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Director of Children’s Services

Position Overview

This position requires advanced professional and administrative work in the mental health field in working with children and families. The Director of Director of Children Services is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Penn Foundations children’s clinical teams of Mental Health Outpatient, Family Based services,  Student Assistance program (SAP), Camp Mariposa, and Camp Courage; compliance with policies and regulations; management of clinical care; integrating care of all children services; budgeting and fiscal oversight; and assurance of quality services.

Hours: Full-time

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership for the children services at Penn Foundation.
  • Provide oversight of the implementation of Mental Health Outpatient, Family Based services to ensure programs meet regulatory requirements established by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.
  • Recruit, hire, and orient supervisors for Mental Health Outpatient, Family Based,  SAP, and Camp Mariposa. Work closely with the Human Relations department.
  • Provide clinical and administrative supervision to Mental Health Outpatient, Family Based, SAP, and Camp Mariposa supervisors.
  • Develop and manage the Mental Health Outpatient, Family Based,  SAP, Camp Courage, and Camp Mariposa budgets in cooperation with the direct supervisors and Chief Financial Officer.
  • Develop and manage systems that will assure Mental Health Outpatient, Family Based, SAP, and Camp Mariposa productivity is consistent with agency expectations. Insure services are properly billed and documented and supports are in place to enhance clinical services.
  • Work closely with the operations team to meet any facility or operational needs.
  • Work closely with Children Services Leaders to coordinate the procedures and work flow for children services.
  • Represent Penn Foundation at county level meetings related to mental health children services.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders of Family and children services.
  • Identify gaps in Children and Family services and prepare action/business plans to address possible program development.
  • Facilitate at least one week of camp courage.



  • Master’s degree in social work, professional counseling or psychology. Licensure as LCSW or LPC.
  • At least five (5) years prior experience in mental health management desirable.
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in clinical supervision.
  • A Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check, a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and a FBI Criminal History Background Check.

Penn Foundation is an equal opportunity employer