Family Support Specialist
Healthy Families Maricopa County program.
At the Healthy Families program in Maricopa County, our Family Support Specialists empower and impact families for generations. Each day with Healthy Families can be an opportunity, a challenge and a success all in one. We are a strong, supportive team working together to change the world one family at a time.
Healthy Families America is the national, signature program of Prevent Child Abuse America. In Maricopa County, Healthy Families is part of Southwest Human Development, one of Arizona’s Best Places to Work with more than 900 employee’s statewide working to give all children an optimal start in life with opportunities for a bright and positive future.
Healthy Families is a free, voluntary, child abuse/neglect prevention program that helps parents meet the challenges of parenting. The program is offered to families who are expecting a new baby or have a baby who is less than 90 days old.
What You Will Do:
Healthy Families Family Support Specialists provide in-home (home-visiting) services to pregnant women and families with newborns who have been identified as having risk factors for child abuse and neglect. You will work with families in their home to support them in achieving goals that are important to the family, and provide services to help parents be the best they can be.
Primary duties and responsibilities include:
- Screen, track and promote child health and development
- Complete accurate and timely documentation including family records and billing reports
- Enhance positive parent-child interactions
- Linkage to appropriate community resources.
This position is offered full-time with an excellent benefits package, as noted below. Southwest Human Development is an equal opportunity employer.
·Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Education, Child Development or related human services field
·Passionate about seeing children and families thrive, and celebrating little and big success along the way
·Trustworthy, loyal and sensitive to diverse family dynamics and needs
·Strong communications skills
·Valid Arizona Driver’s License
·Registered vehicle with valid auto insurance
·Valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card - OR - must qualify for a valid Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card.
·Health Insurance (provided at no cost to the employee)
·Flexible Spending Account
·401(k) Retirement Plan
Paid Sick Time
·Ongoing Professional Development and Training
Thank you for considering our opportunity, we hope to receive your resume.