Friday, October 24, 2014

PathWays PA Job Openings

Job openings as of October 22, 2014.

To submit your resume online, click here. Please remember to indicate the position you’re applying for with your resume.

Life Skills Counselor (Delaware County)

The Chester TLP Life Skill Counselor will have a BSW or a Bachelors degree in a related field with at least two years experience providing direct services to individuals and/or families. The Life Skills Counselor will be responsible for delivering direct face to face services to clients both in an in home setting as well as in the office and/or commercial/community space. The Life Skills Coordinator will provide weekly self esteem groups and life skills enhancement groups as well as weekly individual case management sessions. The Life Skills Counselor will attend appointments with clients sporadically as needed or as directed. The life skills counselor must be available by cell phone at all times and be available to work weekends and evenings as necessary. This is a full time, exempt position. Please email or fax resumes to: 610-328-2807, attention: CL/LD/LIFE. EOE

Student Coordinator

PathWays PA. This position will be responsible for: coordinating intake assessment, testing for determination of placement, data entry, student orientations, substitute teaching, and communications. Bachelor’s degree and strong communications and customer service skills required. Please email or fax your resume to: Attention: LD/LK at 610-328-2807. EOE

Childcare Educator (Delaware County)

PathWays PA is seeking a Childcare Educator for our Child Learning Center at Delaware County Group home. Must have knowledge of early childhood development and ability to nurture and promote positive growth in pre-school age children. Candidates must have either a Child Development Associates Degree or 6 college credits in early childhood education. We are looking for two part time positions from 7am to 11am and from 3pm to 7pm. Independent travel needed. Please email or fax resume to: 610-328-2807, attention: LD/CFF, subject line: Childcare Educator and indicate which shift you are interested in. EOE

Manager of Workforce Development

PathWays PA is currently hiring a full time Program Manager to oversee multiple workforce development initiatives in Southeastern PA. The Manager of Workforce Development will work closely with the Vice President of Workforce Development and Self Sufficiency to implement programs that help adult clients develop the skills and credentials necessary to secure and sustain employment and/or advance in their careers. This position will assist with all aspects of program management including: program design, implementation, evaluation, data collection, instructor recruitment, participant success and funder satisfaction. He/she must possess excellent communication, strong computer skills including advanced knowledge of Excel and other project tracking applications; strong organizational skills. Knowledge of healthcare industry, healthcare certification programs, adult education, and /or Veterans issues a plus. Bachelor’s Degree and relevant work experience required. Please email or fax cover letter and resume to 610-328-2807, attention: LD/LK, with the subject line “Manager of Workforce Development”. PathWays PA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Veterans Navigator (Delaware County)

PathWays PA is seeking a full time Veterans Navigator for a new regional Veterans services initiative based in Delaware County, PA. The Navigator will help connect local Veterans with state, federal, and community resources necessary for securing employment and building financial stability. The Navigator will serve as a primary point of contact to help Veterans prepare for employment, access supportive services, and navigate education systems.unity outreach. He or she must be a “team-player” with a passion for direct service and experience with workforce development. The Navigator must be an excellent communicator with strong problem solving skills, time management skills, and a working knowledge of Veterans issues. Veterans preferred. Bachelor’s Degree required. Please email or fax resumes and cover letters to LD/VA at 610-328-2807 EOE

Supervisor of Residential Advisors (Delaware County)

The Supervisor of Residential Advisors shall be a mature individual who has the ability to identify with and adapt to the goals and philosophies of the program. They shall possess the skills to teach parenting and problem solving techniques to mothers. They shall act as a role model to mothers and children and shall possess the knowledge necessary to interact in a supportive, non-punitive, and non-judgmental manner. Previous experience in a supervisory position preferred. Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field and supervisory experience in a residential setting strongly preferred. Valid driver’s license is required. Please email or fax resumes and cover letters to 610-328-2807, attn: JL/CFF EOE

Instructor/Coordinator for After School Program- Part-Time (Delaware County)

PathWays PA is currently recruiting an Instructor/Coordinator for a year-round program for low-income high school students. The candidate will provide mentoring and academic support to students throughout the school year. Responsibilities include program planning, case management, workshop facilitation, creative problem solving, and program reporting. The ideal candidate is creative, flexible, mature, responsible, has a passion for working with youth. Bachelor’s degree required. This is a part time position, approximately 10 hours per week. Perfect for graduate student seeking some experience and income to supplement their studies. Interested applicants should email or fax cover letter and resume to: 610-328-2807, attention: LK/After School Program. EOE

Project Peace Case Manager

PathWays PA is seeking a Case Manager for our Project Peace Program. Project Peace engages pregnant adolescents and teen moms in community-based parenting, job-readiness, education and life skills activities designed to teach self-sufficiency and positive child rearing. Provide case management, life skills training, monitoring of children’s health care, and referrals for appropriate resources to clients. BSW or similar field required. Please email or fax cover letter and resume to 610-328-2807, attn: RT/PPCM EOE

Adult Teacher- Part-Time (Delaware County)

PathWays PA is recruiting for a teacher for adult education (ABE/GED). Teachers needed for AM and afternoon classes in Delaware County. Pay is competitive. INSTRUCTOR MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH ADULTS AND WITH TEACHING ABE/GED. A Bachelor’s degree is a minimum requirement. Perfect for graduate student seeking some experience and income to supplement their studies. Please email or fax resumes to 610-328-2807, attention: LD/MD, with the subject line “Part-Time Adult Teacher – Delaware County.” EOE

Adopt-a-Family Volunteers Needed

The annual Adopt-a-Family program provides the opportunity for the families PathWays PA serves to have their children experience the many joys of the holiday season that they otherwise may not have been able to afford. For many of our families this is the first time their children, regardless of their age, have experienced the joy of opening a present.

Thanks to the generous contributions of local donors and volunteers, families have been able to create their own special holiday memories over the years. Each year more than 200 families, and more than 500 children get to open gifts specially selected just for them!

The program is a source of happiness, love and satisfaction for all involved. With your help, this year’s Adopt-a-Family program will be another huge success and will bring many smiles to the children’s faces! We invite you to be a part of our team and deeply appreciate your willingness to donate your time and expertise to make the holiday season a joyous occasion for all.

We are currently seeking volunteers to help out in the following areas:

1) Adopt-a-Family Administrative Assistant

Responsibilities
1. Answer phones, take messages and return calls to donors
2. Answer questions about donor drop off days and times and what family is assigned to donor
3. Record donations
4. Send thank you letters & cards

Requirements:
1. Basic knowledge of computer and data entry
2. Pleasant manner, patience, problem-solving ability

Time Commitment
November 1st 2014 to December 30th 2014. Three days a week 10:00am -2:00pm

Training will be provided

2) Adopt-a-Family Gift Wrapper

Responsibilities:
1. Wrap gifts
2. Bundle and label bags of gifts

Requirements:
Pleasant manner, patience, organizing skills

Time Commitment
December 1st 2014 to December 17th 2014. Three days a week 11:00am – 3:00pm

Gift wrapping experience preferred
Training will be provided

3) Adopt-a-Family Package Handler

Responsibilities:
1. Greet Adopt A Family donors dropping off packages
2. Lift at least 25 lbs.
3. Climb stairs
4. Take packages to designated area

Requirements:
Pleasant manner, patience, organizing skills

Time Commitment
December 1st 2014 to December 12th 2014. Three days a week 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

To find out more information and to volunteer contact Nicole at (610) 543-5022.

Development and Communication Internship (Unpaid)

What You Will Learn:
Within this position, the intern will hone writing, relationship-building, event planning, public relations and community relations skills. The intern will be able to enhance his/her resourcefulness while learning how to deliver results and meet goals within strict budgets and timelines; track media placements; and coordinate donor efforts. This opportunity will also allow the intern to fully grasp the integral part development plays within a non-profit agency while meeting key figures in our community. The Development & Communications internship position is a great opportunity for anyone interested in a career in public relations, marketing, event planning or development.

The candidate must be punctual and be able to work within strict deadlines. Excellent writing skills and multitasking abilities are key. Interested students should be enrolled in communications, marketing, journalism, public relations or related undergraduate programs. Interested students should email their resumes, or contact Fran Franchi at 610-543-5022 x 205

Self-Sufficiency Internship (Unpaid)

PathWays PA’s innovative programing that promotes economic well-being in low-income families seeks a Graduate level Intern in Marketing or Business to engage the community in the Agency’s work through online and Social Media coordination.
Candidates will have demonstrated ability and previous experience in managing social media programs, and strong skills in both written and verbal communication. Services to be supported and promoted will be in the Workforce Development field — crucial to client sustainability and self-sufficiency. Major outreach will relate to programs providing comprehensive support and workforce assistance to Veterans and to healthcare workers, some with and some without employment, seeking to engage them in certification training enabling them to raise from entry level wages to levels permitting living wage earnings and above.

Engagement in this project will afford the Intern multiple opportunities:
• Participate on the inside of a vibrant and accredited agency providing self-sufficiency and child and family advocacy programs and services.
• Engage and perform in a meaningful real-world social media and program information dissemination placement.
• Bring classroom learning to bear in the advancement of an active social initiative.
• Contribute meaningful service to needy and underserved populations

Graduate level education participation, or strong equivalency required — no exceptions.
Please email or fax resumes to 610-328-2807, attention: JL/LK/NS, with the subject line “Workforce Intern”. EOE

Front Desk Receptionist (Volunteer Positions) – Holmes, PA

PathWays PA, a non-profit social service agency, is seeking volunteers to help us cover our front desk in Holmes, PA (Delaware County). Our agency helps low income women and children achieve self sufficiency through a variety of programs and educational classes. Public transportation is easily accessible. Answer phones, greet those that come in, help with copies and other light office work. Hours needing coverage are Monday – Friday – varying hours. Great office experience for someone out of school, between jobs, or perhaps retired and would like to help out in some way. Background checks are required for all volunteers.
Please email or fax your resume to 610-328-2807, attention: JL/TD, with the subject line “Front Desk Receptionist.” EOE

PathWays PA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Click here to read our nondiscrimination statement or click here to read our privacy policy.

New Policy Brief Shows Highest Number Ever of Homeless Students in United States

The People's Emergency Center has issued a new policy brief based on reports from the National Center for Homeless Education, the United States General Accounting Office, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education showing that the number of children and youth experiencing homelessness has now exceeded 1.26 million.

Some of the other findings include:

  • In 2013 19,459 children and youth in Pennsylvania experienced homelessness.
  • The number of homeless students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade increased nationally by 8% between 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years.
  • Most homeless students are living doubled up with other families, not in shelters or in the outdoors.

Read the full report here.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Homeless Memorial Day is December 18

Project HOME is beginning to collect names of the homeless who have passed away and will be remembered this year.

Please start collecting those names, and pass them, along with all helpful information, to Kaitlyn Snyder at kaitlynsnyder@projecthome.org or 215-232-7272, ext. 3031.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October is National Work and Family Month!

Celebrate National Work and Family Month with a Facebook chat about the need for paid family and medical leave this Thursday, 10/23 from 1-2 pm.

The chat will be co-hosted by the National Partnership for Women & Families, MomsRising, CLASP, Family Values @ Work, and Working Mother magazine, on behalf of the FAMILY Act coalition.

Join the conversation here.

#WeTweet Wednesday: Send a Message to Congress with a New Site

From our friends at the National Partnership for Women & Families:
Nearly every member of Congress uses Twitter (and most candidates do too). That is why the National Partnership for Women & Families has created this new tool and website – www.WEtweet.org – which offers an easy way to find and tweet at elected officials and those running for office.

Visit www.WEtweet.org, pick the issue that matters most to you, enter your zip code, and then send tweets directed at your members of Congress and candidates. 
Please join on us on Wednesday, October 22nd, on what we’re calling “WEtweet Wednesday,” in an exciting day of action!

Together we can send a clear message to those who seek to represent us: Women matter. Women’s equality matters. #WEmatter.

Check out the site and see how easy it is to tweet your support for fair pay, paid family and medical leave, paid sick days and other issues that matter to women and families. We hope you will share this exciting new tool with your friends, families and neighbors and join the “WEtweet Wednesday” day of action. Together, we’ll make sure that Congress takes notice (and candidates too)!
Please note: Use of this site is for nonpartisan purposes only.