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Family Worker

Millhill Child and Family Development

Trenton, new jersey

Job Details



Full Job Description

We are a nonprofit Abbott-based preschool in the Trenton community seeking an engaging, upbeat, considerate, preferably bilingual (Spanish) Family Worker to support our early childhood education program. We have seven classrooms, each with 15 children. The successful Family Worker will serve as a point of contact with Trenton community families looking to enroll their children into the program or are already in the program, and in addition, initiates community engagement activities to achieve enrollment goals and assists families with community resources.

The position is a 10.5-month position that begins in mid-August to prepare for the upcoming school year and ends in June. It is a 40-hour/week position and initially starts at $16/hour with no experience. If you do have experience in an Abbott education environment, the pay scale increases.


  • Serves as a point of contact with families in the program.
  • Initiates community engagement activities to achieve enrollment goals and conducts outreach to stakeholders.
  • Attends school district meetings.
  • Communicates with parents regularly through emails, phone calls, and memos, as well as engaging parents in any events or issues occurring in the program.
  • Manages intake process, reviews eligibility, and assists families with completion of enrollment process; prepares and maintains required presentations, reports, and records, as directed.
  • Assists in marketing to ensure that all advertising, social media, public relation pieces, etc. are accurate and of the highest quality.
  • Completes and maintains the USDA (lunch) applications.
  • Inputs student information in Outcome Tracker and prepares classroom information reports.
  • Conducts home visit process to build rapport with families.
  • Preparation of parent orientation, “welcome back” events, and other parent engagement events.
  • Cooperates with other staff in planning and conducting special events and projects.

Qualifications and Education

  • Self-starter; can-do attitude, ability to navigate barriers.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with all levels, including staff, parents, and children.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to problem solve and take initiatives that adhere to purpose, mission, and goals of Millhill.
  • Strong computer skills, software proficiency with all Microsoft applications.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle for transportation.
  • Self-motivated, strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task, prioritize, detailed-oriented, and flexible.
  • Ability to take direction, but also work independently, team player, resourceful, and creative thinker.

  • High school diploma
  • One to three years’ relevant experience
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferable.
  • Demonstrated success in engaging customers.


Medical/dental/vision/flexible spending account(s)/voluntary insurance plans, vacation and sick leave, 403(b) retirement plan, paid holidays, and tuition reimbursement.

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