Employment Opportunities

To apply for any of our open positions please email your resume to employment@wordsworth.org along with a copy of Wordsworth’s employment application which you can download by clicking here.  You can also fax it to 215-871-3412 or mail to: 3905 Ford Rd Philadelphia, PA 19131 ATTN: Recruitment.
Wordsworth is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. (updated September 29, 2014)

REQUIREMENTS:
Each candidate must possess clearances that have been obtained within the last 60 days prior to start date. Those clearances include: the PA Child Abuse, PA Criminal, and FBI. The Medical clearance cannot be more than 30 days old and must also be completed before start date. If applicant has lived outside of Pennsylvania within the last five years, he or she must obtain a Child Abuse clearance from that state as well. Must turn in official copies of degree and/or transcripts. Applicants not having required or updated clearances are strongly encouraged to begin the process when applying. All new hires are subject to a drug test.

 

Current openings include:

 

Community Umbrella Agency 10

 

CUA 10 Case Manager

The CUA Case Manager provides a full range of case management and support services to ensure the safety, permanency and well-being of the children and youth on their caseload. They adhere to all aspects of the Safety Model of Practice and CUA Practice Guidelines as they actively coordinate, deliver and/or oversee services that are family-centered, community-based, culturally competent, integrated, timely, and accountable for results. They are the primary point of contact for all aspects of the case, and partner with the larger CUA case management team to achieve the goals of the Single Case Plan for each family they serve.Requirements: 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 4 years of experience working in child, youth, and family serving systems and an approved waiver from the Department of Human Services. 2 years of experience working in child and family serving system preferred.

 

CUA 10 Case Manager Supervisor

The CUA Case Manager Supervisor is responsible for providing direct supervision, support and oversight to members of the Case Management team, including CUA Case Managers, Case Aide, Outcome Specialist and Aftercare Worker. They are responsible for ensuring adherence to the CUA Practice Guidelines, as well as all applicable agencies, local, state and federal regulations and guidelines. Requirements: Must have a Bachelor’s degree in any field and a Master’s in Social Work. Minimum 2 years of experience working in child and family serving system. Prior staff management experience preferred.

 

CUA 10 Parent Mentor

The Parent Mentor acts as a direct support to parents and caregivers currently receiving child welfare services in the CUA by offering emotional support, sharing experiences, and helping them understand and navigate the multiple systems with which they may be involved. They are part of the larger case management support team responsible for helping to achieve the target goals of the Improving Outcomes for Children initiative. Requirements: High School Diploma or GED preferred. Must have successfully reunified with their children and youth or successfully stabilized their family and maintained safe case closure for a minimum of one year and recognize that they have benefited from their experience with the Child Welfare System. Or, in the alternative, positively utilized Prevention Services to keep their family from entering the formal child welfare system.(Waivers of the above may be requested of the Department on a case by case basis with appropriate documentation and rationale.)

 

CUA 10 Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant provides wide range of administrative supports to CUA management and direct-service employees to support the day-to-day operations of the Community Umbrella Agency.  Through ensuring the timely completion of essential tasks and responsibilities, they are part of the larger team responsible for achieving the goals of the Improving Outcomes for Children initiative.Requirements:  Minimum High School Diploma or GED equivalency. Must obtain a criminal background check, FBI clearance, child abuse history clearance and medical clearance.  One year prior administrative experience required, 3-4 years preferred.

 

CUA 10 Resource Parent Coordinator

The Resource Parent Coordinator is primarily responsible for recruiting prospective kinship and resource parents within the designated CUA region.  They actively utilize a broad range of techniques and approaches to ensure that the CUA has sufficient resource families to meet the unique needs of the community, including successfully recruiting homes for older youth and youth from diverse cultures and backgrounds.  The Resource Parent Coordinator functions 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. Requirements:  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. Must obtain PA Criminal Background Check, Federal Bureau of Investigation Clearance, PA Child Abuse Clearance, Wordsworth medical verification.  At least two years’ experience working within child, youth and family service systems.*When appropriate, waivers of education and/or experience may be granted by the Philadelphia Department of Human Services on a case by case basis.


Community Umbrella Agency 5

 

CUA 5 Director of Case Management

The CUA Director of Case Management is responsible for providing direct supervision, support and oversight to a team of CUA Case Manager Supervisors.  They are responsible for ensuring adherence to DHS’ CUA Practice Guidelines and achieving the goals of the Improving Outcomes for Children Initiative, including keeping more children and youth safely in their own homes and communities; increasing reunification, adoption and other permanency; reducing the use of congregate care; and improving the well-being of children, youth and families. Requirements: Must have a Bachelor’s degree in any field and a Master’s in Social Work or related field, including but not limited to sociology, psychology, counseling, criminal justice, education, divinity, or public health administration. Must obtain PA Criminal Background Check, Federal Bureau of Investigation Clearance, PA Child Abuse Clearance, Wordsworth medical verification.Minimum two years’ experience in the administration of Human Service programs.

 

CUA 5 Human Resource Manager

The Human Resource Manager is responsible to manage all aspects of human resources and staff credentialing throughout the CUA, while integrating the function into the program culture.Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university. PHR certification preferred. Meet all regulatory agency requirements and comply with all Wordsworth policies regarding child abuse, criminal, medical, and other clearances. At least 2 years’ experience in an HR Generalist capacity. Experience in nonprofit work setting preferred.

 

CUA 5 Support Supervisor

The Support Supervisor is responsible for providing direct supervision, support and oversight to members of the Case Management Support Team, including Visitation Coaches, Life Skills Coaches, Parent and Youth Mentors, and Well Being Specialists. They are responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of supports keep more children and youth safely in their own homes and communities, increase permanency, reduce the use of congregate care, and improve child and family well-being. Requirements: Minimum Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field, including but not limited to psychology, counseling, education, criminal justice, or public health administration. PA Licensed Social Worker preferred. PA Criminal Background Check, Federal Bureau of Investigation Clearance, PA Child Abuse Clearance, Wordsworth medical verification. Minimum two years of experience working in child and family serving system. Prior staff management experience preferred.

 

CUA 5 Parent Mentor

The Parent Mentor acts as a direct support to parents and caregivers currently receiving child welfare services in the CUA by offering emotional support, sharing experiences, and helping them understand and navigate the multiple systems with which they may be involved. They are part of the larger case management support team responsible for helping to achieve the target goals of the Improving Outcomes for Children initiative. Requirements: High School Diploma or GED preferred. Must have successfully reunified with their children and youth or successfully stabilized their family and maintained safe case closure for a minimum of one year and recognize that they have benefited from their experience with the Child Welfare System. Or, in the alternative, positively utilized Prevention Services to keep their family from entering the formal child welfare system. (Waivers of the above may be requested of the Department on a case by case basis with appropriate documentation and rationale.)

 

CUA 5 Well Being Specialist

The Well Being Specialist is responsible for ensuring that all children and youth involved with the CUA receive timely medical, dental and behavioral health examinations and intervention in adherence with prescribed intervals.   They are part of the larger case management support team responsible for helping to achieve the target goals of the Improving Outcomes for Children initiative. Requirements:Minimum High School Diploma or GED required.  Associates or Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field preferred. Must obtain PA Criminal Background Check, Federal Bureau of Investigation Clearance, PA Child Abuse Clearance, Wordsworth medical verification, and vehicular/traffic history (PA Driver Information or other state driver information if applicable). At least two years’ experience involving children, youth, and families with knowledge of child, youth and family service systems and community resources is preferred.  An appropriate Associates Degree can substitute for experience.