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Employment Opportunities

Position Name: Social Worker  

Reports To: Director of Programs 

Status: Part Time, Permanent, Exempt 
Standard Hours/week: 20 

Location: Philadelphia, PA  


Essential Functions

The Social Worker is a direct service position.  The primary responsibilities are coordinating and providing regular facilitation for community-based and telephone support groups, and working on special projects related to the provision of direct services.   They are the primary contact person for these groups.  Additional responsibilities include outreach for clients, intake, case management, follow-up consultation, and leadership training. The Social Worker will implement our peer-driven group model using a trauma-informed, culturally sensitive lens.  This is a job-share position, requiring collaboration with another SOWN Social Worker. This position is scheduled during SOWN’s standard operating hours, Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM, with occasional evenings and weekends. SOWN provides a hybrid work model and an employee benefits package. 


Support Groups 

  • Plans and develops group session material. 

  • Conducts community-based outreach to recruit clients. 

  • Coordinates the logistics to implement community-based and telephone support groups. 

  • Facilitates community-based support groups at varied locations in the Philadelphia area and telephone support groups according to SOWN’s program design. 

  • Provides training and support for volunteer facilitators and peer-leaders. 

  • Maintains integrity of client record database.  

  • Monitors the attendance and involvement of all group participants. 

  • Provides case management for clients when needed. 

  • Works with the Director of Programs and Direct Service team to implement varied service projects and completes the assigned responsibilities. 



  • Participates in planning, coordinating and conducting SOWN’s facilitation training sessions for volunteers and peer-leaders. 

  • Administers an evaluation tool. 



  •  Identifies varied community agencies for client recruitment and group site locations. 

  • Participates in community events and conferences to promote SOWN’s services. 

  • Attends regular group facilitator staff meetings. 



  • Attends staff meetings. 

  • Assists in fundraising events as assigned. 

  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor as need arises. 


General Requirements

  • Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a minimum of 3 years’ experience. 

  • Experience in group work.  Knowledge of group process strengths and challenges. 

  • Preferred knowledge of the aging population and services. 

  • Ability to interact with varied stakeholders and staff in community settings. 

  • Excellent communication skills in diverse contexts. 

  • Availability to travel within Philadelphia 



  • Salary range: $32,000 - $37,000 annually


SOWN embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. 


SOWN at a Glance 

SOWN was founded in 1984 and was a pioneer in recognizing the critical link between the emotional well-being of older women and their physical health. SOWN strengthens community support networks, reduces social isolation, and improves the well-being of older adults, especially women and their families. SOWN’s organizational model is one of teamwork, collaboration and the integration of varied points of view for quality service. The team works a hybrid schedule.  


Resumes along with a cover letter will be accepted until EOD on November 27, 2023. Email

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