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Family Support Specialist
CAPCO Job Posting: Family Support Specialist, Health Families
Family Support Specialist, Healthy Families
Program: Healthy Families component of the Family Development
Reports to: Program Supervisor, Healthy Families
Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt, for 37.5 hours per week with
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.
Initiate and maintain regular contact with families, primarily in their
hours are typically Monday-Friday from 8-4 the availability for later
appointment times with families may be needed.
Conduct interviews in the home to identify atrisk families and making appropriate
referrals to community resources
When in person visits occur, you will be required to travel throughout
the county daily and the use of your personal vehicle may be required
and other health
families to strengthen parent-child relationships, provide
resources as necessary.
parents to improve their skills to optimize the home environment for the
child's well-being and safety.
and accurate documentation in a computer-based information system daily.
Program participants in making and attending health and human service appointments, including activities related to employment and educational goals.
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 funding sources.
Work cooperatively with
other CAPCO programs and community agencies
knowledge of other local, state, and federal programs relating to low income
individuals. Work with other human services agencies in order to create more
effective flow of service in the community.
training programs which relate to job responsibilities.
Home visiting is based
on community health conditions, there will be times that most or all visits may
be conducted virtually rather than in person.
Education and/or Experience
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
Other Skills and Abilities
Experience in working with individuals, neighborhood groups (youth and
adults) and community organizations. Ability to grasp the problems confronting
low-income residents, especially fiscal challenges. Working knowledge of the
family development process. Acceptable and valid NYS Driver License.
Physical Demands & Work Environment
While performing the
duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to
finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required
to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific
vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Must be able to
travel to various locations. Ability to work flexible hours to support the
The noise level in the
work environment is usually moderate.
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.
Interested candidates should apply no later than Monday, September 13, 2021, using
the application link or forward a resume and letter of interest via
email to email@example.com or at the CAPCO Main Office, 32 N. Main St., Cortland,