Bilingual Family Support Specialist

The Family Tree Baltimore, MD $46000.00 to $47000.00 per year
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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 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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