Social Services Career Opportunities

Diakon Child, Family & Community Ministries is among the region’s largest nonprofit providers of community-based social services, helping people of all ages and in many life circumstances. Diakon employs highly motivated and dedicated people who continue our more-than-155-year heritage of care and concern for our neighbors. Some of them will tell you why you should join us! Diakon offers a competitive compensation and benefits package for both full- and part-time employees, including medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. We also offer up to $10,000 per year in tuition assistance, generous paid time off, a 401(k) plan with employer match, voluntary short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance and the ability to earn referral bonuses up to $3,000.

In addition, health-care benefits such as health insurance coverage, plus dental, vision and prescription-drug insurance, are available to new employees, both full- and part-time, Day 1 of your employment!

Diakon is committed to a diverse workforce. As an equal opportunity employer, Diakon considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other classes protected by law.

Email or click “Search jobs” to view and apply for any of our open positions. 


Diakon Family Life Services:

We are hiring full- and part-time mental health professionals! Many of our positions are hybrid/remote schedules. And for a limited time, we are offering up to $10,000 in sign-on bonuses.

Diakon Family Life Services offers a range of counseling services to adults, children, teens and families. Service types include community mental health and substance abuse counseling at various outpatient clinics. School-based counseling (MH and D&A); Family Based (community and in-home) and SPIN (community and in-home services for youth with problem sexual behavior).

We are one of the best places to receive training and receive clinical supervision.


Diakon Adoption & Foster Care:

Some of our staff positions include...

Foster Care Recruitment and Family Development Specialist - Remote work with travel to client locations

General responsibilities:

  • Responsible for recruiting, developing and maintaining a robust network of resource families to meet the needs of children referred to or waiting for foster care or adoptive families.
  • Deliver virtual and in-person presentations to inspire and engage the audience to action, including at events, information sessions and resource family training.
  • Provides support and guidance to resource families throughout the licensing process and assures expedience, accuracy and quality in processing of all application components.
  • Performs a public relations function and assists in the design, development and implementation of a marketing plan to increase public awareness of and interest in Diakon Permanency Services.
  • Works with corporate communications to develop, design and place advertisements in accordance with marketing plan; responds to interested family inquiries within 24 hours of initial inquiry.


Foster Care Case Manager - Remote work with travel to client locations (Bilingual Spanish Speaking Preferred)

General responsibilities:

  • Responsible for serving as a resource person and case manager to support families involved in the Permanency Services Program.
  • Establishes and maintains professional, supportive relationships with youth, resource families and birth families, referring personnel, treatment providers and others involved in the lives of children and youth.
  • Meets regularly in the youth’s home to provide skill development and ongoing case management services to coordinate the treatment planning and services provided according to the treatment plan and clinical direction.
  • Maintains regular contact with referring personnel and attends and testifies at court proceedings involving children and youth in care.


Prep and Profile Specialist - Remote work with travel to client locations

General responsibilities:

  • Responsible for serving as the child preparation and profile specialist for the permanency services program. • Conducts home and/or office visits with families, children or other professionals.
  • Meets with and gathers relevant information from birth families, resource families, other professionals and the children to assist in the development and completion of the child profile.
  • Provides post-adoption services as needed.
  • Provides individual therapeutic preparation work to youth in out-of-home care to assist with adjustment and transition.


Diakon Youth Services: 

Student Support Driver at the Diakon Wilderness Center in Boiling Springs
Responsible for performing various duties relating to the transportation of students:
  • Provides supervision to and responsibility for youth while accompanying them to activities
  • Provide support to other youth program areas as requested or required
  • Childline and DHS FBI clearance results are required prior to beginning employment
  • No CDL needed, class C license required, driving SUV or minivan
  • School-based, 9-month position
  • Flexible schedule, mornings (6 a.m.-8:30 a.m.) and/or afternoons (2 p.m.-5 p.m. M-Th, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Fri)

Group Services Instructor at the Diakon Wilderness Center in Boiling Springs

General Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the facilitation of special group activities assigned through the operations of the Diakon Wilderness Services Special Group program. 
  • Plans and develops specific activities for special group use of the Tower, Low and High Ropes course and other team building activities as requested by the Program Director. 
  • Supervises clients and/or other special services instructors while participating in climbing tower, high ropes, low ropes and other initiatives.
  • Facilitates special group activities, maintaining safe participation, utilizing “challenge by choice” methods, and processing the experience with the clients, helping them to fully realize the goals of the program.  


Chester County Prep Program Counselor

General Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for developing, instructing, coordinating, and supervising programs for youth enrolled in Day and Evening Programming including life space counseling & management.
  • Assumes the responsibility of being a counselor/mentor to assigned youth; assists youth with accomplishing personal goals and developing a better sense of personal well being.
  • Prepares a written summary of applicable work.