Family Support Specialist
Family Support Specialist
Cornerstone: Foundations for Families, First Steps, a Healthy Families America Affiliate program is expanding and is seeking a Family Support Specialist.
The Family Support Specialist (FSS) is responsible for initiating and maintaining regular and long-term (up to five years) contact/support with families. This activity will occur primarily within the family’s home; each visit should last for at least one hour. The interventions should be family-centered and strength-based and directed at establishing a trusting relationship; assisting in strengthening the parent-child relationship; assisting parents in improving their skills to optimize the home environment; improving the family support system; and increasing the family’s ability to problem solve and assume the role of advocate for themselves and their children. The activities may also include identifying and referring for contact/appointments at other supportive agencies, including health care appointments. The FSS will also be responsible for assisting the family in establishing goals and a plan for accomplishment of those goals, as well as the assessment of the normal growth and development of the target child. This is a full-time position with a starting salary of $37,485 per year.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Experience in working with or providing services to children and their families
- An ability to establish trusting relationships
- Acceptance of individual differences
- Experience and willingness to work with the culturally diverse populations present among the site’s target population
- Knowledge of infant and child development
- Open to reflective practice
- Infant mental health endorsement preferred
Cornerstone's mission is to help people meet life's challenges by providing the skills, support, and hope needed for effective, fulfilling lives. The organization’s mission is carried out by providing three services: mental health counseling, casework, and psychiatric evaluation, and medication management. Counseling services are offered to all ages for individual, marital, and family counseling. Casework services are focused primarily on children, youth, and families to support therapists’ work with the same children and families. Psychiatric services are offered to individuals of all ages.
- Competitive Pay
- Health Insurance
- Vision Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Flexible Hours
- Paid Holidays
- Sick Time
- Vacation Time
To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Program Supervisor Raquel Kroencke, at email@example.com
Cornerstone: Foundation for Families provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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