Employment & Internships


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.



Provide the planning, coordination, and implementation of the after-school program in classroom and park environment. Acts as a positive role model and has a genuine interest in the growth and development of students. Helps provide a stable and nurturing atmosphere for students to succeed. Works directly with children, staff, and volunteers. Reports to the Education Site Manager.

This position is in Orange or Placentia and the schedule varies on location.

Orange – Approx 25 hours weekly – Schedule: Mon-Fri afternoons – elementary program; Mon-Thurs evenings – high school program

Placentia – Approx 16 hours weekly – Schedule: Mon-Thurs afternoons



Supervise students Kindergarten through high school, ages vary by program

Supervises staff, interns, and volunteers

Plan tutoring, enrichment and recreation activities

Develop weekly calendar of activities

Enforce safety rules and procedures

Record test statistics, attendance, and complete reports

Communicate with parents of students

Participate in staff training and development programs

Maintain confidentiality in staff, student, and volunteer matters

Assist with special events as needed

Responsible for daily snack preparation, serving, and cleanup

Responsible in keeping the site clean



Must be 18 years or older

High School Diploma or GED

Experience working with children in education, after-school or recreation type programs

Must clear Live Scan, Drug Testing, TB Testing, Megan’s Law Background check

Use of typical office equipment

Computer Literate – MS Office, Internet, and Email

Good verbal/written skills

Ability to work within deadlines with attention to detail

Pass DMV background check, valid class C Drivers’ License, proof of auto insurance

Reliable transportation to use during work hours



Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

CPR/First Aid preferred

Some College preferred

Role Summary

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


  • 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


  • 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.

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.


We are currently not seeking any interns at this time.