The Health Federation of Philadelphia received funding from the Children’s Bureau to develop and lead a collaborative effort involving the City of Philadelphia Departments of Human Services and Behavioral Health and the Family Division of the Philadelphia Court.
The purpose of the Regional Partnership is to increase child, parent and family-well-being for children birth to five who are in out-of-home placement and affected by parental substance use. The project will test the efficacy of integrating Child-Parent Psychotherapy, an evidence and relationship based treatment model, with a unique “one-stop-shopping” program, the Achieving Reunification Center (ARC). Additionally, the project will work to improve the overall system of services for young children affected by parental substance abuse by strengthening existing partnerships and interagency collaborations and expanding cross-system training.
The CPP Specialist will be trained in the CPP model and will be responsible for providing all assessments, intervention and referral services to eligible families
Duties and Responsibilities:
The CPP Specialist will be supervised by the Program Manager. The position of CPP Specialist will be responsible for providing direct services to participants of the project.
• Responsible for building relationships with and providing full psycho-social trauma informed assessment to participants
• Develop goal-directed service plans; keep appropriate documentation including progress notes and outcomes and service log.
• Carry a caseload of 16 - 20 families per year
• Provide CPP to families in the program at the ARC, foster care agencies and/or in their homes
• Provide appropriate referrals for trauma treatment when indicated to control group participants
• Provide follow-up to re-engage clients who fail to appear for appointments or drop out of treatment
• Assist with coordination of all baseline and follow-up assessments necessary for compliance
• Collaborate and communicate effectively with the ARC team to ensure family’s needs are being met
• Collaborate with other institutions where families are referred for trauma related issues
• Prepare and provide supervisor with all required statistical and narrative reports in a timely manner and actively participate in reflective supervision
• Comply with all data collection and report submission deadlines required by funder
• Maintain ongoing positive working relationships with referring agency personnel.
• Attend monthly case consultation meetings
• Attend and participate in all staff meetings.
• Participate in in-service training, group facilitation and other appropriate training and educational programs.
• Represent organization/program at meetings, coalitions etc.
• Other duties as assigned