Employment Opportunities

Are you looking for a position to supplement your income while making a difference in your community?  Do you want a job working with fantastic coworkers?  This position may be right for you!

The Human Services Center Corporation (HSCC) in Turtle Creek (minutes from Monroeville) is looking to fill a part-time temporary position as an Education Associate in the Youth LIFE After-School Program for first-fifth grade students starting September 19May 5. Candidates must possess current Act 33/34 and FBI clearances or at least start applying for them to be considered for an interview. The ideal candidate must at least be a high school graduate and has experience working with youth preferably in a group setting.

Responsibilities of the position include overseeing a classroom of diverse youth, implementing an internet-based curriculum, carrying out other supplemental activities, assisting with homework assignments, and more. Work hours are generally Monday through Friday, from approximately 3:45PM-6:45PM (start and end times may be able to be changed based on candidates schedule). The pay is $11/hour.

For more information or to apply please email at loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org. Cover letters and resumes MUST be emailed.

Internship Opportunities

A suitable intern will:

  1. Be an advanced writer with quality communication skills,
  2. Possess current Act 33/34 and FBI Clearances,
  3. Have an automobile and be able to demonstrate a safe driving history, proof of insurance, and valid license,
  4. Be self-motivated and eager to demonstrate leadership and initiative,
  5. Possess computer skills in Word, Excel, and web searching, and
  6. Be enrolled in a degree program in social work, public administration, urban studies, education, or a related field.

After-School Intern (Youth Programs)

The Youth Learning In a Fun Environment (Youth LIFE) After-School Program, a program of the HSCC, is seeking a student (preferably a social work bachelor’s or 1st year master’s student) for fall through spring to help carry out the functions of the program and assist the youth participants. Responsibilities include implementing an internet-based math and reading curriculum, developing and implementing current event, cultural, science, and other supplemental activities, assisting in reviewing participants’ files and progress, and mentoring the first-fifth grade participants.  Ideally, the internship will be at least three days per week from approximately 2:00PM-7:00PM. However, 4 days from 3:00PM-7:00PM would be acceptable. Any needed variations to days and times of the internship can be further discussed in an interview. The student must be available from September through the end of April at a minimum and there is the potential for summer time to be added. This is a paid internship. For more information please contact loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org. Resumes and a cover letter MUST be emailed.

PATHS After-School Intern (Youth Programs)

The Youth Learning In a Fun Environment (Youth LIFE) After-School Program, a program of the HSCC, is seeking a student (preferably a social work/direct practice student) for fall through spring to implement an evidence-based, best practice behavior modification curriculum – PATHS (Promoting Alternative THinking Strategies). The PATHS curriculum is a comprehensive program for promoting emotional and social competencies and reducing aggression and behavior problems in elementary aged children. PATHS is designed to be taught two or more times per week for a minimum of 30-40 minutes per day. Systematic, developmentally based lessons, materials, and instructions are provided to facilitate emotional literacy, self-control, and social competence. Key skills are to prevent and to reduce behavioral and emotional problems. Ideally, the internship will be at least two days per week between Monday and Thursday from 10:30AM-6:30PM. Any needed variations to days and times of the internship can be further discussed in an interview. The student must be available from September through the end of April at a minimum and there is the potential for summer time to be added. This is a paid internship. For more information please contact loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org. Resumes and a cover letter MUST be emailed.

PATHS Summer Intern (Youth Programs)

The KOOL (Kids, Outgoing, Outdoing, and Learning) Summer Program, a program of the HSCC, is seeking a student (preferably a social work/direct practice student) for summer to implement an evidence-based, best practice behavior modification curriculum – PATHS (Promoting Alternative THinking Strategies) as well assist with other daily activities. The PATHS curriculum is a comprehensive program for promoting emotional and social competencies and reducing aggression and behavior problems in elementary aged children. Systematic, developmentally based lessons, materials, and instructions are provided to facilitate emotional literacy, self-control, and social competence. Key skills are to prevent and to reduce behavioral and emotional problems. Ideally, the internship will be Monday-Friday, 9AM-4PM, starting June 20-August 19, 2016 and there is the potential for fall and spring to be added. Any needed variations to days and times of the internship can be further discussed in an interview. This is a paid internship. For more information please contact loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org. Resumes and a cover letter should be emailed.

Emerging Leaders Program Intern (Youth Programs)

The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP), a workforce development and college readiness program of the HSCC is seeking a student for July through April to assist in the various daily functions of the program, which is offered at various high schools, at our office, and occasionally in the participants’ homes. Responsibilities would include periodic follow-up of past participants, case management, planning and securing job shadows/presentations for students with professionals in their career interests, and more. The ideal candidate is outgoing, organized, has a desire to work with teenagers, and has experience with social media. The internship generally will occur during a normal school day. However, any needed variations to days and times of the internship can be further discussed in an interview. Transportation is required. This is a paid internship. For more information please contact loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org. A resume and cover letter should be emailed.

McKeesport Collaborative Community Organizing Intern

The McKeesport Collaborative, a program of the HSCC, is looking for a graduate intern for May through December (or April) to implement the HIV/AIDS Summer Youth Program – Project H.E.A.R.T. (HIV/AIDS Education and Research Training); staff and/or plan monthly meetings of the Working Groups: Education and Training, HIV and AIDS, and Housing; assist with planning and implementing our annual fundraising event – the HIV/AIDS Awareness Walk; coordinate World AIDS Day; research and pursue funding opportunities; and much more. This is a paid internship. For more information please contact Dave Coplan at 412-829-7112 or by email at dcoplan@hscc-mvpc.org. Resumes, a list of three references, and a writing sample can be emailed to Dave or sent via U.S. mail to the Human Services Center Corporation, 519 Penn Avenue, Turtle Creek, PA 15145.

McKeesport Collaborative Direct Practice Intern

The McKeesport Collaborative, a program of the HSCC, is looking for a second year graduate intern interested in direct social work practice/case management serving women working towards self-sufficiency through employment and training. This is a paid internship. For more information please contact Denise Daugherty at 412-829-7112 or by email at ddaugherty@hscc-mvpc.org. Resumes, a list of three references, and a writing sample can be emailed to Denise or sent via U.S. mail to the Human Services Center Corporation, 519 Penn Avenue, Turtle Creek, PA 15145.

Mon Valley Providers Council Intern

The Mon Valley Providers Council (MVPC), a program of the HSCC, is seeking students to staff monthly meetings of the Working Groups, publish the quarterly newsletter – The Communicator and a Membership Directory, develop projects of each Working Group as determined by the membership, coordinating Osteoporosis and Vision Screenings throughout the Mon Valley, conduct advocacy and voter engagement, and coordinate major seminars, services, and a community resource fair of services, among other possible duties. This is a paid internship. For more information please contact Dave Coplan at 412-829-7112 or by email atdcoplan@hscc-mvpc.org. Resumes, a list of three references, and a writing sample can be emailed to Dave or sent via U.S. mail to the Human Services Center Corporation, 519 Penn Avenue, Turtle Creek, PA 15145.

Community Outreach Services Intern

The HSCC is seeking a student intern to coordinate Community Outreach Services such as the fall flu shot program and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. The VITA coordination will include being trained to perform tax assistance and to administer the site. The intern will have the opportunity to participate in the United Way’s Money In Your Pocket Coalition and to partner with 211. Additional responsibilities include the promotion of services, record retention, and reporting. One potential research project is to conduct the HSCC’s annual visitor survey. The student must be available from September through the end of April at a minimum and there is the potential for summer time to be added. This is a paid internship. For more information please contact Arwen Davis at 412-829-7112 or by email at adavis@hscc-mvpc.org. Resumes, a list of three references, and a writing sample can be emailed to Arwen or sent via U.S. mail to the Human Services Center Corporation, 519 Penn Avenue, Turtle Creek, PA 15145.

Volunteer Opportunities

To apply to be a volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Application, located on our Publications page.

General Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for general office duties, maintenance, and various other tasks. Individual volunteers and volunteer teams are welcome! Please contact Arwen Davis at adavis@hscc-mvpc.org or 412-829-7112 for more information.

Pantry Network of Eastern Suburbs Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to assist stocking shelves, registering clients, and escorting and assisting patrons as they shop for their goods. Volunteer hours are flexible, but Pantry distribution days are the second Saturday of the month from 8:30am to 10:30am.  For more information, please contact Denise Daugherty at 412-829-7112 or ddaugherty@hscc-mvpc.org.

Youth Programs Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to assist the Youth LIFE After-School Program staff any time between the hours of 3:30PM-5:30PM, Monday-Thursday, until late April. Tasks would include helping students with homework and academic activities, in addition to becoming mentors to various ages of youth.   Volunteers must possess current Act 33/34 clearances.  For more information please contact 412-829-7112 or loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org.

KOOL Chaperone Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to help chaperone youth while attending various field trips during the KOOL Summer Program, every Friday, from early July to mid August.  Volunteers must possess current Act 33/34 clearances.  For more information please contact 412-829-7112 or loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org.

Professional Volunteer

Professionals are needed in various fields that would be willing to volunteer a few hours of their time with seniors in high school! Every year, the students participate in job shadows, job tours, presentations, and/or informational interviews with professionals in their fields of interest. We are always looking for engaging individuals that would like to share their expertise and knowledge in their careers. For more information please contact Leah O’Reilly at 412-829-7112or loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to assist eligible taxpayers each filing season through the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) VITA program. VITA volunteers can either be greeters or tax preparers.  Greeters welcoming taxpayers to the VITA site, assist them in filling out initial paperwork, and assist with the appointment registration system.  Tax preparers provide free tax preparation assistance to individuals who are on a limited or fixed income. All prospective volunteers will undergo free training to ensure they meet the IRS VITA volunteer guidelines.  Greeters can expect 3-5 hours of training and Tax Preparers can expect 16-24 hours of training. Tax preparation volunteers are taught federal, PA, and local tax law and the preparation of simple tax returns. For more information, please contact Arwen Davis at 412-829-7112 or adavis@hscc-mvpc.org.