FAMILY WORKER - Luzerne County Head Start



  • AAS Degree in Human Services or Related Discipline
  • Previous experience in community advocacy or social services preferred
  • Bilingual Language Abilities a plus, English/Spanish


Advocate for and work with Head Start families in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards.  Work with the parents of the Head Start enrolled children to strengthen the family’s knowledge of community resources to link families with appropriate agencies and services.

Terms of Employment

Requirements that must be satisfied prior to hire:
Proof of Degree/Certification and Experience Required to meet the qualifications for position
Background Clearances:
(1) FBI Fingerprints; PA DHS Registration; Service Code 1KG756
(2) Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
(3) Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
Successful completion of Pre-Employment Physical Examination which includes a Tuberculosis screening (arrangements made upon conditional offer of employment)

Locations, Hours & Salary
Positions are Full Time, 10-months – works a school schedule Aug-June, 37.5 hrs/wk
Salary/Hourly: $15.22, eligible for overtime pay
*5% Bilingual Adjustment (additional pay) for fluency in dual language abilities – English/Spanish

Fringe Benefits
HEALTH INSURANCE – Enrollment into agency Health Insurance plan -Geisinger HMO and Dental and Vision; Health Reimbursement Account with LCHS paying 1/2 of deductible; Cash Out Option Available; Low Employee co-payment toward premium
PAID Sick Time – Accrues up to 65 working days
PAID Personal Time – up to 3 days/year
PAID Holidays immediately, including extended break between Christmas-New Year
RETIREMENT PLAN – LCHS 401(k) with 7% agency contribution (no match necessary unless the employee wishes to participate; Employee Roth option 
PAID Life Insurance (1x annual salary); Long Term Disability Insurance
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.

Reports To

Center Manager – Direct Supervisor

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