Family Support Worker - In Home Specialist (Fremont area) Part Time

Heartland Family Service
Job Description

At Heartland Family Service, we are committed to building a culture that is trauma informed and values and celebrates diversity and inclusion. We believe this allows for better service delivery and innovation, as it encourages our employees to bring various experiences and uniqueness to the workplace.

Trauma Informed Care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives.  Trauma Informed Care also acknowledges the effects of working with trauma survivors on our workforce, and seeks to build collaborative and supportive working environments and relationships.

If you believe in our mission of creating healthy families and communities, and like a fast pace, collaborative and team oriented environment, then Heartland Family Service is the agency for you.

SUMMARY  DESCRIPTION  OF  WORK

Entry-level professional positions begin at this level. Provide home and community based family services, including crisis intervention, counseling, skill building and advocacy. This is a 24 hours a day, seven days a week program.

Work Schedule: Weekdays, weekends, days, evenings, and varying schedules

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • *Must be able to maintain a flexible, accessible and responsive work schedule.
  • Carry team back- up client emergency pager as assigned and provide coverage/ back up to supervisor as needed.
  • *Schedule and complete client intake according to program contract or requirements.
  • *Conduct holistic, strength-focused assessment process.
  • *Provide a range of clinical, concrete and advocacy services to family members that are consistent with the family’s values, learning styles, lifestyle, circumstances and culture.
  • *Be aware of and respond appropriately to potential safety issues.
  • *Provide in-home and on-site education and skill building activities.
  • Provide culturally and ethnically appropriate family services and intervention strategies.
  • *Utilize motivational enhancement and cognitive/behavioral strategies.
  • *Utilize a collaborative goal setting and teaching approach.
  • *Use interventions with clients that are theoretically based.
  • *Use effective strategies for engaging, defusing and confronting clients.
  • *Assess ongoing support and service needs.
  • *Develop and facilitate linkages for families with community resources and informal supports.
  • *Provide ongoing evaluation and modification of family goals and service plans.  
  • Assess goal progress and family needs and resources.
  • Solicit feedback and input from the family about all aspects of the intervention.
  • Implement termination process at end of intervention..
  • *Initiate and maintain internal and external communication relationships
  • *Is dependable and punctual regarding scheduling and attendance.
  • Is prompt and accurate in completing all required reports, statistics, and other requirements.
  • Displays a courteous and caring attitude at all times to the clientele, volunteers, and visitors of the Agency.
  • Cooperates and collaborates with program area staff, volunteers, and other Agency staff.
  • Abides by all specific program and Agency procedures, policies, and requirements.
  • Develops personal and program related skills through participation in internal or external training opportunities including printed material and audio and/or video media.
  • Performs other program related duties as assigned.

                                                                                                                  *DENOTES ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

MINIMUM  QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Two years experience working with youth and families
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record
                                                                                      

 AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

(Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).          

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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