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      CURRENT JOB OPENINGS IN PHILADELPHIA

 

Community Umbrella Agency 10

CUA 10 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. 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 4 years of experience working in child, youth, and family serving systems and an approved waiver from the Department of Human Services. 2 years of experience working in child and family serving system preferred.

CUA 10 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. Requirements: Must have a Bachelor’s degree in any field and a Master’s in Social Work. Minimum 2 years of experience working in child and family serving system. Prior staff management experience preferred.

CUA 10 Parent Mentor

The Parent Mentor acts as a direct support to parents and caregivers currently receiving child welfare services in the CUA by offering emotional support, sharing experiences, and helping them understand and navigate the multiple systems with which they may be involved. They are part of the larger case management support team responsible for helping to achieve the target goals of the Improving Outcomes for Children initiative. Requirements: High School Diploma or GED preferred. Must have successfully reunified with their children and youth or successfully stabilized their family and maintained safe case closure for a minimum of one year and recognize that they have benefited from their experience with the Child Welfare System. Or, in the alternative, positively utilized Prevention Services to keep their family from entering the formal child welfare system. (Waivers of the above may be requested of the Department on a case by case basis with appropriate documentation and rationale.)

CUA 10 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. Requirements:  Minimum High School Diploma or GED equivalency. Must obtain a criminal background check, FBI clearance, child abuse history clearance and medical clearance.  One year prior administrative experience required, 3-4 years preferred.

CUA 10 Resource Parent Coordinator

The Resource Parent Coordinator is primarily responsible for recruiting prospective kinship and resource parents within the designated CUA region.  They actively utilize a broad range of techniques and approaches to ensure that the CUA has sufficient resource families to meet the unique needs of the community, including successfully recruiting homes for older youth and youth from diverse cultures and backgrounds.  The Resource Parent Coordinator functions as part of the larger CUA team responsible for achieving the target goals of improving safety, permanency and well-being of children, youth and families. Requirements:  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. Must obtain PA Criminal Background Check, Federal Bureau of Investigation Clearance, PA Child Abuse Clearance, Wordsworth medical verification.  At least two years’ experience working within child, youth and family service systems.*When appropriate, waivers of education and/or experience may be granted by the Philadelphia Department of Human Services on a case by case basis.


Community Umbrella Agency 5

CUA 5 Director of Case Management

The CUA Director of Case Management is responsible for providing direct supervision, support and oversight to a team of CUA Case Manager Supervisors.  They are responsible for ensuring adherence to DHS’ CUA Practice Guidelines and achieving the goals of the Improving Outcomes for Children Initiative, including keeping more children and youth safely in their own homes and communities; increasing reunification, adoption and other permanency; reducing the use of congregate care; and improving the well-being of children, youth and families. Requirements: Must have a Bachelor’s degree in any field and a Master’s in Social Work or related field, including but not limited to sociology, psychology, counseling, criminal justice, education, divinity, or public health administration. Must obtain PA Criminal Background Check, Federal Bureau of Investigation Clearance, PA Child Abuse Clearance, Wordsworth medical verification. Minimum two years’ experience in the administration of Human Service programs.

CUA 5 Human Resource Manager

The Human Resource Manager is responsible to manage all aspects of human resources and staff credentialing throughout the CUA, while integrating the function into the program culture. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university. PHR certification preferred. Meet all regulatory agency requirements and comply with all Wordsworth policies regarding child abuse, criminal, medical, and other clearances. At least 2 years’ experience in an HR Generalist capacity. Experience in nonprofit work setting preferred.

CUA 5 Support Supervisor

The Support Supervisor is responsible for providing direct supervision, support and oversight to members of the Case Management Support Team, including Visitation Coaches, Life Skills Coaches, Parent and Youth Mentors, and Well Being Specialists. They are responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of supports keep more children and youth safely in their own homes and communities, increase permanency, reduce the use of congregate care, and improve child and family well-being. Requirements: Minimum Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field, including but not limited to psychology, counseling, education, criminal justice, or public health administration. PA Licensed Social Worker preferred. PA Criminal Background Check, Federal Bureau of Investigation Clearance, PA Child Abuse Clearance, Wordsworth medical verification. Minimum two years of experience working in child and family serving system. Prior staff management experience preferred.

CUA 5 Parent Mentor

The Parent Mentor acts as a direct support to parents and caregivers currently receiving child welfare services in the CUA by offering emotional support, sharing experiences, and helping them understand and navigate the multiple systems with which they may be involved. They are part of the larger case management support team responsible for helping to achieve the target goals of the Improving Outcomes for Children initiative. Requirements: High School Diploma or GED preferred. Must have successfully reunified with their children and youth or successfully stabilized their family and maintained safe case closure for a minimum of one year and recognize that they have benefited from their experience with the Child Welfare System. Or, in the alternative, positively utilized Prevention Services to keep their family from entering the formal child welfare system. (Waivers of the above may be requested of the Department on a case by case basis with appropriate documentation and rationale.)

CUA 5 Well Being Specialist

The Well Being Specialist is responsible for ensuring that all children and youth involved with the CUA receive timely medical, dental and behavioral health examinations and intervention in adherence with prescribed intervals.   They are part of the larger case management support team responsible for helping to achieve the target goals of the Improving Outcomes for Children initiative. Requirements: Minimum High School Diploma or GED required.  Associates or Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field preferred. Must obtain 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). At least two years’ experience involving children, youth, and families with knowledge of child, youth and family service systems and community resources is preferred.  An appropriate Associates Degree can substitute for experience.

Community Based Services

CUA Billing Specialist

The CUA Billing Specialist is responsible for accurate tracking of all child movements from Intake to Discharge.  The Billing Specialist is responsible for the completion of billing authorizations and updating the agency system to reflect changes in client status.  The Billing Specialist will be responsible for billing and communication with subcontractors. Requirements: Minimum of an Associate’s Degree; preference for a Bachelor’s Degree 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 Intake Supervisor

The CUA Intake Supervisor is responsible for providing direct supervision, support and oversight to members of the Intake team, including Billing Specialist and Intake Coordinators.  They are responsible for ensuring adherence to the CUA Practice Guidelines, as well as all applicable agencies, local, state and federal regulations and guidelines. Requirements: Must have a Bachelor’s degree in any field and a Master’s in Social Work or related field. PA Criminal Background Check, Federal Bureau of Investigation Clearance, PA Child Abuse Clearance, Wordsworth medical verification. Minimum two years experience working in child and family serving system. Prior staff management experience preferred.

CUA Training Manager

The CUA Training Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing, and effectively delivering trainings to new hires and current staff, as well as to evaluate the transfer of learning to staff. They actively partner with program leadership to continually develop and refine the training curriculum to ensure that staff receives relevant, high-quality trainings to support the attainment of the Improving Outcomes for Children target goals. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in social work or related human services field required; Master’s degree preferred. Must pass a criminal background check, child abuse history clearance, FBI check and medical clearance. At least two years of experience working with children and/or families in the human services field. Experience developing and presenting trainings

Clinical Coordinator

The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the overall clinical and administrative supervision of the direct service employees (Behavioral Specialist, Mobil Therapist, Therapeutic Staff Support) in the BHRS program. Works in collaboration with the assigned module Psychologist, Case Coordinator and Payroll Processor to ensure adherence to regulatory policies/procedures and attainment of program/module goals. Requirements: Master’s degree in clinical field, such as clinical social work, psychology, counseling, marriage and family therapy, etc. Minimum of 12 credit hours in core behavioral health coursework. PA Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist or Psychologist preferred. Minimum two (2) years verified post-Master’s experience providing mental health treatment including psychotherapy, counseling, and assessment working with children and/or adolescence. Previous supervisory experience required.

 

Fee-for-Service Psychologist

Responsible for the completion of biopsychosocial evaluations and reevaluations of persons participating in BHRS/STS to determine medically necessary behavioral health services. Partner with BHRS Clinical Coordinator to provide supervision and training of clinical staff and coordinate client care and direction of services. Requirements: Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Psychology; must be licensed as a psychologist in the State of Pennsylvania. Valid Child Abuse, PA Criminal Record Check, FBI Clearance and Medical Clearance as well as any other clearances required by contract or agency policy. Minimum two years of post-doctoral experience in children’s mental health services. Experience working in CBH funded BHRS program strongly preferred.

OST Group Supervisor

The Group Supervisor is responsible for partnering with the OST Site Director to ensure the overall management and administration of the program, including personnel, daily activities, maintenance, meal planning and transportation. The Group Supervisor position is a part time position paid hourly and does not qualify for benefits. The group supervisor is required to work 25 hour per week during the hours of 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm daily. Additional hours are required during peak seasons including but not limited to recruitment in May, June and September and during the 6 week summer program. Requirements: A Group Supervisor must meet one of the following four criteria: Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or the human services field and 1 year experience with children. OR Bachelor’s degree, including 30 credit hours in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or the human services field and 2 years of experience with children. OR Associate’s degree in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or the human services field and 3 years of experience with children. OR Associate’s degree, including 30 credit hours in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or the human services field and 4 years of experience with children.

Program Coordinator

The program coordinator is responsible for managing day to day billing, record keeping and data collection for all aspects of the program. The individual for this position should have strong communication and time management skills and work effectively in a team setting. Other skills include: demonstrate competence with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; be familiar with Electronic Health Records (Credible preferred) as well as run reports as needed. Requirements: Associate degree in business administration or related degree with at least 1 year experience or at least 3 years of social service administrative work.

Mental Health Professional

The Mental Health Professional (MHP) serves as the primary therapist to the children and families participating in the Family Based Program. The MHP is responsible for developing and implementing systemically based interventions utilizing structural family therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, behavior modification, psycho-education and other researched-based approaches. Approximately 80-90% of time is spent in the community and the MHP is on-call 24/7. Requirements: A vehicle, valid driver’s license, and current automotive insurance; Graduate degree in psychology, counseling, family therapy, social work and two years of experience in child and adolescent mental health services, or, Master’s degree with certification in the departmentally sponsored Family Based Mental Health Services training program, with at least four (4) years of experience in Family Based Mental Health Services. Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist preferred. Must have a desire and experience working with sexual abuse.

MST-PSB Therapist

The MST-PSB Therapist is responsible for providing intensive, in-home assessment, treatment, case management, crisis intervention and advocacy to adolescents and families referred for the treatment of sexually abusive behaviors. Responsible for maintaining fidelity to the MST-PSB model and coordinating with all members of the treatment team to achieve targeted outcomes. Requirements: Must be willing to work flexible hours and deliver services in the community. Two years or more of post- master's level experience in program(s) serving children and families. Prior experience providing family therapy and/or working with adolescents exhibiting problem sexual behavior and Prior experience providing MST services strongly preferred. PA Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Professional Counselor, or Psychologist preferred. Must have access to a reliable vehicle.

Residential Treatment Facility


Behavioral Health Worker (Acute Partial Hospital)

The Behavioral Health Worker is responsible to provide direct treatment, supervision and care to children in the Acute Partial Hospitalization Program (APHP) ensuring a safe, therapeutic environment that contributes to the healing of all clients. The Behavioral Health Worker is expected to effectively partner with all other staff creating a well-integrated program. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related field. Two years of experience with children/adolescents preferably in behavioral healthcare systems. Acute care experience and experience in CAASP setting preferred.

Clinical Case Manager

The Clinical Case Manager delivers and oversees comprehensive case management services supporting a well-integrated, coordinated and implemented treatment plan for clients exercising discretion and independent judgment. Provides liaison activities between families, agency staff, external agencies, court system and the treatment team. Promote active involvement of family members and other stakeholders. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related field preferred. 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. At least one (1) to two (2) years prior experience working with children and/or adolescents in CAASP setting. Prior experience in case management and RTF preferred.

Clinical Therapist

The Clinical Therapist will provide 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. Contributes to a multi-disciplinary, well integrated treatment plan, plan implementation and evaluation. Works closely with case management staff to support effective coordination and coordination with all involved parties and stakeholders. Demonstrates commitment to being trauma informed and maintaining a therapeutic community that promotes safety and nonviolence as the basis for all we do with clients/students and staff. Requirements: Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Human Services or related field. Two (2) years prior clinical experience including working with children and adolescents.

Residential Counselor

The Residential Counselor’s primary responsibility will be the oversight and quality of care for clients in our residential community. Daily operations include monitoring client’s day to day social, educational, emotional, and physical growth. Requirements: High School diploma/GED/ Associate's degree along with at least 12 college credits in Psychology, Social Work, or related field with (2) years of experience OR a Bachelor’s degree in a related area with (1) year experience. Experience with children/adolescents in a behavioral healthcare system preferred. This position has both full-time and part-time available on the 3-11pm shift only.

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.

Corporate


Accounts Payable/Payroll Clerk

The position is responsible to compile and maintain accounts payable records including the review of all invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment, answer all vendor inquiries and assist the Payroll Manager in the processing of payroll regarding the approval of timesheet, maintain / update payroll records and other assigned projects. Requirements: The candidate High school degree required/ Prefer Associates Degree or higher in Accounting or Finance and 2-4 years accounts payable and payroll processing. Prior experience in Microsoft Dynamics / Great Plains and ADP preferred but not required.

Financial Analyst/Contract Manager

The position under direction of the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Finance provides analysis of financial data and indicators on a daily/weekly/monthly basis to the Program Directors / Executive Mgmt Team. Assist in periodic re-forecast of the budget and any ad-hoc reports for programs and services. Maintain and oversee the annual contract process for providers. Requirements: The candidate should have 1 to 4 years of accounting and related field experience and requires a Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related fields. Prior experience in Microsoft Dynamics / Great Plains and Credible (EHR) preferred but not required.

Staff Recruitment Manager

The Staff Recruitment Manager is responsible for all facets of employee recruitment and retention throughout Wordsworth. The Staff Recruitment Manager is an integral part of the HR department and contributes to the organization success by promoting recruitment and retention practices to support competitive positioning in the marketplace. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university. PHR certification desirable. 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. At least two (2) years related recruitment or generalist experience in human resources desired. Related experience will be considered.


Philadelphia
3905 Ford Road
Philadelphia, PA 19131
215-643-5400
800-769-0088

Fort Washington
2101 Pennsylvania Avenue
Fort Washington, PA 19034
215-643-5400
800-769-0088

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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