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To apply for any of our open positions please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also fax it to 215-871-3412 or mail to: 3905 Ford Rd Philadelphia, PA 19131 ATTN: Recruitment. For more information, please contact our Staff Recruitment and Retention Manager at 215-643-5400.
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CURRENT JOB OPENINGS IN PHILADELPHIA
Billing Specialist - The Billing Specialist will be responsible for periodic billing of all WordsworthAcademyclient services and submission of monthly revenue detail for financial reporting. Requirements: High School Diploma or GED and some college courses. Must pass criminal background check and child abuse history clearance. Minimum four years experience working in an accounting dept. or business office. Prior experience in medical billing environment helpful.
Community Based Services
Community Umbrella Agency Director (Region 10) - The Director of the Community Umbrella Agency (CUA) is responsible for providing visionary and operational leadership of the CUA and related services, driving program philosophy, strategy, goals and objectives to achieve targeted outcomes. The Director is responsible for the management and oversight of all CUA operations, including the administrative, contractual/licensing and financial aspects of daily program operations, in order to achieve improved safety, permanency and well being for children, youth and families within the identified region. 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. Criminal background check, child abuse, FBI and medical clearances required. Minimum 6 years post-Master’s experience in child welfare and/or human services field required, at least 3 years of which are in a senior management role. Experience working withPhiladelphia’s Department of Human Services and related systems strongly preferred.
Community Liasion (Region 10) - The Community Liaison serves as the primary point of contact between the Community Umbrella Agency (CUA) and the residents and community members within the designated geographic region and serves as the leader of the CUA Community Team. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in social work or other human service field preferred. Criminal background check, child abuse, FBI and medical clearances required. Valid driver’s license required with access to reliable vehicle with current registration and evidence of current automotive insurance coverage. At least three years experience working in a community-based human services program in a position that involves coordination and engagement with community members, groups and/or stakeholders.
CRR/Host Home Therapist - The Home Therapist provides clinical and case management services to children in Community Residential Rehabilitative (CRR) Services. Act as liaison between client, host home (HH) family, family members, schools, and various agencies to develop and maintain effective linkage to ensure treatment, and/or service effectiveness and continuity of care. Provide therapy to client and his/her family. Requirements: Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, social work or other related mental health field required. PA licensed preferred. Must pass a criminal background check, child abuse history clearance, FBI, and medical clearances.Min 2 years clinical experience, working with children and their families with mental health issues. Experience in Family Therapy preferred.
Group Leader (summer position) - The Group Leader is responsible for leading, and implementing structured activities and experiences for children in a small group setting. They will also be responsible for the general safety and development, growth, and skill achievement of the participants in his/her group. The applicant will provide high quality indoor and outdoor educational and recreational experiences for participants that focus on the A.S.S.U.R.E. core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Requirements: High school diploma or GED; 30 credit hours from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field is not required but preferred. At least one (1) yr. experience working in summer camp, youth programs, recreation, or in a related field. All staff must be available from June 23, 2014 to August 8, 2014.
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 MHPis 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 MHPis 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 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 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.
Community Umbrella Agency (CUA)
Aftercare Worker - The Aftercare Worker works as part of the CUA Support Team toward achieving the objectives as established in the SCP. Work with families who have achieved safe case closure after receiving formal In Home child welfare or child protection services as directed by the Aftercare Plan. Work with families whose children and youth have been reunified and then achieved safe case closure as directed by the Aftercare Plan. Document on forms prescribed by the CUA any activity they have performed within six business days. 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. Candidates with a degree in an unrelated field require a minimum of three years experience working in child, youth, and family serving systems. Experience and knowledge of available SWAN services is beneficial.
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 agency, 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 two years experience working in child and family serving system.
Intake Coordinator - The Intake Coordinator serves as the primary point of contact to screen referrals, monitor resource home availability, assists in case management team assignments,and assists in resource home placements. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field required. Two years work experience in child welfare, or related field.
Life Skills Coach- Provide home and community life skills education and intervention services to children, youth, and their caregivers toward ensuring family stabilization, reunification, or other permanency. Make use of the Casey Life Skills assessment in preparing the youth for successful transition to adulthood. Teach and coach youth to understand and perform life skills related to self-care, housing and money management, work and study skills, career and education planning, relationship, communication, and daily living skills. Work with parents and caregivers who may have cognitive limitations, physical or emotional disabilities, or any combination of these. Participate in Family Team Conferences when necessary. Attend Court Hearings as needed but never in lieu of the CUA CM. Document any activity they have performed within six business days in the appropriate section of ECMS unless subcontracted in which case using the CUA-prescribed form. 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. Experience in working with youth preferable.
Program Monitor - The CUA Program Monitor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating activities within the CUA and the CUA Network of Subcontractors in order to ensure the quality and integrity of services, as well as agency adherence to all regulatory and compliance standards. Requirements: Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree in Public Administration, Social Work or a related field preferred. Minimum of 2 years experience in child welfare, social services and/or QA/QI preferred.
Resource Parent Recruiter - The Resource Parent Recruiter is primarily responsible for recruiting, screening and approving prospective kinship and resource parents within the designated Community Umbrella Agency (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 Recruiter 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. At least two years experience working within child, youth and family service systems.
Visitation Coaches - Function 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. When necessary coordinate with the CUA CM to structure an appropriate visitation strategy that ensures the safety of the children and youth and enhances protective factors of the reunification resource. Supervise and provide hands-on coaching during family visits when necessary. Initiate immediate contact with the CUA CM or Supervisor if concerns arise during a visit. Maintain regular contact with kin or resource parents to promote supportive relationships. Maintain regular communication with assigned CUA CM to share progress updates. Transport family members, children, and youth to visits as necessary. Participate in Family Team Conferences when necessary. Attend Court Hearings as needed but never in lieu of the CUA CM. Document any activity they have performed within six business days in the appropriate section of ECMS unless subcontracted in which case using the CUA-prescribed form. 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. Experience in child and youth development, family dynamics, parenting skills, cultural differences in parenting, and varying learning styles of parents and caregivers is preferable.
Well Being Specialists - Ensure that all children and youth involved with the CUA receive timely medical, dental, and behavioral health examinations and interventions. Medical and dental appointments must be completed at the prescribed intervals. Coordinate, track, and monitor these medical services and appointments for families at the direction of the CUA CM or Supervisor, or both. Transport children, youth, and families to and from these appointments as directed by the CUA CM or Supervisor, or both if necessary. Consult with DHS Nurses, when necessary. Consult with the DHS Medical Eligibility Unit (MEU) and the DHS Health Management Unit (HMU) as needed to ensure continuity of medical insurance and care. Attend Court Hearings as needed but never in lieu of the CUA CM. Document any activity they have performed within six business days in the appropriate section of ECMS unless subcontracted in which case using the CUA-prescribed form. Requirements: A high school diploma or GED. At least two years experience involving children, youth, and families. Knowledge of child, youth and family service systems and community resources is preferred or experience working in the health care field. An appropriate Associates Degree can substitute for experience.
Parent Mentors - Offer emotional support, share experiences, and help parents and caregivers understand the system. Assist parents and caregivers in navigating the multiple systems with which they may be involved. At the request of parents or caregivers accompany them to Team Conferences, other meetings, appointments, Court Hearings, or other programs or services. Requirements: A high school diploma or GED. At least two years experience involving children, youth, and families. Knowledge of child, youth and family service systems and community resources is preferred or experience working in the health care field. An appropriate Associates Degree can substitute for experience. Part-time. ** Parent Mentors 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.
Youth Mentors - Offer emotional support, share experiences, and help youth understand the system. Assist youth in navigating the multiple systems with which they may be involved.At the request of youth accompany them to Team Conferences, other meetings, appointments, Court Hearings, or other programs or services. Requirements: A high school diploma or GED. At least two years experience involving children, youth, and families. Knowledge of child, youth and family service systems and community resources is preferred or experience working in the health care field. An appropriate Associates Degree can substitute for experience. Part-time. ** Youth Mentors must have successfully transitioned into young adulthood or be currently on a positive path to successful transition to adulthood.
Residential Treatment Facility
Acute Partial Hospitalization Program Director - The APHP Director is responsible for the management and oversight of all program operations, including clinical and educational services, program staffing, client authorizations/billing, community/school relations, implementation of Acute Partial Hospitalization Program (APHP) model, and maintaining full compliance with credentialing standards. This position partners with the Executive Director to achieve the priorities of the program and meet all stakeholder requirements. Requirements: Master's degree in human services or equivalent field, such as social work, psychology, sociology, social sciences. Must meet credentialing requirements as established by CBH. Minimum of four years professional experience with youth within therapeutic milieu, two years of which must be in capacity of supervisor/manager. Experience with use of various modalities in the treatment of maladaptive behaviors. Experience with regulatory agencies. Knowledge of behavioral health and child welfare policies.
Clinical Case Manager – The Clinical Case Manager is responsible to deliver comprehensive case management services to assigned clients while effectively partnering with other staff contributing to a well integrated and implemented treatment plan for clients served. 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.
Residential Counselor - As a Residential Counselor your 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 experience OR a Bachelors 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.