Title: Permanency Specialist
Department: Children’s Services
Reports to: Family Support Services Director
Schedule: Full-Time 40 hours per week working a flexible schedule to fulfill the job duties.
Salary/Grade: $45,760.00, Exempt, 10
The Salvation Army is hiring and offers truly excellent benefit package to eligible employees including:
The Salvation Army Children’s 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 Permanency Specialist will provide services for the Adoption unit to help facilitate permanency for children in foster care. Services include matching resource families with children awaiting permanency, writing Family Profiles and Child Profiles, Child Preparation, Child Specific Recruitment, Placement, Finalization, and Post-Permanency Services.
Description of Position:
The worker will help develop and provide training and support to resource families and work alongside the Foster and Adoption Team to help manage the matching and placement of children with resource families and participate in the intake and on-call rotation. The Permanency Specialist will also oversee the coordination of the Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids television segment with the WFMZ news station anchor/reporter and caseworker of the permanency youth selected for the monthly segment. The Permanency Specialist will also evaluate, assist with planning, and promote the development of agency services as they pertain to the matching unit of service provision. Additionally, the Permanency Specialist will have the opportunity to gain experience understanding and utilizing the principles of Trust Based Relational Intervention© as well work with the agency’s Growing Relationships, Outcomes, and Well-being (GROW) initiative to develop new and unique educational programs that promote healing and permanency for families and children.
Contact: Please send or e-mail your resume and a cover letter to:
Laura Oursler, Family Resource Specialist
The Salvation Army Children’s Services
2200 Hamilton Street, Suite 200
Allentown, PA 18104
Fax: (610) 821-8121
Updated by the Divisional Human Resources Department on 5/18/23.
No phone calls please.
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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.
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