Career Opportunities

Below is a list of the current openings, along with the date each item was posted. Please contact the individual indicated within the advertisement for more information about the position. If you have opportunities to post or encounter problems with the links, send a message to

Permanency Services Specialist

Posting Date: 6/22/2018

SWAN- Permanency & Adoption Services

Position Overview

The Permanency Services Specialist is responsible for provision of quality units of service, appropriately utilizing the SWAN portal, effectively communicating with SWAN staff members, county children & youth workers, and related child welfare service agencies, and associated duties. The Permanency Services Specialist is under the authority of the Vice President of Southeast Programs. Supervision is provided by the Permanency Services Coordinator.

Principal Qualifications and Skills

The Permanency Services Specialist shall be a mature individual with an ability to adapt to the philosophies of VYH, ILP, and SWAN. She/he shall possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Services or related field. She/he will possess excellent writing and youth work skills, an ability to engage a diverse population of youth, experience completing SWAN units of services, as well as a valid driver’s license and good driving record. She/he shall have experience working with at-risk youth and will have knowledge of the substitute care system. The Permanency Services Specialist will possess sound judgement and knowledge of adolescent development. She/he has never been convicted of any child abuse offense and shall possess or obtain required clearances. The candidate’s race, gender, religion, or state of physical disability will not be considered when hiring for this position.


Grade 4, Class P
Benefits: Medical, hospital, dental, life insurance, prescription drug, and disability insurance, holiday, sick leave, and vacation (for full time only)

How To Apply

Email Resume To:
Amanda Findlay
Frank Taddie

Silver Springs Martin Luther School
Full time Case Worker

Posting Date: 6/4/2018
Job Description:

Silver Springs – Martin Luther School was founded in 1859 in Philadelphia as an orphanage. Located today in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, Silver Springs promotes trauma recovery and family reunification in a nurturing and healing environment with a quality educational program. We provide Foster Family Care services for children from Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, Philadelphia, and Northern Chester counties.
Silver Springs - Martin Luther School is seeking a full-time Caseworker for its Family Foster Care Program.
The case worker is responsible for providing services to foster children, treatment families, and legal families in order to ensure safety, permanency and well-being for the children served; to work toward remediation of behavior ; coordinating work within the program, complying with operating policies and procedures established for the assigned function.
This position is located at our Plymouth Meeting office, but will handle cases in Philadelphia.

Job Requirements:

Experience with crisis intervention and trauma recovery principles preferred. MSW/MA in Human Services or BA in Human Services plus 3 years of experience Valid driver’s license.

How To Apply

Apply online at: Online Application

JusticeWorks - Full and Part-Time Positions

Posting Date: 2/5/2018
Position Overview

Are you interested in being part of one of the fastest growing companies in Pittsburgh as awarded by the Pittsburgh Business Times for the 9th year? Are you passionate about being part of a great team to help youth in our communities? Do you have a winning personality and attitude? If so, JusticeWorks is the place for you! JusticeWorks is a growing company and we regularly expand our programs and add new locations. Our current locations include multiple counties in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Florida, and most recently we have moved into Ohio. We are a team who exemplify our ‘whatever it takes’ philosophy and commitment to excellence. JusticeWorks is a supportive employer offering competitive salary and benefits. We are a drug free work place and an Equal Opportunity Employer with a diverse, culturally competent staff. JusticeWorks is an in-home social services provider working with at-risk youth and their families. We currently have numerous full and part-time positions available.

How To Apply

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KidsPeace is Hiring!

Posting Date: 2/19/2018

Founded in 1882, KidsPeace is a private charity dedicated to serving the behavioral and mental health needs of children, families and communities. KidsPeace’s services include a unique psychiatric hospital, a comprehensive range of residential treatment programs, accredited educational services and a variety of foster care and community programs. As a KidsPeace associate, you can help make a difference in the lives of children and families.”

KidsPeace is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer supporting workforce diversity.

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Bair Foundation

Posting Date: 3/19/2018

The Bair Foundation, a leading foster/kinship care agency, is in search of candidates for an INTAKE COORDINATOR in or around the Penn Hills area - Pittsburgh, PA. We are looking for individuals with knowledge and passion working with at-risk youth and families.

The Bair Foundation offers great advantages!
  • Over 3 weeks PTO within the 1st year

  • 12 PAID Holidays

  • Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Flexible Scheduling

  • Mileage Reimbursement

  • Training and Education Assistance

  • 401K Traditional and ROTH IRA

Job Overview:

To direct the recruitment, training, support, and retention of foster/kinship families through facilitating the provision of a safe, secure and nurturing living experience. This can include:

  • The Intake Coordinators are responsible for successfully completing requirements to meet the office goals.
  • Directs the recruitment, training, support, and retention of foster families according to state regulations, Counsel on Accreditation, and policies and procedures of The Bair Foundation.
  • Makes determinations regarding the approval or rejection of foster/kinship home applicants.
  • Schedules and conducts the preliminary home study of prospective foster /kinship parents.
  • Communicate with referring agencies to ensure customer satisfaction and develop future referrals.
  • Matches referred children to foster families and coordinates placement activities.
  • Performs or arranges for foster home care recertification as required by state regulations.

Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field and two years of child welfare experience.

How To Apply

See our website for more information:

Hoffman Homes for Youth

Posting Date: 4/02/2018

Hoffman Homes for Youth (HHY) is a private, non-profit, psychiatric residential treatment facility for emotionally and behaviorally troubled children located just outside Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Creative therapies (Pet, Music, Horsemanship, and Art) are utilized as alternative methods of building healthy emotional connections. An on-site, private academic school, The Hoffman Academy, allows for an attentive educational program combined with a therapeutic component.


Hoffman Homes for Youth (HHY) is seeking applicants for the Director of Education within Hoffman Academy. The chosen candidate will provide leadership for the planning, financing, operation and evaluation for the highest quality Special Education and Alternative programs. This person will serve as the VP of Education on the HHY Management Team and will report to the CEO.

Minimum Required Qualifications:
  • A Pennsylvania teaching certificate in an area of special education.

  • The ability to obtain 3 letters of reference from previous employers stating previous experience in educational administration, supervisory, teaching and other educational activities, indicating the location and length of service for each.

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Administrator Certification or Supervisor of Special Education Certification in accordance with PA Board Regulations.

  • Master’s Degree in an education-related field

  • Five (5) years of experience in a variety of positions that could include public schools, colleges, or universities; including at least three (3) years as an educator in the Special Education of exceptional children, as an administrator, psychologist, supervisor, or teacher.

  • Administer day-to-day operations of the education programs.

  • Act as liaison with the PA Department of Education to assure successful operation of a private academic school program.

  • Work with school districts and other appropriate agencies to assure a coordinated and effective education program for exceptional children in compliance with Federal, State, and Local legislation as well as court decisions related to the education of exceptional students at private academic schools.

  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate all professional and non-certified education staff.

  • Administer the purchase of essential supplies and equipment for the education program.

  • Work with the CFO and CEO on the administration, development, and management of the education program budget.

  • Maintain student records and the preparation of all reports as required by the PA State Board and CEO.

  • Maintain proper relationships with parents and guardians regarding their child’s education program.

  • Make decisions consistent with the mission and core values of Hoffman Homes for Youth and establishes effective communication and positive relationships with other departments and employees within the Hoffman Homes organizational structure.

  • Represent the education program at pertinent local, state, and national meetings on exceptional children when feasible and consistent with time and financial resources available.

Benefits include
  • Paid Time Off

  • 403(b) Retirement Account

  • Paid Funeral Leave

  • Medical

  • Prescription Plan

  • Dental

  • Vision

Salary is negotiable based on qualifications and experience. All other benefits and conditions of employment in accordance with current Hoffman Homes policies and procedures.

Hoffman Homes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Applicants can email a resume to the attention of Human Resources
By Mail:
815 Orphanage Rd., Littlestown, PA 17340
Fax: 717-359-2600
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Devereux Adv. Behavioral Health Ctr

Posting Date: 4/02/2018

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. We were founded in 1912 by special education pioneer, Helena Devereux. Today, Devereux is a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.

Our Mission: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

We employ more than 7,000 staff and operate 15 centers in 13 states. We offer a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their families every year.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive health and wellness program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Our health and wellness programs include medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer generous time-off policies and a 403(b) retirement plan, along with voluntary/employee paid vision, supplemental life and accident coverage to full-time employees.

Position Requirements
  • Master’s Degree required in Special Education, Psychology, or a related field; Doctoral Degree preferred.

  • Certified PA Principal certification or Supervisor of Special Education certification (PDE approved) or eligible for certification.

  • BCBA or BCBA-D certification preferred (or enrolled in a BCBA program).

  • Experience using applied behavior analysis instructional strategies and positive behavior support. Strong understanding of evidence-based practice in autism services, ABA and educational processes.
  • Minimum five (5) years working with individuals with autism in a setting that utilized ABA and PBIS principles.
  • Minimum five (5) years supervising other professionals (teachers, clinicians, and/or other administrators).
  • Excellent leadership skills-ability to facilitate and run meetings.
How To Apply

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