Bilingual SafeCare® Family Support Worker

Bilingual SafeCare® Family Support Worker

Family Support Worker is responsible for optimizing the home environment for the physical and mental well-being of unborn babies, infants and children who are at risk of being abused and/or neglected by their families. FSW will assist in strengthening the parent-child relationship through education, parenting skills training and intensive case management and support. FSW will utilize the Lutzker SafeCare® Program model for reducing child maltreatment to develop plans for family intervention. Focus is on families in the Hispanic community who have limited or no English language skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field, plus two years work experience with at risk families.
  2. Excellent written and oral communication and translation skills in both English and Spanish and a high level of organizational skills.
  3. Prior experience working with prenatal women, infants, children and their families and home visitation experience preferred.
  4. Working knowledge of Hispanic culture and experience working with the Hispanic population.
  5. Excellent listening skills and interpersonal skills.
  6. Maintain a valid state driver’s license and a car for full-time business use in making home visits.
  7. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds to carry forms, parent-child activity materials, and basic need items to one’s car and to apartments that may be upstairs.
  8. Ability to sit on floor for extended period of time to perform activities as needed while on home visits.
  9. Ability to work with culturally diverse populations and in geographical areas that are identified as higher risk locations.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field.

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