Truancy Case Manager

                                                                                                      

The Juvenile Justice Center of Philadelphia (JJC) is a non-profit, multi-service organization dedicated to the safety and welfare of vulnerable children, youth and families in greater Philadelphia area. We provide an array of intervention, prevention, and community based services to children, youth, and families who are in need of supportive services. JJC has an opening for a Truancy Case Manager.

 ROLE:

The TPIS Case Manager will assist children and youth in overcoming obstacles to obtaining regular school attendance and academic achievement through intensive comprehensive strengths-based programming; and help to prevent entry into the Child Welfare system. The TPIS program will provide comprehensive, intensive, early intervention services for clients exhibiting high absenteeism and truancy behaviors. The three tiered intervention system is intended to rapidly respond to children and youth who are exhibiting signs of absenteeism and work intensively to eliminate the barriers they are experiencing by bridging the gap between home, school and community. The TCM are assigned specific schools in the Northwest region of Philadelphia and is responsible for working closely with school officials, DHS administrative personnel, CUA case managers, Truancy and Family Court officials.

The Truancy Case Manager also serves as a liaison between school and truancy court and assists the families by providing resources, information, and community linkages to help the families overcome the barriers and ensures that the needs of children are being met.

 Salary: $30,024.00 to $35,024.00 salary is based on experience and educational level

 HOURS OF WORK Assignments are based on a 40-hour week. Weekly schedules are developed based upon the caseload needs.

There are no traditional office hours. Case managers will work primarily in the afternoon and evenings, specifically during the school year and if necessary on some weekends to provide maximum involvement with the family and the identified clients. For the weeks that the case manager has court hearings scheduled, hours will be traditional 8:30am to 4:30pm or 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, or related field with two to three years experience working youth and families within the child welfare system.

Satisfactory clearances including FBI background check not dated more than 60 days prior to hire. Must have a valid driver’s license and the daily use of automobile with current and valid auto insurance.

 Benefits: Paid vacation, sick time, personal days, and holidays. Medical benefits offered after successful completion of probation. 401 K Program available as well as the ability to purchase voluntary supplemental benefits.

 To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume to JJC Human Resources Office, 100 W. Coulter St., Philadelphia, Pa 19144.  Or E-mail to HRdepartment@juvenilejustice.org

JJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, embracing diversity and inclusion in all of its services.