Healthy Families Family Support Specialist

Full Year

Job Summary:


The Healthy Families Family Support Specialist is responsible for initiating and maintaining regular contact with families, primarily through home visits and networking meetings and coordinating other services.

Evaluation:


The Healthy Families Supervisor, following adopted policies of Community Partnership of the Ozarks and United Way of the Ozarks, evaluates the Healthy Families Family Support Specialist.

Reporting Structure:


The Healthy Families Family Support Specialist reports directly to the Supervisor of the Healthy Families program.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years of related experiences and/or training;
  • Strong knowledge of infant and child development;
  • Comfortable working with wide range of children and their families;
  • Individual must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be computer literate, out-going, creative, organized, and resourceful, a self-starter, and professional;
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule, some evening and weekend work might be required;
  • History of regular attendance;
  • Ability to push, pull or lift 35 lbs.;
  • Ability to work with others as a team member;
  • Ability to travel throughout southwest Missouri.

Essential Qualifications/Skills:


  • Systematically schedule and implement contact with enrolled families, primarily through home visitation;
  • Maintain regular contact with families;
  • Follow through on referrals made to the Healthy Families program by other agencies and professionals;
  • Plan and implement appropriate networking meetings and activities as required;
  • Address the needs, concerns, and questions of each individual family in a family centered, strength based, timely, professional manner;
  • Maintain accurate, timely records of all services and materials delivered to families;
  • Plan, order and maintain materials needed for implementation of the Healthy Families program;
  • Plan and implement Parent Café and any other parenting support groups or activities;
  • Coordinate activities with other agencies as required;
  • Maintain an awareness of available community services and refer families to appropriate resources as needed;
  • Submit weekly reports to Program Supervisor;
  • Assure documented progress of agreed upon benchmarks and performance measure;
  • Serve on relevant external and internal committees;
  • Abide by the rules, regulations and adopted policies of the Healthy Families program;
  • Participate in CPO’s resource development/fundraising activities;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Clarification:


This position is grant-funded and is based upon funding availability. This is an non-exempt, full-time position. Community Partnership of the Ozarks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.