Financial Coach

PLEASE SUBMIT A COVER LETTER AND RESUME. 

Position Goals: To support residents and job seekers to improve their financial well being and to connect community members with OPDC services.

Oakland Planning and Development Corporation’s mission is to build a better Oakland and help neighbors thrive. OPDC is a nonprofit community development organization with multi‐faceted programs. We provide affordable rental housing, sell homes to homeowners, organize and advocate for residents, facilitate planning processes, provide workforce development and financial coaching, and help youth succeed in high school and beyond. OPDC operates a Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) to help people find jobs, receive ongoing one‐on‐one financial coaching, and apply for public benefits, all under one roof.

Position Description

The Financial Coach maintains a robust daily caseload of job seekers and financial counseling clients; conducts outreach to community groups to address neighborhood needs; networks with employer partners to understand hiring needs; and connects clients with economic opportunity in Oakland.

Responsibilities

Client Interaction

  • Provide one‐on‐one financial coaching, helping clients to develop budgets, take action to improve their credit, open savings accounts, and learn effective strategies for managing personal finances;
  • Build client capability through an environment of trust and support; build long‐term relationships with clients;
  • Provide income support screening and help clients access all of the services and supports for which they are eligible;
  • In collaboration with colleagues, manage a rolling caseload of approximately 130 clients annually; case management includes developing employment readiness, interview skills, soft skills, and employment counseling as needed, within our team environment;
  • In collaboration with colleagues, design, plan, and run workshops to improve clients’ financial health, credit and net worth; provide workshops for potential homebuyers through the Oakland Community Land Trust;
  • Maintain required paperwork, files, electronic database entries, and records for each client; document outcomes and provide reports.

Community Organizing, Outreach

  • Attend occasional evening community meetings in various Oakland neighborhoods and staff community meetings hosted by OPDC;
  • Actively recruit participants from Oakland residential neighborhoods for cohort programming, participate in team efforts to engage cohorts in workshops, and communicate available services and opportunities to the community;
  • Actively promote OPDC programs including School to Career, Oakland Community Land Trust, Oakland neighborhood plan process, Oakwatch: The Oakland Code Enforcement Project, Adopt‐a‐Block cleanup events, and others as appropriate.

Developing External Partnerships

  • Develop relationships with local financial institutions and other organizations providing financial support services, homebuyer education, entrepreneurship support, etc.;
  • Facilitate small business development program for local residents;
  • Stay abreast of financial support programs/services/products, regional hiring trends, and one‐on-one coaching best practices; recommend adjustments to our approach and our course offerings.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field and/or five or more years of experience working with adults in the social service sector;
  • Strong understanding of personal finances, particularly in the areas of budgeting, asset building, and credit building; financial counseling certification, or willingness to pursue certification (HUD or AFPCE as examples);
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and willingness to master other software packages; knowledge of Salesforce a plus;
  • Excellent relational and communication skills, especially among diverse audiences;
  • Skill in coaching and serving clients so that they perform their best;
  • Strong problem‐solving and conflict resolution skills;
  • An outcome orientation and demonstrated ability to organize, plan, multitask with detail;
  • Knowledge of HIPAA regulations pertaining to confidentiality laws that encompass the social service and healthcare fields;
  • Commitment to and enthusiasm for OPDC’s purpose, vision and values; collegial team player.

Compensation

Compensation commensurate with experience. OPDC offers a generous benefit package including health insurance, retirement, and paid time off. The position is full‐time at 37.5 hours per week, with occasional evening or weekend responsibilities.

To Apply

Send resume and cover letter to aboykowycz@opdc.org. Position open until filled.

Case Manager

The Case Manager is responsible for working directly with sexually exploited and trafficked victims, ages 13 and over.  The Case Manager will work with clients who access information and services at PAAR.  They will also address short and long- term needs include being a support system for sex trafficking victims in crisis.

This position is a member of the Clinical Services team and supervised by the Director of Clinical Services.  This is one of several positions which interact with community systems; therefore, carries responsibility for representing this agency in victim response.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education: Bachelor’s degree in a mental health field (social work, psychology, counseling, etc.).

Required experience: Minimum of 1 year of case management experience required.  Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with youth and with mental health related issues, complex trauma, substance abuse, court involved youth, sexual violence, HIV/AIDS, child welfare related issues and crisis intervention techniques. Candidates should have experience working with victims of sexual violence.

Requirements:

  • Must complete state mandated forty (40) hour victim service training
  • Works collaboratively with other related service providers and systems identified and/or approved by the agency
  • Must be able to work flexible schedule – some evenings and weekends
  • Literate in Microsoft Office, competent in Microsoft Outlook
  • PA Acts 33/34 and FBI certifiable
  • Must have a car
  • Must adhere to professional ethics and agency policies guiding victim services standards
  • Philosophical orientation compatible with PAAR’s philosophy and mission

Skills/Competencies: 

  • Provide comprehensive trauma-informed case management to sex trafficking victims
  • Provide information and advocates for clients for public entitlements with systems and other agencies, where necessary, such as obtaining orders of protection, help with hospital/medical related needs; and relocation assistance
  • Conducts client- centered safety and risk management planning
  • Sensitivity to the needs of sexually exploited individuals
  • Ability to evaluate and assess the needs of clients and families in crisis
  • Good communication (written and verbal) and assessment skills
  • Ability to identify and work with appropriate external and internal departments and systems
  • Comfort with the sensitivity to needs/expectations of clients and professionals with varied ethnic, socioeconomic and philosophical perspectives
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate groups and workshop (internally and externally)

PAAR is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Part-Time Therapist

PT LICENSED, MENTAL HEALTH OUTPATIENT THERAPIST

SCOPE OF WORK: The Clinical Therapist is one of the principal providers of mental health service at Persad Center. It is the responsibility of the Clinical Therapist to provide initial and ongoing assessment of each client to determine the most effective and useful psychotherapeutic treatment. The Clinical Therapist is supervised by and responsible to their assigned clinical supervisor. Clinical Therapist works in the agency’s Mental Health Counseling center and may have a caseload of clients with drug and alcohol, mental health, HIV/AIDS, sexual or gender orientation concerns.

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

The primary tasks of the Clinical Therapist are: assessing new clients, providing individual, couple and group therapy, maintaining adequate documentation that is required, maintaining accurate billing records, participating in supervision, and providing educational programs as assigned. Attend bimonthly clinical supervision and group supervision.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Licensed in Pennsylvania, LPC or LCSW
  • Appropriate FBI, PA Act 33/34 fingerprint clearances.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • LCSW preferred but LPC or LMFT will be considered
  • Credentialed
  • Drug and Alcohol experience helpful
  • Bilingual (preferably Spanish) a plus

COMPENSATION: Will be determined by experience and qualifications

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references. There are two ways to submit the required documentation; electronically or hard copy. Electronically: aweinberg@persadcenter.org

Hard copy:

Persad Center
5301 Butler Street, Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

ATTN: Andrew Weinberg

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: Persad Center, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, familial status, gender identity/expression, handicap/disability, national origin, pregnancy, place of birth, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation, and/or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

START DATE: As soon as possible

Levin Clubhouse Member Services Area Coordinator

SUMMARY:

The Sally and Howard Levin Clubhouse is a nationally accredited psychiatric rehabilitation facility in Pittsburgh, PA. Its dynamic program, which adheres to Clubhouse International standards, offers individuals hope, and the chance to move beyond their illness and achieve their full potential. All staff help to provide the core relationship that engages participants in a Work Area to further their psychiatric, vocational, and social rehabilitation. The Member Services Area Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and engaging participants in member reach out, maintenance of attendance statistics, event planning, orientation of new members, and tours for prospective members.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for educating, engaging and supporting clubhouse participants in all aspects of the assigned work area.
  • Develops and manages Transitional Employment Positions as assigned, including job training, coaching, employer relations, and job coverage.
  • In the absence of a clubhouse participant, performs job coverage for Transitional Employment positions which may include light maintenance responsibilities.
  • Plans and implements social activities as assigned.
  • Maintains documentation according to agency policy and state requirements. Establishes and updates goals, keeps up with daily notes, and records member progress, in collaboration with participants.
  • Maintains communication with external providers to ensure continuity of care.
  • Ensures that member rights are upheld and that participants are treated with dignity and respect.
  • Responsible for the safety and security of participants in the Area, as well as volunteers or students assigned.
  • Performs crisis intervention and supportive counseling to participants as needed.

ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to work independently, problem-solve and implement solutions.
  • Use of discretion, tact and good judgment in handling sensitive and confidential information.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a variety of individuals.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. and be mobile for majority of the day.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field and two (2) years of experience working with individuals with a history of serious mental illness; OR,
  •  Any equivalent combination of experience and training;
  • Knowledge of Jewish culture a plus
  • Computer literate, competent in Microsoft Office software. Familiarity with databases a plus
  • Knowledge of clubhouse philosophy preferred.

A satisfactory current Pennsylvania Criminal History report is required for employment, as well as a valid PA driver’s license, satisfactory driving record and proof of car insurance.

Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Competitive benefit package includes health and dental insurance, paid time off and retirement plan with employer match.

For more information about The Sally and Howard Levin Clubhouse, visit www.howardlevinclubhouse.org.  For more information about JRS, please visit www.jrspgh.org.

Therapist

Therapists positions are designed to provide assessment, short- term or group counseling services and/or referrals to adult and/or child victims of sexual assault, sex trafficking, and their family or caregivers, as well as maintaining required agency/client documentation and reports.

This position is required to fulfill all of the above-mentioned responsibilities at PAAR or at PAAR’s satellite offices. This position may be required to maintain a professional working relationship with the staff of all satellite facilities.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education: Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or related field from an accredited university

Required experience: Four plus years’ experience providing assessment, individual and group counseling. Experience working with victims of trauma and sexual assault preferred

Required license or certification: Professional license or license obtained within 12 months of employment

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Completion of training in evidenced based, trauma specific psychotherapeutic modalities
  • Grounded in clinical practice as demonstrated by capacity to articulate theoretical and ethical orientation, practice guidelines, breadth and depth of past work with clients, familiarity and comfort with different treatment modalities
  • Completion of state mandated (40) hour victim service training
  • Awareness of issues embedded in therapeutic work which involves client/counselor relationship
  • Knowledgeable about sexual assault issues; including effects, impacts, and possible interventions

SKILLS/COMPETENCIES:

  • Provide assessment and individual/group counseling and case management for adult and/or child sexual assault victims, sex trafficking victims, their families and significant others (crisis, short term, group, or alternative modalities)
  • Deliver trauma specific psychotherapy in the form of Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) with children and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy with adults as needed.
  • Additionally, employ other psychotherapeutic modalities models as determined by assessments and client needs including – art therapy, play therapy and family systems therapy.
  • Work closely with Case Manager and Advocate on needs of sex trafficking victims
  • Implement assessments and outcome evaluations
  • Case Management
  • Liaise with community providers and systems who are required support services for victims

PAAR is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Please e-mail your resume to Lisa Kadlecik at therapist@paar.net.

Individual and Group Counselor for Males – Chaplain

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Provide individual and group counseling to male students and their families in a nurturing and caring atmosphere and support the Director in organizing school life activities; as a core primary purpose, all job positions are to maintain the mission and vision o The Academy.

NATURE AND SCOPE:

  • Develop and coordinate the Life Skills curriculum.
  • Coordinate diagnostic testing.
  • Provide individual and group counseling for students and their families.
  • Provide crisis counseling.
  • Provide assistance to the Head of School as needed.
  • Act as a liaison between families and community agencies.
  • Implement individual treatment plans for student faculty interactions.
  • Participate in and assist with The Academy’s Summer School program.
  • Monitor classrooms for behavioral and student/faculty interactions.
  • Record monthly therapeutic hours for yearly statistics so as to write end of year evaluative reports.
  • Coach and assume responsibility for either an athletic or arts connection activity for at least  one day per week, in accordance with the established rotational schedule.

Chaplain Responsibilities

  • Acts as worship leader.
  • Organizes and trains student vestry and other worship leaders.
  • Organizes school events and trains student choir for morning worship, lessons  carols, academy awards, and other Academy choral activities.
  • Organize outside speakers for morning worship to include speakers from various faiths.
  • Conduct family visits for pastoral care as needed.

KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES:

  •  Energy and love for working with students.
  •  Knowledge of inner city and traumas of poverty (especially its effect on the psycho/social development of boys).
  •  Self-starting, highly motivated abilities.
  •  Empathetic “people person” who understands the value of relationship building.
  •  Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
  •  Effective conflict management skills.
  •  Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent skills in written, verbal and oral communications.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE / SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Counseling or related field required; master’s degree preferred.
  •  Minimum of two years of experience in providing/supporting counseling services in an inner city environment.
  •  Proficiency in the use of technology, including Microsoft Office.
  •  Federal FBI & Pennsylvania Criminal Background & Child Abuse Clearances

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  •  General office environment.
  •  Lifting of up to 10 pounds.
  •  50% travel using own vehicle.
  • Driver’s license needed for travel.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send resume and cover letters to:

Anthony Williams
709 N Aiken Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Email: anthony.williams@theneighborhoodacademy.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: $47,500 / 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

$47,500 / 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
  • 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

Behavioral Specialist

Mainstay Life Services, a $20M Pittsburgh-based nonprofit organization, is recruiting for the position of Behavioral Specialist.  We provide life-long care and support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families across southwestern Pennsylvania.

The Behavioral Specialist will assist in the behavioral supports provided to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Mainstay’s existing programs.  The Behavioral Specialist will effectively identify behavioral goals and intervention techniques using functional behavior assessment tools and recommend behavioral change methods.  Experience designing individualized support plans and behavior interventions is required.  Direct experience writing individual support plans to address medical, health, safety, psychiatric, behavioral, social and vocational outcomes strongly preferred.  The Behavioral Specialist must have a positive and person-centered approach and embrace individualized care.  Additional responsibilities include conducting Functional Behavior Assessments, documentation of individual’s progress, observing individual’s response to behavioral support plans, and conducting staff training.  May require crisis management services.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Master’s degree or above in Social Work, Psychology or Education from an accredited college or university preferred or Bachelor’s degree in similar disciplines,
  • Minimum 3 years employment experience working directly with persons with developmental disabilities, and
  • Behavior Specialist Licensure and/or Certification as a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, National Certified Counselor, Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner or other similar Behavioral Health license preferred.
  • Knowledge of behavior principles, evaluation and assessment process.

Mainstay Life Services offers a competitive benefits package:

  • Cigna HealthCare – two comprehensive plans available as low as $30 per month for employee coverage (available month following 30 days of employment),
  • Dental and vision benefits also available (available month following 30 days of employment),
  • Generous Health Savings Account employer annual deposit – $1,000 employee coverage/$2,000 family coverage,
  • 401K – 100% employer match on first 5%,
  • Eligibility for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness,
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) – from 18 to 42 days off per year with seniority,
  • Tuition reimbursement and education leave for continuing education in professional field,
  • Employer paid life insurance & long-term disability,
  • Verizon Wireless discount on personal cell phone,
  • Paid Training throughout career,
  • Historic record of annual increases and bonuses for all employees.

For consideration, please forward resume to SBrill@MainstayLifeServices.org with subject line “Behavioral Specialist.”  Please include most recent salary as well as salary expectation.

Mainstay Life Services
200 Roessler Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/D/V/SO

Community Food Connections Coordinator

Responsible for identifying prospective food donations, solicitation of food donations, and providing excellent donor stewardship for the Community Table Program (CT),  Retail Store Donation Program (RS), local donors, manufacturers, and distributors in our 11 county service area.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Secure food donations through solicitation of donations at retail stores, restaurants, community events, and from other local donors, such as manufacturers, distributors, trucking companies.
  • Act as liaison between donors and matched agencies, working closely with both to ensure good relations. Supply, track, and provide training to member agencies on food safety equipment, reporting processes and program supplies provided to both donors and agencies.
  • Maintain positive relationships with donors; attend donor meetings, attend & table at events, and respond to donor issues as they arise. Learn and leverage donors’ internal policies and procedures to ensure frequent, high-quality donations and positive working relationships.
  • Work across teams with: Operations Team to respond to donation offerings, driver schedules, routing changes and cancellations; Network Development Team to keep abreast of agency updates, closures, and issues, keeping them notified of new agency matches and donor-agency match issues as they arise; and Development Team, providing recommendations and donation information for potential retail store grant opportunities.
  • Monitor Feeding America’s website to keep informed of the latest events, and donation policy changes regarding national retail donors.
  • Responsible for data collection and reporting on food sourcing activities.
  • Responsible for ongoing and year-end donor recognition, as well as ongoing donor stewardship, visiting all donors on a regular basis to ensure smooth program operation.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and two years related experience and/or training preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong sales and/or customer service background preferred.
  • Excellent MS Word, Google Apps, and Excel skills. Experience creating reports helpful.
  • Work flexibility, able to attend weekend and evening events as required.
  • Self-motivated individual preferred with excellent organizational and communication skills, attention to detail.
  • Ability to analyze performance data to improve outcomes.
  • Ability to lift and move 50 pounds and stand 3 to 4 hours

Certificates and Licenses:

Valid driver’s license; Food Safety Certificate required within 90 days of employment; Act 33/34 Clearances.

Disclaimer: The preceding job description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all responsibilities, duties, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

How to Apply:  Go to  https://cssgpfb.sentrichr.com/?requisition=129  click apply, create a login, fill out our online application and attach resume and cover letter.

Youth Care Workers – 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.

  • All positions are full-Time, 40 hours/week.
  • Afternoon and Weekend Shifts:  2:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • 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