Family Support Specialists Wanted

Family Support Specialist (Multiple Openings)

  • Locations and Number of Openings
    • Center 2 (Superior, WI)- 1 (full time)
    • Center 7 (Ashland, WI)- 1 (full time)
  • Key Responsibilities:
    • Engages in mutually respectful goal-oriented partnerships with families to promote parent-child relationships and family well-being.
    • Support families’ safety, health, financial stability, life goals, and aspirations
    • Support families in developing goals through the use of research proven strategies such as motivational interviewing, routines based interviewing or family mapping;
    • Conducts home visits with families to support goal development and implementation;
    • Supports families in using community resources that enhance family well-being and children’s learning and development;
    • Organize and facilitate parenting classes using the STEP parenting curriculum at minimum two times per year;
    • Recruits and enrolls families;
    • Responsible for collecting and entering family engagement data into COPA;
    • Plan and develop, with the families, an individualized program for the family through a caring professional relationship and a climate of mutual trust and respect for the families;
    • Maintains all record keeping forms and report information according to agency plans and procedures;
    • Provides assistance to families to increase competency in the areas of positive parent child interaction, safety, nutrition, literacy, child growth, and development;
    • Participates in training, staff meetings, conferences, and similar activities that promotes development of the program;
    • Case management including analyzing and aggregating data.
    • Participates in annual program review;
    • Support teachers and parents to ensure that each child receives all appropriate screenings, assessments, and referrals and follow up to meet the Head Start requirements for medical, dental education, nutrition, social emotional, and mental health.
  • Required Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field.
  • Rate of pay:
    • $15.39 per hour