Family Support Worker – Healthy Families of Essex

LOCATION: Irvington, New Jersey

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time / Non-Exempt- 37.5 hours/week

ANNUAL SALARY: $33,500/year

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for establishing and maintaining a long-term relationship with the families enrolled in the Healthy Families/TANF Initiative for Parents Essex County Program. Conduct home visitation services from pregnancy through the child’s third year. Trainings and professional development provided.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Outreach families referred through Central Intake or a Service Provider
  • Use standardized screening tool to determine eligibility for home visitation services
  • Conduct family-centered and strength-based Home Visits based on the assigned enrolled family’s level of service
  • Interview/conduct Parent Survey with parents to identify strengths/risk factors
  • Conduct weekly outreach efforts to engage hard to reach clients
  • Document weekly home visits, assessment tools, and forms in a timely and confidential manner
  • Utilize Parents as Teachers curriculum to help improve parent child interaction
  • Assist in strengthening the parent-child relationship
  • Assist parents in improving their skills to optimize the home environment
  • Assist in increasing the family support system and the family’s ability to problem solve
  • Identify and refer to other supportive agencies, including healthcare appointments
  • Assist with organizing and facilitating parent workshops
  • Provide advocacy at appointments, as needed
  • Maintain own functioning vehicle in good working condition at all times
  • Handles other assignments as requested

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School graduate; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Two years of experience working with children (0-3 years of age) and families
  • Knowledge of normal child growth/development and parent-child relationships
  • Experience in working with community agencies, including implementing referral processes
  • Ability to establish and maintain personal/programmatic boundaries, while providing supportive services.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to individuals who may not share basic commonality.
  • Experience working in culturally diverse communities; ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills; computer literacy
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