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CUA Strengthening Families Specialist in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 1/8/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 3 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    1/8/2019

Job Description

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work as part of the Strengthen Families team to develop, implement, monitor and refine a plan for establishing the Strengthening Families Framework throughout the CUA service region.
  • Utilize tools and resources provided through the Center for the Study of Social Policy’s Strengthening Families Framework to enhance adaptation and utilization of the model across all aspects of the CUA and related services.
  • Serve as a resource to the CUA Case Management Team on the utilization of the Strengthening Families Framework.
  • Participate as part of the CUA Community Team to identify, conduct outreach, and secure community locations to hold Parent Cafés, Family Team Meetings, and other community events as necessary.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement Parent Cafés throughout the CUA region, ensuring access to diverse communities, residents and parent groups (e.g. parents of young children, parents of teens, parents of special needs children, fathers, grandparents raising grandchildren, etc.) throughout the service area.
  • Ensure that the CUA provides the designated number of Parent Cafés, meeting at the designated frequency, in accordance with CUA Practice Guidelines and DHS standards. 
  • Provide direct support to “host” parents, participants and stakeholders to ensure the  sustainability of Parent Cafés throughout the CUA region.
  • Maintain data, including, but not limited to, recruitment/outreach efforts, community contacts, attendance at Parent Cafés, “host” parents, etc., and provide reports and analysis as requested.
  • Create sustainable family and community partnerships with the wide range of community groups, providers, stakeholders, etc. to support the integration of the Strengthening Families Framework into the community.
  • Actively partner with the CUA Director of Quality Assurance to ensure that the wide range of CUA network providers integrate the  Strengthening Families Framework into the work they do with children and families.
  • Participate in all trainings and meetings on the Strengthening Families Framework and community engagement provided by the Department of Human Services.
  • 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 to execute the Positive Parenting Program
  • Meet monthly with peers and practitioners to discuss Triple P

 SKILLS:

  • Strong knowledge of the communities and organizations within the CUA region;
  • Ability to effectively engage and work with diverse community groups;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to collaborate and work as part of a team;
  • Conflict resolution skills;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Proactive – ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously;

 EXPERIENCE:

  • At least two years experience working in a community-based human services program.

 EDUCATION: 

  • Bachelor’s 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 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.