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Careers & Internships 2019-07-16T12:41:59-04:00
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Job Openings

Opening : Familias Unidas Program Director – Full Time

Family Service of Chester County seeks a bilingual (Spanish-English) experienced social services professional to direct its Familias Unidas Program. This is a full time position with competitive salary and benefits.

Familias Unidas is a family-centered, evidence-based substance use and sexual risk behavior prevention intervention for Hispanic youth and their families focusing on improving family communication, parenting skills and understanding of risk factors.

The position requires at minimum a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in Social Work or Psychology from an accredited school, and at least three years of direct service, supervisory, and administrative experience with increasing responsibility. 

Responsibilities of this position include:

  • Coordinate planning and delivery of multi-parent groups, youth groups and family sessions. 
  • Supervise the bachelor’s level program facilitators as well as the site coordinator and childcare workers.
  • Hire and train staff who will implement the program in both Spanish and English.
  • Coordinate sites where group sessions are held and ensure that staff is prepared and equipped for each group and family session.
  • Represent and market the program in the larger community through participation in interagency meetings which relate to the program’s mission and strategic goals and through development of relationships with community resources and stakeholders. 
  • Recruit and interview potential participants.
  • Determine barriers to participation in and/or completion of program and develop plans to incentivize attendance and remove barriers to participation.
  • Ensure program fidelity through observational fidelity measures, clinical discussions, case reviews, and adherence ratings.
  • Implement outcome measurement procedures and develop reports for stakeholders. Develop program policies and procedures as needed. Develop annual program objectives. Assure program compliance with contractual responsibilities.
  • Participate in resource development, funding applications, strategic planning and program development.
  • Implement staff development through training, bi-weekly supervision, consultation and in-house seminars. 

The successful candidate for this position must have the following qualities:

  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • A commitment to agency centered practice and interagency cooperation and collaboration in meeting the needs of families and individuals. 
  • A commitment to the needs of the Hispanic community and to adolescent development and wellbeing.
  • A strong interest in the professional growth of program staff and in the dynamic relationships of staff, administration, board and the larger community.  
  • The ability to communicate and work cooperatively with colleagues, clients and community representatives. 
  • A balance of excellent social work / clinical practice skills and management skills which can be used effectively to empower staff to be effective.

Please email resume and cover letter with salary requirement to  ceo@familyservice.us. Family Service of Chester County is an equal opportunity employer.


Opening: Exchange Club Family Center Program Director –30 hours per week plus benefits.

Purpose: To provide support, leadership and fidelity to the Family Center Model and ensure the delivery of services to clients, provide fiscal oversight and lead strategic planning for the ECFC

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ongoing management and development of strategy and programming Exchange Club Family Center of Chester County
  • Supervising part-time case manager and Volunteer Parent Aides working with a current maximum case load of 24-25 single mothers and approximately 30-45 children at any given time.
  • Meet with case manager 2-3 times a week to discuss family situations and brainstorm solutions when necessary if family is in crisis
  • Conduct monthly case reviews with case manager to ensure that all forms are signed and updated, client evaluation is completed and case notes are dated and signed
  • Sign off on expense forms
  • Developing key relationships with community partners and funders
  • Connecting and collaborating with National Exchange Club and West Chester Exchange Club
  • Insuring financial viability of the program
    1. Developing fundraising sources
    2. Identifying and executing ECFC-specific grant applications
    3. Preparing annual budgets and budget modifications
    4. Assuring that program expenditures are within the planned annual budget
    5. Assuring contractual compliance with all existing contracts
    6. Overseeing in the growth, development and execution of all fundraising events, including coordinating participation of the ECFC advisory board, FSCC Development team and external support
  • Establishing, training and managing of the ECFC Advisory Board
  • Serving as ambassador of the ECFC of Chester County and look for opportunities to expand the program to additional families
  • Match Volunteer Parent Aides with families
  • Work with other FSCC programs
  • Identify and execute opportunities in educating the community in the prevention of child abuse
  • Assist in making necessary referrals to community agencies and programs related to clients’ needs.

Key Deliverables:

  • Establishes and executes annual operational objectives and plans inclusive of development planning for ECFC
  • Provides input to mission, vision, long-term goals and strategic plans for ECFC
  • Policies and/or procedures, including compliance and personnel policies, necessary for the effective operation of child and family development programs to support their goals and objectives
  • Creates multi-year strategic plans for programs execution and improvement
  • Establishes community partnerships
  • Reports program updates to FSC, Executive Director, ECFC Advisory Board, and FSCC board

Strengths Profile/Qualifications/Competencies:

  • Degree in Social Work, Education, Early Childhood or the equivalent or related experience in the field of early childhood.
  • Minimum of three years of case management, home visiting experience, or work with at-risk families, preferred.
  • The position requires the ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships.
  • Excellent and demonstrated communication skills and effective interpersonal skills.
  • A large degree of collaborative and informative communication is required, the position requires the ability to effectively present information in public and in small and large group settings.
  • The responsibility requires the ability to diplomatically present information and to work with the public; skills in cultural competency are necessary.
  • Effective management of shifting priorities and the need to respond effectively to crises and changing circumstances, require adaptability and time management skills.
  • The role requires a consultative and non-judgmental approach.
  • Understanding of family systems and child abuse and neglect dynamics.
  • Knowledge of community resources and how to access services for children and families
  • Professional Training Requirements upon joining Family Service: National Exchange Club Parent Aide Model
  • Availability on nights and weekends when needed for development, fundraising or other program activities as needed
  • Access to vehicle and valid driver’s license and insurance

Please email resume and cover letter with salary requirement to  ceo@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 Meg Pope, Counseling Program Director, at 610-696-4900 or email her at mpope@familyservice.us.