WOOSTER- To keep up with its rapid program growth, The Village Network is hiring multiple positions to continue to provide necessary care to its growing client base.
“Last year, we cared for more than 5,000 clients through a variety of our programs and services,” President and CEO of The Village Network Richard Graziano said. “This fall, The Village Network was awarded three large grants, which will allow us to continue to positively transform the lives of the people we serve.”
The first grant is from Greif Packaging Charitable Trust and will bring The Village Network’s clinical therapists into Ohio schools, specifically in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio. These therapists will meet with students at school and address the specific mental health needs of students in the school district. The second grant, known as Rapid Response, will allow The Village Network to intervene with at-risk youth involved in the Columbus court system. The third grant is a statewide grant known as Bridges, which was awarded to a cohort of OACCA members. Bridges is designed to create an action plan for youth who are aging out of the foster care system. Programming will be divided into five regions, with The Village Network as the lead organization for three of those five.
“Our programs have such a profound impact, so the more we can do the better,” Director of Human Resources Samantha Weber said. “I’m glad we’re going to be able to impact more people’s lives.”
In order to appropriately care for students, at-risk youth and youth aging out foster care, The Village Network needs to hire at least 19 new therapists. In addition to hiring therapists, The Village Network will also hire administrative and case manager positions to staff its new grant programs.
“We are already in need of that many jobs, but that need could easily continue to grow,” Weber said.
It’s likely that the number of therapists needed will increase as the grant programs are implemented throughout the state. To view any of The Village Network’s open positions, go to www.thevillagenetwork.org/careers/.
Since 1946, The Village Network has been a leader in equipping youth, families and adults with the necessary tools to overcome the challenges of life. Our premiere treatment plans coupled with compassionate care create opportunities for our clients to experience healing from their individual struggles and improve their behavioral, physical and emotional wellbeing. Our services are designed to promote permanent, healthy and productive environments for our clients and include outpatient behavioral healthcare, treatment foster care and residential care. All our services contribute to our mission to empower youth and their families to build brighter futures.
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