Intensive Family Support Specialist

Umatilla Morrow Head Start, Inc
Job Description

Location: Boardman, OR| Pay: $15.93-$19.83/hr depending on education | Hours: 40 hours/week | 

The goal of this position is to  provide comprehensive intensive support and case management to families that are family-centered  and strength based and will focus on: establishing a trusting relationship; assisting in strengthening parent/child attachment and relationships; assisting parents in improving their parenting skills and  providing a safe & nurturing home environment; improving the family support system; increasing the  family’s ability to problem solve; and assisting the parent in optimizing their child’s development  through play and parent/child interactions.  Position helps high risk families thrive by providing tools and  support and by meeting them ‘where they are,’ on their journey to success, in the home and  community.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Early Childhood Education, Social Work, Sociology or  related field

  • Minimum of 1 year home visiting experience, and show high degree of comfort and skill in  working in diverse environments, homes, and communities
  • Experience providing services that are family-centered and strength-based.  Demonstrating a  strong background and passion in prevention services to expectant parents and babies through  the age of three
  • Case Management Experience
  • Demonstrate skill and proficiency in outreach and retention; ability to build quick rapport with  parents
  • Experience and willingness to providing services to culturally diverse communities/families.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to working well with parents, babies, and staff of culturally diverse  backgrounds
  • Knowledge of maternal/infant health, infant and child development, and parent-child  attachments and relationships
  • Open to reflective practice (i.e. has capacity for introspection, communicates awareness of self  in relation to others, recognizes value of supervision, etc.)
  • Experience in coordination and implementation of parent support/education groups
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, to include computer skills and electronic  communications
  • Knowledgeable of resources in local community
  • Demonstrates initiative and resourcefulness in work activities
  • Ability to relate tactfully, confidently, sensitively, and non-judgmentally with parents, staff, and  community partners
  • Ability to establish trusting relationships
  • Acceptance of individual differences
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) Preferred

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