciences at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky is seeking applicants to its M.S. in Psychology – Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology concentration (https://www.wku.edu/psychological-sciences/grad/io/index.php), one of the Top Ten Master’s in I/O Psychology programs in the U.S. according to the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP; SIOP Ranked Top Programs).
The program is a two-year, 45 hour graduate program designed for students seeking preparation as M.S. psychologists in business, industry, service organizations, consulting firms, or government agencies. The objective of the concentration is the development of marketable skills in the areas of test construction and validation, personnel selection and placement, performance appraisal, and training. Work motivation, job satisfaction, and organizational development techniques are also studied. The development of applied skills is achieved through the integration of practical experience and formal course work. Many graduates of the program have gone on to lucrative careers in Fortune 500 companies and government, including Dollar General, UPS, and Louisville Metro. In addition, students who have sought preparation for Ph.D. programs in Industrial/Organizational psychology have been accepted to prestigious doctoral programs across the country.
The I/O psychology concentration program adheres to a scientist-practitioner model of training. Students learn to evaluate and apply theory and research to advance practical, data driven solutions in assisting organizations and their employees. The curriculum is designed to advance graduate students’ quantitative and methodological skills, to bolster knowledge in the core areas of I/O psychology, and to foster professional development. Throughout our program, students gain the practical and applied skills necessary to obtain competitive positions in industry, government, and consulting. In addition, students may obtain a graduate certificate in Scientific Data Analytics, which offers concentrations in data mining and analysis. In the last 5 years, 100% of our students received financial support through assistantships and/or tuition waivers.
For more information, contact the program coordinator, Dr. Katrina Burch, directly by email (Katrina.firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit the WKU Graduate School website for a list of recruitment events and to obtain more information about the university and the town of Bowling Green (https://www.wku.edu/graduate/recruitment.php).
Students who apply by the March 1, 2022 deadline are given priority consideration for financial support.
Want to learn more about Georgetown University’s M.S. Aging & Health program? Join program director Dr. Pamela Saunders, faculty member Dr. Gay Hanna, and program coordinator Kristine Howard for one of our Zoom info sessions. Register by clicking below:
These are the final two information sessions before our January 15th priority deadline.
From Dr. Dobish…
EastRidge Health Systems Job Opportunity for Human Services Graduate.
EastRidge Health Systems in Martinsburg, WV is looking for Crisis Workers. Crisis workers are responsible for immediate assessment of individuals coming to the Center from various sources. You would be the one who determines needs, coordinates with other specialized staff, and ensures they are met as quickly as possible, depending on the situation. Must be able to work flexible schedule and have access to an automobile. Bachelor’s degree in social work or related human services field is required.
- Provide outreach assessments to person in crisis situations and determine intervention.
- Implement intervention strategies to alleviate emergency situation.
- Complete all records, including contact sheets, financials (as applicable), hospital admission forms, and other referrals as needed.
- Link clients to appropriate services in the community or through East Ridge Health Systems.
- Attend staff meetings to discuss clinical decisions with supervisor and other members of the team.
- Provide on-call back-up via a beeper program system for the 24-hour emergency line. On-call will be required and appropriated by the mobile crisis team.
- Present complicated cases to a multi-disciplinary team meeting.
- Screen and assist all persons wishing to file involuntary commitment papers.
- Responsible for participating in staff development activities as required.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, pushing, and pulling, lifting, carrying and grasping are necessary body movements utilized in performing duties.
- Must be able to read and write legibly in English.
- Hearing within normal range is required.
- Visual acuity must be within normal range.
- Must have manual dexterity for using equipment as necessary.
- Must have ability to maintain client confidentiality.
- Must have the ability to work successfully under potentially stressful conditions, and must be capable of adapting to varying workloads on a constant basis.
- Must have the ability to make sound, independent judgments, and also be able to collaborate with members of the interdisciplinary teams, residential and nursing coordinators, and other members of the agency in an appropriate fashion.
- Must have the ability to comprehend and perform oral and written instructions and procedures.
- Must have effective reading and comprehension skills.
Eastern Virginia Medical School Art Therapy and Counseling Master’s Programs
Click to view the PDF flier; includes dates for Dec., Jan., and Feb. webinars. Application deadline: 2/15/2022
From Dr. Dobish:
The New Brain Aging Center is hosting a Neuroimaging and Brain Aging Workshop on Wednesday, December 15th from 11:00am (EST) to 5:30p. The cost is free but you do need to register. This workshop is designed to introduce the principles and applications of neuroimaging techniques for the study of brain aging. From reviewing the workshop schedule, it looks like they will discuss both human and animal brain imaging. If this is an area of interest to you, I hope you are able to attend.
From Dr. Dobish:
I received this email message last week. There are employment opportunities at the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Employment with this agency could also qualify as Experiential Learning (earning college credits through your job). Please contact Kristi Weasenforth if you are interested. Her phone contact is listed below.
Good evening. I am a parole officer with the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitations. I am reaching out to you, because we are experiencing a staffing shortage at the Martinsburg Parole Office. We currently have two Parole Officer positions to fill and have had no luck doing so. Our starting pay is not great, but it does come with some built in raises over a period of time. As with other state employment, it does come with paid holidays, sick leave, annual leave and insurance benefits. With December graduations approaching, I thought you may have some students that would be looking for work in their field. The position does require a bachelor’s degree; however, they can still apply if they have not yet received a diploma but are within a short time frame of receiving it. If you know of anyone that would be interested in this position please let them know to get on the registry soon. They can also watch for the “Parole Officer I” position postings on the DOP website. They will be pulling for the next round of interviews shortly after the holiday. You are welcome to pass along my email address or phone number to them if they have any additional questions.
Thank you very much for your time. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Kristi Weasenforth, PPOI
P.S. The WVDCR is experiencing statewide staffing issues as a whole. If anyone is willing to work at a facility there are numerous positions available in a wide range of classes (correctional officer on up).
From Dr. Dobish:
Below is a summer employment or a potential cooperative education opportunity. Please contact Kayla Brannen if you are interested in applying.
Join our vibrant team for Summer Camp 2022! Regardless of your college major or career plans, experiences in our camps will allow you to learn and develop new skills while working in a fun & engaging environment. Our summer camps will provide you with skill-building, leadership, and training opportunities that will help build your resume and set you up for success.
POSITION OVERVIEW: Non-exempt; part-time; working up to 20 hours per week; assigned hours may include weekdays, weekends/evening hours and events; no benefits; June – August 2022
Pay Rate: $13.00- $15.00 based on experience
This support staff person will assist individuals with disabilities by integrating them into a general recreation program/camp. Direction is received from the program director/leaders. Supervision is received from the Recreation Specialist, Recreation Supervisor or positions at a higher classification.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Actively and responsibly supervise the person/persons to whom you are assigned
- Coordinate with the program director/leaders to adapt activities when necessary
- Assist the individual with the disability in accessing all facets of the program
- Maintain behavior protocols when necessary
- Communicate daily/weekly with parents and staff
- If the individual with the disability does not require one-on-one attention during the entire activity, the support staff would then assist in basic program duties
- Complete all necessary paperwork
- Perform other duties as assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Any single position may not be assigned all duties listed above, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS: The qualifications / requirements, knowledge/skills/abilities and physical demands or working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Minimum age 18 years by May 1, 2022
Current certification in First Aid and CPR (infant/child and adult), or able to become so certified prior to the start of a program (current certifications must be maintained throughout employment)
- Level I: No experience working with individuals with disabilities required (will work with individual with low support needs)
- Level II: Minimum 1 year experience working with individuals with mild to moderate support needs
- Level III: Minimum 1 year experience working with individuals with low to high support needs and course work in recreation, psychology, special education or related field
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to communicate effectively with individuals with various types of disabilities
- Ability to advocate for individuals with disabilities to promote social inclusion within the program
- Ability to work well with large and small groups
- Ability to enforce behavior management strategies when necessary
- Possess an attitude of enthusiasm and commitment in providing recreation opportunities for individuals with disabilities
- Ability to effectively lead and supervise various-sized groups of adults and children in a variety of recreational activities
- Ability to effectively plan and organize group activities
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, participants and their family members, school personnel and the general public
- Ability to think clearly and respond quickly and appropriately in all situations
- Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills
PREFERENCE MAY BE GIVEN FOR:
- Additional related education
- Experience working with individuals with disabilities
- Experience with inclusive recreation programming
- Secondary language skills
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORKING CONDITIONS: Physical requirements include the ability to move/travel over program-related terrain in indoor and outdoor areas; lift up to 50 lbs.; to lead and participate in activities as described above; and to load, unload and set-up recreational equipment.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION / EXAMINATION PROCESS
- Ability to provide own transportation
- Ability and willingness to participate in planning and training sessions
- Must be available to work 7 of the 8-week camp sessions
KIND OF EXAMINATION:
- An evaluation of training and experience
- One or more interviews
- A pre-employment fingerprint supported background investigation
This description reflects management’s assignment of essential duties; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
Duration: Temporary / Seasonal
Job Functions: Community & Social Services, Education / Teaching / Training, Recreation/Fitness, Other
Job Roles: Recreation Workers
Frederick County Parks & Recreation
The Frederick County Division of Parks and Recreation is committed to the highest level of care of our natural and historic resources while making the park facilities and recreational programs available to all. We believe that the benefits of parks and recreation are far reaching and vital to each and every individual, family, and community in Frederick County. Under the Division of Parks and Recreation is the Parks Operations, Recreational Services, and Facility Services departments.
- Allowed School Years: All school years and graduation dates allowed
- Allowed Majors: All majors allowed
- Work Authorization Requirements: US work authorization is required