Family Support Specialist
Location: Richmond, California, United States
Requisition Number: 11143
Position Title: Family Support Specialist
Are you interested in being part of positive changes in child welfare services?
Founded in 1975 with locations across California, Aspiranet is a trusted neighbor, partner and care provider that exists to help families thrive. With personalized care, Aspiranet offers a unique blend of services including foster family support, residential care, adoption services, services for foster youth transitioning to adulthood, mental health services, intensive home-based care, and community-based family resources. We celebrate our values of respect, integrity, courage and hope through our work, and most importantly, our people.
Aspiranet staff gain inspiration from human connection and understand that success is the product of teamwork. We seek champions for our mission and those committed to excellence.
Your Future Team
Aspiranet’s Family and Community Services provide home, visiting, center-based and school-based services to children and families in their communities and offers assistance that is client-centered, trauma-informed, and reflective of best practice standards in the field. Our services are designed to strengthen families and communities while preventing child maltreatment. When you join our multidisciplinary team, you become part of a passionate group determined to impact lives and empower youth.
The Family Support Specialist (FSS) is responsible for providing case management and home visitation services to program clients, coordination and quality control of services within their assigned programs, funder and regulatory policies and procedures. In addition, the FSS is responsible for participating in outreach and engagement/enrollment activities for the program
Your Skills and Duties
- Complete administrative paperwork (time sheets, mileage, time off requests, phone bills and other expense reimbursements, weekly schedule, etc.) on time.
- Manage a caseload of enrolled clients as outlined in the Weighted Caseload policy.
- Provide home visits per week to enrolled clients on caseload and contact pre-enrolled clients with goal of engagement/enrollment.
- Provide instruction in the GGK curriculum during weekly home visits to support attachment, parenting, and child development:
- Develop appropriate contacts and resources in the community to ensure that families will become connected to programs and agencies that will support them to provide a stable environment for the baby.
- Maintain organized files for resources and instructional materials.
- Maintain on-going contact with the family as necessary to support retention in the program
- Attend all mandatory meetings: collaborative meetings, team meetings, all-staff meetings, regularly scheduled meetings and community meetings that are relevant to the work.
- Attend all training recommended by the administration and by the funder.
- Participate in hosting monthly F5 center-based Workshops or Engagement Activities sponsored by the program.
- Be proficient in administering current and future program curriculum: i.e., Growing Great Kids, Ages and Stages, Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, Home Safety Check, etc.
- Complete all required home visit documentation in persimmony database daily and/or by noon on the next working day following home visit for visits/contacts occurring in late afternoon
- Demonstrate a willingness to change duties as program protocols evolve.
- Demonstrate a willingness to develop other recruitment strategies as needed.
- Maintain active CPR and First Aid license.
- Participate in group supervision, staff meetings and special events, as required.
- Maintain client and case confidentiality per agency, funder, state and federal requirements.
- Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences.
- Represent self and Agency in a professional manner and abide by the Agency’s Professional Code of Ethics.
- Maintain appropriate professional boundaries with staff, clients, community partner and other constituencies.
- Perform additional duties as assigned by and in support of the Program Supervisor or Program Director
Education and Work Experience
- A minimum of two years experience in the field of home visitation, family or child welfare services.
Licenses and Certifications
- Meets all state required conditions of employment as set forth by Community Care Licensing for a Licensed Community Care facility; i.e. Fingerprint and child Abuse Index clearance, TB/Health Physical, valid CDL and clean driving record.
Compensation: Competitive DOE
Benefits: Aspiranet is a collaborative environment where everyone has a voice in creating the best possible outcomes for our clients and our staff. We offer an exceptional work environment and a competitive benefits package for full-time employees. Our benefits package is robust, aimed at keeping you healthy and well, financially secure, providing a work-life balance, and protecting you from the unexpected.
Aspira means hope. We are a network of people bringing hope forward. We look forward to learning what makes you passionate.
Job Category: Family & Community
Community / Marketing Title: Family Support Specialist
Founded in 1975 with a single group home in Moss Beach outside of San Francisco, Aspiranet has become one of California’s largest and most successful social service organizations. Aspiranet is a 501 (c) (3) California nonprofit organization with the mission of providing children, youth, and families with a foundation of support so they can thrive at home, at school, and in their communities.
Aspiranet serves more than 35,000 California children, youth, and families each year from 44 community-based sites statewide. Aspiranet provides a spectrum of services in Northern California, Southern California, and in the Central Valley, including foster and adoption services, behavioral and mental health services, residential care, educational services, community-based family services, and emergency shelter.
EEO Employer Verbiage:
Aspiranet is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer; all applicants will be given full consideration under state, local, and federal law.
County: Contra Costa
Location_formattedLocationLong: Richmond, California US