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Family Support Specialist - Clark County

Company: New Hope Services, Inc.
Location: Columbus
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Family Support Specialist - Clark County

COMPENSATION:
$17.00 per hour
Full benefits (eligible 1st day of the month following 30 days of employment)
HIRING BONUS AVAILABLE - $500 hiring bonus available for qualifying staff
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Provide support to parents during home visits in areas such as: child development, parenting, stress management, crisis management, childcare, effects of child abuse and neglect
Ensure that enrolled clients receive at least 75% of the home visits they are scheduled to receive based upon level of service criteria
Provide transportation to families, as needed, for Healthy Families related services
Documentation Responsibilities
Enter information regarding home visits on a weekly basis into the HFI database
Maintain all contact records and necessary paperwork
Complete Family Goal Plans with families
Perform Developmental Screenings in a timely manner, consistent with Healthy Families guidelines
Refer and link families to appropriate community resources
Complete screenings with families as applicable. Provide appropriate follow up support and referral, based on outcomes of the screening.
Ensure that families are linked to a medical provider and that children are completing basic immunizations and attending well child visits

Be willing to respond for emergency needs of clients
Attend all required Monthly Healthy Families Team Meetings
Carry a caseload that meets the standards for Healthy Families Indiana
Schedule and attend weekly supervision 2 hours for staff working 35 hours or more per week
Attend training as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
Ability to work a flexible schedule
Demonstrate sound judgement in the moment
Desire to support, strengthen, and establish trusting relationship with families who are pregnant and/or parenting young children
Knowledge of infant and child development
Experience and willingness to work with the culturally diverse populations that are present among the site's target population
Open to reflective practice (i.e. has capacity for introspection, communicates awareness of self in relation to others, recognizes value of supervision, etc.)
Must possess a valid state driver's license, proof of insurance coverage per company policy, and have a vehicle that is reliable for transportation of consumers

EDUCATION/YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:
High School Diploma or equivalent required; Associate's or Bachelor's degree, Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) approved , in Education or Social Services field such as Sociology, Psychology, Social Work or other degrees deemed applicable in accordance with established service standards preferred
Two years professional experience with children and families preferred

New Hope Services (NHS) is proudly celebrating 64 years of service to Southern Indiana and our extended service area. NHS has built the capacity to provide a full continuum of human services from child and family support through ability services. Our unique expertise in developing affordable housing allows us to also partner with the communities we serve to have an even greater positive economic and community development impact.

Medical - company pays 80% of premium
Dental
Vision
STD
LTD - company paid
Life Insurance - company paid
Employee Assistance Program - company paid
Accident & Critical Illness
401k - annual company match (% varies)
Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Time, Paid Personal Days, Paid Holidays
Cell phone reimbursement stipend
*Equal Opportunity Employer

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU:
Opportunities for professional growth and development, Paid Training Opportunities, Family-oriented environment, Casual dress, Employee Appreciation Events!

PI201785176

Keywords: New Hope Services, Inc., Bloomington , Family Support Specialist - Clark County, Other , Columbus, Indiana

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