Family Support Specialist - Healthy Families
The Family Tree Baltimore, MD
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Summary:  This position provides strength-based family support services in cooperation with families of children prenatal-3.  This work requires that the FSA, by means of weekly in-home visits, partners with families to identify needs, develop plans of action, and mobilize resources that build family effectiveness.  FSA’s are required to maintain a caseload of 15-25 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.

  • To role model for the family effective parenting and nurturing skills.

  • To 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.

  • Works 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.

  • Completes statistical reports as required.

  • Attends required staff meetings, training or conferences.

  • Participates 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.
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