Family Empowerment Coordinator

Jeremiah's Place - Pittsburgh, PA

30+ days agoFull-time

DEPARTMENT: Strong Families
FLSA STATUS: Full-Time (70% offsite, 30% in office, Monday-Friday; some weekends)


The Family Empower Coordinator provides crisis intervention to families at high-risk for child abuse and neglect with children birth to six years. The Family Empowerment Coordinator will be working with new and existing partner agencies to conduct off-site intakes for clients, grow the referral program and follow-up with families and identify other critical needs of the family.

Position is slated to begin in October 2018.


  • Guides families through off-site client intake process
  • Assesses client situations, capabilities, and problems, to determine what services are required to meet their needs
  • Help build community and empower our families
  • Implements a strengths-based and empowering approach of service delivery
  • Serves as liaison between clients and community resources i.e. contacts and investigates agencies with potential services for clients
  • Establishes relationships with individuals, families and community partners
  • Works with families who are experiencing ongoing multiple barriers
  • Develops and maintains a list of available community resources including but not limited to housing, employment, childcare, food, medical, legal and other community resources.
  • Maintains accurate and thorough client notes
  • Provides, finds, arranges or refers for support services that might include but will not be limited to substance abuse counseling, job training, prenatal care, and parenting classes to prevent additional crisis from occurring.
  • Follows up with clients regarding results of referrals
  • Addresses potential child abuse
  • Administers community outreach such as tours, events, and speaking engagements


  • Master’s Degree in Counseling or Social Work preferred
  • 1-3 years social work experience
  • PA Act 33 (Child Abuse) / Act 34 (Criminal History) / Federal Criminal History Record (FBI Fingerprint)


  • Understanding of and sensitivity to the needs of young children/families in crisis
  • Relates to children and parents in a positive manner
  • Empathizes with children and parents regarding their crisis
  • Multilingual is a plus
  • Works with families from diverse cultures and ethnic groups
  • Instills confidence in others
  • Maintains a calm and competent attitude during periods of stress
  • Understands the challenges of clients with mental health, chemical dependency and behavioral issues
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to interpret state and federal policies, statutes, and regulations while assuring program goals are met
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and computer skills
  • Strong awareness of community programs and resources
  • Nurturing, Patient, Sensitive, Flexible, Energetic, Tolerant, Responsible and Adaptable


Reports to: Executive Director

Works Closely with: Social Worker and Program Manager

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Works off-site in various office settings.

  • Indoors in busy daycare environment, working in close proximity to co-workers;
  • Frequently required to work at a fast pace;
  • Local travel required; Must have driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Some overnight and weekend on call availability will be required


  • Salary Range: $32,000 – $35,000/year
  • Health Insurance: Medical (employer paid), Dental and Vision (optional)
  • Paid Trainings
  • Two weeks PTO
  • Mileage reimbursed

HOW TO APPLY: (Deadline: August 15, 2018)

Please submit a cover letter and resume with contact information for three references to: apply[at] Interviews begin mid-late August. We will NOTaccept mailed or hand-delivered applications. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

NOTE: This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be necessary for this role. Personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Jeremiah’s Place is an equal-opportunity employer

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $32,000.00 to $35,000.00 /year


  • Social Work/ Counseling: 1 year (Required)


  • Master's (Required)


  • Pittsburgh, PA (Preferred)


  • Licensed Social Worker (Preferred)
  • Driver's License (Required)


  • Spanish (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)