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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 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 experience working in child and family serving system. Prior staff management experience preferred. At least two years experience working within child, youth and family service systems.
Community Umbrella Agency 5
CUA 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: Bachelors degree in Social Work or related field, including but not limited to sociology, psychology, counseling, criminal justice, education, divinity or public health administration. 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.
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. 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.
Community Based Services
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.
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.
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
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: High School diploma/GED along with at least 21 college credits in Psychology, Social Work, or related field; Bachelor’s degree preferred. If BA is achieved, 12 credits in related field is acceptable. 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. 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.
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.
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. This includes for example: coordination and initial implementation of individual treatment and or service plans, aftercare/discharge coordination, arranging appointments, service verification. 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.
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.
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 shift only. 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.
Corporate Director of Operations
The Corporate Director of Operations is responsible to provide visionary and operational leadership of the operation functions including, maintaining the facilities in a safe, sanitary, orderly condition and in compliance with local, state and federal standards and contractual obligations; management of the Nutrition Program; leading the Safety initiative for all sites and all programs as well as other projects that may arise relative to Operations. The Director partners with the President & CEO to achieve the strategy and goals of Wordsworth and is a member of the organization wide Executive Management team. Requirements: A minimum of a BS; MBA/MPA preferred. 7 years prior related experience in all facets of operations. 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. Requisite skill set includes: Enterprise-wide perspective; strategic planning and implementation; ability to mobilize resources aligned to organization goals, strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
The Training Manager is responsible for the development, coordination, facilitation, evaluation and documentation of all new hires and ongoing trainings for all employees to ensure compliance, as regulated, necessary and in accordance with agency policy. Responsibilities include but are not limited to presenting new hire orientation and ongoing employee trainings; responsible to research and develop new training curriculums to ensure continued development of staff, regulatory compliance, and program effectiveness. Adapt curriculum as necessary in consultation with leadership; implement the agency wide Training Plan and Curriculum; ensure training curriculum meets all content areas as defined by all regulatory bodies, program or department expectation and applicable policies. Ensure the delivery of trainings at times that specifically meet the needs of specific programs, including weekend and evening trainings as necessary. Collaborate with program leadership to ensure compliance with all mandatory trainings; monitor employee attendance, and maintain training records. Ensure staff meets training requirements within prescribed timeframes; participate in program audits and agency surveys as needed, including TJC, CBH, and DHS and other audits. Collaborate on the development and implementation of policies and procedures relevant to staff development /employee education; recruit and utilize specialized instructors available for unique training opportunities. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in social work or related human services field; Master’s degree preferred. Experience in human services preferred. Meet all regulatory agency requirements and comply with all Wordsworth policies regarding child abuse, criminal, medical, and other clearances. Minimum 3 years related work experience required; Minimum 2 years’ experience as a facilitator/educator in a human services environment preferred.
Payroll and Benefit Manager
The Payroll and Benefit Manager is responsible to provide management of the payroll and benefit functions corporate wide. Closely manages workers compensation program. Proactively engages employees throughout injury, treatment, leave and return to full duty. Transfers case management to human resources when individual is cleared for light work duty and program able to accommodate. Participates in quarterly in-person meetings with insurance company and monthly phone meetings. Initiates and maintains ongoing contact with insurance providers to ensure claims are managed effectively, problems addressed and injured staff receive prompt and appropriate treatment and claims do not linger. Closely monitor all claim activity with claim administrator. Establishes effective relationships with benefit vendors. Serves as the initial and primary contact for all benefit brokers on matters related to employee access to benefits, plan clarification/modification and resolution of employee concerns. Enlists broker involvement in the administration and communication of employee benefit plans and summary plan descriptions. Assures proper and complete utilization of benefits for benefit eligible employees. Broker issues regarding payment of invoices is forwarded to accounting and plan renewals forwarded to payroll for processing. Serves as the first point of contact for any employee questions and concerns regarding benefit eligibility, coverage, claims processing and use of benefit time. Facilitates contact between employee and benefit broker to resolve employee concerns in a prompt and satisfying manner. Counsels employees (and potential employees/applicants) on plan provisions so that individuals can make informed benefit decisions. Handles manager and individual staff benefit inquiries and complaints to ensure quick, equitable, courteous resolution. Troubleshoots employee concerns and directs them to brokers as appropriate. May facilitate 3-way discussions (including employee and broker) as necessary. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university. ADP software experience 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 payroll processing and benefit management experience.