Employment & Internships

Employment

Thank you for your interest in making a difference in the lives of families in Orange County. 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

Implement Friendly Center’s Childcare Program while parents are in on-site classes

Responsibilities

  • Care for infants and toddlers
  • Provide safe age appropriate activities to amuse and entertain children
  • Supervise childcare assistants

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 1 year childcare experience including working with infants

Preferred Skills

  • Bilingual – English/Spanish

Hours

  • Part-time – Monday, Thursday and Friday – 8:30am – 12:15pm during the school year. Additional hours as available.

Role Summary

The DR Family Support Specialist provides one-on-one support; coordinate information for referrals; ensure participants are able to access services; following up with participants as needed; working closely with Friendly Center  partners and Social Services Agency Social Workers.

Responsibilities

  • Provide case management in home, school, or other community site visits as needed
  • Assist  families  in  crisis  to  access  resources  to  meet  needs
  • Coordinate with other service providers providing services to clients
  • Compile, prepare, and maintain client records
  • Participate  in  DR  Case Management Team meetings

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field from an accredited university.
  • Two (2) years of experience working directly with families in crisis and the community is preferred.
  • Proficiency in English and bilingual Vietnamese 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.
  • Attention to detail.

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

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

Implement year-round academic tutoring programs (after-school and summer) for children and youth in the city of Placentia.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee tutoring programs for students grades kindergarten through high school.
  • Supervise work-study students, volunteers and interns.
  • Train tutors on common core curriculum, monitor attendance and participation.
  • Compile and record student assessment data.
  • Compile, prepare, maintain records, data entry.
  • Attend meetings and trainings as required.
  • Assist with the implementation and planning of FRC events for families of participants.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Two years college coursework with minimum twelve (12) Units of child development or related coursework.
  • One (1) year of experience working directly with school age children is required.
  • Experience supervising others including employees, interns or volunteers.
  • Proficiency in English and bilingual Spanish is required.
  • Ability to communicate with school staff, parents, students and partners.
  • Capable of communicating and relating well to individuals from diverse backgrounds, cultures, varied income, and education levels.
  • Apply normal reasoning and detail as required in the accomplishment of job duties.
  • Competent in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and ability to navigate internet and databases.
  • Vision corrected to normal range.
  • Valid class C license, auto insurance, reliable transportation for use during work hours.
  • Must pass live scan and DMV background checks.

 

Preferred Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Experience tutoring or educating children is preferred.

 

Hours
30 hours per week, Monday-Friday, schedule varies
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. 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.  Use fine manipulation (hands and wrist) to operate a keyboard, take notes, complete and file reports, file and copy documents. 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.

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.

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.