Employment & Internships

Employment

Friendly Center has been providing services to low income families in Orange County for over 90 years. We are looking for an 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 an email to jobs@friendlycenter.org and attach a copy of your résumé and a cover letter. 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.

Friendly Center is a non-profit family resource center providing programs and services for low income families in Orange County for over 90 years. We are looking for an energetic, competent and caring individual who shares our belief that every child deserves to live in a safe and stable home.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • QuickBooks – minimum 1 year of professional bookkeeping experience.
  • Knowledge of accounting processes.
  • BA preferred.  Minimum 1 to 2 years of college, OR 2 or more years of experience.
  • Full fluency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word.
  • Ability to problem-solve, make decisions independently, manage projects, maintain confidentiality.
  • Accuracy with numbers and close attention to detail is essential.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Responsibilities

  • Accounts payable.
  • Payroll processing.
  • Assist with personnel and program expense allocations.
  • Copying and filing in order to maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions.
  • Assist with preparation of reimbursable grant invoicing.
  • Assist with grant and general budget reconciliations.
  • Assist administrative and program staff as requested.

Part of our interview process might include one or more pre-employment skills tests.

Preferred Skills

  • Experience in non-profit accounting

Hours

  • 20 hours per week. Flexible hours, Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30 and 5 pm.

 

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

Provides emergency assistance/family stabilization to meet the basic needs of families and stabilize their situations. Assess food needs in the community and implement food programs. Monitor, compile and record data, data input, and issue reports for internal and external purposes.

 

Responsibilities

  • Assess families and provide emergency services to meet basic needs of families and stabilize their situations.
  • Oversee all aspects of emergency and supplemental food programs including, but not limited to, organizing distributions; and ensuring health and safety standards are met.
  • Train and supervise volunteers.
  • Assist Family Services staff
  • Attend all required meetings and trainings.
  • Participate in agency events.

 

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social or human services.
  • Proficiency in Spanish and English.
  • Capable of relating well to individuals from diverse backgrounds, cultures, varied income and education levels.
  • Computer competency in Microsoft Office and online tools.
  • Apply normal reasoning and detail as required in the accomplishment of duties.
  • Valid class C license, auto insurance, reliable transportation for use during work hours.
  • Must pass live scan and DMV background check.
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds.

 

Preferred Skills

  • Knowledge of public and private social service agencies, and local resources.
  • Knowledge of the Child Welfare System.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Data Entry experience.

 

Hours
Full-time 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, occasional evenings

 

Office and outdoor setting with some driving required. May be exposed to: direct sunlight, heat, humidity, rain, wind and cold, automotive traffic during food programs and events. Lift and carry up to 40 pounds, 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, climb on stools, steps and/or ladders, and climb stairs. 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. Vision corrected to normal range. Communicate clearly and concisely to and with others. Apply normal reasoning and detail as required in the accomplishment of job duties.

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.

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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment 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.