Employment

Employment

Friendly Center has been providing services to low income families in Orange County for over 90 years. We are looking for energetic, competent and caring individuals who share our beliefs that every child deserves to live in a safe and stable home. Join our team and make a difference in the lives of families.

To apply for a position, send your résumé, cover letter, and completed employment application to jobs@friendlycenter.org. Please write the position title in the subject line. Please forward electronic submissions only. No phone calls please. Only qualified candidates will receive a response.

EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

Role Summary

Responsible for providing comprehensive case management and family advocacy services at the family resource center.

Responsibilities

  • Assess client needs
  • Assist, coordinate, and link clients with resources
  • Follow up to ensure clients access services
  • Participate in Case Management Team meetings
  • Compile, prepare, maintain records, data entry

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field from an accredited university, two years’ experience working directly with families
  • Proficiency in English and bilingual Spanish
  • Knowledge of the child welfare system
  • Capable of relating well to individuals from diverse backgrounds, cultures, varied income and education
  • Competent in Microsoft Office, ability to navigate internet and databases
  • Valid class C license, auto insurance, reliable transportation for use during work hours
  • Must pass background check

Hours

  • 40 hours per week. Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30 and 5 pm. Occasional evenings.

 

Primarily office setting.  Lift and carry up to 25 pounds up to waist length, extend both arms above the head and/or reach below the waist, stoop, squat, crawl, bend the back to open lower-level filing drawers, or to retrieve stored items.  Sit and/or stand frequently.  Use fine manipulation (hands and wrist) to operate a keyboard, take notes, complete and file reports, file and copy documents.  Corrected vision to normal range.  Speak in normal vocal tone and range, and communicate clearly and concisely to and with others.  Apply normal reasoning and detail as required in the accomplishment of job duties.

Role Summary

Friendly Center is a non-profit family resource center that believes all children deserve a safe, stable and secure home.
The DR In-Home Family Specialist works in partnership with Friendly Center’s DR Family Support Specialist and shares a mutual caseload. Cases are referred from Orange County Social Services due to allegations of child abuse. The DR In-Home Family Specialist is responsible for providing family support and educations services in the client’s home or community. Provides crisis intervention including assessment and stabilization of immediate crisis, and links clients to resources. This position requires the strong ability to engage and educate clients on various topics including parenting skills, domestic violence, and life skills.

Responsibilities

  • Provides DR family support services in homes, schools and other areas convenient to participants.
  • Provides in-home parent education, financial education and other one-on-one classes/activities.
  • Provides services at participants home, school, or other community site visits as needed.
  • Assists participants with the completion of necessary paperwork or forms.
  • Compile, prepare, and maintain client records.
  • Participates in case management team meetings and other meetings as required.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in social or human services, or a related field.
  • Two (2) years of experience working directly with families in crisis and with the community.
  • Proficiency in English and Spanish is required.
  • Knowledge of the child welfare system.
  • Computer competent in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), ability to navigate internet and databases.
  • Valid class C license, auto insurance, reliable transportation for use during work hours.
  • Must pass live scan and DMV background checks.

Preferred Skills

  • Capable of relating well to individuals from diverse backgrounds, cultures, varied income, and education levels.
  • Knowledge of public and private social service agencies and local resources.

Hours

  • 40 hours per week. Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30 and 5 pm. Occasional evenings.

 

Primarily office setting.  Lift and carry up to 25 pounds up to waist length, extend both arms above the head and/or reach below the waist, stoop, squat, crawl, bend the back to open lower-level filing drawers, or to retrieve stored items.  Sit and/or stand frequently.  Use fine manipulation (hands and wrist) to operate a keyboard, take notes, complete and file reports, file and copy documents.  Corrected vision to normal range.  Speak in normal vocal tone and range, and communicate clearly and concisely to and with others.  Apply normal reasoning and detail as required in the accomplishment of job duties. Some travel to and from client’s home.

Role Summary

The Education Program Coordinator leads the Education Team, managing two afterschool programs for children of low-income families at sites in Orange and Placentia.  Friendly Center provides homework help and academic enrichment activities to students in grades K-12.

The right candidate will be knowledgeable, creative, innovative, enthusiastic, and energetic. They will possess excellent leadership skills and a desire to help students from varied backgrounds succeed in school and in life.

40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Actual hours TBD.

Responsibilities

Responsible for developing program curriculum and helping frontline staff design lesson plans.

Responsible for creating and managing an environment that is safe, inviting, fun, and encouraging for students.

Additional responsibilities include: Evaluating program effectiveness; scheduling, training, and supervising afterschool frontline staff, volunteers and work-study tutors; compiling reports; maintaining records; and meeting with parents when needed.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Teaching credential or BA in Education with classroom teaching experience.
  • Minimum two years of experience working with children and youth in a school, or out-of-school-time setting.
  • Supervisory experience in a school, or out-of-school-time setting.
  • Experience or relevant courses in education program design.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish speaking preferred.
  • Live Scan, drug screening, DMV Clearance (Background check)

Preferred Skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively with other members of staff.
  • Strong, clear written and verbal communication skills.
  • Professional attitude, approach, and commitment to maintaining excellence for our students.
  • Ability to solve problems, make decisions, and resolve conflicts.
  • Experience working with culturally diverse communities.

Required to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word. Including the ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers, clients (including children) accurately, loudly, and/or quickly. Apply normal reasoning and detail as required in the accomplishment of job duties.

Working Conditions: May be exposed to direct sunlight, heat, humidity, rain, wind and cold while working outdoors, high noise levels from children who are playing and recreational activities, automotive traffic while working in park areas and infectious childhood diseases. Requires some travel between office locations in Orange County.

Physical Demands: Required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading. Must have the physical ability to: perform various tasks for extended periods of time requiring physical strength, dexterity and endurance, which include sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling and twisting. Must be able to grasp, push and pull objects such as general office and recreational equipment. Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, marital status, medical condition, sexual orientation, sexual preference, physical or mental disability or any other protected group in accordance with the requirements of all applicable Federal or State laws.

Internships

Friendly Center offers internships in the following areas: Family Support, Education, Fundraising/Events, and Marketing. If you are interested, please use the form below to submit your information and resume. Please submit electronic submissions only. No phone calls please. Only qualified candidates will receive a response. Internships are unpaid.