Family Support Worker (2 positions available) Program AC Healthy Families Pleasantville, NJ This is a full time position reporting to the Program Coordinator. The Family Support Worker (FSW) is responsible for initiating and maintaining regular, long-term contact with families. During these visits, FSWs concentrate on family-centered, strength-based, goal-oriented services in order to assist families with issues involving the parent-child relationship, improving the family support system, family problem solving, and advocating for the client. Referral and monitoring of health care usage and child development are also stressed. Responsibilities: Provides a range of culturally competent home-based services on a prescribed basis for families participating in the program including: parenting education, developmental milestones, health and nutrition education, home management skills, crisis intervention and social services linkage, all in partnership with the client Identifies and refers clients to other support services in the community, assists in making and attending health and human service appointments, including appointments related to educational and employment goals Completes initial assessments and submits all documentation within program guideline timelines Meets productivity requirements as required by program Guides families in the development of Individual Family Support Plans (IFSP) based on strengths and needs of the individual families, thereby helping families establish measurable and attainable goals Develops and maintains ongoing outreach strategies to inform families and the community of Healthy Families and Infant and Family Development programs Ensures confidentiality of client records Meets with Supervisor per program requirements to report and discuss work Attends orientation and ongoing training sessions on maternal and child health, welfare, housing nutrition, substance abuse, counseling, parenting, infant and family support issues Performs other duties as assigned Qualifications: Associate s degree preferred or participation in courses towards an Associate s degree or completion of a Community Worker Certification course Valid driver s license, automobile with current insurance Knowledgeable about community resources Ability to work well with a variety of people and develop rapport with clients from varied cultural/ethnic backgrounds Effective oral communication skills; ability to keep written records Bilingual in English/Spanish (preferred) Successful candidates for employment by SNJPC must undergo a criminal background check and driver`s license review. Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative, a nonprofit maternal/child health agency providing programs/services to improve perinatal/pediatric health. SNJPC offers a comp. salary and benefits pkg. It is SNJPC s policy to make every practical effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities to execute the crucial functions to the job. EOE Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: Less than 1 year
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