The Pettengill House, Inc.

21 Water Street, Suite 4A, Amesbury, MA 01913

The Pettengill House Food Pantry

13 Lafayette Road, Salisbury, MA 01952

Phone:  (978) 463-8801


Nonprofit Community Social Service Agency

Our Team is Growing!

Our team is growing!!! We have immediate full and part-time openings available:

Children and Families Social Worker
We are seeking Social Worker to provide support services and interventions to children and families to improve their health, well-being, social-emotional learning, and school performance. 

Are you ready to join a fabulous team of social workers at a dedicated and reputable agency? We offer the opportunity to make a difference in peoples' lives working in a supportive environment with talented staff, dedicated supervision and emphasis on self-care! We value work life balance…no weekends or nights! The Pettengill House, Inc. is a grassroots community based social services agency has been providing critical programs and services for the most vulnerable and at-risk members of the greater Newburyport communities including Amesbury, Byfield, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury,  Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury and West Newbury, MA for 27 years.


Primary Responsibilities of Social Workers:
• Providing direct service to clients
• Provide intakes, assessments, identified basic needs, comprehensive case management and interventions
• Provide outreach, home visits, and wellness check ins
• Collaborate with local and state partners
• Coordinate referrals and link individuals and families to appropriate community resources, services and supports
• Complete SNAP (food stamp) and MassHealth/Connector applications, fuel assistance, housing applications
• Oversee a case load and maintain client files • Communicate effectively with community partners, internal staff, social workers, and supervisor
The Pettengill House values their employees and offers the following benefits: • Competitive pay rates and benefits Salary based on experience and licensure • Paid training; FT-Holiday pay (14 days) • Vacation and personal time (FT & PT)
• Supportive work environment
• Wellness opportunities

We require:

• Knowledge, work experience and education in human services, social work field

• Valid Driver's license

• Motor vehicle in operating condition

• Travel as needed within catchment area of agency


Other Requirements:

• LSW, LCSW a plus

• Empathic and compassionate

• Substance use disorder and trauma informed care are a plus

• Ability to engage clients

• Highly organized with ability to manage complex cases and prioritize tasks based on client needs

• Ability to work independently and within a team

• Dependable and reliable

• Exemplary work ethic and professional at all times

• Proficient in basic computer skills

• Participate in community outreach events

• Commitment to our organizational vision, missions, and core operating values

• Clearing of background checks as required by state and federal law

Submit cover letter and resume to: Heidi Fournier, Office Manager at or The Pettengill House, Inc. Attn: Heidi Fournier, 21 Water Street Suite 4A, Amesbury MA 01913.

We are always looking to connect with those who share our passion for supporting the local community!


The Board of Directors meets monthly nine times per year, or as necessary, to assist with agency needs and fundraising.


The Advisory Board provides in-kind support and consultation to The Pettengill House, Inc. Executive Director and staff.  Advisory members are always welcome.


Please contact Office Manager, Heidi Fournier, at to learn more about current employment opportunities or to join a Pettengill Board.

Phone:  (978) 463-8801

Fax:  (978) 463-8743

The Pettengill House, Inc.

21 Water Street, Suite 4A

Amesbury, MA 01913

The Pettengill House Food Pantry

13 Lafayette Road (Rte. 1)

Salisbury, MA 01952