The Salvation Army

Family Resource Worker

Job Locations US-PA-Allentown
Job ID
Social Services
Compensation Min
USD $45,000.00/Yr.
Compensation Max
USD $45,000.00/Yr.
Regular Full-Time


Position: Family Resource Worker

Department: Children's Services

Availability of Position: Immediate

Schedule: Full-Time 40 Hours per week working Monday to Friday with some evenings and weekends as needed and on-call duties required.

Reporting Relationship: Director of Children’s Services

Salary and Grade: $45,000 per year; Grade 10, Exempt 


The Salvation Army is hiring and offers truly excellent benefit package to eligible employees including:

  • Generous paid time off every year that includes: holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time and sick time.
  • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
  • Comprehensive health care coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays and deductibles
  • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans including Short Term Disability, AFLAC and Voluntary Term Life
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Remitted Tuition Program
  • Eligibility for the Federal Government’s Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Position Description:

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.              



As a Foster Care Family Worker, you will be responsible for a diverse array of services to support children in foster care, their resource families and birth families.  This individual is responsible for providing critical support and resources for foster families while ensuring the overall health and safety of the child in care.  In addition, this individual engages with birth families to supervise family visits and help facilitate a plan of family reunification with their child in care. This professional will support an environment of optimal care and stability for children while engaging with resource and birth families to build healthy family relationships that support the child’s permanency. 


  • Master’s in Social Work preferred or related field with a minimum of three years’ experience in a human service setting serving children and/or families.  Consideration for Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field and a minimum of five years’ experience working with in a human service setting serving children and/or families.
  • Bilingual fluency or advanced proficiency in written Spanish, with ability to translate written materials is a plus.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the effects that separation and loss, neglect, physical and sexual abuse has on a child as well as complex developmental trauma.
  • Experience in foster care and permanency services providing child and family services is preferred.
  • Certification or extensive training in trauma-informed care.  Knowledge of Trust Based Relational Intervention a plus.
  • A safe driving record, valid driver’s license, a reliable automobile, and insurance are required.
  • Flexibility in scheduling work hours is necessary and on-call duties are required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, engagement skills, advocacy skills, organization skills, computer skills and ability to work as a team member is critical. 
  • 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.
  • Must have an understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army.

Contact:  Please send or e-mail your resume and a cover letter to:

Susan Burnside

The Salvation Army Children’s Services

2200 Hamilton Street, Suite 200

Allentown, PA  18104

Fax: (610) 821-8121                                      




No phone calls please.


Refreshed by the Divisional Human Resources Department on October 19, 2021.



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 on 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. 1632



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