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Job Type:
Full Time
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Job Description:

Friends Center is an early childhood education center providing year-round, full-time care for children ages 3 months to 5 years. We offer a child-centered, hands-on learning experience in a safe and nurturing environment. At the Center, children learn through creative play and a wide range of developmentally-appropriate activities. We are a non-sectarian organization whose value-based curriculum is guided and enhanced by its foundations in the Quaker principles of community, equality, peace, simplicity, truth and stewardship. As a cooperative organization, parents and teachers at the Center work together to create a diverse and supportive community. Our mission is: educate children, empower families, inspire teachers, engage community, embrace diversity.

Position Summary: Friends Center for Children is looking for Social Worker who will partner with parents to enhance their child’s physical, social, emotional and educational development. The social worker will support parents in building positive, caregiving relationships with their children while honoring each family’s home culture, language and self-identified needs. A Friends Center Emotional Well-Being Coordinator will provide educational and support services to enrolled families with children and Staff members with the support of a Supervising LCSW and the Administrative Team.

Reports to: Executive Director

Classification: FTE - Non-Exempt

Hours: 30-40

Salary Range: $40,000 - 60,000 dependent upon qualifications

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Purpose: To promote the mission of Friends Center by providing professional mental health support to children, families and staff members, with outreach to the community.

1. Operate within an Emotional Well-Being team structure with EWB program coordinator and


Participate in 1 hour of supervision weekly

Participate in 5 hours of team meetings weekly

2. Support children and families

Identify needs and resources

Provide 1-1 support to children

Counsel parents seeking parenting skills, employment, education, housing, food security, transportation, awareness of trauma, stressors & resources

Collaborate to build school-family connections; make home visits

Organize opportunities for parent education

3. Support classroom teachers and milieu

Consult with teachers to individualize the program to accommodate children’s needs

Guide trauma-informed assessments of behavior and the choice of interventions

Support developmentally appropriate expectations and structure in the classroom

Model interpersonal skill-building and emotional regulation techniques

Collaborate re: methods of supporting emotional intelligence and social skills

Provide well-being information, short-term counseling and referrals for staff members

Support Professional Growth Plans in the area of emotional well-being.

Oversee Staff Support Program

4. Outreach to the community

Develop wrap-around referrals for children, families and staff

Support the development of new resources as needed

Supervise social work and human service interns

5. Administrative

Promote balancing the well-being of the individuals and the institution

Provide human service outlook regarding policies and procedures

Contribute to staff development and community messages re: cultural oppression, bias, peaceful play, safety protocols, staff cooperation and climate, ethics, relationship building/repairing, team-building, emotional intelligence, diversity, Quaker foundations and practices.

Foster safety awareness and practices

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES: to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and must possess the following minimum qualifications:

Education: Masters in Social Work


6 years of post-master’s experience preferred

Fluency in English and Spanish preferred

Knowledge of child development, parenting and family systems

Clinical experience with children/families

Supervisory experience

Practice in an educational milieu preferred

Skills and abilities:

Strong interpersonal skills and excellent organizational and time management skills

Demonstrate an understanding of team approach and communication

Contribute to a positive atmosphere and demonstrate positive interactions with patients/families and colleagues

Develop and utilize community resources

Develop content for staff training/professional development

Track behavior, develop individual plans, and document observations

Link with clinicians for wrap around care

Provide parenting education opportunities

Supervise interns

Support classroom by modeling, 1-1 care for children in need,

2 Gen work: supports parents with housing, transportation, food insecurity, services, etc.

Counsel parents and staff

Foster social emotional learning (RULER)

Physical Requirements:

Vision and hearing within normal range so as to be able to provide sight and sound supervision.

Ability to lift and carry 40 lbs.

Travelling up/down flight of stairs, standing and sitting for long durations, typing for continuous hours on a computer keyboard, and reading information on a computer




Applicant Requirements:
If you meet the stated qualification requirements, please forward your resume and cover letter to
Job Posting Expiration Date: 04/17/2019
Non-discriminatory Statement:
Position Level:
All Divisions
School Name:  Friends Center For Children
Street Address: 227 East Grand Avenue
City: New Haven
State: CT
Zip Code: 06513
Phone: 203-468-1966
Executive Director: Allyx Schiavone
Founding Date:
Day / Boarding: Day Only
Age / Grade Levels: 3 mos-5 years
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Admissions Contact: Administration Team
Admissions Email:

03/19/2019 227 East Grand Avenue
New Haven, CT 06513

227 East Grand Avenue
New Haven, CT 06513 School

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