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Family Support Specialist

in County, AZ

Job Description

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The Family Support Specialist is responsible for providing home-based prevention services focusing on supporting the parent child relationship, attachment, and family enhancement through child development education, play, goal setting, assessments, and coordination of services/activities for overburdened families.  This position reports directly to the HF Supervisor. 

SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

•    Conducts home visits virtually or in-person and assesses family needs and provide case management services when necessary, while promoting self-sufficiency.
•    Utilizes child development curriculum with each family and promote positive parent-child relationships.
•    Utilizes floor time to support play within the parent and child relationship.
•    Utilizes appropriate limit setting and boundaries. 
•    Acts as a positive role model.
•    Maintains necessary assessments and documentation in accordance with agency and funding source requirements.
•    Participates in and comes prepared for weekly supervision with Program Supervisor.
•    Coordinates with other community services.
•    Attends and participates in all scheduled Healthy Families conferences, seminars, in-service training and parent events.
•    Maintains all Healthy Families quality assurance standards, ie. Home visitation rate, etc. 
•    Participates in agency Continuous Quality Improvement activities.
•    Perform other related duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS

•    High School Diploma 
•    Ability to interact effectively with families.
•    Knowledge in family life skills.
•    Knowledge of child development.
•    Experience in working with at-risk children and their families.
•    Knowledge of and sensitivity to cultural differences.
•    Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  
•    Ability to work effectively on a family support team.
•    Flexibility in scheduling (able to work limited nights and weekends).
•    Adhere to the schedule agreed upon with the supervisor.

•    Must be eligible and able to obtain/maintain a level 1 fingerprint clearance card.
•    Must be certified in CPR/First Aid
•    Location: must be able to provide direct service to the designated client base in the Gila county area.
•    Maintain a functional and safe home working space with adequate internet connection for the job.
•    Comply with all agency and program policies and procedures including confidentiality, employee conduct, computer usage and dress code.
•    Meet program/department’s performance and productivity standards.
•    Attend required agency and program/department meetings.
•    Follow and model CFR’s core values.
•    Participate in PQI initiatives.
•    Must have a valid Arizona driver’s license, vehicle and meet agency liability insurance requirements.

ABILITY REQUIREMENTS
•    Sitting for extended periods of time daily; standing and walking short distances.
•    Moderate twisting, bending, stooping and lifting up to 40 pounds in the performance of assigned duties.
•    Normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination required.
•    Repeated hand-wrist movement required.
•    Ability to use a variety of office equipment and machines as referenced.

The nature of the position involves a fast paced working environment with multitasking of many different duties and tasks. General daily priorities may change at a moments notice and the position requires quick response time and flexibility.

 

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Job Posting: 5286276

Posted On: Jul 21, 2022

Updated On: Aug 21, 2022