Director of College and Career Achievement

Steel City Squash is seeking a driven, innovative Director of College and Career Achievement with a passion for supporting young people and putting them on the path to achieving their higher education goals. This position will begin ASAP and will report to the Executive Director. The Director’s primary roll will be to create and implement a comprehensive program to educate about and expose students to multiple post-secondary pathways. Further, the candidate should be prepared to support and/or lead other programmatic and administrative responsibilities. Steel City Squash’s team is made of up dedicated and dynamic staff members and volunteers committed to building deep relationships with our students and their families.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement comprehensive College and Career Readiness Program
    • College exploration and application assistance
    • Financial Aid education and support
    • Skills and attributes exploration and development
    • Career exposure and shadowing
    • SAT/ACT Preparation Course
    • Internship coordination
    • Family engagement
    • Travel to college campuses
    • Recruit, train and manage cohort of college and career volunteers, guest presenters, career panels, etc.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by Executive Director

Shared Program Staff Roles and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate and communicate with Steel City Squash staff, families, and community partners
  • Provide transportation for students to and from program days, special events and weekend trips
  • Chaperone field trips, e.g. community service projects, squash matches and tournaments, college campus visits, etc.)
  • Conduct development outreach meetings and assist with special events and projects as needed.

Case Manager

Department:  310 Training
Classification:  Full-time
Hours: M-F, 8am to 4:30pm with occasional evening and weekends to assist with events
Status: Exempt
Reports to: Operations Director

Job Summary:

The CKP Case Manager provides comprehensive case management services to adult job seekers in the Transitional Job Opportunities (TJO) program, in the culinary training program, and potentially through contract arrangements with other training providers, to encourage, equip, and empower clients in completing their employment and training goals.

The Case Manager will be responsible for intensive case management services and the associated documentation. This requires a written plan for all TJO & culinary program participants, weekly case notes, weekly client meetings, weekly service monitoring, weekly plan updates, and monthly assessments to gage client progress. All documentation will be captured in the FileMaker Pro system and all hard copies will be maintained in client files.

For those participating in CKP’s in-house opportunities, the Case Manager will meet with program team weekly to ascertain clients’ overall progress in the program and will review this in weekly client meetings.

Essential Functions:

Case Management

  • Development of an Individual Service Plan for every client (student, TJO, external client) that will be the foundation for all work done with the client.
  • Ensure confidentiality of all files and records, maintaining compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, guidance, policies, and procedures.
  • Provide intensive case management services to include weekly case notes, written service plans for all clients, weekly updates to service plans, and monitoring of needed support services.
  • Provides assessment by way of available assessment tools, to establish immediate objectives and long-term goals.
  • Maintain average active caseload of ~40-50 participants with some onsite (more active) and some in retention (fewer interactions)
  • Advocating on behalf of participants to resolve personal obstacles affecting their ability to successfully pursue academic and/or employment goals
  • Provide guidance, career counseling and referrals
  • Provide follow up services to exited participants and provide thorough documentation for reporting purpose.
  • Complete local, state, and federally required reporting, as assigned.

Service Provision

  • Facilitate group processes including open house, workshops, testing, and orientations.
  • Working with Floor Supervisor, provide coaching and guidance related to job performance.
  • Meet with client weekly to discuss progress, obstacles, goals, etc.
  • Working with other team members, facilitate placement into full-time employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills with customers, clients, co-workers, and other team members.
  • Ability to work well with all levels of staff in the organization and individuals with multiple barriers.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Ability to act effectively as a liaison with service providers and clients.
  • Ability to empower clients.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities.
  • Culturally competent service provision.
  • Must demonstrate initiative, be well organized, motivated, and detail oriented.
  • Proficient in MS Office.
  • Communicate effectively with diverse audiences, both in person and in writing.
  • Ability to write case notes using one of three case notes formats recognized as best practices in the field.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive working relationships and environments throughout the course of work.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or relevant work experience that demonstrates knowledge and skills needed.
  • Experience preferred in service coordination, job coaching, and career counseling.
  • Advanced computer skills (demonstrated proficiency in MS Word and Outlook, database entry, learning new software, etc.)
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to sswartz@ckpgh.org with “Case Manager” in the subject line.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

Volunteer Support Specialist

Location: Coverage area includes the suburbs east of Pittsburgh and the South Hills; office base is Pittsburgh with a mobile/remote option available;

Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls in kindergarten through twelfth grade, and our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character. At Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, we’re committed to providing every girl the chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.

As a member of the Volunteer Support team, you provide leadership and support to girls and adult volunteers. You work and engage volunteers and foster positive relationships with members that are critical for member retention.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide insight to the development of innovative strategies and effective services for supporting girl and adult membership;
  • Manage assigned volunteer teams to effectively support and engage adult troop volunteers in assigned geographic areas to ensure delivery of program and services to girls;
  • Support the council’s volunteer management system including the recruitment, selection, placement, development, training, recognition, and re-assignment of service unit volunteers;
  • Conduct yearly assessments of service unit health as well as developing action plans when needed;
  • Participate in leader meetings for Service Units of responsibility;
  • Spearhead renewal activities in the service unit and at the troop level;
  • Facilitate the effective flow of communication between volunteers and council staff;
  • Meet girl and adult retention goals for assigned service units;
  • Provide customer service and support for adult volunteers in established volunteer group;
  • Implement and contribute to recruitment efforts planned in partnership with the recruitment team;
  • Support volunteers in working collaboratively and productively to manage grievance and conflict;
  • Answer, problem-solve and respond appropriately to all assigned inquiries including, but not limited to, email, phone and walk-in customers;

Requirements:  

  • Degree in social services, psychology, related humanities field or equivalent professional experience;
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in related field with experience in volunteer management and support;
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines;
  • Top notch communicator – writes well, confidently presents to groups, facilitates effective two-way communications, and communicates in a clear and understandable manner appropriate for the audience;
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Outlook and willingness and ability to learn new systems;
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce a plus;
  • Must possess a can-do mentality, be responsible, and be a lifelong learner;
  • Must be organized, detail orientated, and customer focused;
  • Ability and willingness to work and maintain a flexible schedule, as needed, to include some evenings and weekends;
  • Travel is required; must have reliable transportation and be able to travel throughout assigned area and western PA;

Benefits:   

When joining Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania in a regular full-time position, you are eligible for our full benefit package options which include the following:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Voluntary supplemental benefit options: short-term disability, cancer insurance, life insurance, and accident insurance
  • 401(k) plan with pre-tax and ROTH options and employer match
  • A generous paid time off policy
  • 15 paid holidays annually (office closure between December 24-Jan 1)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Flexible spending options for certain medical, parking, and dependent care expenses
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Direct deposit

TO APPLY:

Submit cover letter and resume to recruiting@gswpa.org

Child Nutrition Partnerships Specialist

At Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, we’re committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our organization grows and succeeds when all members of the community, where we live and serve, have a seat at the table to help us ensure all of our neighbors have enough to eat. We invite candidates from all diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to race, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, etc., to join our team.

Summary of Position: This Specialist expands access to food resources for K-12 youth through backpack programs, weekend food programs, school food pantries and other distribution programs throughout our entire 11-country service area. The Specialist supports procurement, sourcing and coordination of food resources and uses high quality customer service skills to support a range of partners who create, organize and maintain food distribution systems serving young people. The Specialist excels at planning, implementing, innovating and overseeing youth programs in a variety of urban, suburban and rural settings.

This position is a full-time position with a schedule that varies seasonally to accommodate program needs. Preference is given to applicants who reside within our 11-county service area.  The position is not required to be based out of our Duquesne main warehouse; however, the employee will be expected to come into the Duquesne facility at a minimum of 4 days per month.  More on-site time may be required by management at any time. Frequent travel is required throughout our service area to build partnerships and monitor sites as needed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with internal and external program stakeholders to develop, implement and innovate food resource models serving young people.
  • Learn national best practices and use data-driven analysis to ensure sustainable, partner-based models for distribution.
  • Work closely with the Food Bank’s regional Child Nutrition Outreach Coordinators to support and evaluate county-specific plans for child nutrition programs.
  • Initiate, develop, and maintain partnerships with organizations to assess community needs and guide partners on how to lead execution of high-impact food resource programs in our communities.
  • Coordinate new partner onboarding requirements including eligibility determination, program enrollment, pre-approval visits, agreements and training.
  • Provide on-going training, monitoring and technical support to ensure partners operate in compliance with program regulations and deliver high levels of customer satisfaction.
  • Lead volunteers and ensure positive experiences for clients, volunteers, partners, and staff at program sites.
  • Work with the Food Bank’s Operations staff to select products and plan orders which ensure an efficient and cost-effective use of resources.
  • Deliver presentations to a variety of audiences to raise awareness about food insecurity and the role child nutrition programs play in alleviation of hunger.
  • Ensure program compliance with standards of the Food Bank, Feeding America, PA Departments of Agriculture and Education, USDA, and other oversight entities.
  • Gather information for grant reports and proposals that support child nutrition work.
  • Collect and organize required paperwork and data from partner organizations.
  • Maintain accurate, complete and updated programmatic records and files.
  • Respect the geographic and cultural diversity of partners and individual participants.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of three years of programmatic experience in a related field.
  • Demonstration of strong motivation to end hunger and commitment to addressing hunger in a holistic context, addressing public health, social justice, diversity, equity, and the cultural aspects of food.
  • Ability, experience and willingness to respectfully work with diverse populations, including the ability to engage with and build trust among people living in under-resourced communities.
  • Ability to make presentations and develop and deliver information to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Possess an attitude of collaboration for working with community organizations and schools.
  • High quality customer service skills (exhibit objectivity, empathy, calmness and helpfulness)
  • Attention to detail and demonstrated follow-through.
  • Strong time-management skills, strong critical and analytic reasoning skills, and ability to handle large amounts of data efficiently and effectively.
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint.
  • Automobile and valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License are required.  Work related travel is reimbursed at the federal reimbursement rate.
  • Must be able to lift or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Certificates: FBI fingerprinting, Act 33 & 34 clearances before start date (paid for by Food Bank); Food Safety Certificate required within 90 days of employment (paid for by Food Bank).

Disclaimer: The preceding job description has been 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://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/All/65e34b7d-06f6-4b43-89d5-221e6eedb5fe/Greater-Pittsburgh-Community-Food-Bank click apply, create a login, fill out our online application and attach resume and cover letter.

Program Manager – Family Healing Center

                                                                   Help Us Change Lives

                                Auberle Seeks: Program Manager – Family Healing Center

Auberle is a growing, nationally recognized, award winning human service organization that serves 4,000 individuals and families each year. Auberle staff is comprised of passionate individuals who are committed to finding the most innovative ways to solve our community’s most difficult problems. Auberle is committed to working to build and sustain and equitable and inclusive work environment, and world, where cultural diversity is celebrated and valued. We believe diversity benefits and enriches the development of all! Our staff have voted us as a Top Workplace by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for 9 years in a row. Auberle operates over 20 programs in 16 Western PA counties with 200 staff and a $16M+ budget.

The Program Manager will be a key role at the Auberle Family Healing Center. The Auberle Family Healing Center is an innovative residential treatment program for families struggling with a substance use disorder (SUD). The program is a licensed 3.5 facility. It also provides an array of services including individual, family, and group counseling, psychiatric consultation, medical services, therapeutic activities, parent education, and case management. The program is available to Allegheny County families referred by child welfare. This innovative program allows families with multiple adults and up to four children to stay together while the person struggling with addiction receives treatment.

Key Objectives:

  • Promote the philosophy and mission of Auberle in the provision of all responsibilities
    Supervise the day-to-day operations of the program and ensure staff coverage 24/7 and 365 days per year including monitoring the facility for cleanliness and safety of all parties. Ensure compliance with health and safety procedures by coordinating maintenance and facility issues
  • Participate in the hiring and evaluation of assigned staff including supervising, training and developing Certified Recovery Specialists, Night Support Staff, and Case Aides
  • Perform duties of subordinate staff whenever necessary including but not limited to, performing hourly program rounds and documentation, supervising residents’ daily activities, and facilitating daily program meetings and programming
  • Participate in treatment and goal planning with families to ensure positive outcomes
  • Participate in periodic quality reviews of program operations and program development
  • Create and provide oversight and quality assurance standards of program space and activities that establish and maintain positive working relationships and environments with persons served, staff, community supports, and resources
  • Develop a monthly calendar of community resources that visit the program, connect with families and build a resource portfolio with each family
  • Assist in the budgeting process and adhere to program budget and expenses
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the cultural diversity of consumers, volunteers, staff, and other stakeholders throughout the provision of services
  • Assure compliance with Council on Accreditation (COA) standards, trauma informed principles, state regulations, county contracts, and agency policies and procedures

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field and at least 2 years of relevant management experience preferred – OR – BS Degree in Human Services or related field and a CAC with at least 2-4 years of relevant management experience Preference given to individuals with lived experience around substance use or co-occurring disorders****Prefer experience directly in drug and alcohol residential facility management, staff supervision, or equivalent combination of training and experience related to D&A or residential programs.
  • Demonstrable knowledge about the dynamics of addiction and mental health
  • Because of treatment philosophy, persons identified or who have been diagnosed with an alcohol or other drug dependence be abstinent for at least two (2) years prior to employment and remain abstinent throughout employment Pre-employment drug screening and ongoing random drug screens
  • ACT 33/34 and FBI Clearances Pre-Employment
  • Understanding of trauma-informed and recovery-oriented systems of care including Understanding of, and respect for, everyone’s unique path to recovery
  • Demonstrate skill in multi-tasking with a passion for excellence and a work ethic to support it
  • Exhibit excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to multi-task and present a passion for excellence and a work ethic to support it
  • Exhibits strong written and oral communication skills including computer knowledge of Word, Excel, Internet, and the Windows environment
  • Operate program van/vehicle as needed and the ability to lift 50 pounds and physically assist families as needed with moving into and out of the residential facility, including assistance with lifting, carrying and moving objects and packages.

Auberle offers excellent training opportunities and a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Competitive Salary ($50,000)
  • Medical, Dental, Vision & optional Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Vacation Days (increases with tenure)
  • Paid Sick Days (Accrual per pay period)
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Basic and Optional Life Insurance
  • Optional Supplemental Insurances
  • 403 B Retirement Savings with an employer match
  • Educational Assistance
  • Public Service Learn Forgiveness Qualifying Employer

If you are highly motivated, passionate about recovery and ready to help change the world – be sure to apply!

EOE

*Random drug testing may be conducted to maintain a safe and drug-free workplace

This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties for this position, but an idea of the work being done.

Anti-Human Trafficking Housing Coordinator

Position: Anti-Human Trafficking Housing Coordinator
Department: Anti-Human Trafficking
Availability of Position: Immediate
Schedule: Full-Time, Exempt
Reports to: Anti-Human Trafficking Divisional Director

Position Overviews:

The Anti-Human Trafficking Housing Coordinator (HC) will provide direct oversight to the new housing initiative. The housing program will provide transitional and short-term housing assistance to victims of human trafficking throughout Western Pennsylvania. The HC will support clients throughout the housing search, make connections with landlords, provide comprehensive mobile case management services for labor or sex trafficking victims of any age, gender or nationality, and support clients in locating permanent housing. The HC will work as part of the comprehensive response to human trafficking in Western Pennsylvania.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the daily operations of the transitional housing program across Western Pennsylvania
  • Interview and assess potential clients for human trafficking as defined by federal law
  • Provide culturally appropriate, victim-centered, trauma-informed case management services
  • Develop individualized service plans for self-sufficiency
  • Assist clients in searching for the transitional housing that will be funded by the program
  • Coordinate the lease approval process with landlords
  • Coordinate the payment of rent/utility bills with landlords and appropriate companies
  • Complete a monthly walkthrough checklist for each home
  • Work with clients to develop their schedules, including work, recreational activities, banking, grocery shopping and home maintenance
  • Assist clients in achievement of personal goals, by coordinating referrals, advocating on behalf of the client, assisting in obtaining government benefits, etc.
  • Assist with coordination of resources within the continuum of care
  • Communicate policies and the rationale behind them to clients
  • Complete client discharge planning
  • Participate in awareness and training events throughout the Division
  • Monitor housing program needs and communicate those to AHT Divisional Director
  • Collect statistical data and generate reports for both internal purposes, and for The Office of Victims of Crime (OVC) reporting requirements
  • Participate in professional development opportunities as required
  • Prepare written reports and complete documents as requested by the AHT Divisional Director
  • Maintain and uphold the principles and commitments of The Sanctuary Model
  • Maintain healthy boundaries
  • Uphold the code of conduct of The Salvation Army at all times
  • Ensure client safety and confidentiality
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Social Work Degree or related degree required
  • Master of Social Work Degree preferred
  • Experience working with those affected by human trafficking, domestic violence, or sexual assault.
  • Experience working in the Housing Sector
  • Pennsylvania Driver’s License
  • Must have computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel Programs and be proficient in and the ability to utilize the internet.
  • As a Mandated Reporter, must provide proof of having completed training on recognizing and reporting child abuse meeting the training standards of PA Act 153 of 2014
  • All three PA Clearances required upon employment and thereafter upon renewal date: PA Child Abuse History Clearance, Request for Criminal Record, and Fingerprint based federal criminal history.
  • PA Mandated and Permissive Reporting and The Salvation Army’s KeepSAfe training required.

Vocational Support Specialist (Full-time & Part-time)

Vocational Support Specialist (full time & part time available)

Do you have a passion for giving back?

Do you like making a difference?

Do you like making someone smile?

If you answered “yes” to all the above questions, we would love to have a conversation with you. 

Job Summary:

The Vocational Support Specialist is responsible for supporting and supervising individuals as they adjust to the workplace environment. They also act as a liaison with the employees regarding schedules and production requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervises 2-6 individuals at a community job site.
  • Acts as the liaison to the business customer for daily production and operations.  Recommends and implements changes that will improve efficiency or effectiveness of the job site.
  • Assist employers with job re-design, accommodations, &/or accessibility and educate employers in methods of working with individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities.
  • Provides rehabilitative services for improvement of vocational skills, social skills and behavioral modification, in preparation for competitive employment.
  • Assures production goals are met.
  • Maintain records and documentation requirements.
  • Monitors clients and maintains a clean and safe work environment.
  • May transports client to and from the worksite on a daily basis.
  • Complete 24 hours of training per year.

Requirements:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.  A secondary degree in psychology, social services, or a related field is preferred not required.
  • A good working knowledge of industry and production is very helpful.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with individuals with physical and mental disabilities is preferred not required.
  • Skills and ability to work independently with clients.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must possess a valid PA driver’s license, a good driving record and current car insurance.
  • Patch / PA Child Abuse / FBI Fingerprint Clearance are required within 30 days of employment and this is all paid by Life’sWork of Western PA.

Compensation: $13.50 to $17.00 per hour.

Organizational Summary:

Life’sWork of Western PA is a non-profit organization empowering people to live the life they choose. We partner with people with disabilities, people with other barriers, and young adults to pursue their hopes and dreams through strengthening workplace abilities, building life skills, and developing meaningful relationships.

We believe everyone deserves to share in opportunities of meaningful employment. Through employment for all, we envision creating a compassionate, inclusive and equitable community where all individuals have a chance to flourish. A career at Life’sWork means a chance to promote life altering change in an individual’s life.

Benefit Package:

  • Health Coverage: (full-time only)
    • Pays 100% of employee only coverage.
    • Matches up to $700 towards your health savings account (H.S.A.)
  • Other benefits; (100% paid by employee)
    • Dental and vision
    • Aflac
    • Legal Shield / Identity Theft
  • Paid Time Off (PTO):
    • Beginning your second year, full-time employees will receive 20 days of PTO
    • Beginning your second year, part-time employees may receive up to 10 days of PTO
  • Holidays: (full-time & part-time)
    • Offer 12 holidays per year
  • Retirement Plan (403(b) Thrift Plan):
    • Matches 100% up to 5% of employee’s contribution
  • Mileage reimbursement:
    • Follows the federal mileage rate.

Signing Bonus of $500.00 and after 6 months you receive another $500.00

Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

At Life’sWork of Western PA, we have a clear vision: to create a community where difference is valued. As an organization with a mission that is centered around lifting up some of the most vulnerable members of society, diversity and inclusion are more than just words to us. Here, everyone is welcome. We employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, age, sex, religion, color, national origin, language, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity, handicap or disability, and other protected status’. As an employment organization that is continually evolving to provide the best possible services for our clients, we strive to be as diverse as the individuals that we serve. Life’sWork is fully focused on building and nurturing a workplace where inclusion is part of our everyday culture, not just an initiative; where all employees feel their individual gifts are celebrated and appreciated, and where they are encouraged to be who they are.

There is always more work to be done, and we believe that if the services that are provided by our organization are done through a diverse mix of talents, perspectives, and backgrounds, we can play a role in creating ongoing and lasting change.

Life’sWork has developed Safety Operating Procedures. All staff and clients are required to follow these rules diligently so that we can sustain a healthy and safe workplace for all in this unique environment.

COVID-19 Safety Operating Policy/Procedures

Life’sWork of Western PA is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for our employee, clients, and visitors. We adopted a COVID-19 Safety Operating Policy/Procedures that is working.

Case Manager

Do you have a passion for giving back?

Do you like making a difference?

Do you like making someone smile?

If you answered “yes” to all the above questions, we would love to have a conversation with you. 

Job Summary:

Responsible for providing In-Home crisis and non-crisis case management services to Agency consumers.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide In Home services to consumer by PARTNERING with the referral agency, Children, Youth and Families, to identify and achieve both consumer and agency goals, by PROVIDING the consumer with referrals to community resources, mental health facilities, drug and alcohol treatment, and any other necessary referrals, as needed.
  • Maintain compliance with CYF and NCA regulations by CREATING and UPDATING consumer files, submitting in –home services plan, weekly reports, contact summaries, and all other paperwork by ensuring all client information is implemented accurately into both the STAT and Key Information and Demographic System (KIDS), in a concise and timely manner.
  • Participate in the In-Home Services On-Call Cycle by TAKING part in the assigned rotation, opening cases and assisting consumers in an emergency or crisis situation.
  • Providing the agency with outcomes by CONDUCTING North Carolina Family Assessments with all assigned cases that are applicable.

Position Requirements:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field, prefer a Master’s Degree
  • 3–5 years of equivalent professional experience
  • Basic knowledge of a personal computer and Microsoft Word.
  • Possess a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License, access to an automobile and current automobile insurance.
  • Act 33/34, Criminal Background, and FBI Clearances are also required within 30 days upon hiring.
  • Flexibility with regard to a work schedule to meet the availability of the clients.
  • A willingness to transport clients is also required.
  • Familiar with the human service field, the juvenile court system, child development, conflict resolution, and experience with individual and family counseling
  • Must maintain consumer, program and agency information in a confidential manner and discuss such information privately with only appropriate personnel.
  • Expected to treat all consumers with respect and professionalism.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

Compensation:

  • Master’s Degree: mid to high $30’s
  • Bachelor’s Degree: mid $30″s

Organizational Summary:

Life’sWork of Western PA is a non-profit organization empowering people to live the life they choose. We partner with people with disabilities, people with other barriers, and young adults to pursue their hopes and dreams through strengthening workplace abilities, building life skills, and developing meaningful relationships.

We believe everyone deserves to share in opportunities of meaningful employment. Through employment for all, we envision creating a compassionate, inclusive and equitable community where all individuals have a chance to flourish. A career at Life’sWork means a chance to promote life altering change in an individual’s life.

Benefit Package:

  • Health Coverage: (full-time only)
    • Pays 100% of employee only coverage.
    • Matches up to $700 towards your health savings account (H.S.A.)
  • Other benefits; (100% paid by employee)
    • Dental and vision
    • Aflac
    • Legal Shield / Identity Theft
  • Paid Time Off (PTO):
    • Beginning your second year, full-time employees will receive 20 days of PTO
    • Beginning your second year, part-time employees may receive up to 10 days of PTO
  • Holidays: (full-time & part-time)
    • Offer 12 holidays per year
  • Retirement Plan (403(b) Thrift Plan):
    • Matches 100% up to 5% of employee’s contribution
  • Mileage reimbursement:
    • Follows the federal mileage rate.

Signing Bonus of $500.00 and after 6 months you receive another $500.00

Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

At Life’sWork of Western PA, we have a clear vision: to create a community where difference is valued. As an organization with a mission that is centered around lifting up some of the most vulnerable members of society, diversity and inclusion are more than just words to us. Here, everyone is welcome. We employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, age, sex, religion, color, national origin, language, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity, handicap or disability, and other protected status’. As an employment organization that is continually evolving to provide the best possible services for our clients, we strive to be as diverse as the individuals that we serve. Life’sWork is fully focused on building and nurturing a workplace where inclusion is part of our everyday culture, not just an initiative; where all employees feel their individual gifts are celebrated and appreciated, and where they are encouraged to be who they are.

There is always more work to be done, and we believe that if the services that are provided by our organization are done through a diverse mix of talents, perspectives, and backgrounds, we can play a role in creating ongoing and lasting change.

Life’sWork has developed Safety Operating Procedures. All staff and clients are required to follow these rules diligently so that we can sustain a healthy and safe workplace for all in this unique environment.

Administrative Assistant

This position is responsible for the maintenance of guardianship consumers’ bank accounts, with adherence to asset limits, burials accounts, and bank accounts. The position is responsible for estate reporting, benefits applications and providing aid to case managers. Duties include balancing accounts, completing accounting reports for Guardian of Estate reporting, social security reporting, VA reporting, audit reviews and fiscal reports, as well as following up on all necessary financial information needed for the clients benefits. Position will also be responsible for interfacing with referring agencies and completing intake assessments of all new wards. Case management assistance as required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with all aspects of fiscal management of client accounts: data entry, periodic reports, reconciliation of bank statements, opening and managing client bank accounts, making various payments, reporting on accounts to supervisor and alerting of any irregularities.
  • Work directly with our attorney on Estate reports and documentation needed.
  • Participate in team meetings
  • Intake paperworks as assigned
  • Applications and ongoing maintenance of benefits such as SS and MA
  • Participate in training and development activities including those designed to improve responsiveness to the clients served and/or increased cultural awareness and those suggested in supervision.
  • Complete banking and purchasing of monthly food cards and bus passes, and various other items for clients
  • Travel to various facilities to make deliveries, assist with routine tasks on behalf of clients or conduct routine visits to check in on clients as needed
  • Communicate on behalf of clients to insurance agencies, physician’s offices and financial institutions regarding client’s benefits.
  • Monitor, sort and distribute daily mail.
  • Provide case management services on behalf of the client such as completing applications for benefits such as Social Security Disability or SSI, rent rebate forms; investigating medical insurance alternatives.
  • Will conduct research necessary to complete an appropriate burial plan.
  • In collaboration with guardianship caseworker, create debt repayment plans on behalf of client.
  • Initiate or respond to telephone contacts with bill collectors or parties owed money. Send letters as needed informing potential creditors of wards financial status.
  • Complete banking tasks such as obtaining cash for allowances, accomplishing immediate, non-routine check writing.  Close prior bank accounts and create new ones as needed; change signature cards as needed.
  • Attendance at departmental and agency wide staff meetings and in-service training.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Bachelor Degree preferred.  Experience with fiscal responsibilities connected with the role of Guardianship of Estate, MA/SSDI/I/VA benefit applications, estate bank accounts, as well as representative payee.  Must have good communication skills as the position requires interfacing with referring agencies to do intakes. Must be skilled in spreadsheets, google docs, and have a demonstrated ability to maintain detailed electronic records. Must demonstrate sensitivity to clients with special needs, including cultural awareness of the client population. Must have the ability to work independently. Additional duties include bill pay for all representative payee clients and other fiscal responsibilities as necessary. Reliable vehicle for work related travel is required.

Application:

Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@jfcspgh.org with “Guardianship Fiscal/Case Management Assistant” in the subject line.  Visit www.jfcspgh.org to learn more.

Psychotherapist

The psychotherapist will join the committed and compassionate team of the JFCS Counseling department, providing mental health services including individual counseling, group counseling, support groups, education, and community support. This full time position is responsible for intake evaluations, assessment, treatment, and coordination of care as needed for clients. The therapist will also have the opportunity to provide brief support services to job seekers and those entering training programs through the JFCS Career Development Center. The therapist will assist in the development of specialized training and staff development activities including collaboration with other departments.  They will participate in case reviews, meetings,  trainings, and all unit research activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Undertakes adult therapy and/or group counseling cases.
  • Conducts intake evaluations for all assigned referrals, including administrative and diagnostic assessments that assist in formulating an appropriate diagnosis.
  • Collaborates with the JFCS Career Development Center on programming, support groups, and brief support services.
  • Facilitates support groups for the community as assigned.
  • Schedules and coordinates client referrals as warranted by individual client needs.
  • Completes all required clinical documentation, including progress notes, treatment plans, treatment
  • Participates and presents cases for review and discussion with the clinic psychiatrist and other professional staff of the counseling unit.
  • Provides on-going and specialized consultation, training and skill development activities for service providers and family life education requests.
  • Participates in the development of training seminars, workshops and tele-conferences for presentation to JFCS staff and other mental health professionals.
  • Represents JFCS at professional meetings and conferences as assigned.
  • Participate in training and development activities including those which would result in increased responsiveness to the clients served and/or increased cultural awareness and those suggested in supervision.
  • Completes timesheets weekly
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

LCSW, LPC, or other licensed counselor eligible to be credentialed with health insurance panels. Must be licensed in the Commonwealth of PA or licensed elsewhere and eligible to be licensed in the Commonwealth. Experience in a clinical setting preferred.   Ability to communicate effectively and professionally at all levels with co-workers, family members, supervisors and other service providers.  Must have cultural sensitivity to the populations served by the agency.

Application: 

Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@jfcspgh.org with “Psychotherapist” in the subject line.  Visit www.jfcspgh.org to learn more.