SEAMAAC is a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia, with the mission “To support and serve immigrants and refugees and other politically, socially and economically marginalized communities as they seek to advance the condition of their lives in the United States.” SEAMAAC envisions a strong and unified society, where immigrants and refugees work alongside other Americans to build shared political, economic and social power. We envision a community where the contributions of each generation of Americans, whether Native to this land, immigrant, or brought against their will, are equally acknowledged, valued and embraced, and where all people live whole, healthy lives with joy and dignity.
SEAMAAC’s Truancy Case Management (TCM) program works in partnership with
Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services (DHS) and the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) to improve school attendance and academic achievement through three tiers of services. Services focus on early interventions, case management and case transitions to Family Court with at-risk children, youth and their families. Although our TCM Program serves communities of all races and ethnicities, the majority of referrals we receive from SDP and DHS are for children and families from the African American community. The Truancy Case Manager (CM) will provide case management support and services through school office hours, SAIP conferences, comprehensive assessments, family goal planning, home and school visits, representation at court hearings, removal of attendance barriers, and linkages to community resources. The CM will work with the TCM team to assist with networking, referrals, translation and interpretation. The CM will document progress in case notes, databases, and case files. The CM will be cross-trained in all program tiers including participation in any new DHS and SEAMAAC TCM program initiatives. CMs work in a fast-pace and high-pressure environment, handling multiple and simultaneous priorities, balancing the needs of families, requirements from funders and adherence to tight schedules and strict deadlines. The program goals are to resolve truancy issues and facilitate families’ ability to develop positive relationships that promote well-being and permanency of children in the home and school environment.