COBYS Family Services is a great place to work. We offer a variety of full- and part-time positions in a supportive work environment with a generous benefits package. COBYS is an equal opportunity employer.
COBYS Family Services provides professional human services with positions and support staff in the fields of foster care, adoption, counseling and family life education. COBYS works hard to foster a company culture of cooperation and care for our clients and each other. To see more about our company culture, click here.
COBYS Family Services is proud to be among the top finishers in the Lancaster Best Workplaces survey in the Medium size business category. This recognition exemplifies our exceptional company culture even in light of the complex care we provide in difficult circumstances. The children and families we serve receive our best possible efforts in providing care delivered with compassion, dignity and hope.
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Group Life, Medical and Dental Coverage
COBYS offers single or family group life, various deductible options for medical, dental and visual insurance coverage which are available to all staff who are employed for 30 hours or more per week. Participating employees will be responsible to pay a portion of the cost of the insurance coverage.
$1.00 Premium includes the Dental Coverage (entire Family) as well as a $10,000 Life Insurance policy on the employee and Long-term disability insurance.
COBYS Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to all employees working 20 plus hours a week.
Paid Time-off (PTO)
COBYS offers full-time employees (37.5 hours per week) PTO according to the following schedule:
Year Days Off
Employees working 20 plus hours a week, but not 37.5 hours, receive PTO on a prorated basis.
Holidays (13 paid holidays for full-time employees)
COBYS observes the following holidays annually:
New Year’s Day Labor Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Indigenous Peoples’ / Columbus Day
Presidents’ Day Veterans Day
Good Friday Thanksgiving Day
Memorial Day The Friday following Thanksgiving
Juneteenth Christmas Day
Fourth of July
Part-time employees who work between 20 and full-time hours per week receive PTO and holiday benefits on a prorated schedule based on hours worked and years of employment.
COBYS Family Services values our employees and understands that work in the social service field is difficult. We believe a healthy work/life balance is important to the mental and physical health of our employees. In acknowledgement of this we have added a benefit of mental health/sick days for employees who work 20+ hours per week. Number of hours of mental health/sick days are provided based on hours worked per week.
37.5 hour employees will receive 37.5 hours
30 to 37.4 hour employees will receive 30 hours
20 to 29.9 hour employees will receive 20 hours
For staff who are hired throughout the year, hours added will be prorated based on starting dates.
The Pension Plan becomes effective on the one-year anniversary of employment of each employee who works 1,000 hours or more per year. The COBYS organization will contribute 10 percent of the employee’s salary to the plan. Vesting occurs on an increasing percentage scale to fully vested after 6 years of employment. The employee is not required to match, they contribute if they choose.
COBYS will reimburse full-time employees for course work at an accredited institution that will enhance performance in a current position or lead to advancement within the organization. Qualified employees with one year or more of employment at COBYS may apply for reimbursement of educational expenses.
When the courses have been completed, COBYS Family Services will reimburse the employee a maximum of $3,000 per fiscal year for tuition and required textbooks. The employee will be reimbursed on a grade-based scale.