5818 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Job Opportunities

  Center in the Park periodically has openings for Social Workers in the In Home Support Program and for various grant funded projects; and, Full and Part Time positions in Food Service; Maintenance; Driver (commercial driverís license necessary) . . . . To check on available openings, request detailed position descriptions or to send your cover letter and resume, please contact: info@centerinthepark.org

Posted: 12/22/2017
Housing/Energy Intake Specialist:

Full-time position responsible for providing housing and energy assistance intake, information, referral, and outreach. Provides individual and group counseling on energy and housing topics.

Progressive responsibilities will include budget counseling, benefits and entitlements, tenant counseling, outreach, housing consumer education, and default and delinquency/foreclosure diversion counseling. The incumbent will obtain certification in Foreclosure Intervention and Foreclosure Diversion Counseling.

Bachelorís degree in human services, social work, or a related discipline required. Experience working with older adults and/or housing counseling agency experience preferred. Position will require home visits and access to a vehicle is preferred. Please send resume with cover letter to: info@centerinthepark.org.

Posted: 12/15/2017
Part Time Nutrition Coordinator - Position Description

To manage, operate and supervise the Nutrition Program and Dining Room in accordance with all food safety and sanitation policies and procedures. The Nutrition Coordinator is responsible for the supervision and training of paid staff, volunteers, and Title V Program Trainees and ensures Center in the Parkís compliance with all established guidelines and regulations.
Among the duties of the position are to: Ensure that the dining room, kitchen, storage closets, refrigerators, freezer and equipment are satisfactorily cleaned and properly maintained; and, that participant attendance for the congregate meal program, nutrition presentations, breakfast and all other Nutrition Program-related activities is checked and accurately recorded in a timely fashion.

Knowledge/Experience Required
HS Diploma/equivalent required; Current ServSafe certification required; At least 2-5 years working in food service management preferred, with supervision experience; Experience working with older adults preferred; Driverís License and Vehicle also preferred.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to: Attn: Associate Director, Center in the Park, 5818 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144 or, preferably by e-mail: info@centerinthepark.org.

Posted: 12/08/2017
In Home Support Program (IHSP) Case Manager/Social Worker

CIP is seeking a candidate with a BSW or related degree to provide social services for homebound older adults in Northwest Philadelphia. The IHSPís goal is to help older adults remain safely in their own homes. The position requires Case Managers to respond appropriately to crisis/emergency situations within program parameters; administer assessments to determine continued appropriateness of services and interventions; develop and implement service/ care plans; provide case management and resources to consumers as needed; maintain caseload statistics and accurate documentation pertaining to each case assigned. Must be able to work both independently and as a member of a team.

Case Managers are required to conduct home visits, therefore access to car and valid insurance is necessary. Position is Full Time.

For more information or to apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to: info@centerinthepark.org or by fax to 215-848-0979.

Center in the Park (CIP) is a community center that promotes positive aging and fosters community connections for older adults (55+), whose voices are critical instruments in shaping its activities and direction. CIP is accredited by the National Institute of Senior Centers, a unit of the National Council on Aging.

Posted: 10/27/2017
In-Home Support Program (IHSP): Social Services Secretary

CIP is seeking a qualified candidate to provide administrative support to social services departments and to ensure each program has the assistance needed to run successfully and in an organized manner. The Social Services Secretary will maintain and update multiple schedules for staff and departmental meetings; provide front desk receptionist duties; process consumer transportation requests and reports; create flyers and forms for IHSP; complete and maintain monthly statistic reports; maintain departmental spreadsheets; create informational packets; organize and maintain food pantry inventory; maintain consumer files; coordinate mailing; maintain office supplies; provide database management.

Knowledge/Experience Required
High School diploma; Two of more years of clerical experience preferred.

For more information or to apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to: info@centerinthepark.org.

Posted: 10/03/2017
Housing Assistant Intern

Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, Senior Housing Counselor and Housing Counselor, the Housing Assistant is responsible for the following job duties.

Essential Functions:
Housing Intake:
    1. Work closely with the Housing Counselor Intake Coordinator with daily tasks
    2. Help clients apply for eligible benefits such as but not limited to Senior Tax Freeze, Senior Water Discount, Homestead Exemption, Rent Rebates.
    3. Make referrals for client when necessary
    4. Welcomes clients for counseling appointments and makes copies of required documents
    5. Assist with setting up and closing files
    6. Assist with filing documentation in appropriate client files
    7. Assist with uploading and faxing documents for submission
    8. Assist with data entry for RX Office, Counselor Max and Housing Counselor Online notes
    9. Assist with gathering essential documents from homeowner via folder checklist
    10. Contact client for missing documents
    11. Contact client to schedule appointments
    12. Contact clients for upcoming workshops
    13. Help brainstorm and develop workshops

Office Administrator:
    1. Provides assistance to staff on mailings and flyer distribution

Executive Director and Senior Housing Counselor

    1. Preferred senior level bachelor student pursuing degree in related human service field.
    2. Computer proficiency with experience in Microsoft Office and Excel
    3. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be organized and be able to work independently
    4. Good time management, flexible, excellent customer service skills and upbeat attitude

SCHEDULE: Flexible and according to volunteerís availability.

CONTACT: The Housing Department at Center in the Park at info@centerinthepark.org.

Posted: 07/13/2017
Part Time Nutrition Assistant

To provide support to the daily operations of the nutrition programs provided by Center in the Park. The Nutrition Assistant supports and serves as a back-up to the Nutrition Coordinator and performs their duties in their absence, ensuring the proper operation and compliance of the congregate meal program and other nutrition programs as appropriate.

Knowledge/Experience Required
Current ServSafe Certification required; Prior experience in food service; Experience working with older adults preferred.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to: Attn: Associate Director, by e-mail: info@centerinthepark.org.

Posted: 03/14/2016
Exercise Specialist Internship
Length of Internship: Negotiable

Work with Center in the Park staff to promote and deliver quality physical fitness programs to older adults (55+). Design and conduct individual and group exercise activities and orientation to various exercise equipment. Participate in Center-wide activities to promote physical fitness and healthy aging. Facilitate the development of individual fitness goals, action plans and outcome measurements. Provide information and referral for nutrition, weight management and related physical fitness activities. Promote the concept of healthy aging and physical fitness. Assist older adults in developing new skills and provide opportunities for socialization and recreation with their peers while building strength, endurance and physical flexibility. Experience career launching opportunities in the field of aging. Work with agency preceptor and faculty member to develop project for the academic year.


  • Knowledge of kinesiology
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Genuine appreciation for the attributes and vitality of seniors
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good computer skills

Education Requirements: Current undergraduate student or Bachelorís Degree recipient

For more information please provide cover letter and resume to Renee Cunningham, Associate Director, at rcunningham@centerinthepark.org or at 215-848-7722 x230