Salem Employment and Jobs
Employment at Salem
If you would like to bring healing, trust and love into the life and heart of a child, please consider a career at Salem.

Employee Requirements

Salem employees must be at least 21, have a valid driver's license, pass criminal background and Child Protective Services tests, and pass a pre-employment physical and TB test.




MD Salem Children’s Trust, is seeking an Executive Director.

Salem, located in Garrett County, MD, is a non-denominational, faith-based organization that provides a home base, education, and therapeutic services for youth.

The Executive Director is responsible for executing the mission of Salem in a way that ensures client success, maintains financial stability, adheres to licensing and contracting requirements, honors Salem's past, and implements the organizational change necessary to keep Salem relevant and effective for the future.

Eligible candidates must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Education, Business, or related field, with 3 years experience in residential childcare or related field and at least 3 years of supervisory or administrative experience preferred. OR Bachelor’s Degree with 4 years experience in residential childcare or related field and 4 years experience in supervisory or administrative capacity preferred. Candidate must be able to support and direct Salem’s Vision, Mission, and Values. Experience with public relations and fundraising is preferred. This is a salary position with benefits.

How to apply:


Submit a cover letter, resume, and application for employment to kathyf@mdsalem.org
or mail to: 605 Salem Drive, Frostburg, MD 21532.
Deadline for application and related materials is November 29, 2017. Search will continue until the position is filled.


Now Hiring - Executive Director


JOB TITLE: Executive Director



TO WHOM RESPONSIBLE: Board of Directors


AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:



Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for directing, leading and guiding Salem in the implementation of Salem’s Vision, Mission, Values, Goals and Philosophy in caring for the people placed in Salem’s care. To assure the long term success and sustainability of Salem, the incumbent is responsible either directly or through subordinates for:

1. The ultimate implementation of Salem’s operation and programs;
2. Providing needed information and professional help to the Board of Directors in carrying out its responsibilities.
3. Developing strategies and plans for executing the policies set by the Board of Directors;
4. Supervising the establishment and carrying out of policies for day-to- day operations;
5. Overseeing personnel management including the recruiting of qualified staff, providing for employment, supervision, training and termination of staff;
6. Managing governmental relations related to such areas as licensing, state and federal regulation, developing working relationships with key legislators and regulators;
7. Supervising the administrative management to maintain the physical facility, assess risk management, maintains insurance to protect the operations of Salem;
8. With assistance from the Finance Director preparing and presenting an annual operating budget to the Board for approval;
9. Exercising sound fiscal management by operating within the approved budget;
10. Representing Salem externally by being the “face of Salem”, actively engaging with professional organizations, regulators and at professional conferences and workshops; and
11. Coordinating public relations by working with staff in fund raising efforts, including giving talks to various groups, submitting grant proposals, writing articles and preparing the monthly newsletters.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Must have a minimum of a Master's Degree in Social Work, Education, Business or related field, a minimum of three years experience in residential childcare or a related field, and at least three years of supervisory or administrative experience preferred. OR Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of four years experience in residential childcare or a related field, and four years of supervisory or administrative experience preferred. Must hold Maryland Certification as a Residential Child Care Administrator, or be willing and eligible to obtain such certification immediately. Experience with and a willingness to engage in public relations and fundraising is vital.

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:


Incumbent must:
1. Be able to organize, coordinate and delegate the execution of Salem programs.
2. Fully understand all Salem concepts and be able to explain and interpret them to others.
3. Have good physical health, emotional stability and highly developed leadership skills.
4. Be able to work under pressure.
5. Be dependable and punctual.

HOURS OF WORK:

This is an exempt positon and it is expected that the incumbent will work a minimum of forty hours per week. The position requires attending Board meetings, some public speaking, plus attending special trainings and staff retreats.

The Maryland Salem Children’s Trust Inc.’s hiring practices and EEO Statement are fully in compliance with both federal and state law. Federal law creates an exemption to the “religion” component of the employment discrimination laws for religious organizations, and permits them to give employment preference to members of their own religion. The Maryland Salem Children’s Trust, Inc. is in that category.


Now Hiring - Part-Time Teaching Parents

JOB TITLE: Teaching Parent


MD Salem Children’s Trust, is seeking applicants to work in our residential group home setting. The Teaching Parent assumes leadership and primary responsibility for the care and safety of up to eight children in residential care.
A typical day includes school during the week or a day program during the summer months. Weekend activities include church and recreation. Evening shifts in the houses generally follow the activities: quiet time, homework assistance, meal preparation, family dinner time, chore supervision, evening activities, and bedtime routines.
Weekend activities include: church services, YMCA trips, seasonal sports, hiking, other indoor and outdoor activities.


Teaching Parent Schedules

Part-Time positions are available. - Hours vary. Part-time positions may offer an average of 26 – 34 hours a week. Shifts may include evenings and weekends, plus attending special training and staff retreats. Schedules are prepared a month at a time.

Training Includes:

2 days of orientation
2 weeks of program training
All direct care employees will be required to pass RCYCP certification within 90 days of employment.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Must have a high school diploma and other evidence of responsible and dependable work habits.

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:


Incumbent must:
1. Be at least 21 years of age.
2. Must have a high school diploma.
3. Valid drivers liscense and a driving record showing no dangerous and/or unsafe driving.
4. Must pass a criminal background investigation, child protective service investigation, a pre-employment drug/alcohol test, a physical, and a TB test.

Now Hiring - Part-Time Night Staff

JOB TITLE: OVERNIGHT AWAKE STAFF



The Maryland Salem Children’s Trust, is seeking team members to work part-time in our residential group home program as overnight awake staff.

Responsibilities include:
1. Reporting to work on time in a dependable fashion.
2. Monitoring the status of children during the night on a regular basis as determined by supervisor.
3. Monitoring the physical facility: living quarters, furnace (when operating), and immediate surrounding outdoor area.
4. Completing a daily log and room check log each night. Both logs should be turned in to supervisor at the end of the night.
5. Writing a report for each child in the progress book nightly.
6. Completing household tasks as requested: cooking, breakfast production record, and wet sheet laundry.
7. Assisting Teaching Parents as needed in responding to emergencies (such as passive physical restraints, runaways and hospitalizations).
8. Preparing breakfast for the children and staff.
9. Assisting in morning wake-up of the children.
10. Reporting any suspected child abuse to the Dept. of Social Services and your immediate supervisor or Residential Director.
11. Completing unusual incident reports as appropriate.
12. Meeting with supervisor on a regular basis.
13. Other duties as assigned by Overnight Awake Staff Supervisor.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Must have a high school diploma and other evidence of responsible and dependable work habits.

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:


Incumbent must:
1. Be at least 21 years of age.
2. Have energy to remain awake and alert on overnight shifts.
3. Be flexible and open-minded to allow supervision and in-service training to improve knowledge and skills.
4. Be dependable and punctual.
5. Have the ability to work as a member of a team.
6. Understand and be in empathy with the Salem mission.
7. Have the ability to respond calmly and with good judgment in emergencies.
8. Have effective communication and interpersonal relationship skills.



HOW TO APPLY:



Download a Salem application.


Mail your resume and Salem application:
MD Salem Children’s Trust, c/o Personel Director, 605 Salem Drive Frostburg, MD 21532
or Email resume and Salem application to: careers@mdsalem.org
or Call:
Phone: 301-689-8176
Fax: 301-689-1902