Family Center Staff Worker

Office: Newburgh
Position Type: Regular part time

The role of the Family Center Support Staff is to help nurture and support family relationships, offer children and families a safe place to play, learn, bond, and implement activities to further enhance family visits and interaction. The person in this role must be arts/crafts creative, enjoy working with children, and understand the importance of building, maintaining, and/or rebuilding family relationships. The centers are open weekends and holidays from 8:30 to 2:30, so this staff member must be available to work weekends and holidays.

Osborne is looking to fill several vacancies in the following correctional facilities: Fishkill, Sing-Sing, Wallkill, Shawangunk, Woodbourne. 

About the program:

FamilyWorks established parenting/relationship programs in child-friendly family centers to help foster increased interaction with incarcerated fathers to make, mend, and maintain relationships with their children. The program includes parenting classes, strengthening relationship education for individuals and couples, in addition  to family counseling. The family centers operate out of five men’s prisons that offer a warm, therapeutic meeting space inside visiting rooms.

Key Duties:

Welcoming all who frequent the center, utilize creative skills for arts/crafts, interact with all family members, maintain the center as a learning/fun environment, keep toys and craft supplies ready for use, document daily incoming visitors to the center, maintain a safe and clean environment in accordance with all safety and infectious control policies, report observed behavioral, health or developmental changes in children to the appropriate staff, invite and encourage interactive play between family members.

Position requirements:

Education: High school diploma or G.E.D. 

Experience: 1-2 years family services background preferred.

Additional qualifications: Dependability, professionalism, excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills, and problem solving skills.

Benefits of Working for the Osborne Association:  Career development through ongoing trainings, individual development plans and goals. Generous time off policy including four weeks’ vacation.  Excellent Medical, Dental and Vision benefits and 403(b) plan with generous match and additional contributions from the Osborne Association. 

The Osborne Association is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, unemployment status or any other protected category. The Osborne Association takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. 

Thank you for your interest in the Osborne Association.  Please be sure to include a cover letter with your application.  We wish we could personally respond to each application but due to the volume of interest we receive, we are not able to.  Please, no phone calls.

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