Service Coordinator

Position Summary: Service Coordinators are members of a non-fidelity Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team and work together to provide recovery-oriented services in a flexible, compassionate, and responsible manner to formerly homeless individuals who have psychiatric disabilities and often abuse substances.  Service Coordinators maintain a primary caseload but also have a shared responsibility for all other participants on the team.  
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Collaborate with consumers in the formulation of a comprehensive service plan that is reviewed and modified with that person on a regular basis.
Provide outreach, service coordination, counseling, advocacy, and other needed services to consumers in any environment including the streets, shelters, prisons, hospitals, apartments, office, etc.
Provide individually tailored consumer driven services to each client—i.e. housing placement, independent living skills, vocational guidance, appointment escorts, family counseling, etc.
Regular home visits, as well as accompany clients to medical appointments and treatment facilities as appropriate.
Maintain written and computerized records, compile reports and complete other program documentation (including case notes, statistics, letters, psychological evaluations, etc.).
Coordinate and monitor referrals to community services, and advocate client participation in them.
Educate, inform and advocate for consumers regarding benefits and entitlements (Social Security, Public Assistance, food stamps, etc.).
Participate in on-call rotation.
Participate in some activities outside of “normal business hours.”
Other duties as assigned.
 
Essential Education, Experience and Skills:
BA/BS, RN, in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Gerontology or related field preferred; or high school diploma and twelve semester credit hours in Sociology, Social Welfare, Psychology, Gerontology, or other social science and two years’ experience in public or private human services.
Patience, creativity, flexibility, compassion, and sensitivity to persons with disabilities and other minority populations.
Demonstrated expertise in case management, supportive housing and client advocacy preferred.
Ability to work within a community setting in several neighborhoods within Philadelphia; manage transportation via car, bus or train.
Ability to work with diverse populations including clients and staff in critical and emergency situations.
Sensitive to cultural, economic, gender, and sexual orientation differences.
Career experience in social services, supported housing, or with persons with disabilities preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communication and computer skills.
Valid driver's license and clean driving record.
 
Supervisory Responsibilities:
None
 
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Community environment.  Constant interaction with agency participants. Considerable walking and standing.
 
How to Apply: 

To apply, send an email with cover letter and resume to hr@pathwaystohousingpa.org. Please indicate the position in your email's subject line.

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