The Health Federation of Philadelphia received funding from the Children’s Bureau to develop and lead a collaborative effort involving the City of Philadelphia Departments of Human Services and Behavioral Health and Intellectual disabilities and the Family Division of the Philadelphia Court. The purpose of the Regional Partnership is to increase child, parent and family-well-being for children birth through five who are involved with DHS and affected by parental substance use. The direct services arm of the grant, The Child Parent Project, is integrating Child-Parent Psychotherapy, an evidence based dyadic model of trauma treatment for children birth through five
into the array of services offered to families with young children involved with the Department of Human Services. The project will have a descriptive evaluation model. Additionally, the Regional Partnership will work to improve the overall system of services for young children affected by parental substance abuse by strengthening existing partnerships and interagency collaborations and expanding cross-system training.
The CPP Specialist will be trained in the Child Parent Psychotherapy model and will be responsible for providing all assessments, intervention, and referral services to eligible families.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Responsible for providing direct services to participants of the project
- Responsible for building relationships with and providing full psycho-social trauma informed assessment to participants
- Develop goal-directed service plans; keep appropriate documentation including progress notes and maintenance of client clinical charts.
- Carry an ongoing caseload of 12-15 families
- Provide CPP to families in the program at the ARC, at Community Umbrella Agencies, and/or in their homes; travel required throughout city of Philadelphia
- Provide follow-up to re-engage clients who fail to appear for appointments or drop out of treatment
- Assist with coordination of all baseline and follow-up assessments necessary for compliance
- Collaborate and communicate effectively with all team members and partners to ensure family’s needs are being met
- Collaborate with other institutions where families are referred for trauma related issues
- Prepare and provide supervisor with all required statistical and narrative reports in a timely manner
- Participate in weekly individual and group reflective supervision
- Comply with all data collection and report submission deadlines required by funder
- Maintain ongoing positive working relationships with referring agency personnel.
- Attend case consultation meetings as scheduled
- Attend and participate in all staff meetings.
- Participate in in-service training, group facilitation and other appropriate training and educational programs
- Represent organization/program at meetings, coalitions, etc. including referral training and recruitment activities as needed to sustain the ongoing work of The Child Parent Project.
- Other duties as assigned
- Minimum of 1-3 years of experience providing therapy to high risk children birth through 5 and their families
- Knowledgeable about trauma, violence exposure, and substance abuse, and their impact on inner city communities, agencies, families, and individuals.
- Knowledge about and skills in providing trauma informed services.
- Knowledge of Philadelphia’s public child welfare and behavioral health systems
- Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills and ability to interface effectively at all levels
- Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team as well as independently
- Possess qualities of flexibility, collaborative leadership, diplomacy, creativity and accountability
- Ability to work under pressure and handle crisis situations
- Bi-lingual in Spanish and English
- Experience providing home-based services
- Previous Child-Parent Psychotherapy training through an NCTSN Learning Collaborative Model
- Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, counseling, or related field
- Must have valid license to practice in field of study in Pennsylvania
Standard shared office setting including the provision of services in separate therapy/play space, in homes, and at community agencies.
Position Type and Work Schedule:
Full time position, typical hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Flex office schedule
options available with supervisor approval. Flexible schedule required; evenings and weekends may be
Local travel to various community agencies and client homes several times per week.
Ability to travel via car or public transportation and routinely move and transport supplies and materials
weighing up to 15 lbs.
The Health Federation reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the Company
desires. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by
an employee assigned to this position. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties,
including essential duties, responsibilities and/or skills to be performed by the employee occupying this position.
This job description is not an employment contract, implied, or otherwise. The employment relationship remains
“at will.” The aforementioned job requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate qualified
The Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or preference,
marital status or any classification protected by federal, state or local law.
Send resume and cover letter to:
Una Majmudar, LCSW
Health Federation of Philadelphia
Program Manager, Child Parent Project