Employment and Internships

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

PEAK Family Engagement Coordinator (Full-time; Pottstown Office)
We have a position available that requires a highly self-motivated individual who can also function effectively in a team environment. You will have an opportunity to use the communication and engagement skills you have acquired to provide community-based services to families of children ages 0-6. You will work with partner agencies, preschool sites, and parents to create a quality system that prepares young children to enter kindergarten prepared to learn and excel.

We are looking for an outgoing person who can facilitate workshops, effectively communicate, and collaborate with community partners. If you have the ability to engage and serve clients of all backgrounds as well as strong management and communication skills using effective decision-making that achieve positive outcomes, you will fit well on our team.

PEAK is a unique collaboration of early childhood educators in the Pottstown community who are working to provide a high quality early learning experience for young children and to build a culture of learning in Pottstown. PEAK is a Pottstown School District initiative that contracts with Family Services of Montgomery County for support services; therefore, funding for this position is provided by Pottstown School District.

The PEAK Family Engagement Coordinator is responsible for implementing, managing and facilitating program delivery designed to strengthen, support, and improve the lives of families in the PEAK program to assure that every parent of a young child has access to high-quality; proving skill-building resources that help them fulfill their roles as their child’s first teacher.

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in social work or related field is required. A master’s degree in social work or related field is preferred.  This position is primarily daytime hours with some evenings and travel required. Candidates that are fluent in spoken and written Spanish are encouraged to apply. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and auto insurance as these are necessary to meet the job requirements. 

Qualified candidates should e-mail their resume and cover letter to hr@fsmontco.org.  

Posted November 3, 2016


Family Development Specialist (Full-time; Pottstown Office)
We have a position available that requires a highly self-motivated individual who can also function effectively in a team environment. You will have an opportunity to use the assessment, communication and engagement skills you have acquired to provide in-home services to at-risk families of children ages 0-6. You will recruit and assist parents in becoming a positive, nurturing presence in the lives of their children. We are looking for a person who can facilitate, communicate, and collaborate with parents in their homes and community settings. If you have managed to find a balance between being empathetic with clients of all backgrounds and pairing that empathy with effective decisions that achieve positive outcomes, you will fit well on our team.

The Family Development Specialist is a full-time position responsible for implementing the national model Parents As Teachers (PAT) program. PAT is an early childhood family support and parent education home-visiting model that works with families using a comprehensive research-based and evidence-informed curriculum. Family Development Specialists work with parents in the greater Pottstown area of Montgomery County to strengthen protective factors and ensure that young children are healthy, safe, and ready to learn.

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in social work or related field is required. A master’s degree in social work or related field is preferred. This position is primarily daytime hours with some evenings required each week. Experience working with high-risk families is required. Candidates that are fluent in spoken and written Spanish are encouraged to apply. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and auto insurance as these are necessary to meet the job requirements.

Qualified candidates should e-mail their resume and cover letter to hr@fsmontco.org.  

Posted October 21, 2016



INTERNSHIPS
Students who are interested in interning at Family Services should send a cover letter and resume to Shushma Patel at spatel@fsmontco.org.

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