CUA 5 Case Manager Supervisor
Philadelphia, PA Community Umbrella Agency

About APM and CUA

Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM) has been helping families achieve their greatest potential since 1970 by providing early childhood education, foster care & adoption, child welfare, mental & behavioral health, community and economic development, housing, community school services, and violence intervention services to the North Philadelphia communities.  

Do you have a passion to help improve the safety, stability and well-being of children and their families? APM CUA is looking for compassionate and committed social workers who want to create long-lasting impacts in the lives of children and families. CUA stands for Community Umbrella Agency. APM CUA 2 services the Lower Eastern North region and CUA 5 services the Logan/Olney region.   

Starting Salary: $73,503

Job Type: Full Time, Exempt

Work Schedule: Mondays through Fridays 8:30 am to 5 pm

On Call: Mondays through Thursday every 4-5 weeks, no weekends

Location: CUA 5 - 3300 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19129

Job Summary

The CUA Case Manager Supervisor supervises the activities of and gives consultation and direction to the Case Managers engaged in performing a variety of counseling related to services to children and youth in the CUA. The employee has controlling responsibility for the operation of a CUA case management unit and ensures that the unit conforms to standards, regulations and laws of the CUA, city, state and federal agencies. Work includes assigning cases, reviewing case activities, determining training and developmental needs, training employees, reviewing worker performances, and initiating corrective action when necessary.

Some of the duties and responsibilities are:

  1. Function 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. 
  2. Plans, assigns and reviews the activities of a group of case managers performing casework functions within the CUA; recommends changes in practices and procedures to increase operating efficiency and expedite work flow; confers with superiors on policies, rules, and regulations related to social service functions; consults with private and public welfare agency officials on established procedures and problem areas; recommends establishing or modifying current methods and policies; confers with superior on unusual social service problems.
  3. Screens cases initially to determine level of risk to individual, individual's eligibility for program, and services required; reviews cases for socio-economic, medical, educational, employment and/or other information; assigns cases and meets with appropriate social worker to discuss status of cases, problems encountered, basis for actions, and alternative solutions; reviews and discusses progress, reviews workers' reports; provides supportive liaison services and assistance when required; reviews recommendations for case closings and transfers; evaluates workers' performance
  4. Trains case managers in social work techniques and methodologies; orients worker with appropriate laws, policies, regulations and procedures; evaluates worker development, performance and problem areas to determine training needs; takes corrective action where necessary.
  5. Work with parents and caregivers who may have cognitive limitations, physical or emotional disabilities, or any combination of these.
  6. Participate in Family Team Conferences when necessary.
  7. Attend Court Hearings as needed 
  8. Document and approve any activity they have performed within six business days in the appropriate section of ECMS unless subcontracted in which case using the CUA-prescribed form.
  9. Conduct regular supervision with all staff under your leadership
  10. Establish and maintain a trusting relationship with families using a strengths-based approach.
  11. Meet with the Case Manager Director to evaluate family status, parent-child progress and to discuss strategies for improving outcomes.
  12. Complete all paperwork in compliance with program requirements.
  13. Work as part of the CUA Support Team toward achieving the objectives as established in the Single Case Plan (SCP).
  14. Facilitate safe case closure for in home service cases.
  15. Facilitate reunification or other permanency by:

a. Assisting the CUA CM to focus on permanency opportunities.

b. Tracking and managing the movement of cases through the permanency process.

c. Assisting the CUA CM in preparing the children, youth, and families for reunification or other permanency.

d. Supporting the CUA CM in preparation for Court.

16. Attend and organize staff meetings in order to contribute to program issues and update on agency issues

17. Attend scheduled in-service training in order to develop professional skills.

18. Provision of on-call services in cases of emergency and on a rotational basis as required by APM CUA protocol

19. Perform other duties that support the mission of APM and the CUA program.


Benefits Offered:

  • Health Insurance through Independence Administrators or $100/moth reimbursement with proof of current insurance
  • Vision and Dental Plans through SunLife
  • Basic Life Insurance (100% Employer Funded)
  • 403B Retirement Plan with Company Contribution
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Health, Childcare, and Public Transportation expenses
  • Employee Assistance Program including free counseling, trainings, webinars, and other resources
  • Could be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program as APM is a non-profit
  • Voluntary Plans include Accident, Critical Illness, and Hospital Indemnity
  • Short-term and Long-term Disabilities
  • Employee Referral Program
  • 20 Days of Paid Time Off include Illness, Vacation, Appointments, and Emergencies
  • 12 Days of Paid Holidays
  • Use of company vehicle for transportation of children in our care
  • Convenient parking with parking pass (CUA 5 location)
  • Mileage Reimbursement


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work with a minimum of prior 2 years’ experience in Human Services (preferably in Child Welfare). 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong clinical writing skills
  • Sound judgment, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills are essential


Key Competencies:

  • 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.

We require 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. (PM21)

Salary Description
Starting salary at $73,503.00