5818 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
215-848-7722

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

POSITION SUMMARY:
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

POSITION SUMMARY:
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

TRAINING/ACCOUNTABILITY:
Executive Director and Senior Housing Counselor

REQUIREMENTS:
    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 volunteer’s availability.

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


Posted: 09/18/2017
Housing Counselor

POSITION SUMMARY:
Responsible for providing housing counseling, with an emphasis on foreclosure intervention including diversion and default and delinquency counseling, advocacy, outreach, and workshop facilitation. Provide counseling for housing clients with issues including foreclosure intervention, default and delinquency, HEMAP applications, Pro Se Petition to Postpone, anti-predatory lending, real estate tax lien hardship agreements, deed and other related problems, housing consumer education, tenant counseling, and, information and referral. Home visits and attendance at weekly conciliation conferences required. CIP’s Housing Counseling Program is made possible through funding from the City of Philadelphia’s Division of Housing and Community Development, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field required; two years experience with housing services and/or experience with aging preferred. Familiarity with other human service systems preferred. Position requires access to a vehicle.

Please send resume with cover letter to info@centerinthepark.org.


Posted: 07/13/2017
Part Time Nutrition Assistant

POSITION SUMMARY:
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.

Qualifications:

  • 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 Bachelor’s 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