Employment Opportunities

Job Description: Social Worker

Sterling House is seeking a Social Worker to support the growth and services of our Resource Connection Program. Our candidate is a mission-driven and highly motivated individual with the ability to counsel and refer clients needing assistance to empower them to be more self-sufficient. We are seeking both a compassionate and creative individual who can support additional program and service development for our clients, while contributing to the greater mission and services provided through Sterling House Community Center.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with Sterling House clients; provide support, advocacy, assessment and intervention.
  • Research and access resources in the community to meet varied client’s needs.
  • Provide social work-based support to other Sterling House departments; such as camp, preschool and other services for youth and families.
  • Counsel individuals and make referrals when necessary.
  • Support operations of Food Pantry; including but not limited to serving clients, stocking shelves, picking up food donations and unloading food deliveries.
  • Support all Resource Connection initiatives; Thanksgiving Drive, Holiday Toy Drive, Back-To-School Supplies while creating new avenues and initiatives to increase our service to the community.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with other agencies, community organizations and other resources in the Greater Bridgeport community.
  • Support positive promotion and communication of both The Resource Connection and Sterling House Community Center.
  • Support Resource Coordinator to ensure all reports are completed.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and other department/community meetings when necessary.


  • Starting at 20-25 hours per week with room for growth.
  • Must be available Monday – Thursday between the hours of 11-4 with some evening and weekend work.


  • BSW required, MSW preferred
  • Experience working with diverse populations providing basic needs resources and counseling
  • Experience creating and implementing service programs
  • Excellent communication skills, team player and mission driven.
  • Service-oriented individual passionate about working in a community center environment.
  • Ability to lift at approximately 30 pounds of food/supplies.
  • Bilingual preferred.

E-mail resume and cover letter to info@sterlinghousecc.org. No phone calls please.


For Sterling House afterschool program
Must have valid Conn. Driver’s License with the Public Service Driver Endorsement
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 2:30-3:30 pm
Pay rate: $25/hour
Please send resume to Bill O’Brien at bobrien@sterlinghousecc.org or call 203-378-2606 for more information.


Please visit our Summer Camp page for job description and the 2017 Sumer Camp employment packet. http://www.sterlinghousecc.org/summer-youth-programs/

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