Community Health Worker, Male Initiative Program

Healthy Start, Inc. is hiring for a Community Health Worker in our Male Initiative Program.  This is a professional position in the field of public community health, responsible for the daily oversight of the recruitment and case management/care coordination of Male Initiative Program (MIP) participants.  Duties include:

  • Identifying, enrolling and serving eligible fatherhood program participants as defined by the Healthy Start grant, working closely with the multidisciplinary team.
  • Maintaining a full caseload and serving at least 100 participants in a rolling 12-month period.
    Displaying specialized knowledge of working with vulnerable populations, i.e.: alcohol, tobacco and other substance abusers; mental health/mental retardation; incarcerated; HIV/AIDS.
  • Linking program participants to community resources such as housing, transportation, food and mental health services.
  • Using the PHQ9 to screen for depression and refer to treatment if necessary.
  • Documenting service delivery, and conducting periodic service plan meetings with participants and service providers.
  • Assisting in identifying gaps in services and health needs, and devising remedies in health related areas.
  • Assisting and/or presenting programs on health information and services to community groups.
  • Performing other duties as assigned, relevant to the agency.

Qualifications of Position

A high school diploma or GED, three years of experience in a social service/health field or equivalent experience and training; previous experience working with males in school and community settings. Combination of education and experience will be considered and preference given to job related education (i.e., C.E.Us, certifications, etc.). Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Supervisory Relationship

This position functions as a member of the home visiting team with an advanced level of independence under the direction of the Director of In-Home Services.

Skills and Knowledge Required

  •  Knowledge of prevention strategies, needs and risk assessments and family systems.
  • Understanding of community and service delivery systems.
  • Case management and confidential record keeping.
  • Emergency response and crisis management skills.
  • Sounds analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated good decision making in dealing with safety issues.
  • Professional demeanor is required as you will interact with persons at all levels within the organization, outside of the organization and community.
  •  Ability to follow instructions and take direction from management and comply with the boundaries of the establish policy and procedures.
  •  Ability to plan and facilitate group sessions.
  •  Ability to motivate and guide participants to keep appointments, obtain goals and take advantage of services.
  •  Ability to work with multi-cultural participants/agencies.
  •  Ability to work with computer software applications, i.e., word processing, data base and spreadsheets.
  •  Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  •  Maintain an absolute commitment to protecting the confidentiality of employee and agency information handled on a daily basis.
  • Effective written, verbal and listening communication skills.
  •  Must possess a valid unrestricted Pennsylvania Driver’s License.
  •  Must possess current and valid unrestricted automobile insurance and be listed as an insured driver.
  •  Personal transportation with employee listed as an insured driver on the vehicle used for work.
  •   Act 33/34 clearances.

Work Environment

  •  The work performed is 95% conducted in the field.  Candidate must possess the ability to work at locales outside of the office environment.
  •  The other 5% of the position is office work requiring sitting, keying, typing and answering phones, with occasional light lifting, carrying, stooping, standing, bending, walking and filing.
  • mental, visual and aural attention is required as the work involves responding to requests, planning or performing work that is at times, can be fast-paced.
  • Out of town and overnight travel is also required on occasion.

Compensation:  This is a full-time non-exempt position, with full benefits. Annual compensation is $36,000-$40,000 commensurate with experience.

Social Worker: Homeless Medicine Team

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

The Center for Inclusion Health’s (CIH) mission is to provide outstanding health care to all people in the region, especially socially marginalized and vulnerable populations. CIH is a part if the Medicine Institute at Allegheny Health Network (AHN).

This position will be part of the Homeless Medicine Team through the Center for Inclusion Health. The Social Worker will function as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team including physicians, nurses, community health and outreach workers providing and coordinating care for homeless individuals across the health network. Work will involve intensive case management and linkage to resources for highly vulnerable clients throughout the city of Pittsburgh. Applicants should be comfortable engaging with patients in a variety of settings, including homeless camps, shelters, emergency departments, inpatient units, and other clinical and non-clinical sites.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Completes and documents psycho social assessments, intervention, and coordination of care to identified populations.
  • Provides crisis intervention/counseling to identified populations to enhance patient/family coping mechanisms regarding illness.
  • Engages the patient/family/significant other and interdisciplinary team in the discharge process to identify appropriate post-acute resources and community service follow-ups.
  • Provides education to patients/family/significant other and interdisciplinary team regarding psychosocial factors related to illness.
  • Actively participates in those areas of expertise to further enhance the role of social work within the hospital.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • MSW required (current employees may be grandfathered)
  • Older Adults Protective Services Act (OAPSA) clearance may be required depending on location.

Preferred

  • LSW or LCSW eligibility preferred depending upon facility requirements.
  • 2 years’ experience in a hospital/multidisciplinary health care setting.
  • Experience with homeless populations and knowledge of harm-reduction principles

Case Manager

POSITION SUMMARY: The Case Manager provides case management along with service and resource coordination in an empathetic manner to Latino community members. This case manager will support the LCC’s single mothers program.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Meets with clients and/or their families to understand their needs, connect them to appropriate services, and empower them to achieve service plan goals, develop life skills, and/or sustain financial stability.
  • Attends community meetings that pertain to resources specific to LCC services
  • Adheres to all policies, laws, regulations, and codes of ethics and confidentiality as outlined by federal and state laws and agency policies and procedures
  • Advocates with community partners on behalf of clients and families for services, basic needs, and other related issues
  • Is part of the crisis planning and response team.
  • Works directly with the finance department for proper management and payment of services to landlords and utility companies
  • Composes or prepares correspondence, case notes, charts, narrative and technical reports, notifications, and related documents using computer-based applications
  • Conducts comprehensive, client-centered social work activities in accordance with best practices
  • Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing results data and trends
  • Cooperates with the leadership team to compile statistics to complete grant and subsidy applications
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in community events/meetings, educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
  • Due to the leadership role Latino Community Center is called upon to play in the community, particularly during times of crisis, it is the expectation that all Latino Community Center staff will be fully engaged in the organization’s crisis plan and response efforts.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field from an accredited college required;
  • Three – Five (3-5) years’ work experience directly working with the Latino Community
  • Act 33/34 and FBI Clearances and valid PA driver’s license with clean driving record, required
  • Complete Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania

OTHER SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with key internal and external clients and community members
  • Must be bilingual in Spanish and English and culturally sensitive to the needs of the Latino community
  • Ability to work independently and within a team; go-getter with a growth-mindset; takes initiative
  • Ability to deliver results and establish a reliable track record, prioritize and multi-task
  • Communicate effectively in both written and verbal form
  • Must possess excellent organizational and data management skills
  • Must be flexible to meet with families and individuals at a time most convenient to them, including evenings and weekends

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to: Lead Social Worker

Titles of direct reports:  Case Manager may be asked to supervise interns directly working with Case Manager.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Works in a normal office setting with no exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

1) Will require some traveling throughout Allegheny County conducting home visits to best meet families needs; 2) Frequently required to work at a fast pace; 3) Requires considerable concentration and creativity

 

Salary Range: $28,500-$35,000 Based on Experience

Note: This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be necessary for this role. Personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Special Note: Please be advised that the Latino Community Center website is “under construction” therefore you will NOT see this posting on our website. To apply please email your resume and cover letter to careers@latinocommunitycenter.org.

Questions or comments, please contact:

Jackie Heidelberg
careers@latinocommunitycenter.org

412-310-7207

Volunteer Caseworker – Assist Military Families

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Red Cross mission
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of any case notes, names and other personal information in accordance with Red Cross policies
  • Understand and apply Service to Armed Forces (SAF) policies, procedures and protocols related to Red Cross client services consistently and correctly support the critical community services cases; which can include an intake interview to assess client needs and providing appropriate service to clients including referrals to other agencies; and the follow up process to include making follow-up calls to military members and/or families to determine if their needs are met, providing other follow-up actions needed for complete and timely client service
  • Acquire a working knowledge of local, state and federal resources aiding military members, families and veterans
  • Maintain professionalism and conduct as stated in Red Cross policy

Qualifications:

  • Successful American Red Cross background check
  • Complete required national training and locally developed orientation
  • Able to support Red Cross SAF mission; have an awareness of and appreciation for military culture, military families, and veterans’ issues
  • Demonstrated ability to treat people with respect under all circumstances and instill trust in others while upholding the values and principles of the American Red Cross
  • Ability to apply active listening skills and employ reasoning and questioning strategies to capture, analyze, and interpret information from clients, staff, and management
  • Good computer skills to include use of Internet search tools; Intranet; and Microsoft Office Suite, to include Outlook, word-processing, database and/or spreadsheet applications
  • Effective interviewing skills and a sound knowledge of telephone and in-person etiquette and pleasant and friendly manners respectful of human dignity
  • Ability to work with or without supervision
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Good customer service skills; Ability to work well with others
  • Willingness to gain knowledge of community resources
  • Able to work with culturally diverse populations

Relationships: Red Cross volunteer and employee Hero Care Network Leads

Case Manager/Social Worker

OVERVIEW 

Non-Profit organization seeking applicant for a full-time Case-manager/Counselor position. Applicant will work with homeless families in a shelter setting. Must be able to develop goal and treatment plans for families. Applicant must be knowledgeable of the social service system in Allegheny County.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Job responsibilities include data entry, monthly reporting, and be familiar with working with Drug & Alcohol and mental health. If hired, the incumbent must acquire knowledge of all policies and procedures of the organization. Applicant must be willing to travel (valid drivers license and dependable transportation is a must) . This position requires flexibility to perform other duties when assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or Related Field + 2 years of casework management experience
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or Related Field + 1 year of direct service experience
  • Must have good writing and communication skills

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume to meubanks@wseinc.org

Workforce Development Specialist

Life’sWork of Western PA is a Pittsburgh nonprofit, human services organization which has been serving the community for over 90 years.  Life’sWork is seeking a full-time Workforce Development Specialist (WDS) to provide the full range of employment placement services for individuals with disabilities. Life’sWork’s mission is to empower people to live the life they choose. The WDS is responsible for all aspects of assisting our clients to prepare for, attain, and maintain competitive integrated employment.  The successful incumbent will deliver a broad range of workforce services to employers, job seekers, general public and other customers.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Understand the client’s employment interests, abilities, concerns, and goals through meetings with each client in addition to the evaluation of all referral information and the input from the client’s team (family, care giver, referral counselor, etc.).
  2. Provide individual vocational counseling with regard to career options, training opportunities, job finding skills, soft skills, and related work ready skills.
  3. Develop an individualized employment plan for each client.
  4. Assist the client with identifying and securing competitive integrated employment opportunities related to their interests and capabilities.
  5. Assist employers in job re-design, accommodations, and accessibility issues. In addition, educate employers in methods of working with persons with disabilities.
  6. Set up and oversee Community-Based Work Assessments to assess an individual’s ability to work in a real work setting in the community.  Complete all related reports and paperwork in a timely manner.
  7. Maintain up-to-date records of contacts with clients and employers in the web-based data system for adequate case recording, placement activity, and billing purposes.
  8. Provide on-site job coaching and/or oversee the work of a job coach for those clients requiring support on the job.
  9. Depending on funding, maintain contact with clients and employers to assess progress on the job and to perform crisis intervention, if necessary.
  10. Act as liaison with referral agencies, funding sources, advocates and families as needed.
  11. Maintain a consistent number of job placements per year (as identified in the goal section of the yearly evaluation).
  12. Prepare well written reports as required within established time frames.

Job Requirements:

  • College degree in a related field. Master’s degree preferred but not required.
  • At least three years’ experience in the employment or related counseling field.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends depending on the needs of the clients.
  • Prior experience working with individuals with disabilities a plus.
  • Must have valid PA Driver’s License, adequate insurance; some travel regionally.

Moving Beyond Depression™ Clinician, Hello Baby Priority

Overview:

Moving Beyond Depression™ is an evidence-based clinical model. The Moving Beyond Depression ™ Clinician for the Hello Baby Priority program conducts psycho-social assessments and provides In-Home Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (IH-CBT) to women in their homes. The purpose of the intervention is to facilitate recovery from maternal depression in women served by home visiting programs, thereby promoting the healthy development of infants and children. The Clinician works closely with the home visiting team/program and other community services to ensure continuity of participant care.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Training and experience delivering cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Training and experience in delivering psychotherapy to women with mood disorders.
  • Training and experience in working with serious mental health conditions and complex clinical presentations.
  • Psychosocial knowledge and clinical ability sufficient to provide services to women enrolled in home visiting programs.
  • Appreciation for diversity – understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others’ perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one’s approach to successfully integrated with others who are different from oneself.
  • Professional demeanor – demonstrates a strong work ethic, sound judgment, diplomacy and tact. Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients in their home.
  • Communication – excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Independence, accountability and autonomy
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Flexibility – being open to change and considerable variety in work environments. Effortlessly adjusting to new or changing situations and unexpected events. Willing to work flexible hours.

Qualifications of Position:

The Clinician must possess a Master’s Degree in social work, counseling or related mental health field. Must be passionate about community-based work and home visiting. At least three years’ experience working with maternal depression and/or cognitive behavioral therapy preferred.

Other:

  • Clearances are required
  • Must possess a valid unrestricted Pennsylvania Driver’s License and be able to conduct home visits for
    the purpose of field supervision
  • Must possess current and valid unrestricted automobile insurance and be listed as an insured driver

Supervisory Relationship:

This position works under the direction of the Hello Baby Priority Program Director, and receives clinical supervision from the Moving Beyond Depression™ Team Lead.

Compensation:

The starting salary range for this position is $40K-$45K, commensurate with skills and experience. We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

Application Instructions:

Send resume and cover letter to HR@hsipgh.org.

Andrea Kimple
Director of Operations and Human Resources
Healthy Start, Inc.
400 N. Lexington Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Application materials must be submitted by 12/20/19 to be considered

Program Coordinator, Hello Baby Priority

Overview:

This is an advanced-level program support position contributing to the successful delivery of services and supports for families of newborns in Allegheny County who have complex needs. As a member of the Hello Baby Priority team, the Program Coordinator will coordinate internal and external program functions that support the clerical, community engagement, partner relations and program reporting needs of the team. The successful Program Coordinator is empathetic, takes initiative, is detail-orientated, has excellent written and verbal communication skills and is able to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. The Program Coordinator supports the program’s core principles of community engagement, authentic healing relationships, family and child well-being, equity and respect.

The Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for the following:

  • Establishes and/or tracks project objectives, timelines, tasks, and outcomes.
  • Assists in the development of new processes, forms and reports as needed for programming.
  • Develops and maintains reporting related to respective projects and initiatives.
  • Develops a broad range of knowledge in the Camden Coalition COACH model to assists in the development and execution of processes to support program quality compliance monitoring to ensure delivery of consistent, high quality services.
  • Compiles qualitative and quantitative data for program reporting, including maintenance of participant files.
  • Coordinates internal and external program communications.
  • Provides administrative support to the Program Director and manages special projects as assigned.
  • Greets office guests, answers phones, schedules meeting and space and supports general office function as needed.
  • Assists with transportation coordination.
  • Operates a variety of office equipment, i.e., copier machine, facsimile, etc.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Qualifications of Position:

The Program Coordinator will have at least 2-3 years of progressively responsible administrative, project management and/or executive support experience. Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree preferred. Significant experience/training in lieu of degree may be considered. Position requires strong administrative and technology skills, organizational and customer service skills.

Other:

  • Clearances are required
  • Must possess a valid unrestricted Pennsylvania Driver’s License and be able to conduct home visits for the purpose of field supervision
  • Must possess current and valid unrestricted automobile insurance and be listed as an insured driver

Supervisory Relationship:

This position works under the direction of the Hello Baby Priority Program Director.

Compensation:

The starting salary range for this position is $36K-$42K, commensurate with skills and experience. We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

Application Instructions:

Send resume and cover letter to HR@hsipgh.org

Andrea Kimple
Director of Operations and Human Resources
Healthy Start, Inc.
400 N. Lexington Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Application materials must be submitted by 12/20/19 to be considered.

Family Engagement Specialist, Hello Baby Priority

Overview:

This is a community-based home visiting “peer support” position contributing to the successful delivery of services and supports for families of newborns in Allegheny County who have complex needs. As a member of the Hello Baby Priority team, the Family Engagement Specialist (FES) is extremely knowledgeable of the service area (Mon Valley) and the unique dynamics of family and community within the geographic region. The FES will focus on engaging and supporting enrolled families using the Camden Coalition COACH model. COACH is a five-part framework that trains staff to be empowerment coaches in order to problem-solve with families to determine how to support them in reaching their goals. The COACH model focuses on Empowerment Theory, Unconditional Positive Regard and Transtheoretical Theory (Stages of Change). The successful FES is tenacious, passionate, knowledgeable of family systems, aware of community resources, is empathetic, is flexible and thinks outside the box, has excellent written and verbal communication skills and embodies the project’s core principles of community engagement, authentic healing relationships, family and child well-being, equity and respect. The FES works in community with the Social Worker.

The FES is primarily responsible for the following:

  • Learning, embracing and promoting the COACH model.
  • Employing a strengths-based, “whatever it takes” attitude to serving a population with complex needs; and exploring and embracing the assets of the communities served.
  • Co-managing with the Social Worker a caseload of up to 20 families, focusing on maintaining
    engagement through a do whatever it takes approach.
  • Relentlessly pursuing meaningful engagement with families, with a special focus on the father or partner of the parent who gave birth
  • Developing trust and rapport with families and provide support using an empathic and family-centered approach
  • Connecting families to basic needs including transportation, childcare and other benefits
  • “Being there” for families – defined broadly, this may include accompanying to appointments, ad hoc phone calls or home visits, and childcare support
  • Maintaining relationships among the Hello Baby team (Healthy Start and DHS), family support centers and other providers and community resources that contribute to the success of enrolled families.
  • Documenting participant service delivery based o established guidelines and protocols.
  • Participating in individual and team case review, reflective supervision, and prescribed trainings and meetings.
  • Operates a variety of office equipment, i.e., copier machine, facsimile, etc.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Qualifications of Position:

The FES is able to demonstrate a contentedness and passion for family and community. The FES will have at least a high school diploma or GED and at least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience with transferable skills. Community-based work and/or substantial related volunteer experience such as FDS, home visiting or other family support role preferred.

Other:

  • Clearances are required
  • Must possess a valid unrestricted Pennsylvania Driver’s License and be able to conduct home visits for the purpose of field supervision
  • Must possess current and valid unrestricted automobile insurance and be listed as an insured driver

Supervisory Relationship:

This position works under the direction of the Hello Baby Team Supervisor.

Compensation:

The starting salary range for this position is $32K-$38K, commensurate with skills and experience. We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

Application Instructions:

Send resume and cover letter to HR@hsipgh.org

Andrea Kimple
Director of Operations and Human Resources
Healthy Start, Inc.
400 N. Lexington Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Application materials must be submitted by 12/20/19 to be considered.

Social Worker, Hello Baby Priority

Overview:

This is a community-based home visiting social work position contributing to the successful delivery of services and supports for families of newborns in Allegheny County who have complex needs. As a member of the Hello Baby Priority team, the Social Worker will exhibit expertise in high quality service offerings and will focus on connecting families to services and ongoing follow up with providers through care management (screening, assessment, goal planning, referral and follow up) to enrolled families using the Camden Coalition COACH model. COACH is a five-part framework that trains staff to be empowerment coaches in order to problem-solve with families to determine how to support them in reaching their goals. The COACH model focuses on Empowerment Theory, Unconditional Positive Regard and Transtheoretical Theory (Stages of Change). The successful Social Worker is passionate, knowledgeable of family systems, aware of community resources, is empathetic, is flexible and thinks outside the box, has excellent written and verbal communication skills and embodies the project’s core principles of community engagement, authentic healing relationships, family and child well-being, equity and respect. The Social Worker works in community with the Family Engagement Specialist. Social work experience is required; home visiting experience is highly preferred.

The Social Worker is primarily responsible for the following:

  • Learning, embracing and promoting the COACH model.
  • Employing a strengths-based, “whatever it takes” attitude to serving a population with complex needs; and exploring and embracing the assets of the communities served.
  • Co-managing with the Family Engagement Specialist a caseload of up to 20 families, focusing on
    maintaining engagement through a do whatever it takes approach.
  • Ensuring that families have access to necessary services (e.g., housing, home visiting, drug and alcohol, mental health).
  • Coordinating communication between providers.
  • Conducting weekly “rounds” to check with providers about each of the families enrolled in the program, to identify cases of miscommunication, gaps in care, or situations in which too many staff are involved and overwhelming the family.
  • Maintaining relationships among the Hello Baby team (Healthy Start and DHS), family support centers and other providers and community resources that contribute to the success of enrolled families.
  • Documenting participant service delivery based o established guidelines and protocols.
  • Participating in individual and team case review, reflective supervision, and prescribed trainings and meetings.
  • Operates a variety of office equipment, i.e., copier machine, facsimile, etc.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Qualifications of Position:

The Social Worker will have at least 3-5 years of progressively responsible social work experience. Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree preferred. Significant experience/training in lieu of degree may be considered.

Other:

  • Clearances are required
  • Must possess a valid unrestricted Pennsylvania Driver’s License and be able to conduct home visits for the purpose of field supervision
  • Must possess current and valid unrestricted automobile insurance and be listed as an insured driver

Supervisory Relationship:

This position works under the direction of the Hello Baby Team Supervisor.

Compensation:

The starting salary range for this position is $42K-$48K, commensurate with skills and experience. We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

Application Instructions:

Send resume and cover letter to HR@hsipgh.org

Andrea Kimple
Director of Operations and Human Resources
Healthy Start, Inc.
400 N. Lexington Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Application materials must be submitted by 12/20/19 to be considered.