Careers

  • Working at Providence

    Being part of Providence Connections can be a fulfilling and rewarding experience.

    Our administrative and support staff are called to be solid model citizens and to uphold the Principles of Family Support:

     

    • Family Support is governed, designed and improved by participants and community members.
    • Family Support is relationship-based, fostering respectful partnerships between and among parents, peers and professionals.
    • Family Support is strengths-based, building on existing individual, family, community, and cultural abilities and vitalities.
    • Family Support services are designed by and for participants to meet their priorities and are collaborative among agencies to insure easy access and use.
    • Family Support reflects, respects and enhances the cultures of the neighborhood through the staff it hires, and the materials and activities it provides.
    • Family Support services are enhanced through program evaluations that reflect family support principles and that contribute to continuous program improvement.
    • Family Support services are based in the community, serve the entire family, without eligibility requirements and are voluntary.

    Currently, we have the following position open:

    Assistant Director of Early Childhood & Youth Programs

    The Assistant Director will assist the Director of Early Childhood and Youth Programs with regulatory compliance (DHS, Keystone STARS, Head Start, Child and Adult Care Food Program/CACFP), supervision, recruitment, financial accountabilities, and ongoing relationships with parents, children and staff.  In addition, the Assistant Director will manage the School Age Program, including Summer Camp. This is a full-time position.

    Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

    • Maintaining child files and documentation as required by DHS, STARS, and Head Start
    • Maintaining child information in the Early Learning Network as required by STARS and Head Start
    • Reviewing weekly lesson plans to ensure that quality standards are being met
    • Performing classroom observations of caregivers and ERS assessments/improvements of classrooms, as needed.
    • Creating and implementing Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) plans as required by STARS
    • Assisting Director with financial accountabilities including tuition collection process, grant requests and reconciliation/reporting
    • Assisting with development of weekly staff work schedule
    • Providing coordination of Before & Afterschool/Summer Camp programming including lesson planning and program scheduling (field trips, onsite special programming, etc.) during afterschool care, full care days and summer camp.
    • Providing leadership and guidance to all staff members and volunteers with a focus on the school age program.
    • Assisting with providing tours to prospective families and completing enrollment process. This also includes maintaining a wait list and keeping in contact with families who are on the list.
    • Serve as site contact to area schools that the program serves. This includes staying in communication with office and administrative school staff and informing them of any changes.
    • Serve as site contact to Out of School Time (OST) agencies. This may include attending trainings and meetings with agencies as needed and completing all administrative tasks to maintain partnerships.
    • Maintaining daily and food program attendance for all school age program students.

    Education/Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or human services field
    • Minimum of 1-2 years’ experience as an Assistant Director or Coordinator of programming in a Keystone STARS facility
    • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and supervisory skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Self-starter and motivator

    Family Development Specialist

    The Family Development Specialist is responsible for providing direct service to 15-20 families who have children ages 0-5 years of age. This position helps people in dealing with difficult life events and setting personal goals. This direct service will include home visits, goal planning, advocacy and referrals to link the family with any needed outside services. The individual will keep accurate case notes and files on each family, demonstrate a practical knowledge of child development and understand that relationship building is the key to successful progress.  This is a full-time position with benefits.

    Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

    • Develops trusting productive relationships with approximately 15-20 parents and their children to provide advocacy, support and coordinated services linked with Providence Family Support Center.
    • Conducts bi-weekly home visits to:
    • Work with parents to set realistic goal plans
    • Increase their understanding of child development
    • Develop parenting skills
    • Conducts child development assessments and screenings for children ages birth to 5 years in our day care, pre-school and intensive case management families every six months.
    • Fulfills all case management duties and responsibilities which include but are not limited to the following:
    • Coordinates visitations with Children, Youth and Family Services
    • Provides housing advocacy and referral
    • Provides mental health advocacy and referral
    • Participates in case management meetings
    • Maintains case records and files
    • Provides accurate follow-up as needed
    • Participates in recruitment activities as needed in order to maintain caseload of 15-20 families
    • Participates in special events, holiday celebrations and Family Fun Night to interact with families and build trusting relationships
    • Assists with other programs at PFSC as the need arises to provide services to families, eg. after-school program, summer camp
    • Participates in weekly supervision with the Director, team meetings, staff meetings, development trainings
    • Performs other responsibilities as requested by the Director

    Education/Qualification:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field
    • Two years home visiting experience
    • Experience in strengths-based human service delivery approach
    • Knowledge of Social Service systems in Allegheny county
    • 33/34 & FBI clearances
    • Strong interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal communication skills
    • Must possess initiative, productivity, creativity and problem solving skills
    • Ability and willingness to work evening and occasional weekend hours
    • Ability to work as a team member

    To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to tdonze@providenceconnections.org


    Family Program Specialist/Van Driver

    The Program specialist a 30 hours per week position and is responsible for management of family and educational programs/events.  This individual is responsible for overseeing core program development.  This position requires good judgement, organizational skills, and attention to detail. This individual needs to provide hospitality and sensitivity to all guests, parents and children. In addition, this individual will provide transportation to program participants for center-based activities. This individual will promote the mission and philosophy of Providence Connections Inc.

    Essential Program Duties / Responsibilities:

    • Prepares, copies and distributes bi-annual program guide and monthly newsletter in a timely manner.
    • Determines what courses will be taught and interviews potential facilitators assuring they are knowledgeable and able to teach six consecutive weeks. Schedule them appropriately.
    • Lead the planning and managing of Family Unity Nights, Holiday events and other programs with input from other CORE staff. This includes: setting up rooms, guaranteeing resources are available, assisting with child care and clean up.  
    • Oversee the RSVP’s for all programs and contact families to remind them of upcoming events.
    • Assists with outreach for all programs, especially educational courses to continually attract new families to participate if opportunities at PFSC.
    • Maintain accurate attendance records for all programs and keeps mailing list updated as needed.
    • Works closely with volunteers for all Holiday events and assures that information is conveyed to parishes/groups in timely manner as well as shows appreciation for their contributions.

    Van Driver Position Responsibilities:

    • Pick up participants at their homes and transport to PFSC for education classes, and other center activities and provide transportation back home.
    • Assist passengers as they get off and on the van
    • Perform routine vehicle safety checks and assure all individuals are in compliance with PFSC vehicular safety requirements.
    • Perform required paperwork and other reporting requirements for transportation.
    • Assure van is full of gas and that inspections or needed repairs are taken care of in timely manner.
    • Reports any concerns regarding van or transportation to Site Director.
    • Assist with transport of Christmas gifts.
    • Understand responsibilities of mandated reporter.

    Education / Qualifications:

    • Associated in Human Service or related field (Bachelor’s Degree  preferred)
    • Current PA Driver’s License with 5 years positive driving record.
    • Experience driving a large van if possible.
    • Strong interpersonal, organizational, computer, written and oral communication, and problem solving skill
    • Act 33/34 clearances required.
    • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
    • Experience working with families and children.
    • Ability to loft 30-40lbs to place children in and out of car seats.
    • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and a few weekends.

    To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to tdonze@providenceconnections.org

     

    At Providence Connections, Inc., there is an open and equitable personnel system established and maintained.  Personnel policies, procedures and practices are designed to prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin, age or sex.

    Employment opportunities are available for qualified individuals with disabilities and reasonable accommodation(s) are made to meet the physical or mental limitations of qualified applicants or employees.

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