Youth Development Specialist BGALA

Our Mission is to empower girls and young women to have productive lives through holistic, gender-specific programs, education, and experiences.

Job Purpose

The Youth Development Specialist (YDS) – Black Girls Advocacy Leadership Alliance (BGALA) works with the Youth Adult Program Coordinator to coordinate, plan and implement group activities; facilitates group sessions; ensure a safe environment for our clients; provides weekly check-ins, home visits or school visits; and works cooperatively with the client and their family to develop and implement an individualized service plan designed to help clients build targeted skills and reach established goals.

Education: Minimum requirement is a High School Diploma. The ideal candidate should be working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s in a relevant discipline (public policy, education, sociology, psychology, African Studies, or related field enrolled in post-secondary education program).

Licensure/Certification: N/A

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have experience working with special needs/at-risk girls and families, with past experience in providing gender-specific, trauma-informed approaches to prevention/intervention services.
  • Knowledge of inequity issues that impact girls and young women of color.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the complex issues that impact girls living in underserved, low socioeconomic areas.
  • Strong problem solving, interpersonal relationship and communications skills necessary.
  • Must be available to work evenings and some weekends when program activities are planned.
  • Valid PA driver’s license with excellent driving record, reliable vehicle, insurance 300/100,000 and registration required.

Clearances Required: PA Act 33 (Child Abuse) / Act 34 (Criminal History) / Federal Criminal History Record (FBI Fingerprint) / National Sex Offender Registry

Position Summary

  • Facilitates and assists with the coordinating, planning and the implementing of group activities based on targeted risk behaviors in conjunction with Gwen’s Girls Life Domains. Seeks out age-appropriate and relevant activities for our girls in surrounding communities; and makes all necessary arrangements for girls to participate. Assists with transportation needs. Assesses and documents individual and group behaviors in a timely manner.
  • Maintains proper documentation of group sessions as documented in the Key Information Demographic System (KIDS) and agency database. Conducts pre-post surveys, etc. to ensure goals and objectives are met. States and maintains group rules for emotional and physical safety at each session.
  • Establishes a caring, nurturing relationship with each assigned client and partners with the client’s family through ongoing face-to-face contacts. Works cooperatively with the client, family, school and other stakeholders to develop and implements individualized service plans (aka, pathway plan) to help clients build targeted skills and reach established goals. Works cooperatively with the care team to assess when additional support services are required. Completes home visits with families according to identified level of need. Reviews and reassesses service plans at least quarterly on each client. Maintains visits as required per policy and compliance standards.
  • Provides proper documentation and progress reports, concerns, etc., at case reviews held with multi-disciplinary team. Communicates regularly with care team, transportation staff, and education manager to keep properly informed. Completed home visits and pathway plans.
  • Communicates effectively with volunteers, interns, stakeholders – parents, teachers, and community providers. Assist volunteers and interns with activities with the youth. Maintains ongoing communication (no less than once a month) with referring agency, school and all other outside resources on behalf of Gwen’s Girls and our clients. Ensures that all active parties are working collectively to reach the client goals.
  • Ensures the safety and well-being of girls in the program. Managed behaviors and provide emotional support while building a therapeutic rapport with the clients and families.
  • Provides safe and timely transportation of clients to and from activities as assigned by the Youth Development Supervisor. Follows all transportation policies and procedures; utilizes and completes appropriate transportation forms.
  • Incorporates Sanctuary tools and practices into everyday interactions to create a trauma-informed environment. Upholds the principles of Sanctuary to provide a therapeutic framework and culture.

Gwen’s Girls, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, or national origin. This policy includes the handicapped and all Vietnam-era veterans. Gwen’s Girls utilizes only job-related criteria in making decisions concerning applicants and employees.

 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.

Mentor/Volunteer Coordinator

Our Mission is to empower girls and young women to have productive lives through holistic, gender-specific programs, education, and experiences.

Job Purpose

The Mentor Coordinator oversees and develops the mentoring and volunteering component of the agency. Markets and recruits for mentor and volunteer positions. Interviews and orients adults to prepare to work with girls ages 10-18 living in Allegheny County who are at-risk for involvement or are involved in the juvenile justice system. Manages and evaluates all mentor contributions made to the growth of individual girls and support of the agency mission. In addition to managing the volunteer/mentor department, our volunteer/mentor coordinator oversees our workforce development program, oversees the Girls412 Advocacy program, and coordination of volunteers.

Education: Minimum requirement is an Associate’s degree. The ideal candidate should be working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s in a relevant discipline (public policy, education, sociology, psychology, African Studies, or related field enrolled in post-secondary education program).

Licensure/Certification: N/A

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have a minimum of five years working with Black girls and their families, with past experience in providing gender-specific, trauma-informed approaches to prevention/intervention services.
  • Past leadership experience that includes the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients, community leaders, and administrators from the various systems that serve our clients.
  • Knowledge of inequity issues that impact girls and young women of color.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the complex issues that impact girls living in underserved, low socioeconomic areas.
  • Strong writing, communication, public speaking, interpersonal and organizational skills required.
  • Previous experience training adult learners preferred.
  • Must have working knowledge of non-profit service.
  • Valid PA driver’s license with excellent driving record, reliable vehicle, insurance and registration required.

Clearances Required: PA Act 33 (Child Abuse) / Act 34 (Criminal History) / Federal Criminal History Record (FBI Fingerprint) / National Sex Offender Registry.

Position Summary

Volunteer/Mentor

  • Recruits and markets mentor opportunities for the agency by using various strategies to recruit, train and secure mentors. Provides an intensive 4-6 week training that is outlined by the program curriculum. Matches mentors to mentees based on skills and needs.
  • Recruits and markets volunteer opportunities for the agency by using various strategies to recruit and secure volunteers. Interviews, evaluates and places volunteers based on volunteer job descriptions and available volunteer opportunities.
  • Develops policies and procedures for mentors/volunteers and educates/communicates them to staff and mentors/volunteers. Designs, implements, evaluate and update relevant trainings and programs for various volunteer positions. Reviews Policies and Procedures and updates as needed annually.
  • Reviews records regularly (no less than quarterly) to assure requirements are met.
  • Communicates with youth development staff to keep abreast of girls referred to mentors. Communicates weekly with youth development staff to assess need for mentors. Provides progress notes to treatment team (Youth Development Specialist, Group Facilitators, etc.).
  • Maintains a mentor/volunteer management and supervision system that includes ongoing feedback, evaluation, and corrective action, as needed. Conducts annual performance evaluations with each volunteer.
  • Applies risk-management techniques and problem-solving techniques with mentors/volunteers, as needed. Documents incidents/outcomes and reports to supervisor
  • Oversees the Girls412 advocacy program ensuring youth are provided with the tools to be successful.

Workforce

  • Provides workforce development programming for girls within the Gwen’s Girls program. The workforce program provides a comprehensive workforce readiness training which assesses job readiness, resume skills, mock interviewing, soft and hard skills training, testing and other workforce skills.
  • Assists clients with job placement, including job-search classes, labor market analysis and employment contacts.
  • Develop community and workforce partnerships to provide resources to clients in the program. Make referrals to workforce training, education or jobs based on client’s skills and needs.
    General
  • Incorporates Sanctuary tools and practices into everyday interactions to create a trauma-informed environment. Upholds the principles of Sanctuary to provide a therapeutic framework and culture.

Gwen’s Girls, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, or national origin. This policy includes the handicapped and all Vietnam-era veterans. Gwen’s Girls utilizes only job-related criteria in making decisions concerning applicants and employees.

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.

Compassion Corner Assistant (Temporary Position)

Provide food assistance, information and referrals to families within Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s eleven-county service area.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide food assistance to families in need with dignity and respect.
  • Greet families.
  • Escort families to Compassion Corner.
  • Conduct intake.
  • Prepare food orders for both walk-ins and appointments.
  • Provide information and referrals.
  • Stock and replenish Compassion Corner inventory.
  • Maintain cleanliness of Compassion Corner, which is the area where families are served.
  • Respect the cultural diversity of the people for whom we are providing service.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to repeatedly lift 50 pounds in order to provide food assistance to families in need.
  • Ability to walk approximately at least ½ mile or more up between one and up to 30 times a day.
  • Ability, experience and willingness to work with diverse populations.
  • Excellent computer and data entry skills.
  • Adept at learning new software programs, which includes a client record management system.

Certificates: Act 33 & 34 Clearances

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.

Resource Conservationist – GIS and Data Specialist

Allegheny County Conservation District (ACCD) is hiring a full time Resource Conservationist (RC) with a GIS, data management and visualization specialty. The District’s goal is to protect our watersheds from non-point sources of pollution, such as sedimentation. Under a delegation agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), ACCD conducts technical assistance, inspections and enforcement actions when appropriate to reduce the effects of non-point sources of pollution in accordance with the Clean Streams Law and Chapter 102 Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control and Chapter 105, Water Obstructions and Encroachments.

This position is a member of the Regulatory Team and is integral to assisting in the required GIS mapping, data entry and analysis as well as creating summary reports. Duties include mapping regulated facilities and associated stormwater best management practices (BMPs) to create stakeholder resources and perform geographic analyses. The position will also be responsible for entering permit information into a national EPA database. The position requires the ability to work with these data sets to analyze and interpret the information for the creation of infographics, briefs and reports. These duties are approximately 70% of the position.

Additionally, this position will conduct inspection of erosion and sediment controls on National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitted construction sites and investigate complaints related to construction activities and waterway obstructions, and issue appropriate reports and other communications regarding findings. The RC may also review erosion and sediment control plans, provide technical assistance and education to the public, government agencies, technical professionals and others. The position divides time between field and office settings, but is primarily an office position. These duties are approximately 30% of the position.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

Working Conditions, Work Ethic and Interpersonal Expectations

ACCD is working remotely due to COVID-19, and does a limited amount of field work. ACCD is committed to protecting staff and community health in this fluid situation.

This position must have:

  • Experience working remotely from home or with limited supervision in team and individual functions.
  • Home access to high speed internet connection, familiarity with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Suite and other communication platforms.
  • Ability to pivot between the field work, report writing and office meeting etiquette, in verbal communication, writing and a variety of technology platforms.
  • Effective and professional communication with a diverse stakeholder group, as well as skills for informing contractors and property owners of non-compliance requiring action and resolution.
  • Analytic skills to create reports based on field work findings in a timely and accurate way.
  • Mobility to transition to an office setting once the public health conditions permit.
  • High drive for performance and self-motivated work ethic.
  • The ability to proactively drive projects forward with insight, and in a timely way.
  • Cooperative personality, courteous, respectful and high integrity.

Software and Technical Expectations

The RC role will require:

  • ARC GIS competency for information tracking, data visualization and reporting.
  • Data management, data summary and systems level analysis skills.
  • Ability to create reports including charts and infographics with strategic and systems insight.
  • Exceptional organizational skills. Confidence to document evidence and assist in a case for enforcement.
  • Ability to read construction plans and understand construction sequencing or a willingness to learn.
  • Data management, GIS proficiency and proficient in common computer software packages.
  • Ability to demonstrate a GIS project during an interview, preferably environmental.

Field Work Expectations

  • Physically able to work in outdoor environments with uneven terrain, variable outdoor conditions; working in active construction sites with heavy earth moving equipment.

Desired Experience

  • Applicants with relevant, demonstrable professional experience in lieu of formal education are encouraged to apply OR Bachelor’s Degree plus 3-5 years of relevant experience.
  • Background and experience in Landscape Design, Landscape Architecture, Geography, Environmental Science, Data Analysis, Natural Resource Management, Land Use, Planning, site development or stormwater management is of interest.

Compensation Overview

ACCD provides a competitive salary and total compensation package, salary will be discussed with qualified candidates during the screening phase. The total compensation package includes a 3% Simple IRA match, health insurance with family coverage, short and long term disability insurance, life insurance, paid sick, generous paid holidays and vacation and a flexible work schedule in accordance with the ACCD Employee Manual. ACCD provides extensive training related to the Regulatory Team work and state delegated contracts.

ACCD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Encourages Applicant Diversity

ACCD is proud to be an EOE and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. ACCD will review resumes of all qualified applicants, and candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

ACCD follows Pennsylvania’s at will employment policy. ACCD will include a background check as one factor in reviewing final candidate(s).

To apply, please email statement of interest including how the candidate’s experience relates to this position, resume and three references with ‘RC_GIS’ in the subject line to resumes@accdpa.org. The position will remain open until filled.

CYF Project Manager

The Office of Children, Youth and Families (CYF), Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS), is seeking a Project Manager who will be responsible for providing and supervising project management and associated analysis for a wide range of human services and child welfare projects of varying complexity. Additionally, the Project Manager will help motivate team members to reach their goals and ensure that realistic project quality, change control and risk management processes are maintained and ensuing projects are delivered successfully. Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating with the Director of CYF Operations and CYF Administration in support of development and implementation of new, modified and/or restored practices and/or programs as required by law, regulatory authorities and/or DHS.
  • Ensuring that projects are clearly defined in terms of scope, resource requirements and key objectives and deliverables are provided within the agreed timeframes, scope and budget.
  • Coordinating with CYF Administration, internal departmental staff and external agencies and partners, as needed, in support of planning activities.
  • Overseeing projects to ensure successful implementation and evaluation and identifying and implementing monitoring as needed (i.e., contractual, fiscal, practice standards, success/outcomes, etc.).
  • Developing documentation for project, including but not limited to, diagrams, spreadsheets and process maps, to document needs and provide information to CYF Administration.
  • Preparing and presenting progress report to ensure the project is furthering organizational goals.
  • Promoting CFY integration to ensure appropriate cross-component knowledge, communication and collaboration for the benefit of individuals and families served throughout all project management activities.
  • Participating in systematic problem identification and problem-solving during program planning and implementation.
  • Performing special projects as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to facilitate cooperative relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with various programmatic areas.
  • Demonstrated meeting facilitation skills.
  • Experience with research, synthesis of information and documentation.
  • Demonstrated planning skills and ability to manage project and document business process decisions.
  • Excellent communications skills are required, including accurate and effective written and verbal communications.
  • Strong analytic and research skills.
  • Self-directed and able to operate independently to achieve program objectives.
  • Flexible, creative, assertive and able to work in a multiple task and multidisciplinary environment.
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with computer software packages, particularly Microsoft products including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio and Project.
  • High standard of professional and ethical conduct.
  • Excellent skills in team building and working in teams, with the ability to lead and follow as needed.
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to balance multiple responsibilities.
  • Consistent ability to meet deadlines and execute deliverables.
  • Ability to travel locally as needed.

Education/Experience Requirements

Master’s degree from an accredited college/university in a related field, plus at least three years’ experience working in the human services field with demonstrated project or program management experience that spans the project lifecycle from initiation to closing.

-OR-

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in related field, plus 5 years’ experience working in the human services field with demonstrated project or program management experience that spans the project lifecycle from initiation to closing.

-AND-

Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle as needed.

 

Salary range: $55,000-$65,000 plus comprehensive benefits package.

If hired for a position, candidates would work for Allegheny County, Department of Human Services and be employed by Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute.

About Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS)

In Allegheny County, we appreciate people who think big, act boldly, and care about making a difference. You don’t have to be from here to feel at home, or to make your mark. With only 1.3 million people in the County, it is small enough for motivated people to get things done. Allegheny County’s Department of Human Services (DHS) is a perfect place to get things done that directly affect people in need in a positive and lasting way. We help children grow up safer and healthier, older adults remain able to live independently, and neighborhoods to thrive. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of people in Allegheny County.

DHS is the largest agency in Allegheny County government, with a budget of nearly $1 billion. DHS serves over 200,000 people a year through services that include: Protecting children and youth from abuse and neglect and preventing future occurrences of maltreatment; improving child wellness through family support, home visiting, early intervention and in-home services; providing treatment for behavioral health issues such as substance use disorders and mental illness; managing the care of adults with intellectual disabilities; preventing unnecessary nursing home stays; and services that prevent homelessness and provide shelter and housing for families and individuals.

Why DHS?

  •  It is innovative. Most recently, the national attention and awards we’ve gotten are for how DHS integrates data and uses them to improve the safety and well-being of children through tools that support front-line staff in making decisions (using predictive analytics).
  • DHS is diverse, but we strive to be even more inclusive. Our director has made it his top priority that DHS is “the kind of place where a diverse group of talented people want to come, grow, and do their best work.” This includes equity in hiring and advancement, as well as in unleashing the creativity and ideas of staff at every level of DHS.
  • It has strong, assertive leaders. We do not hire yes-people.

You can make a big impact here. We stand out as one of the best human services organizations in the country. But we need problem-solvers, innovators, and terrific leaders to make sure we are smart in how we use our funding so that we reach the people who most need our help to make their lives better.

 

“DHS strives to be the kind of place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come to grow and do their best work.”

-From the organization’s statement on Equity and Inclusion

 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – M/F/V/D

Community Services Life Sharing / Summer Program Manager

Mainstay Life Services is currently recruiting for a Community Service Life Sharing/Summer Program Manager.  This position will manages all aspects of the Life Sharing and Summer Respite Programs, assuming primary responsibility for supervision of the Life Sharing Providers and Summer Program staff as well as the administrative duties associated with managing each of those programs. The Community Services Manager works closely with the Community Services Coordinator to successfully implement both programs. Additionally, the Community Services Manager will assist with supervision of Home & Community Supports staff and work with other Community Services Managers to ensure the smooth operation of the program.

Care of Individuals

  • Assist individuals to obtain socially valued roles within their community.
  • Monitor supports provided to people in their homes and community with the intent of helping people to have valued social roles.
  • Promote agency philosophy to ensure high levels of individual care while treating individuals with respect and dignity.
  • Ensure medical, emotional, and social needs of individuals are met.
  • Spend time with the person and their household members. Become familiar with their likes and dislikes, routines, and preferences. Encourage and support the person in ways that will bring out the best in them.
  • Identify areas of improvement and/or growth for the people we serve and work with the Life Sharing Providers and Home & Community Supports staff in implementing actions to assist in people developing valued social roles.
  • Develop and implement strategies based on Social Role Valorization’s (SRV) teachings related to image and competency with the goal of assisting the person in obtaining and/or increasing the Good Things in Life.
  • Plan with individuals, Life Sharing Providers, family members and significant others to develop goals that maximize the person’s strengths, increase control over their lives, and help to enhance their opportunities to achieve socially valued roles within the areas of relationships, work, education, recreation, community and culture.
  • Collaborate with Life Sharing Providers to showcase the person’s interests, talents, gifts, and skills in typical and ordinary ways that community members respect, value, and find interesting. Create opportunities for the person to be welcomed by valued people.
  • Develop opportunities and expectations for people being supported to be fully engaged in their community and by using their interests, finding roles where those interests and gifts are welcome, and support that person to participate in a meaningful way.
  • Provide direct care as required/needed to ensure the safety and well-being of individuals.  This may involve providing shift coverage as needed, crisis intervention, providing transportation, and attending medical appointments.

Professional Standards/Administrative Duties

  • Display a strong commitment to the accomplishment of the Mission and Vision of the organization
  • Understand, support, and ensure adherence to agency policies and procedures.
  • Understand, support, and ensure adherence to federal, state, and county regulations and guidelines
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with individuals and their families, advocates, co-workers, other service providers, Supports Coordinators, and the general community.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings.
  • Review and monitor web-based billing and electronic client record systems to ensure proper and timely documentation, reporting, and communication.
  • Maintain required documentation, ensure accurate and timely record keeping, and complete all necessary documentation in a respectful and individualized manner.
  • Complete and maintain training as a medication supervisor.
  • Conduct yourself according to the highest ethical standards and promote an environment of trust that supports right relationship.

Staff Supervision

  • Provide direct supervision and mentoring to Life Sharing Providers, Summer Program staff, and Community Living Specialists.
  • Support Summer Program shift supervisors in the supervision of Summer Program staff.
  • Specific supervisory tasks include but are not limited to:  the development of employees’ skills and knowledge of agency philosophy, policies, and professional standards, as well as federal, state, and county regulations through orientation, on-going training, performance evaluations, staff meetings, and staff discipline.
  • Encourage and promote a work environment that values the development and growth of others.
  • Review/approve payroll, leave requests, travel reimbursement, et cetera.
  • Ensure that staff meet all training requirements.
  • Participate in the hiring processPreserve, enhance, and nurture a culture that empowers staff to make positive differences in the lives of the people we support, and where all staff embrace person-centered
  • planning, expanded community living, social connections, citizenship and other values expressed in Everyday Lives.

Miscellaneous

  • Serve on Mainstay Life Services committees as appropriate.
  • Complete all other duties as assigned.

HOURS

  • Thirty-seven and one-half hours per week.  Schedule encompasses varying days and hours depending on program needs.  Weekend and evening hours are required during the time the Summer Program is in operation. On-call on an as needed basis.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Associate’s degree or 60 hours from an accredited college or university and two years work experience working directly with individuals with developmental disabilities; or four years related experience working with developmentally disabled individuals.
  • Any equivalent combination of at least four years of higher education and related work experience.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license and use of personal vehicle.
  • Must be at least eighteen years of age.

EOE

IDD Residential Habilitation Specialist

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

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS AVAILABLE!

Multiple locations including West Homestead, Munhall, West Mifflin, North Versailles, Braddock and Pittsburgh.

  • Assist with all daily routines including self-care and home-care
  • Pass medication administration successfully within two weeks of hire
  • Transport individuals and communicate with medical and psychiatric professionals and ensure recommendations are communicated effectively to all team members
  • Communicate with day programs regarding health and affect on a daily basis
  • Complete basic orientation, fire safety training, and general first aid training before working with individuals
  • Complete 24 hours of human service training annually
  • Receive annual first aid / CPR by a certified instructor
  • Implement the philosophies of Positive Approaches and Everyday Lives to promote independence and maximize satisfaction of the individual(s) served
  • Receive annual fire safety training by a fire expert

TCV Benefits:

  • Medical Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Vision Coverage
  • Paid-Time-Off
  • 9 Paid Holidays

And MORE!

Please apply at our website ww.tcv.net!!!

Maintenance Worker

This position performs labor, maintenance, and repair work in Agency properties.  Work involves physical labor and repair work of a routine nature following established work methods and performed independently, or occasionally more advanced work once trained and laid out in advance by the supervisor.  The normal work week for a full-time position is 37.5 hours each week. Part time and casual position will be 8 hours per day at a minimum of two days a week.  Repair and maintain buildings, mechanical equipment, work on plumbing, basic electrical, general maintenance on air-conditioning and heating systems, Paint, drywall repairs; fix windows, walls, doors, floors, woodwork, or other parts of building structures,  replace faulty electrical switches/outlets, basic electrical wiring for light fixtures, ceiling fans, etc. unclog toilets and drains; replace faucets, supply valves and lines, toilet seats, and toilet fill valves, use basic diagnostic tools such as voltage detectors/testers and thermometers, on-call as assigned and mandatory call in for essential duties such as snow removal, Obtain supplies from approved vendors upon approval from supervisor.

For more information, or to apply now, go to the website www.tcv.net and click on careers.

EOE/Drug Free

Wellness Nurse Navigator – Behavioral Health Specialist

***SIGN ON BONUS***

This is an exciting new role within a behavioral health agency to focus on improving the physical health of individuals with behavioral health disorders. This nurse works to improve collaboration between the individual with their primary care physician and their psychiatric physician/prescriber and treatment team. The nurse serves as the health expert working to achieve outcomes as part of Community Care Behavioral Health’s Integration Project – Behavioral Health Home Plus. The role includes health education, engagement specialist to help individuals to establish health goal to address common health risks such as high blood pressure and diabetes. The nurse collects health risk data and formulates strategies for the treatment team to support change to improve overall health of the individual served.

Qualified candidates must have a current RN license in PA with at least two years of experience working in a behavioral health setting. Nurse must have a PA drivers license and have excellent interpersonal communication and team building skills.

For more information, or to apply now, go to the website www.tcv.net and click on careers.

EOE/Drug Free

Budget and Fiscal Analytics Analyst

The Budget and Fiscal Analytics team within Allegheny County Department of Human Services employs analytics in the budgeting process across all offices and programs.  The key priorities of the team are to establish the goals and objectives of the budgeting process, maintain the organization’s budget and related tasks, maximize system integration including developing a long term strategy for enhanced efficiencies using automation, maintaining policies, procedures, and documentation related to the budget creation and review process, and communicating effectively throughout DHS.

A career with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) puts you on a rich and rewarding professional path. As a Budget and Fiscal Analytics Analyst, you will gain a unique perspective of local government management, with a high-level perspective of the broad spectrum of work undertaken each day to ensure a safe, healthy and thriving county. The annual budget is the most significant policy document that DHS produces. Our department takes this duty seriously, working to ensure that DHS is efficient, delivers the right services at the right cost, provides excellent core services, and meets citizen expectations when it comes to technology and modernization. Outside of budget season, the Budget and Fiscal Analytics Analyst will provide fiscal analytical support to staff in our program offices of Children, Youth and Families, Community Services, Behavioral Health, Developmental Supports, and Area Agency on Aging; department deputy directors, and the Executive Office; reporting on performance and assisting in revising strategies as necessary. Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborating internally with colleagues and leaders and with external stakeholders to develop a meaningful annual budget and completing other fiscal analysis, as requested.
  • Developing forecasts and projections informed by scenario planning basics.
  • Creating and tracking Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) which lead to actionable recommendations.
  • Participating on various projects, providing the fiscal analytical support required.
  • Providing insights on financial status by analyzing results, monitoring variances, identifying trends and recommending actions to management.
  • Researching and understanding key organizational drivers exploring policy, market and operational factors.
  • Performing research around best practices in human service budgeting and analysis.
  • Collaborating across the department’s financial operations to understand the fiscal infrastructure and continually looking for ways to increase efficiencies and expand the use of automation.
  • Communicating with program offices on a regular basis and engaging with providers as needed to support program office goals.
  • Creating documentation to institutionalize policies and procedures.
  • Performing other duties as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of budgeting policies, procedures and methodologies.
  • Thorough knowledge of evaluation techniques relating to service delivery and program performance measurements.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of financial analysis tools and how both macro and micro trends impact the operations of our providers and clients.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with cross-departmental teams.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise objective analyses and recommendations as demonstrated by considerable analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to shifting priorities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in public service and research.
  • Experience working with both technical and non-technical teams.
  • Ability to embrace and operationalize DHS’s mission and guiding principles in work practices and deliverables.
  • Ability to think critically and effectively communicate results to a diverse audience.
  • Strong time management and prioritization abilities to respond quickly to requests from DHS staff/administration and outside entities.
  • Ability to interact professionally with DHS and provider staff, consumers and the public.
  • Ability to take initiative and work with a high level of independence.
  • Able to thrive in an environment that requires flexibility and multi-tasking.
  • Able to sit at a computer for long periods (2 plus hours) and traverse the building carrying up to 10 pounds (files, books, etc.).
  • Has both available and consistent access to reliable transportation and able to navigate in the community for work-related assignments, as needed.

Computer and Technical Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite, specifically Excel and PowerPoint, advanced abilities preferred.
  • Basic understanding of general ledger systems and budgeting software is a plus.
  • Experience querying relational databases with SQL.
  • Experience with data visualization (Tableau preferred).
  • Experience working with a variety of information systems and data files, including large and complex files, and transforming raw data into finished products.

Education/Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in a finance-related field such as accounting, finance or economics, plus 3 years of data analysis and/or budget or accounting experience and previous experience in nonprofit finance.

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Any equivalent combination of education and experience that meets the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Salary range: $55,000-$65,000 plus comprehensive benefits package.

 

If hired for a position, candidates would work for Allegheny County, Department of Human Services and be employed by Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute.

About Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS)

In Allegheny County, we appreciate people who think big, act boldly, and care about making a difference. You don’t have to be from here to feel at home, or to make your mark. With only 1.3 million people in the County, it is small enough for motivated people to get things done. Allegheny County’s Department of Human Services (DHS) is a perfect place to get things done that directly affect people in need in a positive and lasting way. We help children grow up safer and healthier, older adults remain able to live independently, and neighborhoods to thrive. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of people in Allegheny County.

DHS is the largest agency in Allegheny County government, with a budget of nearly $1 billion. DHS serves over 200,000 people a year through services that include: Protecting children and youth from abuse and neglect and preventing future occurrences of maltreatment; improving child wellness through family support, home visiting, early intervention and in-home services; providing treatment for behavioral health issues such as substance use disorders and mental illness; managing the care of adults with intellectual disabilities; preventing unnecessary nursing home stays; and services that prevent homelessness and provide shelter and housing for families and individuals.

Why DHS?

  •  It is innovative. Most recently, the national attention and awards we’ve gotten are for how DHS integrates data and uses them to improve the safety and well-being of children through tools that support front-line staff in making decisions (using predictive analytics).
  • DHS is diverse, but we strive to be even more inclusive. Our director has made it his top priority that DHS is “the kind of place where a diverse group of talented people want to come, grow, and do their best work.” This includes equity in hiring and advancement, as well as in unleashing the creativity and ideas of staff at every level of DHS.
  •  It has strong, assertive leaders. We do not hire yes-people.

You can make a big impact here. We stand out as one of the best human services organizations in the country. But we need problem-solvers, innovators, and terrific leaders to make sure we are smart in how we use our funding so that we reach the people who most need our help to make their lives better.

“DHS strives to be the kind of place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come to grow and do their best work.”

-From the organization’s statement on Equity and Inclusion

 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – M/F/V/D