ABOUT APM & PRADERA:
Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM) is a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia, PA providing human services to the community including early childhood education, foster care & adoption, child welfare, mental & behavioral health, community and economic development, housing, violence intervention, and services to community schools.
Pradera Corporation, a subsidiary of APM, has a longstanding history within the child welfare community of providing high-quality, holistic and trauma-informed services. Our focus is to promote healthy lifestyles, protect and nurture vulnerable children and youth and empower them to have a voice in their communities.
The Adoption Case Manager (ACM) will be responsible for assuring compliance with Adoption State and County regulations for children, youth and families for whom APM has received a Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) referral. The ACM will provide case management pertaining to adoption services to the children/youth, adoptive resource parent(s) and foster parent(s) in accordance with service description and Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS) contract requirements.
Some duties and responsibilities include:
- Assessing the physical condition of the adoptive resource home
- Visiting Adoption Finalization recipients, children and youth, once per month until finalization occurs to ensure that the needs of the adoption RP and child/youth are met
- Collecting and compiling child/youth information from various source and locations to provide to contractors for Child and Family Profiles, Child Preparations and Finalizations
- Maintaining up-to-date files, according to state and county requirements, and provide status updates on families/services
- Working in conjunction with a multidisciplinary team to provide SWAN services
- Completing mandated reports, documentation and benchmarks in the time frames specified within both the Adoption and Foster Care contract requirements
- Assisting with adoption training and social work services to adoptive families
- Preparing for and attending permanency conferences, child prep plan meetings, court, etc. as required
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
- Health Insurance or $100 per month with proof of current Health Insurance
- Vision, Dental, and Life Insurances
- Retirement Plan with company contribution
- Flexible Spending Accounts for health, child care, and public transportation expenses
- Short-term and long-term disability
- Employee Assistance Program including free counseling, trainings, webinars, and other resources
- Mileage Reimbursement
- Referral Program
- Loan Forgiveness
- 20 Days of Paid Time Off
- 12 Days of Paid Holidays
- Other voluntary benefits
- EDUCATION: Completed Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field
- EXPERIENCE: Minimum one year of experience working in the adoption system or other program with direct social service delivery (preferably in the Hispanic community).
- CLEARANCES: Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearances, Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance, Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI), Medical Examination
- VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE
APM is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. (PM21)