Do you have have a passion to help improve the safety, stability and well-being of children and their families? APM offers services that help families achieve their greatest potential.
This is a Full Time position, hours are Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 am to 5 pm. This position has an on-call component rotates every 4-5 weeks, no weekends.
Why Work at APM?
APM has been servicing the Philadelphia community since 1970. APM CUA 5 is looking for compassionate and committed social workers who want to create long-lasting impacts in the lives of children and families in the Logan and Olney Police Districts under Philadelphia's DHS. To show our appreciation to our Social Workers, we offer them:
- Starting Salary of $47,000
- 20 Days of Paid Time Off
- 12 Days of Paid Holidays
- Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurances
- 403b Retirement Plan with APM contribution
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Short-term and long-term disability insurance
- Use of company vehicle for transportation of children in our care
- Convenient parking with parking pass
- And more!
What Is Your Job?
As a Social Worker, part of your job is:
- Reviews case record for clients and family's profile, socio-economic history, previous treatment and service experiences, and/or special problems and family history, financial and social problems, individual perspectives and perceptions.
- Develops service plan to provide a variety of social services referrals and to define goals and objectives; determines need for social, behavioral, medical and/or psychological services; provides individual or family counseling as needed; makes referrals to a variety of support agencies; monitors individual and family progress, cooperation, and acceptance of services.
- Plans for the appropriate placement of individuals in a kinship or family foster home, care program, facility or institution; interviews prospective applicants, clients and providers; orients participants in program's goals and objectives, roles and responsibilities of various parties, and legal ramifications; arranges for any medical or psychiatric treatment prior to placement.
- Monitors and evaluates activities of agencies contracted to provide a variety of social services; visits and inspects direct placement to evaluate progress, and/or problems of client; prepares and discusses written evaluations of agency; finds alternative placement for client when warranted; recommends services provided to client by agency be terminated.
- Initiates court action when appropriate and prepare necessary documents.
- Attends periodic staff and personal conferences
- Confers with superior on difficult problems
- Prepares reports and correspondence
- Maintain of all assigned cases.
- Obtains a minimum of twenty (20) hours of training per fiscal year.
- A minimum 1 hour supervision bi - weekly, group and other staff meetings as required.
- Participate in case conferences, school conferences, all teaming conferences and court appearances with the family as requested as well as any inter disciplinary meetings deemed necessary to support movement of the case.
- Provision of family prevention and intervention services to assess the potential for a minimum standard of parenting, as well as rehabilitating and stabilizing family relationships
- Provision of on-call services in cases of emergency and on a rotational basis as required by APM CUA protocol
- Performs related work as required.
IMPORTANT: APM requires all new hires to obtain the following clearances: FBI, Child Abuse Clearance, Criminal Background, Driving record and Medical/TB Test.
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.
What Skills and Qualifications Do We Ask From You?
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a Social Work or a related field, plus 2 years experience in Human Services (preferably Child Welfare). Some related fields are, social work, sociology, psychology, theology, education, criminal justice and public health administration.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Strong clinical writing skills
- Sound judgment, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills are essential.
- Valid Driver’s license
- Familiarity in computers including word processing programs and internet
- Knowledge of social work values and/or child welfare services preferred
- Bi-lingual in English and Spanish (preferably)
- Must demonstrate genuine empathy and concern for individuals as indicated in our corporate vision, mission and values. statements. Culturally sensitive to the needs and diversities of multi-cultural communities.
- Strong interpersonal skills, respectful, and courteous nature.
- An applied understanding of social work ethics and confidentiality.
- Skills in typing, basic computer operations, Microsoft, PowerPoint, Excel.
- Knowledge of social services, child welfare and family systems services.
- Strong Time Management
- Attention to detail and accuracy