Posted: Jun 23, 2022
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Family Development Specialist

Full-time
Application Deadline: Jul 22, 2022
Nonprofit

Member of Outreach staff with primary responsibility in home-based education and related support services. Provides home visitation/education services to participating families and groups. 

  • Makes home visits to families providing support in areas of development including: Parent-Child Interaction, Family/Child Well-being, Development Centered Parenting, Home Safety, etc
  • Maintains related files/record keeping and completes program-related data entry.
  • Participates in team meetings, reflective supervision and home visit observations to ensure model fidelity
  • Plans individual and group activities with children/parents to stimulate growth in children’s language, social, and motor skills such as learning to listen to instructions, playing with others, and using play equipment. Also includes teen parenting instruction
  • Assists with planning and implementation of weekly play groups and with Parent Cafes
  • Collaborates with many community partners and human service agencies (ie: local Children & Youth agency) to link families to resources. Provides participant referral to schools, early intervention programs, mental health services, etc., as needed
  • Provides follow-up to families as needed; maintains appropriate record keeping as required. 
  • Participates in a team process focused on best practices to serve participating families, the community, and Outreach
  • Professional representation of agency at public events as needed
  • Reliable transportation is required, as well as a current driver’s license, insurance, and registration 
  • Completion of required evidence-based home visiting training and certification is mandatory
  • Daily in-office attendance is required
  • Some evening and weekend hours are required
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Education/Experience:

Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in elementary education, neuroscience, early childhood education, social work or similar from a four-year college or university. Familiarity with at-risk populations and openness to working with diverse cultures/families with economic challenges, addiction, child welfare involvement, intellectual disabilities, and mental health issues, is a must. Ability to teach relevant programming using the required evidence-based curriculum to participants as assigned. Good understanding of family dynamics, child development, and psychology. Home visiting model training/certification is provided and required. Ongoing professional development is required: ie: mandated reporter training, IPV, depression, D&A, OUD/SUD, autism/other related family needs.

Bi-lingual or multi-lingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

To apply online visit: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/1145973