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Family Support Specialist
continue your Human Service career with Healthy Families today! The Healthy
Families program through CAPCO Family Development program works with Cortland
County Families to provide resources and support to empower individuals and encourage
strong, healthy families. The Family Support Specialist position works frontline
with families initiating contact and providing the support and resources deemed
Position: Family Support Specialist
Program: Healthy Families component of the
Family Development Program
Reports to: Program Supervisor, Healthy Families
Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt
Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm for 37.5
hours per week
Wage: $16-18 per hour
Valid Driver's License is required
Job Function: Responsible
for establishing a trusting relationship with families through initiating and
maintaining regular, long-term contact with families for the purpose of
strengthening the parent-child relationship, providing child development
information, offering support in the areas of goal setting and problem solving.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include
the following. Other duties may be assigned.
and maintain regular contact with families, primarily in their homes.
- Conduct interviews in the home to identify at-risk families and making
appropriate referrals to community resources
- Assist Program participants
in making and attending health and human service appointments, including activities related to employment and educational goals.
- Assist parents to
improve their skills to optimize the home environment for the child's well-being
- Timely and accurate
documentation in a computer-based information system daily.
- Assist families to strengthen parent-child relationships, provide
resources as necessary
- When in person visits occur, you will be required to travel
throughout the county daily and the use of your personal vehicle may be
- Provide prenatal and other health
- Keep the Program leadership advised on unified
community concerns and issues on a regular basis through scheduled meetings.
- Applicant must be able to maintain strict confidentiality
and appropriate boundaries with families based on policies by local agency and
- Work cooperatively with other CAPCO programs
and community agencies
Qualifications and Requirements: Associates degree in human services or
related field and at least 1 year experience working with at risk families
and/or children or High school diploma / GED plus three years life/work
experience caring for young children or providing family development services
CAPCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we do
not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally
recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service
member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, and
physical or mental disability. CAPCO will make reasonable accommodations for
qualified candidates in adherence of the Americans with Disabilities Act and
New York Human Rights Act.
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