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

Parenting & Adult Services Division
Position: Instructor, Adult Education Program
Part Time

Position Summary: Primarily focused on preparing adult students for the NJ High School Equivalency exam in all core areas: math, reading, science, social studies, and writing.  Delivering assignments to students both electronically and traditionally. Provides guidance to the students on the different career fields, job search, and post-secondary education/training opportunities.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Provides instruction in content areas included in the NJ High School Equivalency exam
  • Assists with orientation and enrollment of students in the program
  • Assists with student assessment, administer the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education)  and instructional monitoring for additional testing
  • Assists students with career exploration, resume development, posting on careerconnections.nj.gov website, and other job search activities, as well as exploration of post-secondary education/training opportunities
  • Provides basic computer training
  • Assists with curriculum development
  • Maintains familiarity with local employment opportunities
  • Maintains familiarity with local post-secondary training/education opportunities

Requirements:

  • Expertise in teaching the contents of NJ High School Equivalency exam.
  • Experience in working with students of all literacy levels in a non-traditional education environment.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Ability and interest in working with diverse populations – demonstrating professional, cultural sensitivity and patience.
  • Available 20 hours a week.

Educational level: Bachelor’s Degree/Master’s Degree preferred

 Other: NJ teaching certification/working toward certification


Parenting & Adult Services Division
Family Support Worker Supervisor
Full Time

Position Summary: Provides supervision and support to FSWs in compliance with Healthy Families Critical Element Standards; ensures focus on issues related to women, child, and family health outcomes; assists in program evaluation, data analysis, and implementation of a quality assurance framework established to monitor service delivery and outcomes; provides/facilitates training as needed. 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, risk screening, health/safety guides, modeling and support of the Family Goal Plan. The activity will occur primarily in the family’s home but may also occur in the community.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Supports/complies with all Program policies and procedures.
  • Provides intensive home visiting to a caseload of families ranging from 8 to 10 in compliance with the Healthy Families Critical Element standards.
  • Provides information and support in basic health and life skills; and encourages appropriate utilization of needed health and social services. Accompanies families to medical or social service appointments as needed
  • Creates, maintains and properly enters client data into the FAMSYS data system as prescribed and according to required timeframes
  • Complies with all program reporting and meetings required by the FSW Supervisor.
  • Meets as required with FSW 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)
  • Monitors day to day implementation of the HF model as prescribed by Trenton Healthy Families-TIP Policy and Procedures, PCANJ standards, and HFA guidelines; ensuring compliance with Critical Element standards in service delivery, cultural competence, and client satisfaction.
  • Supervises FSWs in individual and small group settings to monitor the quality of services to assigned women/families.
  • Conducts weekly case reviews with FSWs in order to monitor progress.
  • Conducts periodic shadow visits with FSWs to provide feedback on their work with assigned families to ensure ongoing quality assurance.
  • Facilitates dissemination, response, and analysis of an Annual Client Satisfaction Survey of enrolled families
  • Conducts weekly briefings of FSW’s to provide Program updates
  • Conducts monthly staff meetings and records attendance; produces minutes; and follows a written agenda
  • Assesses training needs of staff and arranges needed and/or required training
  • Monitors all data entered in the FAMSYS data system for accuracy and quality of content
  • Assists Program Manager in completing quarterly quality assurance reports as required for all MSF programs.
  • Completes annual performance evaluations of FSW’s

Educational Level: Bachelor’s Degree

Additional Experience: Minimum of 1-year managerial experience supervising case worker(s)


Parenting & Adult Services Division
Family Support Worker
Full Time

Job Summary: Program: Healthy Families-TIP (a program of child abuse and neglect prevention)The Family Support Worker 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, health/safety guides, and family goal planning.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Assists in developing, planning and implementation of the enrollment process. Supports all policies and procedures developed ensuring the sustainable growth of the program.
  • Provides intensive home visiting to a caseload of families ranging from 15 to 25 in compliance with the Healthy Families Critical Element standards.
  • Assists families in identifying goals related to their overall health and self-sufficiency within the structure of an Individual Family Support 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.
  • Upholds guiding principles of the project and maintains standards of quality care.
  • 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.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Physical/Mental — meets physical and mental demands as outlined
  • Working knowledge of local, State and Federal Regulations
  • Experience working with families in their homes, in an urban community who may have issues/behaviors related to trauma and/or mental health concerns.
  • Experience in networking with community agencies and other resources developed for enrollment.
  • Must be non-judgmental and culturally aware.
  • Task oriented, behavior supports beginning and completing a project/tasks within a specific time frame. Demonstrate strong organizational and writing skills.
  • Experience in working with culturally diverse communities/families and the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Must be able to maintain a flexible schedule that accommodates program participants.
  • Must be fluent in Spanish

Education Level: Bachelor’s preferred

Additional  Experience: Minimum of 1-year experience in one of the following areas: Child Development and/or Parent Education