JOB SUMMARY: The Family Support Worker provides
families with weekly home visits. The successful Family Support
Worker provides parenting education, child development screening and
case management. The program utilizes the highly regarded Parents As
Teachers curricula. Family Support Workers also recruit expecting or
newly parenting families for the program and provide community based
parenting groups and workshops. The Family Support Worker is
knowledgeable about community services and the experiences the
Develop a strength based family service plan that addresses
family’s goals and helps identify challenges.
Engage and maintain a collaborative relationship with the
child’s primary care provider.
Maintain an accurate record of all client contact, child
development screenings and referrals
Demonstrate ability to be creative, innovative and resourceful.
Model appropriate Parent-Child interactions for the families.
Provides weekly 1-1.5 hour home visits for families in
Complete and record ALL documentation, which includes
electronic database entry
Provides family with information that includes but is not
limited to the child development, safety, immunizations and
Utilizes program-approved curriculum to improve parenting
skills and increase the understanding of normal child development.
Assist client in seeking additional services from the
community resources as needed.
Co-facilitate groups with team members.
Attend monthly staff meetings, actively participate in weekly
supervision and participate in trainings as required.
Immediately notifies supervisor of any situation in which a
child may be at risk (i.e. physical abuse, sexual abuse, chronic
neglect, un-safe home, etc.) and/or other sentinel event.
Testifies in court as needed.
Maintains confidentiality of clients’ records at all times.
Promotes the agency’s services, programs, image and philosophy.
BA in the human services field or BSW required; 3 years
experience in a comparable position in a human services agency preferred.
Excellent oral and written skills and ability to communicate
comfortably with children, parents, and school personnel
Organized and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
Flexible and able to multi-task.
Cultural competency to serve targeted populations.
Ability to work in multifacet department and
partnershipCommitment to Results/Performance Based Accountability.
May be required to maintain valid driver’s license and ability
to drive or otherwise obtain transportation to provide services
throughout the service area.
Proficient with word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Possess solid general computer skills, including ability to work
in a Windows XP environment. Familiarity with specific
applications used by the Village a plus.
Physically able to perform the essential functions of the
position, with or without reasonable accommodations; able to
function safely in a therapeutic situations including provision of
services in clients homes or host settings; able to travel to
various sites throughout greater Hartford.
About The Program
The Nurturing Families Network provides pregnant women and first-time mothers with assistance and support to help promote positive parenting and reduce incidences of child abuse and neglect. The program engages with and supports parents before the birth of their child through weekly home visits, parent education and guidance, and social support. Staff also work closely with fathers as they transition into parenthood and their new role with the baby.
About The Village
The Village was one of the first agencies in the country to provide homes for neglected children. Today, we continue to achieve our mission "to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children" by providing a full range of behavioral health, early childhood and youth development, substance abuse treatment, and support services for children, families and adults in the Greater Hartford region.Our staff are energetic, enthusiastic, mission-driven and open to learning. If you’d like to grow your career in a diverse and supportive environment rich with learning opportunities, join us!
The Village offers a comprehensive flexible benefits package designed to aid in the health and well-being of our employees and their dependents, including:
- Medical and Prescription Coverage
- Health Savings Account (HSA), with employer contribution of up to $1,000 per year
- Dental and Vision Insurance
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
- Annual on-site flu clinics
- Employer paid Life and AD&D Insurance
- Employer paid Dependent Life Insurance
- Employer paid Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Employer Paid Business Travel Insurance
- 403(b) Plan with Employer Contribution and Match
Advancement in your Career
- Annual Professional License Reimbursement
- Clinical Supervision toward Licensure
- Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)
- Student Loan Forgiveness Program – National Health Service Corp (NHSC)
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Employer paid and confidential counseling services
- Paid Holidays
- Paid time off; including 15 days of vacation, 12 days of sick and bereavement leave