CUA Permanency Specialist in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 7/22/2020

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Job Description

This position is an essential component of the CUA case management team and assists the team in achieving the objectives as established in the family’s Single Case Plan.


  • Function as part of the larger CUA team responsible for achieving the target goals of improving safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families. 
  • Work as part of the CUA Support Team toward achieving the objectives as established in the Single Case Plan (SCP).
  • Facilitate safe case closure for in home services and out of home placement families
  • Supervise visits when necessary.
  • Participate in Family Team Conferences when necessary.
  • Complete SWAN Referrals, PHMC Referrals and Board Extension Requests.
  • Attend Court Hearings as needed but never in lieu of the CUA CM.
    • Document in the appropriate section of ECMS any activity they have performed within six business days.
    • Attends periodic staff and personal conferences; confers with superior on difficult problems; prepares reports and correspondence; keeps records of all assigned cases.
    • Obtains a minimum of twenty (20) hours of training per fiscal year.
    • Performs related work as required.

    Facilitate reunification or other permanency by:

    • Assisting the CUA CM to focus on permanency opportunities.
    • Tracking and managing the movement of cases through the permanency process.
    • Assisting the CUA CM in preparing the children, youth, and families for reunification or other permanency.
    • Supporting the CUA CM in preparation for Court.


    • Proficiency in English.
    • Strong organizational and time management skills
    • Familiarity with the dynamics of diverse populations in low income areas
    • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to set priorities in critical situations
    • Culturally sensitive to the needs and diversities of multi-cultural communities
    • Knowledge of community resources
    • Practices good customer service skills in all working relationships
    • Strong interpersonal skills, respectful, and courteous nature
    • Knowledge of social services, child welfare and family systems services
    • Able to work independently, demonstrating good judgment and prioritizing
    • Must be accurate and detail oriented
    • Ability to attend evening and weekend community events and meetings
    • Maintain a high degree of discretion dealing with confidential information


    • One year’s experience working in child, youth and family serving systems.

    Education Requirement:

    • 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 administration. Candidates with a degree in an unrelated field require a minimum of three years’ experience working in child, youth, and family serving systems.
    • Waivers of the experience requirement (not the B.A. degree) may be requested on a case by case basis with appropriate documentation and rationale.


    • Commensurate with education and experience.

    FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

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