CUA Aftercare Worker in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 7/13/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    7/13/2020

Job Description

The  CUA  Aftercare  Worker  provides  follow  up support  and services  to families who  have  achieved  safe case  closure  after  receiving  formal  in-home  child  welfare or  child protection services.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with families whose children and youth have been reunified and then achieved safe case closure 
  • Participate in the development of the Aftercare Plan; take primary responsibility for carrying out the services and supports identified in the plan
  • Work with children, youth, and families who have achieved other permanency having particular knowledge of and proficiency around available SWAN
  • Provide a wide range of supports, services and referrals to help ensure that families maintain safety, stability and well-being for their children 
  • Utilize the Center for the Study of Social Policy's Strengthening Families framework in the course of implementing the Aftercare
  • Develop effective partnerships with a wide range of community providers and stakeholders, including behavioral health, educational, recreational and medical providers, to help family members maintain permanency and achieve the goals of the Aftercare
  • Meet with families at times and locations that are convenient to them and conducive to achieving the goals of the Aftercare.
  • Participate in Family Team Conferences, meetings and all other conferences when necessary particularly if the purpose of the conference is determining safe case.
  • Document on forms prescribed by the CUA all activities performed within six business days.
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with other members of the CUA Case Management Team and DHS and Juvenile Probation staff as indicated. Communicate regularly and respond  promptly to messages.                    •
  • Actively participate in all required training and complete a minimum of 40 hours annually 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by CUA Director or designee Document any activity they have perform
  • Perform the duties and responsibilities of the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) with fidelity.
  • Keep their certification up to date  with the requirements of Triple P International
  • Maintain a caseload of families within CUA 10 to execute the Positive Parenting Program
  • Meet monthly with peers and practitioners to discuss Triple P 

Contributing to the team:

  • Participate in regular meetings with staff to ensure priorities are  clear,  coordination  is  good and communications are open. Develop additional methods for ongoing effective communication as
  • Cooperate and communicate as a multi-discipline staff team member through formal meetings, informal consultations and committee
  • Model traits of a responsible team member, executing job responsibilities, open communication, and good follow through; support team members to do the same.
  • Demonstrate use and support of the Sanctuary Model in all aspects of employment, including interactions with children, youth, caregivers, family members, other employees, community members, and
  • Respond promptly to the concerns and interests of the clients, parents, guardians, funding entities and othe

Trauma informed behavior:

  • Demonstrate commitment to being trauma informed  and maintaining  a therapeutic community that promotes safety and nonviolence as the basis for all we do \u0022with clients/students  and
  • Adhere to the Seven Sanctuary Commitments in all aspects of employment; Nonviolence, Emotional Intelligence, Social Learning, Open Communication, Social Responsibility, Democracy, Growth and Change
  • Utilize the Sanctuary \u0022toolkit,\u0022 including Community Meetings, Safety Plans, Red Flag Meetings, Psycho Education, Team Meetings, and the S.E.L.F. framework, which addresses: Safety, Emotion Management, Loss and Fut

 Administrative Activities:

  • Ensure compliance with all  policies and procedures, including confidentiality and reporting suspected abuse in accordance with policies and
  • Follow all documentation requirements; ensure reports are complete, thorough, timely and follow prescribed
  • Prepare and deliver reports to outside agencies as appropriate; ensure reports are maintained in an Wordsworth

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Social service office environment and various community environments for children, adolescents and families. Employee may be involved in de-escalating client behaviors using  approved techniques. Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens.
  • Ability to independently utilize routine office
  • Ability to independently travel outside of
  • The physical demands and work environment described is representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends when

Skills:

  • Knowledge and understanding of child welfare system, including PA Child Protective Services law and Adoption and Safe Families
  • Knowledge and understanding of Philadelphia DHS Safety Model of Practice, including Risk and Safety Assessment and FAST/CANS
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Center for the Study of Social Policy's Strengthening Families
  • Strong assessment and documentation
  • Strong computer skills in all Microsoft office applications including data management
  • Basic knowledge of safety factors related to substance abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, community violence, homelessness, poverty,
  • Strong knowledge of the communities and organizations within the CUA
  • Ability to effectively engage and work with diverse community groups.
  • Strong interpersonal
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate verbally and in writing;

Experience:

  • Two years’ experience working in child and family serving system

Education:

  • Must have a Bachelor's degree in Social Work or related field including but not limited to sociology, psychology, counseling, criminal justice, education, divinity, or public health Candidates with a degree in an unrelated field require a minimum of three years’ experience working in child, youth, and family serving systems and an approved waiver from the Department of Human Services.
  • PA Criminal Background Check, Federal Bureau of Investigation Clearance, PA Child Abuse Clearance, medical verification, and vehicular/traffic history (PA Driver Information or other state driver information if applicable).

Salary:

  • Commensurate with education and experience
  • Grade: 16 

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

  • This position is classified as salaried non-exempt in accordance to FLSA standards.