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To apply for any of our open positions please email your resume to along with a copy of Wordsworth's employment application which you can download by clicking here.  You can also fax it to 215-871-3412 or mail to: 3905 Ford Rd Philadelphia, PA 19131 ATTN: Recruitment.

Wordsworth is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  (updated, July 1, 2015)




Special Education Teacher

Teachers in Special Education develop, implement and evaluate instructional programs for exceptional students. A teacher in this position develops and implements an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for each student; coordinates the IEP process ensuring that all components are complete and consistent, develops lesson plans that include specially designed instruction and interventions that address student needs. In addition, the Teacher of Special Education is expected to exhibit and implement effective classroom and behavioral management techniques, as well as manage Classroom Assistant and Personal Care Assistant(s) within the classroom. Desired Skills: Knowledge of current methods, principles and practices of elementary and secondary education. Knowledge of the theory and principles of child growth and development with emphasis on social emotional development. Knowledge of curriculum and instructional strategies for instructing students experiencing behavior management challenges. Knowledge of the principles of applied behavioral analysis. Effective communication skills and ability to quickly form trusting relationships with child/adolescent population. Ability and willingness to work with students of all ages and levels. Ability to work with children,parents/guardians and other stakeholders from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Sufficient mobility, coordination and body strength to safely restrain a child or adolescent. Ability to handle a variety of duties which may be interrupted or changed by immediate circumstances. Ability to administer First Aid and CPR, if necessary. Requirements: One year of full-time, paid or practicum, teaching experience working with students with moderate or severe disabilities. Maintain Act 48 requirements. Completion of a Bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university.Present a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Instructional Certificate in Special Education N-12 (Mentally, Physically Impaired, Learning Disabled).


Present a current instructional certification in Special Education N-12 from another state. If you are not certified in Pennsylvania, you should immediately contact the Bureau of Teacher Preparation and Certification to begin the evaluation process at: 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333, or by phone at: 717-787-3356.


Present an emergency certification for Special Education and are currently enrolled in a matriculating certificating program.


Present a valid Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Private Academic School certificate.

Community Based Services

BHRS Mobile Therapist

The Mobile Therapist provides intensive therapeutic services to children and families in a setting in the form of assessments, individual, group, and family therapy utilizing CASSP principles.  Services are provided in an environment other than a provider agency or office; Therapy is provided in the home, foster home, and other community settings.  Mobile Therapist work with a multidisciplinary team to ensure ongoing communication of treatment effectiveness.   Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  Maintain on-going communication and collaboration with all team members.  Develop behavior/treatment plan and/or crisis plans with the child, family, and team that are developmentally appropriate and strengths based.  Develop and monitor intervention techniques identified by team.  Complete initial and on-going assessment of clients and families’ needs and strengths.  Attend interagency meetings to coordinate design of treatment plan and wrap around services recommendations.  Complete all required documentation in a thorough and accurate manner.  Follow-up with frequent observations of client and school/family to ensure consistency according to developmental requirements.  Review goals and make necessary changes in periodic team meetings.  Collaborate with all team members in the implementation of treatment interventions as needed.  Monitor treatment plan effectiveness and modify as necessary as well as monitor client and family progress.   Requirements:  A licensed mental health clinician including psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed professional counselors (LPC), and/or licensed clinical social workers (LCSW).  If not licensed as defined above, must meet criteria of Master’s Degree from an accredited university in a clinical mental health discipline, such as Psychology, Counseling, Clinical Social Work, Psychiatric Nursing, and Marriage and Family Therapy.  The degree must include clinical coursework in the foundations of behavioral health and provision of mental health services, i.e. individual, group and family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, crisis counseling, abnormal psychology, psychopathology, assessment, child development, personality theory, psychotherapy lab, clinical practicum, etc.   Other courses may qualify as determined by review of transcript/syllabi.  In order for a degree to count as a mental health degree, the degree must contain as least (12) credit hours in core behavioral health coursework as defined above.  No more than three of these twelve credit hours can be derived from a supervised clinical mental health practicum experience (teaching/education/other non-clinical practicum experiences will not count).  Courses such as statistics, program and policy development, and program administration, will not be counted as behavioral health courses because they do not include instruction in the direct provision of mental health services.  If coursework is part of a medical degree, there must be clear evidence that the course was directly related to the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders rather than medical conditions.  Appropriate medical degrees/training will include substantial training in mental health disorders; medical degrees that are behavioral health related usually include a residency in psychiatry.  Mobile therapists must have formal training in the provision of psychotherapy.  At least one year verified post Masters experience providing psychotherapy/counseling to children.  Regular documented clinical supervision from a supervisor meeting the criteria for Clinical Supervisor.  Any additional education, training, or supervision requirements stipulated by the Department of Public Welfare within Medical Assistance Bulletins.  Valid Child Abuse (Act 33), Criminal History, FBI and medical clearances; all other clearances required by agency and/or contract.  Participation in and completion of all CBH mandatory in-services (must be completed within three (3) months of hire and then annually from the date of the initial training).  At least one (1) years verified post-Master’s experience providing mental health treatment including psychotherapy, counseling, and assessment with children and families.

Residential Treatment Facility

Admissions Coordinator

The Admissions Coordinator is responsible for successfully implementing the admissions process and securing client funding eligibility and authorizations necessary for billing. The Admissions Coordinator is expected to effectively partner with other admissions staff and departments to ensure all Admissions Department funding is in place for program participants and that all Admission Department standards & policies are followed at all times.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  learning all facets of the program in order to make appropriate admission decisions, while also keeping abreast of program changes.  Assisting with the admission process by responding to referrals, hotline calls & inquiries regarding program in a timely & efficient manner as it relates to the admissions process.  Answering questions regarding admissions process and levels of care, reviews and evaluates referral information obtaining additional information as appropriate and identifies and follows up on new opportunities for referral potential.  Providing follow up information on new admissions to appropriate providers as necessary.   Compiling required paperwork for admissions, obtains insurance authorizations for services as necessary including reauthorizations.  Maintaining a smooth & seamless admissions process for all admits; inclusive of coordinating with family members, court personnel and referring stakeholder to ensure proper protocol is followed on all admits.   Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree in Business Health Management, Psychology, Social Work, Human Services or related field. Must meet all regulatory agency requirements and comply with all Wordsworth policies regarding child abuse, criminal, medical, and other clearances. Must possess a valid driver’s license, at least 3 years’ experience working in behavioral healthcare systems with children and/or adolescents including admissions or related experience. Must have knowledge of managed care organizations referral process and authorization/ billing processes. RTF/APHP experience, and experience in CAASP setting preferred. Marketing experience desirable. 



Residential Counselor (3pm-11pm and 11pm-7am Available)

The Residential Counselor is responsible to provide direct treatment, supervision and care to program residents ensuring a safe, therapeutic environment that contributes to the healing of all clients.  The Counselor is expected to effectively partner with all other staff creating a well-integrated program. This position has both full-time and part-time available on the 3-11pm and 11pm-7am shift. Requirements: High School diploma/GED along with at least 12 college credits in Psychology, Social Work, or related field; associates degree preferred.  Meet all regulatory agency requirements and comply with all Wordsworth policies regarding child abuse, criminal, medical, and other clearances. Must possess a valid driver’s license if transporting any clients/staff at any time. Two years’ experience with children/adolescents preferably in behavioral healthcare systems.  RTF experience and experience in CAASP setting preferred.

Special Education/Science Teacher Grades 7-12

We are seeking a child advocate and team player to develop and implement academic instruction for Middle School and High School students. Our ideal candidate is creative and adept at providing specialized instruction for students who have been identified with learning disabilities and emotional disturbance. In addition, we are looking for someone with strong writing and organizational skills that can write Ibis, narrative assessment, monitor students’ progress and administer various diagnostic, formative and summative assessments. The teachers are an integral part of a residential program that provides consistent structure and therapeutic support to its students. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree or higher with major in Education. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Certification in Special Education or Secondary Education, or meet the eligibility requirements for emergency teaching certification in Special Education. Must possess the ability to communicate effectively with others, to establish and maintain healthy working relationships and to quickly formulate trusting relationships with child/adolescent population. 

RTP Clinical Therapist

The Clinical Therapist is responsible to provide individual, group and family therapy contributing to well integrated, coordinated mental health and case management services with the entire multi-disciplinary team.   Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  Providing clinically appropriate individual, group and family therapy required and as appropriate for each assigned client’s level of care. Use additional treatment inventions such as drug and alcohol treatment as appropriate.   Contributing to a multi-disciplinary, well integrated treatment plan, plan implementation and evaluation.  Providing the most appropriate available treatment or assessment needed by the client in the appropriately least restrictive setting according to evidence based, best practice child and adolescent psychiatric treatment standards reflecting CASSP principles.  Knows and applies all applicable regulations including reporting standards. Ensuring compliance with all regulatory or contractual requirements. Records meet “inspection-ready” standards at all time. Completing all required documentation, related paperwork, in accordance with licensing standards and agency policies.  Requirements:  Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Human Services or related field.   Have two (2) years of prior clinical experience including working with children and adolescents.  Meet all regulatory agency requirements and comply with all Wordsworth policies regarding child abuse, criminal, medical, and other clearances. Possess a valid driver’s license


Quality Outcomes Specialist

The Quality Outcomes Specialist contributes to the effective implementation of the Wordsworth quality plan through compliance identification and evaluation, staff training and providing overall support throughout the quality implementation process. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: compliance identification and evaluation; conducting quality assurance/compliance training; attend department and staff meeting, participate in Quality Improvement Committee initiatives. Completes detailed monthly report on number and type of incident reports throughout Wordsworth. Attends Quality Improvement Committee on a monthly basis. Ensures the agency’s programs are at all times in compliance with applicable legal, contractual, regulatory and agency procedural requirements. Works with the Quality Outcomes Manager to identify and implement measures to monitor consumer satisfaction, quality of services, client treatment outcomes and progress toward benchmarks. Performs electronic and paper chart review to monitor compliance with contractual performance measures and quality assurance measures. Monitors internal incident reports. Conducts internal audits of all program detailing audit findings. Remains current regarding mandated and best practices, as well as state and regulatory compliance issues. Provides feedback and information to the management team as needed. Collaborates with the Quality Outcomes team in the development, coordination and implementation of program and staff satisfaction surveys. Collect sand Analyze data on the effectiveness of trainings. Engages in continuous training improvement initiatives to ensure the effective delivery, retention and implementation of training material. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s degree in clinical health care, or business with emphasis on performance improvement or compliance preferred. Minimum 2 years related work experience in healthcare or nonprofit social service organizations preferred. Minimum 2 years’ in performance improvement and or compliance-ethics experience with internal audit experiences. Meet all regulatory agency requirements and comply with all Wordsworth policies regarding child abuse, criminal, medical, and other clearances.

CUA 5 Case Manager Supervisor

The CUA Case Manager Supervisor is responsible for providing direct supervision, support and oversight to members of the Case Management team, including CUA Case Managers, Case Aide, Outcome Specialist and Aftercare Worker.  They are responsible for ensuring adherence to the CUA Practice Guidelines, as well as all applicable agencies, local, state and federal regulations and guidelines.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  Knowledge and understanding of child welfare system, including PA Child Protective Services law and Adoption and Safe Families Act.  Knowledge and understanding of Philadelphia DHS Safety Model of Practice, including Risk and Safety Assessment and FAST/CANS assessment.  Knowledge and understanding of the Center for the Study of Social Policy’s Strengthening Families Framework.  Ability to effectively supervise and develop staff of diverse education, experience and cultures.  Strong assessment and documentation skills.  Requirements:  Must have a Bachelor’s degree in any field and a Master’s in Social Work.  Minimum two years experience working in child and family serving system.  Prior staff management experience preferred.  PA Criminal Background Check, Federal Bureau of Investigation Clearance, PA Child Abuse Clearance, Wordsworth medical verification.

CUA 5 Case Manager

The CUA Case Manager provides a full range of case management and support services to ensure the safety, permanency and well-being of the children and youth on their caseload.  They adhere to all aspects of the Safety Model of Practice and CUA Practice Guidelines as they actively coordinate, deliver and/or oversee services that are family-centered, community-based, culturally competent, integrated, timely, and accountable for results.  They are the primary point of contact for all aspects of the case, and partner with the larger CUA case management team to achieve the goals of the Single Case Plan for each family they serve.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  Ensure the safety, permanency and well-being of every child and youth on caseload by actively engaging and aligning with children, youth, caregivers, Department of Human Services’ staff, community providers, subcontracted agency staff, and others to achieve the goals of the Single Case Plan.  Provide a full range of culturally competent, strengths based, trauma informed, and family centered social service supports and interventions to achieve the goals of the Single Case Plan.  Serve as the lead person to coordinate the delivery of supports and services provided by the Case Management team, including utilization of the Case Aide, Outcome Specialist, Life Skills Coach, Visitation Coach, Parent/Youth Mentors, Well Being Specialist and other CUA supports.  Complete ongoing risk and safety assessment and planning through completion of the appropriate Risk Assessment and Safety Assessment tool (in-home or out-of-home) based on the interval policy or otherwise as needed based on a change in circumstances.  Requirements:  Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field including but not limited to sociology, psychology, counseling, criminal justice, education, divinity, or public health administration.  Candidates with a degree in an unrelated field require a minimum of four years’ experience working in child, youth, and family serving systems and an approved waiver from the Department of Human Services.  Two years’ experience working in child and family serving system preferred.  PA Criminal Background Check, Federal Bureau of Investigation Clearance, PA Child Abuse Clearance, Wordsworth medical verification, and vehicular/traffic history (PA Driver Information or other state driver information if applicable).   

CUA Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant provides wide range of administrative supports to CUA management and direct-service employees to support the day-to-day operations of the Community Umbrella Agency.  Through ensuring the timely completion of essential tasks and responsibilities, they are part of the larger team responsible for achieving the goals of the Improving Outcomes for Children initiative.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  Ensure all typing of correspondence, reports, and evaluations are completed in a timely and accurate fashion according to prescribed format.   Provide timely preparation of new client chart and timely filing of all client documentation as per program protocol.  Annually reviews and prepares appropriate year’s discharged charts to be archived and maintain database of discharged files sent to archive storage area and retrieve as needed.  Act as back-up for program coordinator in program coordinator’s absence.  Monitor inventory of family resource materials and reorder supplies as needed.  Keep detailed record of items used and order frequency.  Requirements:  Minimum High School Diploma or GED equivalency.  1 year prior administrative experience required, 3-4 years preferred.  PA Criminal Background Check, Federal Bureau of Investigation Clearance, PA Child Abuse Clearance, Wordsworth medical verification.


Coordinator of Donor Relations

The Coordinator of Donor Relations provides administrative support to the Director of Organizational Advancement and coordinates implementation of activities to increase the engagement and participation of donors and prospects including fundraising activities, direct mail appeals, and special events.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence.  Maintain foundation, corporation and individual donor files.  Create monthly fundraising reports and other database reports as needed.  Assist with maintenance of email database including generating of email blasts, generating both written and graphic content.  Continually update and maintain Donor Perfect database.  Coordinate productions and mailing of spring and year-end appeal letters.  Assist with event planning for fundraisers and employee recognition events.  Maintain guest lists, gather and prepare registration materials and other duties as assigned for fund-raising events.  Act as a public spokesperson for the agency through promotion of programs and services at community events.   Assemble media and donor kits for events and meetings.  Assist with creation of brochures, annual reports and other marketing materials.  Assist with organizing and implementing volunteer opportunities at and with the agency such as United Way Day of Caring and MLKDay of Caring.  Organize annual holiday gift drive and solicitation/organization of other donations.  Requirements:   Experience in an administrative position working with donor relations with a track record of success.  Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and donor database management experience – Donor Perfect preferred.  BS Degree in a related field with at least two years’ experience preferably working in a nonprofit development office. Meets all regulatory agency requirements and complies with all Wordsworth policies regarding child abuse, criminal, medical, FBI and other clearances.

Receptionist (Corporate Falls Center)

The Receptionist is responsible to oversee the effective, safe and smooth operation of the reception area.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to answering multi-line phone in courteous manner, directing calls to appropriate employees and taking messages as necessary; ensuring sign in and other security/safety protocol is followed; reporting concerns and/or suspicious activity immediately to supervisor; greet and direct visitors, vendors and other stakeholders; responding to all inquiries in a friendly, professional and appropriate manner; overseeing activity in the reception seating area; assuring visitors are routed as appropriate and escorted to and from the lobby; making sure visitors do not linger waiting for staff to arrive to the reception area; knowledge of daily events and scheduled appointments.  Requirements:  High School diploma or GED, at least 1 year prior experience as a receptionist.  Have prior experience managing a multi-line phone system.  Meet all regulatory agency requirements and comply with all Wordsworth policies regarding child abuse, criminal, medical, and other clearances.






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Wordsworth's behavioral health programs are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (Joint Commission). Any concerns about the safety or quality of care provided in Wordsworth’s behavioral health programs may be reported to the Commission by either calling 1-800-994-6610 or emailing .

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