Careers

Thank you for your interest in joining Center for Children and Families, Inc.  Every day we dedicate our lives to create better and brighter futures for children and families in our community by carrying out our mission to heal children, empower youth and strengthen families. Together, we can work toward giving every child the opportunity to reach his or her full potential, because every child deserves to grow up safe, nurtured and loved. 

Our Promise to Protect Children 

CCFI provides a safe environment for children and youth to heal and grow. Our agency works to protect those we serve from abuse and maltreatment by carefully screening staff and volunteers, providing training on topics such as physical, emotional and sexual abuse awareness and prevention, and by continually monitoring adult-child relationships.


Therapist

Full-time, salaried position

Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI), based in Norman, Oklahoma, seeks a licensed behavioral health clinician counselor to provide individual, group and family therapy for children and youth who have experienced trauma.

CCFI offers a wide range of strengths-based services to vulnerable children youth and families and is one of Cleveland County’s oldest and most successful independent, private non-profit agencies with diverse government and private support, highly qualified staff and a committed Board of Directors.

CCFI offers a very competitive benefit package, professional training and a supportive team environment. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Work schedule is tailored to client and family needs and may include limited evening hours.


SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Psycho-social assessments

  • Client treatment/service plans

  • Individual psychotherapy including play therapy for children

  • Family therapy

  • Group psychotherapy

  • Case management and care coordination

  • Accurate, complete, and timely documentation


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Licensed behavioral health practitioner (LCSW, LPC or LMFT)

    • Under licensure supervision considered

  • Child, youth and family psychotherapy experience

  • Child abuse and neglect training and experience

  • Training and experience in treatments for relationship trauma, such as TBRI, TCBT and/or CPP

  • Group therapy experience preferred

  • Bi-lingual Spanish-speaking preferred


OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Must pass criminal history and other background checks

  • Computer, data and electronic media proficiency (MS Office)


TO APPLY
Send current resume and three professional references to dwilkinson@ccfinorman.org  or Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) ATTN: Deanna Wilkinson, 210 S. Cockrel, Norman, OK 73071 

EOE


Work Study

A variety of different work study opportunities are offered year-round through our partnership with the University of Oklahoma.  Please see the available opportunities listed below.   

Youth Development Professional Work Study [Boys & Girls Club of Norman] 

This is a part time position that provides youth development services to Club participants at Boys & Girls Club of Norman.  This position involves researching, coordinating, planning, preparing and facilitating activities for Club members as assigned and working under a Program Coordinator of Boys & Girls Club.  This position must be available to work during the academic year, 3 days during the week days from 2:30 – 7:30 p.m.

 SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provide mentoring for Club members

  • Coordinate planning, preparation and facilitate activities including arts and crafts, sports, games, and presentation of a social and emotional learning and other curricula as assigned

  • Provide support to Club members and members’ families using strengths based approach

  • Attend all required program staffing and other meetings, workshops and trainings

  • Complete Incident Reports as needed

  • Use behavior management skills, structure, and positive leadership to act as a caring adult role model for youth

  • Follow all CCFI policies, procedures and safety guidelines

  • Work as a team with other staff, and volunteers

  • Participate in processing and clean up after services

  • Perform other duties as required

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or GED and at least one year of related experience.  Additional education, youth development and leadership experience is strongly preferred.

 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

  • Ability to communicate effectively with others orally and in writing

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff and volunteers

  • Ability to operate a personal computer using e-mail, word processing and other applications related to assigned duties

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to collaborate and work as part of a team

  • Thorough knowledge of all job related policies and procedures

  • Working knowledge and experience with child abuse and neglect issues

  • Working knowledge of child development

 
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL ABILITIES

  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits employee to communicate well with others in person and over the phone

  • Sufficient vision, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits employee to review written materials in hard copy and electronic form

  • Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits employee to operate a personal computer and transport files and documents

  • Sufficient personal mobility, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits employee to travel and access work sites, carry documents, supplies and equipment up to 30 pounds

TO APPLY
Send current resume to Rasheida Collins at RCollins@ccfinorman.org or Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) ATTN: Rasheida Collins, 210 South Cockrel Avenue Norman, OK 73071

 

Client Service Representative Work Study 

A Client Service Representative is an individual that provides reception and support services in the front office on an ongoing and regular basis. This position directs incoming calls and clients as they walk in and provides wide array of other administrative support as needed.

 SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Greet, welcome and provide customer service to clients, walk-in guests and callers

  • Keep front desk equipped with all necessary material (pens, forms, paper etc.)

  • Prepare, sort and distribute mail and faxes

  • Process class enrollments and payments

  • Manage upkeep on common areas –cleaning/straightening/organizing

  • Perform basic clerical duties, including answering phones, copying, and filing

  • Enter data in client and donor database

  • Handle confidential client information

  • Assist administration and program staff as needed

  • Provide task support to Front Office Supervisor as needed


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to work during business hours (8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday). Hours vary depending on students’ class schedule

  • Willingness to commit to a regular schedule for a minimum of three days per week during the summer


PREFERENCES

  • Bilingual proficiency in Spanish

  • Customer service experience


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

  • Ability to communicate effectively with others orally and in writing

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff and volunteers

  • Ability to operate a personal computer using e-mail, word processing and other applications related to assigned duties

  • Ability to use multi-line phone system

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to organizational change

  • Ability to collaborate and work as part of a team

REQUIRED TRAINING (done at CCFI after employment begins):

  • Customer Service

  • Confidentiality Requirements and Personal Privacy (HIPAA)

  • Health and Safety procedures

  • Rights and Unique needs of Persons Served

  • Financial Procedures

 TO APPLY
Please click HERE to apply. 

 


Internships

A variety of different internship opportunities are available year-round for individuals seeking training to gain professional experience or fulfill a degree requirement.  Please see the available opportunities listed below. 

Youth Development Professional Intern

This part-time, unpaid internship provides youth development services to Boys & Girls Club of Norman.  This position involves researching, coordinating, planning, preparing and facilitating activities for Club members.

SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provide leadership for a team of staff and volunteers providing out of school time mentoring and other services for Club members.

  • Coordinate planning, preparation and facilitate activities including arts and crafts, sports, games, and presentation of a social and emotional learning and other curricula as assigned.

  • Provide support to Club members and members’ families using strengths based approach.

  • Complete Incident Reports as needed.

  • Use behavior management skills, structure, and positive leadership to act as a caring adult role model for youth.

  • Participate in processing and clean up after services.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or GED and at least one year of related experience. Additional education, youth development and leadership experience is strongly preferred.


OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to work during the academic school year (Monday – Friday, 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

  • Must pass criminal history and other background checks

  • Attend all required program staffing and other meetings, workshops and trainings


TO APPLY
Send current resume to Vernon Hooks at vhooks@ccfinorman.org or Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) ATTN: Vernon Hooks, 210 South Cockrel Avenue Norman, OK 73071


Practicums 

A variety of different practicum opportunities are available for undergraduates and graduate-level students seeking training to gain professional experience or fulfill a degree requirement. For more information, please direct all inquiries to Deanna Wilkinson, Clinical Director, at DWilkinson@ccfinorman.org.