Bilingual (Spanish/English) Social Worker
- 100 W Oxford St, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
The mission of the Health Federation of Philadelphia is to improve access to and quality of health care services for underserved and vulnerable individuals and families.
Since 1983, The Health Federation has served as a network of the community health centers in Southeastern Pennsylvania, providing a forum for the region’s federally qualified health centers and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health to collaborate and mobilize resources for their shared goals of improving the health of the population by expanding access to high quality care.
The Social Worker engages in a process of collaborative partnership-building with parents to establish mutual trust and to identify family goals, strengths and necessary services and other supports. The social worker has specialized knowledge in social services and collaborates with community agencies; tracks and monitors referrals, social services, client records and case notes, and provide direct social services through case management.
Provides home visitations and social work interventions to client families (30-35) families
Assists in the planning, implementation and evaluation of daily activities/programming
Facilitates Parent Empowerment Workshops and support groups for families as assigned
Establishes linkages with other service providers within the institution and/or in the community to facilitate client referrals and coordination of services
Participates in ongoing in-service training programs, including clinical supervision as scheduled
Maintains accurate records of activities with families
Participates actively in case conferences, service area meetings and staff meetings
Maintains confidentiality of workplace information according to the policies and procedures of the institution.
In conjunction with Child and Family Advocate, assess risk/need factors that will determine appropriate levels of care, including administration of bio-psycho-social initial assessment and the development of service agreements
Provides crisis intervention services, as needed
Provides counseling to clients/families in the program, as needed (individual, couples, family, group).
Visits clients in their home to establish relationship, assess home environment and provide services
Participates in team case conferences and in developing intervention plan for client/families
Conducts intake process
Provides services to client/families on-site, during home visits, and in various community settings
Performs other duties as assigned by the Supervisor
Knowledge and skills in the following areas: counseling of individuals and families in the areas of HIV and addiction; group process and facilitation; crisis intervention; family-centered care model; maternal and child health; child development (infants and toddlers) and parenting; mental health issues; community resources, knowledgeable of trauma informed systems
Ability to manage multiple responsibilities in a timely fashion
Ability to document clients progress, both written and oral in a timely manner
Ability to work with various staff levels as a co-worker
Ability to negotiate systems and advocate for clients
Knowledge of community resources and ability to link clients and coordinate services
Knowledge and practice of confidentiality and issues of diversity
Ability to prioritize and work independently as well as cooperatively
Ability to establish professional limit setting
Experience with home visitation
Strong written and verbal communications skills (Spanish/English)
Skilled in Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel
Able to handle multiple tasks and manage project timeline with a high degree of organizational skill
Ability to work with a variety of cultures and diverse audiences
Master of Social Work or Family Therapy
PA State Social Work License or eligibility
Standard office setting with extended periods at work station and periodic use of office equipment.
Position Type and Work Schedule:
Full time position, typical hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Flex office schedule options available with supervisor approval.
Local travel to multiple sites and community meetings, conferences and training.
Example: ability to transport materials, routinely moves equipment or supplies weighing up to 30 lbs.
Salary and Benefits:
Our employees are our most valuable resource, so we offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, which can include:
Medical with vision benefits
Flexible spending accounts
Life, AD&D and long term care insurance
Short- and long-term disability insurance
403(b) Retirement Plan, with a company contribution
Paid time off including vacation, sick, personal and holiday
Employee Assistance Program
Eligibility and participation is handled consistent with the plan documents and HFP policy.
Please include a cover letter to the hiring manager, Judy Snow, MSW, with your application stating your salary requirements.