Planned Giving Officer

Purpose:

The Planned Giving Officer, under the general supervision of the Director, Development, is responsible for the ongoing qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a portfolio of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation most committed donors, and to serving as a gift-planning resource for fundraisers across all lines of revenue. Gift planning plays a significant role in increasing revenue and gift commitments available for furtherance of UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s mission.

Responsibilities:

  • Personally contact, develop, assist, and steward prospects to develop individualized giving plans that maximize tax savings, personal philanthropic objectives, and gifts to Children’s.  This includes preparing and presenting appropriate proposals to donors, and recording, reporting and maintaining informational files on all prospect development contacts and responses.
  • Maintain working knowledge of laws, regulations, and advisable marketing techniques related to estate planning, and maintain ties to local Probate and Trust section of the Allegheny County Bar Association.
  • Maintain consistent contact with and plan strategies for reaching out to professionals in fields with clients who are potentially interested in establishing planned gifts.
  • Assist with special projects as needed.
  • Participate in appropriate professional organizations at the local and regional levels.
  • Provide orientation, information, and promotion of the gift-planning program across the Children’s staff and fundraising team
  • In partnership with Director, Development, develop strategies for marketing and outreach to build comprehensive planned giving program.
  • In partnership with strategic engagement, manage legacy donor society for donors who establish deferred gifts and/or life income plans.
  • Prepare moves management plans to cultivate current donors and solicit new donors.
  • Oversee and manage estate administration
  • Plan strategies for discovering and developing relationships with new and existing estate and tax advisers.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in fundraising and/or the equivalent professional experience.
  • A proven record of success in building donor relationships and securing planned and major gifts.
  • Experience in planned giving and thorough knowledge of planned giving best practices preferred
  • Creative problem solving skills, strong written and oral communication and excellent interpersonal skills are required
  • Organizational ability to plan and implement diverse activities related to fundraising
  • Analytical ability to monitor and evaluate strategies and projects
  • Creative vision to cultivate and motivate existing donors and to identify and solicit new legacy donors
  • Ability to meet deadlines and goals
  • Knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office programs required
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge software preferred
  • Willingness to travel occasionally for donor visits and events, and work evenings and weekends as duties require

Child Permanency Social Worker

The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh is seeking a Full-Time Child Permanency Social Worker in our Adoption Program.

This individual’s primary focus will be working with children in foster care. This position involves work in two different areas and primary job duties will include providing child preparation units of service through the Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption & Permanency Network (SWAN), as well as providing foster care services to children and families placed through the SWAN Adoption from foster care services.

This individual may provide other SWAN services as needed and will be responsible for providing 24/7 On-Call services for the adoption department on a rotating basis. This individual must be comfortable driving to client meetings, working within homes and community settings, and must be available on evenings to accommodate client needs. Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Human Development and Family Studies, Education or related degree and experience working with children in therapeutic environment required OR completion of Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Human Development and Family Studies, or Education with relevant internship experience.

This position is eligible for the following benefits:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Employer Contribution to Benefits
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • 401(k) & Employer Match
  • Free Financial Planning
  • Annual Merit Increases
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • FREE On-site parking

SWAN SOCIAL WORK FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides child preparation units of services, as referred from county children and youth agencies.
  • Follows all tasks as outlined in SWAN benchmarks and documents these tasks in the SWAN portal as they are completed. Ensures all time is tracked with SWAN portal for all SWAN units of service assigned.
  • Provides Finalization services for SWAN adoptive families if referred.
  • If requested by Director of Adoption or Permanency Supervisor, attends SWAN quarterly meetings, summer conference, units of service meeting or any additional training needed to comply with SWAN and DHS requirements.
  • Completes all paperwork required for each SWAN unit of service by the due date assigned by SWAN.
  • For each child preparation cases, maintains regular contact with a child’s CYF caseworker, other providers, and the child’s family as needed.
  • For child preparation cases, creates, and maintains a lifebook for each child throughout child preparation.
  • Advocates for the safety and well-being of all clients by making referrals to other agencies, including CYF when appropriate.
  • Functions as an integral member of the adoption team by providing coverage for other positions as needed.
  • Follows Social Worker Code of Ethics.
  • Performs other duties as required by the Adoption Supervisor or Director of Adoption.

 FOSTER CARE SOCIAL WORK FUNCTIONS:

  • Once foster families receive a placement, provides monthly home visits and complies with all paperwork required by agency, county contract, and DHS.
  • Ensures a good transition from matching worker to foster care worker for family and child.
  • Ensures case remains in compliance with DHS foster care regulations and county contract requirements. Works closely with Director of Adoption to ensure this.
  • Maintains regular communication with families and foster children.
  • Maintains regular communication with county caseworkers and other providers for child.
  • Attends court hearings for child if requested.
  • Provide on call services for foster care and adoption program.
  • Maintains a flexible schedule, including working frequent evenings to meet client needs.

MINIMUM SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Professional level of knowledge normally acquired through the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Human Development and Family Studies, Education or related degree and experience working with children in therapeutic environment required OR completion of a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Human Development and Family Studies, or Education with relevant internship experience.
  • Direct experience in foster care, adoption or in providing SWAN services preferred.
  • Direct experience in working with foster families, foster children and/or adoptive parents preferred.
  • Ability to communicate and interact with birthparents, foster families, and adoptive parents in a professional manner.

FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Often a sedentary position, must be able to sit for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to push, pull, lift, and carry up to 10-50 pounds as required to access file boxes, supplies, etc.
  • Manual dexterity required to operate computer and telephone systems, and other typical office equipment.
  • Occasional exposure to adverse conditions when performing duties outside of The Children’s Home.
  • Current Pennsylvania driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle to enable the person holding this position to be able to meet with the birthparents, foster families, and adoptive parents.
  • Physical ability to perform job requirements of usual and customary office procedures and communications.
  • Ability to interact and communicate in a professional and courteous manner with other staff and guests.
  • Generally an office environment, no unusual environmental factors.

IDD Site Supervisor-Residential (24 Hour Community Homes)

  • Provide supervision and direction for the team of residential advisors and habilitation specialists who support the individuals with intellectual disabilities in activities of daily living, socialization and community integration.
  • Oversee daily operations of two residential sites in the Mon Valley area of Pittsburgh, locations including West Homestead, Munhall, West Mifflin, North Versailles, Braddock and Pittsburgh.
  • Act as program specialist for assigned individuals
  • Recommend potential candidates for the habilitation specialist and senior habilitation specialist position to the IDD Residential Manager;
  • Assure the monthly staff schedule provides sufficient staff coverage
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of the individuals’ ISP’s
  • Oversee monthly fire drills, site inspections and fire safety equipment inspections
  • Insure completion of individual’s required medical and follow-up appointments
  • Communicate with SC’s, day program providers, families and others as required
  • Participate in supervisory meetings as scheduled
  • Participate in committees, meetings and seminars as assigned
  • Serve as Medication Supervisor
  • Provide one to one supervision to all staff at least monthly and coach staff in regard to job performance

Train new employees and assure habilitation specialists and senior habilitation specialists complete 24 hours of training each fiscal year including all required     *training; insure annual TB Testing and Bi-Annual Physicals for staff are completed.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree with two (2) year IDD related experience preferred or Associate Degree and four (4) years IDD related experience OR Must be at least 18 years old. Valid driver’s license, FBI, Act 33 and 34 clearance required.  Drug Screen and Physical/TB upon hire.

EOE/Drug Free

Community Engagement Manager

The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh is seeking a Full-Time Community Engagement Manager.

The Community Engagement Manager stewards and strengthens relationships with referral sources for our three programs: The Pediatric Specialty Hospital, Child’s Way, and Adoption.  They carry out responsibilities in the following functional areas.  Serves as a liaison between existing and potential referrers to The Children’s Home, the patients and families and our admissions staff.  Strategizes and establishes service lines to all three programs to supplement the number of individuals served. Implements internal and external communications, presents on behalf of The Children’s Home, and ensures that the community is aware of our programs and services. Manages media relations and advertising, and assists with the website, social media, and photography.

This position is eligible for the following benefits:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits
  • Employer Contribution to Benefits
  • 401(k) & Employer Match
  • Free Financial Planning
  • 7 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Annual Merit Increases
  • FREE On-site parking

Essential Functions:

Under the direction of the Chief Development Officer (CDO), the Community Engagement Manager will participate in recruitment efforts for referral sources and potential patients, students, and clients to ensure referrals to the Pediatric Specialty Hospital, Child’s Way and Adoption and Permanency. By strengthening existing relationships and stewarding new ones, this position will rely on core relationship building skills to increase awareness of The Children’s Home’s programs and services to meet varying patient, and client needs. They regularly interact with community partners, vendors and referring agencies. The Community Engagement Manager will leverage their knowledge of The Children’s Home patient and client experience to aide in the patient/family referral process by building relationships with potential patient/client/student populations. The outreach component to encourage referrals is the main part of the Community Engagement position. Outside of this, they are also expected to manage advertising and assist in the management of media relations, website and social media communications, and all marketing for The Children’s Home & Lemieux Family Center.

Referral Outreach:

  1. Works with department directors and support staff to strategize the proper referral marketing for each program and across programs
  2. Works with physician leadership and admissions team to admit all appropriate patients to Child’s Way and Pediatric Specialty Hospital
  3. Effectively counsels interested families and answers questions they may have about transferring to our facility by visiting patients and families in referring hospitals
  4. Builds relationships on a regular basis with referral sources within the outside healthcare community to identify potential patients and families and serves as the healthcare professional’s point of contact throughout the admission process
  5. Effectively tours interested parties around The Children’s Home addressing concerns and highlighting the programs and tools appropriate for that audience
  6. Represents The Children’s Home during outreach activities, and appeals to audiences in various settings such as: formal presentations at Grand Rounds outreach; staff meetings; tabling events with one-on-one interaction during in-services; dinners; etc.
  7. Coordinates all clinical referral activities including booking rooms, planning events and the distribution of literature and referral gifts
  8. Obtains all accurate clinical and demographic data regarding admission and disseminates information appropriately
  9. Research and identify opportunities and venues for promoting The Children’s Home
  10. Cultivates relationships with referral sources by creating a “touch” program which tracks frequency of contacts, quality of feedback and outlines tactics for ongoing relationship building
  11. Identifies new referral sources and establishes opportunities to present to potential referral staff

Strategic Planning and Implementation:

  1. Resolve and enhance the process for program referral stewardship by collecting and analyzing internal data
  2. Determine strategy and key goals; and assist in the development of plans and direction for marketing initiatives
  3. Conduct research to assist in analyzing and preparing reports/performance metrics for marketing initiatives
  4. Manage marketing budget expenditures and planning
  5. Work with the CDO to design communication pieces to ensure a consistent voice and brand recognition throughout all efforts
  6. Assist in identifying opportunities and partnerships that will enhance The Children’s Home brand

Public Relations, Social Media, and Marketing:

  1. Writes and disseminates media releases, media alerts, and features to promote organization events, accomplishments and needs
  2. Assists with the management of the website by editing and writing content as needed
  3. Assists with the management of planned posts for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.
  4. Writes and manages design of program collateral, press kits, displays for distribution to referral sources
  5. Manages the paid advertising of The Children’s Home and makes suggestions for the direction of advertising by analyzing effectiveness of efforts quarterly

Miscellaneous:

  1. Manages some photography needs for the organization
  2. Assists with all fundraising efforts
  3. Develop and report outreach and advertising metrics for the board of directors
  4. All other duties as assigned

Minimum Skills and Abilities Required: 

  1. Prior experience in clinical setting and comfortable working with all populations including physicians, families under stress with a medically fragile child, media, volunteers, and co-workers
  2. Bachelor’s degree in PR, Marketing, Communications, Business or the equivalent
  3. Minimum of 4 years of outreach and marketing experience or program implementation equivalent
  4. Clinical marketing knowledge preferred
  5. Knowledge of measuring outcomes and effectiveness of marketing and public relations strategies
  6. Knowledge of media outlets and contacts (print, electronic, social) and experience using a wide variety of tools and tactics for communicating with media, including media alerts, events, releases, etc.
  7. Excellent writing, interpersonal and oral communication skills; experience making public presentations
  8. Proficiency with MS Office Suite, and WordPress
  9. Professional, personable, outgoing demeanor with good listening skills
  10. A self-starter: ability to plan and manage work independently to successfully achieve goals and meet deadlines
  11. Collaborative and collegial; pro-active problem solver

Functional Requirements:

  1. Normal office environment where there is no physical discomfort due to temperature, dust, noise and the like. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  2. Must be able to push, pull, and occasionally lift or carry a minimum of 20 pounds as required to access file boxes, supplies, etc.
  3. Subject to sometimes hostile, emotionally upset patients, family members, personnel, and visitors.
  4. Must be able to read, write, speak, and hear the English language.
  5. Ability to operate a motor vehicle in order to travel locally for business related to The Children’s Home (40% – 60%).

Director of Behavioral Health, Long Beach

Level: Experienced
Job Location: U.S.VETS Long Beach – Long Beach, CA
Position Type: Full Time
Education Level: Graduate Degree
Salary Range: $85,000.00 – $118,500.00 Salary/year
Travel Percentage: Up to 25%
Job Shift: Any
Job Category: Nonprofit – Social Services

Looking for a rewarding position? How would you like to serve those who served?

If you are looking for an opportunity to work for a great organization & make a difference, this is the job for you!

Come & join our winning team!

Benefits include Paid Vacation, Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Medical, Dental, Vision and Company matching 401K

DIRECTOR OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

The Director of Behavioral Health (DBH) reports directly to the Executive Director and has the primary responsibility of developing, planning, and supervising all clinical services, to include mental health services, to improve quality of life for U.S.VETS clients. The DBH is responsible for overall leadership of the Program Coordinators, development and management of psychological, social work, and ancillary therapies provided within U.S.VETS’ outpatient services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establishes appropriate, quality standards for client care in mental health, addiction treatment, and health promotion activities for U.S.VETS
  • Assures that appropriate protocols for continuous improvement are established in mental health and addiction services and monitors ongoing compliance with quality assurance standards for mental health and substance use outpatient care
  • Plans, oversees, and collaborates on the planning for new program initiatives and oversees and collaborates the efforts to obtain new funding and assure the continuation of on-going funding
  • Available for consultation by program staff by being on-call 24/7
  • Oversees recruiting, maintaining and providing appropriate clinical coverage in the clinical department and collaborates with the program department to ensure 24-hour clinical coverage for clients
  • Hires, trains, directly supervises, and evaluates the Clinical Administrative Coordinator, Program Coordinators, and Licensed Clinical Therapists
  • Manages and oversees U.S.VETS’ internship program to include but is not limited to task assignment, conducting weekly supervision and adhering to university and licensing board standards
  • Oversees the performance- and competency-based standards for all clinical programs
  • Creates an individual and group supervision schedule for the site in accordance with frequency standards as defined by national Clinical and Program teams
  • Conducts and documents individual and group supervision for each position based on the direct service administrative and clinical responsibilities in accordance with standards as defined by national Clinical and Program teams
  • Oversees medical billing process at the site for clinical services to ensure compliance with regulations and internal U.S.VETS procedures
  • Assures ongoing communication and reporting with outside funders and maintains positive collaborative relationships with external stakeholders
  • Maintains professional competence necessary to perform job responsibilities; maintains and provides agency with records of continuing education activities
  • Oversees quality assessment and improvement activities as required
  • Facilitates weekly clinical and case management meetings
  • Supervises curriculum governing client psychoeducational classes, mental health treatment classes and substance abuse treatment classes
  • Assumes 100% of the Clinical Administrative Coordinator’s role and responsibilities in this position’s absence/position vacancy through independent completion of tasks or through delegation of responsibilities
  • Performs other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s degree in social services or other related field required
  • Independently licensed in social services; a minimum of 5 years of employment in an executive-level clinical role at U.S.VETS may substitute for license requirement.
  • Minimum of three (3) years management experience of multiple programs and personnel
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in computer and information systems
  • Professional manner and appearance
  • Ability to take general direction, work independently and within a team
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse group of clients, staff, and community members
  • Knowledge/experience working with veterans preferred
  • Ability to travel locally between program sites as needed as well as periodic national travel for conferences/training. Valid driver’s license preferred. If driving company vehicles, must meet company insurance requirements and complete a provided driver training course.

United States Veterans Initiative is a non-profit organization whose mission is the successful transition of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/2240513

Program Manager/Supervisor PWS Program and Residential Services

Mainstay Life Services, a $20M Pittsburgh-based nonprofit organization, is recruiting for the following positions:

  • Two PROGRAM SUPERVISORS – Prader Willi Syndrome (PWS) program
  • One PROGRAM MANAGER – Residential Program

All houses are located in the South Hills area of Pittsburgh, PA. We provide life-long care and support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families throughout Allegheny & the surrounding counties.

These positions will be responsible for assigned individuals residing in residential home(s) provided by Mainstay Life Services and is responsible for the general growth, development and well-being of those individuals. Duties include administrative tasks associated with managing the residential program(s), management and counseling of direct care, and staff development.  Candidates must have the ability to follow the leadership model and act as the liaison for outside organizations. Involvement in agency committee(s) is encouraged.

Care of Individuals/Administrative Duties:

  • Promote agency philosophy to ensure high levels of individual care through community integration, individual choice and development of individuals’ competencies, while treating individuals with respect and dignity
  • Developing, reviewing and supervising the implementation of all residential programming for assigned individuals, including ISP program plans and program activities. Ensure these programs promote the growth of the individuals
  • Maintain and manage the electronic client records system to ensure proper and timely documentation, reporting, communication, training and attendance
  • Coordinate and complete assessments, participate in interdisciplinary team meetings
  • Provide direct care as required/needed to ensure the safety and well-being of assigned individuals. This may involve providing shift coverage as needed, crisis intervention, transportation and attend medical appointments
  • Ensure medical, emotional and social needs of individuals are met
  • Follow up with medical recommendations as set by regulations
  • Ensure adherence to agency, county, state, federal and other regulations
  • Maintain positive and effective relationships with families, other care providers, ISC’s and the general community
  • Maintain required documentation, ensure accurate record keeping
  • Adhere to agency’s Code of Conduct

Competitive benefits package offered to FT employees:

  • 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.

EOE

IDD Site Supervisor-Residential (24 Hour Community Homes)

  • Provide supervision and direction for the team of residential advisors and habilitation specialists who support the individuals with intellectual disabilities in activities of daily living, socialization and community integration.
  • Oversee daily operations of two residential sites in the Mon Valley area of Pittsburgh, locations including West Homestead, Munhall, West Mifflin, North Versailles, Braddock and Pittsburgh.
  • Act as program specialist for assigned individuals
  • Recommend potential candidates for the habilitation specialist and senior habilitation specialist position to the IDD Residential Manager;
  • Assure the monthly staff schedule provides sufficient staff coverage
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of the individuals’ ISP’s
  • Oversee monthly fire drills, site inspections and fire safety equipment inspections
  • Insure completion of individual’s required medical and follow-up appointments
  • Communicate with SC’s, day program providers, families and others as required
  • Participate in supervisory meetings as scheduled
  • Participate in committees, meetings and seminars as assigned
  • Serve as Medication Supervisor
  • Provide one to one supervision to all staff at least monthly and coach staff in regard to job performance

Train new employees and assure habilitation specialists and senior habilitation specialists complete 24 hours of training each fiscal year including all required     *training; insure annual TB Testing and Bi-Annual Physicals for staff are completed.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree with two (2) year IDD related experience preferred or Associate Degree and four (4) years IDD related experience OR Must be at least 18 years old. Valid driver’s license, FBI, Act 33 and 34 clearance required.  Drug Screen and Physical/TB upon hire.

EOE/Drug Free

Drug & Alcohol Therapist

Sojourner House is now accepting resumes for a contracted THERAPIST – 20 to 25 hours a week… responsible for the primary treatment to women in a “women with children’s” residential program. Provides diagnostic assessments, develops treatment plans, conducts individual and group sessions, and makes and tracks referrals to appropriate health/behavioral health providers. Responsible for providing exceptional clinical care and adhering quality assurance standards, licensing, credentialing and regulatory compliance, and achieving program and client outcome goals as applicable to women experiencing problems related to substance abuse, life skills and parenting.

Position Qualifications: 

  • A Master’s Degree from an accredited college in Psychology, Counseling, Chemical Dependency, Social Work, Nursing (with a clinical specialty in administration or human services) with a minimum of two years experience in related services.
  • Full certifications as an addictions counselor, such as ASAM, and/or LSW preferred.
  • Current/valid Driver’s License and ability to drive a 12 passenger van as needed to escort residents within the East End and surrounding communities.
  • Understanding of dynamics of substance abuse, maternal addiction, and recovery methods.
  • Advanced interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills to establish and maintain good will and good working relationships with staff, clients, family members, other service providers, volunteers, board members, and community representatives.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to provide case management, diagnostic assessments, develop treatment plans, make and track referrals for health/behavioral health services; and conduct individual, family, and group counseling sessions.
  • Knowledge of community resources, e.g., DPW, food banks, & family education/recreation.
  • Cultural sensitivity and the ability to maintain a professional level of confidentiality within HIPAA.
  • Ability to be flexible especially with scheduling. Some required non-traditional hours. Open availability a must.
  • Position is situated in a community-based residential facility treating addicted women and their children.
  • Possible engagement with high-risk clients with substance abuse, mental illness and communicable diseases.
  • Must adhere to Sojourner House’s universal precautions and safety procedures including COVID-19 Safety Guidelines (i.e. wearing the appropriate PPE).

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Implements and maintains the agency’s mission, vision, and values in all facets of performance.
  • Utilizes the DDAP ASAM diagnostic criteria to determine the appropriate level of care.
  • Provides primary therapeutic interventions with clients as required by licensing, credentialing and regulatory standards and in-house quality standards.
  • Conducts assessments, develops treatment plans, and updates progress in meeting past and current treatment goals.
  • Provides individual sessions as required by treatment plan and level of client need.
  • Facilitates therapy, education or support group as assigned.
  • Conforms to clinical protocols when conducting individual and group interventions.
  • Provides clinical case management supporting including linkages to behavioral and medical services.
  • Ensures that clients have appropriate insurance.
  • Conducts utilization review in a timely manner so that insurance coverage remains uninterrupted.
  • Encourages and monitors client’s 12 step involvement.
  • Monitors client’s CYF or Family Court involvement.
  • Makes and tracks timely referral for Mental Health services or behavioral health provider or to other services as identified in the treatment plan.
  • Establishes positive working relationships with community supports and resources.
  • Responsible for meeting quality assurance standards, licensing, credentialing and regulatory compliance, and achieving program and client outcome goals.
  • Provides flexible program services to meet Sojourner House 24 hours/7 days a week requirement.

Special Criteria: 

  • Because of program treatment philosophy, persons identified with – or who have been diagnosed with – an alcohol or other drug dependence must be abstinent for at least two years prior to employment and remain abstinent throughout employment.  All candidates must be willing to adhere to the Substance Abuse/Drug Free Workplace policy including pre-employment screening.
  • Ability to acquire Act 33/34 & FBI clearances (employer reimbursed – after contingent job offer.)
  • Must obtain annual TB (PPD) testing (employer reimbursed – after hire.)
  • Must attend and participate in all required training (after hire.)

Working Conditions:

  • Work the hours necessary to complete the work- must be flexible with work schedule.
  • Work is completed within the in-patient treatment settings.
  • Work with clients who have complex needs, including but not limited to: substance use; mental health; communicable diseases; verbal and physical aggression.
  • Ability to lift and carry light boxes of files and supplies (less than 10 pounds) and ability to lift and carry a 35 pound child on occasion.
  • Ability to access clients within or outside the residential facility to meet therapy/intervention services standards, including ability to drive and ability to climb up to five (5) flights of stairs when required.

Sojourner House is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider

Promotor@ de Salud Program Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Lead Promotor/a participates in and oversees the Promotor@s de Salud program under the Department of Family Services. This position is responsible for being aware of the health and general needs of the community. The Promotor/a ensures families in their neighborhoods are connected to resources, services, and the overall community. The Promotor/a is responsible for raising awareness of the predetermined resource/health information identified by the LCC each month (i.e, substance abuse, violence prevention, pregnancy/family planning, etc.) and bringing resources to the community on topics they raise are important to them. This position receives and helps coordinate ongoing training by MHP-Salud, local community partners, The Promotor/a identifies community needs and participates in the development of new education programs; conducts home visits to families in the community. The position will also conduct small groups in their neighborhoods and bring resources into the community. Promotor/a must work collaboratively with the Wraparound team to ensure families are being supported. This position requires oversight of the rest of the Promotor/a team including supervision, professional development needs, and coordination.

The position would have a base schedule of 9am-5pm, however flexibility to provide services and support in the evenings to families and staff will be essential.

ESSENTIAL PROMOTOR/A RESPONSIBILITIES (70%): 

  • Provides peer education and support to the families within designated areas.
  • Actively participates in, and successfully completes, training provided by MHP-Salud, University of Pittsburgh and other agencies.
  • Provides peer resource and health education through home visits to assess client needs and concerns as they relate to their family, their community, and their health.
  • Plans and leads group sessions and discussions on assigned topics.
  • Plans and organizes health fairs and other public events for local neighborhoods.
  • Makes referrals to health and social service agencies in the area, and follows up with individuals to ensure they receive needed services.
  • Reduces stigma and other barriers to initiating or continuing to receive support by providing good information to both community members and providers.
  • Develops relationships with local health care and social service providers to facilitate information sharing and service provision.
  • Represents organization in meetings with community partners.
  • Attends conferences as directed and/or required.
  • Assists in completing other program goals and requirements, such as answering phone calls and greeting visitors to the office.
  • Other duties as assigned.

ADDITIONAL LEAD RESPONSIBILITIES (30%): 

  • Provide weekly individual supervision for 30-60 minutes for each member of the Promotor/a team.
  • Identify professional development opportunities and needs for direct reports.
  • Meet with the Director for supervision weekly to discuss programming and staffing needs.
  • Convene regular meetings with the Promotor/a team as needed to discuss relevant topics.
  • Engage in outreach activities to create and maintain relationships/partnerships with local and national organizations.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/CERTIFICATION: 

  • Knowledge of and/or part of Latino community served.
  • One – two (1-2) years’ experience working directly with the Latino Community
  • MINIMUM one (1) year experience in a supervisory or management role with direct reports.
  • Act 33/34 and FBI Clearances and valid PA driver’s license with clean driving record, required
  • Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and insurance required.
  • Complete Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse Mandated in Pennsylvania
  • Knowledge of or experience with case management strongly preferred
  • Experience in community work (especially Promotor(a) programs), education, health care, or related field preferred

OTHER SKILLS/ABILITIES: 

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with key internal and external clients and community members
  • A passion for customer service and experience motivating and supporting others
  • Must be bilingual in Spanish and English and culturally sensitive to the needs of the Latino community
  • Ability to perform duties per established policies and procedures with skill and a focus on detail
  • Acts in a professional and appropriate manner at all times
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and plan work activities effectively
  • Ability to deliver results and establish a reliable track record
  • Communicate effectively in both written and verbal form
  • Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and insurance required.

COMPENSATION:

Hours per Week: 40 Hours Per Week

Salary: $40,000-$45,000

FLSA STATUS:   FULL-TIME EXEMPT

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: 

Reports to: Director of Family Services

Title(s) of direct reports (if applicable): Part- and Full-time Promotor@s de Salud, Food & Nutrition Specialist

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

  1. Travels throughout Allegheny County coordinating with the site family services program and education staff;
  2. Frequently required to work at a fast pace;
  3. Requires considerable concentration and creativity

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

Board Member

Seeking Applications for the Board of Directors 

The mission of Mainstay Life Services is to provide high-quality support services, ensuring that people with developmental disabilities lead fulfilling lives and realize their vision of a desirable future. We work to ensure that people with developmental disabilities will live within a community that sustains them and benefits from their participation. Our vision is that Mainstay Life Services will be regarded as the region’s provider of choice for individuals and families seeking services, and as the region’s employer of choice for qualified and committed professionals.

We seek applications for BOARD MEMBERS to serve our mission.  In particular, we seek members with strong financial acumen and deep understanding of financial accounting and reporting.

Statement of Individual Board Member’s Roles and Responsibilities

As boards of directors have basic collective responsibilities, board members are also entrusted with individual responsibilities as a part of board membership. The obligations of board service are considerable—they extend well beyond the basic expectations of attending meetings, participating in fund-raising initiatives, and making monetary contributions.

An interesting paradox, however, is quickly apparent as part of the ambiguity that shrouds board service. On the one hand, board members as individuals have no special privileges, prerogatives, or authority; they must meet in formal session to make corporate decisions. On the other hand, individual board members are expected to meet higher standards of personal conduct on behalf of their organization than those usually expected of other volunteers.

A clear statement of individual board member responsibilities has been adapted to the Mainstay Life Services’ needs and circumstances and serves at least two purposes: it can help with the process of recruiting new board members by clarifying expectations before candidates accept nomination and it can provide criteria by which the committee responsible for identifying and recruiting prospective nominees can review the performance of incumbents who are eligible for reelection or reappointment.

Prospective and incumbent board members should commit themselves to:

General Expectations 

  • Understand the Mainstay Life Services’ mission and communicate it at every opportunity. Serve as an ambassador for Mainstay to the community. Know the purposes, goals, policies, programs, services, strengths, and needs of Mainstay Life Services.
  • Perform duties of board membership responsibly and conform to the level of competence expected from board members as outlined in the duties of care, loyalty, and obedience as they apply to nonprofit board members.
  • Suggest possible nominees to the board who are clearly women and men of achievement and distinction and who can make significant contributions to the work of the board and the organization’s progress.
  • Serve in leadership positions and undertake special assignments willingly and enthusiastically.
  • Avoid prejudiced judgments on the basis of information received from individuals and urge those with grievances to follow established policies and procedures through their supervisors. (All matters of potential significance should be called to the attention of the executive and the board’s elected leader as appropriate.)
  • Follow trends in the organization’s field of interest.
  • Bring good will and a sense of humor to the board’s deliberations.
  • Board members will serve a three-year term with no more than two (2) terms in succession.

Role: It is the responsibility for the Board of Directors to fulfill the following roles:

  • Determine the Organization’s Mission and Purpose;
  • Select and Support the Executive, and Review His or Her Performance;
  • Approve and Monitor the Organization’s Programs and Services;
  • Raise Money; Ensure Effective Fiscal Management;
  • Engage in Strategic Planning;
  • Carefully Select and Orient New Board Members;
  • Understand the Relationship Between Board and Staff.

Within these roles, it is important to emphasize that members are expected to aid in fundraising, both making a personal contribution in keeping with their ability, and by participating in and supporting fundraising events. Directors are expected to recommend new members of the Board, to be selected as needed.

Interested people should send a cover letter of interest with a resume to the CEO, Kim Sonafelt: KSonafelt@MainStayLifeServices.org