Family Specialist - (Spanish Speaking Preferred)
Family Specialist provides support to Crisis Nursery families and their children aged birth-3 through parenting education, group-work, home-visiting, coordination with crisis/respite care, and community outreach. Family Specialist works with families facing child maltreatment risk factors, including perinatal depression, with the intention of strengthening the family unit and improving family stability. Candidate must have experience working with children and families, strong public speaking skills, experience with diverse populations, and experience in planning and leading support groups and play groups. Must be willing to work flexible hours, including some nights/weekends.
o Identifies and serves families deemed eligible for Prevention Initiative and Beyond Blue services.
o Utilizes the Baby TALK model for service delivery
o Build and maintain positive, cooperative and effective relationships with families and colleagues.
o Facilitates Parent-Child Interaction Groups, Parent Education classes, and support groups.
o Perform home visits and provides crisis counseling for clients with the goal of child safety, family stability and parent education.
o Make referrals and build relationships with other service providers to support client and monitor progress
o Sets up respite plans for families, as appropriate and monitors time used
o Maintains complete client files with referrals and case notes
o Administers all necessary surveys (Edinburgh & Program Outcome Surveys)
o Administers Ages and Stages Development and Social Emotional Assessment services
o Enters program data into Crisis Nursery databases
Outreach and Collaboration
o Represents the organization at speaking engagements, meetings and outreach events
o Collaborates with other community agencies and organizations
o Provides tours to the community and shares about Crisis Nursery services and programs
o Attends staff and team meetings
o Writes testimonials about work with clients for use in publications and reports
Education and Training:
o Master’s degree in Social Work, Human Services Field, Child Development, Early Childhood Education from an accredited school or equivalent
o Three to five years work experience with children, at least two of which are in institutional or other residential group care programs or equivalent
o Advanced level of knowledge of early childhood development principles and practices
o Advanced knowledge of database management
o Advanced level of knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
o Intermediate level of knowledge of early childhood laws, regulations, and licensing
o Basic knowledge of principles of continuous quality improvement
Lead Children's Specialist
Lead Children Specialists provide a safe and nurturing environment for children of families in crisis age birth to 6 years old. Ability to multi-task and strong communication skills are essential. Must be 21 years of age or older. 2 years college credit OR 2 years of experience in early childhood education required.
Shifts Available include:
Saturday, Monday and Wednesday: 10 am - 2 pm
Monday and Friday: 3 pm - 7 pm
Sub and Split shift opportunities available throughout the week.
Part time Lead Children's Specialist are also required to pick up 8-12 on call shifts per month. On call shifts are 4 hours long during evenings and weekends. You must be able to come in with-in 30 minutes if called.
Please indicate in your application how many hours a week you want and which shifts interest you.