Pradera Director (Bilingual Spanish/English Preferred) PM21
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About APM: 

Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM) is a non profit 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 Pradera Director is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the various Pradera programs, specifically managing supervisors and other staff as assigned; supporting the development of program policies and procedures as needed; assuring that workers, case managers and supervisors complete all assigned documentation; assuring that work is assigned in a timely manner; assuring that all staff attend necessary training as required or needed; and reporting to Pradera Administrator and the Department of Human Services (DHS) as requested. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide direct supervision for the supervisors, properly documenting regular supervision 
  • Ensure that all staff and supervisors meet annual training requirements
  • Ensure that all supervisors are providing necessary support to staff and clients
  • Manage caseloads, performance and corrective action of staff and supervisors
  • Manage Pradera Resource Homes and case management services and establish policies for the program operations
  • Monitor to ensure agency is in compliance with all DHS performance and state compliance standards
  • Ensure that all case files are in accordance with the responsibilities and qualifications of the program as per the agency, county and state regulations
  • Conduct regularly scheduled meetings and randomly review, cases and casework, to ensure that quality services are delivered in compliance with program’s timelines and guidelines 
  • Provide supervision to workers as needed in absence of supervisors
  • Ensure that necessary data is collected and utilized in program development and improvement activities
  • Work closely with Compliance Coordinator to ensure an integrated and coordinated approach to the delivery of services
  • Ensure staff compliance with sharing information with the DHS and Community Umbrella Agencies (CUA) and incorporation into Single Case Plans (SCP) and Individual Case Plans (ICP)
  • Be on-call to handle emergencies that may arise
  • Participate in supervisory meetings with Pradera Administrator and maintain ongoing communication to ensure emergencies, critical incidents and program concerns are addressed in a timely manner
  • Build and maintain relationships with CUA, County and State representatives
  • Participate in recruitment efforts and presentations in the community on behalf of the program, during business, after hours, and weekends as needed
  • Attend networking/information meetings, as appropriate or in the absence of the Pradera Administrator
  • Other duties as assigned to support the mission of Asociacion Puertorriquenos en Marcha


  • Accrual Paid Time Off at the rate of 20 days per year
  • Employer-paid health insurance effective the 1st of the month after 30 days of employment with an employee contribution
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Term Life Insurance coverage in an amount equal to one and one-half times your annual salary; maximum benefit of $200,000
  • 403b retirement plan
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Short-term disability insurance


  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field is required
  • Minimum of two years of experience in supervisor capacity in child welfare and/or behavioral health setting
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearances, Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance, Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI), Valid PA driver’s license. 
  • Preferably knowledge of Pa Chapter 3700
  • Computer savvy, familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite

Working conditions

  • Office
  • Field/ Community
  • Court, visitation, teamings, if invited
  • On-call as required (rotating)

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.