Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Job Postings - Various

Below are some opportunities that we thought you might be interested in. Each position links to the full job details and application instructions. We can modify the job search by updating the skills and location criteria here: Update Search Criteria at http://www.kochdavis.com/ 
HHA (Home Health Aid)  Maxim Healthcare Services - Hampton (NJ)
UBC - Manager, Clinical Data Management  Express Scripts - Blue Bell (PA)
Director of Nursing - Home Health Care Sign On Bonus Available Job  HCR ManorCare - Allentown (PA)
Director, Clinical Services  NEW VITAE - Limeport (PA)
Clinical Dietitian 3  Sodexo - Bethlehem (PA)
Medical Billing Support Specialist  Accountemps - Philadelphia (PA)
Customer Service Specialist (Disability Services)  National Board of Medical Examiners - Philadelphia (PA)
Billing Representative - Physical Therapy Medical Office  Supplemental Health Care - Plymouth Meeting (PA)
Behavioral Health Specialist – Community Health  Lehigh Valley Health - Allentown (PA)
Lead Biller, Medical Billing, 8:30am-5pm, Mon-Fri (Days, Accounting, Finance)  Grand View Health - Sellersville (PA)
PT, Physical Therapist, Home Health, Full-Time  Bayada Home Health Care - Cherry Hill (NJ)
Billing Specialist  AmeriGas Propane - King Of Prussia (PA)
Billing/Collections Specialist  Randstad - Delaware City (DE)
Manager, Community Development (Medicaid Outreach Programs)  Aetna - Princeton (NJ)
Medical Assistant - Womens Health WHC Job  Christiana Care - Wilmington (DE)
Psychiatry, Trauma Program Specialist Needed at Virginia Commonwealth University Health  VCU Health - Richmond (VA)
Program Coordinator - (Kasson, Minnesota)  The Mentor Network - Kasson (MN)
Best Regards,
Koch Davis
Recruiting Consultants
244 5th Ave New York, NY 10001

The facts you need about school funding and the PA budget

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April 2016
Budget passes, but school funding crisis lives on
After a nine-month impasse, Pennsylvania has a budget. That's the good news. The bad news is this budget does little to address a school funding crisis that is gripping many of Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts.
Lawmakers get another chance to address this crisis and close a $2 billion deficit in the next budget due June 30. There is no more pressing issue facing legislators than passing a budget with the revenues needed to end the school funding crisis and to put the state's fiscal house in order.
How bad is Pennsylvania's school funding crisis? Consider these facts:
PA trails behind other states in school funding
PA is looking at a $2 billion deficit
Who will suffer most?
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All state lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf need to work together to address these challenges. Otherwise, Pennsylvania will be looking at a massive school funding cut next year — and all the educational program cuts, staff layoffs, and property tax increases that will come with it.
Partners for Public Education like you can make a difference. Contact your state legislators and urge them to support a budget that closes the deficit and invests in public education.
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Want to deliver your message in person?
Come to Harrisburg on Monday, May 2 at 12:30 p.m. for the Rally for Public Education in the Main Rotunda of the State Capitol.
The Campaign for Fair Education Funding is hosting this event on the first day that the Legislature is back in session after Pennsylvania's primary election — a great time to make your voice heard in the halls of state government. Join us to send a message that you support fair funding of our schools.
If you're interested in participating in the rally, go to the Campaign for Fair Education Funding's website to learn more about the event and transportation options.
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Don't forget to vote on April 26
Your vote counts
We know you have a busy schedule, but please take a few minutes to go to the polls and VOTE in the primary election on April 26.
This year's election will have big implications for the future of our public schools, and the primaries are an important first step in that process.
Need to find your polling place? Simply visit votespa.com and enter your address. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on April 26.
Please take time to cast your ballot, and encourage your family and friends to vote, as well.

Strength of our economy starts with good public schools
Keep this in mind as lawmakers debate school funding in the coming months.
High-quality education is one of the best investments Pennsylvania can make in its future. It will create more economic opportunity for residents and do more to strengthen the state's overall economy than anything else.
How so? Research shows that investing in education at all levels yields long-term economic benefits for U.S. workers and the broader economy.
  • Early childhood education: For every $1 a state spends on these programs, $8 to $16 is returned to the community.
  • High school: Students who obtain their high school diploma earn $8,000 more annually than dropouts.
  • Higher education: Earning a bachelor's degree can add nearly $21,000 annually to a worker's salary.
Read more about the economic value of investing in education at Partners' website.

The Keystone Exams are next month
PA Keystone Exams
Next month, middle and high school students across Pennsylvania will take the Keystone Exams, end-of-course tests in algebra, biology, and English literature. The Keystones are administered three times a year, including in May. Students will receive a score of Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, or Advanced. Parents can expect to see scores in the mail within a month.
A change in law earlier this year delayed the use of the Keystones as a graduation requirement until 2019. Students graduating before then still have to take the tests, and school districts must offer supplemental instruction to those students who score less than Proficient, but students are not required to take any of the exams more than once, regardless of their score.
If your child is planning on taking any of the Keystone Exams next month, here are a few ways you can show your support:
  • Talk to your children about the test and any concerns they may have.
  • Remind your child he or she is more than a test score.
  • Make sure you know the school's testing calendar and schedule.
  • Avoid scheduling trips and appointments that would result in your child missing a testing session.
  • Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep and eats a healthy breakfast.
  • Make sure your child arrives on time to school on testing days.
Get more tips and information by reading Partners' two-page resource on the Keystone Exams.

Partner Benefits Spotlight: Hit the open road in a rental
Going on vacation, or just need a ride for a weekend road trip? You can save serious money on your next car rental simply by using your Partner Benefits. Get up to 25 percent off your rental from Avis, Budget, or National, and find other discounts on rentals from Alamo, Hertz, and Thrifty.
Just visit the Partners Benefits page to get started. Go to the Access Program website and log in (or create an account using your Partners' membership number). Then look for "Car Rental" under Categories.

Partners for Public Education is working to provide you with resources about public education in Pennsylvania because we are committed to the success of every child. It is brought to you by the Pennsylvania State Education Association, an organization made up of the dedicated employees in your Pennsylvania public schools.

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Job Posting - Manager of Integrated Centers


For the Position of:
Manager of Integrated Centers

April 2016

Position Specifics

Position:  Manager of Integrated Centers                            Salary Range: $67,000-75,000
Business Unit:  Operations                                                          Department: Workforce Strategies

Reports To:  Director of Workforce Strategies                    Posted:  April 25, 2016 – May 9, 2016

Role Summary

This position is responsible for ensuring the maximum effectiveness and efficiency of the Integrated Center operations of the Philadelphia One-Stop system. This position manages and facilitates the overall operation of the Integrated Centers ensuring all goals and standards are met as outlined by the funding sources and the department’s goals and objectives. This position is also responsible for working collaboratively with the Manager of the Cross-Center Services to ensure the contractors across the system are working as a team in concert with one another to achieve the system goals and implementing the system strategies.

This position will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Oversee the operations of the integrated centers to ensure all contractors are in compliance with funding source requirements: (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA).
  • Develop strategies to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the Centers’ operations along with the specific programs within it.
·         Evaluate performance management reports to analyze center contractors’ performance. Make recommendations to Director and Chief Operating Officer.
  • Ensure the center contractors support the implementation of the Integrated Services Delivery model and provide technical assistance as needed.
  • Consult with Center contractors to identify needs, concerns and problems; establish systems to deliver effective technical assistance, monitoring and program improvement.
  • Participate in formulating and administering contractual goals and objectives as it relates to the One-Stop system and with specific programs within the centers.
  • In collaboration with Director of Workforce Strategies and Research, Policy + Innovation (RPI) design and implement evaluation measures for each function within the Integrated Services Delivery centers for use in ongoing program planning and design.
  • In collaboration with Director of Workforce Strategies and RPI review analyses of activities, operations and forecast data to determine contractor’s progress toward stated goals and objectives.
  • Ensure the center contractors’ leadership is overseeing their job development teams and they are working collaboratively with the Cross-Center Services’ Business Services Team to meet their placement goals.
  • Collaborate with center contractors’ leadership in the identification and recommendation of training for center staff.

·         Oversee Philadelphia Works staff to ensure they assist in building capacity and improving performance among center contractors by working collaboratively with PWI trainers to develop curriculum and provide training on a variety of topics to maintain the standardization of the integrated services centers’ operations.
·         Work collaboratively with the Manager of Cross Center Services and the General Counsel & Compliance Officer concerning the PA CareerLink certification process, annual monitoring visits by Labor & Industry, and other WIOA and TANF mandated processes for compliance.
·         Advise, consult and coordinate with internal business units, to address any issues.
·         Ensure effective communication and coordination of services between youth and adult systems.
  • Compile monthly, quarterly and annual reports as required.
  • Attend meetings with the funder and program boards/committees as necessary. (Local Management Committee (LMC) and PA CareerLink Consortium)
  • Ensure that employment opportunities with all vendors under contract with DHS (Department of Human Services) are meeting contractual requirements in hiring TANF customers.
  • Assist in writing the WIOA Local Plan.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.

Education/Professional Experience

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Public Policy, Public Administration Organizational Development or related field with at least 5 – 7 years of experience in Human Services and at least 5 years of management experience.

Or, any combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
·         Knowledge of social services programs and funding sources compliance
·         Experience with human services program design and implementation
·         Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, presentation, planning and organizational skills
·         Excellent management and leadership skills
·         Ability to adapt to a changing work environment and possess the flexibility to multi task and meet departmental needs
·         Ability to train, motivate and build a cohesive team
·         Ability to build solid relationships that engender trust
·         Ability to interact effectively with various levels of staff, management, government officials, and the public
·         Ability to generate innovative ideas and effectively communicate them verbally and in writing
·         Ability to comprehend system wide strategy/vision and communicate it to stakeholders
·         Demonstrated ability to move ideas and vision to implementation successfully
·         Ability to assess the strengths of others and maximize them to accomplish goals and work objectives
·         Knowledgeable and leads by example
·         Ability to travel to various locations throughout the city
·         Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office suite; Word, Excel, and Outlook specifically

Contact Information

Interested applicants should apply online at
www.philaworks.org  and click on
 “About Us” and then “Careers at Philadelphia Works

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program
Alternate Formats, Auxiliary Aides and Services are available upon request

Harriet Tubman, Who Led Hundreds to Freedom, Will Be Featured On Our $20 Bill

With unprecedented courage and passion for people, she led slaves to their freedom via the Underground Railway. Through the dark of the night, bug-infested swamps, bitter heat and dense woods, Tubman cleared the way to freedom for hundreds, putting her own life in immense and constant danger. She had a mission and her mission fueled her every move. That mission was to bring people out of slavery, to give them a taste of a free life, the life that she had gained through her own heroic escape.
“I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say; I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger. ” Harriet Tubman
Fittingly, for her commitment to her people and also for serving as a spy for the American army, Civil War abolitionist Harriet Tubman will now be the new face of the twenty-dollar bill, according to U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew. 
Tubman’s image will replace the 7th President of the United States, Andrew Jackson, on the front of the ever popular twenty-dollar bill. Jackson will move to the back of the bill. 
Harriet, known as the “Moses of her people,” was born a slave in 1822 in Maryland. She endured years of abuse and pain and eventually escaped a life in chains only to dedicate herself wholly to the freeing of slaves. She made 19 trips to the South where she escorted over 300 slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Tubman died, leaving a legacy of courage and determination behind, in March of 1913 at age 91.

Failed attempt at putting a woman on the $10
Prior to Tubman, the Obama administration had recommended that a woman replace Hamilton on the ten-dollar bill where he has been featured since 1929. This announcement was met with great resistance after the popular Broadway musical Hamilton’s Life rose to fame. This mission was eventually abandoned due to pressure from the play’s creator Lin-Manuel Miranda who won a Pulitzer Prize for her efforts.
However, Lew states that the book Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom, written by Catherine Clinton, is equally as important as the broadway musical. The book changed the way Lew viewed the Tubman that he learned about in school.
“I think most people are unaware of the full dimensions of her Civil War career. I’m a Civil War historian, and I was unaware,” said Clinton, a professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio. “It took her 30 years to get her pension from the government, because she was a spy and a scout and she worked behind enemy lines.”
According to a letter written by a number of high-profile women including Ellen DeGeneres, Katie Couric and Gloria Steinem, putting women on the back of the $10 bill is more of an insult than anything. They urged that a woman be on the face of the $10 bill rather than redesign the $20 bill – which could definitely take longer, up to 10 years.

Other paper currency remakes
The twenty dollar bill is not the only bill that will get a long overdue remake. Hamilton will remain on the front of the ten dollar bill and the back will feature the story of the women’s suffrage movement, which led to the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote in 1920. The following women will he honored: Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul.
The five dollar bill will also get a facelift. President Lincoln will remain on the front and the image of the Lincoln Memorial will be redesigned to showcase various events that happened there including Opera singer Marian Anderson’s 1939 concert and the famous “I Have a Dream” speech given by Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1963.

Over 100 years since a woman was featured on a U.S. bill
The only other time that women were placed on U.S. paper currency was in the 1860’s when Pocahontas was on the backside of the twenty dollar bill and a little later on when Martha Washington appeared on the dollar certificate. Women have been featured on coins, including Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea on the dollar coin at different times, and Helen Keller on the Alabama special-issue quarter.
Harriet Tubman’s face on the twenty dollar bill is not just a symbol of honor for women and of freedom and justice for the African American people, but it is also a reminder of  how caring for others, having a passion, and giving your life away can bring about radical change for the better! Putting this into practice will make the world a better place. 
Harriet Tubman changed the world one slave at a time… what are you waiting for? Get out there and make a difference! 
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars and change the world.” –  Harriet Tubman
-Susan Patterson