Social Worker, Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory

Posted by Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory on May 5, 2014

The Social Worker is an LMSW responsible for supporting the roughly 30 high school aged participants of
Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory’s after school and summer youth development programs. The Social
Worker works to leverage the hands-on educational experience offered by Philadelphia Wooden Boat
Factory’s programs, and make it relevant to the student’s lives.

Duties Include:
• Collaborating with the Program Director for student recruitment for each of three semesters annually
• Conducting intakes that include bio-psycho-social evaluations on all incoming students
• Developing and leading and coordinating regular social work groups focusing on adolescent issues
• Meeting each semester with the youth who participate in Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory’s Afterschool
• Referring students to an outside network of mental health, tutoring, and youth development services
• Managing student crises pertaining to mental health issues
• Working closely with school liaisons (administrators, guidance counselors, teachers) and parents
• Occasionally accompanying students and program staff on weekend day and overnight trips

• Registration as a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW)
• Experience working with high school aged youth
• Strong organizational skills and an ability to work independently
• Excellent communications skills
• Spanish speaking preferred
• A valid driver’s license
Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory offers:
• Full-time salaried position ranging from $38,000- $42,000
• Full Benefits Package
• Opportunity to work with a young, creative, organization committed to community development and
youth empowerment

Please email cover letters and resumes to Brett Hart at:

Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory (PWBF) provides resiliency-based out-of-school time programming for
high school teenagers from Philadelphia’s Frankford section and its surrounding neighborhoods. Within
PWBF students find an environment where they feel safe to take healthy risks, and learn to manage their
stress while being creative, supported, and accepted. Students develop lasting relationships with PWBF
mentors – connections that are consistent, reliable, stable and boundaried. In doing so students develop a
tool-kit of 21 st century skills, and the resilience needed to make the transition into post-secondary education
or employment.

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