151 Mercer Street

Employment Opportunities

Mercer Street Friends is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Candidates that wish to apply for the positions listed below should submit their resumes to Bianca Allen at hr@mercerstreetfriends.org

Job Title: Parent Educator (PE)

Full Time Position, Forty (40) hours a week with benefits

Reports To: Parents As Teachers Supervisor in the Parenting & Adult Services Division

Job Summary:

The Parent Educator (PE) working in this family focused, evidence based home visiting program is responsible for establishing and maintaining regular and long-term relationships with families aimed at providing parent support, linkages, education,  parent-child interaction information, family goal planning,  health/safety guides, and screenings

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Provides outreach to locate and engage families assigned for enrollment.
  • Provides intensive home visiting to a standard caseload of 20 families in compliance with the Parents as Teachers (PAT) Essential Requirements.
  • Assists and supports parents in identifying issues related to trauma and/or mental health concerns that may be impacting ability to parent safely and effectively
  • Provides basic parenting education to families (focused on parent-child interaction) in the home and in the community modeling healthy behaviors and interactions.
  • Provides support and instruction in basic health and life skills, e.g. prenatal care, immunizations, budgeting, etc and ensures appropriate utilization of needed health and social services. Accompanying families to appointments ensuring the proper services are being rendered both medically and socially.
  • Provides transportation, as needed to medical and social service appointments.
  • Creates, maintains and properly stores client data in the PATSYS data system as prescribed in a timely manner.
  • Complies with all program reporting and meetings required by the PAT Supervisor.
  • Meets as required with Team Supervisor for comprehensive review of current caseload
  • Reports immediately to Program Supervisor any and all suspicion of incidents of child maltreatment and other issues related to worker and/or child/family health and safety (mental health, substance abuse, and domestic violence)

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience working with families who may have issues/behaviors related to trauma and/or mental health concerns.
  • Experience  working with families in a culturally diverse community and the ability to be culturally sensitive and non-judgmental
  • Experience in networking with community agencies and other resources developed for enrollment.
  • Ability to be task oriented and demonstrate behaviors that support beginning and completing a project/tasks within a specific time frame.
  • Demonstrate strong organizational and writing skills.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and timing in situations related to obligation as a mandatory reporter of suspicion of child endangerment and maltreatment
  • Must be able to maintain a flexible schedule that accommodates program participants.

Education Qualifications:

Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED equivalent with two years’ of previous supervised work experience with young children and/or parents or Bachelor’s degree in early childhood or a related field (preferred)


Title: Family Support Worker (FSW)

Full Time Position, Forty (40) hours a week with benefits

Reports To: FSW Supervisor in the Parenting & Adult Services Division

Job Summary:

Healthy Families-TIP (a program of child abuse and neglect prevention). The FSW working in this family focused, evidence based home visiting program is responsible for establishing and maintaining regular and long-term relationships with families.; aimed at providing parent support, linkages, education,  parent-child interaction information, family goal planning,  health/safety guides, and screenings

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Provides intensive home visiting to a caseload of families ranging from 15 to 25 in compliance with the Healthy Families Critical Element standards.
  • Provides outreach to locate and engage families assigned for enrollment.
  • Assists families in identifying goals related to their overall health and self-sufficiency within the structure of a Family Goal Plan
  • Assist and support parents in identifying issues related to trauma and/or mental health concerns that may be impacting ability to parent safely and effectively
  • Provides basic parenting education to families (focused on parent-child interaction) in the home and in the community modeling healthy behaviors and interactions.
  • Provides support and instruction in basic health and life skills, e.g. prenatal care, immunizations, budgeting, etc and ensures appropriate utilization of needed health and social services. Accompanying families to appointments ensuring the proper services are being rendered both medically and socially.
  • Provides transportation, as needed to medical and social service appointments.
  • Creates, maintains and properly store client data in the FAMSYS data system as prescribed in a timely manner.
  • Complies with all program reporting and meetings required by the FSW Supervisor.\
  • Meets as required with Team Supervisor for comprehensive review of current caseload
  • Meets as required with caseworkers, supervisors, Resource Development Specialists at DCP&P North and South locations for review of work with shared clients
  • Reports immediately to Program Supervisor any and all suspicion of incidents of child maltreatment and other issues related to worker and/or child/family health and safety (mental health, substance abuse, and domestic violence)

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience working with families who may have issues/behaviors related to trauma and/or mental health concerns.
  • Experience working with families in a culturally diverse community and the ability to be culturally sensitive and non-judgmental
  • Experience in networking with community agencies and other resources developed for enrollment.
  • Ability to be task oriented and demonstrate behaviors that support beginning and completing a project/tasks within a specific time frame.
  • Demonstrate strong organizational and writing skills
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and timing in situations related to obligation as a mandatory reporter of suspicion of child endangerment and maltreatment.
  • Must be able to maintain a flexible schedule that accommodates program participants.
  • Able to read and speak Spanish a plus

Education Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED equivalent with two years’ of previous supervised work experience with young children and/or parents or Bachelor’s degree in early childhood or a related field (preferred).