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To apply, please send your resume to FOR Human Resources, 701 Chartiers Avenue, McKees Rocks, PA 15136 or fax to 412.771.2943. Applicants should acknowledge that they heard about the position by this public posting.

Family Development Specialist

Focus on Renewal (FOR) is seeking a Family Development Specialist for its Positive Parenting Family Support Program.

The Family Development Specialist (FDS) is responbsible for providing direct service to families from diverse backgrounds with children birth - 6 yrs. The services provided help families set personal goals and deal with the many obstacles that come up in day to day life. This direct service will include preschool, home visits, goal planning, advocacy and referrals linking families to any needed services.

Reports to: Director, Positive Parenting Program

Duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Facilitate preschool five (5) days a week using Positive Parenting Preschool Curriculum.
  • Complete minimum of one home visit per month with each assigned family.
  • Conduct minimum two (2) developmental assessments per year on each assigned child.
  • Participate in the development of special events and celebrations with/for families
  • Participate in the devlopment of and facilitate parent groups
  • Build positive rapport with parents and children
  • Maintain the family support center site and ensure welcoming atmosphere
  • Attend minimum of twenty (20) hours of job-related trainings annually
  • Participate in outreach/recruiting for Positive Parenting Program
  • Refer/Advocate on behalf of families and children with outside agencies
  • Provide crisis intervention
  • Maintain confidentiality of ALL Positive Parenting families
  • Maintain files and complete all paperwork as required
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Must possess valid Pennsylvania driver's license and use of personal vehicle required with proof of insurance
  • Child Development Associate (CDA) is a minimum requirement. Bachelor's Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood or related field or experience working with young children is preferred
  • Experience in home visiting
  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficient using Microsoft Word and Google Apps
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills
  • Must possess valid Pennsylvania driver's license and use of personal vehicl required with proof of insurance
  • Must possess valid Act 33/34 and FBI clearances

This position is a full-time, non-exempt position that pays $12.75 hourly. Compensation is not negotiable.

About Focus on Renewal Positive Parenting

Positive Parenting Family Support Centers are designed to provide education and support to the families we serve. We provide service in three sites throughout the Sto-Rox community to families we serve. We provide service in three sites throughout the Sto-Rox community to families with children birth through age five. The goal of the program is to prevent child abuse and help children and their families transition into the school system. Family Support programs are based on the philosophy that the most effective way to insure the healthy development and growth of small children is by supporting the families and communities in which they live. The Positive Parenting Family Support Centers offer:

  • PRESCHOOL three different sites in the Sto-Rox community 5 days a week 9:00 a.m. to Noon. We strive to promote self-esteem, social skills and skills necessary to enter kindergarten.
  • HOME VISITS - Every family receiving service through Positive Parenting will receive a minimum of one home visit a month. The purpose of home visits is to provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to Positive Parenting Program at No phone calls please.

Part-time Job Opportunity through Allegheny County
Please note this position is available through Allegheny County's STEP program and individuals hired are NOT employees of FOR.
The Senior Training and Employment Program (STEP) provides work experience and training opportunities to Allegheny County residents age 55 and older who meet income guidelines. Individuals enrolled in the program receive 20 hours of training/work experience in nonprofit or government agencies and are paid minimum wage. Applicants must 55 or older and unemployed for at least six months. Income cannot be more than 125% of the poverty level.
For more information, please contact Sister Sarah Crotty at 412.331.1685, ext. 230.

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