Youth Care Workers – Spanish Speakers

Bilingual – Spanish

Reports to: Shift Supervisor of Journey of Hope Program

Hours:  The following shifts are available.  Kindly include in your cover letter which shift(s) you prefer.

  • Full time (40 hours/week) and part-time (less than 40 hours) positions available.
  • Morning Shift – 6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. *Bilingual preferred
  • Afternoon Shift:  2:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. *Bilingual preferred
  • Night Shift – 10:30 p.m. – 6:30 a.m.

Position Overview:

The Youth Care Worker is responsible to provide daily direct supervision and monitoring of children in care and maintain line-of-sight and sound at all times.

Strongly prefer candidates proficient in both English & Spanish (read, write and speak).  Final approval for hire will be done by the Project Officer of the Office of Refugee and Resettlement which is a sub-agency of the Department of Health and Human Services of the federal government.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the mission, program philosophy and values of Holy Family Institute.
  • Supports all function that attains and maintains accreditation and compliance with regulatory agencies.
  • Communicates appropriate information to other departments in a timely and effective manner.
  • Participates in appropriate professional development programs to attain and maintain competency.
  • Complies with all policies and procedures as defined by the Employee Manual.
  • Adheres to all Agency and departmental Safety Procedures including reporting any unsafe practices, equipment and environment, and takes an active role in correcting the unsafe practice, equipment or environment through proper notification.
  • Provide nurturing care and management of children’s everyday living requirements.
  • Accountability for orderly management and safety of the shelter daily living routines, individual youth, groups and therapeutic programs.
  • Model appropriate behaviors (e.g., respect for others, appropriate dress, appropriate conflict resolution, etc.).
  • Appropriate handling and reporting of all incidents in accordance with agency policy and training.
  • Promoting and utilizing culturally sensitive care and treatment of child, families and co-workers.  Actively working to reduce bias and promote cultural sensitivity and acculturation.
  • Provides Program Orientation to new resident and completes all necessary documentation.
  • Working to create a therapeutic learning environment in the shelter; promoting academic achievement (through showing interest in individual school work, reading to children, helping with homework, actively developing language skills, etc. and through regular contact with Journey of Hope school staff).
  • Monitoring clothing, shelter supplies, allowances and trips.
  • Understanding and using all behavior management tools and all other necessary written communication.
  • Maintaining the shelter in accordance with ORR, OCFS, OSHA, DPW and agency health and safety standards.
  • Driving residents to various appointments and activities.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Minimum high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 1 year of employment experience in the child welfare field working with children or adolescents in a social service field.  Ability to put into practice all techniques of CPI (as taught in pre-employment training) and demonstrated respect for client’s rights and safety.  Ability to demonstrate counseling techniques.  PA Driver’s License Required; Act 33/34 and FBI clearances also required.  Fluency in English and Spanish (speak, read, and write) strongly preferred. EOE

 

To apply online – visit www.hfi-pgh.org/careers

$16 per hour

Social Worker, Hello Baby Priority

The mission of Healthy Start is to improve maternal and child health and to reduce poor birth outcomes and infant mortality in Allegheny County.

Hello Baby is a voluntary program for parents of new babies designed to strengthen families, improve children’s outcomes, and maximize child and family well-being, safety and security. As part of the Hello Baby tiered support strategy, the Hello Baby Priority program focuses on engagement and support for families with highest need.

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:

Application materials must be submitted by 3/1/2020 to be considered.

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

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

Program Manager

Position Summary

Pennsylvania Women Work, a small Pittsburgh nonprofit workforce development organization, is looking for an energetic and detail-oriented individual to oversee our professional mentoring program. This full-time role is responsible for developing business and community partnerships and working with clients and volunteer mentors to ensure successful matches and outcomes.

The successful candidate will be organized, have strong interpersonal communication and computer skills, be able to conduct trainings and presentations and be a self-starter who can work in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities

Oversee a professional mentoring program, which includes:

  • Recruiting mentors and mentees
  • Conducting onboarding and training of new volunteer mentors and mentees
  • Developing and fostering community and business relationships
  • Creating strategic recruitment strategies for program success, including working on marketing and outreach materials
  • Conducting appropriate presentations and trainings
  • Attending corporate and community meetings promoting the program
  • Collecting information on participants and making appropriate matches
  • Conducting follow up, and collecting data to ensure program success
  • Planning, organizing and implementing trainings, workshops and events
  • Completing required grant reporting as necessary
  • Working to expand the program
  • Organizing and maintaining files

Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in related field required; Master’s preferred
  • 2 – 5 years related experience, preferably in workforce development.
  • Non-profit experience preferred.
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Positive attitude and a strong ability to build professional business relationships
  • Highly organized and detailed oriented
  • Must have strong public speaking experience including giving training and presentations to small and large groups
  • Superior communications and leadership skills
  • Experience in community engagement including professional networking and working with culturally diverse populations.
  • Proficiency in core Microsoft Office programs and comfort in learning and using new technology.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Kristin Ioannou at kioannou@pawomenwork.org.

PULSE Fellow, 20-21 Program Year

PULSE cultivates a community of young servant leaders to transform Pittsburgh. We invite talented university graduates to partner with Pittsburgh nonprofits for a year of service and leadership.  PULSE fellows serve for a year beginning in August.

As a PULSE fellow, you will serve with a nonprofit, live in community, and grow as a leader.  Through all our activities, we will equip and develop young adults to be civic and community leader with a heart for service.

SERVE WITH A NONPROFIT – Serve 35 hours/week for a year (beginning in August) with a Pittsburgh nonprofit. Check out some of our current and previous nonprofit partners.

LIVE IN COMMUNITY – Cultivate community by living together with other fellows and sharing meals, household tasks, finances and learning experiences.

GROW AS A LEADER – Participate in leadership training and personal development (orientation, weekly seminars, retreats, mentoring, one-on-one coaching, etc.)

PULSE fellows are provided with lodging, food, transportation, some reimbursable health insurance expenses, and a modest monthly stipend.  PULSE fellows receive resources to fund their own personal development and are eligible for student loan deferment.

Application deadline is March 1st, 2020.  Apply TODAY – www.pulsepittsburgh.org/serve

Questions regarding the PULSE fellowship can be directed to:

Neal Donovan at recruiting@pulsepittsburgh.org or by phone at 412.361.0124.

 

If you are a nonprofit interested in partnering with PULSE during the 20-21 Program Year, beginning in September 2020, learn more at www.pulsepittsburgh.org/partner, attend an upcoming PULSE Prospective Nonprofit Partner Information Session or contact Jonnett Maurer at partner@pulsepittsburgh.org or by phone at 412.361.0124.

American Red Cross – Caseworker – Assist Families After Disasters

Purpose: Support the disaster recovery of individuals, families, and communities through the activities of Casework and Recovery Planning, Recovery Systems, and Community Recovery.

Reports To: DCS: Southwestern PA – Recovery Team Leader

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct client interviews: both initial interview and follow-up conversations, according to standards
  • Assess qualifications for direct client assistance
  • Use the Client Assistance System 2.0 to document the assistance and services provided in the client record according to standards
  • Assist with recovery planning, problem-solving and advocacy on request according to standards
  • Provide clients with information and referrals to community partners
  • Learn about the Recovery activities and develop knowledge, skills, expertise in Casework and Recovery Planning, Systems and/or Community Recovery
  • Has the option to work remotely after completing required training.

Time Commitment: Choose your availability schedule: daytime or early evening hours. After training, may be able to work from home.

Qualifications:

Orientation

  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the American Red Cross.
  • Be kind, caring, resourceful, knowledgeable.
  • Demonstrate interest in learning about community resource organizations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work well in stressful situations and in a team-oriented setting. Has the ability to use CAS 2.0.

Customer Focus

  • Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of clients, internal and external customers; acts with clients in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with clients and gains their trust and respect.

Is able to: Sit for 2 hour periods.

Relationships: Works with Recovery Team Leaders and Members.

Development Opportunity:

Based on skill and interests, become a Casework and Recovery Planning SV, a Community Recovery
Supervisor or a Systems Supervisor.

Training: Is in the process of completing or has completed the required training:

  • Disaster Cycle Services: An Overview
  • Recovery Services: An Overview
  • Casework and Recovery Planning Fundamentals
  • Direct Client Assistance Fundamentals
  • Meet the Client: What is a Family?

Clinical Team Leader – Mobile Intervention for Transition-Age Youth

Help Us Change Lives: Auberle Seeks Mobile Intervention for Transition-Age Youth Clinical Team Leader

Auberle is a nationally recognized, award winning human service organization that serves thousands of children and families each year. For more than 60 years we have been helping build strong individuals, families and communities. Auberle is a faith-based entity dedicated to delivering excellent care that is rooted in trauma-informed practices. Auberle’s staff is comprised of passionate individuals who are committed to finding the most innovative ways to solve our community’s most difficult problems. We know that we deliver impact to our region because we measure everything that we do.

We are seeking a creative, dynamic and compassionate individual to fill an immediate need for a Mobile Intervention for Transition-Age Youth Clinical Team Leader. The Mobile Intervention for Transition-age Youth (MITY) Program delivers comprehensive, mobile services and supports to youth during their transition out of the social service system into a community. The program works closely with the youth’s family and/or natural supports to assist the youth with meeting their individual goals for recovery. This program serves Allegheny County HealthChoices/Medical Assistance eligible youth ages 18 to 25 years, with a primary serious emotional/behavioral disorder or serious mental illness (SE/BD). The goal is to support transition-age youth to live as independently as possible in their community while maximizing stability and long-term recovery.

This position performs all duties as the clinical and administrative supervisor of the program including recruitment, interviewing, hiring and onboarding of MITY personnel; providing formal individual and group supervision and ensuring that staff training needs are met. Additional responsibilities include functioning as a practicing clinician on the team, providing 10 hours of direct services each week to individuals served by the program.

The position requires the ability to engage effectively with others, critical problem-solving skills, excellent clinical judgment, strong work ethic, commitment to professional development of self and supervisees, flexibility, and interest in taking on new challenges. Auberle is seeking an individual with a Master’s degree in counseling or related field, license preferred. Working knowledge of effective treatment modalities and trauma-informed services that support innovative therapeutic interventions is essential.

This position requires a valid driver’s license, vehicle and proof of insurance. Required to apply for Act 33/34 clearances (criminal and child abuse) as well as FBI clearance. Pre-employment drug screening and random employment drug testing required.

Auberle offers excellent training opportunities and a comprehensive benefits package. If you are highly motivated, passionate about youth, and interested in making a difference, be sure to apply on the Auberle website, www.auberle.org. Auberle is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Case Manager

POSITION SUMMARY: The Case Manager provides case management along with service and resource coordination in an empathetic manner to Latino community members while being part of the crisis planning and response team. 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

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to careers@latinocommunitycenter.org

To learn more visit us at www.latinocommunitycenter.org

Director of Service Coordination and Student Assistance Programs

ORGANIZATION: Allegheny Children’s Initiative
DEPARTMENT: Service Coordination and Student Assistance Program (SAP)
POSITION: Director
STATUS: Full Time
HOURS: Flexible to meet the needs of the programs
SALARY / WAGES: $50,000 / year

Allegheny Children’s Initiative, a subsidiary of Partners For Quality, Inc., is a non-profit community organization that provides mental and behavioral health community based services to children, adolescents and families throughout Allegheny County. Based out of the South Side, we currently provide Psychological Evaluations, BHRS, Service Coordination, Student Assistance, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, and Family Based Mental Health programs. ACI is also COA (Council On Accreditation) accredited.

The Director will be responsible for the design, development, implementation, evaluation and management of the day-to-day program operations of the Service Coordination and Student Assistance Program (SAP) departments. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Plan, implement and direct a comprehensive Service Coordination and Student Assistance Program (SAP) service system that is consistent with the vision, mission and values of ACI
  • Supervise day-to-day Service Coordination and Student Assistance Program (SAP) operations in compliance with ACI policies and procedures and the Pennsylvania ICM Regulations Chapter 5221
  • Maintain working knowledge of and strict compliance with all state / county regulations, managed care funding requirements, COA standards and ACI Policies and Procedures
  • Complete required HR functions including hiring, supervising, evaluating, recognizing, disciplining and training staff
  • Supervise up to 9 staff
  • Meet weekly and / or bi-weekly with staff providing individual and group supervision and staff development
  • Assure staffs’ compliance with attendance records and productivity requirements and formulate corrective action strategies as needed
  • Assure compliance with all supervision and training requirements mandated by regulations, COA and ACI policies
  • Conduct probationary and annual performance evaluations, in collaboration with the Executive Director
  • Monitor content and timely completion of all Unusual Incident Reports and Childline Reports
  • Review Service Coordination referrals, assign caseloads, obtain funding / MA authorizations and coordinate SC activities
  • Review and approve Service Coordination and Student Assistance documentation (assessments, individual service plans, progress notes, crisis plans, and other documentation)
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships in the schools we provide SAP services to
  • Assure the SAP implementation plans are carried out in each school including postvention plans
  • Complete all documentation required for SAP services including billing and JQRS quarterly reports
  • Provide consultation to the SAP teams and Interagency team around program related issues
  • Attend staffing meetings, SAP core team meetings, interagency meetings, case reviews, and team meetings on a consistent basis
  • Maintain strict compliance with all ACI Personnel and Departmental Policies and Procedures, State
  • Regulations, MCO Requirements and COA Standards
  • Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master’s degree in social work, psychology, rehabilitation, counseling or education
  2. Three (3) years mental health direct care experience
  3. Four (4) years service coordination experience
  4. Three (3) years management/supervisory experience preferred
  5. Excellent communication and computer skills
  6. Valid Driver’s License
  7. Use of personal vehicle required
  8. Updated Acts 33, 34 and FBI clearances required

SALARY / WAGES

$50,000 / year

CASH INCENTIVES

Employees have the opportunity to earn additional money through various incentive programs:

  • $1,000 Employee Referral (for successfully referring someone to employment)
  • Pay For Performance (contingent)
  • Performance Goals (contingent)

BENEFITS

Full Time employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Individual or Family Health Insurance (CIGNA) OR cash payout option
  • Health Savings Account (packaged with Health insurance)
  • Individual or Family Dental and Vision Insurances
  • 5 ½ weeks Paid Time Off/year (increases with years of service)
  • Short Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Optional 401(k) with Employer match
  • Supplemental Insurance (Aflac)

WORK PERKS!

  • Professional Licensure supervision
  • Access to free C.E.U.s
  • Free off street parking
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Company issued laptops and cell phones for work use
  • Employee Activities, Rewards and Recognition Programs
  • Attendance at conferences

Interested candidates should apply directly online: PFQ.org
Have a resume? Email to Careers@PFQ.org

Partners For Quality, Inc. Corporate Offices
250 Clever Road, McKees Rocks (Robinson Twp), PA 15136

EOE

Board Member

The mission of Brookline Teen Outreach is to provide quality resources free of charge to youth ages 10-18 in the Greater Pittsburgh area to maximize their potential through educational and social programming, life skills workshops, tutoring, community service opportunities, and licensed professional counseling.

At Brookline Teen Outreach, we believe in maximizing youth potential and building the community. We have adopted a holistic approach to serving youth by offering high-quality and modern, licensed counseling services, free tutoring, community service opportunities, and dynamic programming. The center’s innovative and comprehensive programming provides something for everyone who walks through our doors.

The founders, Caitlin and Diana, established Brookline Teen Outreach in 2015, because of a pressing need to do more for the youth of South Pittsburgh. Brookline, and its surrounding neighborhoods, have the highest percentage of youth within the city of Pittsburgh, but they do not have facilities or resources that cater to the enrichment of teens outside of the school setting.  We hope to make improvements for our students and their families that reach beyond the walls of our center and change our city for the better.

As our organization continues to grow, so does our need for additional board members that can help advise our decisions and be actively involved in making an impact on the community we serve.  As a board member you will be asked to:

  • Attend all board meetings to the best of my ability
  • Maintain knowledge of the organization and personal commitment to its goals and objectives
  • Stay informed about what’s going on in the organization, ask questions and request information, participate in and take responsibility for making decisions on issues, policies, and other matters.
  • Make every effort to vote in every public election
  • Work in good faith with staff and other board members as partners toward achievement of our goals
  • Actively participate in two or more fundraising activities per year
  • Actively engage in two or more tabling and community outreach events per year
  • Be excused from discussions and votes where there is a conflict of interest

At this time, we are seeking board members with a background in development, education, and grant-writing.  If you have a passion for serving youth in unique and inspiring ways, we hope to hear from you.

MH Service Coordinator

TCV provides a continuum of services, care and support that empowers individuals, families and communities with behavioral, mental health, substance abuse and/or developmental issues to sustain their recovery and achieve the important possibilities in their lives.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties: The Service Coordinator provides coordination and case management of mental health services according to the individual’s level of need. The Service Coordinator serves as a key member of the treatment/service team, ensuring complex services produce positive outcomes. Flexible work hours. Opportunities for incentive pay.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Pastoral Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling, Sociology, Education with a certificate in Special Education. Valid driver’s license and clearances.

TCV Community Services offers a competitive wage and benefits package.

If you are interested in making a difference, apply today on the TCV website www.tcv.net

TCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

EOE/Drug Free