Family Resource Specialist

Position Purpose
Department: Healthy Families

Reports To:  Impact Director of Child and Family Services

Exempt   _____      Non Exempt    X

The Family Resource Specialist (FRS) is responsible for interviewing identified families using the specified assessment tool either prenatally or shortly after the birth of a baby to determine the families’ strengths and needs as well as their eligibility for intensive home visitation services. The FRS will make appropriate referrals to community-based agencies, depending on the families’ identified needs and follow-up with families as needed. The FRS will complete all paperwork related to the interview and follow-up contact as required by the Health Families policies and procedures. The position will also coordinate community-based events for families in collaboration with other community organizations.

Job Requirements and Skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills/ability to relate to people with respect for their individuality in a non-judgmental manner and maintaining confidentiality in daily operations.
  • Knowledge of early child development.
  • Experience in working with culturally diverse communities and families with the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Engage, build rapport, and develop positive, trusting relationships with families, while maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Experience in conducting group educational or support sessions.
  • Demonstrates excellent computer, writing, and organization skills.
  • Work well on a team, collaboratively with peers, and closely with the Director/Supervisor.
  • Teach child development and parenting skills in a strength based and family centered manner.
  • Be open minded and accepting of individual, cultural and lifestyle differences.
  • Advocate for the needs of children and families.
  • Identify situations in which mandated reporting is necessary.
  • Be self-directed and flexible.
  • Receive feedback in a positive manner and utilize it to learn and grow.
  • Self-reflect and identify own strengths, abilities, areas for growth, emotional responses, and goals.
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Nursing, Social Work, or child-related field preferred.
  • 2-5 Years’ experience working with families with young children.
  • Experience in home visitation, childcare, and/or human services field.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Complete all required background checks.
Physical Requirements
  • Sit 50% of workday
  • Stand 50% of workday
  • Use computer, calculator and other office equipment
  • Occasionally lift 25 pounds

“Agency employees share in the responsibility to mobilize community resources and promote community awareness in support of Tri-County Community Action Agency’s anti-poverty efforts.”

Tri County Community Action Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer – We do not discriminate against individuals based on race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation.

Tri-County Community Action Agency is a Drug-Free WorkplaceThe unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited.  Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.