Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • Catholic Social Services
  • Chester, PA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Title: Social Worker - Housing Resource Coordination Program (HRCP)

Classification: Social Work Technician I, II, or III Non-Exempt Full Time 35 hours a week

Department: Catholic Social Services, Community Based Services Division, Delaware County Family Service Center - Chester City

Reports to: Administrator

Direct reports: None


SUMMARY

Hours: M-F 8:30 - 4:30 (evening and weekend hours apply as needed)

Location: Delaware County Family Service Center, 130 E. 7th St., Chester, PA 19013

Providing information and referral, housing location, inspection, and TFA, data entry, education, filing and record keeping, and comprehensive individualized case management services for a case load of participants through HRCP permanent supportive housing programs. Generalist skills in the social work field are required for this position. While most tasks are well defined, there is considerable variation within tasks due to the nature of the assignment. Some phases of the work are less well defined and may require independent action.


PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain a case load of 18 HRCP Permanent Housing participants as determined by contractual guidelines and funder requests.
  • Provide full case management services including the provision of educational trainings, record keeping, filing, housing location, housing inspections, and data entry as per CSS and governmental contractual responsibilities.
  • Maintains necessary files e.g., accurately enters data into Harmony, EXCEL, or HMIS as well as hard copy.
  • Follow up with program participants to ensure needs of consumers are met at a minimum of once monthly face to face contacts and monthly phone contacts. More frequency may be needed as per participant needs as determined by supervisor
  • Develop appropriate stability plans as required by contractual responsibilities and rules.
  • Operate from a strengths perspective with participants
  • Maintain participant confidentiality in conformance with agency confidentiality policy and State laws and regulations.
  • Participant advocacy
  • Attend staff meetings, trainings, supervision, case conferences as determined by supervisor and contractual guidelines.
  • Assists where needed (i.e.: food pantry, coffee club, front office, and other functions as determined by supervisor and needs of agency)

REPRESENTATIVE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Education: BSW (MSW preferred)
  • Experience: one year of experience in social work or any equivalent combination of acceptable training and experience preferred.
  • Physical requirements: minor lifting, less than 10 pounds
  • Knowledge of and orientation to the philosophy of the agency as presented in Mission/Philosophy statements.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a positive and professional relationship with co-workers, participants, and visitors; cultural sensitivity and ability to relate well and effectively in a diverse workplace and with a diverse participant population.
  • Ability to organize efficiently document, and routinely update information; ability to apply procedures to work problems and situations.
  • Familiarity with Windows XP operating system (as applicable) and proficiency in required software, including currently supported versions of Word, HMIS, HARMONY, Publisher and/or Excel.
  • Cultural competency
  • Needs to be available and accessible to assisting participants with meeting their service plan needs
  • Valid PA driver's license and insurance
  • Travel is necessary throughout Delaware County area
  • Evening and weekend hours may be necessary to ensure participant needs are met
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