employment opportunities at justdane

If you are looking for a career helping to transform individual lives and social systems, then we would love to talk to you! JustDane is currently recruiting for several roles to join our professional team in creating a just and equitable community.

Current Opportunties

Social Worker

NOW HIRING: Healing House Social Worker, Full-time
Applications due: June 30, 2022

Healing House is an initiative of JustDane (formerly Madison-area Urban Ministry). Healing House is a 24/7 recuperative medical shelter for families who are unhoused and who have a family member (parent and/or child) being released from the hospital and who need recuperative care. Healing House provides 24/7 shelter staffing through our Resident Care Specialists, three meals per day, assistance with discharge and care planning, medical monitoring and assistance with medication tracking. Housing Case Management is provided through a partnership with The Road Home.


The Social Worker works as part of the Healing House team to provide behavioral health support for the families (parents and children). The Social Worker position is responsible for providing a wide array of culturally sensitive, recovery oriented, trauma sensitive, direct clinical services provided in conjunction with other staff. Services provided by this position may include assessment, treatment planning, referrals, case management, as well as educational and support groups. Case management activities include but are not limited to:

  • Counseling,
  • Educational and support groups for families at Healing House,
  • AODA recovery support,
  • Working on finances and budgeting,
  • Assistance with employment soft skills and employment search,
  • Family systems counseling,
  • Assistance with legal problems and obligations,
  • Obtaining and coordinating behavioral health services within the community.

 The Social Worker will help to ensure that services are trauma informed. The Social Worker will provide consultation to other Healing House staff, assist in general program activities, and support and share opinions with team members.


  • Performs accurate assessments to initially evaluate mental health, as well as alcohol and other drug use issues in a culturally sensitive, recovery oriented, trauma sensitive manner,
  • Provide a range of clinical services in conjunction with program staff including outreach, assessment, treatment planning, referral, and case management in a context that is supportive of the consumers goals, their culture, values and perspectives including:

o   Mental health and substance use screening;

o   Individual and family counseling;

o   Facilitate support groups focused on healing from trauma, recovery and parenting;

o   Budgeting and financial literacy;

o   Recovery planning;

o   Case management related to employment search, linkage and referral to other community supports.

  • Complete accurate records including intakes, assessments, treatment plans and updates, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other information in a timely manner,
  • Attend staff meetings, in-services and other program activities as requested.
  • Participate in agency and program trainings, committees, and activities as directed and/or approved.



             Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a related behavioral health field.


  • At least one year of experience in a related behavioral health field,
  • Demonstrated commitment to working toward improving cultural diversity and inclusion as demonstrated by: valuing diversity, recognizing personal limitations and having the desire to improve.
  • Ability to work effectively with an interdisciplinary team with a positive and creative attitude.
  • Strong commitment to principles of recovery and healing and to facilitating consumer participation in treatment/service planning and provision.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practices for treatment of mental health and co-occuring disorders.
  • Experience in community-based mental health and substance abuse assessment, case management, treatment planning and crisis resolution.
  • Ability to work independently and remain organized and efficient.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing).
  • Superior ethics and interpersonal boundaries as evidenced by past experience in community work with related professional references.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license, a favorable driving record, adequate insurance (per WI law) and access to a vehicle and willingness to use it for work (transporting consumers).

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Requires sitting, driving, light lifting, bending and reaching; and the ability to use and operate standard office equipment, including computer, calculator, phone, printer, cell phone, facsimile, etc.


  • Bi-lingual, and/or bicultural (Spanish/Hmong/Cambodian),
  • Experience with use of evidence-based practices in mental health and substance abuse, including use of motivational interviewing and principles and implementation of trauma informed practices.
  • Persons with lived experience, including certification as a Peer Specialist.

Working Conditions:

  • May require some evening or weekend hours as negotiated with the Healing House Coordinator and within the duties of the Clinical Specialist.


Benefits include: health, dental, vision, disability & life insurance, retirement.  Eligible for 3% increase after successful completion and orientation period.

Pay: $20.00 per hour

Hours: Monday through Friday days, with one evening per week

Location: Healing House; 320 Lathrop St., Madison, WI

Number of hours per week: 40

Application Instructions:

Send a resume and cover letter to linda@justdane.org by June 30, 2022.

JustDane is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Healing House Resident Care Specialists

NOW HIRING: 2 Healing House Resident Care Specialists, Part-time

Applications due: June 17, 2022

Pay: $17.00 per hour

Number of Open Positions: 2

Hours: days or evenings, flexible schedule

Location: Healing House, 303 Lathrop St., Madison, WI

Type of Employment: Part-time


JustDane’s Healing House is seeking a Resident Care Specialist. The Resident Care Specialist will work with homeless families where a member of the family is in need of a safe, nurturing environment to recuperate from illness, surgery, or childbirth.


This is a part-time position with no guarantee of hours. Hours are scheduled in accordance with needs of house and staffing needs. Time and a half pay for holidays worked.


Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply.



  • Orientation on Healing House policies and procedures
  • Guest room set-up
  • Housekeeping common areas
  • Laundry
  • Meal prep as needed
  • Assisting guests with tracking medication regimens
  • Assist guests with computer job searches
  • Work with volunteers to assist them in understanding their role at Healing House
  • Assist with room set up and cleaning after discharge


We are seeking applicants having experience working with individuals from diverse educational, racial, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

CNA preferred, with strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated willingness to be flexible, versatile and tolerant of a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.


Flexible schedule and an Employee Assistance Program.  Eligible for 3% increase after successful completion of orientation period.

Application Instructions:

Send a resume and cover letter to terri@justdane.org by June 17, 2022.

JustDane is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Baking and Pastry Arts Instructor

NOW HIRING: Baking and Pastry Arts Instructor, Just Bakery, Part-time

Resumes accepted until position is filled

JustDane is looking for a part-time (24 hours per week) Commercial Baking and Pastry Arts Instructor for our Just Bakery Initiative.  The Instructor will teach students interested in a career in commercial baking and pastry arts.  We are looking for an individual to work with students with a trauma-informed perspective as they learn commercial baking.  


Candidates should have 2 years of experience in a commercial kitchen, or other relevant culinary training, and 1 year of teaching experience. Must be ServSafe Certified.

The Baking and Pastry Arts Instructor must have knowledge in the areas of food science, baking, pastries, artisan breads, chocolate and sugar production, as well as experience and proficiency in baking and catering. The Instructor should also have strong interpersonal skills, be organized and have the ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks.


Accrued time off (vacation, sick and holiday) and an Employee Assistance Program. 

Application Instructions:

Send a resume and cover letter to jaclyn@justdane.org.

Pay: $20.00 to $ 21.00 per hour

Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Location: Healing House, 303 Lathrop St., Madison, WI

Type of Employment: Part-time

To learn more about Just Bakery, visit our website: justdane.org/just-bakery

JustDane is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

JustDane is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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