INTENSIVE PREVENTION SERVICES (IPS) DIRECTOR

Division / Program: 
IPS/PAAN
Position Details
Opening Date: 
Wed, 12/06/2017
Department: 
PAAN
Position Summary: 
The IPS program seeks to prevent youth from incarceration through family intervention. The individual selected for this position will oversee counseling services to juveniles with significant histories of behaviors that threaten others and themselves. These behaviors include theft, substance abuse, assault, conspiracy, truancy, illegal activities, etc.
Key Duties & Responsibilities: 
• Direct and manage the Case Managers, Counselors and other assigned staff in the provision of strengths-based intervention to assure quality service delivery to youth and families; • Assist staff, prioritize and assign cases and tasks. Provide coaching, counseling and guidance on professional responsibilities and technical skills. Conduct performance evaluations and identify and provide staff training; • Navigate and monitor reports through database management and programming for documentation, education, accountability, statistical analysis and service planning oversight; • Lead and manage multi-disciplinary team meetings to review client caseload, service plans, concerns, and recommendations. Review and submit progress notes, court and other reports as required by funder; • Oversee intensive casework services with children and adult clients and their relatives through individual and group sessions. Participate in the intake process and the evaluation of problems presented and the development of youth/service plans. Provide weekly input to team regarding intervention for identified families; • Gather data of client’s history through personal interviews with clients, relatives, and school personnel. Supervise preparation of case histories with particular emphasis on psycho-social factors affecting the youth. Collaborate with other staff and community agencies in carrying out service plans. Create Youth/Family Service Plans based on strengths-based assessments; • Assess and monitor completion of goals as outlined in the Youth/Family Support Plan and court ordered requirements. Recommend and refer resources for individual and family group counseling; • Analyze trends, and evaluate program requirements and resource utilization; coordinates program planning and evaluation, coordinates protocols to affect integrated services with other programs, departments and agencies, responds to request for information; • Develop and enhance cooperative professional relationships with local community agencies; • Collaborate and provide training to other organizations in the community regarding service availability and the content of IPS program; • Assist administrative staff in conducting presentations and training to funding sources and general public to introduce and communicate the roles and functions of the IPS program and PAAN; • Adhere to the agency’s policies and procedures and funder’s standards; • Monitor budgets and expenditures for services in collaboration with designated administrative staff; • Propose budget modifications throughout the fiscal year; • Participate in Citywide meetings of IPS Providers and Funder; • Performs other related duties assigned.
Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 
EDUCATION & TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: • A Masters (MA) degree in social work or related field; • A minimum of 7 years’ experience as a manager/supervisor of a youth based system, home and site-based service; behavioral health program or a licensed clinical social worker, with at least 5 years of manager/supervisor experience or a licensed social worker with 6 years of experience as a supervisor experienced with strengths-based assessments; • Completion of a Criminal Background, Child line, and FBI Clearances prior to hire; • Completion of PA Certified Peer Specialist Training preferred; • Ability to speak/write fluent Spanish extremely valuable for this position; • Valid driver’s license and insurance in driver’s name with the ability to navigate in the Philadelphia area; QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in problem solving interventions, family intervention, crisis intervention, parenting assessments and strategies. Counseling youth and families in a therapeutic setting; • Knowledge, understanding and experience working with youth, preferences given to having worked with at-risk youth, substance abuse, trauma and/or mental illness. Knowledge of neighborhood and community resources relevant to this population; • Understand and aware of strengths-based services and its dynamic role in the family process and teamwork among staff members is necessary; • Excellent verbal and written communications skills; • Computer proficiency required; • Ability to input/submit required reports in database system and file in accordance with funding source and agency requirements. Knowledge of DHS Community Based Prevention Services (CBPS) database is a plus; • Ability to adhere to HIPPA guidelines as related to confidentiality; • Knowledge and understanding of Philadelphia’s social service system. y to respond to crisis situations and understand that flexibility in work schedule will be necessary.
More Details: 
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS & CONDITIONS /PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Working conditions are in a variety of settings, involves the potential for high stress levels and exposure to difficult situations; some non-standard work hours are required; • Must work with a vulnerable and overwhelmed population often identified, as having few resources and challenging, however possess unrecognized abilities that conceal their strengths and capabilities, which is necessary to fully incorporate strengths-based services.
Contact Info
Contact Info: 
Forward cover letter and resume to:GEORGE.MOSEE@PAAN1989.COM