Violence Prevention Specialist - 23107

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

LOC_ROBERTS-Roberts Ctr Pediatric Research Req ID: 76824

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The VPS will be either an experienced bachelors’ or masters’ prepared social worker with training in trauma-informed care.  The VPS will conduct intake assessments with each youth and work with youth and their caregivers to identify goals that inform case management services and therapeutic goals.  He/She will assist with connecting youth to community resources and navigation to services such as medical follow-up, transition back to school, housing, substance abuse or mental health treatment, recreation, legal services, after-school program referral, job training and placement, and parenting education and support.  The VPS will work with youth and their families until the mutually agreed upon goals have been met, typically within about 3-6 months of injury.  The VPS responsibilities will include regular contact with youth and timely documentation of phone and face to face client encounters into applicable database.  The VPS will receive extensive trauma training, and be able to apply this framework when providing services to families.

Job Responsibilities

Provide Case Management Services

  • Provide case management services to youth and families including connection to community resources, medical follow-ups, substance abuse or mental health treatment, school transitions / transfers / programs, housing, recreation, legal services / support, job training / placement and parenting education / support
  • Conduct consent processes and client intakes to identify service goals
  • Complete documentation and data entry including intake and encounter / consent forms
  • Collaborate with health and human service professionals and community agencies in order to ensure compliance and comprehensive treatment to clients and families
  • Maintain regular participant interaction and contact including program meetings, court hearings, school visits, psychiatric evaluations, and client therapy sessions.
  • Arrange client transportation to attend services


Provide Therapy

  • Practice a trauma-informed approach in client interactions, both individually and in groups
  • Provide certified Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) and/or Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) treatment to clients and families
  • Facilitate psychoeducational client support groups


Participate in Related Program Activities

  • Maintain relationships with and present programs to internal and external audiences
  • Stay current on local activities to leverage program activities
  • Participate in regular team meetings and case reviews
  • Identify barriers and contribute to initiatives to improve service delivery
  • Work with supervisor to refine program materials and procedures as needed
  • Participate in research projects associated with the VIP program
  • Other duties as assigned
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
DRL - Driver's License
Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree


Required Experience:

·Three (3) years of social work related experience

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Master’s degree


Preferred Experience:

·Three (3) years of experience in a healthcare related environment

  • Previous Experience working with children and diverse populations


Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations:  Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Additional Technical Requirements
  • Basic proficiency with data management systems.
  • Basic knowledge of trauma-informed care.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent critical thinking / problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism
  • Ability to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels

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.

Children's 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 Children's 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.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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