Position: Community Resource Navigator
Department: Children’s Services - Foster Care Program in Allentown PA
Availability of Position: Immediate
Schedule: Full-Time position, Monday-Friday, working a flexible schedule to meet the client’s needs.
Continuation of this position is dependent upon the renewal of the grant or continued funding
Reporting Relationship: Placement Services Director
Salary and Grade: $45,760.00 per year; Exempt, Grade 10
The Salvation Army is hiring and offers truly excellent benefit package to eligible employees including:
Overview: The Salvation Army Children’s Services’ mission is “Doing the Most Good by Nurturing Children, Strengthening Families and Engaging Communities.” We do this by protecting and caring for every child, building caregiver capacity through trauma informed education and support and partnering with local community organizations that have a heart for foster care and adoption. The Salvation Army has a long, rich history of serving the community and offers innovative programs that meet the diverse needs of children, youth and families.
Become part of our team helping to strengthen families in the Lehigh Valley community. The mission of this program is to connect families to essential community resources. The Community Resource Navigator will assist families in increasing household income, helps to create a thriving and stable family environment and improve the overall well-being of families.
The Community Resource Navigator works in a home like setting called The Comfort Cottage which promotes a safe and
nurturing environment between the children and their families.
The Community Resource Navigator will have the opportunity to participate in professional development and learn Trust Based Relational Intervention so to engage with families using the innovative and evidenced based practice of TBRI®.
Description of Position: Listen to family's needs to identify what programs they are eligible for and help them through the application process. Assist in household budgeting. Link parents/caregivers with local benefits offices & faith-based resources. Help parents/caregivers obtain official documentation required for benefit applications & employment. Connect families with employment-related resources. Help enlist support for strengthening the family unit and empowering parents/caregivers to reach self-sufficiency. Working directly with The Salvation Army and County Staff in coordination of family services and participating in team meetings.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred plus a minimum of three years’ experience in working with families in a social services setting. Bilingual Spanish preferred. Strong engagement and organizational skills are a must. Flexibility in scheduling work hours in order to meet the needs of the clients is a requirement of the position. Candidate must have an understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army. Child Protection Clearances PA Act 153 requires that all prospective employees complete the following clearance and background checks: PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record/Fingerprint Check.
Contact: Please send, fax or e-mail your resume along with a letter of introduction with salary requirements to:
Susan Burnside, Visitation Coordinator
The Salvation Army Children’s Services
2200 Hamilton Street, Suite 200
Allentown, PA 18104
No phone calls please.
Current Salvation Army Employees can apply online at http://internal-usesalvationarmy.icims.com.
Prospective employees can apply online at http://careers.salvationarmy.org.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Updated by the Divisional Human Resources Department on 5/18/23.
The Salvation Army’s Mission Statement
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.
Its message is based n the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.
Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ
and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Requisition No. 1946
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