Family Development Specialist

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Post Date: Nov 13, 2020
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - Pennsylvania - Norristown
Job Reference: 13087
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Position Function:
Provide in-home, family-centered, strength based, child abuse prevention services and deliver the Parents As Teachers (PAT) program. Work with community resources in a systemic and collaborative approach

Essential Job Functions:
-Deliver home based services to families with effective interpersonal skills such as: child development information, parenting education, supportive counseling, family need assessment, family goal planning and community resource referrals.
-Design and deliver recruitment activities for families in the targeted service area.
-Retain referred families by developing supportive positive relationships.
-Maintain a caseload of 25 active PAT families. PAT families must receive a minimum of a one hour home visit twice per month.
-Develop and facilitate parent education classes, workshops, support and play groups.
-Demonstrate knowledge of community resources by providing information and referrals.
-Network in community and utilize local assets to strengthen families.
-Actively participate in collection and analysis of program data to develop ongoing quality assurance measures and procedures.
-Encourage and contribute to positive, effective community collaborative relationships.
-Assess risk of child abuse and neglect and provide appropriate interventions with families.
-Perform other activities related to services and flexible to program changes.

Training Requirements:
-All new hires are required to go through mandated orientation.
-Comply with Agency Annual Training requirements.
-Part time employees training requirements will be pro rated according to the hours worked.

Primary work location – Norristown Family Center
-70% community and/or providing in-home service, 20% in office, 10% attending community meetings and events
-Available to work evenings and/or weekend hours
-Must be available a minimum of one weekday evening until 8 pm.
-Work flexible hours as required
-Valid Driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance
Satisfactory criminal and child abuse clearances
-Daily access to vehicle for use with home visits and attendance at meetings.

Education/Experience Requirements:
-High School diploma plus minimum four years experience
-BSW / related bachelor’s degree plus minimum three year experience
-MSW / related Master’s Degree
Parents As Teacher (PAT) certified or available to attend PAT training

-Computer skills including use of internet, email, word processing and data input
-Working knowledge of early childhood development
-Knowledge of child abuse prevention and collaborative approaches
-Ability to use initiative and act independently including being accountable for accurate reporting of community based service provision.
-Effective time management skills with ability to meet deadlines
-Flexible to programmatic and agency change.


Contact Details
Name: Amy Sidorakis
City: Fort Washington
State/Province: Pennsylvania
Zipcode: 19034
Country: United States
Ph: 215-233-1960 ext. 385