Website SEAMAAC, Inc.
JOB TITLE: Truancy Case Manager
DEPARTMENT: Education Department – Truancy Case Management Program
REPORTS TO: Truancy Case Management Program Supervisor
JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time Non-Exempt
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited college/university in Social Work or related field. Related fields are limited to social services, sociology, psychology, theology, education, criminal justice, human services, and public administration. Minimum one year experience in social work or related field that includes case management, education and child welfare experience working with children and youth, juvenile delinquency, and/or families. Possess a valid driver’s license and a vehicle.
Interested applicants MUST submit a detailed cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Applications without these materials will not be considered.
SEAMAAC welcomes applications for the position of Truancy Case Manager. SEAMAAC is a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia, with the mission “To support and serve immigrants and refugees and other politically, socially and economically marginalized communities as they seek to advance the condition of their lives in the United States.” SEAMAAC envisions a strong and unified society, where immigrants and refugees work alongside other Americans to build shared political, economic and social power. We envision a community where the contributions of each generation of Americans, whether Native to this land, immigrant, or brought against their will, are equally acknowledged, valued and embraced, and where all people live whole, healthy lives with joy and dignity.
SEAMAAC’s Truancy Case Management (TCM) program works in partnership with Philadelphia’s Depaitment of Human Services (DHS) and the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) to improve school attendance and academic achievement through three tiers of services. Services focus on early interventions, case management and case transitions to Family Court with at-risk children, youth and their families. Although our TCM Program serves communities of all races and ethnicities, the majority of referrals we receive from SDP and DHS are for children and families from the African American community. The Truancy Case Manager (CM) will provide case management support and services through school office hours, SAIP conferences, comprehensive assessments, family goal planning, home and school visits, representation at court hearings, removal of attendance barriers, and linkages to community resources. The CM will work with the TCM team to assist with networking, referrals, translation and interpretation. The CM will document progress in case notes, databases, and case files. The CM will be cross-trained in all program tiers including participation in any new DHS and SEAMAAC TCM program initiatives. CMs work in a fast-pace and high-pressure environment, handling multiple and simultaneous priorities, balancing the needs of families, requirements from funders and adherence to tight schedules and strict deadlines. The program goals are to resolve truancy issues and facilitate families’ ability to develop positive relationships that promote well-being and permanency of children in the home and school environment.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must undergo criminal, child abuse and health background checks, as required by the program funder.
This description is intended to describe the essential job functions. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements. SEAMAAC reserves the right to add/change duties and responsibilities as required by our contractual obligations to Philadelphia DHS. Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Hours: Flexible schedule including normal business hours (9am-5pm), evenings & weekend assignments.
Salary & Benefits: $40,000, health insurance, dental insurance, paid vacation, holiday, sick and personal leave.
SEAMAAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Applicants are required to submit a detailed cover letter stating qualifications, interest in SEAMAAC as an employer, and related experience to the position. A resume must be included. Applicants will not be considered without these required materials. The packet of materials can be sent to [email protected]
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