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
Parent Educator
Full Time

Job Description:

The Parent Educator is responsible for establishing and maintaining regular and long-term relationships with enrolled families.  The activity will occur primarily in the client’s home and will also include group activities at the MSF Parent Child Center West, interventions will focus on teaching, role modeling and support of development of parental competence through increased knowledge of child growth and development, positive/nurturing parenting skills, child health and safety tips, and community resources.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides intensive home visiting for a standard caseload of 20 families in compliance with the Parents as Teachers (PAT) Essential Requirements.
  • Maintains a regular and long-term relationship with the family.
  • Activity will occur primarily within the family’s home; each visit should last for at least one hour.
  • The interventions should be family-centered and strength-based.
  • Establishes a trusting relationship with the family.
  • Assists in strengthening the parent-child relationship.
  • Assists parents in improving their skills to optimize the home environment and parenting practices that promote the optimal development of children.
  • Assesses the normal growth and development of the target child.
  • Complies with monthly, quarterly, and annual program reporting.
  • Attends ongoing training sessions and meetings, which may require travel.
  • 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).
  • Exercises sound judgment and timing in situations related to obligation as a mandatory reporter of suspicion of child endangerment and maltreatment.

Job Specifications:

  • Flexible availability that might include weekend and evening hours.
  • Non-judgmental and empathetic.
  • Patient and tactful.
  • Knowledgeable about community resources.
  • Ability to establish and maintain personal/programmatic boundaries, while providing supportive services.
  • Ability to maintain client confidentiality.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to individuals who may not share a basic commonality, including value system and behavior norms.
  • Believes in and is comfortable with advocating for nurturing, non-violent discipline of children.
  • Experience in working with culturally diverse communities/families and the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Demonstrates strong writing and communication skills.
  • Demonstrates strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Possess maturity and experience working with families.
  • Commitment to working in a style consistent with the Quaker values of equality, integrity, simplicity, and non-violent conflict resolution.
  • Experience in working with culturally diverse communities/families and the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Must be able to maintain a schedule that is conducive to the participant’s schedule, including evening, and possibly, weekend hours.
  • Maturity and experience in working with children (0-5 years of age) and their families for at least two years.

Qualifications

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and working vehicle
  • Must have at least a GED/high school diploma; bachelors college preferred
  • Must have experience working with families from a variety of cultures in an urban setting

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.

Education Level: Bachelor’s preferred

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


Food Bank
Food Bank Director
Full Time

Job Description:

Lead the Food Bank in its mission to reduce hunger and increase food security in Mercer County. Develop and strengthen the Food Bank’s role in the community, its financial security, efficient use of resources, embrace of opportunities, creation of new programs and services, and leadership in the hunger relief network

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Act as the MSF Food Bank’s primary representative with government officials as well as business and community leaders to support and enhance the role and image of the food bank.
  • Represent the MSF Food Bank to the public through the media, events, promotions, and other applicable venues to promote the mission of the food bank.
  • Supervise operations of existing programs, evaluate expansion of existing programs, and/or develop new programs as deemed necessary or beneficial for both the agency and food bank.
  • Maintain effective client relationships with partner agencies served by MSF Food Bank.
  • Establish policies and procedures, as well as ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations governing operations of the MSF Food Bank.
  • Manage all areas of division, including administration, operations and finance.
  • Develop and design programs to enhance the mission of the MSF Food bank internally/externally.
  • Direct, Assign and Supervise staff workloads both: paid and non-paid.
  • Oversee and maintain integrity of the organization’s financial structure, fiscal management and monitor budget compliance.

Collaborate with the Mercer Street Friends advancement staff on:

  • Fundraising campaigns and events
  • Preparation and submission of grant proposals
  • Stories for agency newsletter, press releases and opinion pieces
  • Content for annual report and other marketing material
  • Use of social media and Mercer Street Friends Web site postings

Education Requirements:
Master’s degree or Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of nonprofit management experience.
Additional Qualifications

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and working vehicle
  • Must possess knowledge of the Mercer County Area

Interested candidates, please send your resume to HR@mercerstreetfriends.org