FAMILY WORKER

Approved: 2019

Qualifications:

  • AAS, Social Work, Human/Family Services or related field;
  • Qualified candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills, knowledge of community, computer experience;
  • Previous experience in community advocacy or social services preferred.
  • Bilingual Language abilities, English/Spanish, a plus

Responsibilities/Duties:

Responsible for working with, and advocating for, Head Start families in accordance with National Head Start Performance Standards to provide direct family support, goal setting and crisis intervention to Head Start families

Terms of Employment

Requirements that must be satisfied prior to hire:

  • Proof of Degree/Certification and Experience Required to meet the Qualifications for position
  • FBI Clearance/Fingerprints, via PA DHS registration
  • PA State Police Criminal Record Check
  • PA Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Successful completion of Pre-Employment Physical Examination which includes a Tuberculosis screening (arrangements made upon conditional offer of employment)

Location & Hours:

LCHS operates on a school year basis (Aug-June); Positions are responsible to a Caseload of 32-34 families at the following centers: 
(1) BEEKMAN STREET CENTER – 23 Beekman St, Wilkes-Barre 
(2) PITTSTON/NEW ST CENTER – 109 New St, Pittston

Full Time, 37.5hrs/wk, Non-Exempt Status
Salary/Hourly: $14.60/hr
5% Adjustment for Bilingual language skills

Fringe Benefits:

  • Enrollment into agency Health Insurance plan after 90 days with Geisinger Solutions Extra HMO and Guardian Dental and VSP Vision, HRA plan included/Cash Out Option Available
  • Retirement plan 401(k) with 7% agency contribution and Employee Roth option
  • PAID Holidays immediately (20-25/yr), with extended holiday break between Christmas-New Year
  • PAID Sick Time
  • PAID Personal Time
  • PAID Training Opportunities
  • Flexible Benefits – Medical/ Dependent Care Spending, and much more!

Our employees…

…receive attractive salaries and unique career opportunities;
…do meaningful work that is constantly changing and evolving;
…enjoy successful careers without sacrificing their personal lives;
…enjoy limitless opportunities for professional growth;
…work in an environment of professional respect.

Responsible

Center Manager – Direct Supervisor

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