Family Support Worker – Healthy Families – Full-time – Bilingual
Summary: The Healthy Families Family Support Worker provides in-home support and assistance to families to optimize parent/child interaction, child development, and connection to community services.
Essential Job Functions:
- Establishes a trusting relationship with families assigned to caseload by initiating and maintaining regular client contact and strives to engage assigned families into the Program.
- Completes client home visits in the frequency as required.
- Encourages compliance with, monitors and documents child immunization schedules.
- Links participating family members to a medical provider whenever necessary and appropriate.
- Identifies and assists families in accessing needed resources and social services.
- Works with assigned families to develop, monitor and implement a Family Support Plan (FSP).
- Administers developmental assessment tools at established intervals, and other established assessments in a timely manner.
- Promotes and models effective parent-child interaction through teachings and activities that enhance and strengthen bonding and parenting skills. Provides in-home parent education to families. Implements and promotes activities as per curricula.
- Record-keeping. Establishes an individual record for each family and maintains accurate documentation. Understands and complies with confidentiality guidelines.
- Meets with Supervisor weekly.
- Manages time and resources effectively. Travels as required for hospital visits, home visits, educational programs or meetings; mileage is correctly documented, compiled and submitted monthly for reimbursement.
- Attends training, conferences/workshops, in-house trainings, staff meetings, and other staff development activities, as required and in a timely manner.
- Collects data required for reports. Completes reports as required.
- Complies with job preparedness requirements.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Minimum: a H.S. diploma or GED
- 2-3 years experience working with children and families
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, both English and Spanish.
- Bilingual preferred (English + Spanish)
- Travel throughout Hillsborough County required.
- Must be sensitive to the socioeconomically and culturally diverse population Champions for Children serves.
- Must have a reliable car, proof of auto insurance, excellent driving valid Florida driver’s license.
- Must successfully complete a level 2 criminal background checks and drug test.
40 hours per week/ $12.98 per hour
This position works from the Champions for Children’s Telecom Parkway Office