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We hire year round!

The Philadelphia Department of Human Services is committed to supporting the placement stability of children and youth in the foster care and the juvenile justice systems. As part of this commitment, DHS regularly releases job announcements on the main phila.gov/jobs webpage to support our hiring efforts. Please either apply for an open position or sign up for job alerts. Please share these announcements with your networks.

You can also review this jobs booklet to learn more about working at DHS.

Class Code Class Title Starting Salary Application Link
5A05 Social Work Services Trainee (General) (Bilingual) $44,467 Sign up for job alerts.
5A07 Social Work Services Manager 2 (General) (Bilingual) $58,316 Apply now.
5B21 Juvenile Detention Counselor Trainee (General) $47,319 Apply now.
5B23 Juvenile Detention Counselor 2 (General) $52,898 Sign up for job alerts.

 

Update on the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

As of February 8, 2024, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) has stopped accepting new applications. If you need help accessing affordable internet options, dial 2-1-1 and set up an appointment with a Digital Navigator.

Updates will follow as information about ACP is made available.

Request for grant proposals: Emergency Food and Shelter Program

Philadelphia has been awarded $754,987 in federal funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP) Local Board invites qualified local nonprofit agencies operating emergency food and shelter programs to respond to a Request for Grant Proposals.

Review the Request for Grant Proposals:

Organizations can contact local EFSP Administrator Patricia Smith at patricia.r.smith@phila.gov for more information. Note: The City of Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services (OHS) administers the EFSP in Philadelphia, but EFSP is not a program of OHS.

The response deadline is noon on February 29, 2024.

Check out L&I’s YouTube Channel

You can watch our eCLIPSE instructional videos and other newly created resource videos, including ‘Short-Term Rentals’, ‘Available L&I Resources, and more on L&I’s YouTube Channel.

Please check back as we continue to build-out the page and add new content.

Upcoming events

  • Feb
    23
    Community COVID-19 Testing Event (Health Department)
    9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Watch God Move Deliverance Ministries, 7015 Torresdale Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19135, USA

    Community COVID-19 Testing Event (Health Department)

    February 23, 2024
    9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 4 hours
    Watch God Move Deliverance Ministries, 7015 Torresdale Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19135, USA
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    • No out-of-pocket costs
    • No appointments required
    • Walk-up testing with on-site registration
    • PCR and Rapid testing available
  • Feb
    23
    Community COVID-19 Testing Event (Health Department)
    9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Watch God Move Deliverance Ministries, 7015 Torresdale Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19135, USA

    Community COVID-19 Testing Event (Health Department)

    February 23, 2024
    9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 4 hours
    Watch God Move Deliverance Ministries, 7015 Torresdale Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19135, USA
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    • No out-of-pocket costs
    • No appointments required
    • Walk-up testing with on-site registration
    • PCR and Rapid testing available
  • Feb
    23
    General Ethics Training - New Admin
    9:30 am to 10:30 am

    General Ethics Training - New Admin

    February 23, 2024
    9:30 am to 10:30 am, 1 hour
  • Feb
    23
    Resource Hub: Pick up at-home COVID-19 tests (distribution only)
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Whitman Plaza, 330 W Oregon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USA

    Resource Hub: Pick up at-home COVID-19 tests (distribution only)

    February 23, 2024
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 hours
    Whitman Plaza, 330 W Oregon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USA
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    • Distribution of at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen tests
    • No Insurance or ID required
    • Each person eligible to receive two at-home testing kit
    • PDPH staff available on-site to provide instructions on how to use the test, isolation/quarantine guidance, and answer questions
  • Feb
    23
    Resource Hub: Pick up at-home COVID-19 tests (distribution only)
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Whitman Plaza, 330 W Oregon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USA

    Resource Hub: Pick up at-home COVID-19 tests (distribution only)

    February 23, 2024
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 hours
    Whitman Plaza, 330 W Oregon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USA
    map
    • Distribution of at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen tests
    • No Insurance or ID required
    • Each person eligible to receive two at-home testing kit
    • PDPH staff available on-site to provide instructions on how to use the test, isolation/quarantine guidance, and answer questions

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