Bilingual Family Support Specialist
The Family Tree Baltimore, MD
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SUMMARY: This position provides strength-based family support services in cooperation with families of children 0-3 years old and must speak Spanish. This work requires that the FSS, by means of weekly in-home visits, partners with families to identify needs, develop plans of action, and mobilize resources that build family effectiveness.  FSS’s are required to maintain a caseload of 15-20 families.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Complete family intake and assessment for each family assigned within 30 days
  • Complete family goal plan within 30 days for each family assigned
  • Review family goal plans on a regular basis, at a minimum once every 30 days, to measure progress and to adjust goals
  • Role model effective parenting and nurturing skills for the family
  • Provide direct teaching through the use of curriculum to families that will assist in building healthy parent/child relationships
  • Jointly (with the family) identify and mobilize resources within and external to the family. Provide linkages to these resources as necessary.
  • Work flexible hours that meet the needs of each family assigned, including weekends and evenings
  • Complete the expected number of home visits as determined by the intensity of service for each family assigned
  • Maintain an accurate and current case file on each family assigned
  • Complete all assessment, program evaluation tools and documentation within timelines as required by the funder and the agency
  • Meet weekly with the Clinical Supervisor to discuss cases, problem solve and plan for home visits
  • Complete statistical reports as required
  • Attend required staff meetings, training or conferences
  • Participate in agency work teams as assigned

 EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences (Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Mental Health, Nursing, and Education) preferred
  • Associate’s Degree in Human Services or related field

EXPERIENCE:

  • 3-5 years experience working in Human or Social Services

  • One year working with or providing services to children and families

  • Case management or service coordination experience preferred

  • Experience and willingness to work with a culturally diverse population

 SKILLS:

  • Oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to develop trusting relationships

  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries

  • Acceptance of individual differences

  • Knowledge of infant and child development

  • Openness to reflective practice

 WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Must work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings

  • Must be prepared to travel to various program sites and various communities

  • A driver’s license and insured vehicle is necessary to fulfill the duties and responsibilities for the position

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