FAMILY ASSESSMENT / FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER

STATUS: Full Time
LOCATION: Lockport/Eastern Niagara County
REPORTS TO: Program Supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with children and knowledge of normal child growth and development required, in-home visiting with knowledge of community resources preferred.
  • AAS in Human Services or related field preferred; High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Valid New York State Driver’s License and 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 all other forms or 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 1 hour.
  • Directs family-centered interventions which are strength-based and directed at establishing a trusting relationship.
  • Assist 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.

Job Responsibilities General:

  • Assists with Program participant Support Groups, Parenting Classes, obtaining donations and any other projects assigned by your Supervisor.
  • Performs other duties assigned by management.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Attn D. Carella – HR Director
1522 Main Street
Niagara Falls,  NY  14305

or email to: