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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Workplace – The 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.