Family Support Specialist/Family Resource Specialist

Full Time
Rockland County, Spring Valley
Posted 7 months ago

Working together with its partners The Lower Hudson Valley Perinatal Network (LHVPN) advocates for and educates consumers and professionals about maternal, child and family health. LHVPN also mobilizes the community, to eliminate disparities, and improve the health of women, children and families in New York’s Lower Hudson Valley. The LHVPN is a program of the Children of the Health and Research Foundation, INC.

Job Features

Job CategoryBiomedical
Position Summary:The Healthy Families Rockland County dual role Family Support Specialist (FSS) and Family Resource Specialist (FRS) supports expectant and new parents to get off to a great start on their parenting journey. This is achieved by conducting ongoing outreach, conducting regular assessments, engaging high-risk families through regular home visits, providing support to promote positive parent-child interaction and family/child health & development; and assisting families with goal planning to enhance family functioning, while making referrals, advocacy, follow-up and overall service coordination with other providers. The position also requires working with a team to coordinate program activities to address family isolation.
Duties’ and Responsibilities:The Home Visitor (HV) will conduct regular community outreach, assessments, and home visits according to home visiting model guidelines. •The HV will conduct at minimum, weekly home visits per assigned families and daily outreach to potential partners/families. •HV is responsible for collecting referrals from all community partners and maintain updated list of resources for families. •The HV is responsible for timely documentation required for the position. •The HV is also responsible for maintaining a home visiting caseload of 20-25 families. •The HV attend required trainings that may require overnight stay within New York state. •The HV will conduct reviews to participant's files to ensure all documentation adheres to Healthy Families America (HFA) and Healthy Families New York (HFNY) standards. •The HV will meet with the supervisor once per week for a minimum of 2 hours for
Organizational expectations include:• Regular and punctual time and attendance, and adherence to Children’s Health & Research Foundation, Inc./Lower Hudson Valley Perinatal Network (CHRF/LHVPN) and your department’s specific time and attendance policies and protocol. • Consistent demonstrated commitment to CHRF/LHVPN, mission, vision and values and of the Healthy Families New York Model. • Adherence to CHRF/LHVPN employee policies, Code of Conduct and applicable rules, laws, regulations or bargaining agreements. The HV will follow agency and program's policies and procedures. • HV will perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:High School diploma/GED with experience working with, or assisting, high/at-risk children and families in a community setting. Some experience working with or providing services to children and families preferred; OR Associates degree or higher with some experience providing services with children preferred or experience in the Human Service field.
Skills:• Ability to outreach, engage, and present to individuals, families and professionals. • Ability to work in diverse settings especially in homes and other residential settings. • Highly organized with effective verbal, listening, presentation and written communication skills. Must be comfortable in speaking to both large and small groups of consumers, health and human service providers, educators, and business leaders. • Ability to effectively network and engage with core local organizations and community groups. • Respect for and sensitivity to the needs and rights of others, including those with differing cultural, racial, sexual, or ethnic identities. • Commitment to achieving health equity and overcoming health disparities. • Self-motivated, solution oriented, problem solver, able to work in a team and work independently. Strong computer skills and ability to document work. Strong ability to operate computerized spreadsheet, word-processing, and databases.
Other Conditions of Employment:A valid driver’s license and reliable personal transportation is necessary to fulfill job requirements. •Flexibility in travel in and out of Rockland County. •Must have schedule flexibility to include occasional early morning, evening and weekend Page 3 of 3 meetings/activities. •State travel may be required for training and state meetings with overnight stay. •Ability to meet the following physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodation: ° Walk, bend, kneel, and reach; ° Lift 20 – 30 pounds; ° Conduct both outdoor and indoor activities, in both warm and cold temperatures.
To Apply:Should send an email containing their Name, Email, Phone Number, and interest in the position to mjuarez@rboces.org

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