Director of Intensive Prevention Services (IPS): Diversified Community Services

Posted May 10th, 2017 at 10:28 am.


Position OverviewIntensive Prevention Services is a prevention-oriented service, one in a continuum, supported by the Philadelphia Department of Human Services. The purpose is to promote pro-social behavior for at-risk youth by providing a comprehensive set of services. The IPS Director will oversee the delivery of counseling and social services to the entire cohort of approximately 50 youth and their respective families.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide day to day supervision of IPS team consisting of MSW and BSW personnel.
  • Provide supervision to AmeriCorps Volunteers and other interns with program.
  • Establish social work protocols including schedule of supervisory sessions individually and as a group.
  • In conjunction with other agency administrative and executive staff, develop the program content and schedule to ensure that youth receive the services needed.
  • Conduct outreach to develop and strengthen relationships with other service providers to ensure that youth are involved in needed services.
  • Communicate IPS needs to other administrative/executive staff of agencies.
  • Submit weekly case updates for IPS teams to supervisor.
  • Collect and submit staff timesheets and other financial forms to appropriate administrative staff.
  • Assist and facilitate staff meetings; participate in other relevant agency and external meetings.
  • Train and mentor new staff.
  • Other duties as required.

Other Skills:

Computer Skills: Solid knowledge of MS Office including WORD, EXEL, PowerPoint.

Other related skills: The ability to communicate with all levels of the organization and with outside vendors and legal counsel is essential. This position also requires a solid, self-directed individual who can excel both independently and as a team player in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. Candidates must be able to complete tasks according to accepted levels of quality. Must have demonstrat4ed ability to work well under pressure. Experience in a growing entrepreneurial company is preferred.

How To Apply

Please forward your resume and cover letter to the following:

Patricia McClay

HR Manager

215-336-5505 X339 (P)

215-336-5527 (F)

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Medical and Dental Benefits

Tuition Reimbursement

403B Match

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master’s degree

Filed under: Management Level by Margie DuBrow

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