Social Work Position: Family Support Worker - Healthy Families Program
KID Healthy Families is a community-based voluntary home visiting program with the goal of promoting positive parent/child interaction and healthy child development while reducing the occurrence of abuse. Modeled after the highly successful National Healthy Families Initiative, services are offered during pregnancy and to families with children up to 5 years old.
This is a full-time position that provides support and assistance to optimize the home environment for the physical and mental well-being of children who are at risk of being abused and neglected. Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Establish a trusting relationship with at risk families by initiating and maintaining regular client contact.
- Provide in-home parent education to families to help them to improve their overall interactions with their children in a positive manner, utilizing the Growing Great Kids curriculum, and other parenting curricula available to the program.
- Motivate families to attend program’s support groups, and other events.
- Familiarizes self with community resources appropriate to the needs of families to be able to make referrals as needed, and later to follow-up with them, to ensure that their needs are met.
- Demonstrate motivation and ability to learn and apply basic counseling skills.
Skills / Requirements
- Must have high school diploma or equivalent and at least two (2) years of experience working with infants and young children; or equivalent combination of education, training and work experience.
- Must be fluent in English and have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals or technical procedures written in English; the ability to type reports and business correspondence in English; and the ability to effectively communicate in English.
- Candidate must be computer literate and have the ability to complete documents in Microsoft Word.
- Strong organizational and scheduling skills, and the ability to work independently conducting home visits within the community. Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends to accommodate the schedules of participants referred to the program.
- Must have transportation and be willing to visit clients in their homes. Valid Florida Driver’s License with full access to a reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance coverage (proof of insurance is required).
Classification: Non-Exempt - $14/hour
Full-time employees are eligible to receive a benefits plan including: medical, dental, life, and vision insurance coverage; flexible spending account, long term disability, and a matching 401k plan, among others. Full time employees are also eligible to receive holiday pay, and earn paid vacation after their first year of employment.
It is the policy of Kids In Distress to provide Equal Employment Opportunity for all employees and to applicants for employment in accordance with laws, statutes and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Kids In Distress is a Drug Free Workplace and requires drug testing.
Job Status: Full Time