Careers 2017-10-18T10:45:19+00:00

Careers

There are many exciting career opportunities available at Child and Family Focus Inc.

Child and Family Focus offers an extensive benefit package* including:

  • Medical and Dental
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Paid Time Off
  • Mileage and Expense Reimbursement

*Eligibility Requirements apply

Current Career Opportunities

Certified Peer Specialist  Hatboro, PA  10/17/2017

School Based Outpatient Therapist

Willow Grove , PA

Child and Family Focus, a community based mental health provider is excited to announce immediate independent contractor positions for master level and licensed outpatient therapist positions in Abington/Upper Dublin School Districts.    

Psychiatric School Based Services

Serving the needs of Abington and Upper Dublin School District is a school based, trauma informed program, providing comprehensive outpatient treatment for children and adolescents in Abington and Upper Dublin Schools.

Position Summary:

Provide direct services to students in the school setting including but not limited to individual, group and family therapies.  Coordinate total care given by collaborating with multidisciplinary professionals to provide and facilitate care in accordance with policies and procedures, philosophy and objectives of Child and Family Focus.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Human Service or related field including psychology, counseling or social work
  • Two years post gradute clinical experience 
  • Credentialed with PA medical assistance and Magellan Behavioral Health 
  • Two years experience in Mental Health Field
  • Experience in the elementary school setting preferred
  • Completion of 16 hour TFCBT online training 

Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Montgomery County resources
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Experience navigating an Electronic Medical Records system, Waiting Room Solutions preferred 
  • Experience with Managed Care Organizations including commercial entities 

CFF is an equal opportunity and drug free employer.

Compensation and Benefits

Independent Contractor rate of $32-36 per client hour based on experience

 

Transition Age Youth Mentor

Willow Grove, PA

Child and Family Focus is looking for Transition Age Youth Mentors who are:

  • Compassionate
  • Reliable
  • Dedicated 
  • Enjoy working with young adults 

Youth Mentors in our TAY R.I.S.E (Reaching Independence with Support and Encouragement) program will support youth preparing for independent living in acquiring the skills necessary to reside successfully on their own.  

Responsibilities:

  • Provide a fun and safe environment for young adults 
  • Support in skill development including but are not limited to cooking, cleaning, resume writing, interview prep and job searching

Additional Information

  • This is a flexible, part-time job serving young adults ages 16-25 
  • This is an Independent Contractor position
  • Clearances, Background Checks, Drug Screenings, and other documentation is required for approval
  • Services take place in the young person’s home or in the community

Contact Information

If you are interested in becoming a Youth Mentor, please contact the TAY R.I.S.E Department by contacting the Bucks County office at: (215) 366-5300, or apply to this job posting.

Essential Requirements

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Have your own car
  • High school graduate

Compensation 

  • Generous compensation of $21 per hour 
  • Performance Bonus available 

CFF is a drug free and EOE.

 

Behavior Specialist Consultant (BSC) & Mobile Therapist (MT)

Audubon, PA

Child and Family Focus has immediate openings for dedicated and skilled BSCs and MTs who:

  • Want to make a difference in the lives of children
  • Desire positive outcomes for clients and families 
  • Seek an opportunity to utilize creative clinical skills

BSCs and MTs will:

  • Assess a child’s behavioral health needs and develop therapeutic interventions to address those needs 
  • Create an individualized treatment/behavioral plan and oversee its implementation 
  • Provide weekly treatment sessions with the child and family in the home, school, and community settings
  • Use a variety of treatment modalities to increase behavioral/emotional stability and functioning

Behavior Specialist Consultants (BSC) and Mobile Therapist (MT) are currently needed throughout Montgomery County including the areas of King of Prussia, Norristown, Collegeville, Hatboro,  Abington, Cheltenham, Lansdale, Schwenksville, and Pottstown, as well as other parts of the county.

CFF is a drug free, equal opportunity employer

 

Essential Requirements
  • BSC License through the Board of Medicine OR LSW, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, preferred
  • Current (within 90 days) PA Child Abuse, PA Criminal, and DHS FBI clearances
  • Experience working with children and adolescents diagnosed with mental health disorders including, but not limited to: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Master’s degree from an accredited university in a clinical mental health discipline such as Clinical Psychology, Counseling, Clinical Social Work, etc. 
  • Physical with TB screening within 6 months

Compensation and Benefits

Competitive salary range based on experience PLUS Worker’s Compensation Insurance, Liability Insurance, Annual Increase, Referral and Retention Bonuses.

 

Therapeutic Staff Support

Audubon, PA

Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS) will be responsible for providing one-to-one mental health interventions to a child or adolescent in order to prevent more restrictive services and promote age-appropriate psychosocial growth. TSS will follow treatment plan and implement interventions developed by Behavior Specialist Consultant. TSS will work collaboratively with parents, teachers and members of community to transfer skills and techniques needed to assist child or adolescent with identified problem areas. Services are delivered either in the home, school or community setting. TSS will be responsible for progress notes and maintaining training hours.

CFF is a drug free, equal opportunity employer

 

Essential Requirements
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team setting
  • Bachelor degree in human service, no experience required; OR Bachelor degree in non-human service field with one year minimum working experience with children and adolescents
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Free of communicable diseases
  • Knowledge of CASSP Service System
  • Original and valid PA Child Abuse, PA Criminal, and DPW FBI clearances
  • Valid driver's license and car insurance

Compensation and Benefits

TSS are hired as part time hourly employees with the potential for a promotion to full time with benefits.

 

Youth Support Partner (Full Time)

Willow Grove, PA

Full Time Youth Support Partner 

Job Overview and Requirements

Immediate opening for a Youth Support Partner in our Willow Grove location for our Montgomery County High Fidelity Family Teams Program.

  • Are you a young adult between the ages of 18-25 who has your own experience with complex emotional and behavioral needs? Please share (within your comfort level) a few sentences about your experiences.
  • Please share an example of how you have successfully navigated a child serving systems? (Mental Health, Child Welfare, Juvenile Probation, Special Education) 
  • How have you shared your story and experiences with others?
  • Are you available to work 3 evenings per week?

If you answered "Yes" to these questions, then consider applying to our immediate opening for a Youth Support Partner in our Willow Grove office.

Please note, that in order to be a Youth Support Partner, it requires you to have had personal involvement with a child-serving system. WORK-RELATED EXPERIENCE DOES NOT COUNT.

Overview:

The High Fidelity Wraparound process; known in Montgomery County as High Fidelity Family Teams, is a needs based planning process to improve the lives of children with complex mental health needs and their families by empowering the families and youth to have their voices heard through an individualized planning process.

The individualized plan is child-centered and family-focused with the process focusing on strengthening the natural family, extended family and social supports for the child and family by developing a team to support the family throughout the process and in learning the skills of the model.

Job Description:

The Youth Support Partner works with the youth (and families during meetings) throughout the Montgomery County area who have agreed to participate in the High Fidelity Family Teams Process.

The Youth Support Partner will work as part of the High Fidelity Team providing support and guidance to the youth throughout the process, during meetings, and in completion of the individualized plans developed by the youth and their family. The Youth Support Partner will work with the identified youth to develop their own team of supports (natural, community, and systems).

The Youth Support Partner will use their own life experiences to model for the youth how to navigate systems using their voice to meet their needs while developing natural supports within their own community to reach their family vision.

Essential Requirements

  • Be a young adult (18 -25 yrs old) with experience handling complex emotional and behavioral needs.
  • Have life experience which allows you to possess a diverse understanding of the struggles youth with complex emotional needs endure.
  • Have successfully navigated child serving systems (mental health, child welfare, probation, education)

CFF is a drug free work and equal opportunity employer

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary of $30,000 
  • Medical Insurance offered after 60 days of employment; 3 plan options offered by IBC
  • Dental Insurance after 60 days of employment; 2 plan options offered by Sun Life
  • Long Term Disability and $50,000; Life Insurance Policy provided by CFF
  • Retirement plan information: 401K plan with company match and profit share
  • Paid time off: 9 Holidays and 17 days of Paid Time Off
  • Mileage and Expense Reimbursement 

 

First Episode Psychosis Certified Peer Specialist (Part Time)

Broomall, PA

The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) in the On My Way program work with young people who have recently experienced their first episode of psychosis (FEP) by sharing their lived experience in recovering from psychosis themselves. This position is responsible for working alongside the young person to support them in their own treatment planning process. The On My Way CPS will provide advocacy and peer support to youth in order to help youth set and achieve recovery goals, and will empower youth to increase self-advocacy during their recovery from psychosis. This position requires that you are in recovery from psychosis and have completed the CPS training. Please indicate in your cover letter that you have experienced psychosis. This is a part-time position (10 hours/week).

Program Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Provide peer counseling and support to individuals seeking to enhance their quality of life.
  • Encourage and support the enhancement of recovery through mentorship and the installment of hope and empowerment.
  • Identify community and natural supports and assist individuals with accessing and participating in such activities or events.  
  • Utilize one’s own recovery experience to facilitate the completion of treatment plans.
  • Assess ongoing progress with treatment plans, guide individuals in making necessary changes to plans and celebrate individual successes.  
  • Meet youth as needed in the community where the youth resides or wherever services would be most appropriately delivered.
  • Document progress using a computer as it adheres to program guidelines and regulations.
  • Model and promote skills required for employment.
  • Model and promote skills required for community integration and independent living.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of community resources in Delaware County and surrounding area
  • Exhibit competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills related to psychosis.
  • Demonstrate the ability to assist youth in developing empowerment skills and combating stigma through self-advocacy.
  • Knowledge and skill to teach and engage in basic problem solving strategies to support youth in self-directed recovery.
  • Knowledge and skill sufficient to use community resources necessary for independent living and ability to teach those skills to youth with mental health needs.
  • Knowledge of how to establish and sustain self-help and educational groups by soliciting input from youth on their strengths and interests.  

 

Essential Requirements
  • Ability to reflect the culture and understand the values of the Transition Aged Youth population is preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Certified as a peer specialist (CPS) from certified training program.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, and computer literacy.
  • Effectively managing your own recovery from psychosis and able to help others who are going through similar experiences.
  • Have maintained, within the last 3 years, at least 12 months of successful full or part time paid or voluntary work experience or 1 year of post secondary education experience totaling 24 credit hours.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid PA state driver’s license.

Compensation and Benefits

Pay rate of $15/hour

 

Full Time Youth Support Partner

Warminster, PA

Immediate opening for a Youth Support Partner in our Hatboro location for our Bucks County High Fidelity Family Teams Program.

  • Are you a young adult between the ages of 18-25 who has your own experience with complex emotional and behavioral needs? Please share (within your comfort level) a few sentences about your experiences. 
  • Please share an example of how you have successfully navigated a child serving systems? (Mental Health, Child Welfare, Juvenile Probation, Special Education)  
  • How have you shared your story and experiences with others?
  • Are you available to work 3 evenings per week?

If you answered "Yes" to these questions, then consider applying to our immediate opening for a Youth Support Partner in our Hatboro office by submitting a cover letter with your responses.

Please note, that in order to be a Youth Support Partner, it requires you to have had personal involvement with a child-serving system. WORK-RELATED EXPERIENCE DOES NOT COUNT.

Overview:

The High Fidelity Wraparound process; known in Bucks County as High Fidelity Family Teams, is a needs based planning process to improve the lives of children with complex mental health needs and their families by empowering the families and youth to have their voices heard through an individualized planning process.

The individualized plan is child-centered and family-focused with the process focusing on strengthening the natural family, extended family and social supports for the child and family by developing a team to support the family throughout the process and in learning the skills of the model.

Job Description:

The Youth Support Partner works with the youth (and families during meetings) throughout the Bucks County area who have agreed to participate in the High Fidelity Family Teams Process.

The Youth Support Partner will work as part of the High Fidelity Team providing support and guidance to the youth throughout the process, during meetings, and in completion of the individualized plans developed by the youth and their family. The Youth Support Partner will work with the identified youth to develop their own team of supports (natural, community, and systems).

The Youth Support Partner will use their own life experiences to model for the youth how to navigate systems using their voice to meet their needs while developing natural supports within their own community to reach their family vision.

Essential Requirements

  • Be a young adult (18 -25 yrs old) with experience handling complex emotional and behavioral needs.
  • Have life experience which allows you to possess a diverse understanding of the struggles youth with complex emotional needs endure.
  • Have successfully navigated child serving systems (mental health, child welfare, probation, education)
  • Substantial local travel in your own vehicle to off site locations as required by caseload or training requirements.

CFF is a drug free work and equal opportunity employer

Compensation & Benefits

  • $14/hour
  • Medical Insurance offered after 60 days of employment; 3 plan options offered by IBC; Dental Insurance after 60 days of employment; 2 plan options offered by Sun Life; Long Term Disability and $50,000; Life Insurance Policy provided by CFF
  • Retirement plan information: 401K plan with company match and profit share
  • Paid time off: 9 Holidays and 17 days of Paid Time Off
  • Mileage and Expense Reimbursement

 

Administrative Coordinator

Willow Grove, PA

Job Title: Administrative Coordinator 

Position: Full time hourly-40 hrs/week 

Program Area: Respite and Extended Assessment Programs 

Location: Willow Grove, PA 

Position Summary:

Provide general administrative support (40hrs/wk) to programs in the Willow Grove Annex office including the Respite and Extended Assessment as well administrative support to the Directors, Supervisors and staff. Work collaboratively with staff and APA’s from other programs to strengthen natural relationships and promote agency participation. Work with Program Director and Human Resources to understand agency policies and procedures relating to administrative areas of concern. Excellent general work habits are required, including attention to detail, diligence, accuracy, ability to juggle multiple assignments at the same time and to prioritize sensibly with minimal supervision, positive attitude, calm and focused under pressure, willingness to accept new/evolving responsibility, strong organizational ability, discretion in handling confidential and sensitive matters and overall integrity.

Preferred Education & Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent is required, Bachelors degree is preferred.
  • 2-3 years Administrative experience required; mental health administrative experience preferred.

General Responsibilities:

  • Regularly answers the telephone, operates and updates office equipment.
  • Complete referral calls for incoming clients.
  • Schedule and confirm intake and evaluation appointments for program; prepare required paperwork as needed.
  • Conduct weekly and monthly MA eligibility utilizing the EVS system.
  • Data entry and document management utilizing ETO.
  • Creates and maintains client files and conducts monthly file audits.
  • Regularly compiles, cross-references and submits units for billing; assuring accuracy for quality control.    
  • Composes and distributes correspondence on routine matters, as directed by Supervisor.
  • Works collaboratively with other Administrative Program Assistants to meet shared objectives and to ensure consistency of operations between programs. 
  • Responsible for maintaining general office supplies and department specific supplies.
  • Takes and prepares minutes for departmental meetings.
  • Ability to be proactive or anticipate upcoming needs of the program. This may include availability for and knowledge of how audits are done.
  • Assist in the coordination and scheduling of meetings/appointments.
  • Review the client files to ensure that the program standards and Child & Family Focus, Inc.’s standards are upheld at all times.
  • Provides weekly coverage in outpatient office during times of scheduled psychological evaluation appointments.
  • Assists in coordinating and facilitating bi-monthly staff meetings.
  • Prepares program specific on-boarding paperwork for new hires.
  • Assists Director and Program Coordinator in facilitating interviews for perspective hires.
  • Provides program interns with general support and direction.
  • Direct contact for general office needs including building maintenance request.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

CFF is a drug free work and equal opportunity employer.

 

Respite Provider

Kennett Square , PA

Child and Family Focus is looking for Respite Providers in Bucks, Chester and Delaware Counties who are:

  • Compassionate
  • Reliable
  • Enjoy working with children

Respite Providers will:

  • Provide hourly relief for parents
  • Provide a fun and safe environment for children

Responsibilities:

  • Provide a minimum of ten hours of respite per month in the child’s home

Additional Information

  • This is a flexible, part-time job serving children 
  • This is an Independent Contractor position
  • Clearances, Background Checks, Drug Screenings, and other documentation is required for approval

Contact Information

If you are interested in becoming a Respite Provider, please contact the Respite Department in your county.  

  • Bucks County: (215) 366-5300
  • Chester County: (484) 732 - 8459
  • Delaware County: (610) 325- 3131

You may also complete an application using the link provided https://form.jotform.com/53194362376157

 

Essential Requirements
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Have your own car
  • High school graduate

 

Respite Provider

Willow Grove , PA

Child and Family Focus is looking for Respite Providers in Bucks, Chester and Delaware Counties who are:

  • Compassionate
  • Reliable
  • Enjoy working with children

Respite Providers will:

  • Provide hourly relief for parents
  • Provide a fun and safe environment for children

Responsibilities:

  • Provide a minimum of ten hours of respite per month in the child’s home

Additional Information:

  • This is a flexible, part-time job serving children 
  • This is an Independent Contractor position
  • Clearances, Background Checks, Drug Screenings, and other documentation is required for approval

Contact Information:

If you are interested in becoming a Respite Provider, please contact the Respite Department in your county.  

  • Bucks County: (215) 366-5300
  • Chester County: (484) 732 - 8459
  • Delaware County: (610) 325- 3131

You may also complete an application using the link provided https://form.jotform.com/53194362376157

 

Essential Requirements
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Have your own car
  • High school graduate

 

Licensed Outpatient Therapist (Independent Contractors)

Hatboro, PA

Provide direct services to individuals, families and groups through a wide variety of treatment modalities including but not limited to individual, group, marital and families therapies. Coordinate total care given by collaborating with multidisciplinary professionals to provide and facilitate care in accordance with policies and procedures, philosophy and objectives of Child and Family Focus.

Details:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively interact as part of a team; including OP Director, medical director and clinicians as well as patients and visitors
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience navigating an Electronic Medical Records system, Waiting Room Solutions preferred
  • Experience with Managed Care Organizations including commercial entities

Essential Requirements

  • Clinical Specialization preferred (D&A, DBT, CBT, TFCBT)
  • Completion of 16 hour TFCBT online training
  • Credentialed with PA medical assistance, Magellan Behavioral Health and commercial insurance carriers
  • Current PA Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (required)
  • Experience conducting group therapy
  • Master’s Degree in Human Service or related field including psychology, counseling or social work
  • Must be registered with CAQH (Universal Database)
  • NPI number is required
  • Two years clinical experience
  • Two years experience in Mental Health Field

CFF is a drug free, equal opportunity employer

Compensation and Benefits

$32-36 per client

 

Drug & Alcohol Prevention Specialist

Broomall, PA

Child & Family Focus, Inc. (CFF) is seeking a Prevention Specialist for their Drug & Alcohol Prevention Program in Delaware County, PA.  CFF’s comprehensive prevention programming will focus on the prevention needs of children, youth, young adults and their family members.  

The Prevention Specialist will be responsible for:

  • Delivering selected Evidenced Based Prevention Programs including, but not limited to Project SUCCESS, Project ALERT, Life Skills Training, and Strong African American Families to participants in school, community and office-based settings. 
  • Assisting in outreach and marketing of available programming, development of relationships with stakeholders and referring parties. 
  • Actively participating in health and resource fairs, community coalition meetings, and other events with the goal of disseminating information about prevention and contributing to the reduction or elimination of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among community members.
  • Responding to calls to CFF’s Prevention Warmline.
  • Meeting required benchmarks for outputs and outcomes and documenting prevention activities in accordance with requirements set by the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP).  

Essential Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree; Human Service or Education fields preferred.
  • A minimum of one year of experience working as a Prevention Specialist or in providing prevention education, health education, or a similar related service.
  • A minimum of two years working in substance abuse or mental health setting preferred.
  • Substantial local travel in your own vehicle to off site locations as required by caseload or training requirements.
  • Varied work schedule, evening and weekends may be required based on caseload and/or training. 

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive Salary range between $30-35,000
  • Medical Benefits offered after 60 days of employment, 3 plan options offered by IBC; Dental Benefits after 60 days of employment, 2 plan options offered by SunLife
  • Long Term Disability and $50,000 Life Insurance Policy provided by CFF 
  • 401K plan with company match and profit share 
  • 9 Holidays and 17 days of Paid Time Off
  • Annual Salary Increase and Bonus
  • Expense reimbursement for travel and training 

 

CFF is a Drug Free and Equal Opportunity Employer 

 

Peer Prevention Specialist – Youth Support Partner

Broomall, PA

Child & Family Focus, Inc. (CFF) is seeking a Peer Prevention Specialist for their Drug & Alcohol Prevention Program in Delaware County, PA.  CFF’s comprehensive prevention programming will focus on the prevention needs of children, youth, young adults and their family members.  

  • Are you a young adult between the ages of 18-25 who has had your own experience overcoming substance use and who would like to use your own experience to connect with others while providing prevention education to youth, young adults, their family members and the community at large?

If so, please submit a RESUME and COVER LETTER that answers the following questions (Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered):

  • Share (within your comfort level) a few sentences about your past substance use and its impact on your life
  • Tell us who and/or what helped you to achieve and maintain recovery
  • Tell us how you have shared your story or experience with others and what impact this has had on you and them
  • Share why you want to work as a Peer Drug & Alcohol Prevention Specialist and tell us about a few of the qualities you possess that would make you a strong candidate for this role 

The Prevention Specialist will be responsible for:

  • Delivering selected Evidenced Based Prevention Programs including, but not limited to Project SUCCESS, Project ALERT, Life Skills Training, and Strong African American Families to participants in school, community and office-based settings. 
  • Assisting in outreach and marketing of available programming, development of relationships with stakeholders and referring parties. 
  • Actively participating in health and resource fairs, community coalition meetings, and other events with the goal of disseminating information about prevention and contributing to the reduction or elimination of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among community members.
  • Responding to calls to CFF’s Prevention Warmline.
  • Meeting required benchmarks for outputs and outcomes and documenting prevention activities in accordance with requirements set by the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP).  

Essential Requirements:

  • Be a young adult (18 – 25 years old) with experience overcoming substance use.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Have life experience which contributes to a diverse understanding of the pressures youth experience related to substance use and of the risk and protective factors that influence young peoples’ decision to engage in or resist substance use.
  • Substantial local travel in your own vehicle to off site locations as required by caseload or training requirements.
  • Varied work schedule, evening and weekends may be required based on caseload and/or training. 

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive Salary range between $28-32,000
  • Medical Benefits offered after 60 days of employment, 3 plan options offered by IBC; Dental Benefits after 60 days of employment, 2 plan options offered by SunLife
  • Long Term Disability and $50,000 Life Insurance Policy provided by CFF 
  • 401K plan with company match and profit share 
  • 9 Holidays and 17 days of Paid Time Off
  • Annual Salary Increase and Bonus
  • Expense reimbursement for travel and training 

CFF is a Drug Free and Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Peer Prevention Specialist – Parent Support Partner

Broomall, PA

Child & Family Focus, Inc. (CFF) is seeking a Peer Prevention Specialist for their Drug & Alcohol Prevention Program in Delaware County, PA.  CFF’s comprehensive prevention programming will focus on the prevention needs of children, youth, young adults and their family members.  

  • Are you a parent or primary caregiver who has supported a youth or young adult in taking steps towards recovery from substance use?  Would you like to use your own experience to connect with others while providing drug & alcohol prevention education to youth, young adults their family members and the community at large?

If so, please submit a RESUME and COVER LETTER that answers the following questions (Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered):

  • Share (within your comfort level) a few sentences about your experience of raising a youth or young adult who has experienced challenges related to substance use.
  • Tell us about the actions you took to support the young person in taking steps towards recovery such as assisting the young person in accessing treatment or navigating legal or other systems.
  • Tell us how you have shared your story or experience with others and what impact this has had on you and them.
  • Share why you want to work as a Peer Prevention Specialist and tell us about a few of the qualities you possess that would make you a strong candidate for this role. 

The Prevention Specialist will be responsible for:

  • Delivering selected Evidenced Based Prevention Programs including, but not limited to Project SUCCESS, Project ALERT, Life Skills Training, and Strong African American Families to participants in school, community and office-based settings. 
  • Assisting in outreach and marketing of available programming, development of relationships with stakeholders and referring parties. 
  • Actively participating in health and resource fairs, community coalition meetings, and other events with the goal of disseminating information about prevention and contributing to the reduction or elimination of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among community members.
  • Responding to calls to CFF’s Prevention Warmline.
  • Meeting required benchmarks for outputs and outcomes and documenting prevention activities in accordance with requirements set by the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP).  

Key Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Contribute to a strengths-based culture of service delivery tailored to the needs of the Delaware County community.
  • Work cooperatively with CFF’s Prevention Team which is comprised of the Program Director, Supervisor of Drug & Alcohol Prevention Services, other Prevention Specialists and Peer Prevention Specialists. 
  • Build and maintain relationships with community stakeholders through active outreach and collaboration.
  • Assist in marketing available prevention programming through phone and in-person outreach, as well as regular participation in community coalitions and committees.
  • Assist in securing sites and identifying participants for selected evidenced based programs.
  • Complete necessary trainings required to maintain compliance with DDAP regulations and certification to deliver selected evidenced based programming.
  • Meet program outputs requirements identified through our contract with the Delaware County SCA are met.
  • Deliver of evidenced-based programming, community trainings, and other speaking engagements.
  • Provide technical assistance to community partners including schools, treatment centers, clinics, and grassroots organizations.
  • Assist in developing and disseminating newsletter, flyer, brochures, and electronic/social media content.
  • Attend health fairs and participate in other information dissemination efforts throughout the community.
  • Provide in-service on alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention to staff within CFF.

Essential Requirements: 

  • Be the parent or primary caregiver who has supported a young person with challenges related to substance use in seeking recovery. 
  • Have life experience which contributes to a diverse understanding of the challenges families raising young people who are using drugs, alcohol, and/or other substances experience and of the risk and protective factors that influence young peoples’ decision to engage in or resist substance use.  
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Substantial local travel in your own vehicle to off site locations as required by caseload or training requirements.
  • Varied work schedule, evening and weekends may be required based on caseload and/or training. 

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive Salary range between $29-34,000
  • Medical Benefits offered after 60 days of employment, 3 plan options offered by IBC; Dental Benefits after 60 days of employment, 2 plan options offered by SunLife
  • Long Term Disability and $50,000 Life Insurance Policy provided by CFF 
  • 401K plan with company match and profit share 
  • 9 Holidays and 17 days of Paid Time Off
  • Annual Salary Increase and Bonus
  • Expense reimbursement for travel and training 

CFF is a Drug Free and Equal Opportunity Employer 

 

Please call 610-650-7750 or email hr@childandfamilyfocus.org for further information.

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