Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 6:21 AM
Employment Status:AP : Active : Regular : Part Time
Job Summary 13;
The Community Transition Worker (CTW) will work with social workers, job coaches, and program manager(s) to help support the employment and resource needs of youth with a chronic illness and/or disability. The CTW will be a member of the Career Path program staff, working specifically with youth aging out of the foster care system. The CTW will act as a community liaison and mentor to support youth with meeting their employment goals and accessing community resources (such as public benefits and healthcare). Goals will be defined by the Career Path team, in partnership with the youth participant. This includes working with youth in groups and on an individual basis. The CTW will work in both clinical and community:based settings, including youths homes and accompanying youth to appointments.
Job Responsibilities 13;
:Assist youth in identifying education, information, referral and advocacy related to the management of their employment, medical and social needs.
:Work to reduce cultural and socio:economic barriers between youth and institutions.
:Work with youth to access community resources, social services, insurance providers and other relevant providers recommended or identified by the Career Path team.
:Accompany youth to meetings and/or appointments in the community.
:Continuously expands knowledge and understanding of community resources and services.
Teamwork, Communication and Mentorship
:Motivate youth to be active and engaged participants in their health and overall wellbeing.
:Enhance communication between youth and Career Path staff.
:Communicate identified youth needs to the larger Career Path team.
:Work collaboratively and effectively within a team. Build and maintain positive working relationships with youth, community partners, and Career Path staff, from diverse cultural and socio:economic backgrounds.
:Provide clear and concise documentation of youth interactions and home visits. 13;
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations 13;
DRL : Drivers License 13;
Required Education and Experience 13;
:High School Diploma or GED
:Previous experience with community:based work in a non:profit or healthcare setting; experience with the foster care system preferred.
:Previous experience working with adolescents and young adults, as a mentor, case manager or similar role required
Personal experience with the foster system and/or disability or chronic illness strongly preferred, but not required.
Additional Technical Requirements 13;
:Knowledge of local community agencies and organizations
:Strong interpersonal skills, communications skills, problem solving skills, teaching and coaching skills and community networking skills.
:Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
:Evening and weekend availability, as needed.
Ability to travel by car or independence on public transit, taxi or ride sharing program required.
All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.
Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).
Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientat
• Location: South Jersey
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