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Posted 4/18/18

Advocate at Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE)

The advocate will be responsible for direct service, program development, education and outreach, public policy, and data collection and analysis. This position is particularly focused on CARIE’s advocacy around Pennsylvania’s shift from a fee for service to a managed care model for long term services and supports referred to as Community HealthChoices (CHC). Bilingual, bicultural background helpful. Reports to the CARIE LINE Supervisor.

Educational Requirements:

Master’s degreein social work, public health, or other related field and at least three years related experience.  Bachelors’ degree with additional experience may be considered.

Experience/Skill Requirements

  • Experience in and/or knowledge of aging policy, resources for older persons and their caregivers, and the long-term care system.
  • Experience in negotiating or resolving problems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Public speaking/training expertise.

Required Screening:

  • Criminal background check
  • Professional references

Click here to view the full position description, including information on how to apply.


Posted 4/17/18

Work Scholarships at Adelphoi

  • A great first step in a career.
  • $10,000 applied to their student loans.
  • An opportunity to help troubled youth.

If you have studied psychology, criminology, sociology, the humanities or other areas of the liberal arts and want help paying for grad school or your undergrad student loans, being a Work Scholar could be right for you. What will you gain by working with us?

  • A framework to understand how to model and change human behavior.
  • The ability to manage people in 1:1 and group settings.
  • Expertise in understanding regulatory environments.
  • Knowledge of computerized support systems and organizational processes.
  • Training in therapies to qualify you as a behavioral health counselor.

Adelphoi is one of the largest providers of youth counseling and educational services in Pennsylvania. Headquartered in Latrobe, we have group homes and schools throughout Western Pennsylvania and are a recognized provider of a wide range of therapeutic approaches for youth in need. We offer an industry competitive base wage, affordable medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, generous paid time off and a 403(b) savings program with company matching dollars.

Interested? Send your resume to lisa.dysert@adelphoi.org.


Posted 4/17/18

Strengthening Families Coordinator at Asociación Puertorriquenos en Marcha

Job Summary: This research-based, evidence-informed approach to practice is central to the community-based emphasis of Improving Outcomes to Children (IOC) and uses community programs to enhance protective factors for children and families. The Strengthening Families Coordinator encourages participants to make "small but significant changes" that support resilience, access to concrete goods, connection, parental knowledge, and social/emotional capacity. Using the Strengthening Families Worker, CUA and CUA Community Liaison will initiate "Parent Cafes" that provide an opportunity for caregivers of all types with a location to whih they can find a support network.

Click here to view a full list of qualifications for this position. To apply, please submit resume and cover letter via email to Christian Pérez-Colon at christian.perez@apmphila.org.


Posted 4/17/18

Life Skills Coach at Asociación Puertorriquenos en Marcha

Job Summary: To facilitate and follow the movement of children through the permanency process including the provision of crisis management and supportive social work to CUA Case Managers and resource parents to effect permanency and avoid placement disruptions. To provide, in concert with CUA Case Managers and under the direction of the CUA Team Leader, the services required by children and families engaged in the adoption process. 

Qualifications: 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. A minimum of two years work experience in social services with youth and families.

  • Experience in outreach activities, through volunteerism or another source.
  • Proficiency in English and Spanish preferred.
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance, Request for Criminal Clearance, FBI clearances, Valid PA driver’s license and driving record no more than 60 days old. Medical Exam/TB Test must be completed within one year of employment.

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter via email to Christian Pérez-Colon at christian.perez@apmphila.org.


Posted 4/16/18

Resilience Counselor at PEACE (Psychosis, Education, Assessment, Care and Empowerment)

Coordinated specialty care team, working with adolescents ages 15-30, who have had their first psychotic experience within the last 12-18 months is seeking a Resilience Counselor. The program is evidence-based (RA1SE Study) and works with the Beck institute using Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R), offering flexibility and creativity. About 65% of the work is mobile with services offered in the community (in homes, coffee shops, libraries, community centers etc.).

Qualifications:

  • Masters-level licensed Mental Health Professional (Social Work, Professional Counseling, Psychology). License required.
  • Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC), preferred
  • Skills and competence to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with early psychosis and respect for participant rights and personal preferences in treatment are essential.
  • Knowledge of mental health systems and supports.
  • Some knowledge of multiple support systems for substance users.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a focused team.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.

Click here to apply to the Resilience Counselor position.


Posted 4/10/18

Child Welfare Positions through Children's Corps—BA and MA degrees eligible

Children’s Corps is a program of Fostering Change for Children that recruits, trains and supports individuals of all backgrounds who are passionate about working with children and families involved in the child welfare system. Its mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable children by building a highly-skilled and dedicated workforce that has the potential to become leaders in the field. The program offers an employment opportunity for individuals (with either BA or MA degrees) who want to work on the frontlines in New York City’s child welfare agencies, gain valuable experience, and make a difference in the lives of families.

Click here for a PDF of more information, including how to apply.


Posted 4/4/18

Immigrant and Refugee Social Services Coordinator at the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society

HIAS Pennsylvania seeks a dynamic, experienced and flexible social worker to support compassionate and efficient social services for a variety of vulnerable immigrants, through a combination of direct case management and supervision of staff and social work interns.

For more information about the position, including how to apply, click here.


Posted 3/26/18

Climate Defender Organizer at PennEnvironment

PennEnvironment’s Climate Defender Organizers are responsible for recruiting, developing and mobilizing powerful teams of concerned citizens to become climate volunteers in critical communities across the state. As a Climate Defender Organizer, you will work with our existing network of hundreds of team members and activists, and expand volunteer teams in key political areas to ensure support from local decision-makers for climate action. Find out more and apply here.


Posted 3/21/18

Truancy Case Manager at United Communities Southeast Philadelphia

Under the supervision of the Truancy Supervisor, the case manager will provide support and case management services to families and individuals, while maintaining a caseload of 25 cases. Duties include outreach to expand awareness of agency programs; home visits as well as office, phone and written communication with clients; school visits to meet with staff, students and retrieve school documents; make appropriate referrals for clients; accompany clients, when necessary, to appointments; represent families at Regional Truancy Court and Family Court; coordinate with other agencies to assist clients; maintain case files including data entry, case notes.

Qualifications / Knowledge, Skills & Experience - Essential:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or Human Services field (required)  Experience providing community-based social supports
  • Working understanding of child and family development
  • Working understanding of community and resource development
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplined environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Creative, outgoing team player with the ability to adapt quickly to changing needs and priorities
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse population
  • Must be detailed oriented and highly organized
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, Outlook)
  • Working knowledge of database applications
  • Bilingual a plus

Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to jobs@ucsep.org 


Posted 3/21/18

Family Empowerment Services Case Manager at United Communities Southeast Philadelphia

The Family Empowerment Services Case Manager provides support and case management services to families and individuals. Conducts home visits to assess and ensure the safety and well-being of each child in their home environment; Coordinates care with other human service professionals as needed; Establishes goals with families and makes appropriate referrals to support these goals.

Qualifications / Knowledge, Skills & Experience - Essential:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or Human Services field (required)  Experience providing community-based social supports
  • Working understanding of child and family development
  • Working understanding of community and resource development
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplined environment
  • Must be flexible and be able to work some nights and weekends
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Minimum one year experience in the social work field
  • Experience providing community-based social supports
  • Ability to work with a diverse population
  • Must be detailed oriented and highly organized
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, Outlook
  • Working knowledge of database applications
  • Bilingual a plus

Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to jobs@ucsep.org 


Posted 3/15/18

Community Engagement Specialist at Sayre Health Center

Enhance awareness, access and utilization of Sayre Health Center in the community and by community members in a manner consistent with Sayre’s mission to provide accessible and high-quality community-based primary and preventive health care services. 

Qualifications/Minimum Requirements:

  • BS Degree preferred.
  • At least one year’s experience in community organizing, outreach, or public health required.

The ideal candidate should be:

  • Comfortable working in the community
  • A team player
  • Energetic
  • Creative
  • Able and will to carry items that are 15lbs or less
  • Able and willing to walk distances up to 1 mile

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Host community events
  • Successfully promote access and enrollment in primary care services at Sayre Health Center.
  • Attend community based engagements on a weekly basis to serve as a bridge between identified health needs and SHC community health center.
  • Administratively manage social media, website and email communications to market, promote and engage.
  • Participate in gathering community data and feedback to assess the effectiveness of Sayre programs, additional service needs, and community resources.
  • Maintain department database and record program participation for events and programs and follow-up.
  • Establish and maintain contact and relationships with program participants, catchment residents and local organizations.

Please send resume to khuling@sayrehealth.org 


Posted 3/14/18

Support Coordinator at A Better Choice Support Coordination

At A Better Choice Support Coordination (ABC Support Coordination) we offer a variety of services that help people with personal care needs, home support, transportation, accessible adaptations, equipment needs, community integration and other services funded by the State of Pennsylvania.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • At least 12 credits in human services course
  • Must pass a criminal child abuse background clearance
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and familiar with general computer operations
  • Applicant must comply with all immigration rules and laws

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with participant to design a service plan and monitor that services received meet the participant's needs and goals
  • Travel in the community and visit participants in hospitals, nursing facilities or other locations as needed
  • Support the participant and conduct yearly re-evaluation of participant's strength, needs, preferences and desired outcomes

Interested applicants please send resumes for consideration to quiles@abcsupportphila.com or fax them to 267-686-3722.


Posted 3/12/18

Graduate Internship: Foundations Community Partnership

This is a paid, 12-13 week, full-time service-learning opportunity beginning in mid-May 2018 and ending in early August 2018 for a graduate student in Social Work who has completed one year of graduate school. Service will include providing supervision for college students in a variety of human-service host agencies working with children, youth and families. Other activities include: assisting in administration of the Summer Youth Corps, providing some direct care, participating in individual and group supervision with a licensed psychologist and in workshops relating to human services, as well as supporting other activities of the foundation. Please visit our website at www.fcpartnership.org for more information and to view a video of the FCP 2016 Summer Youth Corps program. If interested, please contact Caroline O’Connell Sinton at Foundations Community Partnership, 1456 Ferry Road, Suite 404, Doylestown, PA 18901, 267-247-5584, or csinton@fcpartnership.org.


Posted 3/2/18

Hospital Social Worker

Location: A hospital in Philadelphia, PA

Hours: 8:30-5pm

Education: Master’s Degree from an accredited school of Social Work (Required)

Licenses & Certifications: CPR (Preferred) and PA Social Worker License (Preferred)

Experience: 2 years of experience as a Medical Social Worker

For more information, contact Stephanie Henriques at 610-617-8766 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Resumes can be emailed to sthenriq@maxhealth.com.


Posted 3/1/18

Immigrant and Refugee Social Services Coordinator

HIAS Pennsylvania seeks a dynamic, experienced and flexible social worker to support compassionate and efficient social services for a variety of vulnerable immigrants, through a combination of direct case management and supervision of staff and social work interns.

Click here to learn more about the position, including how to apply.


Posted 3/1/18

County Caseworker 1 and County Caseworker 2

Allegheny County Children, Youth, and Families has 45 vacancies for County Caseworkers. This agency is willing to fill these vacancies at either the County Caseworker 1 (Local Government) level or the County Caseworker 2 (Local Government) level.  These positions will work 40 hours per week.

The Cambria County Department of Human Services has seven vacancies for County Caseworker 1. These positions will work 37.5 hours per week.

Jefferson County Children and Youth has eight vacancies for County Caseworkers. This agency is willing to fill these vacancies at either the County Caseworker 1 (Local Government) level or the County Caseworker 2 (Local Government) level. These positons will work 35 hours per week.

The Tioga County Department of Human Services, Children and Youth, has four vacancies for County Caseworker 1 (Local Government). These positions will work 40 hours per week. Overtime may occur.

JOB DUTIES: You will provide services to individuals, families, or groups (needy, aged, people with disabilities, institutionalized or dependent adults and children) to help them attain a more satisfactory social, economic, mental, or physical adjustment to their environment.  You will interview clients to obtain social histories; provide comprehensive information about agency programs; determine and verify eligibility for program services; provide referral services and negotiate on behalf of clients for referral services; and formulate and implement social plans of action. 

Applications will only be accepted between February 28, 2018 and March 13, 2018.  For some jobs, you must be willing to travel.  Travel expenses will be paid.  When applying, you must indicate a willingness to accept employment in Allegheny County, Cambria County, Jefferson County, or Tioga County, as appropriate.

Students can apply and qualify if they are a full time student, have earned at least 90 college credits, and will graduate within the next 7 months.  For these early graduates when they apply online, they can check YES to the question did you graduate. Also, the minim requirements for the County Caseworker 1 title is a bachelor’s degree (in any major) which is supplemented by at least 12 credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences.

Apply online at www.scsc.pa.gov. Log in to the Online Services section of the homepage. Select View Open Announcements & Apply from the menu, and reference announcement #2006-713 for County Caseworkers (Local Government) to submit your application. The test will be scheduled after this announcement closes for application and your eligibility has been determined. 


Posted 2/12/18

Assistant Director for Training and Development at Penn Center for Community Health Workers

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

The Assistant Director for Training and Development directs our training activities and is a key member of our dissemination team, helping lead the technical assistance and consulting components of our work across the country with other healthcare and community organizations. (S)he will:

  • Train new CHWs and Managers in Philadelphia and at partner organizations across the country to effectively implement the IMPaCT model 
  • Provide consulting to help partner organizations troubleshoot challenges and improve performance
  • Hire, train and supervise other trainers to effectively and engagingly deliver our content
  • Design and build products, including multimedia content for our online library of CHW best practices
  • Organize conferences and other convenings to promote shared learning and networking of IMPaCT partners
  • Design creative, interactive trainings that meet our needs as we continue to innovate. This could include adapting the model to new groups (ex: pregnant women, formerly incarcerated individuals) or training healthcare administrators about the social determinants of health
  • Assist in sales and marketing efforts 

Skill and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree a plus, with an MSW or MPH preferred
  • At least three years of experience designing/facilitating trainings, managing projects and, supervising others
  • Experience with clinical social work and/or case management, including understanding of behavioral health, healthcare and social service systems
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills to build and sustain a wide range of relationships across multiple levels of leadership
  • Highly organized; able to juggle multiple projects and meet deadlines with exceptional attention to detail
  • Passion for improving the lives of low-income individuals
  • Ability to thrive in a complex and dynamic organization, where flexibility, risk-taking and entrepreneurial thinking are critical
  • Availability to travel on a regular basis (25-50% of time) to work on-site at partner locations 

To Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to Raina Kulkarni at rkulk@pennmedicine.upenn.edu with the subject line "Assistant Director." Please label attachments as follows:

  • LastnameFirstname_ADcoverletter
  • LastnameFirstname_ADresume

Posted 2/2/18

Project Coordinator

The Language, Literacy, and Learning Lab at the College of Public Health’s Communication department is seeking to hire a part-time Project Coordinator. Research in the Language, Literacy, and Learning Lab focuses on understanding and improving language and academic outcomes for children who are at-risk as a result of learning environment and/or communication disorder status. This work includes clinical behavioral assessment research, as well as research on the development, implementation, and evaluation of clinician and caregiver-mediated early language and literacy interventions. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for general lab maintenance as well as tasks related to all stages of research. Responsibilities include: assisting in preparation of grant applications; creating IRB applications for new projects; helping establish stimuli (e.g., objects, words) for projects; writing detailed protocol for each project based on description in grant application; purchasing stimuli reinforcers (toys, stickers), and other materials for the lab, and maintaining a record of purchases; reaching out to community partners to recruit participants and disseminating recruitment materials to families, schools, education agencies, and other organizations; scheduling and conducting data collection sessions; scheduling and conducting research sessions with children and caregivers; sending payments to participants, and maintaining record of payments; securely storing and organizing hard-copies of data, as well as audio and video files; coding data based on established protocol and coding responses to standardized tests; entering data into spreadsheets, and assisting with transcription of data; maintaining record of inter-rater reliability; assisting the P.I. with preparing conference presentations, papers for publication, and proposals for future projects; submitting project modifications to the IRB when needed; notifying P.I. of any adverse events; conducting regular IRB protocol reminder meetings along with the P.I.; and performing bi-annual lab self-audits. Performs other duties as assigned. 

Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology, Education, or related field and at least three years of directly related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
 
Required Skills and Abilities
*Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and willingness to learn other software necessary for video recording, coding, and data analysis.  
*Demonstrated bi-lingual Spanish/ English speaking skills to conduct participant-related tasks (e.g., caregiver interviews, standardized language assessments, transcriptions and coding of Spanish-speaking caregiver–child dyads), 
*Demonstrated knowledge of child language development and developmental disorders and early intervention. 
*Strong written and oral communication skills.
*Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage time independently. 
*Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with diverse populations of students, faculty, staff, consumers, and clinicians. 
 
Preferred:
Research experience working with children from newborn to five years of age. 
 
This position requires a background check.
 

Posted 2/2/18

United States Census Bureau: Multiple Openings

Supervisory Partnership Specialist

Recruiting Coordinator

Space Leasing Representative

Clerk

Read more about each position by clicking on the links above. 


Posted 1/22/18

Graduate Internship, Foundations Community Partnership

Bucks County, PA—This is a paid, 12-13 week, full-time service-learning opportunity beginning in mid-May 2018 and ending in early August 2018, for a graduate student in Social Work, who has completed one year of graduate school. Service will include providing supervision for college students in a variety of human-service host agencies working with children, youth and families. Other activities include: assisting in administration of the Summer Youth Corps, providing some direct care, participating in individual and group supervision with a licensed psychologist and in workshops relating to human services, as well as supporting other activities of the foundation. Please visit our website at www.fcpartnership.org for more information and to view a video of the FCP 2016 Summer Youth Corps program. If interested, please contact Caroline O’Connell Sinton at Foundations Community Partnership, 1456 Ferry Road, Suite 404, Doylestown, PA 18901, 267-247-5584, or csinton@fcpartnership.org.


Posted 1/16/18

Early Childhood Education (ECE) Specialist, Building Early Links for Learning

Program Overview:

Building Early Links for Learning (BELL) is a collaboration of social service, education providers, and researchers working with community stakeholders to create an education support system for families and young children who experience homelessness in Philadelphia. BELL aims to: increase family participation and access to high quality Early Childhood Education (ECE) programs; share information about the benefits of ECE with parents and homeless service providers; share information about early childhood homelessness with ECE centers; establish more effective links between homeless services and ECE providers; and provide other supports relevant to early childhood. PEC is the lead partner.

Position Summary:

The ECE Specialist will be responsible for increasing the enrollment of young children staying in emergency housing (EH) into high quality early learning programs including STARS child care, Head Start, Early Head Start, and state and locally funded PreK. Other activities include delivering trainings and information sessions for parents and staff and other activities aimed at increasing the developmental appropriateness of shelter for young children. The ECE Specialist is responsible for the implementation of the program, working in collaboration with the Project Director, other ECE Specialist s, and consultants, and ensuring data collection and compliance with the funding grant.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

In general, ECE Specialists will:

  • support existing EH staff to help families apply for ECE subsidies and identifying and enrolling in quality ECEprograms;
  • train EH staff on child development facts and principles;
  • connect and coordinate efforts across housing, ECE and other systems;
  • utilize data to monitor progress and evaluate innovation;

Specific ECE Specialist activities:

  • In collaboration with the Project Director, develop and implement outreach and engagement activities to increase enrollment in quality ECE by young children who experience homelessness 
  • Actively cultivate and maintain relationships with homeless family service providers and other stakeholders to encourage eligible families to access high quality ECE programs.
  • Work collaboratively with BELL Project Director, Data Consultants, and other Partners.
  • Organize workshops and enrollment drives for families.
  • Connect EH staff to ECE providers; Support ECE staff in discharge planning.
  • Organize activities to teach and train shelter staff, including semi-annual workshops
  • Organize activities to promote relationships between EH and ECE providers.
  • Work with EH staff to collect details of child attendance and parent wishes with respect to ECE participation, updated monthly. The ECE Specialist will collect and review these forms to help monitor family need, provide support to EH staff, when necessary, and ensure that all families are aware of supports for ECE enrollment.
  • Actively participate in all designated ECE related committees, meetings, and focus groups.
  • Collect and enter data. Ensure all data meets contractual requirements.
  • Submit monthly and quarterly reports.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education; Community Engagement, or Social Work required. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Two-plus years of progressively responsible experience.
  • Advanced knowledge in child development
  • Demonstrated experience working with at-risk young children and their families

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

  • Mission driven and self-directed with ability to work collaboratively with many diverse constituencies
  • Knowledge of child development and Philadelphia’s Early Childhood Education system
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and team building skills
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
  • Is in a supportive and coaching role to both the case managers and the families.

Other Duties

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

PEC is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. 


Posted 1/10/18

Internships to Protect our Environment with PennEnvironment

If you care about the environment and want to make a difference, apply to be a PennEnvironment intern today.

What do interns with PennEnvironment do?  You’ll help us educate and engage citizens on the most criticalenvironmental issues of our time. You’ll help us get our issues into the media, build coalitions, organize events and lobby decision-makers. Ultimately, you’ll help us build the kind of public support it takes to win.

Our Campaigns

Do you want 100% renewable energy? We’re committed to a 100% renewable energy future, and we’re advocating for policies that will bring more solar and wind power to more people and communities right now.

Do you want to save bees and other pollinators from extinction? A recent U.N. report found that bees and other pollinators are facing extinction – and given that bees pollinate everything from almonds to strawberries, we know that “no bees” means “no food.” So we’re gathering support for a ban on toxic ‘neonicotinoid’ pesticides.

Do you want to keep our public lands permanently protected and in public hands? We believe we need more wilderness, more national parks, and more public lands that are permanently protected. So we’re getting the word out through the media to not only stop reckless moves to sell off our public lands or open them to mining, drilling and development. We want to expand their protection and establish more national monuments.

Thinking boldly about a green future is a start, but we know it’s not enough.

Become a PennEnvironment intern

If you agree that it’s time to solve these big environmental problems, the best thing you can do to get involved is to apply to be a PennEnvironment intern today. We’re currently hiring for the spring and summer of 2018. 

We’re looking for students who care deeply about the environment and are ready to make a difference now. 

As an intern:

  • You’ll learn how to push for smart solutions to environmental problems, and build the public support it takes to win
  • You’ll work side-by- side with one of our advocates, learning the ropes.
  • You’ll reach out to and engage with citizens to leverage grassroots power 
  • And you’ll attend briefings and trainings to learn even more about environmental issues and gain organizing skill

And if you’re thinking you might want to make a career out of campaigning to solve big environmental problems like global warming – interning with PennEnvironment is one of the best ways to get started.

Not only will you get the training and experience you need, but we hire our most talented and committed interns to join our full time staff when they graduate. 

We’re hiring interns in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and have sister organizations in many cities across the country. Apply Today


Posted 12/12/17

Resource Parent Coach - Concilio

Job Summary

The Resource Parent Coach provides recruitment, credentialing, and support services in compliance with and as directed by contract through the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, the Philadelphia Department of Human Services, and the Community Umbrella Agency/ies to which Concilio sub-contracts. The Coach’s role is to: (1) recruit prospective foster parents; (2) screen and approve prospective foster and kinship parents in collaboration with the Resource Parent Coordinator; (3) provide training and follow up services to approved foster and kinship parents including resource linkage; (4) provide coaching, issue intervention and support services as it relates to the needs and well-being of the child/ren placed in their care; and (5) maintain all documentation meeting state/county standards and best practices. The Resource Parent Coach has access to confidential client information and is expected to handle such information with integrity and professionalism.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Responsible for weekly outreach activities toward the recruitment of 40-60 new parents annually;
  • Provide coaching, annual credentialing, and support to 40-60 resource parents;
  • Responsible for annual recertification of resource parents including updated clearances, medicals as requested, agreement, and annual home inspections, and enforcement of annual resource parent training hours, for submission to Supervisor for generation of Certificate of Approval;
  • Responsible for providing case management, coaching and issue intervention, and resource services to foster/kinships parents and their children as appropriate parents, in particular OST and Summer Youthworks, housing, and free tax preparation.
  • Provide on-call Concilio coverage for one week after hours and on the weekend for new placements, every six to nine weeks;
  • Participate in regular component and staff department and agency meetings;
  • Attend trainings as appropriate and required;
  • Maintain on-going mutually supportive, professional collaboration with the CUAs, Philadelphia Department of Human Services, other state/county agencies, auxiliary services and community resources; and

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field plus two years experience in Human Services, preferably child welfare.
  • FBI, Pennsylvania Childline and Criminal Background Clearances.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish, another language as appropriate) preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and insurance and able to travel and be flexible.

Concilio is an equal opportunity employer. Concilio does not discriminate in employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service. I understand that neither the completion of this application nor any other part of my consideration for employment establishes any obligation for Concilio to hire me. If I am hired, I understand that either Concilio or I can terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of Concilio has the authority to make any assurance to the contrary. I attest with my signature below that I have given to Concilio true and complete information on this application. No requested information has been concealed. I authorize Concilio to contact references provided for employment reference checks. If any information I have provided is untrue, or if I have concealed material information, I understand that this will constitute cause for the denial of employment or immediate dismissal.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $33,000.00 to $35,000.00/year

Contact Adonis Banegas: adonis.banegas@elconcilio.net