Southmountain Staff Get Fit!

Posted by: swright 10 months ago

Since the fall of 2016, children and staff at Southmountain Children and Family Services have been focusing on fitness and health, due in part to a grant from the Baxter International Foundation. Southmountain purchased Garmin Fitness Trackers for all staff; and they have been using them to see who is the most active and to participate in competitions that focus on health. Southmountain staff have been working hard to get in shape, by using the new fitness room at Southmountain Estates, going to Zumba classes, running, or working out with a personal trainer. Rewards and incentives have been given to staff and children to encourage participation.
Let’s keep walking towards those 10,000 steps each day!

Children's Advocacy Centers Host Open Houses – Come by!

Posted by: swright 10 months, 1 week ago

April is Child Abuse Prevention month and an open house has been scheduled for each of the four Children's Advocacy Centers operated by Southmountain Children and Family Services.  While the open houses for the McDowell Children's Advocacy Center as well as the Children's Advocacy Center of the Blue Ridge were held in early April, there are still two that will be happening soon.

Foster Community Staff Complete Adoption Training

Posted by: swright 11 months ago

Southmountain Estates Program Administrator, Social Workers and Clinicians recently participated an intensive training called “Training for Adoption Competency (TAC)”. The training was provided by The Center for Adoption Support and Education and was hosted by the Catawba County Department of Social Services. The classroom training section began September 2nd, 2016 and ended on January 27th of this year. Participants will complete the program with certified staff members with ongoing case review and expert consultation until July 2017.

Today Only: Amazon will donate 5% of purchase (versus usual 0.5%) toward charity through Amazon Smile Program

Posted by: swright 11 months, 1 week ago

If you have Southmountain Children and Family Services identified as your charity to donate a portion of the purchase through Amazon's Smile Program and you were considering purchasing something, today they will donate 10 times their usual amount.

Seeking full-time Social Worker for Southmountain Estates

Posted by: swright 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Southmountain Children and Family Services is seeking an energetic Social Worker to provide Case Management services to children in foster care living in a “one of a kind” Foster Community located near Lake James. Job is full-time with excellent pay and benefits.  Applicants must have Bachelors Degree with a minimum of 3 years social work experience or Masters Degree in related field.  Preference for individuals who understand and practice from a trauma informed approach in Social Work.  Send résumé information to [email protected]