Why Work at APM?
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. APM has been servicing the North Philadelphia community since 1970.
CUA stands for Community Umbrella Agency. APM's CUA 2 is responsible for supporting families living in the 24th and 26th Police Districts under the Department of Human Services (DHS).
This is a Full Time position. Our hours are Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 am to 5 pm. All of our jobs are on-site; we do not work remotely.
STARTING SALARY: $34,000 and up based on experience
BENEFITS: To show appreciation to our employees, we offer the following benefits throughout the year.
- Medical Insurance or $100/month medical insurance waiver reimbursement
- Vision and Dental Insurance
- Life and AD&D Insurance
- 403b Retirement Plan with company contribution
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Short-term and long-term disability
- Employee Assistance Program at no cost
- 20 Days of Paid Time Off
- 12 Days of Paid Holidays
- Other voluntary benefits
What Is Your Job?
As a Case Aide, part of your job is:
- Work as part of the CUA Support Team at the direction of the CUA CM and Supervisor toward achieving the objectives as established in the SINGLE Case Plan.
- Provide home, school, and community visits, and assist in accessing resources.
- Supervise visits when necessary and with the knowledge of what appropriate supervision is, the ability to intervene if children and youth are at risk, and to report back relevant details about the interactions.
- Provides transportation support of children and family when the Case Manager is unavailable, including but not limited to supervised visits, physician visits, dental and mental health visits and other appointments.
- Uploads documents into the Philadelphia Department of Human Services Electronic Case Management System (ECMS).
- Monitors visitation schedules to ensure that requirements are met timely.
- Provides immediate oral reports of safety and other needs relating to children and family and provides a follow up in a written report to the Case Managers.
- Provide home-maker training services, assisting with de-cluttering, etc.
- Participate in Family Team Conferences when necessary.
- Attend Court Hearings as needed but never in lieu of the CUA CM.
- Document in the appropriate section of ECMS any activity they have performed within six business days.
- Provision of on-call services in cases of emergency and on a rotational basis as required by APM CUA protocol.
- Performs routine clerical and other tasks as assigned.
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?
- High School diploma, GED equivalent with two (2) years of experience working with children and families, or an Associate’s Degree in Social Work or equivalent required.
- Proficiency in English and Spanish preferred.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Familiarity with the dynamics of diverse populations in low income areas.
- Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team.
- Ability to set priorities in critical situations.
- Strong Customer Service insight.
- An applied understanding of social work ethics and confidentiality.
- Maintain a high degree of discretion dealing with confidential information.
- Must have a valid driver’s license
- Planning and organizing
- Critical Prioritizing of urgent matters
- Problem assessment and problem solving
- Information gathering and information monitoring
- Attention to detail and accuracy
- Time Management