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Community Based Services


 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:Master’s Level or higher professional with the major field of study being social work, psychology, counseling, marriage and family therapy, or other human services field.  PA Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Professional Counselor, or Psychologist preferred. Valid Child Abuse, PA Criminal Record Check, FBI Clearance and Medical Clearance as well as any other clearances required by contract or agency policy.Valid driver’s license required with access to reliable vehicle with current registration and  evidence of current automotive insurance coverage.ExperienceAt least two (2) years verified experience in the mental health field.  Prior experience providing family therapy and/or working with adolescents exhibiting problem sexual behavior strongly preferred. Prior experience providing MST services strongly preferred.Strong preference for individuals meeting the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) standard of having provided 2,000 hours of direct clinical services to persons with sexual offending behavior.   



Mental Health Professional

The Mental Health Professional (MHP) serves as the primary therapist to the children and families participating in the program.  They function as the team leader and provide/coordinate community based mental health services along with the Mental Health Worker (MHW). Requirements: Graduate degree in psychology, counseling, family therapy, social work, nursing, theology with an emphasis in pastoral counseling, or rehabilitation counseling with a minimum of 12 graduate credit hours in therapy and/or counseling, and two (2) years experience in child and adolescent mental health services. OR Graduate degree in any other field of human services approved by the Office of Mental Health as being appropriate for professional certification in mental health services and including 12 credit hours of education in therapy and/or counseling, and three years of experience in child and adolescent mental health services. OR If no graduate degree, must have achieved certification in the departmentally sponsored Family Based Mental Health Services training program, and have at least four years experience in Family Based Mental Health Services.Criminal background check, child abuse, FBI and medical clearances, as well as any other clearances required by contract or Wordsworth.PA license in good standing as Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist or Professional Counselor preferred.Valid driver’s license required with access to reliable vehicle with current registration and  evidence of current automotive insurance coverage. Two years experience providing individual and family therapy in community settings; experience developing and implementing interventions across multiple systems/settings (i.e. family, peer, school, community, other providers, DHS, Juvenile Probation, etc.) required.



Fee For Service TSS Worker

Provide one-to-one therapeutic support and behavioral interventions to children/adolescents in home, school and/or community settings in order to help the client achieve goals identified on their treatment plan. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in one (1) of the following disciplines: Psychology, Social Work, Sociology,Education, Criminal Justice, or other Human Service field. “Other” Bachelor’s degrees will require 1 year of verified full-time paid experience working in direct care with children and/or adolescents. One year full-time paid experience working in direct contact with children/adolescents is preferred (or required, depending on degree – see above




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.  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 10 Case Manager Director

 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.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








Residential Treatment Facility

Residential Counselor (3pm-11pm Full-Time and Part- Time 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 Teacher- Fort Washington

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; coordinate the IEP process ensuring that all components are complete and consistent. Manage Classroom Assistant and Personal Care Assistant(s) within the classroom. 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)OR 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.OR Present an emergency certification for Special Education and are currently enrolled in a matriculating certificating program. OR Present a valid Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Private Academic School certificate. Maintain Act 48 requirements. EXPERIENCE: One year of full-time, paid or practicum, teaching experience working with students with moderate or severe disabilities.

Special Education Teacher for STARS Program

The Special Education Teacher is responsible to provide a safe, consistent classroom structure to the healing of all clients.  This position partners with other teaching and residential staff for integrated programming. Requirements: Elementary and/or secondary principal certificate with Master’s degree in related area. Meet and maintain all regulatory agency requirements, continuing education requirements, and comply with all Wordsworth policies regarding child abuse, criminal, medical, and other clearances plus any specific educational credentials and clearances. Possess a valid driver’s license. EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree with an education minor plus one (1) year prior special education classroom experience or prior experience with a similar population.  Must possess current Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Teaching Certification in Special Education or be eligible for emergency teaching certification in either special education or another instructional area such as elementary education or other eligible classification as defined by the Philadelphia School District.  



 Supervisor of Nutrition Services – Ford Road Campus

 The Supervisor of Nutrition Services is responsible for the overall operation, food preparation and compliance monitoring as related to food service for the Ford Road location.  This person will ensure that high quality, attractive, cost-effective meals are provided to student, clients and staff in accordance with PDE standards and federal, state, and local regulatory guidelines.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  Provide technical assistance and oversight to food service employees to ensure the smooth operation of the department.  Provide staff development to ensure their competence in maintaining expected work performance standards. See staff management below.  Implement and maintain standards and work procedures as specified in operational guidelines.  Recruit and select viable candidates to fill staff vacancies in the Nutrition Services Department.  Manage and evaluate staff performance in accordance with policy. see staff management below.  Conduct individual and group supervision with department staff. see staff leadership.  Monitor proper handling of cash receipts.  Monitor production systems, prepared foods, and services to ensure compliance with operational guidelines.  Ensure client Nutrition Advisory/Food Committee involvement.  Maintain direct involvement with other Wordsworthstaff.  Comply with Department of Health regulations, OSHA and other health and safety regulations to include a comprehensive knowledge of the National School Lunch Program and menu planning criteria.   Participate in the completion of Performance Improvement (PI) activities including monthly and quarterly audits to ensure staff is properly trained and operating at a high level of efficiency and productivity.  Requirements:  High school diploma or GED.  Certified Dietary Manger Preferred.  Serve Safe Certified Preferred.  High school diploma or GED.  At least 3 years management experience.  At least 5 years’ experience in institutional setting.  Strong Knowledge of therapeutic diets.  Effective Purchasing and Inventory practices.  Culinary training (formal or informal). 


Director of Facilities-Ford Road

The Director of Facilities for the Ford Road Campus is responsible to provide visionary and operational leadership of the operations functions maintaining the facilities in a safe, sanitary, orderly condition and in compliance with local, state and federal standards and contractual obligations to support the overall strategic direction of the organization. The Director partners with the CFO to achieve the strategy and goals of Wordsworth and is a member of the organization’s Safety Committee. Requirements: A minimum of a BS.  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 5-7 years operations experience in a management capacity preferably in the non-profit sector.

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. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s degree in clinical health care, or business with emphasis on performance improvement or compliance preferred. Meet all regulatory agency requirements and comply with all Wordsworth policies regarding child abuse, criminal, medical, and other clearances. 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.






3905 Ford Road
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Fort Washington
2101 Pennsylvania Avenue
Fort Washington, PA 19034

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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