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

Date Posted: 7/22/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    7/22/2020

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

    Skills:

    • 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

    Experience:

    • 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.

    Salary:

    • Commensurate with education and experience.

    FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

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