Family Support Specialist (265)

US-MA-Fall River | US-MA-New Bedford | US-MA-Plymouth
2 weeks ago
SHBH
805100
Job Code
265
Type
Regular Full-Time
Job ID
11952
Schedule
Saturdays (approx 8:30am to 5pm), four days during the week between Monday and Friday; flexible hours that may vary

Overview

The Family Support Specialist will focus on the family while addressing the needs of the individual children and adults in order to improve overall functionality, ensure family participation in the planning of services and work toward building the strengths and abilities of families. Family Support Specialists will assist children and youth in maintaining positive connections to their families; reflect, respect and respond to the cultural and linguistic strengths and needs of the child and family; and foster the integrity of the family unity whenever possible and consistent with the Department of Social Services permanent plan, without compromising  the safety of its members.

Responsibilities

Ensure linguistic and culturally competent services to families, children and adolescents, kinship networks and foster families.

Develop parent’s capacity to utilize formal and informal community supports to ensure the safety, health and well being of their children.

Improve parenting skills relative to safety, supervision and nurturing.

Stabilize children in foster care setting.

Achieve established goals in a time sensitive manner.

Qualifications

High School diploma

Bilingual preferred

Working knowledge of both community resources and children/parenting

Valid Driver’s License, ability to drive, and means of transportation (vehicle must be insured and have a current registration and inspection)

 

Willingness to transport clients and children in your vehicle


Travel to other cities and towns is required

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