The Family Support Provider works directly with the families in the home. They may visit the families once a week, provide information to improve parenting skills and teach child development. They also help families’ access community resources.
Experience with small children (under the age of 5) is a must along with ability to speak fluent Spanish.
Please Note: this position is grant funded and requires a male candidate.
- The Family Support Provider may be professionals, have associate’s or have bachelor’s degrees in social work, child development or related social science or human services field.
- They must be knowledgeable about both community services and the experiences the families face.
- Family Support Provider will be selected because of their personal characteristics and not solely on their education and employment.
- Family Support Provider should demonstrate a strong ability to work with people at different ages and life stages, living in challenging circumstances and within diverse culture and encouraged to reside in the communities they serve.
- Family Support Provider must meet the credentialing requirements for the senior home visitor position
- may, in addition to their regular duties, be assigned leadership responsibilities within the home visiting
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Conduct home visits with families enrolled in the program
- Conduct outreach within the community to recruit families to participate in the program.
- Initiate and maintain regular and long term contact with parents primarily through home visits.
- Develop appropriate action plans with each family.
- Provide support and education that promotes positive parent child interaction, along with child health and development.
- Refer family to appropriate community resources for additional services the family may require.
- Participate in individual and group supervision, team meetings, planning program participant activities and ongoing training.
- Maintain records of client contacts and services, outreach activity, and other required information.
- Limit interaction to role specific responsibilities including parent child interaction, child development and child health records.
- Maintains appropriate service provider/client boundaries.
- Uses language and communication approach appropriate to home visitor paraprofessional role
- Minimum of an Associate’s degree; Bachelor’s degree preferred in the areas of Early Childhood, Child Development, Nursing, Social or Human Services or other related fields.
- Minimum of two years related experience.
- Knowledge of community resources.
- Experience working with bicultural communities/families preferred.
- Valid driver’s license and access to use of automobile during work hours required.
- Bi-lingual Spanish/English required.
- Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
- Ability to work independently in absence of supervisor.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Superior verbal and written communication skills including English writing skills.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
- Ability to climb up to 3 flights of stairs,
- Engage in activities on floor for up to 30 minutes
- Be able to lift up to 20 lbs.