Careers

Housing Support Specialist

Family Service of Chester County is seeking applications for the position of Housing Support Specialist, in our ConnectPoints program.  The ConnectPoints Program serves to assist individuals and families facing homelessness and housing insecurity, by conducting thorough assessment and providing connections to county resources to help clients achieve stability.  ConnectPoints is a program within the larger county initiative of Decade to Doorways, a ten year plan to end homelessness in Chester County.

For the position of Housing Support Specialist we are seeking individuals who are energetic, motivated and driven.  Ideal candidates would have a Bachelor’s in social work, psychology, sociology, human services or related field.  Experience in case management, ability to fluently speak Spanish and/or detailed knowledge of Chester County resources are all a plus.   This position would require occasional evening/weekend work and requires that the individual have stable transportation to travel around the county when necessary.  A competitive salary and benefits are offered.

Position will work as a member of a larger team.  Primary responsibilities would include conducting in-depth assessments over the telephone with individuals facing homelessness and housing insecurity. This position would also offer assistance in helping the clients utilize services that would lead to self-sufficiency.  Along with helping clients, the team member will be networking with a variety of agencies serving individuals in the county.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to hss@familyservice.us.   Family Service of Chester County is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Internships

Family Service of Chester County has training affiliations with several area graduate schools and undergraduate social work programs, including Bryn Mawr College, Widener University, and West Chester University.

Internships include:

  • Counseling
  • Case management for child abuse prevention
  • Nonprofit development (grants writing, fundraising, web writing)

For information and inquiries, please contact Kurt Walser, Director of Programs and Services, at 610-696-4900 or email him at kwalser@familyservice.us