Community Intervention Specialist/Social Worker
Position requires a detail-oriented, organized, self-starter for the provision of acute intervention and follow-up services based out of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and provided by the Healing Hurt People Program (HHP). HHP is a trauma informed, hospital based, community focused intervention strategy dedicated to reducing violent injuries, deaths, and the long term consequences of trauma and to increasing physical and emotional healing amongst young people in Philadelphia.
The Community Intervention Specialist will provide acute intervention, outreach/advocacy, counseling, and case management for young victims of interpersonal violence between the ages of 7 and 30. The position requires the ability to provide clinical services in a non-traditional manner/setting, utilizing a wide range of strategies to address symptoms of trauma and disruptions in daily living (safety, emotional management, loss, and future). The candidate must also be able to provide case management services, and to support the young people in the program in increasing connection to school, employment, family, social supports, and social services. Job requires a significant amount of community/home based work, and a willingness to engage within a diverse range of neighborhoods in Philadelphia.
- Masters level degree in Social Work or related license eligible profession required
- Must already be licensed or able to become licensed at time of hire
- Reliable personal transportation required, car strongly preferred
- Experience providing services in a fee-for-service or billing environment strongly preferred
- Ability to complete the billing requirements including maintenance of timely and accurate chart records (including but not limited to intakes, treatment plans, notes, signatures) required
- Demonstrated ability and desire to offer marginalized individuals a high quality of service
- Documented history of serving at-risk populations including homeless individuals, communities in poverty, at-risk youth, individuals impacted by trauma/adversity, and/or justice-involved youth or adults
- Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational and writing skills are essential
- Ability to motivate and establish therapeutic alliance with clients
- Knowledge of, and demonstrated skills in, clinical counseling such as motivational interviewing and strengths-based case management
- Experience performing social service case management a plus
- Computer literacy required (ability to compose and send emails, draft client case notes, use an internet-based database system, compose documents in Microsoft Word, and perform basic internet research)
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Ability to multi-task and effectively manage work at different sites (in-office and off-site)
- Applicants with work experience in trauma services/trauma informed care are encouraged to apply
- Applicants with personal experience in overcoming adversity and violence related-injuries or their own healing from trauma are encouraged to apply
- Provide trauma informed emotional support, mentoring, and advocacy to violence-involved young people who are seen as a result of community violence both within the hospital, in home, and in the community
- Provide referrals and intensive case management to assist in successful connection to community based resources
- Maintain intensive follow-up contact with clients, family, friends and service providers through home visits and telephone contact
- Utilize trauma informed modalities and interventions with clients, including Motivational Interviewing, Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention, Trauma Art Narrative Therapy, and the SELF model
- Co-facilitate SELF groups
- Keep consistent and accurate records of all contacts with clients in web-based database, provide documentation needed for billing for services
- Disseminate information and resources to hospital staff, patients, community groups, local leaders and the general public
- Other duties as assigned
Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the results of the background investigation.
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This position is supported either fully or partially by external funds; therefore, any offer of employment and the continuation of employment are contingent on receipt of these external funds
Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11 percent) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.
Level of Language Proficiency
Bilingual in spanish strongly preferred.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
To apply, please complete the full application, including submission of a resume and cover letter, at the link above. If the link does not work, please visit DrexeMedJobs.com and search for requisition number 3728.