CUA 5 Well Being Specialist
Philadelphia, PA Community Umbrella Agency

Do you have have a passion to help improve the safety, stability and well-being of children and their families? Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (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 that rotates every 4-5 weeks, no weekends.  


Why Work at APM?

Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha  (APM) has been servicing the Philadelphia community since 1970. APM CUA 5 is looking for compassionate and committed individuals 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. 

Through this work we are living the APM mission that “envisions a community where every resident is engaged, encouraged to lead, and given opportunities to become self-reliant. Only then can everyone truly thrive.”  


The role of a Well Being Specialist serves as a specialist focused on behavioral and mental health as it relates to the families we serve. This role works specifically to achieve the health and wellbeing related requirements and outcomes. They also work with the case management teams to promote healthy child growth and development and to support the emotional well being of children and families.

Starting salary of $37,835.00 plus benefits

  • 20 Days of Paid Time Off
  • 12 Days of Paid Holidays
  • Health, Vision, Dental and Life Insurances
  • 403b retirement plan with APM contribution
  • 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!

Key job tasks/duties/responsibilities of Behavioral Health Well-Being Specialist

1. The Well Being Specialists functions as part of the larger CUA team responsible for achieving the target goals of improving the behavioral and mental health well-being needs of the children, youth, and families we serve.

2. Ensure that all children and youth involved with the CUA receive timely mental and behavioral health examinations and interventions.

3. Coordinate, track, and monitor services and appointments for families

4. Consult with Community Behavioral Health Services (CBH), when necessary

5. Document any activity performed within six business days in the appropriate section of ECMS and on internal forms

6. Participate in Family Team Conferences when necessary

7. Meet with the supervisor to evaluate family status, parent-child progress and to discuss strategies for improving outcomes

8. Work as part of the CUA Support Team toward achieving the objectives as established in the Single Case Plan (SCP).

9. May perform other duties as assigned.


  •  A high school diploma or GED.  At least two years experience involving children, youth, and families.  Knowledge of child, youth and family service systems and community resources is preferred or experience working in the health care field. 
  • Education and experience in child development, family dynamics, parenting education, and home visiting preferred
  • Ability to demonstrate working knowledge in the following topics: infant care, child health and safety, maternal and family health, infant and child development including language and literacy, role of culture in parenting, child abuse and neglect, child trauma and early brain development, and supporting the parent-child relationship preferred
  • Working knowledge of the dynamics of child abuse and neglect and the impacts those dynamics have on parent-child interactions preferred
  • Experience working with families, young children, teens and at-risk populations.