Family Services Specialist I
The job duties associated with this Family Services Specialist I position working within the Healthy Families Program in Public Health include:
Provide resources and/or referral services to new parents to address the needs of the family and work toward reducing risk factors identified.
Conduct Intake Assessment/ Parent Survey utilizing the program approved tool and refer families to appropriate program dependent upon eligibility. Provide follow up after the Parent Survey as needed to assess needs for assistance. May continue to provide short term support to families when necessary.
Provide emergency resources and education for families in need of immediate services to solve urgent problems identified during the assessment.
Develop knowledge of community resources to make appropriate referrals for family; and participate in required training to further develop knowledge and skills.
Coordinate service delivery with other program staff and community agencies to ensure seamless and non-duplicative service delivery. Work with supervisor to develop the service plan to be carried out by the ongoing home visitor.
Attend appropriate meetings and/ or conferences to present cases, receive supervision, receive ongoing training for inter-rater reliability of the assessment tool and analyze services provided.
Requirements: Must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a human services field (social work, counseling, guidance and counseling, family and child development, psychology or sociology); or possess a Bachelor’s degree in any field accompanied by a minimum of two (2) years’ related experience working with or providing services to children and families.
Preferences: Experience performing home visits using the Healthy Families America model.
Experience working with a culturally diverse population.
Proficiency in Spanish language.
Experience using motivational interviewing techniques.
Experience accessing and connecting families to resources in the Hampton Roads area.
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