FAMILY ASSESSMENT / FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • AAS Degree Human Services or related field preferred; High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Experience working with children and knowledge of normal child growth and development required, in home visiting with knowledge of community resources preferred.
  •  Valid New York State Driver’s License and proof of registration.  Use of a personal vehicle.  
  • Live near or in target area.  
  • Available to families during non-typical work hours.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES FAMILY ASSESSMENT WORKER:
• Conducts interviews with parents prenatally or immediately after birth in the home to determine eligibility for the home visitation program while at the same time identifying other needs.
• Conducts and scores Kempe Assessments and enters them into the Management Information System.
• Refers to Healthy Families Niagara Home Visiting Program or other community resources as needed.
• Completes referral forms and other forms/reports as necessary.
• Provides Community or Group presentations and outreach.
• Attends case conferences with Program Supervisors and Family Support Workers.
• Seeks out referrals from Health and Human Service Providers in the Community, assists in developing linkages with other community organizations, developing and implementing referral processes.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER:
• Initiates and maintains regular (weekly) and long term (up to 5 years) contact/support with families.
• Visits with families primarily in their home for a minimum of one (1) hour.
• Directs family centered interventions which are strength based and directed at establishing a trusting relationship.
• Assists families in strengthening the parent-child relationship.
• Assists families in improving the family support system.
• Increases the family’s ability to problem solve and assume the role of advocate for themselves and their children.
• Refers to other agencies, including health care and completes referral forms and other agency forms and reports as necessary, entering them into the Management Information System.
• Provides Community or Group presentations and outreach.
• Attends case conferences with Program Supervisors and Family Assessment Workers.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES GENERAL:
• Assists with Program participant Support Groups, Parenting Classes, obtaining donations and any other projects assigned by your Supervisor.
• Attends and participates in CORE, wrap-around and team trainings.
• Meets on a weekly, planned for a minimum of two (2) hours per week with Supervisor at a regularly scheduled time.
• Maintains confidentiality of Agency.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Director of Human Resources
1522 Main Street
Niagara Falls,  NY  14305

or email to: