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Lancaster, Pa 17602
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Spanish Interpreter for Children and Youth

Assigned tasks
Accompanies child welfare workers into the field for home investigations and other home visits for the purpose of language interpretation.
Evaluates statements to ensure accurate translation and interpretation.
Researches subjects to be translated in order to facilitate efficient and accurate translation and interpretation.
Responds to and assists with client requests, inquiries and problems on the telephone and in person.
Translates written documents, letters and brochures to both English and Spanish.
Provides typed notes to caseworkers regarding the interpreted conversation.
Assists customers in filling out various applications and forms; performs data entry of client information.
Conveys complex ideas and policies into terminology the client can understand; in the same tone as the speakers; and informs staff of related cultural characteristics or values which may impact each situation.
May be called upon to assist with trainings of staff or others.
Acts as an interpreter and translator between citizens and outside agencies as required.
Provides interpretation services in group settings, via telephone and in writing. Works with diverse populations collaboratively and non-judgmentally.
Supervisory responsibilities
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications
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.

Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degrees from four-year College or university in a foreign language and at least two years of translation/interpretation experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills
Possesses full proficient command of the English language in addition to Spanish, including an understanding of colloquialisms, words and accents unique to cultures and region of the specific language. Excellent ability to read and fluently interpret documents, as well as respond to oral and written inquiries in both English and in Spanish.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Employee is required to possess a valid appropriate driver’s license issued by the Commonwealth of PA. Car insurance is also required. Employee must provide Childline, FBI, and Pennsylvania State Police clearances that are less than a year old.

Physical demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus. Must be willing to work outside normal work hours and respond to both routine and emergency situations.

Employee may be required to attend meetings in client homes. Some exposure to insects, rodents, and unsanitary conditions is possible.

Work environment
The work environment characteristics described here are typical of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This position requires extensive contact with the public.

Send resume to:

Spanish American Civic Association
c/o Sandra Valdez
453 South Lime Street, Suite C
Lancaster, PA 17602
Or email: svaldez@sacapa.org


Full time bilingual (Spanish/English) Permanency Caseworker

The Spanish American Civic Association has a Full-Time Permanency Caseworker position available in partnership with the Lancaster County Children and Youth Agency.  The Permanency Caseworker supervises, coordinates, and provides services to families and their children who are placed in resource homes, group and residential facilities.  The caseworker is responsible for creating and implementing written case plans for children and their families that are approved by the court and supervise the client’s progress on their plans and develops written reviews of plans and present those to the court and other duties.

Qualifications: Six months of experience as a Caseworker Training; or, Successful completion of the County Social Casework intern program; or a bachelor’s degree with a social welfare major; or a bachelor’s degree which includes or is supplemented by 12 college credits in sociology, sociology, social  welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, human services or other related social sciences and one year of professional social casework experience in a public or private social services agency; or any equivalent of experience and training which includes 12 college credit in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, human services, or other related social sciences. Candidate must have a valid driver’s license and clearances.

Send resume to:
Spanish American Civic Association
c/o Sandra Valdez
453 South Lime Street, Suite B
Lancaster, PA 17602
Or email: svaldez@sacapa.org


Bilingual (Spanish/English) FT Associate Director

SACA is seeking to fill a Bilingual (Spanish/English) FT Associate Director position. An administrative position key to the management of SACA/Nuestra Education & Prevention Services and the maintenance of high standards of care for clients in compliance with the requirements of state, county and managed care organizations. The Associate Director, coordinates administrative support and related office operations; oversees four programs within the department; and perform related duties as required. A liaison for SACA and potential future funders.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university or equivalent combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide administrative support preferably within a HIV/AIDS/STIs and Drug and alcohol background.   The position requires strong organizational skills, verbal communication skills, and flexibility.  Provide leadership to support staff, case manager, prevention specialist  and counselor to develop and implement strategies for quality management and  increasing productivity. Knowledge of office practices and procedures; public contact techniques; office equipment operation; basic data collection and compilation techniques; document formatting techniques: supervisory practices and techniques; automated and manual records management practices; and clerical work methods review. A strong sense of and respect for confidentiality involving both clients and fellow employees, to include HIPAA. Must be a self-starter and team player with the ability to work with other staff. SACA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Send resume to:
Spanish American Civic Association
c/o Sandra Valdez
453 South Lime Street, Suite C
Lancaster, PA 17602
Or email: svaldez@sacapa.org


Full Time Prevention Specialist

SACA/Nuestra Clinica is seeking to fill a Full Time Prevention Specialist positions. To implement evidence based curriculums – Becoming A Responsible Teen (B.A.R.T.) and RIKERS Health Advocacy Program (R.H.A.P) to youth between the ages of 10-24 years old, in various community settings, including facilities for after-school programs and youth-serving agencies.

Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent of a minimum of 2 years’ experience working with youth. The position requires experience developing and facilitating lesson plans,  effective communication skills and capability to relate to the youth,  strong organizational skills, and flexibility. A strong sense of and respect for confidentiality to include HIPAA. Must be a self-starter and team player with the ability to work with others. SACA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Send resume to:
Spanish American Civic Association
c/o Sandra Valdez
453 South Lime Street, Suite C
Lancaster, PA 17602
Or email: svaldez@sacapa.org


Program Manager 

PROGRAM MANAGER for nonprofit organization’s inpatient substance abuse program.   Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services and 5 years’ experience required.  Bilingual preferred.  Please send resume to CEO, Spanish American Civic Assn., 453 S. Lime Street, Suite A, Lancaster, PA  17602, or email to jfisher@sacapa.org.  EOE.


Position: Maintenance Repair Position (part-time)

Department: SACA Development Inc.
Experience: One to  two years of carpentry  experience preferred
Education: High School Diploma or GED preferred
Pay: based on experience
Work hours: Part-time up to 29 hours
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

  1. Perform carpentry repairs
  2. Install wooden structural components, building fixtures doors or windows.
  3. Provide daily job reports and scheduling
  4. Ordering and picking up materials and supplies
  5. Complete all assigned and emergency jobs in a timely manner

Please submit resume to mbarbosa@sacapa.org or walk-in at Tec Centro and complete an application


Position: House Manager  Nuestra Clinica Residential ( Full and/or Part Time available)

OVERVIEW:  The House Manager is a key position within the program.  The House Manager facilitates activities and support services that complement the therapeutic program.  In this role, the House Manager oversees the smooth and efficient operation NCR  as well as coordinates essential activities, provides motivation, support to clients, and strict adherence to the rules of the facility.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Handles initial telephone communications and refers to appropriate source.
  2. Conducts client screenings, data collection and intake procedures under supervision.
  3. Completes appropriate client admission and discharge documents
    Responsible for security of the facility through inspection and frequent monitoring of rooms and hallways on all floors.  Performs security, bed checks, and client escort service under supervision.  Obtains assistance from counselors as needed to address any problem behaviors displayed by clients.
    Records personal supplies given to clients on NCR inventory sheets.  Tracks daily inventory and use of program supplies as assigned.
  4. Oversees the meal services for breakfast, lunch, and dinner through coordination with the Centro Hispano kitchen to insure that meals are served within a proper environment and that sanitation concerns are addressed.
  5. Assists clients with self-administration of medications according to NCR medication policy.
  6. Insures that all clients are working within the established schedule and that they are attending all scheduled activities.  Supports the provision of direct individual, group and family therapy; didactic lectures and experiential seminars under direct supervision.

Qualifications:  A high school diploma, or above, with skills in human relations, Latino culture and  recovery dynamics. Ability to read and write in Spanish and English preferred. Driver’s license preferred.

Interested parties may send resumes to me via email, or regular mail at

Jacqueline Fisher, MHS, ICADC, CAAP, CCPG
Executive Director  Spanish American Civic Association
Director of Behavioral Health Nuestra Clinica
717-431-1446
jfisher@sacapa.org


Bilingual Case Management Specialist Drug & Alcohol, Full time 40 Hours Per Week

This is professional work, in the field of drug and alcohol, providing a full range of case management services.

Employees in this class are primarily responsible for insuring that clients with drug and alcohol problems have access to services in a continuum of care, by identifying and referring the client to appropriate services.  An important part of this work involves assessing the needs of the client, determining level of care, developing client service plans; and when warranted, facilitating the client’s treatment to address their problems relative to alcohol and other drug usage.  Employees develop a rapport with the client serving as their advocate, assisting them throughout the provisions in their services plan and monitoring their progress while they are involved in the treatment system, and beyond treatment. The Case Manager will conduct intake interviews utilizing appropriate assessment practices, to obtain necessary information from clients, families and/or involved collaterals for the identification of service needs for drug and alcohol related problems.

Minimum qualifications

One year as a drug and Alcohol Case Management Specialist Trainee; or A Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Dependency, Sociology, Social Welfare, Psychology, Nursing or a related field; and one-year direct service experience performing counseling or case management work in alcohol or other drug treatment setting; or;

A Bachelor’s Degree which includes or is supplemented by successful completion of 18 college credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, criminal justice or other related social sciences; and one-year direct service experience performing, counseling or case management work in alcohol or other drug treatment setting; ability to read, write and speak Spanish, Driver’s license and dependable car.

Interested parties may send resume to me at address below or email below:

Jacqueline Fisher, MHS, ICADC, CAAP, CCPG
Executive Director  Spanish American Civic Association
Director of Behavioral Health Nuestra Clinica
545 Pershing Ave
Lancaster PA 17602
717-431-1446
jfisher@sacapa.org


Outpatient Behavioral Health Office Manager:

Job Description: Under direction of the Director , coordinates administrative support and related office operations; serves as central information point within administrative/scheduling department to effect administrative communication; oversees the front desk scheduling, performs moderately complex level work and performs related duties as required.

Duties:
1. Works directly with the Psychiatrist to coordinate care efforts, includes triage and scheduling.
2. Plans and organizes clerical support activities; enforces procedures, practices, and work methods to increase work unit effectiveness and efficiency, disseminating information, determining assignment of functional responsibility, and supervising staff.
3. Supervises, coaches and counsels schedulers to encourage exceptional performance and improvement in areas of individual weakness.
4. Collects, compiles, and reports department-specific program or administrative information and reports to the director.
5. Drafts meeting minutes and routine correspondence.
6. Serves as departmental resource on activities and clerical procedures; assists in organizing work processes and coordinating work through the department; serves as central point within department/division to ease management/administrative communication.

Requirements:
1. Two or more years Behavioral Health Scheduling and Front desk experience required. Equivalent combination of education, POA certification and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide administrative support preferably within a Behavioral Health Office preferred.
2. Experience on McKesson or similar scheduling system.
3. Stable work history.
4. Good computer skills (Word, Excel, Typing, Data Entry and Outlook)
5. Professional phone/customer service skills
6. Ability to work in a team environment
7. HS Diploma or GED
8. Ability to pass pre-employment screenings
9. Bilingual Preferred
10. Knowledge of office practices and procedures; customer service techniques, office equipment operation, basic data collection and compilation techniques, document formatting techniques, automated and manual records management practices; clerical work methods review.

**Current employees encouraged to apply, must not have any disciplinary actions in the last year.


Part Time Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Counselor
(This is a Fee for Service Position)

Provide counseling with emphasis on prevention. Work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. May help individuals deal with issues associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging.
• Provides direct individual, group and family therapy; didactic lectures and experiential seminars.
• Assures that all elements of the treatment plan, including the aftercare plan, are realized within the time limits and documented appropriately in the client’s chart.
• Completes discharge summaries on assigned clients.
• Interfaces with and maintains contact and rapport with significant others, referral sources and other service providers as required or needed.
• Experience with Medication Assisted Treatment (Buprenorphine) preferred ,but not required.

  • Education, Training or Certification: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or higher from college or university, CADC or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience: Two to four years related experience and/or training
  • Certificates, licenses, registrations: CADC preferred
  • Language Skills: Spanish, English

Please send resume to Jacqueline Fisher to 545 Pershing Ave., Lancaster Pa 17602, or email jfisher@sacapa.org


INTERNSHIPS

Here’s an opportunity to gain some excellent experience outside the classroom — and help make our community better at the same time. We occasionally have a need for interns to help fulfill our mission. Majors could include social work, bilingual education, marketing, business, and more.