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Drexel offers its highly engaged faculty and professional staff a comprehensive and world‐class benefits package that includes generous vacation and paid time off as applicable (including civic engagement days), up to an 11% 403(b) Retirement Plan match with immediate vesting, and remote and flexible work options for many roles. Our exceptional medical plans include domestic partner and fertility assistance and our award‐winning A Healthier U wellness program. In addition, faculty and professional staff at Drexel enjoy free tuition for themselves and their dependents for Drexel degree programs, certification, and non‐certification programs. And as part of the tuition offering to employees, Drexel participates in a tuition exchange program for dependents with other higher education institutions. These are just a sample of our extensive benefit offerings. Please see this Benefits Brochure for more information.


Apply now Job no: 503179
Work type: Full-Time
Location: Center City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, Dornsife School of Public Health

Job Summary

Position requires a dynamic, flexible, organized, autonomous clinician who is eager to provide community, office, and hospital-based trauma-specific services to violently injured young people and their families. The person in this position will also serve in a clinical leadership role within the Community Intervention Specialist Team of Healing Hurt People (HHP). The Clinical Coordinator position will operate out of HHP’s main office in downtown Philadelphia, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and/or one or more Philadelphia public or charter schools that are identified as HHP partners for service provision.

HHP is a trauma-informed, hospital and community-based program dedicated to decreasing the long-term consequences of trauma and to increasing physical and emotional healing amongst young people in Philadelphia. HHP abides by State, Community Behavioral Health (CBH), and Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) standards and regulations. Thus, this position requires the ability to document services provided to HHP participants in a timely and thorough manner.

The Clinical Coordinator will provide acute outreach, trauma-focused individual and family counseling and case management for individuals ages 5 to 35 who are victims or witnesses of interpersonal violence or those who have been impacted by violence. The Clinical Coordinator will recruit and supervise at least one master's level social work or counseling intern and will serve as the liaison between HHP and local colleges/universities for whom we are providing field placement opportunities.    The Clinical Coordinator will establish partnerships with one or more Philadelphia public or charter schools towards a goal of these schools' becoming sites for provision of trauma counseling and CYPHER (Community of Young People Healing, Experiencing and Rebuilding) groups for HHP. The position requires the ability to engage with a diverse range of communities within Philadelphia. Further, the position requires a clinician with strong skills for engaging children’s caregivers, school personnel, and other professionals in the settings in which they will work.

Essential Functions


  • Supervise at least one master’s level student and maintain communications with the field offices of local colleges/universities for whom we provide student field placements.
  • Establish and strengthen partnerships with one or more Philadelphia schools as a source of referrals and a site for service provision.
  • Participate in individual and group supervision meetings and weekly Case Planning team meetings.
  • Assist the Director in the orientation, training, and support of CIS staff, as needed.
  • Provide referrals and intensive case management to help client connection to community resources; collaborate with Community Health Worker Peers, as needed.


  • Expand HHP CYPHER offerings within Philadelphia schools and/or other partner agencies towards a goal of at least 1 ongoing HHP CYPHER groups.
  • Keep consistent and accurate records of all contacts with clients in web-based database (Penelope Athena Software); provide documentation needed for billing for services.
  • Develop and update treatment plans in collaboration with the client and the client’s family in accordance with State and payor standards.
  • Administer and record NOMS surveys to clients and families as required by funders.


  • Provide individual, family, and collateral trauma-focused therapy and advocacy to a case load of 8-12 violently injured young people ages 5 to 35 within hospital, school, home, and office settings.
  • Serve as trauma clinician and co-facilitator of CYPHER groups within school partner settings.
  • Weekly client caseload will be adjusted based on client show-rates, rate of provision of group (CYPHER) services, and the productivity of students who are supervised by the Clinical Coordinator.
  • Utilize evidence-based treatment modalities and promising practices including but not limited to Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or family therapy or Equivalent
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania (LSW, LCSW, LPC or LMFT)
  • Completed TF-CBT training
  • At least 2 years' experience providing clinical services to youth and families
  • Must possess reliable personal transportation (car)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Documented training in CPT preferred
  • Documented history of serving at-risk populations including racial/ethnic minority youth, communities living in poverty, members of the LGBTQ community, and/or justice system-involved youth/adults
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to effectively manage work at different sites
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational and writing skills
  • Ability to maintain timely and accurate chart records (including intakes, treatment plans, sessions notes and case management notes)
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to offer historically marginalized and currently underserved individuals and groups a high-quality level of service
  • Demonstrated and substantial knowledge of the field of violence prevention and intervention
  • Computer literacy including Word, Excel, Office, able to conduct internet research and use web-based database/EMR system

Physical Requirements

  • Typically sitting at a desk, table
  • Typically standing, walking
  • Lifting demands ≤ 25lbs
  • Typically bending, crouching, stooping


  • Center City – Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

This position is classified as exempt, grade L. Compensation for this grade ranges from $62,630 to $93,950 per year. Please note that the offered rate for this position typically aligns with the minimum to midrange of this grade, but it can vary based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience, department budget, and an internal equity review. 

We encourage you to explore Drexel's Professional Staff salary structure and Compensation Guidelines & Policies for more details on our compensation framework.

You can also find valuable information about our benefits in the Benefits Brochure.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

A review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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