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Family Support Worker

Company: Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Norther
Location: Irvington
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Hybrid/Remote Work Schedule Offered!Join the Partnership's Healthy Families (HF) Program of Essex County! A home visitation program that pairs trained Family Support Workers with pregnant women and young families. During regular home visits, families learn about child development and parenting, identify their unique strengths and skills, and develop resiliency.ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Outreach families referred through Central Intake or a Service Provider
  • Use standardized screening tool to determine eligibility for home visitation services
  • Conduct family-centered and strength-based Home Visits based on the assigned enrolled family's level of service
  • Interview/conduct Parent Survey with parents to identify strengths/risk factors
  • Conduct weekly outreach efforts to engage hard to reach clients
  • Document weekly home visits, assessment tools, and forms in a timely and confidential manner
  • Utilize Parents as Teachers curriculum to help improve parent child interaction
  • Assist in strengthening the parent-child relationship
  • Assist parents in improving their skills to optimize the home environment
  • Assist in increasing the family support system and the family's ability to problem solve
  • Identify and refer to other supportive agencies, including healthcare appointments
  • Assist with organizing and facilitating parent workshops
  • Provide advocacy at appointments, as needed
  • Maintain own functioning vehicle in good working condition at all times
  • Handles other assignments as requestedJOB REQUIREMENTS:
    • High School graduate; Bachelor's Degree preferred.
    • Two years of experience working with children (0-3 years of age) and families
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred.
    • Knowledge of normal child growth/development and parent-child relationships
    • Experience in working with community agencies, including implementing referral processes
    • Ability to establish and maintain personal/programmatic boundaries, while providing supportive services.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to individuals who may not share basic commonality.
    • Experience working in culturally diverse communities; ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
    • Good verbal and written communication skills
    • Computer literacyTO APPLY:Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:Marielle Natera, MPHDirector of Community ProgramsPartnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey50 Union AvenueIrvington, NJ 07111Job Type: Full-timePay: Up to $31,000.00 per yearBenefits:
      • Dental insurance
      • Employee assistance program
      • Employee discount
      • Flexible schedule
      • Flexible spending account
      • Health insurance
      • Health savings account
      • Life insurance
      • Paid time off
      • Referral program
      • Retirement plan
      • Vision insuranceSchedule:
        • Monday to FridayEducation:
          • Bachelor's (Preferred)Experience:
            • working with children: 2 years (Required)Language:
              • Spanish (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Norther, Irvington , Family Support Worker, Other , Irvington, New Jersey

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