University of Florida
Family Support Worker
|Job Description:||Establishes a trusting relationship with the client and family by maintaining regular home visit as required per client level. Maintains dependable, punctual work schedules with a minimum of 80% completed home visits per level requirement. Assists strengthening parent/child interaction by providing in home education, utilizing established program curriculum and by modeling appropriate behavior during each home visit.
Travels to participant’s homes for regular home visits. Also travels to creative outreach meetings and various agencies for collaboration. Travels to the Healthy Family office for supervision, staff meetings and training.
Establishes a family support plan with goals, objectives, and activities with supervisor and client within 90 days of participant agreement. This plan directs every home visit and is reviewed and updated at least every 180 days. Administers Healthy Families America (HFA) tools at the required intervals for each family.
Administers Home Safety Checklists with all families, as per schedule, and provides associated teachings as required to include (but not limited to): Shaken Baby, co-sleeping, water hazards, emergency preparedness, and poison prevention. Prepare documentation of results for supervisor’s review, and files in client’s HFA chart. Prepare documentation of results for supervisor’s review, and files in client’s HFA chart. Demonstrates excellent knowledge of community resources, make referrals, and provides follow-up with families to insure needs are met. Demonstrates excellent knowledge of community resources, make referrals, and provides follow-up with families to insure needs are met. Maintains appropriate communication with community agencies and providers.
Meets with supervisors weekly (1.5 hours minimum) for case management of all families on caseload. Documentation of observations, interactions, and teaching completed at each home visit must be completed and submitted to supervisors within 72 hours of making home visit. All other forms must be completed on time per written protocol.
Attends regular staff meeting and case conferences as required. Participates in continuing education training and shares knowledge with other team members. Assists and support ongoing program growth and development. Performs QA audits for families as directed by supervisor to update family data. Performs other duties as required to meet program objectives.
NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE
Daily, Monday through Friday, 08:00 AM to 04:30 PM
• Total hours per week: 40
• Some flexibility may be required to accommodate home visits (after 05:00 PM and/or on weekends)
High school diploma or equivalent and one year of experience working with children or families.
|Preferred Qualifications:||– Ability to establish trusting relationships
– Experience in working with or providing services to children and families
– Acceptance of individual differences
– Experience and willingness to work with the culturally diverse populations which are present among the program’s target population
– Knowledge of infant and child development
– Open to reflective practice (e.g., has capacity for introspection, communicates awareness
of self in relation to others, recognizes value of supervision, etc.)
|Special Instructions to Applicants:||
In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.
The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.
This is a time limited position.
This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran’s Preference Page for more specific information.
This requisition will be used to fill multiple positions.
This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not apply.
Must have valid Driver License and Automobile Insurance.
Requires 435 Background Screening & Health Assessment
Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.
|Health Assessment Required:||Yes|
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