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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


Posted 5/23/2017

UESF – Veterans Housing Case Manager

UESF is a 34 year-old Philadelphia based nonprofit organization whose mission is to stabilize housing for families facing a housing crisis by addressing their immediate needs and removing the barriers to long-term stability.(www.uesfacts.org)

The Case Manager within the Veterans Housing Program will guide low income veteran families through the housing stability process, connecting them to resources and providing direct assistance as needed, with the goal of stabilizing housing for veteran families who are literally homeless and those who are in danger of losing their homes.

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required, experience with nonprofit organizations serving low-income families preferred. Additional requirements include excellent administrative and organizational skills, familiarity with database management, proven relationship building capacity and ability to relate to diverse populations, as well as strong oral and written communications skills.

Interested candidates should forward a current resume and cover letter to tinafloyd@uesfacts.org