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Family Support Specialist
Support Specialist, Healthy Families
Families component of the Family Development Program
Reports to: Program
Manager, Healthy Families
Full-time, Non-Exempt, for 37.5 hours per week with benefits
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.
Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Initiate and maintain regular contact with families, primarily in their
Conduct interviews in the home to identify atrisk families and making appropriate
referrals to community resources
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.
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.
cooperatively with other CAPCO programs and community agencies
functional 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.
in training programs which relate to job responsibilities.
as a Family Resource Specialist when needed.
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
NYS Driver's License.
Demands & Work Environment
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.