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CURRENT JOB OPENINGS IN PHILADELPHIA
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
Behavior Specialist Consultant
The Behavior Specialist Consultant provides behavior consultation to children and families in settings other than a provider agency and office, including the child’s home, foster home, school, and/or other community settings. Services provided include designing and directing the implementation of an individualized behavior plan to meet the child/adolescent and family needs. During treatment, the Behavior Specialist Consultant assesses and identifies behavioral goals and intervention techniques that the treatment team implements. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Develop behavior/treatment plan and/or crisis plans with the child, family, and team that are developmentally appropriate and strengths based. Complete initial and on-going assessment of clients and family’s needs and strengths. Attend interagency meetings to coordinate design of treatment plan and wrap around services recommendations. Observe and oversee TSS/TSSA and family to ensure interventions and goals are more appropriate and effective. Complete all necessary documentation related to client case (including 60 day review, Psychological Feedback Form, etc). 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. Training in behavior analysis/modification (minimum of eight (8) hours prior to hire, eight (8) hours annually thereafter). Regular/documented clinical supervision by a licensed psychologist.
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.
Behavioral Health Worker
The Behavioral Health Worker provides group therapeutic support, interventions, and supervision to children/adolescents in the school; Address behavioral and emotional needs through activities and interventions that increase socialization, interpersonal and social skills; Participates in supervision and treatment plan implementation, school and family meetings concerning clients, and case management responsibilities; Provides leadership, training, oversight and support to new employees and partners with Lead Clinicians to meet the needs of students in the program, and school administration. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Implementation of the Data Collection form goals and interventions on a daily scheduled basis. Coach and support the teacher and parent re: how to implement and intervene with clients in order to avoid difficult situations to prevent a crisis. Provide program orientation, training and support to new employees as directed. Provide staff performance feedback to Lead Clinicians and STS Manager. Work closely with clients in the support of effective behavioral intervention. Responsible for providing 90 client hours per week (i.e. 3-6 clients at any given time). Participate in individual and group supervision on a consistent basis. Attend and participate in all necessary team meetings, including interagency meetings as needed. Complete and submit all necessary correspondence between home and school. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or course work of 60+credits or more in Behavioral Health (Psychology, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Education, and/or Social Work). Participation in at least ten (10) hours of documented additional in-service per year. At least one (1) year experience working with children and adolescents in the behavioral health field or education setting. Experience working with children and families in multiple settings, preference will go to those experienced in mental health. Ability to work effectively in a team capacity with the Treatment Team, Lead Clinician, Family/Care Giver and School Staff.
Lead Clinician/Group Mobile Therapist
The Lead Clinician/Group Mobile Therapist act as liaison to school personnel and as primary agency representative at specific STS site; provides clinical consultation and therapy to children and families in the public school setting and in the client home as needed, including designing and directing the implementation of an individualized treatment plan to meet the needs of the child/adolescent and family; develops and monitor behavioral goals and interventions implemented by the Group TSSstaff (Behavioral Health Workers). Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Identify and track student attendance, classroom behavior and program participation. Provide clinical and administrative supervision of all Behavioral Health Worker (BHW) staff. Responsible for assigning BHWstaff to clients on a daily basis, including periods of coverage for staff absenteeism. Complete initial and on-going assessment of clients and family’s needs and strengths. Requirements: A licensed mental health clinician including psychiatrist, psychologist, licensed professional counselor (LPC), and/or licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). If not licensed as defined above, must meet criteria for all items below: Master’s Degree from an accredited university in a clinical mental health discipline, such as Psychology, Creative Arts Therapy, 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 (3) 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).
The OST Administrator is responsible for the overall management and administration of the OST After-School and Summer programs. Acts as primary coordinator and liaison with funding and licensing sources, and works with the Site Directors to develop the programs and maintain effective relationships with caregivers and school personnel. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Ensure full compliance with PA Department of Public Welfare regulations for Child Day Care Centers, PHMC and CCIS, as well as all other applicable regulations, at each program site. Ensure fiscal stability of programs through obtaining and managing diverse funding streams, including City, State and Federal sources. Ensure full compliance with billing process and procedures at each site. Conduct regular and frequent on-site visits at each program to ensure compliance with regulations and delivery of quality programming. Develop, implement and maintain staff training curriculum to meet internal and external requirements. Requirements: At least two (2) years experience working with children. At least two(2) years experience in a supervisory capacity in the human services field. Bachelors degree, or higher, from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field. Criminal background check, child abuse, FBI and medical clearances, as well as any other clearances required by contract or Wordsworth.
Residential Treatment Facility
Director of Nursing
The Director of Nursing is responsible to provide nursing consultation and treatment, high level collaboration with the treatment team, client and his or her family. The Director of Nursing is expected to effectively partner with treatment team and program leadership to ensure a well-integrated treatment approach consistent with the program model of care or services, nursing best practice standards and stakeholder requirements. Requirements: BSN or RN required with current state license. Meet all regulatory agency requirements and comply with all Wordsworth policies regarding child abuse, criminal, medical, and other clearances. At least 3-5 years’ experience working in behavioral healthcare systems with children and/or adolescents. RTF experience and experience in CAASP setting preferred.
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.
Senior Residential Counselor
The Senior 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 and as the first line supervisor, effectively manage direct reports. The Senior Counselor is expected to effectively partner with all other staff creating a well-integrated program. Requirements: Three (3) years’ experience working with children/adolescents, in behavioral healthcare systems. One year experience in management role. RTF experience, experience in leadership/supervising others and experience in CAASP setting preferred. Three (3) years’ experience working with children/adolescents, in behavioral healthcare systems. One year experience in management role. RTF experience, experience in leadership/supervising others and experience in CAASP setting preferred.
Residential Counselor (3pm-11pm)
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.
CUA Quality Assurance Specialist
The CUA Quality Assurance 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. 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. Skilled in Microsoft Excel and database programs. Able to create dashboards, alerts, pivot tables, and reports using various tools and applications. Meet all regulatory agency requirements and comply with all Wordsworth policies regarding child abuse, criminal, medical, and other clearances.
CUA 10 Director of Intervention and Program Development
The Director of Intervention and Program Development is responsible for ensuring that the CUA provides an array of evidence based/evidence supported models and interventions throughout the continuum of services and programs in order to achieve the target goals of keeping more children and youth safely in their own homes and communities, increasing permanency, reducing the use of congregate care, and improving child and family well-being. This individual partners with managers from the array of CUA teams and services to ensure that effective practices and interventions are being integrated and utilized throughout the CUA. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Develop, coordinate and support the implementation of a CUA Intervention Plan that ensures that all CUA services and programs are delivering evidence based/evidence informed services and interventions designed to achieve the identified outcomes of the Improving Outcomes for Children initiative. Actively collaborate with Team Leaders, the Director of QA, the Community Liaison, and other CUA leadership to ensure alignment and coordination of all efforts aimed at improving outcomes. Act as primary point of contact with all evidence based practice providers, and partner agencies who are making evidence based practices available to families within our service region. Coordinate the implementation of evidence based models and interventions within the CUA. Partner with CUA leadership to ensure that the CUA Values of being safety driven, child focused, family centered, strengths based, culturally competent, trauma informed, resiliency focused, community focused and socially responsible, are reflected in service delivery. Coordinate, integrate and evaluate functions and activities in all areas under supervision. Provide timely, accurate and complete reports on performance measures for internal and external purposes. Attend and participates in required meetings, supervisions and trainings programs; demonstrates learning. Requirements: Minimum 5 years post-Master’s experience in child welfare and/or human services field required, at least 2 years of which are in a management and/or supervisory role. Experience working with Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services and related systems strongly preferred. 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.
Triple P Coordinator
The Triple P Coordinator provides administrative support to the Director of Intervention for CUA 10 with the implementation of the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) and PCCD grant and coordinates the training and service delivery components of the model. The Triple P Coordinator delivers the model to parents in partnership with the Intervention and Community Engagement teams from CUA 10. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Respond to inquiries from parents, potential referral sources, media, et. Engage potential or partner organizations regarding Triple P. Assist in the recruitment of practitioners for Triple P training, guiding practitioners or agencies to match training, families’ needs, and practitioner’s scope of work for best fit. Coordinate agency based trainings including scheduling with Triple P and trainees; material/supply preparation; and event setup. Manage any waitlist for service and support and screening referrals. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a related field with at least two years’ experience working with children, youth and families preferably with an evidence-based model. Experience in a child-serving system preferably child welfare and/or behavioral health. Experience with grant management and parent education preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel required.
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).
Human Resources Manager
The Human Resources Manager is responsible to provide overall leadership of the human resource department executing employment law and HR best practices to support of the overall mission and vision of the organization. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Provides leadership and direction specifically in the areas of succession planning, staff recruitment and retention, talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, policies and procedures, training and development, and compensation. Partners with employees and management to communicate various Human Resources policies, procedures, laws, standards and government regulations including support managers to implement effectively. Conducts and/or ensures timely, effective, thorough and objective investigations. Works to resolve ongoing employee relations problems, anticipate problems whenever possible, and develop, recommend, and initiate appropriate steps for resolution. Maintain and expand knowledge and understanding of existing and proposed federal and state laws/regulations affecting human resources management. Requirements: At least five (5) years of related human resources experience including employee relations in a nonprofit organization preferred. Experience in employee investigations and employment law required. Master’s Degree from an accredited college/university preferable in Organizational Development, Human Resources Management, Human or Social Services, or related field. SPHR certification preferred. Meet all regulatory agency requirements and comply with all Wordsworth policies regarding child abuse, criminal, medical, and FBI clearances. Possess a valid driver’s license.
Director of Facilities – Ford Road Campus
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. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Provides leadership, direction and management of maintenance and housekeeping departments at Ford Road location; ensures structures, staff resources and systems are in place to effectively and efficiently support overall operations aligned with Wordsworth vision, stakeholder expectations, contractual and licensing requirements and Wordsworth policies and procedures. Contributes to the plan and budget for Maintenance and Housekeeping Department for Ford Road campus. Provides department and programs with best practices and targeted approaches to achieve goals and program objectives. Provides supervision to the outside contractor, Fluidics staff (Maintenance Supervisor and Housekeeping Supervisor) for Ford Road campus. Assist the CFO to ensure that all regulatory and licensing requirements governing Nutrition, OSHA, Joint Commission (Facilities), and Department of Health and state regulatory agencies as they relate to facilities and Safety. Requirements: At least 5-7 years operations experience in a management capacity preferably in the non-profit sector. A minimum of a B.S. Meets all regulatory agency requirements and comply with all Wordsworth policies regarding child abuse, criminal, medical, and other clearances. Possess a valid driver’s license.