Family Support Worker & ECL Educator
50 Park Place
PART-TIME POSITION (26.5 hours/week)
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Family Support Worker (FSW) is responsible for establishing and maintaining a regular and long-term relationship with the families enrolled in the Healthy Families Program. The FSW conducts home visitation services from pregnancy through the child’s third year. Early Childhood Literacy (ECL) Educator is responsible for facilitating workshops for parents on topics of early childhood literacy.
FSW ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
- Outreach families referred through Central Intake or a Service Provider
- Use standardized screening tool to determine eligibility for home visitation services
- Conduct family-centered and strength-based home visits based on assigned level of service
- Interview parents to identify strengths/risk factors to support the family
- Conduct weekly outreach efforts to engage hard to reach clients
- Document weekly home visits, assessment tools, and required forms, in a timely manner
- Utilize Parents As Teachers curriculum to help improve parent child interaction
- Establish a trusting relationship
- Assist in strengthening the parent-child relationship
- Assist parents in improving their skills to optimize the home environment
- Assist in increasing the family support system and increase the family’s ability to problem solve and assume the role of advocating for themselves and their children
- Assist the family in establishing goals and a plan for the accomplishment of those goals.
- Identify and refer to other supportive agencies, including healthcare appointments
- Provide advocacy at appointments, as needed
- Monitor current health and developmental trends in order to better assist families
- Maintain own functioning vehicle in good working condition at all times
- Maintain manual and computerized client files in a confidential manner
- Handles other assignments as requested.
ECL EDUCATOR ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
- Develop an ECL presentation using valid, current and accurate resources
- Outreach and recruit eligible parent participants to attend the ECL workshop
- Coordinate and facilitate ECL educational workshops in Essex County
- Implement evaluation methods including sign in sheets, tracking forms and evaluation tools.
- Analyze participant evaluations
- Track and disseminate program incentives
- Complete program reporting documents
- Handle other assignments as requested
- High School graduate required; Bachelors degree preferred.
- Two years experience in working with children (0-3 years of age) and families
- Computer literacy in MS Office Suite required.
- Bi-lingual strongly preferred (English/Creole)
- Knowledge of normal child growth/development and parent-child relationships.
- Experience working with community agencies, including implementing referral processes.
- Experience working with culturally diverse communities and ability to be culturally sensitive
- Comfortable conducting presentations to groups
Level of Language Proficiency
Bilingual (English/Creole) preferred.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please email résumé, cover letter and salary requirements to:
Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey
50 Park Place, Suite 700
Newark, NJ 07102
Submissions without a cover letter and/or salary requirement will not be considered. We thank you for your interest in working for The Partnership. Once submitted, your résumé will be reviewed, and if your background fits our needs, someone from our office will contact you for an interview.