Diversified Community Services

Diversified Community Services

IPS Assistant Director

Position Overview

Intensive Prevention Services is a prevention-oriented service, one in a continuum, supported
by the Philadelphia Department of Human Services. The purpose of the program 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, case management and social services to the
entire cohort of approximately 50 youth and their respective families.

Key Responsibilities

Provide day to day leadership and supervision of IPS team consisting of Master’s and
Bachelor’s Level personnel.
Responsible for providing guidance to the team and the oversight of daily operations.
Establish social work protocols that meet DCS and DHS performance standards in the
provision of quality services that meet the diverse needs of IPS youth and their families.
Collaborate with other agency partners (Juvenile Justice Center (JJC), Department of
Human Services, (DHS), Family Court, District Attorney’s Office and Youth Advocacy
Project, (YAP) to establish and coordinate intervention planning in order to achieve best
outcomes for youth.
Develop and strengthen relationships with various community providers to ensure that
youth are meeting their social, emotional and behavioral needs and that linkages are
made to necessary resources as identified by service plans.
Conduct reflective bi-weekly individual and team supervision meetings and ensure
services are delivered from a Two-Generational, trauma-oriented approach, strengths-
based approach.
Schedule and participate in monthly case consultation meetings with JJC Liaison.
Supervise and partner with the IPS Site Based Coordinator in the planning and
development of all programming activities, including curriculum evaluation, consultant
contracts, outreach and enrollment and program, curriculum, snack and transportation
calendars.
Maintain ongoing communications with existing referral partners and develop a Strategic
Outreach Plan in order to increase enrollment, recruit new referral partners and promote
IPS programming throughout service area.
Management of budget, staff timesheets, invoicing and other financial forms to
appropriate administrative staff.
Facilitate monthly staff meetings, attend quarterly IPS Leadership Meetings and
participate in other relevant agency and external meetings.
Provide new staff with orientation and training to DCS policies and procedures in order
to ensure effective onboarding.
Function as the assigned Field Instructor and provide supervision and guidance for
student interns seeking practice experience.
Other duties as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V.
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Other related skills: The ability to communicate with all levels of the organization and with
other service providers is essential.

Minimum Education and Experience

MSW or Masters in Behavioral Health or related field. Three to five years of supervisory,
managerial and leadership experience involving a mix of Master and Bachelor level staff. Must
possess at least 3 years of direct counseling, group or family counseling and case management
experience. Demonstrated progression of increasing responsibility and authority. Excellent
interpersonal and communication skills.

Work Location

Mamie Nichols Center
1529 South 22 Nd Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19146

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and three (3) references to Patricia
McClay at pmcclay@dcsphila.org or mail to 1529 S. 22 nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146.