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Family Empowerment Services (FES) Case Manager

Greater Philadelphia Community Alliance

Job Description

 

GPCA Overview

For Greater Philadelphia Community Alliance, the last several years have been in a period of resurgence and extraordinary growth. The GPCA of today has earned its reputation as an entrepreneurial trailblazer by capturing the regard of colleagues and funders. Building on this solid platform, leadership embarked upon a strategic planning process to focus and articulate future directions.

Mission

To break the cycle of intergenerational poverty, the Greater Philadelphia Community Alliance focuses on fortifying children and advancing families and communities.

Vision

To be the region's most highly regarded catalyst and thought leader for community empowerment and the upward mobility of people and businesses. To be a social enterprise with an inspiring and safe environment, team‐oriented culture, and a commitment to professional development.

Greater Philadelphia Community Alliance is a deeply embedded neighborhood-based nonprofit agency serving nearly 5,000 children, youth, adults, and families in the Point Breeze section of South Philadelphia. GPCA is a multi-purpose social service agency emphasizing education and skill-building while providing early childhood education as an integral function of its mission to serve Point Breeze's low-income community. GPCA has provided a comprehensive array of services to children and adults in the Point Breeze neighborhood of South Philadelphia for over a century. Services include:

  • For young children: Early childhood education
  • For school-age youth: Out-of-school time programming (after school and summer camp) and case management for at-risk youth
  • For adults: Employment training, parenting education, energy assistance programs, housing counseling programs, and financial literacy; and
  • For the community at large: Affordable housing and community economic development

Organizational Values

Purpose

GPCA lifts up integrity, professionalism, and strong work ethic for high‐quality, respectful, and value‐added client and staff interactions.

Self-sufficiency

GPCA recognizes that people, families, and communities need access to tangible options and viable opportunities to pave their way toward better lives.

Connectedness

GPCA's success is tied to the intergenerational success of communities, transparent relationships, committed employees, and strong partnerships.

Enterprising

GPCA operates at the intersection of using expertise in novel ways and breaking new ground as innovators. A learning orientation encourages knowledge-seekers and risk-takers.

Leadership

GPCA believes that being in a position of influence means it must be accountable for its actions, bring diverse groups of people together, and develop the best expertise.

The Family Empowerment Services (FES) Case Manager

  • Provides support and case management services to families and individuals.
  • FES Case Managers conduct home visits to assess and ensure the safety and well being of each child in their home environment.
  • Coordinates care with other human service professionals as needed.
  • Establishes goals with families and makes appropriate referrals to support these goals.

Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills/Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in social work, human services, or related field
  • Working understanding of child and family development
  • Working understanding of community and resource development
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplined environment
  • Must be flexible and able to work some evenings and weekends (when needed)
  • Minimum three years experience in social work field
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Bilingual (Plus)

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $45,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

Experience:

  • Social Services Occupations: 1 year (Required)

Willingness to travel:

  • 75% (Required)

Work Location: In person

 
 

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