Employment Opportunities

​Do you dream of making a difference in the lives of older adults and their families?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case Manager/Community Engagement Specialist:

SOWN seeks a Case Manager/Community Engagement Specialist (CM/CES) to provide services for SOWN’s GrandFamily Resource Center (GFRC), a one stop-shop for grandparents raising grandchildren who are in need of support and resources. GFRC programs take a wholistic, trauma-informed approach to offer grandparent-headed families mental health support, educational tools, and community resources. The CM/CES will work closely with the GFRC Coordinator to support clients with referrals to community services and resources, and provide other relevant information to support the families’ needs. S/he will participate in community outreach and recruitment, and serve as a point of contact to connect grandparents with other programs. S/he will have demonstrated experience working with parenting adults and/or older adults in an urban setting using a trauma-informed, culturally and linguistically sensitive approach. S/he will hold at minimum a bachelor’s degree, preferably in social work or related field and have a minimum of two years’ experience in social services. While no vehicle is required for this position, it will require the ability to travel throughout Philadelphia. 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.

 

The CM/CES will:

  • Work closely with the GFRC Coordinator to assess clients physical and mental wellness, family needs, preferences, and abilities

  • Listen to clients’ concerns and coordinate referrals as needed to mental health, physical health, housing, financial, legal, and educational services, and other community services as appropriate

  • Follow up with clients to ensure services and supports have been accessed; problem-solve any concerns/issues

  • Develop and maintain relationships within targeted Philadelphia neighborhoods to build interest about SOWN’s GFRC programs 

  • Engage in outreach to community organizations, schools, aging service programs and other educational/human service programs to enroll families in program 

  • Collaborate with the GFRC Coordinator to:

    • Implement community-based workshop sessions, as needed, that help grandparents build caregiving skills to support their grandchildren 

    • Develop, coordinate, facilitate interactive special family events that strengthen grandfamilies’ development and growth 

    • Recruit volunteer professionals to coach grandparents in the program’s special topic workshops  

 

Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build trusting and effective relationships with families

  • Effective planning and organizing

  • Collaboration and problem-solving

  • Ability to build rapport with program participants and in the community 

  • Excellent trauma-informed, culturally sensitive communication skills  

  • Able to work interdependently, demonstrating good judgment and ability to prioritize 

  • Responsive communication, both written and oral - proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and database system) 

EOE

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

The Supportive Older Women's Network (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.

 

Apply by October 14, 2022. Please email info@sown.org with a resume and letter of interest.

 
 
 
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