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Permanency Specialist

Company: The Salvation Army
Location: Allentown
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

TITLE: Permanency Specialist
LOCATION: Childrens Services, Allentown, PA
REPORTS TO: Family Support Services Director
SALARY and GRADE: $22.00 per hour; 78 Non-Exempt
SCHEDULE: Part-Time; 20 hours per week working a flexible schedule with some evenings as needed to fulfill the job duties.

The Salvation Army is hiring and offers truly excellent benefit package to eligible employees including:
Generous paid time off every year that includes: holidays, vacation time and sick time.
Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans including Short Term Disability, AFLAC and Voluntary Term Life
Most importantly a job with a good purpose!

The Salvation Army Childrens Services mission is Doing the Most Good by Nurturing Children, Strengthening Families and Engaging Communities. We do this by protecting and caring for every child, building caregiver capacity through trauma informed education and support and partnering with local community organizations that have a heart for foster care and adoption. The Salvation Army has a long rich history of serving the community and offers innovative programs that meet the diverse needs of children, youth, and families.

The primary function of this position is to provide permanency services to resource families and children moving towards permanency. Direct services include but are not limited to: Child Preparation, Child Profile and Post-Permanency Services. The Permanency Specialist will evaluate, assist with planning, and promote the development of agency services as they pertain to permanency service provision.

Masters Degree in Social Work Preferred and Bachelors in Social Work Required.
A minimum of five years experience in a human service setting serving children and/or families.
Experience in foster care and adoption setting preferred.
Demonstrate an understanding of the effects that separation and loss, neglect, physical and sexual abuse has on a child as well as complex developmental trauma.
Knowledge of Trust Based Relational Intervention Principles.
Experience in foster care and permanency services providing child and family services.
A safe driving record, valid drivers license, a reliable automobile, and insurance are required.
Flexibility in scheduling work hours is necessary to meet the needs of children and families.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, engagement skills, advocacy skills, organization skills, computer skills and ability to work as a team member is critical.
Child Protection Clearances PA Act 153 requires that all prospective employees complete the following clearance and background checks: PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record/Fingerprint Check.

Must have an understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army.

CONTACT: Please send or e-mail your resume and a cover letter to:
Laura Oursler, Family Resource Specialist
The Salvation Army Childrens Services
2200 Hamilton Street, Suite 200
Allentown, PA 18104
Fax: (610) 821-8121
Or apply online at:

No phone calls please.

Released by the Divisional Human Resources Department on March 25, 2021.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

The Salvation Armys Mission Statement
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.
Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.
Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ
and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Requisition No. 1519

Keywords: The Salvation Army, Allentown , Permanency Specialist, Other , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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