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Family Support Specialist
October 17, 2022
CAPCO Job Posting: Family Support Specialist, Health Families
Support Specialist, Healthy Families
Families component of the Family Development Program
Reports to: Healthy
Families Program Supervisor
Full-time, Non-Exempt, for 37.5 hours per week with benefits
Function: Responsible for establishing a trusting relationship with families through initiating and maintaining regular, long-term contact with families forthe purpose of strengthening the parent-child relationship, providing child development information, offering support in the areas of goal setting and problem solving.
Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Initiate and maintain regular contact with families, primarily in their
While hours are typically Monday-Friday from 8-4 the
availability for later appointment times with families may be
- 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 sometimes.
and other health
Assist families to strengthen parent-child
relationships, provide resources as necessary.
Assist parents to improve their skills to optimize the
home environment for the child's well-being and safety.
Timely and accurate documentation in a computer-based
information system daily.
Assist Program participants in
making and attending health and
human service appointments, including activities related to employment and educational goals.
the Program leadership advised on unified community concerns and issues on a
regular basis through scheduled meetings.
must be able to maintain strict confidentiality and appropriate boundaries with
families based on policies by local agency and funding sources.
cooperatively with other CAPCO programs and community agencies
functional knowledge of other local, state, and federal programs relating to
low income individuals.
with other human services agencies in order to create more effective flow of
service in the community.
in training programs which relate to job responsibilities.
visiting is based on community health conditions, there will be times that most
or all visits may be conducted virtually rather than in person.
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 required.
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.
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 program.
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.