FAMILY ASSESSMENT / SUPPORT WORKER

QUALIFICATIONS
High School Diploma or GED; AAS Degree Human Services or related field preferred.  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 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 Healthy Families
1522 Main Street
Niagara Falls,  NY  14305

or email to:
Healthy-Families